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 …

22
Jun

Musical Monday: Summer Day

When you think of summer, what images come into your mind? Taking a vacation? A day at the beach? Going on a picnic?  for most people, summer brings to mind happy images and nice memories.   June 20, 2020 was the longest day of the year. The Summer Solstice. The first day of Summer. And …

15
Jun

Musical Monday: Sun Ra Lullaby to help you Sleep and Relax

Ever have difficulty sleeping? I’m not surprised if you said, “Yes.” Among my patients and friends, poor sleep is one of the most common complaints people talk about. It seems almost no one is spared at least a little insomnia.   Several years ago I composed a series of three lullaby albums (Lullabies for Kids …

11
Jun

Hot Flashes, Estrogen, and Your Brain

This post is a short section from my book, The Estrogen Fix. As you will see, hot flashes are more than just a nuisance; they affect your brain…   Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms of and complaints about menopause. Sure, they are annoying, embarrassing, and disruptive. But do they do something …

4
Jun

Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Sleep

Let’s face it, nobody is sleeping too well these days. Between Covid-19 and the social unrest that has swept the country with the tragic loss of George Floyd, it’s about as tense a time as I can remember in my lifetime.   But to paraphrase Shakespeare, “Sleep knits the raveled sleeve of care.”  And making …

21
May

Covid-19 and Routine Care: Focus on Staying Healthy While You Wait

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, there has been so much focus on health issues related to the virus, routine healthcare has become less accessible. If you want to learn more about how to avoid Covid-19, CLICK HERE.    In an earlier blog post I discussed tips to stay well emotionally while waiting out the Covid-19 …

18
May

Musical Monday – “Happy Song”

“I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing” – William James   Today there are a lot of things to feel unhappy about. You know what they are. There is certainly no shortage of problems. But in the midst of all this unhappiness, there are also things we can do to make …

7
May

Simple Household Ways to Kill Covid-19

One patient asked me, “They keep telling me to wash my hands. When is it OK to take a shower?”   Let’s face it, everyone wants to disinfect their hands and their countertops, doorknobs and other places that Covid-19 may be lurking.   Here are some simple things that you can make to be help …

4
May

Musical Monday – Dateless Saturday Night

A while ago I was asked to write the music and lyrics for a musical comedy. It was called Male, Female, Email. It got a reading at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse and interest for production in London. But just like internet dating, things don’t always work out. Nevertheless, it was very exciting and it resulted …

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