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, ...
Aug 26 2013
Yoga for Anxiety and Depression in Perimenopause
This past week we had a lively discussion on Facebook on the topic of anxiety and depression in perimenopause. It is a topic I’ve addressed at great length here at Hold that Pause. There’s a reason for that, too. It’s a huge problem for wo...
Aug 14 2013
Calcium & Vitamin D Improves Bone Strength When Taken with HRT?
A new study slated to be published in the February 2014 print issue of Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), found that women who were taking calcium and vitamin D supplements, in conjunction with hormone repla...
Aug 09 2013
Anxiety in Perimenopause: Utilizing Breath, Imagery, and Affirmations
Anxiety in perimenopause can be linked to many causes. Fluctuating estrogen and progesterone levels, for example, adrenal fatigue, and even thyroid dysfunction. It can also be exacerbated by fatigue and exhaustion from insomnia as well. In...
Jun 24 2013
Why I Think Diet and Exercise is Important in Menopause
I am always reluctant to discuss the topic of diet and exercise in menopause. Not because I don’t think it’s important. But because it’s spoken of so often as a remedy for pretty much everything which ails us, I think we tune it out. I’ll be...
Jun 19 2013
What Are Some Benefits of Estrogen Therapy?
I never anticipated at the end of 2012 that 2013 would become what I have now dubbed, “The Year of Estrogen.” I actually had other plans for my blogging topics in 2013. But, as Fox News anchor, Shepard Smith always says at the beginning of his ...
Apr 28 2013
Vitamin D: Good Medicine for Uterine Fibroids?
In a recent study released by the National Institute of Health, researchers have concluded that women who have sufficient amounts of vitamin D are 32 percent less likely to develop fibroids than women with insufficient vitamin D. Participant...
Apr 10 2013
Transdermal Bioidentical Estradiol: Why I’m Considering It
As you all probably noticed in my last post, I was a little testy over the wellness coach lady who took it upon herself to “educate me” regarding alternatives to my decision to use estrogen hormone therapy. If I were a younger woman (like no...
Mar 29 2013
Depression in Perimenopause: Why Exercise and Light are So Important
Now that March is over, along with the long, dark days of winter, perhaps the topic ofdepression in perimenopausewon’t be so, well, depressing.As one who grew up in the muggy Deep South where actual seasons are an anomaly, I actually love winter. ...
Mar 25 2013
Beating Depression in Perimenopause with Exercise and Light
We’re still on the topic of depression in perimenopause for the month of March. Heretofore, we’ve discussed dietary changes to include foods which provide the chemical building blocks, so to speak, for your body to produce serotonin, a natural ...