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What Your Perimenopause Symptoms Tell You about Your Health

If the symptoms of perimenopause make you feel like your body is malfunctioning, it’s time for a new attitude. Learn to see your symptoms as powerful messages from your body, and your perimenopause symptoms could become the key to better health. Part of what makes menopause so uncomfortable is how we look at women in menopause.…

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Hidden Cause Acid Reflux | What is Hiatel Hernia?

Acid reflux symptoms occur when the stomach acids that are required for digestion rise up into the esophagus. This can happen because the valve that separates the stomach from the esophagus is not working properly. The esophagus is the long tube that connects your throat to your stomach and it shouldn’t be exposed to stomach…

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Perimenopause Symptoms and Irregular Menstrual Cycles

Have you missed a period lately? Are you wondering if it is the beginning of the end of your monthly cycle? How do you know if your irregular cycles indicate that you are transitioning into menopause? Perimenopause can mean less frequent menstruation, but a longer cycle isn’t always a perimenopause symptom. Things like travel, illness,…

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How to Manage Weight Loss and Avoid Perimenopause Symptoms

As you notice changes that occur with hormone fluctuations, finding some extra pounds around your waistline may be the last thing you want to face.  As Dr. Lauren Streicher laments in her post on the Dr. Oz blog, weight gain is all too common for women around menopause. Most of us know to exercise and…

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Coffee May Reduce Risk of Developing Gallbladder Symptoms

Often times than not, your morning cup of coffee gets a bad rap. But, cheer up because recent research is indicating that your cup of joe might protect you against the development of gallbladder symptoms, especially those associated with the development of gallstones. Drinking one cup of coffee each day is part of the recommended…

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Read This Before You Reach for an Antacid for Acid Reflux Symptoms

It’s time to breakup with your antacid. Sure its been with you a long time. It’s been there through sleepless nights, memorable meals, even stayed with you at the Holidays. Every time there is a burning in your chest, antacids are there to soothe the pain without a second thought. But if acid reflux becomes…

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Perimenopause Symptoms and Sleep | How to Get a Good Night’s Rest

Do you find yourself waking up in a sweat at night? How about tossing and turning until you can’t take it anymore?  Sleep problems are a common perimenopause symptom. If you’re ready to start getting a good night’s sleep these natural steps will help you. Dr. Marina Rose, who practices in Los Altos, CA has…

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Five Simple Ways to Avoid Gallbladder Symptoms

Do you ever feel a pain in your stomach? Or underneath your right rib cage? Does it always happen to come right after indulging in your favorite fatty-filled meal?  Well, that might be your gallbladder crying for help. Below are 5 very doable lifestyle and diet changes that you can use to prevent gallbladder symptoms:…

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Making Sense of Your Perimenopause Symptoms | 3 Important Factors

The common thought associated with perimenopause is that these are the years of hormonal transitioning, leading up to when your periods stop completely. This is caused by changes in the ovaries and the uterus, right? But when perimenopause symptoms kick in it becomes clear just how much these hormones affect the entire body. There are 3 key…

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The Surprising Food that May be Behind your Acid Reflux Symptoms

O.K. so you’ve tried eliminating the problem foods – tomatoes, citrus -maybe you’ve even taken the plunge and given up the coffee. But still, your esophagus is burning.  So what’s the problem? Research is beginning to show a correlation between gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and gluten intolerance. In fact, the incidence of acid reflux symptoms…

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Excess Estrogen| A Hidden Cause of Night Sweats

Do you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night only to find your sheets soaked with perspiration? If this is happening on a regular basis and you are a woman in your late 30’s to mid 40’s this could be a sign of perimenopause. Night sweats are just one in the long list of perimenopause…

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5 Commonly Missed Acid Reflux Symptoms | and a Hidden Cause

If you suffer from acid reflux, then you know the discomfort of the burning sensation that creeps up the back of your throat. However, there are other acid reflux symptoms that you may not be aware of: Sore throat with coughing Nausea, especially at night Bloated feeling, burping Uncontrollable hiccups Feeling like food is stuck in…

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Could Acid Reflux Symptoms Indicate an Underlying Autoimmune Disease?

Ever wonder what GERD actually stands for? Well, its Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and it’s plaguing a lot more people than you might think. And for those who are suffering are familiar with downing antacids after meals much like popping breath mints on a date night. However, the next time you go to reach for your handy…

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Should I Try Fasting to Lose Weight and Feel Better?

Drastically reducing calorie intake has been promoted as the best path to increased life span as well as the essential approach to weight loss. Is Fasting Good for You? A recent article in the Wall Street Journal discusses Intermittent Fasting as a type of calorie restriction. The problem with simply counting calories is that there is no focus…

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Are You Sitting so Much That it’s Killing You?

You’ve probably heard by now that sitting at work and in your car and at home increases your risk for chronic disease and early death. If you’re not familiar with this research you can read about it in my blog Why Sitting is the New Smoking. Isn’t Standing All Day Bad for You? I was recently…

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