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 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...
Mar 29 2013
Depression in Perimenopause: Why Exercise and Light are So Important
Now that March is over, along with the long, dark days of winter, perhaps the topic ofdepression in perimenopausewon’t be so, well, depressing.As one who grew up in the muggy Deep South where actual seasons are an anomaly, I actually love winter. ...
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...
Dec 04 2012
Eating for Wellness with Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters
Anytime you have “wellness” and “chocolate” in the same sentence, you know it’s going to be a good day! But I’ll confess, I’m a child in that way. As much as I value good health, wellness, and eating for wellness, I don’t want to sacrifice ple...
Nov 21 2012
The Mind-Body Solution to Fibromyalgia, Part II
I ended my last post by telling you I plan to use the book The Mind-Body Mood Solution by Dr. Jeffrey Rossman, PhD, to tackle my fibromyalgia diagnosisand to help myself heal. The book is actually written and designed to help people who strugg...
Nov 20 2012
The Mind-Body Solution (to Fibromyalgia?)
I’ve been giving this fibromyalgia diagnosis a lot of thought. I haven’t come up with any ironclad conclusions – though neither has the medical community, frankly – but I’ve definitely had a few insights which might be worth your consideration...
Nov 16 2012
Low Vitamin D and Chronic Pain
My recent diagnosis of fibromyalgia is still sinking in. Truth be told, I’m having a tough time embracing it as an “official medical condition” given that it’s loosely defined as a hodgepodge of this and that, with a few “psychiatric” undertone...