Oct 12 2012
Are FDA Approved Bioidentical Hormones Really Bioidentical?
It does seem like an oxymoron to have the words “bioidentical” and “FDA approved” in the same sentence, I know. If you’re like me, you’ve probably always associated anything that is FDA approved with pharmaceutical companies. You’ve probably al...
Oct 10 2012
Prometrium: A Bioidentical FDA Approved Progesterone
It is no secret that I personally prefer bioidentical hormones for the treatment of symptoms of perimenopause as opposed to synthetic hormones and drugs. In fact, I sincerely believe that most women prefer natural, healthier, and less intrusive...
Oct 05 2012
You Have "Peri" What? : Charting Your Own Path
I just returned from a round table discussion in NYC last week. While I’m not at liberty to discuss the topic at hand just yet, I can divulge that the purpose of the discussion and my being invited did revolve around women’s health and menopause...
Oct 03 2012
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is breast cancer awareness month. It’s one campaign to raise awareness that I’m very happy to get behind. While I’ve never personally experienced breast cancer, like most everyone I know, it has affected me by way of the people I know ...
Sep 28 2012
You Have "Peri" What?: An Important Caveat
Before I go any further in this series, I wanted to take some time to address an important issue which is certain to come up sooner or later. That is, I am very aware that no matter how well prepared you are when you enter your physician’s offi...
Sep 24 2012
You Have "Peri" What? : Make a List and Check it Twice
Are you a list maker? If you are, then the recommendations in this post will be easy for you. If you’re not, I would highly recommend that you become one -- at the very least you should when you go to your physician. A few good things will come...
Sep 21 2012
You Have "Peri" What? : More From The Empowered Patient
In my last post in this series I recommended the book The Empowered Patient by Elizabeth Cohen, CNN senior medical correspondent. However, if you still need a little convincing, I thought I might share with you a personal experience I had righ...
Sep 19 2012
You Have "Peri" What? : Let's Begin by Empowering You
I want to continue this new series of posts by giving you a book recommendation. Of course, I realize that my suggesting you read a book in order to learn how to get your doctor to listen to you might feel a little bit like your doctor telling ...
Sep 13 2012
A New Series: You have "Peri" What?
One lesson I’ve learned in life is that you can’t be afraid to walk down unfamiliar paths, or be resistant to changing your course, if the path you’re on begins to lead you in an unfamiliar direction. When I began blogging about my personal ...
Sep 10 2012
I'm in Perimenopause: Why Can't My Doctor Help Me?
In one of my recent blog posts, “Physicians Heal Thyself (And Hopefully, Us Too),” I spoke to the frustration many women feel when they try to get help for perimenopause in a medical system which does not seem to really understand women’s hormo...