12 Sep 2013

The One Asset You Must Add to Your Investment Portfolio (Starting Today)

As women in midlife, we all know that we should be paying attention to our financial future. Hopefully, if we’ve invested wisely, we’ll all be able to retire from our day jobs to pursue the dreams on our bucket lists! But there’s one asset that’s often overlooked when it comes to investing. Health. Think about this. How many of us look at our health as...

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05 Sep 2013

Celebrating Menopause Awareness Month!

September is Menopause Awareness Month. Approximately 6,000 women in the United States enter this sometimes-bewildering transition called menopause each day. I believe it’s essential to provide valuable information and tips on how to manage menopause and maintain overall wellness because knowledge is power and bewilderment is not a fun place to be! Part of my mission is to encourage women to be their own healthcare...

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29 Aug 2013

The Power of Progesterone

It’s time to talk about progesterone. This magical hormone is Snow White to the 7 Dwarves of menopause (Itchy, Bitchy, Bloaty, Sleepy, Sweaty, Forgetful and Psycho). She keeps them cool, calm and collected. Despite her role as Best Supporting Actress, she’s probably the most ignored of the bioidentical hormones. So what’s progesterone?  It is the hormone that a woman’s ovaries produce in the second half...

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22 Aug 2013

How to Tell the Difference Between PMS and Perimenopause

Most women know that menopause is defined by the end of the menstrual cycle and typically occurs between the ages of 45-55. But many women don’t know about perimenopause. Perimenopause is the stage in a woman’s life that prepares her body for menopause during the 5-10 years before menopause actually happens. During this stage, estrogen levels are rising and falling, progesterone is dropping, and testosterone...

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15 Aug 2013

Your Mom was Right! How Breakfast Boosts Your Mojo (and helps you lose weight)

What’s for breakfast today?  A blast of caffeine and a piece of toast?  Chances are you’ll be starving by 10:30! If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, why not give it the time and thought it deserves? Breakfast has been an evolutionary process for me…from nothing at all to cereal every day (with an occasional piece of bacon and some pancakes thrown...

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08 Aug 2013

Menopause Anxiety? Don’t Hit the Panic Button Just Yet.

By Holly Osterman If you were sitting in a room with a group of menopausal women, you’d expect the conversation to turn quickly to hot flashes and mood swings. So you might be surprised at the number of women who point to anxiety as their most challenging symptom. And interestingly, many of these women had never experienced any level of panic or anxiety in their...

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01 Aug 2013

Joe, You Gotta Go! 4 Great Reasons to Say “So-Long” to Caffeine

If you’re experiencing menopausal symptoms and you’ve done any research at all, one of the recommendations you’ve likely seen is to give up caffeine. This is not great news for many of us! Caffeine is addictive and the morning coffee ritual may be deeply ingrained. I feel your pain. But here’s why this is important. Caffeine opens up your blood vessels (that’s why it’s found...

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25 Jul 2013

Feeling Chained to Your Screen? 6 Healthy Reasons to Pull the Plug

Has your cell phone become an appendage? iPad your new bedmate? Is Facebook your new best friend? If you answered yes to any of these, it may be time to ditch the screen for a long weekend (or more). Taking a long weekend to enjoy a life in the third dimension might sound impossible, but it could be more important to your overall health than...

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18 Jul 2013

Financing Menopause: Will that be Cash or Charge, Ma’am?

Guest blog by Shirley Weir Show me a woman who isn’t starved: starved for time, money, and let’s be honest, a little sanity! At Menopause Chicks, I’m on a mission to crack open the conversation on one of the most natural of life’s occurrences–yet one of the most taboo and misunderstood subjects: menopause & perimenopause.  People will happily discuss sex, religion…even money before they’re willing...

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11 Jul 2013

Vacation Coming? 3 Simple Strategies to Avoid De-Railing Your Diet

Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip. -Arnold H. Glasgow   Picture this.  You’re cruising along, making excellent health choices using your very best thinking.  You’re feeling stronger, healthier and you are totally on the right track. You’re super-proud of yourself! Summer comes. And it’s time for your vacation. You have visions of...

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