Tag: Menopause


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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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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7 Ways to Manage the COVID-19 Anxiety Roller Coaster
18 Mar 2020

7 Ways to Manage the COVID-19 Anxiety Roller Coaster

The current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has caused chaos around the world (to say the least). Watching the news and mindlessly scrolling social media to kill time is like feeding your lizard brain filet mignon and a good Cabernet. Your fat, happy lizard brain (amygdala) then sends your adrenals the message to crank out cortisol because sh*t’s gettin’ real! That part of your brain is there...

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Can CBD Help Ease Perimenopausal Symptoms?
04 Mar 2020

Can CBD Help Ease Perimenopausal Symptoms?

By Betsy Hoida, PharmD CBD. Seems like it is everywhere lately in the wellness world. It shows up in a myriad of products, from gummies to luxury facial oils. You can purchase it anywhere from the gas station to your local pharmacy (depending on which state you live in). As a clinician and busy mom myself, I am overwhelmed by all of the information out...

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Brown Blood in Perimenopause? Should I be Worried?
26 Feb 2020

Brown Blood in Perimenopause? Should I be Worried?

By Betsy Hoida, PharmD Picture this scenario. You are headed out for dinner with your girlfriends. You quickly stop to go to the bathroom, pull down your pants, and…. Ugh. Brownish discharge. Questions start running rampant. “WHAT is this?” “I didn’t plan for this!” “Am I going to have to rethink my white skirt choice?” Freaking perimenopause…. what next?? And even more anxiety-laden, “Is there...

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How to Plug the Energy Leaks in Your Life
19 Feb 2020

How to Plug the Energy Leaks in Your Life

There’s a lot in life we tolerate. We ignore the check engine light, give the stink eye to the socks our partners toss on the floor, put up with the critical friend, and mindlessly accept the annoyances that drain our energy. And we become numb to the negative impact these things have on our lives as they drag us down. What’s Going on in Your...

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Is stress putting your health at risk?
12 Feb 2020

Is stress putting your health at risk?

Typically, we think of work, finances, or relationships when it comes to stress. But the list is much bigger and broader than this. Lack of sleep, dieting, skipping meals, and winning the lottery are also stressful!  Why? Because all of these situations signal your body to produce cortisol, one of your stress hormones. This is helpful up to a point (because it helps us get our...

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