8
Jul

NAMS Publishes New Position Statement on Hormone Therapy

Before the year 2000, estrogen was the #1 prescribed medication in the United States. It was used by over 40% of all women in perimenopause and menopause, seemed safe, and doctors freely prescribed HT because it definitely improved the menopause symptoms it was intended to treat and seemed safe.   Then in 2002 came the Women’s …

1
Jul

Menopause Survey Reveals Women Want and Need More Information

By 2025, 1.2 billion women will be in menopause      Even though menopause is a natural transition that will happen to every women who lives long enough, women know much more about their first period than they do about their last one, a new survey reveals.    As a menopause expert and menopause coach …

11
Nov

Using Cannabis for Menopause Symptoms

It’s not easy finding the right solution for menopause symptoms. Hormones provide effective treatment for many menopause symptoms, but the majority of women either can’t or won’t use hormones alternative treatments . So that leaves women wondering what will work. Study Shows High Percentage of Women Using Cannabis To Treat Menopause Symptoms A recent report …

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 …

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