Category - Menopause treatment

30
Jul

Time to Dust Off Your Dancing Shoes

When Rudolf Nureyev said, “You Live As Long As You Dance,” he didn’t know how prophetic he was.    A new study published online (July 28, 2021) in Menopause, the Journal of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), suggests that dancing improves cholesterol levels, physical fitness, and self-esteem in postmenopausal women.   A total of …

22
Apr

Got Menopause? It’s Time to Exercise!

Are you are in or near menopause? If so, there’s a good chance you are trying to figure out what should I be doing to feel better…to feel more in control.   What are your options? There’s basically hormones (or not), non-hormone prescriptions (or not), over the counter supplements (or not), and lifestyle changes (or …

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 …

14
Jan

Dietary Fiber and Depression: The Food – Mood Connection

There has been a growing link between what you eat and your risk of depression. New evidence is tying that link to dietary fiber and indirectly, to estrogen. The Food – Mood Connection In my best selling book, The Estrogen Fix, there is an explanation about estrogen’s role on GUT bacteria. In a thumbnail sketch, …

29
Oct

Recommended Supplements for Menopause

One of the common questions I’m asked is what supplements to take. Even if you eat a well balanced diet, it can still be helpful to get certain minerals and vitamins into your diet. But which ones? And how much?   Dietary supplement recommendations vary as we age and as you might expect, what is …

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 …

1
Oct

Who Needs Hormone Replacement Therapy? The Answer May Surprise You.

Who needs hormone therapy? As a menopause expert, that’s a question I get all the time. It’s why I wrote my best selling books The Estrogen Window and its updated paperback The Estrogen Fix. So when USNew called to interview me for an article I was delighted. It’s information that every woman needs to know …

6
Aug

Is All Bioidentical Hormone Therapy The Same? Not Exactly!

In my best selling book, The Estrogen Fix, there is a long discussion of bioidentical hormones for menopause symptoms. Bioidentical hormones are manufactured to be chemically identical to the naturally occurring hormones your ovaries produce during the reproductive years. Those include estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone.   Are Bioidentical Hormones Natural? For many people, bioidentical hormones …

25
Jun

What is Estrogen?

You’re always hearing about estrogen. You may be wondering if you should take it. This post answers the question whose answer you should know before that…”What is estrogen?”   You may know the first part of the answer to this question. It’s something I address in detail in my best selling book, The Estrogen Fix. …

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 …

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