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Understanding menopausal symptoms

Posted by Alexandra Leon on

Understanding menopausal symptoms

[Return to previous article - Know your menopausal symptoms]    Perimenopause is caused by a decreased production of the hormone estrogen. How can one single hormone cause so many symptoms!? Well, a part from having an effect on your ovaries, estrogen affects multiple parts of the body such as the anterior pituitary gland, the hypothalamus and the uterus.   Well then, if estrogen is the problem, shouldn't it be the solution too?? Yes, they've looked into that but unfortunately Hormone Replacement Therapy, or HRT, has been shown to also be associated with an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancers. Except as a last resort decision...

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Teaching kids the basics about eating healthy

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Teaching kids the basics about eating healthy

The food our kids eat is crucial for their development, mentally and physically. What they eat can also have a quite significant effect emotionally as well. Yet now a day it is easy to be overwhelmed by the constant bombardment on what’s best to eat. Food trends will come and go, but teaching your kids the basics about eating healthy will allow them to continuously make the right choices for themselves, no matter what the media surrounds them has to say. Here are 3 little tips to teach your kids:  What makes it good or bad? The more a food is transformed (heating, packaging,...

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Know your menopausal symptoms

Posted by Alexandra Leon on

Know your menopausal symptoms

[Return to previous article - Breezing through to menopause] Menopause is inevitable, but suffering through perimenopause can be avoided! It’s important to ANTICIPATE the changes your body goes through in order to provide it with the SUPPORT it need for a smooth transition. The first step in preparing yourself for the inevitable is to recognize what is YOUR normal. Each menstrual cycle is caused by a drop of estrogen. For some, that monthly drop is small, in some others more intense. So PMS symptoms are unique to each individual and so is perimenopause. What you experience during that drop, right before the beginning of your menstrual...

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Breezing through to menopause

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Breezing through to menopause

When someone mentions hot flashes, sleepless nights or mood swings, most people associate automatically to a 50 year old woman going through menopause right? Yet a lot of younger women spend years being affected by these symptoms, unaware of that they are dealing with perimenopause. Even though most commonly felt during the mid-40s, perimenopause can start as early as their mid-30s and lasts around 4 years. Nevertheless, some individuals can experience hormonal fluctuations from 2 to 10 years before menopause!  There are four stages in a woman's life cycle: premenopause, perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause. Premenopause is the fertile span of life when the...

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