Jun 07 2013
If Menopause is a Natural Process, Why Use Hormones?
I have had more than one woman say this to me about menopause, and certainly many, many physicians feel the same way as well. They believe that menopause is a natural passage of life which should not be interfered with. Hence, no hormones, no s...
Jun 05 2013
Is There Life After Menopause?
Well, it might not feel like it when you’re in the middle of perimenopause, but the answer is yes. Yes, there is life after menopause – and it’s not so bad. A reader shared with me recently the grief and emotional struggles she is experienci...
May 31 2013
The Hormone Decision
I purchased a new book recently, The Hormone Decision, by Tara Parker-Pope. Tara is a nationally recognized women’s health writer for both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She was also a contributor in the movie “Hot Flash Havoc: a...
May 29 2013
NAMS Study Confirms What Women in Menopause Already Know
I have a love/hate relationship with medicine and science. On the one hand, it’s pretty darn fascinating what science has taught us about the universe at large, especially in astronomy and space. And there is no doubt that when it comes to my ...
May 28 2013
Hot Flash Havoc: A New Film Making the Rounds
I didn’t intend for May to become the month of “estrogen blogs.” It just kind of turned out that way. I had plans to discuss other topics. But, with the flurry of information on estrogen studies, etc., making their way around the Internet and...
May 27 2013
Estrogen: The New Come-Back Kid
I’m not sure if you’ve noticed or not, but there is a shift going on in the field of women’s health. Specifically, in the field of hormone health. The shift is back toward estrogen therapy for the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. In...
May 15 2013
Women’s Health Issues: Taking One for the Team
I had a rather eye-opening experience over the past week or so, which confirmed to me, much to my chagrin, that there are no easy or clear-cut answers when it comes to making decisions about our healthcare. Looking back, and knowing how obst...
May 13 2013
National Women's Health Week: Making Women's Health a Priority
This week, May 12th through May 18th, 2013, is “National Women’s Health Week” sponsored by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. According to Women’s Health.gov, “National Women’s Health Week” is about empowering women to “...
May 10 2013
Mayo Clinic Study on Low Estrogen and Weight Gain Unclear
That’s certainly my opinion. The Internet is abuzz with news about a recently released study co-authored by a physician at The Mayo Clinic, which says that low estrogen is the cause of weight gain in menopausal women. The actual study is enti...
May 08 2013
Study Says Low Estrogen Causes Weight Gain in Menopause
The Mayo Clinic released a new studyrecently, which it co-authored, stating that weight gain during the post-menopause years appears to be linked to low estrogen levels. According to the study, “Scientists have long known that lower estroge...