15
Apr

Ready to Give Weight Loss A Shot?

Are you trying to lose weight and thinking it seems impossible?   Do you lose weight only to find it again in just a short window of time so your weight feels like a yo-yo; up and down, up and down?   You are definitely not alone! Weight loss is not only a major issue …

25
Mar

Poor Sleep And Alzheimer’s Risk

How’s your sleep?   Before you answer, did you know that according to SleepFoundation.org, adults between 18 and 64 need seven to nine hours of sleep per night. Adults over 65 need 7-8 hours?   There is a good chance you’re not getting as much sleep as you need. 35.2% of all adults in the …

19
Mar

Waking Up to Pee? Here’s How to Slow the Flow.

Let’s face it, the nighttime path from the bed to the pottie is well worn in many households.   It’s called nocturia and it’s often gets worse in menopause as lower estrogen levels weaken the tissues that support the bladder and create a much more sensitive bladder. Lower estrogen levels also worsen sleep, hot flashes …

8
Mar

Music Monday: Ready for A Dream Lullaby for World Sleep Day

Do you wake up tired? Do you find yourself yawning in the middle of the day?    A lot of people do. One in four women has some insomnia symptoms, such as trouble falling asleep, trouble staying asleep, or both. About one in seven adults has chronic (long-term) insomnia. Hormonal imbalances that are part of …

4
Feb

5 Tips to Make Menopause Better

Menopause is really challenging for many women. But it can also be a positive time of growth and development. It’s a time of more wisdom; a time when kids are typically out of the house so there is more freedom; it’s a time when it is finally your turn to turn your attention towards nurturing …

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 …

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