May 29 2012
Do Diet and Exercise Really Help Menopause Symptoms?
You’ve heard it a million times if you’ve heard it once: Diet and exercise fix everything. So, it’s no surprise then that many healthcare professionals recommend a change in diet and moderate exercise to help women cope with menopause symptoms...
May 21 2012
My Doctor Says I’m Too Young for Perimenopause
As a women’s health advocate, writer, and blogger, I am often asked by women in their 40s if they are too young to be entering perimenopause. I am always perplexed by this question since it is no secret that a large number of women are complete...
May 16 2012
Micronized, USP, Wild Yam Extract Progesterone: What Does it all Mean?
For the average woman trying to navigate her way through perimenopause symptoms, making sense out of all of the lingo and terminology surrounding bioidentical progesterone can be a frustrating proposition, to say the very least. It’s diff...
May 14 2012
When Did Menopause Become a Disease?
Menopause as a disease, or as it is often called by feminist scholars, “medicalized menopause” entered the medical lexicon in the 1930s and 1940s. Yes indeed, ladies. What was once thought of as a natural, biological process signaling to women...
May 09 2012
Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Really Necessary?
With all of the confusion and controversy surrounding hormone replacement therapy, many women choose to opt out of it all together. I can’t say that I blame them, frankly, because it sometimes feels like you need a PhD in medical science to mak...
May 07 2012
Understanding Estrogen Dominance
Thanks to the work of Dr. John R. Lee, physician and author of the book What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause, most women today who are going through menopause, understand, or have at least heard of, the term estrogen dominance. ...
May 04 2012
So Many Medical Experts, So Little Time
If you’re anything like me, your head spins trying to figure out which expert to believe when it comes to getting treatment for perimenopause symptoms. Medical research in women’s health is extraordinarily fluid, and seems to change directions q...
May 02 2012
Some of the Best Women’s Health Websites on the Web
With all of the information available on the web, it can be overwhelming trying to sort through it all. Women’s health is a hot topic on the Internet with websites covering virtually every symptom and condition you can imagine. Some are fluffy,...
Apr 26 2012
New Study Says Soy is Effective for Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
The effectiveness of soy for hot flashes is a debate I can’t seem to stay away from. Mainly because I’ve been saying for years that soy not only helped me get rid of my hot flashes and night sweats, but that it has helped other women as well. H...
Apr 24 2012
How Accurate are Lab Tests in Diagnosing Perimenopause?
In Western medicine lab work is the go-to diagnostic tool, helping physicians diagnose a wide variety of physical conditions. Pregnancy, diabetes, heart disease, and even kidney disease, can all be confirmed or denied by a simple blood test. B...