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Skincare + Menopause…How to Care for Your Skin

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RENEW Issue 2 is now available for download with purchase of Libido. A sample article that can be found in the new RENEW is the latest from Dr. Jennifer Pearlman,MD, Women’s Health and Wellness. In this article Dr. Pearlman answers our questions about how to best care for our skin in menopause and beyond.   What steps can women in perimenopause/ menopause take to protect their skin? Estrogen loss in the perimenopausal years contributes to rapid facial aging with marked...

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What is Your Sleep Style?

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One of the most important items in getting a good night’s sleep is choosing the correct pillow. Pillows come in all different shapes, sizes and materials, however, a pillow should always be the correct height to keep your head level with your spine. Knowing your sleep position will determine what type of pillow you should choose. Back Sleeper If you sleep on your back, you are best to choose a pillow that is not too firm or too high since this will raise up your head...

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Women Who Have Trouble Sleeping May Pack on the Pounds

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A study that tracked 68,183 middle-aged women for a period of 16 years found that compared to women who slept 7 hours per night, women who slept for 5 hours per night were 32% more likely to experience major weight gain (an increase of 33 pounds or more) and 15% were more likely to become obese. Women who slept for 6 hours were 12% more likely to have major weight gain and 6% more likely to become obese. Another study by Finnish researchers that followed more than 7,300...

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Fade to Black

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By now we have all heard about the importance of sleeping in a completely dark room. Melatonin, the hormone that tells us to sleep, is very light sensitive. Even a single candle has the effect of reducing the amount of melatonin that is released.  And our eyes are especially sensitive to light-anyone who has tried to nap outside on a sunny day can attest to that. For those of us that live in the city with the prevalence of street lights and neighbours who insist of keeping...

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So it’s that time again.

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Insomnia is a common complaint during the menopausal years. Many of us can’t sleep through the night. We often wake up in the small hours of the morning and can’t get back to sleep. Often these awakenings coincide with a night sweat, where you to throw off the covers and stand in front of your fridge…with the door open. Sometimes you wake up with your heart pounding and in a state of anxiety for no reason. Many women experience very vivid dreams that wake...

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