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These 4 Hormones Control Weight

These 4 Hormones Control Weight

One of the biggest struggles women face as they age is trying to maintain their weight as they face perimenopause and menopause. What many don’t realize is the fluctuation of hormones and imbalance that is likely occurring could be causing weight-related problems. By balancing hormones, these issues can often very easily be corrected. So, what are the four hormones most closely related to weight?

Estrogen

Estrogen levels tend to decrease during menopause, but even though they are decreasing, you could still be gaining weight due to estrogen dominance. How? Estrogen dominance occurs when estrogen levels are higher than progesterone levels, and if your progesterone levels are decreasing more rapidly than your estrogen levels, this could be the problem. It’s very common.

Leptin

Leptin is the hormone responsible for telling your brain that you're full when eating. Modern diets full of sugar and too much fructose, commonly found in many popular foods, often lead to an excess of leptin. This could cause your body to become leptin resistant and unable to tell when you're full.

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Age Isn't Always to Blame for These Health Problems

Age Isn't Always to Blame for These Health Problems
There are few things our culture dreads more than the signs of aging, both physical and mental. Although as a culture we've shed many of the taboos that surround improving our appearance as we age, there are some physical conditions that we seem to have accepted as normal and unavoidable parts of getting older, without even considering an alternati...
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