19
Dec

A Candid Chat on The Latest on Menopause and Sexual Health

I recently had the pleasure of being invited back to The Autoimmune Hour. Host Sharon Saylor explored with me the latest information on menopause, and a deep dive into the issues of vaginal dryness and intimacy that affects so many women in and around menopause. In this episode, we also had a candid discussion about …

12
Nov

Menopause and Depression: 5 Treatments to Feel Better

Feeling sad, sometimes depressed, anxious, or moody? You are not alone. These are very common symptom around the time of menopause. It has a lot to do with the wide swings of hormones that occur in midlife. The hormones estrogen and progesterone become unbalanced and have a huge impact on mood. That’s why women who …

5
Nov

Menopause, Stress and You

Menopause is stressful; hormonal changes, sleep changes, mood swings, and more. Throw in the economic issues we’re now facing, 100,000 new cases per day of a pandemic, and all the social and political tensions people are facing in this country right now, and everywhere you turn there is stress. You don’t have to be a …

22
Oct

Vaginal Dryness and Painful Sex (GSM) – An Unmet Need

It’s common. It’s painful. But nobody wants to talk about it – vaginal dryness and painful sex. But if you do have it, you’re not alone. Roughly half of women after menopause will have vaginal dryness or painful sex. Doctors call it Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause or GSM.   Why Does it Happen? The lower …

10
Sep

7 Common Menopause Symptoms and Questions Answered

One thing everyone agrees about when it comes to menopause symptoms…there are a lot of questions about menopause and menopause symptoms. When does it start? What are the symptoms? Is estrogen safe? What’s going on with my vagina? And a whole lot more. To get to the bottom of seven of the most common menopause …

24
Aug

Musical Monday: Relax – Take a Break Before You Have One!

Just about everyone I talk to is stressed. Covid19, money, work, school, elections…the list goes on and on. You fill in the blank________.  And stress makes everything worse, including menopause symptoms.   The reason may vary, but what is universal is the need to destress. To take time to stop the world and get off …

23
Aug

Michelle Obama Open About Hot Flashes

When Michelle Obama speaks powerfully at the Democratic National Convention about the future of America, no one is surprised at her clear and honest statements. But it will surprise some when Michelle Obama is aboard Marine One dressed for an event and experiences a hot flash that she shares with America on a recent episode …

13
Aug

8 Ways to Get Relief From Perimenopausal Symptoms

For so many women, perimenopause remains a mystery. What is it? When is it? How will I know I’m in it? How do I make it better? The truth is, some of the worst “menopause symptoms” occur in perimenopause. Because perimenopause is a topic that doesn’t get nearly enough attention, Vanessa Caceres wrote an article for …

23
Jul

Got Belly Fat? You Could Have Metabolic Syndrome!

Is increased belly fat causing your waist size to get larger? Are you noticing “love handles” and a muffin top you can feel, and internal fat you cannot? That is where heart disease, high cholesterol, inflammation, and diabetes risks lie in ambush.  That’s why we’ve been talking over the past several weeks about weight gain …

16
Jul

What Role Do Hormones Play in Menopause Weight Control?

I want to continue sharing with you information about menopause and weight control. You’ll find this and much more in my best selling book, The Estrogen Fix.   Mice studies begin to explain the relationship between estrogen and weight gain. Once the ovaries of mice are removed, they gain weight no matter what they are …

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