Menopause

The Menopause Roadmap!

Menopause is made up of three transitions, or let’s call them stages.  Perimenopause Menopause Postmenopause (after menopause) All three have a name because all three exist and each specific ‘pause’ is different.   Perimenopause Perimenopause is the precursor to menopause and marks the beginning of hormonal decline (which will continue to do throughout menopause, and your

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How to halt hormonal hair loss

Hormonal hair loss can throw us right off-kilter, challenging our conceptions of femininity, sexuality and self. There are psychological and physical benefits to keeping hold of our hair for longer, so isn’t it time we started to take control and cast off the idea that hair loss is somehow a predefined factor of ageing? Here’s

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The Question Is…Does Menopause Ever End?

In short, NO! The menopause never ends. It’s just the beginning. It always astounds me when I hear women say, “I’m over the menopause.” That’s because, in reality, menopause never ends. It’s just the beginning. Yes, the more disruptive symptoms, such as hot flushes/flashes, mood swings, weight gain, depression, sleep disorders, and others, do subside

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Bioidentical Hormone Restorative Therapy (BHRT) – Let’s Start At The Beginning.

Not All Hormones Are Prescribed Equally Not all hormone therapies that are prescribed and taken are created equally. HRT and BHRT are two very different therapies. Unfortunately, all hormones in any form are considered a controversial topic. This, of course, would be due to the outcome of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study which was

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Supplementing for Optimal Health: When ‘Getting By’ Isn’t Enough

I remember when I took my first baby steps into the world of dietary supplements. I was overwhelmed! My knowledge level was at ground zero (or less) ― and to say I had a lot to learn is at best an understatement. Thankfully, I worked closely with a wonderful restorative doctor, Dr. Sergey Dzugan, who

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Are You Menopausal? 4 Reasons You Should Get a Menopause Test

Your periods have become erratic. Tears come from nowhere. Sleep is elusive, and you’re plagued with sudden, unaccustomed bouts of irritability and unexplained fatigue. On top of it all, you sometimes feel as though you’ve inadvertently walked into a furnace going at full blast! Could this mayhem be . . . MENOPAUSE? All this mayhem

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Hair loss, Hormones and How To Regain Beautiful Hair

In preparation for the Big Change she knew was coming, my friend Isabella did a lot of reading. She learned that all in all, despite its reputation, menopause can be an exciting time of life ― a time of growth and self-exploration (not to mention freedom from inconvenient and sometimes painful periods). Having always been

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