After hosting an Ask Me Anything regarding Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) on Instagram, Tara has compiled your questions together and sits down on this episode of the HBS podcast to answer them one by one.

Here are some of the questions we received:

  • I'm starting on Estrogen btu my doctor has said that I don't need progesterone to counter it, is that true?
  • I currently have a Mirena for lighter flowing cramps, can I take HRT alongside?
  • Is BHRT better than HRT?
  • Is there a maximum dose for progesterone?
  • Does it matter which progesterone HRT is used, oral pills or vaginal compounded cream?
  • Will I gain weight with estrogen?
  • A testosterone pellets safe?
  • If supplementing with testosterone, do you need also supplement EMP as well?
  • My mom had breast cancer, and I am terrified to go on HRT; should I worry?
  • What are your thoughts on Vitex?


Mentioned in this episode:

PIQUE TEA – These are some of Tara’s favourite teas! They’re crystal form, which makes them super unique and easy to transport in your purse, (they come in single use satchels!) and higher in polyphenols. They’re made from high quality ingredients with triple toxin screening, (super important when it comes to your tea). Click HERE to visit the shop.

PALEOVALLEYGrab your goodies as mentioned in this episode, HERE


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Episode 21: Is testing hormones in peri-menopause a waste of time?

Episode 68: Metabolic health and the peri-menopause transition – An interview with MY OWN IFM-trained functional medicine Doc!


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Hi, I'm Tara Thorne, FDN-P, RHN, FNC and women's health and hormone expert. After serving hundreds of women in my signature program, The Hormone Balance Solution, I bring to you, the HBS Podcast.

This podcast is all about educating women, and giving them actionable strategies for supporting hormonal harmony. It's my passion to empower women to take back their health and their happiness. We'll cover gut health, mineral balancing, nutrient deficiencies, cellular health, nervous system health, functional testing, and so much more. No Fluff. No BS. Just everything you need to know and nothing you don't.


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