Dry Eyes and the Menopausal Transition

Uncategorized Oct 01, 2020

 Do you have dry eyes? Did you connect this symptom with your menopausal transition? All kinds of dryness are linked with menopause, dry hair, dry skin, dry vagina, and even dry eyes! Unfortunately, this issue tends to increase post...

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50 year old Shoulder

joint Sep 24, 2020

Have you heard about the 50-year-old shoulder?

Shoulder complaints at this stage of life are so common they have been given this nickname. The most common issues are frozen shoulder and rotator cuff disease. So let's discuss what is happening...

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Endometrial Hyperplasia and Menopause

Endometrial hyperplasia is common in peri-menopause. It's simply an abnormal thickening of the uterine lining or endometrium. It is not cancer but in some cases, it can increase your risk of later developing uterine cancer.

But I'm getting ahead...

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Fibroids and Peri-Menopause

hormone Sep 03, 2020

Fibroids are common in peri-menopause, it’s estimated up to 80% of all women transiting into menopause have them. The good news is that if you survive through to post-menopause they tend to shrink and self resolve.  But surviving...

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Xenoestrogens

environment lifestyle Aug 27, 2020

Xenoestrogens: What they are and how to avoid them.

GUEST BLOGGER:  Jo Lia, Building Biologist https://www.notoxrox.com/

 

Xeno means foreign and estrogen is the primary female sex hormone. So xenoestrogens are manmade...

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Night Sweats

hormone night sweats sleep Aug 21, 2020

Vasomotor symptoms include hot flushes and night sweats. Most women who experience vasomotor symptoms experience both but what if you are primarily or only experiencing night sweats? 

Did you know there are other causes of night sweats aside...

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Why we should be eating lots of BROCCOLI

hormone nutrition Aug 13, 2020

In the menopausal transition your main form of estrogen changes from estradiol (produced by your ovaries) to estrone (produced by your adipose tissue and liver).

 

Estrone is broken down into several different metabolites, the main ones...

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The importance of collagen during and after the menopausal transition

bone hair joint muscle oral skin Jul 30, 2020

Collagen is a family of structural proteins. It is found in your skin, bones, tendons, muscles, cartilage, hair, nails, teeth, intestinal lining, blood vessels, and even the cornea of your eye!

 

Collagen is derived from the Greek word...

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Tips to avoid a hot flush at a special event

Uncategorized Jul 23, 2020

From time to time a special event will come up that you really don't want to have a hot flush at. It could be a work event, a wedding, anniversary, birthday, date etc. 

If you take the time to prepare for this event, it will increase your...

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Does Smoking affect my Menopausal Transition?

lifestyle Jul 02, 2020

 

Yes, it does!

Smoking promotes an earlier menopause. Smokers start having perimenopausal symptoms one to nine years earlier than non-smokers. The earlier you experience menopause, the more health risks you are exposed to later in life. They...

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