Jan 29 2013
Hypothyroidism: An Under-Diagnosed Epidemic?
What initially began as a discussion on anxiety, heart palpitations, and panic attacks in women going through perimenopause has now become a full-blown discussion on hypothyroidism. But, please don’t get lost in all of the twist and turns. Ho...
Jan 24 2013
Heart Palpitations, Panic Attacks, Anxiety & Thyroid Dysfunction
Before I entered perimenopause some 15 years ago now, I had no earthly idea that something as simple as estrogen and progesterone hormone imbalance could send my entire life to hell in a hand basket. I was blithely unaware of what was about ...
Jan 22 2013
The Role of Adrenal Fatigue in Heart Palpitations & Panic Attacks
Continuing on with our discussion onheart palpitations and panic attacksfor the month of January, I wanted to talk more about adrenal fatigue, which, along with low progesterone levels and issues with thyroid function, is one of the root causes of...
Jan 14 2013
Heart Palpitations & Panic Attacks in Perimenopause
Last month I talked considerably about anxiety during perimenopause, a common and worrisome symptom for many women. This month, I thought I would extend the conversation to include heart palpitations and panic attacks, two other symptoms of per...
Jan 07 2013
Menopause, Fibromyalgia & Me: The Journey Begins
You know how sometimes in life you have these great moments of insight into your behavior and you realize (usually much to your chagrin), that perhaps you may not have it together as well as you think you do? Like, maybe, you’ve been living in t...
Dec 31 2012
Blogging in the New Year
Now that 2013 is upon us, it’s time to do a little blogging housekeeping to set the tone for the New Year. I’m a goal setter, as I’ve told you all before. I’m not much on resolutions because I never keep them, but goals? Love them. Granted, I don’...
Dec 27 2012
Menopause: The Ultimate New Year
Christmas is over and the new year has finally rolled around again – my favorite part ofthe holiday season, actually. I see Christmas kind of likeMardi Gras, or bachelor and bachelorette parties. The great, big, last hurray before you have to knoc...
Dec 19 2012
God Bless Newtown, Connecticut
Like every other American, I’m sure, I’ve been a little emotionally disoriented in the wake of the horrible tragedy which occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, last Friday, December 14th. I’ve tried to limit my exposure to the story by avoiding ...
Dec 14 2012
Eating for Wellness with Gluten Free Cherry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies
Before the holiday season gets away from us, I wanted to pass on another recipe for holiday treats that won’t leave you feeling lethargic, achy with inflammation, and bloated from head to toe from processed sugar and bleached flour –gluten free, c...
Dec 12 2012
Jane Fonda Talks Menopause
I saw American film actress, Jane Fonda, on the Katie Couric Show recently. Say what you will about her politics – and she and I are definitely not on the same page – but I love this woman. She’s an icon in my view, and I have enormous respect...