How to Keep Your Libido Up (Even If You are in Perimenopause)

Losing your sex drive may be one of the perimenopause symptoms that has the biggest impact. Suddenly, LOL is no longer Laughing out Loud but Loss of Libido. Since women’s libidos are strongly affected by intricate interactions of emotional, nutritional and hormonal factors, the solution to Loss of Libido has been more elusive than simply…

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How to Boost Your Energy Levels Naturally During Perimenopause

Many symptoms can start hitting you as you transcend into your menopausal stage; hot flashes, mood swings and sleep troubles are some of the many perimenopause symptoms that affect you in your 40s. Handling these can be tough. Low energy levels allow you to become stressed easily. Stress leads to cravings for sugary foods which…

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How Does Stress Cause Acid Reflux and Indigestion?

Does your acid reflux get worse when you’re under stress? The “hidden factor” is the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol comes from the adrenal glands in response to any stress, whether it is an argument with your spouse, a car accident, or food choices that cause blood sugar problems. Whether blood sugar is too high or…

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How to Know if You’re Having Perimenopause Symptoms

The word Perimenopause is thrown around so much that you might think it is a disease. It is actually just a word to describe a variety of symptoms that happen over a span of about twenty years in a woman’s life – from her early 30’s into her 50’s. Here are the common symptoms that women…

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Perimenopause Symptoms | Handling the Weight Gain

Are you finding some extra weight around your middle even though you make healthy food choices and exercise regularly?   Hot flashes, mood swings and irritability are some of the most prominent perimenopause symptoms, but there’s another one  – weight gain. Believe it or not, gaining a few extra pounds (or keeping the same weight…

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Use of Hormones Increases Risk of Gallbladder Surgery

Think about all the women you know who are on Hormone Replacement Therapy to manage menopause symptoms. Until recently, a woman had two choices: put up with the symptoms or take medication. But as we learn more about the risks of these prescription hormones women are looking for, and finding, better alternatives. As the body…

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Natural Ways to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

With all the recent media hype about women choosing preventative mastectomies to avoid breast cancer, it’s hard to know what to believe, let alone what you yourself can do to prevent breast cancer. Surgical removal of your breasts in the absence of disease is a radical choice that’s not appropriate for the vast majority of…

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Job and Family Suddenly Driving you Crazy or is it Perimnopause?

Are you between the ages of 35-55?  Have your periods become more irregular? Are you breaking into tears at the office or snapping at your kids for the smallest things? According to alternative health guru Dr.Oz, these are signs you may have entered that stage in your life where you’re experiencing perimenopause symptoms. You’ve probably heard the…

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The Real Scoop on Breakfast and Losing Weight

You make a simple decision every morning that has a significant impact on your health.   The decision about what to have for breakfast… or whether to have breakfast at all.   Maybe you’ve heard that eating breakfast is important to maintain your health and energy. But  you’ve also read articles that say you should…

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Late Age Pregnancy and Perimenopause Symptoms

It is no longer unusual for a woman to wait until her late 30’s or early 40’s to become pregnant.   The hormonal fluctuations occurring during this period can affect you in more ways than one – not just causing perimenopause symptoms like fatigue, anxiety and trouble sleeping, but also affecting your fertility.   Getting…

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Perimenopause Symptoms? | Change Your diet for the Better

Wouldn’t it be great if you could say goodbye to hot flashes, mood swings and all your other perimenopause symptoms? Well you can. Get started by making a few easy changes in your diet that can add up to big relief from your perimenopause symptoms.     Diet impacts your perimenopause symptoms in two major…

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Hormone Imbalance? The Problem Could be Your Gut

Have you gone to the doctor with hormonal symptoms – whether PMS or menopause – and been given a prescription?   If you’re like many women today, you have been prescribed “the pill” for symptoms related to hormone imbalance. Hormones are commonly prescribed for symptoms like irritability, heavy bleeding, acne, breast tenderness and bloating.  …

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Stress and Perimenopause Symptoms | What You Need to Know

Are you struggling with perimenopause symptoms? Do you often feel stressed out? These problems could be more than just a coincidence. Learn about the surprising connection between stress and perimenopause symptoms, and what you can do to avoid them both.   Everyone deals with stress in their lives, but stress, especially long-term chronic stress, can…

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Are You in Perimenopause? | The Initial Perimenopause Symptoms

Not feeling like yourself lately? If you’re a woman in your mid 30’s to 50’s it could be the initial symptoms of perimenopause. Let’s look at some natural strategies to help you sail through the transition with ease.   We all know the stereotypical signs of menopause, the hot flashes and mood swings, but these…

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Is Your Antidepressant Driving You Crazy?

If you take, or have taken, an antidepressant medication, chances are pretty good that you feel it helps … but you don’t like the side effects.   Symptoms like weight gain, loss of libido, gas, bloating, insomnia and lack of motivation can be so disruptive that they prompt you to want to get off the…

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