Age of Menopause Can Affect Health

If you’ve already finished having your family, does the age of menopause matter? A new study suggestes it does. Women who go through menopause before age 47 increases a woman’s chances for increased loss of calcium in the bones, osteoporosis, bone fractures and even death. Click here for free ebook on menopause and how to …


Colonoscopy Song on Huff Post

Please see my new blog on the Huffington Post. It’s about how a song can save your life.


Jane Fonda TED Talk on Aging

This is a great video on the topic of aging, or as Jane Fonda calls it, the third act. She discusses aging not as a period of decline, but of a period of possibilities. I think it is a great perspective.    


Chinese Herbs Lower Hot Flashes

Hot flashes are never pleasant and HRT is not always an acceptable choice. So what other options are there when those sudden feelings of heat with sweating and rapid heartbeat happen to women in perimenopause and menopause. A group of researchers in China randomly assigned 72 women between the ages of 45 and 55 who …


Menopause Brains Require Eating Healthy

If you really want a healthy brain in menopause and beyond, a recent study in the Neurology shows that you must eat healthy. It’s not just a single vitamin that causes brain power to dip to cognitive decline. Both good and bad brain health is caused in part by what you eat. The people in this …


Eating Fish is Good For The Menopause Brain

Fish not only travel in schools. Eating them helps keep your brain smart. Some of the earlier studies on the omega-3 fatty acids didn’t always find that fish oil was good for your brain because they depended on asking people to fill out questionnaires and people often forget what they ate (especially if they weren’t …


OJ Keeps Strokes Away in Perimenopause & Menopause

New findings from the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) found that citrus fruits, oranges and grapefruits in particular, lower stroke risk by 20% for women in perimenopause and menopause.  It seems the reason is flavanones, a subclass of flavonoids. These findings were published in the February 23 online issue in Stroke. The authors studied almost 70,000 …


Sleep Attacks, Narcolepsy & Menopause

If you feel you’re having a “sleep attack,” it could be narcolepsy. It isn’t caused by anxiety or a mental illness; it’s a nervous system disorder that happens to 1 in 3,000 Americans. Narcolepsy is caused by lower brain levels of a protein called hypocretin. The cause is unknown, but it does tend to run …


Macular Degeneration and Menopause

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is not rare. According to the National Institutes of Health, it is the leading cause of vision loss for people over 60. The macula of the eye is the part that lets you see the central portion of what or who you are looking at. Imagine looking at someone and not …


Egg Cells Still Develop in Menopause

A new study in Nature Medicine further proved the initial work of Jonathan Tilly of Mass General Hospital that the initial number of eggs a woman is born with do not run out, but rather continue to be produced as the woman ages. The impact of this article is that as new research develops, it …

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