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House of (Menopausal) Cards

House of (Menopausal) Cards

(Spoiler alert: if you haven’t finished or intend to watch the show discussed here, you might wait to read this post until later.) The premises of the much-discussed new series House of Cards hosted on Netflix, are that no one in the world of politics can be trusted, that alliances are fragile, and that disaster looms at every...

Hot Flashes Are Weird

I have two pretty contradictory sets of opinions about hot flashes. In a previous blog post, I emphasized one of them. Namely, that flashes are a mind/body phenomenon in which a woman’s interpretation of her physical experiences are central to her being distressed or not, of being able to cope or not, of what an experience is and means....
Make Friends With Hot Flashes

Make Friends With Hot Flashes

One important idea in a holistic approach to health is that symptoms or uncomfortable physical experiences don’t exist separate and apart from the whole person.  For this reason, it is important to know how a unique individual experiences that symptom or experience.  Another important idea is that the whole person consists of a physical body, but also thoughts, feelings, even...
“A Non-Hormonal ‘Fix-It’ for Women Suffering From a ‘Broken Internal Thermostat’”: Just Wear Athletic Clothing to Bed!

“A Non-Hormonal ‘Fix-It’ for Women Suffering From a ‘Broken Internal Thermostat’”: Just Wear Athletic Clothing to Bed!

The title of this blog entry comes straight from a media release about Goodnighties® Recovery Sleepwear. That’s right, now there is finally sleepwear made out of a fabric similar to the fabric worn by “Olympians, Astronauts and Even Racehorses” to wick away the moisture of hot flashes, night sweats, and chills accompanying some women’s perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause. Using...
Hot Flash—Progesterone is an Effective Alternative to Estrogen

Hot Flash—Progesterone is an Effective Alternative to Estrogen

Guest post by Jerilynn Prior, Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research It’s been two weeks since Chris Hitchcock and I returned from San Diego’s recent Endocrine Society meetings. We are feeling incredibly happy with the success of our protracted, intense commitments to a controlled trial of oral micronized progesterone (marketed in the USA and Canada as Prometrium®) for night...
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