Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, we’ve been told to stay home because it is safer. But for an increasing number of women, that couldn’t be further from the truth. And I’m not talking about Covid-19. What if the person you are required to stay at home with is physically or mentally abusive and you have no place to go, sometimes not even as much a...Read More
There have been a number of recent reports about the importance of socialization and the risks of social isolation. This topic has become increasingly important for people in middle age who often have routines that keep them isolated and for the elderly who are also challenged by isolation. Let me know your thoughts. *******************************...Read More
Usually when I share an article, it’s from a well-known medical journal. But this information was reported on the front page of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ January 15, 2020). And it’s alarming! Heart disease and strokes are killing an increasing number of Americans between the ages of 45 and 64, in the prime years of their life. “It’...Read More
What is Andropause? Most people know that women go through menopause. Periods stop, reproduction stops, and there are a number of other signs and symptoms caused by low estrogen levels such as hot flashes and mood swings. But a dirty little secret that most people don’t know is that many men go through their version of the same thing; their own mid...Read More
Don’t let the weather damage your skin health. A biochemist offers his thoughts on 5 protective ingredients to look for in your skin care products. It’s the perfect time to renew and recharge, especially when it comes to your skincare routine. “Now is the time to reverse harsh summer skin damage while readying your regimen for the cold, dry w...Read More
Can you change how well your brain works during menopause by what you eat? One study says yes – at least a little. African Americans, white, Chinese and Japanese women were followed during menopause and their diet was recorded as well as tests of their brain function called cognitive testing. In this report, the researchers reported how much phyto...Read More
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
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
Fact: More than half of all bone fractures are in people with osteopenia rather than osteoporosis. Right now may be the perfect time to bone up on your potential fracture risk. If you haven’t heard of FRAX, it stands for Fracture Risk Assessment Tool. It was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to estimate a person’s risk of bone fractu...Read More
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
A 2006 article published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found that people who have never married have the highest risk of death in the United States. The study also found that compared with married people, people divorced or separated are 27% more likely to die, and people who have never married 58% more likely to die.
With all of the available diet fads and exercise programs to stay well, there is sometimes too much information for people to consume. With too many options, people are left feeling confused, and end up not doing anything! That is why I wanted to share 5 simple tips that you can incorporate in your life today to keep you well.