3
Oct

Breast Cancer Prevention – 5 Essential Tips

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Women are marching around the country to bring awareness and to raise money for breast cancer prevention. It’s no wonder. Breast cancer is scary and with good reason. It can be a lethal disease, the treatment can change a woman’s body, and screening is uncomfortable.   But there is …

29
Sep

Hereditary Breast Cancer: What You Need To Know

This month is very a big one in women’s health.   First of all, it is National Menopause Awareness Month. The second is that it is National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Week. So, I thought it would be good to discuss a topic that gets too little attention – the inherited potential risk …

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 …

14
Sep

Hormone Replacement Therapy Gains Support

Ever since a 2002 study called the Women’s Health Initiative or WHI reported that estrogen and hormone replacement therapy caused breast cancer, heart disease and more, millions of women have stopped taking it and millions more never start using it…   And doctors have largely stopped prescribing it.   As a result, estrogen went from …

29
Aug

Moody, Foggy, Forgetful? You Need an Estrogen Fix!

I know that many women are concerned about the effects of estrogen on their breasts. How could they not be? So much has been written and discussed about estrogen, especially since many of the medications for breast cancer have been created to inhibit estrogen production. While understanding estrogen’s role on the breasts is important, estrogen …

22
Aug

Solar Eclipse and Bone Health

Wasn’t the solar eclipse amazing? Once in our lifetime the USA could see the moon came between the earth and the sun… and slowly the sun (or part of it depending on where you stood) disappeared. You might not have known about the solar eclipse if it weren’t for the news. And you learned that …

22
Aug

The Estrogen Fix and Your Bones

Most people don’t think about their bones much until they break or ache. Unlike our teeth, our bones are buried beneath our skin, muscles, and fat. Like so many other parts of a woman’s body, bones have a close relationship with estrogen and have an estrogen window.   The bones are where the body stores …

15
Aug

It’s About Time…For an Estrogen Fix

Are you confused about hormones? Are they right for you? When do you start them? Stop them? Which one? How much? What kind? Are bioidentical hormones safer?   If any of that sounds like you, you’re not alone!   Not many medications affect so many people and are so misunderstood. We need an Estrogen Fix. …

11
Aug

How to Navigate the 7 Cs of Menopause

You’ve probably heard the term “Seven Seas.” It refers to the world’s seven largest bodies of water: the North and South Pacific Oceans, the Southern Pacific or Antarctic Ocean, the North and South Atlantic Oceans, the Indian Ocean and the Arctic Ocean. It implied a great journey, challenging navigation and an element of adventure.   …

27
Jul

What You Don’t Know Can Harm You – The Scary World of Bioidentical Hormones

What do you know about bioidentical hormones? Read on. Most people know less than they think they do – including your friends, your pharmacist and maybe your doctor.   A new article in the August 2017 issue of the journal Menopause of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) concludes there needs to be way more …

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