Wendy Hoffman blogs about menopause and women's health—particularly focusing on how diet and nutrition can positively affect a woman's life around the age of menopause.
Jun 26 2012
A New Evaluation of Diets with Lasting Weight Loss in Mind
There’s ongoing debate in scientific journals, women’s magazines and around kitchen tables over which diet is healthiest, or offers the best weight loss results. But a new research study, published just this week, looked at the impact that cer...
Jun 21 2012
Do Fitter Bodies Equal Fitter Brains?
Ok. This will be my third consecutive blogpost to talk about the benefits of exercise. I’m sorry, but I just can’t help it. Every week I seem to come across new articles and compelling research that shed a brighter light on the benefits of exercis...
Jun 13 2012
Get a Quality Workout in 20 Minutes!
I’m going to talk about exercise - again. It seems that every week I read about new research that shows how much exercise helps our heart, bones, muscles, memory and yes, even hot flashes and mood swings, as I wrote last week. You may t...
Jun 05 2012
More Proof That Exercise Can Dial Back Menopause Symptoms
A recent study that explored whether exercise can help alleviate menopause symptoms has shown that aerobic training in particular can reduce the frequency or severity of common symptoms such as night sweats, mood swings, and depression. This is...
May 30 2012
Experts Stress the Importance of Diet Over Supplements for Healthy Bones
Calcium, an essential mineral for for building and maintaining strong bones, is one of the most popular dietary supplements in the U.S. even though it can be obtained exclusively from food. Because bone loss is accelerated in the first year or...
May 22 2012
Our Grandmothers Were Right: Fish Oil Is Good For You
If you ask your physician which five dietary supplements offer the most health benefits, there’s a good chance that fish oil will be at the top of her list. We’ve come a long way since our grandmothers touted the powers of cod liver oil. I doub...
May 08 2012
Adding More Fat to Your Diet May Help with Menopause Symptoms and Weight Loss
Has your weight been creeping up ever since you hit the menopause years? Is it impossible to lose ten pounds no matter how little you eat? Do you suffer from digestive problems, or a hormonal imbalance? Those could be the signs of too little fa...
May 03 2012
New Research Findings Are Changing How Doctors Screen For and Treat Osteoporosis
Despite the continuing advertisements with celebrity spokespersons for osteoporosis drugs like Boniva and Prolia, there has been a lot of debate among medical experts over how to diagnose and treat osteoporosis, a common type of bone disease t...
Apr 25 2012
Twitter can be an E-Patient's Best Resource
Do you consider yourself an “e-patient” or an “online health seeker?” Those are terms that researchers call internet users who go online for health information on a regular basis. I definitely fall into that category. Since I first began expe...
Apr 17 2012
A Prescription Free Solution to Sleep Deprivation
If you’re experiencing hot flashes and anxiety at night, common symptoms of menopause, you’re probably not getting enough shut-eye. And if you can’t remember the last time you had seven to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep, you’re probably wa...