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...
Apr 05 2013
Transdermal Bioidentical Estradiol: I May Try It
I never thought I would be saying this, but I have an appointment with my gynecologist next week to discuss a prescription for a transdermal bioidentical estradiol (an estrogen). The last time I saw her she offered it to me after my examina...
Mar 29 2013
Depression in Perimenopause: Why Exercise and Light are So Important
Now that March is over, along with the long, dark days of winter, perhaps the topic ofdepression in perimenopausewon’t be so, well, depressing.As one who grew up in the muggy Deep South where actual seasons are an anomaly, I actually love winter. ...
Mar 28 2013
The Butterfly Effect of Preventative Healthcare
Ever since seeing the filmEscape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare,I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the comments made in the film byDr. Andrew Weil.According to Dr. Weil, part of the problem with the American healthcare system i...
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 13 2013
What Causes Depression in Perimenopause?
Depression in perimenopause is a big topic. I think depression in general is a big topic, but for women going through perimenopause, it’s huge. There are a lot of medical opinions about what causes depression, too. I agree with some of the...
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...
Mar 08 2013
Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare
I saw the new documentaryEscape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcarerecently. As I expected, it was compelling. As I also expected, I didn’t learn anything I didn’t already know. Namely, that our healthcare system is an absolute disaster....