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Hot Flashes May Signal Higher Risk of Heart Disease heart health Jul 07, 2021

Recent research links vasomotor symptoms with cardiovascular health.

By Selene Yeager

Hot flashes and night sweats are a hallmark of menopause. These “vasomotor symptoms” occur because the vasomotor center in the brain, which helps regulate blood pressure and blood vessel dilation and...

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The Thyroid Menopause Connection with Ingrid Anderson, RD podcast Jul 07, 2021

60 percent of people with thyroid disease go undiagnosed. And if you’re a menopausal woman, you may be mistaking thyroid disease symptoms for menopause symptoms—and suffering from both. The North American Menopause Society calls the thyroid a “touchy gland,” as it becomes...

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Hang Tight, Your Brain Will Likely Find Its Way Through the Fog brain fog symptoms Jun 30, 2021

The changes that come with perimenopause are largely temporary, study finds. (And if they’re not, there may be ways to help.)

By Selene Yeager

For many women, navigating through the menopause transition can be a little like having your head in the clouds…just not in a way that is all...

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This is Your Brain on Menopause with Dr. Sarah McKay Jun 30, 2021

Recent research using brain imaging analysis shows our brains physically change during perimenopause. So our brains are clearly—sometimes substantially—impacted by our hormones. But those hormones are part of a larger chorus that includes nature, nurture, culture, society, lifestyle,...

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Ready. Set. Build Some Muscle! training Jun 24, 2021

Research shows sprint interval training can build lean muscle mass in masters.

By Selene Yeager

By now you know the mantras for making muscle and staying strong as a menopausal woman: Lift heavy sh*t and do HIIT (high intensity interval training).

This month, a study in Medicine & Science in...

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Better Sleep from Feet Up sleep Jun 16, 2021

Research shows warming feet may help menopausal women improve their sleep.

 By Selene Yeager

Every menopausal woman knows the power of the mighty foot. Too hot at night? Just poke that foot out from under the covers. Too cold? Tuck that foot in. Now research shows that submerging your soles...

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It's Not time to Slow Down with Dr. Vonda Wright podcast Jun 16, 2021

“Maybe it’s time to slow down.” That’s the message menopausal women often get from their friends, family, and yes, even physicians when they have joint pain and nagging injuries like Achilles tendonitis or “menopause arthritis” that are preventing them from...

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Low On Protein? Prioritize Leucine nutrition protein Jun 09, 2021

Getting 3 to 4 grams per meal can help make muscle, even when protein is relatively low.

by Selene Yeager

 

When it comes to getting enough protein, the struggle is real. Highly active, menopausal women need a lot of protein—about 30 grams per meal and 15 to 20 grams per...

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The Menopause Manifesto Jun 09, 2021

Why is there so much misinformation about menopause? What really helps? What doesn’t? What the heck are “bioidentical hormones”? And why do we go through menopause anyway?

 

We dig into all this and much, much more this week with none other than renowned (and oh, so...

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Unwell Women with Elinor Cleghorn, Ph.D. podcast Jun 02, 2021

Ever wonder how we got here? How is it that in 2021 billions of women are still largely in the dark about menopause? That many of us still feel kind of ashamed to talk about it? This week’s guest, historian Elinor Cleghorn, Ph.D., author of Unwell Women: Misdiagnosis and Myth in a Man-Made...

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Sleepless Night? More Whole Foods May Help diet sleep May 26, 2021

Cookies and milk may have been a fine bedtime treat when you were a kid, but it’s probably not the best pre-slumber snack as an adult, especially if you’re a postmenopausal woman, according to recent research showing that eating too much food that spikes your blood sugar may also...

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Finding Your Personal Peak podcast May 26, 2021

What can you do today to make yourself better tomorrow? The best answer to that question is based on you and you alone. Not what other women are doing. Not what you think you should be doing. Not what you used to do. But what you need to do—how to learn and improve—today based on...

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