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Why Puberty and Menopause Don’t Mix

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I’m like many women who had their kids when they were older…say late 30′s. Although it seemed like a good idea at the time, since it allowed me to focus on my career and postpone serious responsibility, I have now discovered there is a reason why women may want to have their kids when they’re younger. It’s called menopause. Just at the point when your kids are entering puberty, you are entering menopause. So when you mix together 1 part...

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Why I just Don’t Care Anymore

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In my last post about all things menopausal, I discussed the painfully funny discovery of acne, post 50. Today I am going to discuss why getting acne at 50 didn’t put me into a state of panic, the way it would have in my teen years or even my twenties. I just don’t care anymore. Have I given up? Ready to trade in the fitted jeans for a pair of track pants and a leisurely stroll around Walmart…NO.  I just find that now that I have reached…and slightly...

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Acne at 50? Are you kidding me?

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Menopause. Just when you gained control of the hot flashes, crazy mood swings and full beard, you discover menopause does indeed have a sense of humour… pimples. Remember how a pimple often was the first sign of an impending period…well guess what? Even when you haven’t had a period in 2 years, the pimples keep coming. Menopause really is the gift that keeps on giving. So what is a somewhat sane person to do? Well after reading extensively on the subject,...

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Am I Losing My Mind or is it Menopause?

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This month we will be discussing all things menopausal, from determining what stage of life you are currently in, to some of the common and less known symptoms of menopause. Along the way, we will be sharing tips and tricks for keeping your health and sanity intact. We invite our followers to share their insights and stories, and especially those funny “Meno Moments” we have all had. Now let’s begin our crash course in all things menopause. The menopausal...

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All vegetable oils may not be created equal when it comes to heart health

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Health Canada has recently approved new claims for vegetable oil companies. The approved claim allows companies to state that replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats including omega-6 vegetable oils will help lower cholesterol. Many nutritional experts say these claims are  incorrect. The findings from a recent analysis of the Sydney Diet Heart Study have promoted experts to caution Canadians that not all polyunsaturated vegetable oils are the same. Since the 1960s,...

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