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The Hormone Solution Podcast with Karen Martel

Welcome to The Hormone Solution Podcast with Karen Martel – your personal invitation to a world of hormone health, sustainable weight loss, holistic well-being, and embracing life's stages with a big old dose of vitality and confidence.

Sep 16, 2023

The questions for the podcast have come pouring in, and it has been an important confirmation of what we already know: there are many knowledge gaps to fill for women when it comes to their hormone health. Hormones can be very complicated on an individual level, and more often than not, women are not getting the help that they need to navigate this important health concern.

The most important thing is to remember that help is available. You don’t have to do this alone. Your hormone health is a legitimate and valid priority. For today’s episode, we are sharing answers to some of your most important questions so you can find some answers and gain some traction toward embarking on your own hormone health journey.

In this episode:

       Why personalized professional help is so important.

       What hormone factors can cause heart palpitations.

       The best way to wean off of hormone medications.

       What basal body temperature can tell you about your thyroid.

       What to do if your hypothyroid symptoms return.

       Why you shouldn't take HRT compounds.

       Which hormones can potentially lead to fluid retention.

       What width your endometrial lining should be.

       Why you should do a Dutch test to figure out your estrogen metabolism.

       What a healthy range of estradiol looks like.

       Why oral progesterone might make you too tired.

       How to take progesterone if you need an alternative method.

       Why testosterone pellets raise women’s testosterone levels sky high.

       Why it's crucial for accuracy to test free testosterone levels.

       What symptoms you may have if you have too much progesterone.

       How long to wait for hormone testing after IUD removal.

       Symptoms you may experience with loss of estrogen.

[00:02:08] Importance of hormone health.
[00:06:23] Heart palpitations and thyroid medication.
[00:10:52] Ideal thyroid hormone levels.
[00:14:14] Finding a hormone therapy doctor.
[00:19:19] Treatment options for uterine lining overgrowth.
[00:23:30] Hormone treatment for menopause.
[00:27:02] Oral vs. transdermal progesterone.
[00:31:39] Testosterone treatment complications.
[00:36:00] Hormone imbalance and weight gain.
[00:42:45] Estrogen dominance and birth control.
[00:45:26] Gut health and food sensitivities.
[00:49:10] Hormone fluctuations and tongue issues.
[00:53:23] Hormone conversion and supplements.
[00:58:01] Cutting progesterone dosage in half.
[01:02:38] Retracted guidelines for HRT.
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Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.