Menopause

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, the 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 …

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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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Why Are You Not Taking Bioidentical Hormones?

I often ask myself why every menopausal woman (including perimenopausal and postmenopausal women), isn’t on bioidentical hormones. A therapy known as bioidentical hormone restorative therapy (BHRT). To me it is a phenomenon that just doesn’t fit. Something is wrong here. I’m perplexed, considering the immense benefits they can give you, both short-term and long-term. Is …

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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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Oestrogen – Should you take Pills or a Gel?

When the oestrogen/progestin (synthetic progesterone) arm of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study abruptly shut down back in July 2002, women were shocked . . . stunned. It wasn’t only the study’s participants. It was equally devastating to the millions of other women around the world taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT), thinking they were doing …

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Why does BHRT Work for Everyone but Me?

We hear wonderful things about bioidentical hormone restorative therapy (BHRT), and those glowing reports foster high hopes ― but, sadly, sometimes the experience doesn’t live up to our expectations. I’ve heard the above question many times, along with others: How come I feel no improvement since taking the prescribed hormones? How come I get more …

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Acetyl-L-Carnitine – Protecting your Heart and your Head

Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR) is known for its strong benefits for brain health ― improved neuron health, plus mental energy, alertness and function ― but did you know that the L-carnitine part of this compound also provides potent heart protection? ALCAR gives you a true two-for-one benefit! Unlike L-carnitine, ALCAR contains acetyl, which enables it to cross …

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