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WOMEN BEWARE: WHAT YOUR DOCTOR MIGHT NOT KNOW

I wrote my last blog Natural is Natural because it is time for everyone to realize that what

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we put on or in our bodies is so important. Coming from the cosmetic manufacturing industry, we all used parabens to preserve our products. But by the late 1990’s, a lot of buzz was being spread about the dangers surrounding parabens in skin care as well as color cosmetics. Methylparaben ,ethylparen, propylparaben, and butylparaben were commonly used. Parabens are synthetic preservatives that are being used in personal care, but also food and pharmaceuticals; allowing for longevity of the product and to meet FDA regulations.

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SHAME ON YOU Dr. OZ

In a recent article published in the Huffington Post dated May 5, 2014, HORMONE REPLACEMT THERAPY MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE, NOT THREATEN IT, it was suggested by Dr. Mehmet Oz, that women should re-consider taking Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) because it is believed that it lessens the risk of heart disease.

respect my hormonesThough he tells us that Bioidenticals are the new and safe form of HRT, I am still very leery of using any estrogen replacement as so are many other women I speak with.

We researched three different studies done by Mass General, Stonybrook University, and the University of California, a total of 100,000 women were involved in the combined study. ½ of women took HRT and the second half did not. The findings were scary, which also led me to look for alternatives to relieve my menopause symptoms.

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Peri to Post Menopause, Is It The Beginning Of The End?

Peri to Post Menopause, Is It The Beginning Of The End? Peri – Post Menopause; Sex Can Be Just As Good At Any Age. This Might Not Be The Beginning, But Its Definitely Not The End!

Menopause News had two interesting articles dated 12/4/13; “Could This Be Menopause? But, I am too young” and “You Can Have the Best Sex of Your Life during Menopause”.

What happened to me?
I have written so many articles about early menopause.  I was 43 years old and that was the end of my menstrual cycle.  What happened to me?

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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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Is HRT Safe For Post-Menopausal Women? Panel Confirms Known Risks.

This week we are honored to welcome Susie Hadas as our guest to discuss HRT, menopause and hot flashes. Her company, Personally Cool launched Coldfront, the world’s first personal cooling kit with Recool Technology in 2012. From boo-boos, burns and headaches, to feeling overheated, a coldfront chill relieves heat and pain without any side effects.

Is HRT Safe For Post-Menopausal Women?
by Susie Hadas

Hormone Replacement TherapyGoogling “is HRT safe for women” yields 3,290,000 results. Journals, government agencies, and reputable health sites, have all taken turns at exploring and explaining the positives and negatives of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as it relates to menopause and hot flashes.

Finding, understanding and digesting the existing information requires a great deal of time, patience, and perhaps an advanced degree in medicine! In keeping with the one-size-does-not-fit-all vein, we have talked with women who have experienced HRT in significantly different ways – both good and bad.

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly; Lovemaking in a Middle-aged Body -What Women Wished Men Knew

I am honored to Welcome Carrie E. Pierce as our guest blogger. Carrie Pierce, Founder and President of Menopauserus.com hosts ‘Magnificent Menopause & Beyond‘ each week with the mission of helping Midlife women AND men embrace the many gifts, challenges and mysteries of this exciting time of life!  Take it away Carrie:

Menopause is a perfectly natural phase of a woman’s life- but that doesn’t mean it’s easy, or that women are well prepared for it!

The simple truth is: Menopause is a major life event that’s so profound it’s considered by several prestigious medical doctors as being THE single most traumatic event to happen to a female body and brain in the course of a woman’s lifetime-and that includes childbirth.

Given the many and varied symptoms of Menopause: depression, irritability, foggy thinking, insomnia, weight gain, loss of libido, loss of self-esteem, and anxiety- to name just a few- it’s easy to see how difficult it can be to successfully transverse this physical and psychological minefield with correct information in hand, but without it??! Forget about it!

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Olga’s Secret to Restoring Vaginal Elasticity after Radiation

Question: Dear Olga, My husband heard about your product on the radio, I am 58 yearsQuestion from cancer survivor old and a cancer survivor. Since my radiation 5 years ago, I have suffered chronic vaginal dryness, making intercourse way too painful. My Dr. wants me to try Entrace but I’m worried about the hormones. My husband recommended that I ask your opinion first.  Do you think it will help me? Everytime I do use something, Replens etc., it burns so I’m a little worried about your product. Please advise. Thank you!

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1 Out of 3 Women Suffer From Vaginal Dryness, Are You One of Them?

1 in 3 women suffer from vaginal drynessIt is hard to believe that one out of every three women suffer from vaginal dryness. But the more women I speak to each day, the clearer it becomes.

When you’re young, the vaginal wall is coated with a thin layer of fluid.  Our natural estrogen helps maintain that lubrication which keeps the walls of our vagina plump and healthy.

As we age, our estrogen lessens which causes the walls to thin down.  Without that natural lubrication our vaginas can start to atrophy.

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