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Phexxi, a non-hormonal vaginal gel, is scheduled to be released in September. It works by changing the pH of the vagina and slowing down the ability of sperm to swim.
01 Jul 2020

Phexxi™: A Safer Option for Perimenopausal Birth Control?

Tara is a 38-year-old woman who is at “a pivotal reproductive point” in her life. Her periods are starting to become a bit longer and heavier. She is well aware that perimenopause is likely to be just around the corner.  Her two children are no longer in the “baby phase” at ten and seven years old and part of her enjoys the freedom from diapers...

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How to Slow Down Aging in Perimenopause
24 Jun 2020

How to Slow Down Aging in Perimenopause

I’m sure you’ve noticed. It seems as if there is an entire movement dedicated to the science of anti-aging. Creams, potions, and pills galore that are designed to keep us looking good and staying healthy for as long as possible – which means slowing the aging process. In the past few decades, the market for anti-aging products and services has grown into a global industry...

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5 Myths About Progesterone Use in Perimenopause
17 Jun 2020

5 Myths About Progesterone Use in Perimenopause

Progesterone is a go-to supplement for many women in perimenopause (and menopause, for that matter). It is very safe and widely available over-the-counter in cream forms, as well as, by prescription in oral form. Despite the widespread availability and safety, many myths abound in the medical community and there is a lot of misunderstanding among women who read conflicting information online. Here are some of...

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The Relationship Between Digestive Health and Hormones in Perimenopause
10 Jun 2020

The Relationship Between Digestive Health and Hormones in Perimenopause

By Elizabeth Hozier Digestion is all about breaking down food into smaller nutrients, which your body then uses for energy, growth, and cell repair. It’s what keeps your body strong and healthy. Factors like fluctuating hormones can lead to digestive problems which, at best, are annoying and at worst, potentially life-threatening. And true enough, Everyday Health notes that stomach-related chronic illnesses are among the most...

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7 Benefits of DUTCH Testing in Perimenopause
03 Jun 2020

7 Benefits of DUTCH Testing in Perimenopause

“I am experiencing many signs of perimenopause. I can’t sleep, I’m tired all the time, I’m anxious about everything and OMG, the flooding periods. I went to my doctor and asked to have my hormones tested. He refused and told me that it wouldn’t be useful because I was too young (42) and hormone levels change constantly. He did an FSH and it was in...

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How to Tell the Difference Between PMS and Perimenopause
27 May 2020

How to Tell the Difference Between PMS and Perimenopause

Perimenopause can be sneaky. Signs of perimenopause can start as early as your mid-late 30’s. While you’re in the thick of raising kids (or considering having more), your ovaries may be making their retirement plan. Maybe you’re having vague signs that something is changing such as insomnia, bloating, breast tenderness, anxiety, feeling tired all the time, or wonky periods (heavier, lighter, irregular, twice a month)....

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May is Women’s Health Month and to celebrate, I’m going to take a broader look at more areas of health that are important to maintaining a healthy mind and body throughout midlife.
20 May 2020

Beyond Hormones: How to Uplevel Your Health in Perimenopause

May is Women’s Health Month and to celebrate, I’m going to take a broader look at more areas of health that are important to maintaining a healthy mind and body throughout midlife. I normally write about all things hormone-related, but good health in perimenopause is about so much more! If you want to rock your mojo well into old age, you’ll want to think about...

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3 Surprising Causes of Depression in Perimenopause
06 May 2020

3 Surprising Causes of Depression in Perimenopause

Many women struggle with new or worsening depression when the hormone changes of perimenopause begin. Signs of depression can include one or more of the following: sadness, loss of energy, feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness, loss of enjoyment, difficulty concentrating, uncontrollable crying, difficulty making decisions, irritability, increased need for sleep, insomnia or excessive sleep, a change in appetite causing weight loss or gain, and thoughts of...

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How to Manage Stress-Related Hair Loss
15 Apr 2020

How to Manage Stress-Related Hair Loss

As if dealing with all of the recent changes in our lives isn’t enough, many women are starting to notice hair loss. What is going ON? There are many reasons for hair loss in perimenopause like thyroid dysfunction, low iron, high androgens, autoimmune conditions, and changes in hormone levels. But the most likely culprit right now is STRESS, especially if hair loss is a recent...

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Are You REALLY ‘Fine’? How to Manage Your COVID-19 Mindset
08 Apr 2020

Are You REALLY ‘Fine’? How to Manage Your COVID-19 Mindset

I don’t know about you, but I am not ‘fine’. I am angry, disappointed, frustrated, bored, hopeful, and probably 12 other emotions, but ‘fine’ isn’t one of them. To be honest, the last few weeks have really been a mental struggle for me. Given that I’m a coach, you’d think I’d have this whole mindset thing locked down! How about you? What are YOU feeling?...

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