Posts Tagged ‘menopause’

What You Know That Isnt So, Part Three

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Myth:В When you go through menopause, it is normal to gain weight.В
Fact:В Repeated studies confirm that weight gain is not an inevitable part of menopause. So why do so many women gain weight at this time?В Its the same old story.В As you get older, you consume the same number of calories, but youre less active. (more…)

What Is Menopause?

Monday, May 7th, 2012

By definition, menopause is the permanent cessation of menses. It is the endpoint of a gradual decline in ovarian function and marks the end of the reproductive years. Although menopause is an event common to all women, each woman’s menopausal experience is unique. The hormonal changes of menopause occur at a time in a woman’s life associated with many physical and social changes. These physical changes may include graying hairs, the appearance of wrinkles, expanding waistlines and the development of certain illnesses. A woman’s children may either leave or come back home at the same time that her parents are growing older and may begin to need extra support. This may become a time of triumph or trials. It is the complex interplay of the hormonal, physical and psycho-social factors that define an individual’s menopausal years. (more…)

A Natural Approach to Menopause and Beyond. Part 1

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

The time when women go through menopause can be very disconcerting. Even though this is a natural transition for women, the symptoms that women experience can range from mildly annoying to severely disruptive. As women experience the obvious effects of the changing hormones, there are subtle changes occurring in the body that may not become apparent for many years.