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Lorraine Miano, NABBW’s Holistic Menopause Health Associate, Shares News on How to Prevent or Reverse Post-Menopause Osteoporosis

September 7th, 2023

By Lorraine Miano, NABBW’s Holistic Menopause Health Associate My recent osteoporosis diagnosis felt like a sucker punch to the gut. It was totally unexpected and left me wondering how and why did this happen? As a health and menopause coach, I felt I was doing all the right things by exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, limiting alcohol and caffeine, and taking my supplements. I knew I might be at higher risk since I am post-menopausal, small-boned, and chose not to use hormone replacement therapy due to personal reasons.   However, I felt I was doing well, especially since my... Read More

Post-Menopausal Zest! Why You Should Be Embracing It!

April 20th, 2022

By Lorraine Miano, NABBW’s Holistic Menopause Health Associate “There is no greater power in the world than the zest of a postmenopausal woman.” — Margaret Mead, Anthropologist So, what exactly is post-menopausal zest?  It is the burst of energy that some women feel after menopause… both physical and psychological. It is almost like a wake-up call. A woman may ask herself, “Where do I go from here? What fun lies ahead for me?  What am I going to do with the rest of my life?” For many of us, our post-menopause could be at least a third and up to half of our lifetime. That... Read More

You May Not Be “Past That!”

November 2nd, 2021

By Lorraine Miano, for the NABBW The information in this article is provided for educational purposes only. If you have a health concern, please contact your healthcare provider.   “Oh, I’m past that.” When a woman asks me what I do, and this is her response. The thing is, as a post-menopausal woman, you are far from “past that.” Let me explain. As a certified health and hormone coach specializing in menopause, I hear from women in all stages of this natural phase of our reproductive years. Perimenopausal women often don’t even realize they have entered this phase and... Read More

Whether or Not You’ve Been Diagnosed, It’s Important to Take A Closer Look At The Effects of Type 2 Diabetes On Us Boomer-Aged Women

December 7th, 2020

Diabetes in us older women can have negative effects as we age and experience menopause, making it crucial for us to know the warning signs and steps we need to take to live with it comfortably. The month of November flew by so fast I didn’t get everything done! Perhaps, you’ve also noticed that even in these COVID times, when we are staying home as much as possible, it’s very easy to get distracted from our best-laid plans due to having to focus so much on just simply coping with day-t0-day life as it unfolds. As your “Boomer in Chief” of the NABBW, I had intended... Read More

Never Underestimate the Power of a Menopausal Woman

June 18th, 2019

By Phyllis Coletta, JD, for the NABBW Menopause is an unexpected visit from a relative, showing up on your doorstep without invitation all fat and cranky. You must let her in — she’s stronger than you — and before you know it, there’s hair in the sink and she’s sticking her face in the freezer. Before this intrusion, before your body starts morphing into your mother, men stop looking at you, just like that. Gravity takes its toll; your waist disappears so you basically look like a vending machine, and you become invisible. Sounds awful, but there are great advantages to all... Read More

Weight Loss Tips for Post-Menopausal Women

December 8th, 2011

Weight Loss Tips for Post-Menopausal Women By Susan Schenck I am post menopausal, nearly 56 years old, and have achieved my ideal weight of 122 pounds and maintained it for three years. Here are a few tips I have learned on my journey: Add a teaspoon of cinnamon to whatever you are eating. It helps control the release of insulin, the hormone that tells the body to store fat. Fill yourself up with a vegetable salad before you eat your main meal. Nonstarchy vegetables such as cucumbers, asparagus, lettuce, celery, and more are actually negative in calories (since they stimulate the body to burn... Read More

Out of the Pumpkin Shell

October 28th, 2011

Out of the Pumpkin Shell Author: Nancy Werking Poling Website: http://www.nancypoling.com Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW This is a book every woman facing midlife should read. It is a story about two recently retired friends, Elise and Hattie (“Hat”), who have just ended (more like imploded) their Chicago school-teaching careers. Leery of the future, especially the part about their impending menopause, they decide to take a journey to Bryson Mills, Indiana, birthplace of Elise\’s mother, Rose. Elise wants to make the trip in order to confront some unfinished family business.... Read More

Eat to Defeat Menopause: The Essential Nutrition Guide for a Healthy Midlife

October 27th, 2011

Eat to Defeat Menopause: The Essential Nutrition Guide for a Healthy Midlife Author: Karen Giblin and Mache Seibel, M.D. Website: http://www.redhotmamas.org Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW Author Karen Giblin knows her stuff: Recognizing that leadership in the menopause healthcare services arena was sorely needed, she founded Red Hot Mamas®, which has become the largest menopause management education program in the US and Canada, in 1991. Her mission: to broaden the base of women\’s knowledge about menopause and empower them to become educated healthcare consumers and active participants... Read More

Trouble Sleeping? It Might Be Menopause

December 14th, 2010

Trouble Sleeping? It Might Be Menopause By Karen Giblin and Jo Anne Turner Menopause results into trouble sleeping for so many women. We wake up too many times in the night to go to the bathroom. Our restless legs wake us up. As our hormones continue to shift (typically declining) beginning with peri-menopause throughout menopause and post-menopause, we experience more hot flashes and night sweats that interrupt our nightly rest. Even small amounts of light and noise can wake us up and stimulate our nervous system making it difficult to fall back to sleep.  All of these things can leave us feeling... Read More

Fifty and Fabulous! The Best Years of a Woman’s Life

October 31st, 2010

Fifty and Fabulous! The Best Years of a Woman’s Life Author: Jaki Scarcello www.fiftyfab.com Reviewed by: Anne Holmes for the NABBW Author Jaki Scarcello is on a mission to challenge and enhance our perspective on growing older. This book began as a series of interviews with women ages 45 to 102 in five countries. Their wisdom provides its foundation. As Scarcello tells the reader at the front of the book: “A few years ago I began to interview interesting women who were nearing or passing the age of 50. I started the project for a variety of reasons, in response to circumstances in my professional... Read More