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Jan 29, 2020
Recognizing the Symptoms of Menopause

You're tired, irritable, moody and generally feel off. Sometimes you wake up drenched and have trouble concentrating on routine tasks. And unlike PMS, this condition persists. You're not going crazy and you’re not alone. Gwyneth...

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Jan 02, 2020
How to Lose Weight During Menopause

Did you know the average woman gains 1.5 lbs per year during the transition into menopause? Weight gain during midlife may be common, but it’s not inevitable. Menopause spurs various physical and hormonal changes within...

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Nov 08, 2019
Why Are Hormones "Ok" Now?

This was a very honest and straightforward question I was asked a couple of weeks ago. The simple answer is that menopausal hormone therapy was never unsafe. The preponderance of data reveals that menopausal hormone therapy...

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Nov 01, 2019
Estrogen: The Telomere Anti-aging Hero

What are the causes of aging and disease? The nitty gritty causes of aging are systemic inflammation, telomere shortening, mitochondrial impairment, and an accelerated epigenetic clock. Today we’re going to talk about telomeres. Telomeres are...

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Oct 25, 2019
The Estrogen Window - What Is It, and Why Should You Care?

If you’ve ever looked into hormone replacement therapy, you may have come across something called “the critical window hypothesis”, or “the opportunity window for estrogen”. The Estrogen Window, as we like to call it, is...

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Oct 18, 2019
Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Menopause

We know that talking about menopause (or even recognizing its symptoms) is not easy, so we've  compiled a list of helpful questions to ask and recommend that you  print this list and bring with you...

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Oct 08, 2019
Why Estradiol?

One of the most frequent questions we have received is why we the only type of estrogen we recommend is estradiol even though there are 3 forms of estrogen - estrone (E1), estradiol (E2) and...

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Oct 01, 2019
Some Surprising Changes Related to Menopause

When we think of menopause, we tend to think of the caricature version of a woman sticking her head in the freezer or desperately fanning herself to survive a hot flash. While hot flashes are...

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Sep 27, 2019
The Benefits of Estrogen Hormone Replacement Therapy

NAMS (the North American Menopause Society) is an organization of physicians, researchers and experts whose mission is “to promote women’s health at midlife and beyond.” To this end, they periodically create a“position statement” summarizing the...

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Sep 19, 2019
Vaginal Estrogen 101

As estrogen declines with menopause, the tissues of the vagina start to lose their elasticity, thickness, and strength, and the vaginal pH can change. Applying estrogen to those tissues can improve the health of the...

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Sep 09, 2019
Your Strongest Health Advocate - Yourself

As a primary care provider for the past 20 years, my goal has always been to be the very best advocate possible for the health of my patients. That being said, I also know that...

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