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The Women of the Oscars

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As is the case every year, last night’s Academy Awards celebrated the abundance of talent that we saw in film over the course of 2013. One of the most memorable moments was when best actress winner Cate Blanchett pointed out in her acceptance speech that her win should mean something to the people “in the industry who are still foolishly clinging to the idea that female films with women at the centre are niche experiences. They are not. Audiences want to see them, and in...

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Eggs: Are They All They’re Cracked Up to Be?

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Over the years, eggs have developed a bad rap. Some people had gone so far as to suggest that eggs should be removed completely from your diet because they are loaded with a dangerous amount of cholesterol even for a healthy heart. With new scientific discoveries though, eggs are making a comeback. In fact, they seem to have done a full 180 and are now being touted for all their health benefits. While it is true that egg yolks contain cholesterol and may weakly affect blood...

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Fighting the Flu

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Looking for advice on what supplements to take this fall? Check out my segment on CH Morning Live to find out why multivitamins are so important for health, especially during the fall and winter season when we are at risk of getting sick. When choosing a supplement, look for a product designed for your age, gender and life stage. For women, I recommend femMED Multi+ Antioxidants, which provides all the key nutrients for good health in a vegetarian capsule, without dyes,...

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How Our Hormones Affect Our Libido Through The Decades And What We Can Do About Them

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Hormones are the KEY to vibrant sexual health for women. Did you know that we have over 50 known hormones secreted by our body!?  Our sex hormones, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and DHEA and their balancing act or lack thereof, largely influences our sex drive or libido. What makes this even more challenging is that our hormone levels fluctuate with each decade.  The good news is, that armed with insight and knowledge, we can help make our libido BE what we want it...

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How Exercise Can Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk

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Regular exercise is known to lower a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. This has been well documented in a number of studies, but the way in which exercise provides protection has not been clearly understood. Exciting new research released last week has revealed how exercise can guard against breast cancer: vigorous exercise has a positive effect on how estrogen is broken down (metabolized) in the body. It is estimated that about 80 percent of breast cancer...

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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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