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Soul-Centered Solutions for Anxiety in Perimenopause and Menopause
13 Nov 2019

Soul-Centered Solutions for Anxiety in Perimenopause and Menopause

In my last 2 blog posts, I’ve covered common root causes of anxiety, as well as, some often overlooked reasons for this problem. You can read these here and here. But what to do about this? Most of the women I work with prefer to avoid taking pharmaceutical medications to relieve their anxiety. Many turn to supplements and while they can provide some relief, I...

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Hidden Causes of Anxiety in Perimenopause and Menopause
06 Nov 2019

Hidden Causes of Anxiety in Perimenopause and Menopause

In last week’s post, I focused on common causes of anxiety in perimenopause and menopause; like, low progesterone and stress. These causes are familiar in perimenopause and menopause. But what about hidden reasons that increase the likelihood of anxiety?   What you may not realize is that nutritional excesses and deficiencies, as well as, genetics can have a significant impact on anxiety.  Symptoms of anxiety...

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The Root Causes of Anxiety in Perimenopause and Menopause
30 Oct 2019

The Root Causes of Anxiety in Perimenopause and Menopause

Show me a woman in perimenopause or menopause and I’ll show you a woman who’s very likely to have anxiety as one of her primary complaints. Many women believe that anxiety is purely related to hormone imbalance and it is true that imbalances in the estrogen/progesterone relationship, elevated cortisol, or hyperthyroidism can have an impact on anxiety.  But that’s not the whole story. Anxiety is...

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Does Progesterone Cause Breast Cancer??
24 Oct 2019

Does Progesterone Cause Breast Cancer??

“I was watching a video on YouTube and the doctor said progesterone increases the risk of your breast cancer when given with estrogen. Is that true? It’s so confusing!” I will start with a disclaimer. I have not watched the video in question so I am not 100% sure what was said. What I do know is this. I get this question at least once...

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Breast Cancer Genes and Risk of Disease: What You Need to Know
16 Oct 2019

Breast Cancer Genes and Risk of Disease: What You Need to Know

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved at-home testing for breast cancer genes, opening a virtual Pandora’s box for consumers to access from the comfort of their homes. About 5% to 10% of breast cancers are thought to be hereditary, caused by abnormal genes passed from parent to child. Most inherited cases of breast cancer are associated with mutations in two genes: BRCA1 and BRCA2 and occur...

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4 Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk
09 Oct 2019

4 Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a topic that has touched so much of my family as my daughter and I are the only females who have not had breast or ovarian cancer. And we do not have the gene that increases the risk.  Breast cancer is scary business and seems like younger women are being diagnosed more than ever before. Unfortunately, much...

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What You Need to Know About Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) in Menopause
25 Sep 2019

What You Need to Know About Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) in Menopause

As we close out Menopause Awareness Month, let’s cover a topic that generates a lot of confusion and fear. Hormone replacement therapy. Recent headlines suggest that hormone replacement therapy “definitively causes breast cancer and that the risk persists long after hormones are stopped.” Without getting into a long analysis of the study and problems with methods, I’ll just say that there was no new news...

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The Midlife Mindset: It’s Not All Rainbows and Unicorns
18 Sep 2019

The Midlife Mindset: It’s Not All Rainbows and Unicorns

“I believe that happiness is a choice no matter the trials and tribulations we are going through. I have chosen to embrace these changes and dive into finding things that bring me joy. For example, I had five children and enjoyed raising them. Now they are all grown. So instead of focusing on the sadness of that, I decided that because I enjoyed my children so...

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What’s the Solution for Vaginal Dryness in Menopause?
11 Sep 2019

What’s the Solution for Vaginal Dryness in Menopause?

by Dr. Sharzad Green, PharmD September is Menopause Awareness Month. There are an estimated 64 million postmenopausal women in the United States (US), and as many as 32 million women may suffer from symptoms including pain during sex, vaginal dryness, and vaginal irritation. Unfortunately, this is not dinner table talk and many women suffer in silence. I have worked with thousands of menopausal women for...

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Welcome to Menopause Awareness Month
04 Sep 2019

Welcome to Menopause Awareness Month

September is Menopause Awareness Month. I remember when I first wrote about this topic a few years ago. I chuckled to myself and thought, “As if any woman who’s in the thick of it needs to have her awareness raised. Who is this for????” But then I realized there are PLENTY of women who actually do need to have their knowledge up-leveled, so I wrote a...

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