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"I feel better already!" This is what women have said after hearing my talk on How Midlife Changes You! What will you say? You have a chance to cut through the confusion surrounding perimenopause and menopause and discover what's actually going on during midlife change. Emotional instability, insomnia, frequent migraines, anxiety, night sweats and hot flushes, aches and pains, skin problems, decreased libido, aching
When Robert A Wilson, MD, a Brooklyn-based OB-GYN, argued that estrogen therapy allowed menopausal women to remain feminine forever, he had a certain idea of feminine in mind! Feminine Forever was the title of Wilson’s influential book, published in 1966, which convinced women and their doctors that menopause was a curable “hormone deficiency disease.” In the book, Wilson made grandiose promises of the multiple benefits of supplemental estrogen – promises that we now know are
In an alternative universe, at the first signs of midlife change, you’d be taken aside by a community elder and offered space. Space to rest, space for creation, space for your wisdom to come forth and nourish the community. You would be given space and a place – to build your throne. Instead, here you are, running into the supermarket and gazing at the space over the fruits and vegetables, hoping for inspiration. You remember that there were five things you needed to buy. Yo
Last month, The Journal of The American Medical Association (JAMA) published the findings of an 18-year clinical trial, which investigated the safety of hormone therapies. If you consult with your doctor about perimenoapuse and menopause in the near future, the findings of this trial will likely influence what she tells you. For decades, modern medicine has encouraged women to take hormone replacement therapy at midlife, not only to relieve perimenopause and menopause symptom
Reason 1: Women enter their 40s clueless about THE CHANGE. Perimenopause – the period of change that normally starts in our 40s and can last up to 10 years prior to menopause – could be the best kept secret of women’s lives. I didn’t hear about perimenopause until I was 44. Most of my 40-something friends first heard about it from me, as I eagerly shared the knowledge that our bodies had already begun a period of transformation that would take us beyond our reproductive years
Always on the lookout for perimenopause news, last week I was intrigued to discover that an expert on women’s health, who’s also frequently in the media and a Board Certified Gynecologist, had released a new book on perimenopause and menopause. Right from the introduction, she writes about the need for scientific evidence (unfortunately, in the areas of perimenopause and menopause, that usually means research funded by drug companies); she compares understanding a woman’s bod
Many women experiencing perimenopause and menopause today were teenagers in the 1980s. Fashion wise that was an interesting time to step into womanhood. Luckily, even if you were a teenager in the 1980s, your womanly parts didn’t spring up as fast as you could insert a pair of shoulder pads into a new shirt. Your transformation from a girl to a woman took years, as it has done for women in every decade before and since. Becoming a woman is an epic production. Hormones begin