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Hormone Series Cortisol 2 of 2: Elevated Cortisol

Last week we discussed the importance of cortisol and then talked more specifically about low cortisol. Today we’re going to take a deep dive into excessive cortisol, also known as…

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Hormone SERIES Cortisol 1 of 2: The King of All Hormones

Cortisol is the the king of all hormones. Ideally, I would have started discussing cortisol at the beginning of our hormone series, since it is at the top of the…

Hormone SERIES Elevated Thyroid 4 of 4

How common are elevated thyroid levels and what can you do about it?   While Graves disease does cause elevated thyroid levels, most cases of excessive thyroid hormone that I…

Hormone SERIES Thyroid 3 of 4: Low Thyroid Function(Hypothyroidism)

Thyroid Deficiency: The Epidemic Among Us Low thyroid function, also known as hypothyroidism, is incredibly common and becoming more and more prevalent. About 4% of the population currently has hypothyroidism…

Hormone SERIES Thyroid 2 of 4: Thyroid Testing

As we discussed last week, the thyroid is the master regulator of our bodies. Since thyroid dysregulation can cause such a broad range of symptoms, it’s critical to adequately test…

Hormone SERIES Thyroid 1 of 4: Your Body’s Master Regulator

Your thyroid is the maestro of your hormone symphony; it is the master regulator of your body.   Could your symptoms be due to a thyroid imbalance? Why are thyroid…

Hormone SERIES Progesterone 2 of 2

Today I’d like to talk a little about progesterone treatment beyond the diet and lifestyle factors we discussed last week, as well as some of the unintended consequences of conventional…

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Hormone SERIES Progesterone 1 of 2

When I began studying medicine in 1996, I was told that after a woman had a hysterectomy or went through menopause she no longer needed progesterone. It was thought that…

Hormone SERIES Insulin 3 of 3: Nutrients to Improve Insulin Sensitivity

In this final post on insulin, we’ll discuss various nutrients that combat insulin resistance and make our bodies more sensitive to this important hormone. People tend to jump straight to…

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Hormone Series Insulin 2 of 3: Lifestyle Medicine to Treat Insulin Resistance

Now that we know that insulin resistance is incredibly common, and about 80% of Americans have this condition, let’s talk about some treatment options.   As we discussed last week,…

Hormone Series Insulin 1 of 3: Introducing Insulin and Insulin Resistance

Insulin is one of the top three hormones in the hormone hierarchy that affect all other hormones. The other hormones at the top of the hierarchy are cortisol (adrenal hormones)…

Hormone Series: Estrogen Replacement Therapy: Estrogen 3 of 3

Bioidentical hormone therapy is a popular topic. There are many conversations and opinions on how to treat imbalances and who might be a good candidate for bioidentical hormones.   After…

Hormone Series: Using Food and Lifestyle to Balance Estrogen: Estrogen 2 of 3

Age-appropriate estrogen balance throughout a woman’s lifespan is critical for wellness, well being, longevity, and vibrance. Today we’ll discuss how estrogen imbalances are addressed through food and other lifestyle factors….

Hormone SERIES Estrogen 1 of 3

When we think about women’s hormones, we usually think of estrogen first. While men also need estrogen, as it’s required for critical thinking, in this series we will focus on…