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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...

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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”...

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