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The Resources You Need to Write Your Own Prescription for Hormone Harmony
27 Mar 2019

The Resources You Need to Write Your Own Prescription for Hormone Harmony

Last week was huge for me! My book is launched and making its way into the world and I couldn’t be more delighted. You can check it out here: www.perimenopausebook.com. I’m often asked why I decided to write a book. There are many reasons, but my main inspiration was a huge gap that I didn’t feel was being filled well. My first clue was in...

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Foundational Supplements For Healthy Perimenopause Hormone Balance
20 Mar 2019

Foundational Supplements For Healthy Perimenopause Hormone Balance

In my last 2 posts, I’ve shared the first two steps of Writing Your Own Prescription for Hormone Harmony. You can read those posts here and here. Step 3 is to support your body with vitamins, herbs and minerals that may be lacking. There are a number of potentially helpful supplements in perimenopause, but for today, I’ll cover my foundational favorites. Vitamin C Vitamin C...

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How To Create Happy Hormones Through Healthy Habit Changes
13 Mar 2019

How To Create Happy Hormones Through Healthy Habit Changes

In my last post, I wrote about the importance of having a healthy mindset around the entire menopause transition. It’s really easy to get caught up in the muck of negative thinking and find yourself with a severe case of health anxiety. That’s why I believe that managing your mindset is THE first step in creating your Hormone Harmony Action Plan. Step 2 in your...

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How Negative Thinking Impacts Hormone Imbalances
06 Mar 2019

How Negative Thinking Impacts Hormone Imbalances

One of the questions I am asked on a regular basis is, “Will my hormone imbalances get better when I reach menopause?” And the answer is… it depends. For many women, the fall of hormones to post-menopausal levels is all they they need to feel like a new normal has arrived. For others, estrogen dominance symptoms continue because of ongoing hormone imbalances that are related...

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Why Isn’t My Progesterone Cream Working?
27 Feb 2019

Why Isn’t My Progesterone Cream Working?

Topical progesterone cream is a product many perimenopausal women turn to for help with hormone imbalances. There are many brands available on the internet or in health food stores. The progesterone they contain is synthesized from wild yam, a natural plant source. Progesterone creams are estimated to have anywhere from a 10-80% hormone absorption rate depending on an individual’s skin or other products, like lotions,...

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What Every Woman in Menopause Should Know About Cardiovascular Disease
20 Feb 2019

What Every Woman in Menopause Should Know About Cardiovascular Disease

Many women think that heart disease is just for men. Nothing could be further from the truth. Heart disease is the number one killer of women. In fact, after age 50, nearly half of all deaths in women are due to some form of cardiovascular disease. Once a woman reaches menopause, her risk for heart disease increases dramatically because of the drop in estrogen levels. And younger women who...

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Be Your Own Valentine (BYOV): 5 Reasons to Write a Love Letter to Yourself
13 Feb 2019

Be Your Own Valentine (BYOV): 5 Reasons to Write a Love Letter to Yourself

Cupid’s back again. The cynics are bitching about the price of a dozen roses. The newly-in-love are going all out with cards and teddy bears and expensive dinners. And if you’re not in a love relationship, well, it’s hard to give Valentine’s Day anything more than an eye-roll. But what if you looked at it differently this year? Today is a great day to take...

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Are Your Perimenopause Supplements Safe?
06 Feb 2019

Are Your Perimenopause Supplements Safe?

Imagine this scenario: You lie awake night after night, staring at the ceiling. Insomnia is wrecking your mood and your productivity at work. One of your pals tells you about a supplement she’s started taking that sounds too good to be true. So you hop in the car and head to the nearest health food store. You’re standing in the aisle and there’s a whole...

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What is “Normal” in Perimenopause?
30 Jan 2019

What is “Normal” in Perimenopause?

Sandy is scared to death. Her periods, which have always been like clockwork every 28 days are now coming randomly, sometimes as often as every two weeks. Her flow lasts for days and days and she has spotting in between. Sandy spends most of her day wrapped up in a straitjacket of anxiety… searching Dr. Google endlessly down every possible rabbit hole and has convinced herself...

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Myths About Perimenopause Products
22 Jan 2019

Myths About Perimenopause Products

I had intended to move away from myth-busting after my recent post on compounding pharmacies. However, a member of my Facebook Hormone Harmony Club shared a post with me about products for perimenopause that got my attention, so here we are again. This week’s post is about the debate over the benefits and/or harm associated with bioidentical or traditional hormone replacement therapies in perimenopause and...

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