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Are you one of the many women concerned about taking HRT?

Are you one of the many women concerned about taking HRT?
I often hear women say “I don’t want to take hormones as I am afraid of breast cancer or I’m afraid of putting on weight” - are you one of these women? Knowledge is power and every woman should increase their knowledge about hormones and know more about that life changing period called menopause and in this way achieve the best solution, which isn’t necessarily the same as your girl-friends. So let's start by looking at what HRT means. HRT – Horm...
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What is Blood Sugar?

What is Blood Sugar?
In short – blood sugar is the sugar called glucose in your blood. The amount of glucose in your blood will affect the production of the hormone Insulin, which job is to bring glucose into cells where it can be used to make or store energy. This is easy work for Insulin as long as your cells are hungry for glucose. When your cells are no longer hungry your blood glucose remains high, maybe too high. Your body’s solution for this is to produce more...
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Men – are you having problems getting or keeping your erection?

Men – are you having problems getting or keeping your erection?
Todays article is for men of every age. Erectile dysfunction ED as its called in medical circles, problems getting an erection is a condition more commonly experienced by older men, but it can affect men of all ages and is now becoming more and more common in younger men. Men, just like women dislike talking about their troubles down below, it’s absolutely a topic of denial. So I decided to ask my closest male friends, what is your biggest fear? ...
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Considering HRT? – What are best pills, creams, gels, patches, or implants?

Considering HRT? – What are best pills, creams, gels, patches, or implants?
  This is a very important question as the route of entry into the body itself can be connected to a possible increase or decrease in the risk of breast cancer. So in this article I will address the different routes, the different HRT types, how you can get your HRT and possible doses. Before I do this I think it is important to talk about the types of Estrogens and Progestogens, so you know what to look for and also what bio-identical means...
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Are you one of the many women concerned about taking HRT and/or have you convinced yourself that want to go the “natural” way?

Are you one of the many women concerned about taking HRT and/or have you convinced yourself that want to go the “natural” way?
Then this article is for you. So lets look at what HRT means. HRT – Hormone Replacement Therapy, which means replacing a hormone, which is missing or diminished and we’re not just talking about Estrogen Here are some examples of how HRT is used by many everyday If you suffer from Type 1-Diabetes you replace the hormone Insulin. If you suffer with low Thyroid you replace the Thyroid hormones. So when we women get to peri-menopause and menopause we...
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Do you suffer with the TATT syndrome – Tired All The Time?

Do you suffer with the TATT syndrome – Tired All The Time?
Then you may have problems with your Thyroid The statistics speak for themselves, Thyroid disorders are 5 - 10 times more likely to effect women than men and 1 in 8 women will develop Thyroid disorders in their lifetimes. For many women Thyroid problems start in connection with peri-menopause, which starts already around the age of 40. Check these symptoms for low Thyroid function. If the symptom applies to you, record the number, then total the ...
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Do you suffer with irregular/absent periods, PCOS, acne or excess facial/body hair?

Do you suffer with irregular/absent periods, PCOS, acne or excess facial/body hair?
Then you are probably producing too many Androgens. Androgen simply means male hormones of which there are a several, DHEA, DHEAs, Androstenedione and the most powerful Testosterone and DHT (DiHydroTestosterone) Todays article is for women everywhere who may suffer with the symptoms of exaggerated Androgens. Testosterone is the hormone that makes men of boys, can give women more masculine characteristics/traits, but exaggerated Testosterone produ...
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Men – how masculine are you?

Men – how masculine are you?
Todays article is for men everywhere who would like to be more of a men. Testosterone is the hormone that makes men of boys where too much or too little are equally undesirable. Check these symptoms and find out just how masculine you are and how, if necessary to improve it. Symptoms/traits of low/lower Testosterone Increased fat accumulation especially around the middle Man boobs Higher fat % Poor muscle definition and strength Increasing muscle...
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Testosterone the hormone that makes men, men, but what does it do for women?

Testosterone the hormone that makes men, men, but what does it do for women?
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone making men, men. You know hair on the chest and face, big muscles, deep voice, problem solver, virile, dominance, and I’m sure that Testosterone is responsible for that area in the brain for football, as opposed to the female shoe area. But it’s the body’s major anabolic steroid, i.e. building hormone for muscle and bone in both men and women and therefore important all through life especially if you’r...
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Are your symptoms related to high Estrogen?

Are your symptoms related to high Estrogen?
Do you suffer from any of these symptoms; increased fat storage, especially hips, thighs and buttocks, swollen/bloated especially before your period, heavy/prolonged bleeding, migraines, Endometriosis, fibroids, tender and/or lumpy breasts, possibly worse around menstruation, PMS symptoms, hyper-pigmentation? Well your body could be telling you that your Estrogen production is high or you are Estrogen dominant in relation to Progesterone. In many...
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Are your symptoms related to low Estrogen?

Are your symptoms related to low Estrogen?
Do suffer with any of these hot flushes, dryness down below, poor memory, weepy/sad for no reason, poor sleep, aches and pains all over the body, low bone density, problems getting pregnant, scanty periods? Well your body could be telling you that your Estrogen production is low or lower than optimal. The Whys Approaching menopause and your ovaries are beginning to pack down getting ready to go on pension. High Prolactin levels such as during bre...
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Estrogens, the hormones that make women, women but can also make cancer.

Estrogens, the hormones that make women, women but can also make cancer.
There are a great deal of myths, misunderstandings and misconceptions about Estrogens so over the next few blogs I will be focusing on the different Estrogens, the “human” made, the “plant” made and the “man” made and how they affect body functions, hoping that I can change your opinion of this amazing hormone. So lets start with the “human” made Human estrogen is a group or family of hormones all giving messages to cells creating a similar or es...
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Testing Hormones Summary

Testing Hormones Summary
So the last week we have been looking at how to test hormones Remember if your not testing you’re guessing this is why hormone testing is so important.   The 4 Hows Hormone questionnaire is always a good place to start. I get a great deal out of my hormone questionnaire, which I use in all my consultations - https://sally-walker.com/index.php/da/vidensbank/test-dig-selv/hormonfitness-test Take the test, subscribe to my blog, send me an email...
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Hormone testing part 2 - urine tests

Hormone testing part 2 - urine tests
Hormone testing part 2 – urine testing In general urine testing was the first laboratory test performed in medicine and has been used for several thousand years. Urine testing is still considered to be a powerful tool in obtaining crucial information for diagnostic purposes. Urine is an unstable fluid, and changes to its composition begin to take place immediately after collection, making collection, storage, and handling very important in mainta...
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Testing Hormones part 2 - saliva testing

Testing Hormones part 2 - saliva testing
Many of my colleagues recommend saliva testing as the best way to measure hormones. Is this true? Here are the pro’s and cons’ so you can make your own decision, but remember testing is important because if you're not testing you're guessing  Saliva testing is not done through your GP, you pay for the test and find a therapist who can help you interpret your results. Saliva testing is not invasive though saliva is often collected by sucking ...
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Testing hormones part 2 – what’s best blood, saliva or urine?

Testing hormones part 2 – what’s best blood, saliva or urine?
Its Monday and I am excited about the week as I have lots of information for you. In the next 3 blogs we’ll take a look at the different ways to measure hormones, their pros and their cons. Lets start with blood testing Blood testing give a picture of hormone levels the moment the blood is drawn and is compared with “normal” levels of the relevant sex and age. Blood testing is invasive; putting needles through the skin into blood vessels can be u...
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Why and how test your hormones

Why and how test your hormones
Are you tired all the time, the TATT syndrome, is your sex drive low (also men), is your weight increasing even though you watch your diet, are you storing fat around your middle like never before? Then you need to start by checking your hormones. Today I will give you an overview of how and why hormone testing is important. Why test? If we’re not testing we’re guessing. It is very important to find the hormone(s), which are out of balance, how b...
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How many hormones do you have?

How many hormones do you have?
  Well the short answer is many. Wiki names some where around 70. Most organs and systems in the body are controlled by messages from hormones, including the gut, kidneys, liver, heart, nervous system, bone, muscle, etc., etc. The hormones I will have particular focus on are The Steroid hormones Cortisol, Testosterone, Estrogens, Progesterone, DHEA and Pregnenolone, produced in the adrenals, testicles, ovaries and fat cells The Thyroid hormo...
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How are hormones controlled

How are hormones controlled
Ok so lets continue with the basics Hormones are produced in glands Thyroid, Thymus, Adrenal, Pancreas, Ovaries, Testicles, are all glands responsible for producing hormones, which deliver messages to your cells. Some hormones talk to every cell in the body, such as Thyroid hormones and some hormones only talk with specific cells, such as Testosterone and the Estrogens. The glands receive messages from the brain to produce their particular hormon...
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What are hormones?

Ok let’s start with the basics – what are hormones? Hormones are messaging molecules, i.e. they are substances that tell cells what to do – they give messages to cells and cells do as they are told. These hormones can be made by the body, let’s call them natural, but we can also eat foods containing hormones or cream us with lotions, etc. that contains hormone’s, let’s call these hormones foreign. The challenge is the cells still do as they are t...
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