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Canary Club is a health advocacy group created to help you take charge of your own health.  For over a decade we have been inspired by our mission to make hormone lab tests accessible to all, and to provide important health information that improves lives. We strive to provide at-home lab testing at the lowest prices available - anywhere - for thyroid, adrenal and sex hormones and neurotransmitters.

Together we are shifting health care into the hands of the individual. Join us!

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Hormone imbalance can have a severe impact on your health, and yet, it often goes undiagnosed.

upset woman 250You visit specialist after specialist only to be told nothing is wrong. We understand that feeling of frustration and helplessness.

Chronic fatigue, adrenal burnout, foggy thinking, fertility issues, inability to lose weight despite exercise and healthy diet... there are hundreds of symptoms of low or high production of thyroid, adrenal, and sex hormones.

Canary Club's home saliva and blood spot test kits detect specific hormone imbalances that traditional testing ignores, including: TSH, TPO, free T3, and free T4 of the thyroid gland, cortisol and DHEA of the adrenals, and testosterone, estrogen and progesterone of the reproductive organs.

Now you can start to get the answers you need, directly through our at-home thyroid, hormone, and neurotransmitter testing.

Order lab tests online, in the privacy of your home, and see the easy-to-read results for yourself! [Read More]

The term "Estrogen Dominance" can be confusing at times because it is less related to the amount of circulating estrogen and more related to the ratio of estrogen to progesterone in the body. Contrary to popular belief, Menopause and PMS is not the result of estrogen deficiency although estrogen levels do decline during the latter phases of a woman reproductive cycle.

More relevant is that the estrogen levels drop by approximately 40% at menopause while progesterone levels plummet by approximately 90% from premenopausal levels. It is the relative loss of progesterone that causes the majority of symptoms termed estrogen dominance. The disproportionate loss of progesterone begins in the latter stages of a woman's reproductive cycle when the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle begins to malfunction. The malfunction is initiated when the remnant tissue of the follicle (corpus luteum), the primary source of progesterone, begins to lose its functional capacity. By about age 35, many of these follicles fail to develop creating a relative progesterone deficiency. As a result, ovulation does not always occur and progesterone levels steadily decline. It is during this period that a relative progesterone deficiency, or what has become known as Estrogen Dominance, develops.

Typical symptoms of estrogen dominance are:

  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Irregular Periods
  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
  • Hot Flashes
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Water Retention
  • Weight Gain: Hips, Thighs, and Abdomen
  • Sleep Disturbance (Insomnia, less REM sleep)
  • Decreased Libido
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Short-term Memory Loss
  • Lack of Concentration
  • Dry, Thin, Wrinkly Skin
  • Thinning of Scalp Hair
  • Increased Facial Hair
  • Bone Mineral Loss (Osteoporosis)
  • Diffuse Aches and Pain
  • Mood Swings

Patients experiencing a majority of these symptoms most likely will benefit from natural hormone replacement. The most effective way to assess hormone status is to test saliva for the appropriate hormone levels. Saliva is the best method for testing "functional" tissue levels of hormones.

Order your Thyroid, Adrenal, and Reproductive Hormone testing here at the lowest prices available. Ideal for Women or Men.

The Progesterone/Estradiol (Pg/E2) reference ranges are optimal ranges determined by Dr. John Lee. While they are not physiological ranges, they are optimal values for the protection of the breasts, heart and bones in women, and the prostate in men. Salivary values within these ranges have been shown by Dr. Lee to decrease both breast and prostate cellular proliferation.

Neurotransmitters + Hormones = New NeuroEndocrine Testing!

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Dr. Richard L. Shames

As a preventive medicine doctor, I have heartfelt excitement about recent neurotransmitter testing! This test can be combined with hormone testing for a thorough assessment of brain function and mental/emotional health.

No longer do patients have to suffer with the outdated doctor observation: "You seem depressed. Here is a prescription for Prozac." Instead, you can now precisely determine your own serotonin level. If it is sub par, over-the-counter 5 HTP might be a much better choice to help balance your hormones and boost your brain power.

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Andropause the Male Menopause

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Men’s Health: Estrogen is Essential

Testosterone is likely the first hormone that you think of in regards to men’s sexual health.  Testosterone is essential for strength, stamina, the development of the reproductive system, strong bones, and a healthy libido.  We have long known that testosterone is vital for well-being, but recent studies indicate there is another important sex hormone in both men and women: estradiol, a form of estrogen.  Just as women need a small amount of testosterone to develop properly, men require small amounts of estrogen.  In men, estradiol is produced by the adrenal gland and the Sertoli cells of the testes.

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