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Endocrine Disruptors: How to Avoid Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals

Endocrine disruptors are defined as exogenous chemicals or a mixture of chemicals that can mimic or block hormones, interfere with receptor binding, and change the metabolism of hormones and any aspect of hormone function. They’re commonly called hormone disrupting chemicals, xenoestrogens, endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), obesogens, diabetogens, and metabolism-disrupting chemicals. When the endocrine system is disrupted, […]

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Melatonin Health Benefits

Melatonin is a hormone that’s secreted by the pineal gland in the brain. It’s essential for quality sleep and healthy sleep-wake cycle. There’s 10-15 times more melatonin in the blood at night compared to the day time. Levels start to increase during the night when it’s dark, reaching the maximum in the early hours between […]

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10 Common Nutrient Deficiencies

Nutrient deficiencies are increasingly common nowadays. A deficiency in any single nutrient can affect thyroid function, hormone production, immune function, energy levels, metabolism, mood, memory, the appearance of your hair, skin and nails, and the overall condition of your health. Increased risk of dementia, heart disease, depression, osteoporosis, and cancer can be attributed to nutrient […]

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How to Reduce Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen dominance is a condition where there is an overload of estrogen that occurs as a result of… excess estrogen in the body (self-made or endogenous) from an overproduction of estrogen relative to normal or low progesterone excess estrogen relative to testosterone excess estrogen exposure from outside sources (exogenous) such as food, water, drugs, lifestyle […]

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How to Balance Hormones Naturally

Hormones are chemical messengers that regulate every physiological process in the body including your metabolism, energy, weight, mood, libido, reproduction, brain function and more. In this article, you’ll learn how you can balance hormones naturally! Hormone imbalances affect both men and women, and have a direct impact on how you feel, think and look, your […]

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How to Boost Testosterone Naturally

Testosterone is a hormone that does much more than fuel your libido. Many people know that low testosterone levels can affect libido, but many fail to realize that testosterone is also vital for for energy, mental clarity, a strong and healthy functioning heart, insulin sensitivity, protein synthesis, strong bones and muscles, healthy aging, and keeping […]

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12 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Menopause

As women transition into menopause, known as perimenopause hormone levels can be all over the board, sometimes for months, and for some women hormones can fluctuate for years. A woman is considered to be in menopause the day after one year that she has had her last spontaneous period. Common Hormone Imbalances during the transition […]

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Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer and other estrogen dominant cancers such as endometrial, cervical, uterine, ovarian and prostate cancer are often fueled by excess estrogen. Exposure to higher levels of both exogenous (environmental) and endogenous (self-made) estrogen is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer and other estrogen dominant cancers, liver damage, fibroids (fibrocystic breasts), endometriosis, obesity, […]

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Hormonal Body Fat Profile: BioPrint & BioSig

BioPrint, BioSignature and Metabolic Analytics are systems developed by world renowned Olympic strength coach, Charles Poliquin aka The Real Strength Sensei. BioPrint, BioSignature and Metabolic Analytics are based on scientific evidence that where people store their body fat is an indication of their hormonal profile. Charles Poliquin — The Real Strength Sensei was such a […]

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Adrenal Fatigue: Nourish and Heal Your Adrenals

It’s estimated that 80% of individuals are suffering from tired, exhausted adrenals and adrenal fatigue. Adrenal insufficiency is the #1 hormone imbalance in women. To experience your highest level of health, prioritizing healthy functioning adrenals is crucial. The good news is that you can heal, restore and recover from adrenal fatigue naturally by making healthier […]

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