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Mushrooms for Menopause brain fog mood swings natural medicine Feb 22, 2022

Can these fungi help with mood swings, brain fog, and other menopause symptoms? Science is trying to find out.

 

By Selene Yeager

 

Mushrooms are having a moment.  People have used mushrooms medicinally for thousands of years. But they’re currently enjoying a surge in...

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The Not So Sweet Fructose Effect nutrition Feb 16, 2022

Fruit sugar is fine wrapped in its fiber-rich natural packaging, but too much straight up fructose can be bad news for health, especially post menopause.

 

By Selene Yeager

 

Sometimes you need a hit of sugar—like the home stretch of a race or to help with hydration. But the type...

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Review: Embr Wave 2 Promises to Put a Personal Thermostat on Your Wrist product review Feb 10, 2022

This high-end wearable helps you feel cooler or warmer, and lulls you to sleep.

 

By Selene Yeager

 

Going through the menopause transition is kind of like a living in the mountains (without the view): if you don’t like the “weather” wait 10 minutes. It’ll...

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Music for Menopause depression music Feb 02, 2022

Manipulating your brain chemistry with music may ease symptoms of menopause and depression levels, research shows.

 

By Selene Yeager

 

People have used music to self-medicate their moods since the first stick struck the first drumskin. Music-based therapy has been used in the treatment...

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Get a Grip hands strength training Jan 19, 2022

The bonus benefits of lifting heavy sh*t may also help you live a longer, healthier life.

By Selene Yeager

 

A strong grip does more than help you open jars by yourself. It’s also been linked with a longer life. Research finds that grip strength is inversely associated with the risk of...

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Make Self Compassion Your New Year’s Resolution goals resolutions Jan 05, 2022

Granting yourself grace is good for your midlife heart.

By Selene Yeager

 

It’s that time of year again, when people are inclined to take a hard look at themselves and make resolutions to change things they don’t like. Which is okay. There’s always room for us to make...

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Yogurt Does a Menopausal Body Good blood pressure yogurt Dec 14, 2021

The probiotic-rich food helps digestion, is rich in nutrients women need, and can lower blood pressure.

By Selene Yeager

 

If there’s one food group that comes up a lot for menopausal health, it’s yogurt. With good reason. It’s an excellent source of calcium, which we need...

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Just Dance dance Dec 08, 2021

Moving to the music does a menopausal body (and mind) good.

By Selene Yeager

 

Dance has been a health and wellness darling for decades (centuries, really). Research shows that dancing activates brain pathways that release feel good neurochemicals like dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins. It...

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Keep Talking, We're Here depression mental health suicide prevention Dec 02, 2021

Data show that menopausal women experience mental health issues, including suicidal thoughts, but too many stay silent.

By Selene Yeager

 

This isn’t an easy topic to talk about. But it’s far too important a topic to not talk about. Studies and stories about suicide have been...

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Tuck In Between 10 and 11 for Menopause Health sleep Nov 17, 2021

Research shows the benefits of going to sleep between those hours.

By Selene Yeager

 

When I was in college, we often didn’t even go out until 11, sometimes 11:30. After all the bars were open till 2 a.m. These days I’m tucked in by 10:30 p.m. most nights, which I’m happy...

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Keep An Eye on Your Vision eyesight mental health vision Nov 09, 2021

New research links impaired vision to depressive symptoms in women during midlife.

 

By Selene Yeager

 

A few weeks ago, a woman in the Feisty Menopause community asked whether menopause affects eyesight. The answer is yes it can, though it can be tricky to determine which changes are...

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A New Way to Lift Heavy Sh*t home gym strength training Nov 03, 2021

We’re loving Tonal, a digital weight platform that automatically adjusts to your personal needs.

 

By Selene Yeager

 

Menopausal women need to lift weights—a.k.a. lift heavy sh*t—to maintain their essential muscle mass. But there are barriers: Not everyone has easy...

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