Mar 28 2013
The Butterfly Effect of Preventative Healthcare
Ever since seeing the filmEscape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare,I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the comments made in the film byDr. Andrew Weil.According to Dr. Weil, part of the problem with the American healthcare system i...
Mar 25 2013
Beating Depression in Perimenopause with Exercise and Light
We’re still on the topic of depression in perimenopause for the month of March. Heretofore, we’ve discussed dietary changes to include foods which provide the chemical building blocks, so to speak, for your body to produce serotonin, a natural ...
Mar 19 2013
Depression in Perimenopause: Let’s Eat Some More
If you’re anything like me and you love to eat, then you were probably positively delighted to learn from my last post that you can eat your way out of depression. You will also be delighted to know that this post is about eating, too. Yes inde...
Mar 14 2013
Depression in Perimenopause: Eat Your Way Out of It
You have to admit. Eating your way out of anything just can’t be bad. Especially if it can help you manage health challenges like depression in perimenopause – and it will. In my last post I told you there is a direct correlation between a w...
Mar 13 2013
What Causes Depression in Perimenopause?
Depression in perimenopause is a big topic. I think depression in general is a big topic, but for women going through perimenopause, it’s huge. There are a lot of medical opinions about what causes depression, too. I agree with some of the...
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...
Mar 08 2013
Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare
I saw the new documentaryEscape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcarerecently. As I expected, it was compelling. As I also expected, I didn’t learn anything I didn’t already know. Namely, that our healthcare system is an absolute disaster....
Feb 28 2013
Fixing the Healthcare System: Can We Do It?
I’ve been rather amazed at the response I’ve gotten over the past couple of months to my posts on dizziness, vertigo, anxiety, panic attacks, and heart palpitations in perimenopause. Every now and then it seems you hit a nerve with certain blo...
Feb 27 2013
Real People, Real Women, Real Stories
I interact quite frequently with many of my readers, either through the comment section at The Perimenopause Blog, or on Twitter, Google+, or at my Facebook page. It makes for some very interesting discussions sometimes, helps to blow off a ...
Feb 22 2013
Vertigo & Dizziness in Perimenopause: Trying to Find the Answers
So, after my pseudo-feminist rant in my last post, I thought it might be a good idea to get back to the monthly blogging topic at hand –vertigo and dizziness in perimenopause. Two symptoms which we have learned can be traced tothyroid dysfunction,...