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 …

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 …

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 …

27
Jul

Musical Monday: Red Hot Mama Song

A number of years ago I was in New York with my good friend Karen Giblin, founder of Red Hot Mamas. We were doing a satellite interview series on menopause. You go to a television studio, in this case it was in New York, early in the morning. Every hour you are interviewed by several …

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 …

2
Jul

Does Menopause Cause Belly Fat?

Love handles. Muffin top. Spare tire. Menopot. Jelly belly. As I explain in my best selling book, The Estrogen Fix, women use a lot of disparaging terms for the belly fat associated with menopause. As they stare into the mirror at their once-svelte bodies and try to zip up a favorite pair of pants, they …

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 …

4
Jun

Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Sleep

Let’s face it, nobody is sleeping too well these days. Between Covid-19 and the social unrest that has swept the country with the tragic loss of George Floyd, it’s about as tense a time as I can remember in my lifetime.   But to paraphrase Shakespeare, “Sleep knits the raveled sleeve of care.”  And making …

28
May

Am I In Menopause?

Are you feeling out of control? Are you frustrated at not being able to lose weight? Do you feel like you’re losing your mind, want to cry, walk around like a zombie because you’re so tired, and you just want it to stop? You could be going into menopause. And menopause can be so challenging …

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