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 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 21 2013
Women in Perimenopause are not Crazy, Broken, or in Need of Fixin’
I’ve been reading through the bookThe Thyroid Solution: A Revolutionary Mind-Body Program That Will Help You,by Dr. Ridha Arem, M.D., over the past couple of weeks, as you may know if you’ve read any ofmy recent posts. This morning, as I skimmed t...
Oct 26 2012
The Politics of Hormones: Here We Go Again
It’s hard to believe that in an age where we can have “Face Time” with our iPhone® contacts, and SKYPE® with our business associates and college professors around the globe in real time, that we still can’t think of any other way to explain wom...
Sep 13 2012
A New Series: You have "Peri" What?
One lesson I’ve learned in life is that you can’t be afraid to walk down unfamiliar paths, or be resistant to changing your course, if the path you’re on begins to lead you in an unfamiliar direction. When I began blogging about my personal ...
Aug 31 2012
Views From a Conservative Woman Regarding Women's Health
As a women’s health writer and blogger, I stay away from politics for obvious reasons. It’s not that I’m apolitical. I’m not. I have very strong political beliefs. It’s just that I don’t see the value in politicizing women’s health.Unfortuna...
Aug 14 2012
Are Routine Pelvic Exams Necessary for Post-Menopausal Women?
If you have your ear to the ground in the medical field, then you may have noticed a shift in attitudes among healthcare providers, who are beginning to question the wisdom of routine wellness procedures. Women’s health is an area which is of p...
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...