- September 1st, 2014
It’s natural that our bodies and brains change as we age. For many women, concerns associated with aging and menopause can range from wrinkles to energy levels to healthy sexual function. Studies show that women are more likely than men to be surprised by sexual challenges as the result of aging. Kathleen Van Kirk, PhD—known simply as Dr.By Kathleen Van Kirk, PhD
- June 1st, 2014
Are you ready for the “great change of life”?A new way to deal with your menopause symptomsBy Shyena Venice
- October 1st, 2013
As a child of two pharmacists, Holly Lucille’s career path as a naturopathic doctor may seem a bit unusual. Starting out as a nurse, Dr. Holly became very well-versed in the traditional Western medical approach—but, even as a child, she never stopped asking why. “What will this do for me? Will it hurt me? Will I need it all the time?Holly Lucille, ND, RN, helps you make healthy choices
- September 1st, 2013
If you have considered selling the home heating system at a yard sale, if you write your kids’ names on post-it notes around the house, or if you define “a good time” as getting a few hours of uninterrupted sleep—it’s time to face the music.
You are menopausal.Integrative care for menopauseBy Cara Lucas
- May 1st, 2013
Researchers at UCLA have developed a formula using the levels of two hormones to estimate when the final menstrual period would occur. The calculation relies on changing levels of estradiol—a hormone present in the ovary—and follicle stimulating hormone, a hormone in the brain that gives instructions to the ovary.
- May 1st, 2013
As women, hormonal fluctuations throughout our life cycles are natural and important for our health and well-being. Hormonal fluctuations that cause pain and illness, however, are not. A widespread misconception among women and traditional medical practitioners alike is that common “female problems” are simply to be endured as a normal part of being a woman.Common conditions, sensible solutionsBy Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN, NP
- February 1st, 2013
You are thinking of selling the home heating system at a yard sale. You write your kids’ names on post-it notes around the house. Your idea of a good time is getting a few hours of uninterrupted sleep. You are menopausal.Discover supplements that can help alleviate menopausal symptomsBy Cara Lucas
- August 1st, 2012
Sex after menopause, well, sex after 50, is a new frontier. The parents of baby boomers sustained far less body awareness than is advocated today—most couples of that era did not expect sexual activity to continue beyond the onset of the symptoms of aging, such as lost estrogen (female) or vascular disorders (male.)Don't settle for a lackluster sex lifeBy Jennifer Landa, MD
- March 1st, 2012
There is much wisdom in the old saying “You are what you eat,” and doctors and dietitians alike will tell you that good health starts with a good diet. To help make eating well as simple as possible, we teamed up with four nutrition specialists to create an easy-to-follow diet plan that’s good for everyone.Forget the fads. This plan is all you need to reach your ideal weight--and maintain it.by Lindsay Wilson
- October 5th, 2011
Women who have undiagnosed Celiac disease or untreated gluten sensitivites are likely to experience menopause earlier than women who are not sensitive to gluten due to the lowered estrogen levels this condition creates.