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The negative effects of a history of childhood abuse are related to mental illness, cardiovascular disease, premature mortality and other chronic illnesses in adulthood and reported in multiple studies across the span of the last twenty plus years.  How childhood mistreatment relates to the menopause transition is less explored.  The recent study tested whether childhood […]

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One of my common uses of PEA (palmitoylethanolamide) is for cases of endometriosis.  Let me tell you a bit about endometriosis and then a bit more about endometriosis and PEA Endometriosis is the presence of endometrial-like tissue outside the uterus.  The endometriosis implants are usually located in the pelvis: ovaries, anterior and posterior cul-de-sac, posterior […]

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Alzheimer’s disease (AD)  is twice as common in women than in men.  This issue of menopause and menopausal hormone therapy has garnered quite a lot of attention over the last 10-20 years in particular.  Does menopausal hormone therapy(MHT) increase risk of AD or decrease risk or in some and not others based on other factors?  […]

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Direct and indirect physical, physiological and other stressors may generate psychological stress that affects female reproductive health by influencing ovarian physiology and reproductive hormones.[1]  The increase in the stress hormone cortisol may reduce estradiol biosynthesis in the ovary.1, [2]  High levels of stress for a longer time period may result in amenorrhea, anovulation and menstrual […]

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You have likely heard the news…a recent study called the Cocoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study-Web.  This study included 3,562 older adults.  Individuals were randomly assigned to a daily multivitamin supplement or placebo and evaluated annually with a battery of neuropsychological tests over a three year period. The commercial supplement for 50+ adults contains: The […]

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May Musings

It’s May and the month is full of celebrations.  Cinco de Mayo (May 5),  Mother’s Day (May 14), Memorial Day (May 29) are the familiar ones to us.  But perhaps you have not heard of International No Diet Day (May 6), Fair Trade Day (May 13), National Apple Pie Day (May 13), International Peace and […]

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For many years, it has been established that a daily amount of low dose aspirin could be a strategy for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD).  Secondary prevention refers to preventing a heart attack or stroke through some therapy and lifestyle counseling for individuals at high risk which includes those with a previous cardiac event […]

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Despite our tendency to think that breast cancer is the number one threat of women, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in U.S. women.   In 2019, women in the U.S. were 74% less likely to recognize cardiovascular disease (CVD) as their top mortality issue than in 2009.  Even primary care physicians and cardiologists […]

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