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Michelle Obama talks about menopause

Michelle Obama talks about menopause

It was so refreshing to hear Michelle Obama talking about menopause on episode #3 of The Michelle Obama Podcast! The former U.S. First Lady is interested in breaking the menopause taboo and getting women to talk openly about this phase of our lives, their health, and...

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Menopause symptoms: the most effective treatments

Menopause symptoms: the most effective treatments

If you are bothered by menopause symptoms, what are you doing about it? Put up with the symptoms and wish them gone (the sooner the better)? New research shows that hot flashes and night sweats may last for up to 10-12 years. Can you afford to have a less-than-optimal...

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Join the 4 percent! There’s help for vaginal dryness

Join the 4 percent! There’s help for vaginal dryness

Join the 4 percent! There's help for vaginal dryness. During my recent webinar on vaginal and urinary health, I encouraged women who avoid sex because vaginal dryness makes it uncomfortable and painful to share this fact with their partners. I asked them to put...

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Is your home office menopause-friendly?

Is your home office menopause-friendly?

Is your home office menopause-friendly?  Or is it making your menopause worse? As a pharmacist and Certified Menopause Practitioner, I educate employees, managers, health and wellness specialists, and HR professionals about how menopause affects women in the workplace...

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Brain fog in menopause

Brain fog in menopause

I didn’t have a very productive week because I couldn’t focus on a single task and went from this to that.  I didn't accomplish much in my business or in my personal life.  A week like this reminded me of my perimenopause when it was so hard to concentrate on a task...

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Four fundamentals of good health to boost your immune system

Four fundamentals of good health to boost your immune system

Especially right now we need to maintain a healthy immune system to reduce our chances of getting sick with the corona virus.  There are many unsubstantiated claims flying around, some made by people seeking only a quick profit.  But here are four fundamentals of good...

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Did you know that anxiety can trigger hot flashes?

Did you know that anxiety can trigger hot flashes?

I’m writing to you today because your menopause symptoms don’t go away just because we’re living in a pandemic.  On the contrary! Did you know that anxiety can trigger hot flashes? Emotions such as anxiety or anxious feelings are known to trigger, bring on, hot...

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Let’s get together virtually, don’t be socially isolated

Let’s get together virtually, don’t be socially isolated

Let’s get together virtually! I left for Algonquin Park on Tuesday morning and came back to Toronto on Thursday afternoon to a different world!  The World Health Organization (WHO) had declared a pandemic, and pandemonium had ensued – the grocery store shelves were...

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