Nov 12 2013
The Affordable Care Act and You: More Resources
This is a subject that is not going away anytime soon. Not for politicians. Not for women. Not for men. Not for anyone. While I sincerely hope the new healthcare law will ultimately help those it is intended to help. I also believe it is going to...
Nov 11 2013
Symptoms of Perimenopause and Menopause: What's the Difference?
I thought it would be appropriate – and helpful - to follow up on a recent post I did on the difference between perimenopause and menopauseand provide a list of the symptoms associated with each. Though the terms are often (and I’m guilty of th...
Nov 08 2013
Menopause and the Affordable Care Act: What Does it Mean for You?
I think it’s safe to say at this point, that until Congress gets its act together and the current political bloodbath regarding the new healthcare law is over, nobody knows exactly what the Affordable Care Act will mean for them or their health...
Oct 29 2013
E-Health & Participatory Medicine
There has been a quiet but steady movement in the healthcare industry for about 10 years or so now, which is only going to continue to grow and expand. With the passing of the Affordable Care Act, it is absolutely the wave of the future in Wes...
Oct 28 2013
Premarin, Premro & Bioidentical Hormones
If you are confused about the difference between synthetic hormones and bioidentical hormones, you are certainly not alone. The difference between the two is a hotly contested issue among medical professionals, and unfortunately, it is women su...
Oct 25 2013
Hormone Imbalance? You’re Crazy!
I ran across an article last week at the online publicationThe UK Daily Mailentitled, “Women with extreme PMS will now be deemed ‘mentally ill’ following controversial revision of health manual.” The health manual cited in the article is the ...
Oct 18 2013
Are Perimenopause and Menopause the Same Thing?
Sometimes I feel like going on a one-woman crusade to change the language we use when we talk about hormone imbalance – i.e., perimenopause versus menopause. I will admit, I too am guilty of using these two words interchangeably. But the truth...
Oct 15 2013
Confusion Continues on the Benefits of Estrogen
I had my gynecologist “up the ante” yesterday, by increasing my Vivelle Dot dosage from .05 milligrams to .1 milligrams. Some of you may recall that I decided recently to try the Vivelle Dot patch, an FDA approved, bioidentical estradiol, in a...
Oct 10 2013
B-Well: Why Women in Perimenopause Need B-Vitamins
Everyone needs B-vitamins for good health. Without them we can suffer from a variety of serious ailments. For a woman going through perimenopause, B-vitamins can be essential for effectively managing symptoms. Adrenal fatigue, for example, ...
Oct 04 2013
Advocating for You: On the Radio!
I was a guest on Hotze Wellness Radio on KSEV Radio in Houston, Texas, for the full hour Wednesday to discuss my role as a women’s health blogger, and advocate for women going through perimenopause. I tried not to think about how many people ...