Dr. Seibel’s Health Tips

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Dr. Mache Seibel is an international leader in women’s wellness and menopause. Dr. Mache is a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty, and a sought after speaker and media expert who has helped over 10,000 women in and around menopause stay healthy, happy and hormonally balanced without fear and confusion. His latest book, The Estrogen Window, was a #1 Amazon Best Seller and #1 New Release and reveals the window of opportunity to take estrogen in a safe and effective manner. Discover how much menopause affects your health, your happiness and your life at www.MenopauseQuiz.com. He mentions, “When my wife had surgery that threw her into early menopause only months after a study inaccurately stated that estrogen increased the risk of breast cancer and heart disease, I switched from being one of the world’s leading fertility experts to helping her figure out if estrogen was safe for her to take. I realized how important it is to take an active role in your healthcare. My goal is to share the wisdom I’ve gained from years of research and interviewing other top doctors who do research as editor of The Hot Years magazine, and make information easy to understand and to use so that you can become a member of your healthcare team.” You can follow Dr, Mache on twitter @DrMacheSeibel and on Facebook at MyMenopauseMagazine. Download his free ebook, Navigating the Change at www.FreeMenopauseEBook.com.

Thoughts about being after 50

Knowledge comes early, but Wisdom takes time.
So Life after 50, It can be sublime!

Just take what you’ve learned, Add what you know;
Show gratitude, always; And watch the years grow.
– Mache Seibel, MD

12 Essential Medical Tests for Menopausal Women

So many things are changing during perimenopause that it can be difficult to know what is normal and what is not. Every day can be a new experience – not necessarily a bad one. That is why it is so important to keep a close eye on your health. With so many years likely to be ahead of you, it’s much better to stay well than to get well. Here are the...Read More

7 Sleep Tips – Ahhhhhhh

Is hoping that you’ll get enough sleep keeping you up at night? If so, here are seven sleep tips the Sandman approved. Sometimes simple lifestyle strategies and relaxing music go a long way to improving minor sleep disturbances, especially for women as they enter perimenopause and transition into menopause: 1.  Light sleepers do best avoiding...Read More

Women – A Greater Risk for Depression, Dementia. Here’s Why…

There are definitely gender differences when it comes to psychiatric issues and substance abuse. Males are more at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, Tourette syndrome, oppositional defiant disorder and possibly schizophrenia. Because these often show up early in life, it’s thought they are caused or influenced by androgens ...Read More

Medical Emergencies: Do YOU Know What To Do?

Almost everyone knows someone who has had a medical emergency: a broken bone, a burn, choking, a bee sting, a heart attack. The list goes on and on. But for most people, the hope is that it will never happen to them. That’s why so many people don’t give it a lot of thought. If that sounds like you, here are three questions you should be...Read More

My 5 Favorite Health Tips

Staying healthy may be partly helped by your genes. But even those who pick the genetically best parents can improve their chances of good health. Here are 5 of my favorite health tips to help you stay well through the years. 1 Eat Slow So Your Belly Fat Won’t Grow Remember your mother saying, “Chew your food?” The new mantra is, ...Read More

Dry Mouth, Osteoporosis – 10 “Gotta See” Questions

Ever have a dry mouth? It could be a sign of osteoporosis. The journal Menopause published a study showing that women in menopause who have a dry mouth are at increased risk of low calcium and osteoporosis (brittle bones). First, doctors eliminated medical reasons for a dry mouth, such as: Medication (an antihistamine, diuretic or medicine for urin...Read More

Stress Incontinent? 7 Tips, Options for Better Control

If you’ve ever worried you wouldn’t find a bathroom in time or worried about wetting your pants each time you sneeze, read on to understand the problem and find tips on what to do. Shhhhh. Most women don’t want to talk about it. In fact most wait 5-7 years to discuss it with their doctor. Let’s face it; it is embarrassing to have urinary incontinen...Read More

Menopause? Perimenopause? 5 Tips to Keep That Weight Off!

It’s hard to lose weight any time. But in menopause or postmenopause it’s particularly challenging. So what can you do to help shed those pounds? A recent study looked at the eating habits of 419 overweight and obese menopausal women to see what worked best. Some women got “lifestyle changes” that included regular group meetings led by a nutritioni...Read More

Where Do You Carry Your Weight? Guess What? It Matters.

Are you an “Apple” or a “Pear?” Where do you carry your weight? And where you carry your weight has a lot to do with how healthy you stay for the long run. And here’s insights into another place where carrying weight can make a difference. Read on. For some women, their weight is almost all above the waist – in their chest and abdomen. ...Read More

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