Category - General Health


New Kronos KEEPS Study Finds Estrogen Safe for Menopause

Ten years ago the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study changed our view of how to treat low estrogen. The study of 161,880 postmenopausal women questioned the safety of estrogen. The study found that there was a higher risk of breast cancer, stroke, heart attack and blood clots among women who took estrogen compared to women …


Keeping Weight Off in Menopause and Peri Menopause

It’s hard to loose weight any time. But in menopause or postmenopause it’s particularly challenging. So what can you do to help shed those pounds? A recent study looked at the eating habits of 419 overweight and obese menopausal women to see what worked best. Some women got “lifestyle changes” that included regular group meetings …


Exercise Your Hip Pain Away

Hip pain can be, well, a pain in the neck. But PBS fitness expert Suzanne Andrews has some simple tips to help you relieve your pains and get you on the way to a more pain free life. Many people think that with painful joints you have to avoid exercise. But getting immobile just makes …


Diet Plus Exercise Needed For Optimum Health in Obese Women in Menopause

Between 1978 and 2004, the percentage of obese women in menopause increased from 17% to 30%. For most people, obesity is due to either eating too much, exercising too little or a combination of the two. In addition, metabolism slows down with aging. Muscle mass and strength also decline. A study in the journal Menopause …


Vitamin D Prevents Heart Disease in Menopause

Your always hearing people talking about vitamins. The term comes from the words vital and amines – vitamins. These are substances that your body needs to live and be healthy. Vitamin D is the only vitamin that your body can make; the other vitamins must be either eaten with foods or taken as a supplement. …


USA Today Article on Organics No Better Than Conventional is Misleading

Here’s an article in USA Today that does a disservice to its readers. The title states that a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds no nutritional edge to organics over non-organic food. The two authors reviewed and compiled the results of 17 earlier studies in humans and 233 studies in foods to see …


Continuous vs Intermittent Diet in Menopause

If you’re in menopause and overweight, would it matter if you diet continuously versus some of the time? What if you tried to loose weight for 5 weeks and then you took a break for 5 weeks and just tried not to gain weight for the next 5 weeks. A new study just published in …


Food and Your Memory in Menopause

Can you change how well your brain works during menopause by what you eat? A new study says yes – at least a little. African Americans, white, Chinese and Japanese women were followed during menopause and their diet was recorded as well as tests of their brain function called cognitive testing. In this report, the researchers …


Glaucoma a Risk of Low Estrogen in Menopause

In addition to poor sleep, hot flashes and low libido, there is another health issue that a woman with low estrogen in or near menopause needs to discuss with her doctor – glaucoma.   A new review article in the journal Menopause shows that low estrogen levels is a major contributor to poor vision in …


Some Night Sweats Aren't Due to Menopause

Many women know that a flushing face and night sweats are a part of menopause. But menopause is not always the cause. Sometimes these nuisances are a symptom of something else. As a matter of fact, a wide range of conditions can cause hot flashes and night sweats (and sometimes day sweats). It’s called Sleep …

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