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  1. I still get my period, but I’m starting to have hot flashes. Am I in perimenopause?
  2. How do I know when I’m in menopause?
  3. What is perimenopause?
  4. What symptoms can I expect during menopause?
  5. Can I delay menopause?
  6. Can birth control or HRT prevent menopause?
  7. Are herbal alternatives safe to use for menopausal symptoms?
  8. What can I do to prevent hot flashes?

Thyroid health

  1. I’m having trouble losing weight. Could it be my thyroid?
  2. What is the difference between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism?
  3. At what age should I get my thyroid checked?
  4. How can I prevent thyroid conditions?
  5. Is there a natural way to treat hypothyroidism?
  6. Are my hormones responsible for my hypothyroidism?
  7. Are there foods to avoid or add to prevent thyroid conditions?
  8. Can my thyroid condition be cured?

Adrenal imbalance

  1. What’s the difference between Adrenal Imbalance and just being tired?
  2. What are the adrenal glands responsible for in my body?
  3. What is adrenal fatigue?
  4. What symptoms can I expect if my adrenals are overworked?
  5. How can I restore my adrenal glands naturally?
  6. Is a DHEA supplement safe to use for adrenal imbalance?
  7. Should I have my adrenals tested?
  8. How is cortisol related to adrenal imbalance?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

  1. I’m afraid of hormone replacement therapy. What are my options?
  2. What is hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and how is it different from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (bHRT)?
  3. What are the risks associated with HRT?
  4. How can I safely wean off of HRT?
  5. How can I balance my hormones naturally?
  6. If I’ve had a hysterectomy, do I need HRT?
  7. What is a hormone panel, and do I need to get one done?
  8. Why has my period changed since I started HRT?

Bone health

  1. Is there something I can do naturally to prevent osteoporosis, without drugs?
  2. What is the difference between osteoporosis and osteopenia?
  3. How can I prevent osteoporosis?
  4. Is Fosamax safe to use?
  5. Are there natural ways to prevent and treat osteoporosis and osteopenia?
  6. What is the difference between a bone density test and a bone scan?
  7. At what age should I get bone mineral density testing and a bone scan?

Last Modified: 02/18/2014