23
Jul

Got Belly Fat? You Could Have Metabolic Syndrome!

Is increased belly fat causing your waist size to get larger? Are you noticing “love handles” and a muffin top you can feel, and internal fat you cannot? That is where heart disease, high cholesterol, inflammation, and diabetes risks lie in ambush.  That’s why we’ve been talking over the past several weeks about weight gain …

9
Jul

Is Midlife Weight Gain in Women Due to Menopause or Aging?

In last week’s blog post we began discussing menopause and belly fat. We talked about the fact that belly fat was more than just a cosmetic issue; it is a health problem. We also discussed BMI and other issues about midlife weight gain. This post continues the conversation. Is midlife weight gain due to menopause or …

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. …

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 …

21
May

Covid-19 and Routine Care: Focus on Staying Healthy While You Wait

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, there has been so much focus on health issues related to the virus, routine healthcare has become less accessible. If you want to learn more about how to avoid Covid-19, CLICK HERE.    In an earlier blog post I discussed tips to stay well emotionally while waiting out the Covid-19 …

14
May

Covid-19 And Routine Care: Staying Healthy and Happy While You Wait

Remember BC (before Covid-19)? You could call up your doctor, dentist, optician, physical therapist, etc, and book an appointment. You could also go to work, travel, go to a restaurant, visit friends, and just live your life.   Time to change your mindset! Most people have been living in social isolation. Even though it is keeping …

30
Apr

What is Puberty, Menstruation, Perimenopause and Menopause?

In this time of stay at home isolation, millions of women are not able to go to their healthcare providers for routine care. And for women in perimenopause and menopause, that creates a lot of stress for dealing with work, relationships and self-esteem. As a women’s wellness and menopause expert and author of the best …

8
May

Menopause Symptoms – Before, During and After

How will you change after menopause? Studies show that most women don’t know the answer. It’s the not knowing that leads to fear and worry for so many women.   To make things worse, many doctors don’t diagnose menopause as the cause of the variety symptoms their patients are experiencing.   It’s not surprising. Menopause …

1
May

My Odometer

Monday I hit a milestone birthday. I sat down and wrote this poem put to music played by Ben Schwendener. Listen to the narration over the music. It will add to the flavor. Hope you enjoy it and if you, please comment below.     My odometer turned again One more revolution With multiple conclusions …

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