9
Jul

Is Midlife Weight Gain in Women Due to Menopause or Aging?

In last week’s blog post we began discussing menopause and belly fat. We talked about the fact that belly fat was more than just a cosmetic issue; it is a health problem. We also discussed BMI and other issues about midlife weight gain. This post continues the conversation. Is midlife weight gain due to menopause or …

2
Jul

Does Menopause Cause Belly Fat?

Love handles. Muffin top. Spare tire. Menopot. Jelly belly. As I explain in my best selling book, The Estrogen Fix, women use a lot of disparaging terms for the belly fat associated with menopause. As they stare into the mirror at their once-svelte bodies and try to zip up a favorite pair of pants, they …

25
Jun

What is Estrogen?

You’re always hearing about estrogen. You may be wondering if you should take it. This post answers the question whose answer you should know before that…”What is estrogen?”   You may know the first part of the answer to this question. It’s something I address in detail in my best selling book, The Estrogen Fix. …

1
Jan

Issue 46 of The Hot Years is Now Available

18
Jan

How Do I Know It’s Menopause

Are you wondering, “Am I in menopause?”   Are you asking yourself, “Why is my body acting so strange? Doesn’t even seem like me!”   The truth is, many women who are entering menopause don’t have any idea it’s menopause that is happening to them.   That’s especially true for about 5 to 10 percent …

10
Jan

What Causes a Woman to Enter Menopause?

Menopause happens to every woman. But why? And When? There are many reasons a women enters menopause. The most common is that her ovaries naturally stop working, which typically happens at a mean age of 51. Although the range is 45 to 55 years of age. But for up to ten percent of women, menopause …

14
Aug

The Estrogen Fix – Best Selling Book Podcast Book Summary

If you’re like most women and many doctors, understanding estrogen and hormone therapy is confusing. And even though we now know that estrogen is safe and beneficial for the vast majority of women, a lot of women are left afraid and avoiding estrogen because of all that has been written about it saying it may …

9
Aug

Estrogen Cream, Patches and Pellets: What You Need To Know

Are you currently using topical estrogen, or thinking of using a topical estrogen cream, patch or pellets? These forms of estrogen are becoming more commonly used and something I’m often asked about by my patients and by women whose doctors are less familiar with menopause treatments and who work with me from a distance at MenopauseCoaching.com. …

16
Jul

Why Women Shouldn’t Wait To Have Kids

You want to start a family and you’re 30 something years old. No problem. Right? You’ve got years and years of childbearing ahead of you, so what’s the rush?   During the first part of my career as a leading fertility expert, I saw thousands of women who thought this or who were told this.  …

21
Jun

3 Reasons Women Avoid Menopause Treatment…They Shouldn’t

Menopause is more common than infertility, pregnancy or cancer. It eventually affects every woman. By 2020, more than 50 million US women will be older than 51 years of age, which is the mean age of menopause.   Yet the majority of women avoid menopause treatment of the symptoms of menopause. Only a small percentage …

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