Hold That Pause
Hold That Pause
  • Aug 26 2013

    Yoga for Anxiety and Depression in Perimenopause

    This past week we had a lively discussion on Facebook on the topic of anxiety and depression in perimenopause. It is a topic I’ve addressed at great length here at Hold that Pause. There’s a reason for that, too. It’s a huge problem for wo...

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  • Aug 23 2013

    What are the Side Effects & Risks of Prometrium?

    Prior to my taking Prometrium, an FDA approved, bioidentical, oral progesterone, I used bioidentical progesterone in a cream form, which I purchased from compounding pharmacies. I was careful to only purchase the highest grade and quality I co...

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  • Aug 21 2013

    Surgically Induced Menopause? “HysterSisters” Might be a Resource for You!

    Because I get a fair number of questions from readers asking if I have any information on surgically induced menopause – hysterectomies – I decided I should take the time to research it and learn as much about it as I possibly could. I came ...

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  • Aug 16 2013

    More from Dr. Hotze’s ‘Hypothyroidism, Health & Happiness’

    It’s been hard for me to move away from this topic. Primarily because physicians like Dr. Steven Hotze and other healthcare providers, whom I respect, continue to address it. But also because I think they are shining a necessary light on the is...

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  • Aug 16 2013

    Fibromyalgia, Hypothyroidism, and Menopause

    I know I may anger some women who suffer with fibromyalgia when I say this. But, in spite of my own diagnosis last year, I don’t believe it’s a real condition. I’ve said it before, and I’ve jokingly referred to it as the “non-disease” with very...

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  • Aug 14 2013

    Calcium & Vitamin D Improves Bone Strength When Taken with HRT?

    A new study slated to be published in the February 2014 print issue of Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), found that women who were taking calcium and vitamin D supplements, in conjunction with hormone repla...

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  • Aug 09 2013

    Anxiety in Perimenopause: Utilizing Breath, Imagery, and Affirmations

    Anxiety in perimenopause can be linked to many causes. Fluctuating estrogen and progesterone levels, for example, adrenal fatigue, and even thyroid dysfunction. It can also be exacerbated by fatigue and exhaustion from insomnia as well. In...

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  • Jul 31 2013

    Moderate Your Way Through Menopause

    I happened to catch a radio talk show recently, where the host and guest were discussing the health benefits of calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D for women in menopause. It was an interesting discussion which held my attention for quite some ti...

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  • Jul 26 2013

    Sexuality in Menopause and Post-Menopause Years

    There is absolutely no pun intended, but, my last post on loss of libido in menopauseturned out to be one very “hot” topic. I posted it on my Facebook pageand the ladies went wild. Some of them lamented the loss of their libidowhile others w...

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  • Jul 25 2013

    Is the Loss of Libido in Menopause Such a Bad Thing?

    I received a comment on my other blog, The Perimenopause Blog, recently which gave me pause on this subject. The reader, Katy, had this to say about the loss of libido during menopause: “I am constantly amazed at how much our culture glorifi...

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Magnolia is dedicated to empowering women to take responsibility for their own health.

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