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...
Apr 16 2012
The Politics of Women’s Healthcare
Unless you live under a rock, or like Viggo Mortensen, you don’t own a television or surf the web (it’s true, I heard him say it), then you are probably keenly aware of the current debate over Obamacare, also known as the Patient Protection and...
Apr 16 2012
Surviving Menopause: You’ve Earned Your New Attitude!
Back in the day – the days when I was firmly in the grip, or perhaps I should say clutches, of perimenopause, I felt out of control. I felt so out of control that I sometimes bordered on the edge of panic attacks. For some women, being in cont...
Apr 11 2012
Dried Plums for Your Bones? You Bet!
Science Daily is citing a recent study on plums as medicine for osteoporosis, giving new hope for aging men and women who fear becoming dried up, wrinkled prunes in their golden years – sorry, I just had to say it. Researchers from Florida S...