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Better Everyday #61 Is Not Getting A Period A Biggie, Alcohol & Sugar Cravings and Is Low Free Testosterone A Deficiency Or An Excess?

Answering your questions in this show including how big a deal is it not to get a period after coming off the birth control pill and why your SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) can stay elevated for years after taking the pill creating low free, active sex hormones across the board. We also had a great questions about drinking and how that correlates directly to low dopamine and sugar cravings. This is one reason why a Paleo, low carb, low sugar diet can be so helpful. And what do you do when some members of your family need to abstain from booze and sugar, but the rest need a little gluten free treat on occasion? Finally: low free testosterone a case of too many hormones or too little? While low testosterone in women is often due to stress or inflammation it can also be due to elevated SHBG. We dive into the mechanism of having low free testosterone and a high SHBG (this little protein was the star of the show!). This can be due to low insulin as a result of a low carb diet or  hormone excess of some type (estrogen dominance, post pill, taking supplemental DHEA, etc.) but it’s almost always just seen as a deficiency. It’s important to see the big picture here rather than jumping to testosterone replacement. Good stuff in this show, don’t miss it!

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