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.
Apr 10 2012
These Foods Could Be More Effective than HRT for Menopausal Symptoms
If you’ve been looking into natural remedies to alleviate menopausal symptoms, you’ve probably read about phytoestrogen rich foods like flax seed and soy, or botanicals such as Black Cohosh and Dong Quai. But recently, while perusing The Green ...
Apr 04 2012
Experts Critique Diets that Promise to Conquer Belly Fat and Lower Blood Pressure
Earlier this year, U.S. News announced its rankings for the best diets. They relied upon 22 experts in diet and nutrition to scrutinize the claims of dozens of diets to determine which ones “add up” or “fall short” of their stated goals. The res...
Mar 27 2012
Do Our Colons Really Need Cleansing?
Am I the only one that is baffled by the continuing popularity of colon cleanses? I’ve always thought that our bodies naturally eliminate all that we ingest. But maybe there’s more to this than I thought because, on a recent visit to my local W...
Mar 19 2012
Food For Thought: What to Eat to Boost Your Memory
I know I’m not alone in often forgetting names of close friends, or recalling the name of the book that I recently read, or heck, that I’m currently reading. Occasional memory lapses are a normal part of aging and the decline of estrogen that pu...
Mar 12 2012
Prescription Medications Should be Taken with Care
It’s not uncommon for forty- and fifty-something women to be taking as many as two or three prescription medicines daily, not to mention weekly or monthly bone-building drugs to prevent osteoporosis. While medications to alleviate joint pain, o...
Mar 05 2012
After a Long Winter, It’s Time to Check Your Vitamin D Level
In Northern California, where I live, it's been a pretty mild winter with lots of sunny days and temperatures over 60 degrees. But I know that some areas of the country haven’t been so lucky. For many of you, it has probably been several weeks...
Feb 28 2012
My Picks for The Best Books On Menopause
My home library is crammed with books, CDs and subscription newsletters about women’s health, from menopause and hormones to exercise, nutrition and natural medicine. I’ve accumulated so much information over the years that I’ve become the go-t...
Feb 22 2012
The Miracle Treatment That Makes Menopause Easier
What do you think is the single best thing that you can do for your health? Eat more fruits and vegetables? Get eight hours of sleep every night? How about taking a daily multivitamin? All those things are good to do, of course, but Dr. Mike E...
Feb 14 2012
Hello and Welcome!
Hello and welcome! This is my debut blogpost on Healthline, and I’m delighted to join the growing community of bloggers and health experts in such an informative and thoughtful forum. I’ve been researching and writing about Menopause si...