23
Sep

9 Dots – How To Think Outside the Box and Lower Stress

Do you like doing puzzles? I was assigned one as part of a mindfulness class to help us lower stress by thinking “outside of the box.” It was three rows of three dots on top of each other. The task was to connect all 9 dots using 4 straight lines without ever picking up the …

9
May

Hump Yoga – How to maintain mindfulness and focus amidst distractions

Do you do yoga? It’s a wonderful practice that can help you both physically and emotionally. Though I’ve co-written A Woman’s Book of Yoga about Kundalini yoga, I’m now learning a new form of yoga called mindful hatha yoga. {Click here to hear me narrate this post over a soundtrack of my original music}.   …

19
Apr

Lessons Learned From A Raisin

Most people like raisins. They pop a small handful into their mouth and enjoy them for a moment. Maybe pop in another small handful or repeat a few more times.   As part of a mindfulness course I’m taking, we did an exercise that created a different raisin experience. It required me to select one …

16
Feb

Estrogen and Dementia – Dr. Mache Seibel interviewed on Radio MD

Are you worried your brain fog is early demntia, an overall term used to describe a decline in your brain health. This can include the loss of your mental ability to think, remember and/or learn. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and accounts for 60-80 percent of all cases. In fact, according to …

30
Oct

What You've Never Been Told About Menopause

About 6000 women enter menopause every day and millions more are in the ten-year window around menopause called perimenopause. During my nearly 20 years at Harvard where I ran the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital, and more recently as Director of the Complicated Menopause Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical …

10
Dec

Too Much Sugar Causes Memory Loss

We know too much sugar is bad for our waistline.  Now a new study from Mayo Clinic and reported in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease has shown that the people over 70 who ate the most carbohydrates relative to protein and fat approached being 4 times greater risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, which is …

25
Nov

Estrogen Improves Memory and Cognition in Perimenopause and Menopause

At a recent meeting of North American Menopause Society I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Pauline Maki, a professor of Psychiatry/Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She talked to me about how women can improve their memory and cognition in perimenopause and menopause with the use of estrogen. Dr. Maki discussed how …

9
Jul

4-Part Webinar Series – Menopause: Changes During the Change

I’m thrilled to tell you about my four-part webinar “Optimizing Menopause” webinar series.  You can still sign up on my website at: http://www.drmache.com/store/optimizing-menopause-a-four-webinar-series/ The introductory webinar to this series was so well received that it was full within 12 minutes. (The good news is I’ve found another platform so that won’t happen again!) What will I …

17
Sep

Music And Alzheimer's Disease

I’ve noticed for a long time that patients with Alzheimer’s Disease seldom forget the music they love most, even though the memories of loved ones and major memories slip away. It’s also known that music is used to remember the alphabet and the state capitals. Now a new study from MIT on a new software …

30
Aug

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 …

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