May 10 2013
Mayo Clinic Study on Low Estrogen and Weight Gain Unclear
That’s certainly my opinion. The Internet is abuzz with news about a recently released study co-authored by a physician at The Mayo Clinic, which says that low estrogen is the cause of weight gain in menopausal women. The actual study is enti...
May 08 2013
Study Says Low Estrogen Causes Weight Gain in Menopause
The Mayo Clinic released a new studyrecently, which it co-authored, stating that weight gain during the post-menopause years appears to be linked to low estrogen levels. According to the study, “Scientists have long known that lower estroge...
Apr 09 2013
Transdermal Bioidentical Estradiol: Defending My Decision
So, I figured I might have to defend my decision to consider using a transdermal bioidentical estradiol. But, I didn’t think it would happen so quickly. No sooner had I written my post last week, when I received an email (albeit a cheerful one...
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 ...
Mar 19 2013
Depression in Perimenopause: Let’s Eat Some More
If you’re anything like me and you love to eat, then you were probably positively delighted to learn from my last post that you can eat your way out of depression. You will also be delighted to know that this post is about eating, too. Yes inde...
Mar 14 2013
Depression in Perimenopause: Eat Your Way Out of It
You have to admit. Eating your way out of anything just can’t be bad. Especially if it can help you manage health challenges like depression in perimenopause – and it will. In my last post I told you there is a direct correlation between a w...
Mar 11 2013
The FDA Advises Against Antidepressants and Anti-anxiety Meds for Hot Flashes
I’ve never been too keen on antidepressants or anti-anxiety medication to treat perimenopause symptoms. In fact, it angers me that physicians dole them out to women like Pez candy for everything. Mainly because they don’t really help. Also bec...
Feb 22 2013
Vertigo & Dizziness in Perimenopause: Trying to Find the Answers
So, after my pseudo-feminist rant in my last post, I thought it might be a good idea to get back to the monthly blogging topic at hand –vertigo and dizziness in perimenopause. Two symptoms which we have learned can be traced tothyroid dysfunction,...
Feb 21 2013
Women in Perimenopause are not Crazy, Broken, or in Need of Fixin’
I’ve been reading through the bookThe Thyroid Solution: A Revolutionary Mind-Body Program That Will Help You,by Dr. Ridha Arem, M.D., over the past couple of weeks, as you may know if you’ve read any ofmy recent posts. This morning, as I skimmed t...
Feb 19 2013
Dizziness & Vertigo in Perimenopause: The Thyroid Solution
A friend called me the other day. She’s 47 years old and displaying classic symptoms of perimenopause.I didn’t need to tell her that, however, because she already knew. Instead, she wanted to talk to me about the weight gain she had been experi...