The Role of Insulin and Testosterone in the Weight Gain of PCOS and Menopause

Struggling with hormonal weight gain around your middle? It’s a common problem with PCOS and menopause but it’s not caused by estrogen.

In women, estrogen is beneficial for weight loss. The abdominal weight gain of PCOS and menopause is more likely to be caused by insulin and testosterone.

Let’s take a closer look.

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4 Things to Know About Bioidentical or Body-Identical HRT

Body identical hormone therapy.

Looking for clarity around bioidentical hormone replacement (HRT)?

Modern hormone therapy is very different from old medications such as Premarin and Provera.

Here’s everything you need to know.

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Why Progesterone Is Both Good and Bad for Mood (and How to Treat PMDD)

mood effects of progesteroneIs progesterone good for mood? Progesterone calms the brain and promotes sleep. At the same time, progesterone seem to play a role in the mood symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

How can both things be true? The short answer is that progesterone is usually good for mood but can sometimes be bad.

Keep reading for the longer answer about progesterone and mood.

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Diet and Progesterone for Heavy Periods

heavy periodsNatural progesterone can work for heavy or flooding periods but you also need to consider the underlying cause of your heavy periods.

There are three main causes of heavy periods: 1) low progesterone or “unopposed” estrogen, 2) endometriosis or adenomyosis, and 3) thyroid disease.

Let’s look at each cause (and possible treatments) and then I’ll provide the top five general ways to lighten menstrual flow, including natural progesterone.

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