Estrogen and Food in Menopause

May 4, 2009 by Jen  
Filed under Menopause

Food is a powerful medicine, but did you know the carbohydrate content of what you eat can shift your estrogen metabolism towards the cancer stimulating pathways?

In The Menopause Diet book by Dr. Larrian Gillespie, research has pointed to the advantage of a high protein diet in helping to prevent estrogen-related cancers. By current nutritional standards, eating a diet higher in protein than carbohydrates has received a bad rep in today’s press, but let’s look at the chemical breakdown pathways of estrogen. Read more

Natural Remedies for Menopause

May 3, 2009 by Terri  
Filed under Menopause

The goal of any alternative therapy program for menopause should be twofold: eliminate the bothersome symptoms, and to prevent the degenerative ailments.

Some health practitioners report that plant-derived synthetic hormones work as well as Premarin and more closely resemble human hormones than those made from mare’s urine. Others, including many womens’ health activists and practitioners of alternative medicine, suggest a more natural approach such as: Read more

Sex, Lies and Menopause

April 9, 2009 by Terri  
Filed under Menopause

…. as I pondered weak and weary…

Next to financial concerns, no single issue causes more arguments in a relationship than sex… or rather, lack thereof. Chances are that if you’re reading this article you know all too well the impact your waning libido has had on your relationship. You’re probably also tired of hearing your doctor tell you “it’s all in your mind.” Regardless of what you may have been told, or what you’re almost starting to believe, you know you’re not crazy… you clearly remember having a great sex life prior to menopause. You do remember that, don’t you? So what happened to your libido? Read more