How to Increase Estrogen

If you’re a woman of reproductive age, making sufficient estrogen is important for mood, bones, muscles, and metabolism.

Signs you’re making enough estrogen include the presence of cervical fluid and regular ovulation. 

Signs you’re not making enough estrogen include a lack of periods and vaginal dryness.

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How to Lower Estrogen

too much estrogenHigh estrogen can contribute to heavy periods, breast pain, fibroids, and premenstrual mood symptoms. It can also suppress thyroid function and increase the risk of breast cancer.

To lower estrogen, you need to understand all the types of estrogen and why they’re high.

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Medications That Cause Weight Gain

Why do antihistamines cause weight gain? And how does hormonal birth control affect metabolism?

In episode eleven of my podcast and Youtube video, I look at how common medications affect metabolism; why birth control that is androgenic is more likely to cause weight gain; and whether natural progesterone causes weight gain or weight loss.

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Do Women Need Periods?

do women need periods

With the news that women don’t need pill-bleeds came the headline “women don’t need periods,” which is completely wrong.

It’s true that women don’t need pill-bleeds because pill-bleeds are not periods. But women do need natural menstrual cycles, and here’s why.

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