MENOPAUSE COOL-DOWN TIP: DON’T PUT A POPSICLE UP YOUR VAGINA!

Recently, an article from the U.K. warned women to “Not Put Lollies in Their Vaginas to Cool Down.” (For those of us across the Pond, “lollies” is the British word for Popsicles.) Now, I’ve heard of many wacky things during my 70 years, but this is definitely one of the most bizarre. Evidently, the U.K.Continue reading “MENOPAUSE COOL-DOWN TIP: DON’T PUT A POPSICLE UP YOUR VAGINA!”

DO POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN NEED IRON SUPPLEMENTS?

First, some background information. Iron is an essential nutrient for both women and men.  It builds healthy red blood cells that, in turn, carry oxygen to all parts of the body. Muscles need iron as well in order to support muscle metabolism and healthy connective tissue. Before menopause, women need about 18 milligrams of iron eachContinue reading “DO POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN NEED IRON SUPPLEMENTS?”

MENOPAUSE, URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS AND CRANBERRIES

I ended up in the hospital emergency ward twice, not because of a urinary tract infection but because I was trying to prevent one.  An unfortunate byproduct of menopause is an increase in urinary tract infections (UTIs).  I had never experienced a UTI until I hit menopause and, as my age increased, so did the UTIs.  Continue reading “MENOPAUSE, URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS AND CRANBERRIES”

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”?”