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...
Dec 04 2012
Eating for Wellness with Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters
Anytime you have “wellness” and “chocolate” in the same sentence, you know it’s going to be a good day! But I’ll confess, I’m a child in that way. As much as I value good health, wellness, and eating for wellness, I don’t want to sacrifice ple...
Nov 21 2012
The Mind-Body Solution to Fibromyalgia, Part II
I ended my last post by telling you I plan to use the book The Mind-Body Mood Solution by Dr. Jeffrey Rossman, PhD, to tackle my fibromyalgia diagnosisand to help myself heal. The book is actually written and designed to help people who strugg...
Nov 20 2012
The Mind-Body Solution (to Fibromyalgia?)
I’ve been giving this fibromyalgia diagnosis a lot of thought. I haven’t come up with any ironclad conclusions – though neither has the medical community, frankly – but I’ve definitely had a few insights which might be worth your consideration...
Nov 16 2012
Low Vitamin D and Chronic Pain
My recent diagnosis of fibromyalgia is still sinking in. Truth be told, I’m having a tough time embracing it as an “official medical condition” given that it’s loosely defined as a hodgepodge of this and that, with a few “psychiatric” undertone...
Jul 13 2012
Got Menopause? Walk that Stuff Out!
Like much of the country, Ohio has been stuck in a heat wave for the past few weeks. As one who grew up in the Deep South (born in Florida, raised in Louisiana), I know hot. I don’t like it either. There is nothing enjoyable about the kind of ...
Jul 09 2012
Estroven Nighttime: A Good Alternative to Prescription Sleep-Aids
I’m not much on hawking products as a blogger. That is not to say that those who do are somehow less holy than I am in the blogging world. But, for me personally, I’ve never been comfortable doing it. I value my integrity, and as I get older – ...
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...