10
Jul

Yoga and Menopause and Aging Chinese Farmers

We all know the proverb, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”   But elderly farmers in a remote section of China are doing their part to change this old-age adage to, “Yoga each day keeps the doctor away.”   A recent story covered in the NY Times (Sui-Lee Wee and Elsie Chen, June …

5
Jul

5 Essentials To Remain Independent

I hope you had a wonderful July 4th! What did Independence Day mean to you? Our country’s independence began on July 2nd, 1776 when the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence from England. On July 4th, delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the document drafted by Thomas Jefferson as the Declaration of Independence. Since …

2
Jul

Got Hot Flashes? They May Not Be Due to Menopause!

Hot flashes are the most common symptom of menopause; up to 80% of women have them and 100% wish they didn’t. They’re so synonymous with menopause that the magazine I edit is called The Hot Years. Click Here to get a Free Subscription Hot flashes due to menopause are more than just feeling warm. Pulses …

18
Jun

7 Most Common Menopause Symptoms

Many women don’t realize they are having common menopause symptoms. They may see three or more doctors for their symptoms before they figure out that all of them are due to one reason – hormonal changes that occur naturally in every women. One of the reasons it’s so hard to realize the symptoms are due …

8
Mar

Do You Know the Most Common Health Condition in Women?

It’s International Women’s Day. When you think about women’s health, which of these do you think is most common? 1. Infertility? 2. Pregnancy? 3. Cancer? 4. Menopause? If you guessed #4 you are correct. Because even though those other conditions are common, every woman will reach menopause and most are not prepared. Just like you …

25
Feb

Sad To Be Alone – The Power of Friends

Ever since the Garden of Eden when Adam gave up a rib to have a companion, we’ve known that being alone isn’t what we’re designed to be. People do not do well with loneliness and isolation. I see it in my patients all the time. Feeling isolated often leads to sadness and depression. Loneliness raises …

20
Feb

You Don’t Have to be A Journalist to Journal

Do you keep a journal? Many successful people do.   Journaling is an easy way to memorialize your thoughts; a place to see where you were in the past and where you are now.   It’s a great way to see if your symptoms have changed, to recall what medications or treatments you tried, to …

15
Jan

How Many Eggs In Your Basket?

Have you ever wondered how many eggs your ovaries contain ie your ovarian reserve? Or how long they might last?   It’s a fascinating question whose answer began when you were developing inside your mother’s womb.   According to an article in the June 2017 issue of The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a …

8
Nov

Hot Flashes and Sleep Apnea Linked

If you’re one of the 75% of women who get hot flashes around the time of menopause, there may be more than just the heat that is affecting your sleep. According to a North American Menopause Society (NAMS) November 1 online publication of Menopause, severe hot flashes may be putting you at risk for both …

7
Nov

Your Belly Fat a Clue to Metabolic Syndrome

Are you struggling with midlife belly fat? Belly fat can mean much more more than how you look or your jeans or dress size. Your jelly belly may be a clue you’ve got metabolic syndrome. I’m discussing metabolic syndrome in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month. In the U.S., 114 million people either have diabetes or …

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