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...
Apr 30 2013
Short-term Memory Loss and Brain Fog in Perimenopause
If you take a little trip around the Internet, you might find that I’m one of the few people who actually talk about the short-term memory loss and brain fog in perimenopause.Shocking isn’t it? With literally millions upon millions of women ...
Apr 29 2013
Yes, Perimenopause is Real, and No, You’re Not Going Crazy
This is the tagline for my other blog, The Perimenopause Blog, born out of a time when I was in the thick of my own perimenopause symptoms and questioning my sanity. I wrote a post entitled: “Perimenopause: Yes, it’s Real, and No, You’re Not Go...
Apr 28 2013
Vitamin D: Good Medicine for Uterine Fibroids?
In a recent study released by the National Institute of Health, researchers have concluded that women who have sufficient amounts of vitamin D are 32 percent less likely to develop fibroids than women with insufficient vitamin D. Participant...
Apr 26 2013
More on the Vivelle Dot: It’s Really Helping
I’ve been using the Vivelle Dot, a bioidentical transdermal estradiol patch for about three weeks now, and I’m here to tell you, I’m a happy camper. My main motivation for trying it was a depression I’ve been having a very tough time shaking, s...
Apr 16 2013
The Vivelle Dot: So Far, So Good
I have been using the Vivelle Dot – a bioidentical transdermal estradiol for almost one week, and I’m here to tell you, I am beginning to feel better all ready. Yes, you read that right. In less than one week of using the patch, I have n...
Apr 10 2013
Transdermal Bioidentical Estradiol: Why I’m Considering It
As you all probably noticed in my last post, I was a little testy over the wellness coach lady who took it upon herself to “educate me” regarding alternatives to my decision to use estrogen hormone therapy. If I were a younger woman (like no...