Oct 12 2012
Are FDA Approved Bioidentical Hormones Really Bioidentical?
It does seem like an oxymoron to have the words “bioidentical” and “FDA approved” in the same sentence, I know. If you’re like me, you’ve probably always associated anything that is FDA approved with pharmaceutical companies. You’ve probably al...
Oct 10 2012
Prometrium: A Bioidentical FDA Approved Progesterone
It is no secret that I personally prefer bioidentical hormones for the treatment of symptoms of perimenopause as opposed to synthetic hormones and drugs. In fact, I sincerely believe that most women prefer natural, healthier, and less intrusive...
Aug 24 2012
Loss of Libido During Perimenopause
As a woman who enjoyed a healthy sex life before I entered perimenopause, I can tell you without a doubt, that the thought of losing my libido due to hormone imbalance simply terrified me. To be honest, the thought of menopause in general terri...
Aug 23 2012
The Cycle of Stress and Hormonal Imbalance in Perimenopause
During perimenopause and menopause, estrogen and progesterone are the two hormones which always seem to get top billing. Certainly two very powerful, key players in our fertility and menstrual cycles, estrogen and progesterone essentially make...
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 16 2012
Heavy, Flooding Periods in Perimenopause
When you blog about perimenopause and menopause, sooner or later it’s going to get personal. I mean, when you’re discussing your menstrual cycles with total strangers for crying out loud, that’s pretty personal. But it’s also helpful. We are by ...
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...
Jun 15 2012
Are Women Irrational During Perimenopause?
Depending on whom you ask (usually men) the answer to this question might be “yes.” But, I have a real problem with that for a couple of reasons. First, as a woman, I find the suggestion that women who are suffering with hormone imbalance are ...
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...