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Menopause hormone therapy prescribing is an essential skill in the care of women.  It is imperative that all prescribers have a science based approach to the benefits and risks of menopause hormone therapy (MHT).  In these now forty years of clinical practice as a licensed naturopathic physician and a clinical practice in women’s health, I […]

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I recently did a podcast for “Radiant Knowing” https://www.radiantknowing.com/, with a dietician and nutritionist, Carly Knowles and Carmen Shah.  We had a good Q and A and a discussion about many things related to perimenopause and menopause.  They started with a bang, asking me about hormonal balance/imbalance.  You might be surprised to hear my response.  […]

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An estimated 6,000 US women daily and more than 2 million women yearly reach menopause, and that does not include perimenopausal women. The US population aged 65 and over grew nearly five times faster than the total population over the century from 1920 to 2000 according to the 2020 US Census. This group is now […]

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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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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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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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The most common cancer in women second to skin cancer, is breast cancer, both in the U.S. and worldwide.  In 2021, the US experienced an estimated 281,500 new diagnoses of invasive breast cancer and an additional 49,290 cases of in situ breast lesions. Reliable estimates demonstrate that that at least one third of breast cancer […]

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Overactive bladder, also called OAB causes frequent and sudden desire to urinate and can be difficult to control, leading to urinary leakage, a.k.a. urge incontinence (UI), and nocturia (waking up more than two times in the night to urinate).  It also is associated with frequency of urination day and night.  Frequent urination is usually eight […]

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