Three Natural Ways to Eliminate Perimenopause Symptoms

For many women menopause is an uncomfortable, if not miserable, succession of perimenopause symptoms running the gamut from headaches to incontinence to hot flashes. But Dr. Marina Rose, along with other practitioners of Functional Medicine, is changing the way that women think about menopause. In her article about her book The Wisdom of Menopause, Christiane…

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Brain Fog? It Could be Caused by Your Hormones

Constantly wondering what was that final item on your grocery list? Or how about your new neighbor’s name?  Thinking you are losing your mind because you can’t remember? Perimenopause symptoms may be to blame. If you’re between the ages of 35 and 50 and you are having trouble thinking clearly, it could be a sign…

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Balance Perimenopause Symptoms with Plant-based Hormones

Are you finding yourself struggling with perimenopause symptoms? To say the least it is a very difficult transition between fertility and menopause…Maybe it feels like an ongoing case of PMS. Perhaps you wake up at night with a hot flash and find that you can’t get back to sleep. Or maybe you  feel more depressed or…

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Perimenopause | Hidden Hormones behind Hot Flashes

Do you think hot flashes and menopause go hand in hand? Hot flashes are common among perimenopause symptoms, but they’re not inevitable. It is not just your changing estrogen levels that are creating those uncomfortable heat waves. There are other hormones contribute to hot flashes.   Stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol from your adrenal glands both contribute to…

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Perimenopause Symptoms- The link Between Food and Hot Flashes

Do your hot flashes come at the most inconvenient times? Like when you’re in the middle of an important phone call and the waiter walks up to take your order? Hot flashes and other perimenopause symptoms are connected to changing sex hormone levels. But hot flashes may also be triggered by choosing certain foods.  …

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Hormones and Perimenopause Symptoms: Clearing the Confusion

Feeling tired? Slugglish? Are you sick living with perimenopause symptoms from day to day? Even trying to make sense of all the information out there about what is going on with your body is simply exhausting!  It seems like everyone has an opinion, especially when they talk about what seems like opposite levels of hormones. Are perimenopause…

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Having Hot Flashes? | How to Recognize Perimenopause Symptoms

Have you recently found yourself struck by a sudden heat wave? For many women in their mid to late 40s this could be a tell tale sign that perimenopause has finally arrived. However, are you wondering if these hot flashes have to do with perimenopause or are simply coincidental?  First, consider if you have any…

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Perimenopause |The Problem May not be Your Ovaries

Blaming your ovaries for your perimenopause symptoms? You may be surprised to learn that your adrenal glands play a major role in balancing your hormones during perimenopause. Yes, it is true that your ovaries do the bulk of the work creating your major sex hormones estrogen progesterone and testosterone – during the majority of your reproductive…

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Stabilize Your Moods During Perimenopause

Feeling crazy doesn’t have to be the new normal. Anxiety, depression, and mood swings are common during perimenopause symptoms, but that doesn’t make them normal. If you are blaming your symptoms of moodiness and fatigue on your female hormones being out of whack you might be missing an important piece of the puzzle.   The…

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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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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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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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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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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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