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Irregular Periods? It May Not Be What You Think

Irregular Periods?  It May Not Be What You Think

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Many people Google “Irregular Periods” in hopes of finding out why they are either missing periods altogether or experiencing irregular periods on and off. We recognize that something must be “off” with our hormones when our periods are irregular but because most of us do not understand the complexities that balance our hormones (involving the brain, pituitary, ovarian, adrenal and thyroid glands) we are often at a loss to know what to do or what it means. For some reason,...

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Do You Have One of These 7 PCOS Symptoms?

Do You Have One of These 7 PCOS Symptoms?

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Registered Nurse and Hormone Expert Camille Lawson shares the 7 most common PCOS symptoms and what you can do if you have one (or all) of them.   Did you know that last month there were 40,500 Google searches for PCOS symptoms? That seems like a very high number to me and tells me that women are starved for some facts about the most common endocrine and metabolic disease affecting women of reproductive age (puberty to menopause). Approximately 10-20 % of women in this...

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Healthy and Happy Relationships During and After Menopause

Healthy and Happy Relationships During and After Menopause

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“It’s never too late -never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.” —Jane Fonda Most of us believe that being HAPPY is our goal in life, and we often define our happiness in terms of our relationships.  While some fortunate women sail through peri-menopause into menopause with few symptoms or ill effects, many of us DO NOT!  Happiness seems elusive when you do not feel like yourself, and this affects how we are in our relationship with our...

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Menopause and Relationships

Menopause and Relationships

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Girls are like phones. We love to be held and talked to. But if you press the wrong button you’ll be disconnected! -author unknown Isn’t that the truth, especially during  perimenopause and menopause. For many of us, one wrong move or word by the people who matter to us the most, can mean a quick disconnect (read SNAP!!). The average age for menopause is 51 — which is not so old these days. You can easily have many happy and healthy decades ahead of you, and in...

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Beat Holiday Stress, Easily, With These Tips

Beat Holiday Stress, Easily, With These Tips

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Stress is a response that we all feel at some point in our lives.  Some stress is considered healthy, as it sharpens your mental faculty, however,  too much can be harmful to your health. Stress causes the release of a hormone called cortisol into your bloodstream. Cortisol in and of itself is not a bad thing as it is important for many functions such as regulating your metabolism, blood pressure, the amount of insulin in your bloodstream and your immunity. Prolonged high...

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Hormones: The Key To Vibrant Health And Sexuality For Women

Hormones:  The Key To Vibrant Health And Sexuality For Women

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There is SO much for us to learn about our hormones!  This is part one in a brief overview about their importance in our daily lives, how to keep them balanced and at the same time improve our sexual lives. There are over 50 known hormones in our body and they regulate cell function, influence cellular activity and are chemical messengers.  They do this best when they are “balanced”. When hormones are NOT balanced, things happen in small or BIG ways. Imbalances occur due to...

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Summer Survival Tips and Vitamins for Skin, Nails And Hair

Summer Survival Tips and Vitamins for Skin, Nails And Hair

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Now that the glorious summer that we Canadians long for all year is well underway it is time to ensure that we survive (and enjoy!)  the sun, heat, water, and the other elements.  I find that by mid-July, after a couple of weeks visiting friends at cottages on rocks and beaches my beauty regime can stand a bit of tweaking.  Our skin, nails and hair can all take a beating from our beautiful outdoor lifestyle that we are unaccustomed to – not that I am complaining one...

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Multivitamins and Antioxidants: The Bottom Line

Multivitamins and Antioxidants:  The Bottom Line

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Supplements, like so many other aspects of health information, are confusing! One extreme says we do not need any supplements if we are eating a healthy, whole food diet; the other side promotes using supplements to combat every possible health issue. I grew up with a father who believed in being pro-active with his health, so he took – no kidding – 25 different supplements every single day! He even took all the separate bottles with him while traveling! So, needless to...

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The Missing Link: Stress and Weight

The Missing Link:  Stress and Weight

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Who has not experienced 24/7 STRESS?  As busy women most of us do regularly, however, we were never meant to experience CHRONIC STRESS!  We are supposed to have small amounts which are both beneficial and necessary, followed by a return to a state of relaxation.  Hmmm, what is that you ask? Stress releases the hormone CORTISOL responsible for many important functions in our body: Glucose metabolism Blood pressure regulation Insulin release to maintain level blood sugars...

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