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...
Feb 05 2013
More Regulation for Compounding Pharmacies Soon to Come?
There are people who are thoroughly convinced that a powerful, centralized federal government is a good thing. They see it as a benevolent entity with only our best interests in mind, and have no problems with it growing and expanding, and assu...
Oct 18 2012
October 18th is World Menopause Day
Did you know? Today is World Menopause Day! If you didn’t, don’t worry. I didn’t either, and I would be willing to bet more than a few hot flashes that most women don’t know either. World Menopause Day actually began in 1984, and was insti...
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 07 2012
September is Menopause Awareness Month
September is Menopause Awareness Month. While I am certain that every woman is aware of menopause, I must admit I’m happy that the healthcare community is working hard to bring attention to it – in a positive way. My post yesterday is a real...
Jul 23 2012
Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Actually Safe?
Medscape Daily News is reporting that traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is now considered relatively safe once again for women in perimenopause, menopause, and post- menopause years who are displaying symptoms of hormone imbalance.The ...
Jul 18 2012
The Estrogen Errors: Another Book for Your Menopause Library
As a women’s health writer, and bono-fide book junky, I’m always on the look-out for good books on women’s health, particularly on the subjects of perimenopause and menopause. I came across The Estrogen Errors: Why Progesterone is Better f...
Jun 26 2012
Is the Tide Changing Again Regarding Estrogen Therapy?
Questions regarding the health benefits of estrogen continue to remain largely unanswered, at least for women who are going through perimenopause, and women who have reached actual menopause. The Women’s Health Initiative Study (WHI) certainly...
Jun 21 2012
What Are Xenoestrogens and How Do They Make You Fat?
It’s no secret that Americans are fat. Not pleasingly plump, or a little thick around the middle – fat. The obesity statistics in this country are staggering. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 35.7% of adult Americans...
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...