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Can A Woman Get Too Much Estrogen?



Do you have too much estrogen?  A follower on Facebook asked, Can A Woman Get Too Much Estrogen? I get this question from time to time because women have heard the term estrogen dominance and it can get confusing.

Yes, you can have too much estrogen but that’s not to be confused with estrogen dominance, as they are two different things.

Estrogen dominance: is when your body is unable to properly methylate your estrogen in a timely fashion so your body stores estrogen in your fat.  If you don't have enough fat, then your body will make some for the purpose of estrogen storage.  Estrogen dominance occurs in women who've low estrogen blood levels as a woman needs enough...

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Menopause Is A Choice



Menopause is optional. Menopause is a choice. Women don't realize it but they never have to experience menopause at all. Women are told menopause is a natural part of being a woman. We’re told our brains and bodies are going to fall apart after child-bearing years until we die. At least that’s the consensus of several hundred Hormone Medicine patients in Northern California I’ve worked with for over a decade.   Most of my patients are in a place in their lives where they have pubescent teenagers living at home and rapidly aging parents they have some responsibility to care for. Perimenopause is one of the hardest times in a woman’s life because she...

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Janet Jackson's Postpartum Expectations



Janet Jackson's birth.  It’s big news Janet Jackson gives birth at 50. The media is having a heyday with discussions of celebrity women in their 40s and 50s giving birth. Posted today in the Lifestyle-Beauty section of the news magazine The Telegraph is just such an article entitled, “As Janet Jackson announces the birth of her son, here's what to expect from pregnancy in your late forties” about how wonderful it is for women to give birth as such a late age and what you can expect from pregnancy in your late 40s. No one really gives any good information in articles like this one, almost like the article was a link to current news for exposure with no real...

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Perimenopause via Tubal Ligation



Most women don't get the memo they will go into perimenopause if they get a tubal ligation. Over the last nearly 16 years working in the field of Hormone Medicine, I’ve been talking to women (and men) about hormones and hormone replacement therapies. Patients typically schedule a consultation with me before considering hormone therapy and I give them the run –down on what they can expect, what their responsibilities are, and what it might look like for them overall so they can make an informed decision as to whether hormone therapy is right for them and what kind. In this initial consultation, I listen to every patient as they give me their history of illness, symptoms,...

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Can PMS Occur In The Middle Of Your Period?



Question: Can PMS occur during the middle of your period? Currently I'm in the middle of menstruation, and I've had mood swings, urges to cry and migraine/cramps for the past three days. Is this PMS related as it's not before my period it's during?

Moxie: PMS, mood swings, cramps, migraines, crying spells, and all the other horrible things PMS and PMDD bring are caused by estrogen levels falling too low. You will feel this way anytime your estrogen gets low which is usually right before your period but if you generally have low estrogen levels, you will feel like crap most of the time except those few days of your menstrual cycle when your estrogen is highest. Young women will...

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Proper Hormone Testing



One of the reasons it’s so difficult to get good studies on hormones is because of a handful of factors, but the main factor is researchers do not take into account when in a woman's menstrual cycle to get blood drawn to measure hormones. There appears to be mindsets that hormones are produced in a static manner, meaning you produce the same amount of hormones everyday of the month like in the study entitled, Pediatric reference intervals for FSH, LH, estradiol, T3, free T3, cortisol, and growth hormone on the DPC IMMULITE 1000. [1] The article discusses the sample collection in section 2.1 Patient Selection and Sample Collection:

“The study was conducted at...

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Fluctuating Hormones



I read and hear a lot of people talking about “fluctuating” hormones and that the fluctuations are what cause the mood swings women of every age experience. The term fluctuate means to change continually; shift back and forth; vary irregularly. This appears to many that this is what hormones do but the reality is hormones are not irregular. They are produced in a rhythmic fashion like the rhythm of the ocean tides and on a schedule of sorts. The term rhythm means movement or procedure with uniform or patterned recurrence of a beat like music. These “rhythm tides” can be measured, timed, and controlled to relative degree. As you can see from the chart attached,...

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Shoulder-Waist-Hip Ratio and Estrogen



As a Clinical Hormone Health Coach of over 15 years, I’ve had the privilege to witness thousands of women’s bodies make a physical transformation as they made their way to the "Hormone Sweet Spot" with the Panacea Protocol. One of the reasons I’m such a huge advocate of high dose estrogen therapies is because of how the physical body of a woman will do a reversal and restoration to as close to a reproductive aged woman to varying degrees because of estrogen levels. It’s no clinical secret that when women lose their estrogen, they lose their bodies as well. Even farmer’s know the best way to fatten up a sow is to remove the ovaries so pigs will stop...

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Post Menopause HRT



There isn't a lot of hope offered to post menopausal women when it comes to seeing a doctor for HRT.  Post menopause HRT is something doctors don't like to mess around with too much mostly because they don't know what to do.  Below is a comment by a woman in a group I'm in, my response to her comment about post-menopause HR, and why her doctor is reluctant to prescribe it.

Rachel: "I waited over a week to see my doctor hoping to get some help, but I’ve just left feeling very deflated, upset and frustrated. I didn’t receive any useful advice on my sleeping problems, low moods, lack of motivation and energy. I was pinning my hopes on her offering me HRT, but when I...

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The New Midlife Crisis



Today I saw an article on Oprah's website entitled THE NEW MIDLIFE CRISIS Why (and How) It's Hitting Gen X Women.  These kind of articles intrigue me because I'm always waiting so see if anyone will "get it" and offer women a real solution to their nightmare midlife crisis. 

What this article isn’t addressing is the root cause of why this is happening (ovarian dysfunction and offered no real solutions. The truth is women are completely dependent on estrogen to keep their minds and bodies from spiraling into a decline of depression, anxiety, and malcontent, and if the ovaries are dysfunctional, they will not be able to produce healthy levels of estrogen. Dr. Pinkerton...

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