If your hormones are out of balance, or if you have PCOS, insulin resistance, or liver disease, ask your doctor to check your SHBG (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) levels. When SHBG levels are too high or too low, it impacts your hormones and health.
Stool testing is an important consideration for women taking hormone therapy. If I am prescribing estrogen patches, creams, or oral doses, I want to be sure that my patient can detoxify and eliminate estrogen, so it doesn’t build up in the body.
Gut function is about more than just digestion; it affects everything in the body, from the gut-brain axis to our hormones. Interestingly, gut health is a crucial piece of estrogen balance that is often overlooked. Here’s why.
A healthy microbiome is critical for achieving optimal wellness. If you aren’t at your peak, are experiencing hormonal issues, stubborn weight, or have a chronic disease diagnosis, understanding your digestive system and bringing the microbiome back into balance is critical for restoring health.
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