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Welcome!

August 1st, 2006

Warmest greetings to our fellow Baby Boomer Women! Or should we say, our HOTTEST greetings, given the temperatures this summer?! (Our very first piece of advice: do not go anywhere this summer without a bottle of water. Dehydration can sneak up on you very quickly) We wanted to take the opportunity in our first column for this newsletter to introduce ourselves, tell you how excited we are to be here, and let you in on our philosophies for maintaining good health and achieving longevity in this wonderful, though challenging, time of our lives. First, some housekeeping (probably the only kind that... Read More

Menopause and Irritability – All You Need to Know

August 1st, 2006

Many women in the stages of pre-menopause and menopause feel depressed and irritable. Some researchers believe that the decrease in estrogen triggers changes in the brain, causing depression. Others think that supplementary symptoms you are having, such as sleep problems, hot flashes, night sweats and fatigue are the causes of these feelings. Alternatively, it could be a blend of hormonal changes and symptoms. However, these symptoms can also be caused due to reasons unrelated to menopause, though menopause is the main cause of these symptoms in a woman. Mood changes and irritability may also be... Read More

Welcome!

August 1st, 2006

Warmest greetings to our fellow Baby Boomer Women! Or should we say, our HOTTEST greetings, given the temperatures this summer?! (Our very first piece of advice: do not go anywhere this summer without a bottle of water. Dehydration can sneak up on you very quickly) We wanted to take the opportunity in our first column for this newsletter to introduce ourselves, tell you how excited we are to be here, and let you in on our philosophies for maintaining good health and achieving longevity in this wonderful, though challenging, time of our lives. First, some housekeeping (probably the only kind that... Read More

Menopause and Bioidentical Hormones: Advantages of BHRT

July 1st, 2006

Hormones are best described as carriers of messages from glands to cells to maintain chemical levels in the bloodstream that achieve homeostasis. The name ‘hormone\’ comes from a word that means, ‘to spur on.\’ This goes to show how the presence of hormones acts as a catalyst for other chemical changes at the cellular level necessary for growth, development, and energy in the body. Bioidentical hormones can play an important role in menopause. Menopause and Bioidentical Hormones: How Hormones Work As a part of the endocrine system, glands produce these hormones. Hormones flow freely... Read More

Menopause and Blood Sugar

June 1st, 2006

As a woman, you go through profound changes during menopause, and this affects your emotional and physical health. At that time, you go through a series of metabolic changes that can lead to blood sugar imbalance, and other serious health associated problems. A study that tracked metabolic changes in women as they progressed through menopause found that one out of six women developed blood sugar imbalance. Estrogen can create blood sugar imbalance and increase in body fat storage, whereas progesterone normalizes blood sugar levels and helps use fat for energy. During perimenopause and menopause,... Read More