February 2017

So WHAT DO I DO WHILE WAITING FOR THE STUDIES TO TELL ME WHETHER I SHOULD CONSIDER ERT TO PROTECT ME FROM HEART DISEASE?_12.jpg

So WHAT DO I DO WHILE WAITING FOR THE STUDIES TO TELL ME WHETHER I SHOULD CONSIDER ERT TO PROTECT ME FROM HEART DISEASE?

You’re in the company of millions of women who have to make a decision about hormone therapy. You need to study the facts and then come to some kind of interim conclusion with your physician. On the plus side is the fact that women don’t usually suffer CHD or heart attacks before menopause. It is […] Read more

How WILL I KNOW I HAVE FOUND THE RIGHT DOCTOR FOR ME?_0.jpg

How WILL I KNOW I HAVE FOUND THE RIGHT DOCTOR FOR ME?

Judge whether you are comfortable in the office with the doctor and the staff. Were you pleasantly greeted? Was the waiting room comfortable with new and pertinent reading material? Were you made to wait too long? If so, were an explanation and apology offered? Did you feel an easy exchange of information with the receptionist, […] Read more

How OFTEN SHOULD I SEE MY DOCTOR WHILE I AM ON ERT?_0.jpg

How OFTEN SHOULD I SEE MY DOCTOR WHILE I AM ON ERT?

Most physicians indicate that with no other underlying medical conditions, you should be checked twice a year. If you are past fifty (or are younger, but are on ERT) you should have a mammogram and a PAP test once each year and at each visit you should have a pelvic examination, a breast examination, and […] Read more

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How do I find the right doctor for menopause?

âœHow do I find the right doctor?❠That is one of the most frequently asked questions after the programs. It’s a good question, but one for which we each have to do our own soul-searching before we begin our quest. Often we bring to the doctor’s office a list of unrealistic expectations. We want our […] Read more

How MUCH CALCIUM SHOULD A WOMAN TAKE TO PREVENT OSTEOPOROSIS?_4.jpg

How MUCH CALCIUM SHOULD A WOMAN TAKE TO PREVENT OSTEOPOROSIS?

As of this writing, the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for calcium is 800 milligrams. If you are premenopausal, you should take in at least 1,000 milligrams per day. Four 8-ounce glasses of milk would provide 1,200. (Skim milk is as calcium-rich as whole milk and is virtually fat-free.) After menopause, because your body has become […] Read more

Why have I been told to cut down on my CONSUMPTION OF SUGAR AFTER MENOPAUSE? I DON’T HAVE DIABETES._9.jpg

Why have I been told to cut down on my CONSUMPTION OF SUGAR AFTER MENOPAUSE? I DON’T HAVE DIABETES.

After menopause, we begin to see the negative effects of sugar upon our systems in several important ways. Excess sugar steals our B-complex vitamins and minerals. You will recall that earlier in this chapter I described these as offering calming effects. With the depletion of B-complex vitamins and minerals, we may become more nervous or […] Read more

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Alternatives to Estrogen Replacement

A woman from Sweden was sitting on the beach in Key Biscavne, Florida (where I live and write in the winter). Upon learning from a mutual friend that I was working on a blog about menopause, she came over to my âœspot❠iO talk to me. I’ll call her Ursula. Ursula wanted to discuss ali, […] Read more

Why does my skin suddenly seem to be a different COLOR AND WHY DOES MY MAKEUP LOOK HARSH?_0.jpg

Why does my skin suddenly seem to be a different COLOR AND WHY DOES MY MAKEUP LOOK HARSH?

Our skin lightens as we age, so it is important that you change your foundation makeup and blusher to complement the change. Above all, it’s never too late to stay out of the sun or to go into it fully protected with sun block and clothing. Many cosmetic companies are now formulating makeup products that […] Read more