MENOPAUSE & VITAMIN D

As women approach menopause (which could be as early as in their 30s) levels of estrogen decline, leading to Vitamin D deficiency. This is very important to know as Vitamin D is a potent antioxidant that: promotes healthy skin alleviates symptoms of depression helps absorb calcium to build strong bones lowers blood pressure protects cellularContinue reading “MENOPAUSE & VITAMIN D”

DO YOU HAVE MENOPAUSE “PAUNCH”?

When a friend of mine (who is five years older than me) complained that she weighed the same but her waist was expanding, I was not very sympathetic.  I dismissed her complaint, smugly thinking that either her bathroom scale was off, she wasn’t exercising enough or she was not correctly counting calories. A few yearsContinue reading “DO YOU HAVE MENOPAUSE “PAUNCH”?”

MENOPAUSE HOT FLASHES IN THE GOLDEN YEARS?

Yes, ladies, there is a possibility that your sweaty nights could last until you shuffle off this mortal coil, along with other menopause symptoms such as insomnia, hot flashes and vaginal dryness. I first became aware of this little known fact (at least by me) when I was regularly transporting my client of 84 yearsContinue reading “MENOPAUSE HOT FLASHES IN THE GOLDEN YEARS?”

MENOPAUSE “COUGARS” – FACT OR FICTION?

I only heard the derogatory term “cougar” as it pertains to women a few years ago.  However, when researching the subject, I discovered that it has been in use for at least 20 years (well, the last time I was single and looking for love in all the wrong places was more than 20 years,Continue reading “MENOPAUSE “COUGARS” – FACT OR FICTION?”

MENOPAUSE PRAYER: PLEASE GRANT ME SLEEP

When I started experiencing insomnia in my mid-forties, little did I know that it was a pre-menopausal symptom.  At the time, I attributed the insomnia to my job, more directly to my boss.  Even after I discarded the boss, a good night’s sleep was out of my reach.  My doctor suggested long, warm baths andContinue reading “MENOPAUSE PRAYER: PLEASE GRANT ME SLEEP”