Are you too sweet?

Are you too sweet? As women enter perimenopause and menopause, some are just too sweet. More specifically, I mean that their blood is too sweet because it contains high levels of glucose (sugar). This is known as glucose intolerance, and people who are in this situation typically have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. How doesContinue reading “Are you too sweet?”

Spring Cleaning Your Liver Step 1

Spring Cleaning Your Liver: Step 1 It’s time for spring cleaning—who wants to join me? We’re going to spring into action and get your liver in tip-top shape by helping it eliminate the toxins in your body. Detoxification is critical in menopause because it helps with hormone balance and relief from various menopausal symptoms. DetoxingContinue reading “Spring Cleaning Your Liver Step 1”

What Women Should Know about Fatty Liver Disease

What Women Should Know about Fatty Liver Disease It seems most people associate liver disease with drinking alcohol—a lot of alcohol. But did you know you can get a common liver disease even if you don’t drink alcohol or only just a little? Did you also know that this liver disease, known as nonalcoholic fattyContinue reading “What Women Should Know about Fatty Liver Disease”

The Symptom Women Don’t Talk About

The Symptom Women Don’t Talk About Let’s talk about leakage. I’m talking about urinary incontinence, or the involuntary loss of urine. It happens to 70 percent of women around the hormonal changes in perimenopause and menopause. The urinary tract is very sensitive to the effects of estrogen and progesterone throughout life. When levels of theseContinue reading “The Symptom Women Don’t Talk About”

Estrogen: What women should know

Estrogen: What women should know When we talk about menopause, breast cancer, and women’s health in general, estrogen is very much part of the conversations. Yet many women are not clear about exactly what estrogen is, so let’s take a brief overview. Estrogen is a hormone that plays a key role in the emergence andContinue reading “Estrogen: What women should know”

The antiestrogenic vegetable

The antiestrogenic vegetable As a nutritionist and health coach specializing in working with women of a certain age—the golden years of perimenopause, menopause, and beyond—I am always delighted when I discover new, effective, natural ways to improve the quality of life of these women. Enter the carrot. What’s so great about carrots? My research andContinue reading “The antiestrogenic vegetable”