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Month: May 2013

Your Inner Body Is As Important As Your Outer Body

Menopause, Hormone Therapy & Aging Skin

Menopause and your skinGrowing up in the sixties, I got married very young and had my children quite soon after marriage. My body was supple and strong, naturally. As I aged my skin needed more attention. I would moisturize my outer body every day, to keep it fresh and hydrated. I worked out regularly, took dance classes and felt in really good shape.

My inner body was another issue. I went into menopause at 43. Very soon thereafter I noticed that my inner body started to dry up, I was mortified. Dr. Greene said to me “Honey, women are like prunes, as the fruit ages it dries up, just like us”. So out of desperation I went on hormone replacement therapy.

MoisturizeAfter 10 years of HRT, I chose to go off. Not only did that affect my inner body, it also made my outer body that much drier. I suddenly had two problems.

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10 Years of HRT- Am I At Risk for Breast Cancer?

MammogramTechnological advances and relentless research have enabled us to finally start taking power away from the word cancer.

Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer is evidence of the shift. She explained that “Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of “. 25 years ago, breast cancer was NOT something that we could control. The National Cancer Institute has been a pioneer in changing that.

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