Jun 18 2012
I’m in Perimenopause and I Feel like I’m Going Crazy!
The very brilliant and extraordinarily funny comedian, George Carlin, once said, “Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.” Few women I kno...
Jun 15 2012
Are Women Irrational During Perimenopause?
Depending on whom you ask (usually men) the answer to this question might be “yes.” But, I have a real problem with that for a couple of reasons. First, as a woman, I find the suggestion that women who are suffering with hormone imbalance are ...
Jun 07 2012
The Role of Cortisol in Chronic Insomnia in Perimenopause
Chronic insomnia is one of the most debilitating symptoms of perimenopause for a lot of women. In addition to making the other symptoms unbearable, chronic insomnia has dangerous health implications: obesity, diabetes, hyper-tension, heart di...
Jun 06 2012
Urinary Incontinence in Perimenopause and Menopause
During all three of my pregnancies, I carried my children low, as they say in fertility and pregnancy circles. Not only did I carry them low, but with my third child, her head was resting squarely on my bladder throughout the entire pregnancy. ...
Jun 04 2012
Soul Food to Help You Through Perimenopause
Getting through perimenopause is not for the weak or faint of heart. The emotional ups and downs, the insomnia, the hot flashes, night sweats, and crazy, erratic menstrual cycles that drain every ounce of energy and iron reserves from your body...
May 30 2012
Why Am I So Sad in Perimenopause?
The longer I study, read, and write about perimenopause and menopause, the more convinced I become that the physical symptoms are a small part of the entire experience. Women know by the time they are in their 30s and early 40s they will o...
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...