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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.

Apr 9, 2022

In this episode, I answer listeners' questions. 

  1. "I had a hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy in 2020 due to a large cyst. I was put on the estradiol patch. I also use OTC progesterone cream. It helps with hot flashes but after a few days makes me very, very bloaty and I’ve gained several pounds. I want to use HRT due to the health benefits, but I can’t deal with this bloatedness and weight gain. What do you suggest?" Angela
  2. "OK...Go! Hi - I’m dealing with 40 extra lbs that came on suddenly and inexplicably between ages 35-40 (currently 40). I have a Stressful career, Thyroid that is now being optimized (split dose T3 and T4 at night) and confirmed mold which I’m remediating at home. Was once told I had high aluminum and haven’t tested in 10 years. Could that be what’s preventing me from losing any weight? Can you walk us through chelation - length of time, how you know it’s working etc. Many thanks Karen!" Nina
  3. "Should I test hormone levels after starting HRT to see if I'm getting enough? And if so, how long after should I do so?" Mamacheryl123
  4. "Is there anything that works as an appetite suppressant? Menopause with weight gain and now a fatty liver. I need to lose some weight I have been working out but stay hungry!!" Dana🥺
  5. "Can low estrogen lead to UTI issues?"
  6. "I have Hashimotos and low cortisol in the am and noon making it very hard to wake up in the mornings, what can I do?" Ariesbeston

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Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert. 


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