Friday, October 20, 2017
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Are you unhappy with your how your hair looks?  Have you lost or are you still losing hair while going through perimenopause or menopause? I am sure you are wondering what can be the cause of female hair loss.   Top 6 reasons for hair loss (abnormal hair loss)  Genetics – age related, family predisposition Trauma and stress – a lack of oxygen by constricting the blood vessels, lack of nutrients reaching the hair follicle Medications– chemotherapy, acne medications, steroids, birth control, some blood pressure, diabetic and heart disease medications can cause temporary... (Read More ...)

Are you having any symptoms like mood swings and aren’t sure why?  One minute you feel happy and the next, you could sit and cry?  Could it be perimenopause – that time leading up to menopause?   Either one can be  pretty scary when it sneaks up on you.  Especially if you haven’t read any updated information about it or prepared yourself for it.  Having mood swings is only one of the signs of menopause. Why will you have symptoms?  If you are/were a smoker, you will probably have some symptoms. If you never exercised, you will probably have symptoms. If you eat/ate junk... (Read More ...)

 This is part 2 of  “How About 5 Steps To Better Sleep?”  Are you getting not enough sleep, no sleep or poor quality sleep?   Is it because you are in perimenopause or menopause and you wake up with night sweats?  There can be many reasons why you can’t sleep.  That is just one of them. We wanted to share with you the highlights of our recent free Menogasm call about how to get better sleep.   Sleep Plan – Step 3 – Eat right for a good night sleep 1-  Caffeine It is best to avoid caffeine, but don’t get off of it by going cold turkey.  You may... (Read More ...)

If perimenopause/menopause symptoms are knocking on your door, is getting good sleep one of your issues?   Not getting your proper number of hours of sleep required can cost you your health in the long run.  As important, if not more important, is the quality of that sleep. Have you noticed that good sleep is associated with so many areas of your life?  If you are not getting enough hours or the quality of sleep, your productivity suffers, your memory suffers, your relationships suffer, your safety is at risk, it even affects your sexual life, your health, your appearance, and the ability to... (Read More ...)

Principle 6  is Understanding How Environmental Chemicals and Hormones Can Mimic Your Hormones. What are hormone disruptors? If after dieting, exercising and doing all the right things and you still don’t see any weight loss – you don’t have to look too far.  You are currently being exposed to plenty of synthetic environmental hormones on a daily basis. The meats, dairy, meat and dairy products are all coming from animals that have been given these synthetic hormones. Cattle, chickens, turkeys and now even fish – unless they are organic or wild caught – are all fed these hormones. They... (Read More ...)

What is a troche and how can it help you?   In case you are curious, it is pronounced (troh-key.) Being in perimenopause or menopause, you may be experiencing symptoms such as  not being able to sleep at night.  You wake up grouchy and have no energy because you are totally exhausted! You have night sweats and wake up drenched!   You have to get up and actually put another night gown on, change the sheets and try to go back to sleep!   But now you are wide awake! What about hot flashes?  You are with a group of workers from your job and all of a sudden, everyone is staring at you –... (Read More ...)

Your Menopause When I was sent the DVD of Managing Menopause Naturally and asked to review it, I thought – okay.  I will do it and try to keep an open mind.  Well, it wasn’t  exactly what I was expecting. It was a pleasant surprise to watch the DVD and to feel really good about what I was hearing! Managing Menopause Naturally is almost two hours long.  It goes into depth about menopause, the history of it, what can be expected, fears you may have, how it affects other women around the world, established medical treatments most popular, and the holistic alternatives you can check... (Read More ...)

What You Can Do For Hot Flashes Hot flashes (or hot flushes) are one of the most frequent symptoms of perimenopause (the time before menopause actually starts) and menopause. Hot flashes occur when the blood vessels near the skin’s surface dilate to cool. They can also come at night along with sweating, known as night sweats. More than half of women in the U.S. and Canada experience hot flashes during perimenopause but not all women going through menopause have hot flashes. Hot flashes last from 30 seconds to several minutes at a time. They usually subside between the first and second year... (Read More ...)

According to a report in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, a review was done on Herbal remdedies such as black cohosh, red clover, Dong quai, evening primrose oil, ginseng,wild yam extract, chaste tree, hops, sage and kava kava. Here is what they concluded: The findings “raise several issues for women,” the Bulletin’s chief editor Dr. Ike Iheanacho in London, UK, told Reuters Health.  Potential problems include “quality issues, whether the product is in fact what it says it is on the box, and whether or not it will be the same product in the next box…There is a... (Read More ...)

Menopause – what is it exactly? For so many years, it has been referred to our symptoms as if menopause is a dis-ease.  It is not!  It is a natural part of life. I feel we have been conditioned to dread it and think it is going to be very unpleasant for us and everyone around us. If that is what we are expecting, then that is how it will be. Menopause is the name given to the time in a woman’s life when she stops menstruating. It is the reverse of puberty. The major physical change is that the ovaries slow down in the production of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. This means the ovaries... (Read More ...)