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March 30, 2022

The Hormone Testing That You Actually Need

with podcast guest

Nicole Jardim

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Hormone testing can be completely overwhelming and confusing.

Is it worth it to get your hormones tested? Which hormones do I test? When in your cycle should you test them? What do my test results even mean?

I hear these questions all the time and today I’m breaking the hormone testing myths and sharing everything you need to know when it comes to getting your hormones tested.

In this episode, we talk about why and when to get your hormones tested, the pros and cons of the different types of testing, why we aim for functional test ranges, what to do after you get your results, and so much more!

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Highlights

  • Understanding the benefits of testing your hormones
  • Which hormone tests are most useful at the first stage of healing?
  • What you can learn from testing for key hormones
  • The advantages and drawbacks of the common testing methods
  • The optimal times in your menstrual cycle to test your hormones
  • How testing is affected by hormonal birth control
  • Why you should be aiming for functional lab ranges instead of “normal” lab ranges
  • Interpreting your hormone testing results
  • Advocating for yourself and the testing you want
  • What do you do if your hormone test results are outside optimal ranges?
  • Resources you can use for support in your hormone testing journey

Resources

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Esther Blum is an Integrative Dietitian and Menopause Expert who maintains a private practice where she helps women through menopause with nutrition, hormones, and self-advocacy.

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