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Mindfulness Practice Every Day Keeps the Long Term Burden of Stress Away cortisol mindfulness stress Oct 20, 2021

Hair analysis study shows that practicing mindfulness techniques lowers cortisol levels long term.

By Selene Yeager

 

Levels of your stress hormone cortisol can increase as you make your way into the later stages of the menopausal transition, according to research. And women with increased...

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Food for Thought diet Oct 13, 2021

Study finds the MIND Diet may contribute to improved cognitive resilience and performance with age.

 

By Selene Yeager

 

Brain health is a topic that comes up a lot in our posts here at Feisty Menopause, and with good reason. Research shows that estrogen is neuroprotective: it increases...

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Weighing On Our Minds weight gain weight loss Oct 01, 2021

Lessons from three decades of weight loss and wellness reporting.

By Selene Yeager

 

Weight loss is a topic that comes up a lot in our Feisty Menopause circles. It’s understandable because the menopause transition is a time when body composition shifts. We do our best to provide...

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Potential Help for Menopause Hair Loss hair loss Sep 30, 2021

Research on a promising hair growth supplement presented at NAMS annual meeting.

 

By Selene Yeager

 

Thinning hair and hair loss is very common during the menopause transition. Research shows that about 40 percent of women experience what’s called female pattern hair loss, also...

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Those Hips Don't Lie exercise strength Sep 16, 2021

Maintaining hip flexor strength is essential for top performance as you get older, study shows.

By Selene Yeager

 

We’ve all heard the mantra: Lift Heavy Sh*t. Muscle tissue can slip away quickly during the menopause transition, so maintaining it through a regular strength training...

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Toasting Menopause alcohol Sep 08, 2021

Alcohol is good! Alcohol is bad! The research is equivocal and the decision to drink is personal.

 By Selene Yeager

 

If you’ve paid any attention to alcohol research for more than a year or two, you, like me, have developed a case of results whiplash. For decades we’ve...

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When it Comes to MHT and Heart Disease Risk, Your Arteries’ Age, Not the Candles on Your Cake Matter Sep 03, 2021

Determining your cardiovascular health is key, study shows.
By Selene Yeager

If and/or when to start menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) is a subject of ongoing research and debate. That’s especially true in the realm of heart disease where cardiologists have traditionally been more averse to...

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This is Your Metabolism on Menopause metabolism weight gain Aug 26, 2021

Research shows menopause doesn't blunt metabolism—but does that really matter?

by Selene Yeager

 

Our society has had a metabolism obsession for decades. I cannot count how many times the magazines and publishing houses I worked for cooked up storylines and entire books based on...

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Want to Build Your Brain? Take it Outdoors brain Aug 16, 2021

Research shows that fresh air and green spaces are good for your gray matter.

By Selene Yeager

Lots of us worry about our brain health and mental well-being during the menopause transition when science shows our gray (and white) matter is literally physically changing and our anxiety levels rise...

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Menopause Like You’ve Never Seen It books Aug 12, 2021

A picture—or in this case 128 pages of illustrations—is worth hundreds of thousands of words.

By Selene Yeager

 

A lot of books, articles, and stories about menopause cross our desks here at Feisty Menopause headquarters. Most have great advice for managing your symptoms and...

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The Benefits of Mindful Menopause Aug 05, 2021

Spending a bit more time in the present moment can ease many menopause symptoms.

 

By Selene Yeager

 

As your hormones fluctuate and drop, they can take your peace of mind with them, leaving you more prone to feeling anxious, irritable, and depressed. A daily dose of mindfulness may...

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My “Menopause Face” aging culture self confidence Jul 29, 2021

Our menopause faces are badass and beautiful, no insecurities (or fixes) necessary.

By Selene Yeager 

A couple of weeks ago, someone reposted a clip from The Doctors (a long-running syndicated talk show reportedly featuring the latest health headlines), which aired earlier this year. The...

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