Posts Tagged ‘menopause’

Women, Perimenopause, and Alzheimer’s Disease: A Call to Action

When your hormones go down in your forties, your risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease go up. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for half of the cases. AD is a progressive brain/body disorder characterized by gradual memory loss, nerve cell loss, dysfunction of connections between nerve cells (synapses), and…

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Navigate Perimenopause + Menopause Naturally

Perimenopause is rough on many women. Menopause too. As a woman, one’s sense of equanimity can feel under attack starting in your forties, sometimes earlier. As your ovaries start to run out of ripe eggs, progesterone drops, and it’s harder to soothe yourself. Cravings increase. Many women, myself included, feel less stress resilient. Then there’s…

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What Happens to Our Hormones After 35

Women, we have it tough. Once we hit our thirties, our hormones just can’t take it anymore. Balance becomes elusive. Mood swings become normal. And our family and friends want to avoid us 90 percent of the time. What gives? Are we doomed to the wild ride leading up to and through menopause?   Hormonal…

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Can Yoga Keep Menopause Away?

A new study of menopausal women has shown something that we’ve known for decades: that yoga helps reduce symptoms of menopause. Read more about the study right here in a recent press release. In short, yoga was better than no treatment at reducing an aggregate of menopausal symptoms, anxiety-related symptoms, vasomotor symptoms such as hot…

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A Woman's Natural Hormone Rhythm Explained

The female body definitely has a daily, monthly, seasonal hormonal rhythm–and problems arise when those natural rhythms are ignored, neglected, silenced, overpowered, or disconnected from environmental cues. A good example is the environmental cue of the light/dark cycle of each day. When you are disconnected from bright natural light in the morning, your sleep hormone…

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Understanding Female Hormone Cycles

As a woman, you’re on a hormonal roller coaster ride most of your life. My books The Hormone Cure, The Hormone Reset Diet, and Younger  were born of my passion to help women, one hormone at a time. I want to help you do that so you can stay looking and feeling great at every age. Hormones are…

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Top 3 Questions – Bioidentical Hormones

The path to hormonal balance is often punctuated by difficult decisions. Sometimes it means choosing a new food plan or diet, making radical adjustments to create a low-stress life, or finally taking the financial leap to get medical tests and uncover the root of the problem. Another tough subject to tackle is that of bioidentical…

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Dr. Sara's Top 3 Questions: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dr. Sara's Top 3 Questions: for Good Health

When it comes to female hormonal conditions, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is probably one you’ve heard of. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, between 1 in 10 and 1 in 20 women of childbearing age have PCOS. That means someone in your female tribe – sister, friend, co-worker –…

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