Tag: Menopause


3 Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk
06 Oct 2016

3 Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a topic that is very close to my heart as many members of my family have been touched by this disease including my mother and sister. I try really hard not to think about it, but I am acutely aware that my daughter and I are, at this point, are the only female members of my family...

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Celebrate Menopause Awareness Month: Learn to be a Savvy Healthcare Consumer
23 Sep 2016

Celebrate Menopause Awareness Month: Learn to be a Savvy Healthcare Consumer

September is Menopause Awareness Month. Nearly 6,000 women in the United States enter this sometimes-bewildering transition called menopause each day. There are at least 34 symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. And many of them can be confused with other hormone imbalances like hypothyroidism or adrenal imbalance. There is an overwhelming amount of conflicting data surrounding the efficacy and safety of treatments for menopause symptoms. In...

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Are Your Hormones Like Unruly Toddlers?
04 Aug 2016

Are Your Hormones Like Unruly Toddlers?

If you’ve been in perimenopause for more than a few minutes, you’re very aware of the delicate balance of hormones in your body. Think of your hormones as a group of toddlers playing in a sandbox in the park. They’re building sandcastles and everyone is getting along fine. But it can all change in a second if one of the little darlings gets mad about...

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7 Ways to Break Free from Midlife Mindset Muck
09 Jun 2016

7 Ways to Break Free from Midlife Mindset Muck

“The biggest problem I’ve had since menopause is lack of passion/interest/direction in my life.” “I feel frozen somehow.” “ I seem to have lost myself.” “ I don’t know what’s normal and what’s not. I focus on every little thing about my body.” These are common comments I hear from my clients and the ladies in the Hormone Harmony Club. It’s almost as if their...

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Beyond Calcium and D3: The Role of Vitamin K2 for Bone Health
26 May 2016

Beyond Calcium and D3: The Role of Vitamin K2 for Bone Health

Millions of women take calcium supplements to maintain healthy bone and prevent osteoporosis and osteopenia. Yet few of us realize that creating the best bone health involves more than taking a single mineral supplement. Recent research has shown that vitamin K2 is an important addition to make sure that calcium goes to bone and is not deposited in blood vessels. Why Vitamin K is Essential...

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5 Signs That You May Have Osteoporosis
19 May 2016

5 Signs That You May Have Osteoporosis

Falling estrogen and testosterone levels during perimenopause and menopause can speed up bone loss dramatically. This contributes to osteopenia (the beginnings of osteoporosis) and osteoporosis (thin, porous bones). There are many risk factors for osteoporosis which include family history, medications and lifestyle. But, how do we know whether our bones are healthy or not? We can’t see them like we can see our skin, or...

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Why Women Won’t Invest in Themselves (and Why It Matters)
03 Mar 2016

Why Women Won’t Invest in Themselves (and Why It Matters)

I recently had a phone call with a potential client, Joanne. Joanne’s really struggling with insomnia, weight gain and just generally feeling like she’s stuck. She’s done a lot of research on perimenopause but has yet to find any real help. We talked through her symptoms, goals and ways I could help her. At the end of our conversation she said, “This sounds like just...

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5 Things Men Should Know about Menopause
28 Jan 2016

5 Things Men Should Know about Menopause

“I don’t need him to fix me! I just want him to listen and try to understand that I’m doing the best I can.” This is a sentiment I hear a lot in my Hormone Harmony Club. I recently asked these ladies what they want men to understand about menopause. As you might expect, the responses were plentiful and varied. Women aren’t the only ones...

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3 Sneaky Ways Your Hormones May be Sabotaging Your Weight Loss
31 Dec 2015

3 Sneaky Ways Your Hormones May be Sabotaging Your Weight Loss

Perimenopause brings a truckload of challenges with it, so it hardly seems fair that unrelenting weight gain is one of them. Meno-middle (weight gain in the abdomen) is one of the most common complaints of perimenopausal women. And most of them have been told that an extra 10–20 pounds is simply a rite of passage at this time of life and they should just accept...

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Why Your Hormones Want You to Break Up with Sugar
10 Dec 2015

Why Your Hormones Want You to Break Up with Sugar

Sugar and refined carbohydrates are best known for their effects on weight gain, but these foods are frequently at the root of your worst PMS and menopause symptoms too– especially when it comes to fatigue, cravings, and mood swings. From my own and experience and that of my clients, I know that cutting out sugar can make a tremendous difference in how you feel. Hot...

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