Jul 01 2012
Going Green for Menopause
Don’t be deceived by the title of this post. It has nothing to do with an inconvenient truth or the size of your carbon foot print. If you still use plastic bags or haven’t bought a hybrid car, don’t worry about that either. Your secret is safe ...
Jun 28 2012
Does Menopause Wreck Marriages?
This is a hot topic around the Internet, and certainly one that seems to dominate the comment section of my personal blog. I don’t see it going away any time soon either. In fact, my prediction is that it will continue to gain momentum until it...
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 18 2012
I’m in Perimenopause and I Feel like I’m Going Crazy!
The very brilliant and extraordinarily funny comedian, George Carlin, once said, “Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.” Few women I kno...
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 ...
Jun 07 2012
The Role of Cortisol in Chronic Insomnia in Perimenopause
Chronic insomnia is one of the most debilitating symptoms of perimenopause for a lot of women. In addition to making the other symptoms unbearable, chronic insomnia has dangerous health implications: obesity, diabetes, hyper-tension, heart di...
Jun 06 2012
Urinary Incontinence in Perimenopause and Menopause
During all three of my pregnancies, I carried my children low, as they say in fertility and pregnancy circles. Not only did I carry them low, but with my third child, her head was resting squarely on my bladder throughout the entire pregnancy. ...
Jun 04 2012
Soul Food to Help You Through Perimenopause
Getting through perimenopause is not for the weak or faint of heart. The emotional ups and downs, the insomnia, the hot flashes, night sweats, and crazy, erratic menstrual cycles that drain every ounce of energy and iron reserves from your body...
May 30 2012
Why Am I So Sad in Perimenopause?
The longer I study, read, and write about perimenopause and menopause, the more convinced I become that the physical symptoms are a small part of the entire experience. Women know by the time they are in their 30s and early 40s they will o...