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The Natural Side of Menopause

Are You Afraid of Hormones?

Many women going through menopause are terrified of taking hormones. But Holly Lucille, ND, writes that bioidentical hormones are different.

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FDA-Approved Bioidentical Hormones for Menopause

Bioidentical hormones are popular choices for relief of menopause systems. But beware of products from compounding pharmacies.

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Special Report: A Safer Kind of Compounding Pharmacy for Bioidentical Hormones and More…

Compounding pharmacies, which supply millions of women with bioidentical hormones, have had safety issues. But there's a way to find safer ones.

At the Heart of It All

Maintaining You Through It All

You’ve had stressful times in the past. I am sure of that. And you made it through. Those hard times…

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The Health Risks of Iron After Menopause

After menopause, a woman's risk for diabetes and heart disease goes up. One likely culprit is the loss of estrogen…

The Natural Side of Menopause

Sweat Your Way to Better Health

Our intrepid menopause blogger, Holly Lucille, ND, is hot on the benefits of home-based infrared saunas. Yes, even if you have hot flashes.

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Reassuring News About Vaginal Estrogen for Menopause

Vaginal estrogen is effective at treating menopause symptoms including sexual and urinary problems. New research adds to the evidence for safety.

At the Heart of It All

The Most Important Medical Tests Once You Start Menopause

Well, this has been fun. If you haven’t been on this menopausal journey with me, now is the time to…

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A New Bioidentical Hormone Drug Is On the Horizon

Women who are considering hormone therapy after menopause may soon have a new pill option that is identical to naturally…

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Why Am I Gaining Weight After Menopause—and What Can I Do About It?

I didn't gain weight when I went into menopause, but now, three years later, I have gained 14 pounds—even though…

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Powerful Plants for a Smooth Menopause

I think there is a place in life for everything—in healing and certainly in menopause. When it comes to menopause,…

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A Fountain of Youth for Your Vagina?

Better living through lasers? That's the promise of a new treatment for postmenopausal women experiencing vaginal changes that make having…

At the Heart of It All

Headaches? Memory Loss? Blame Menopause!

Chances are, you value your brain more than just about any other part of you. It has gotten you this…

The Natural Side of Menopause

When Tears Roll Down Your Leg…Urinary Stress Incontinence

“I laughed so hard tears ran down my legs.” When you can’t hold back the tears...ok, what I really mean…

At the Heart of It All

Let’s Talk About Sex…and How to Feel Sexy Again

Let’s talk about sex. As a cardiologist addressing women’s health, sex is a part of overall wellness. Leading a heart-healthy…

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Natural Menopause Aids for Bone Loss, Strength and Sexuality

The patient: Mary, a youthful modern dance instructor in her late 60’s, wants to retain her vitality. Why she came…

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Anxiety May Make Menopause Worse (and Vice Versa)

Anxiety is normal in perimenopause. But new research finds that it’s also common when you’re postmenopausal. The anxiety can last for…

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To Stop Hot Flashes, Keep This Diary

If you’re experiencing hot flashes, the hallmark symptom of menopause, you’re eager—OK, maybe desperate—to find ways to make them stop.…

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What Your Hot Flashes Say About Your Health

When is a hot flash not just a hot flash? When it’s a window into future health—of your heart, your…

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Too late for estrogen?

I went through menopause nine years ago at age 45. Am I past the window for estrogen therapy? You haven’t…