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...
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 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 09 2013
Transdermal Bioidentical Estradiol: Defending My Decision
So, I figured I might have to defend my decision to consider using a transdermal bioidentical estradiol. But, I didn’t think it would happen so quickly. No sooner had I written my post last week, when I received an email (albeit a cheerful one...
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 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...
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,...