Author: Dr. Mache Seibel

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

Exercise Can Alleviate Depression

The CDC reports that more than 1 in 9 Americans over age 12 take an antidepressant – and 60% will be on it for 2 years or more. Yet, several studies have shown that moderate exercise can be as effectiveas taking an antidepressant for mild to moderate depression. You don’t have to be a fitness guru – just walking for 35 minutes, 6 days each week low...Read More

Stem Cells May Be The Cure To Heart Disease

Every year about 715,000 Americans have heart attack. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, and for the first time, more women are dying of heart disease than men. Having a heart attack can have a very major affect on your life and your lifestyle. But imagine how different that might be if...Read More

Summer’s The Time For Fit & Fabulous!

Summer and for some, thoughts of balmy weather and days at the beach are inspiration enough to get out and get moving. If you need even more motivation to start exercising (and a few easy tips to make your weight loss goal a success), read on… General Benefits of Exercise The benefits of exercise go far beyond a toned body and a slimmed down physiq...Read More

Angelina Jolie – Menopause, Estrogen and Breast Cancer

In this post, I would like to share my thoughts on some important points related to Angelina Jolie, estrogen and breast cancer that are impactful yet have been largely overlooked by most of the coverage. As you likely know, about two years ago Angelina Jolie, who has the BReast CAncer  (BRCA1) gene and a strong family history of cancer, had her bre...Read More

Why Women Are At Greater Risk for Depression and Dementia

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

Early Menopause Related to Plastics, Cosmetics?

A new study found that certain chemicals in plastic and some cosmetics are linked to earlier menopause, causing menopause to appear  2-4 years sooner than women who had lower levels of the substances. Because the study in the journal PLOS ONE only associated the chemicals from plastic and certain cosmetics with early menopause, it only shows and as...Read More

What You’ve Never Been Told About Menopause

About 6000 women enter menopause every day and millions more are in the ten-year window around menopause called perimenopause. During my nearly 20 years at Harvard where I ran the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital, and more recently as Director of the Complicated Menopause Program at the University of Massachu...Read More

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