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This podcast is for women who are ready to go beyond diet and exercise and want to discover how to balance their hormones and find their weight loss code! As we age we must address our hormones in order to lose weight and feel our best.

Karen Martel is a Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach, and weight loss expert. After struggling with her own health issues, Karen was determined to bring her knowledge to others with a bold new approach to women’s health and weight management. Karen's passion lies in helping women break through weight loss resistance and find their personal weight loss code through nutrition and hormone optimization. You can find Karen at https://karenmartel.com

The Other Side of Weight Loss Karen Martel: Hormone & Perimenopause Specialist

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This podcast is for women who are ready to go beyond diet and exercise and want to discover how to balance their hormones and find their weight loss code! As we age we must address our hormones in order to lose weight and feel our best.

Karen Martel is a Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach, and weight loss expert. After struggling with her own health issues, Karen was determined to bring her knowledge to others with a bold new approach to women’s health and weight management. Karen's passion lies in helping women break through weight loss resistance and find their personal weight loss code through nutrition and hormone optimization. You can find Karen at https://karenmartel.com

    Part 1 Q&A with Karen all things hormone replacement, thyroid, sex drive, weight loss and more!

    Part 1 Q&A with Karen all things hormone replacement, thyroid, sex drive, weight loss and more!

    In this Q&A 
    Kesha
    Hi, Karen. I am 44 and peri menopausal. My periods are all over the place. I’ll go 50+ days with no cycle and then start my cycle. Recently I had a full cycle for 7 days. It got lighter towards the end. Then 5 days later I started my cycle again and had another full period. I take progesterone cream every 14 days and also testosterone injections every 4 days. I do feel great but the fluctuations in my cycle are frustrating. I do know this is just part of peri. My doctor said I may want to take progesterone every day for a while until my cycle is regulated. What do you think about this? Will using BioIdentical HRT prevent menopause or is it to help ease the symptoms of menopause? I have a friend whose doctor is trying to use HRT to push her thru menopause quickly.
    Anonymous
    Hi, I was diagnosed a year ago with Endometrial hyperplasia (without atypia) which has been under control using natural micronized progesterone pills (200mg) daily. Throughout the several past few years I’ve been having simple cysts in my ovaries that appear and go away by themselves but last April a mammogram was done on both my breasts and since then I’ve been having pain in my left breast on the left side of my nipple. An ultrasound was done twice after the mammography to check the health of my breasts and to try to know the source of the pain but nothing was seen except “Fibroadenosis” in both breasts. I have done some research and found that vitamin E and iodine can help in treating Fibroadenosis but I don’t want to self-medicate as I know that iodine could affect the thyroid gland. I would like to try both iodine and vitamin E in doses that are monitored by a specialist.
    Lpeeterson
    When in full menopause should we be using both progesterone and estradiol cream?
    Sandijo
    I'm wondering about BHRT testosterone for menopausal women (approx 50-60yr old). I feel like I don't hear as much from experts on Testosterone for women. What is the optimal blood lab? Will it convert down the path into estrogen? Can I take it every day of the month? Better to take DHEA instead and let it convert to testosterone? 
    Anonymous
    Okay my question is what do I eat to help with the immune system disease and inflammation to lose weight and yes I do have a leaky gut my cholesterol is high the other one is low my ferritin is high lupus is high
    Casey
    Hello! What causes weight fluctuations? I have hypothyroidism but am starting to think these weight fluctuations aren’t thyroid related. I can be as much as 10 pounds heavier or lighter from day to day. I hate it!
    Jill
    Over heard that HRT won't work if you're over 10 years menopausal. Is that true?
    Courtenay
    Hi Karen! I have been dealing with hypothyroidism for over two years now, when first diagnosed my doc put me on 100mcg of Synthroid and reluctantly on 25 mcg of Cytomel. This seemed to work for me quite fast as I was able to lose about ten pounds without effort for the first time in my life! Fast forward one full year I gained that ten back and MORE over the span of two weeks this past January. Since the weight gain, I was able to find a provider to prescribe t3 only as I feel like I may have had a reverse t3 problem.. but as you know, I’m Canada they will not test. Since t3 only I feel better but still can’t lose this stubborn weight I put on and it’s really messing with me mentally. Any advice? Ps. I don’t have insulin resistance. 
    Natalie
    I am 51 and have been without a period for 4 months. My estrogen is very low and I am having all the symptoms, the worst being anxiety, fog and flashes. I've been to my doctor to get his suggestions. I have also been listening to you for a while now and love your information and podcasts. I just started taking progesterone. I have activated protein C deficiency - a hereditary clotting disorder on my father's side and my mother had breast Ca at 36 (she is still alive and well) Is taking some form of estrogen out of the question for

    • 59 min
    Ditch the Chemicals & Eat Live Foods to Thrive with Tim James

    Ditch the Chemicals & Eat Live Foods to Thrive with Tim James

    Tim is one of those guys that will leave you feeling younger and more energetic just by hearing him speak. He’s turning 49 but feels like he’s 18 (with more energy!) What’s his secret?
    After suffering from multiple health issues, including rectal bleeding, two separate skin issues, chronic acid indigestion and surgery to remove one of his organs due to serious digestive issues, Tim knew something had to change. 
    But it was only after watching his closest ones die of cancer and the untimely death of his younger brother that he finally decided to take action. Tim’s journey led him to a shocking discovery that helped his friend beat cancer and transform every area of his life. Feeling charged with a duty to help others he started sharing his knowledge with anyone that would listen.
    In this episode;
    Tim's and his friends incredible story of healing  The power of live foods what colonics can do for the body the 3 major things that are causing all our health issues the number of chemicals in our environment and where they are hidden why BPA free is a scam the power of minerals for detox glyphosate EMF and why you need to worry about them why all supplements are not created equal how to detox your environment and more!
    Tim James: https://www.chemicalfreebody.com/
    Get the details and apply to be part of my 3-month Mastering Peri & Post Menopause coaching program. 
    Are struggling with perimenopausal symptoms? Hot flashes, weight gain, weight loss resistance, low libido? 
    Check out the most comprehensive and affordable peri and post-menopause monthly course OnTrack. OnTrack is a group coaching program to help you balance your hormones, lose weight and sail through peri and post-menopause at a fraction of what it costs to work with me privately.  
    Purchase your home Hormone Test Kits here. 
    Start your membership in the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.  
    Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert. 
    Visit https://karenmartel.com/ 
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    How to Increase Your Fat Burning Hormone Adiponectin

    How to Increase Your Fat Burning Hormone Adiponectin

    Adiponectin is what helps you to burn fat! Find out everything you need to know about this, not talked about, hormone that could be stopping you from losing weight.  
    Download the podcast Wits & Weights: Strength and Nutrition for Skeptics using your favorite podcast app, or go to witsandweights.com/podcast to listen and get motivated to change your life. Download the FREE"Protein Power Transformation Program" at witsandweights.com.
    Do you have a question you would like for me to answer in my next Q&A podcast? If so please fill out this form. 
    Purchase your home Hormone Test Kits here. 
    Are struggling with perimenopausal symptoms? Hot flashes, weight gain, weight loss resistance, low libido? 
    Check out the most comprehensive and affordable peri and post-menopause monthly course OnTrack. OnTrack is a group coaching program to help you balance your hormones, lose weight and sail through peri and post-menopause at a fraction of what it costs to work with me privately.  
    Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert. 
    Visit https://karenmartel.com/ 
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    • 34 min
    How to Optimize Your Journey Through Perimenopause & Beyond with Dr. Tabatha Barber

    How to Optimize Your Journey Through Perimenopause & Beyond with Dr. Tabatha Barber

    Dr. Tabatha Barber is triple board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, menopause, and functional medicine. She has the unique situation of being licensed to practice medicine in over half the country, so you now have the ability to work with a functional physician virtually. She is the host of The Functional Gynecologist Podcast; where she shares her wisdom and knowledge with women everywhere to reclaim their health. She is also a keynote speaker, mentor, wife, mom, and grandma! By incorporating functional medicine into her women’s health practice, she is able to provide women with the tools they need to optimize their health and happiness, which, in turn, allows those women to pursue their purpose in life.
    In this episode;
    why gynecologists and endocrinologists don't understand perimenopause and menopause. why Dr. Tabatha decided to leave mainstream medicine and become a functional gynecologist synthetic hormones versus bioidentical the dangers of birth control pills finding the right research to prove hormones are safe and why you have to be careful looking at some of the studies. why women are choosing to stay on their HRT for life and are they safe? side effects of losing your hormones the impact of stress on hormones as you age the impact of gut health on your estrogen metabolism how to optimize your body for HRT and more! https://www.drtabatha.com/ Are struggling with perimenopausal symptoms? Hot flashes, weight gain, weight loss resistance, low libido? 
    Check out the most comprehensive and affordable peri and post-menopause monthly course OnTrack. OnTrack is a group coaching program to help you balance your hormones, lose weight and sail through peri and post-menopause at a fraction of what it costs to work with me privately.  
    Purchase your home Hormone Test Kits here. 
    Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert. 
    Visit https://karenmartel.com/ 
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    • 55 min
    Does counting calories and macros help you lose weight? What is better fasting or calorie restriction for weight loss?

    Does counting calories and macros help you lose weight? What is better fasting or calorie restriction for weight loss?

    Does counting calories and macros help you lose weight?
    What is better fasting or calorie restriction for weight loss? 
    How do we lose weight without harming our metabolism?
    What does the research tell us? 
    In this episode, I answer these questions and more! Plus find out the BEST way to sustainably lose weight and keep it off for GOOD!
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    Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert. 
    Visit https://karenmartel.com/ 
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    All things Gut Health and How It Can Affect Your Weight, Hormones and More with Steven Wright

    All things Gut Health and How It Can Affect Your Weight, Hormones and More with Steven Wright

    Steven Wright is a medical engineer, Kalish Functional Medicine Institute Graduate, and gut health specialist. He spent close to $400,000 overcoming his own health challenges using everything from western medicine to shamans. Steven is the founder of healthygut.com. He lives in Boulder, CO with his fiancé Shay and their two dogs.
    In this episode
    Steven's story of going from severe IBS with chronic diarrhea, estrogen dominance, and low testosterone to a healthy functioning gut and body. Hormones and the gut connection. Why you have to prepare the gut before using bioidentical hormones. Why healing diets are sometimes not enough and what to do next. The power of listening to your intuition. When supplements may be needed. How an unhealthy gut affects your weight. How your gut health will affect your mental health. What is really going on with histamine intolerance. The latest on SIBO. The power of butyrate to heal the gut. The best supplements to take to help health the gut. The importance of stomach acid and much more! Get 15% off your order at https://healthygut.com/
    Today's podcast episode is sponsored by Libsyn. Start your podcast today with Libsyn and get your first month free with coupon code FRIEND!
    Are struggling with perimenopausal symptoms? Hot flashes, weight gain, weight loss resistance, low libido? 
    Check out the most comprehensive and affordable peri and post-menopause monthly course OnTrack. OnTrack is a group coaching program to help you balance your hormones, lose weight and sail through peri and post-menopause at a fraction of what it costs to work with me privately.  
    Purchase your home Hormone Test Kits here. 
    Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert. 
    Visit https://karenmartel.com/ 
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    • 1 hr

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