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New Study: Lose Weight, Stop Hot flashes

A pilot study published in Menopause, a journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), followed 40 overweight or obese women with hot flashes.  The women were assessed and asked … Continue Reading →


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Herbs For Healing – Motherwort

Motherwort is a traditional remedy for helping ease the body through change, though in medical circles, you don’t hear anything about it.  I first discovered it in 1998, when I … Continue Reading →


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5 Foods to Avoid During Perimenopause

Don’t shoot the messenger, but if you are serious about reducing or eliminating some of your symptoms, take heed of this advice.  Everything you once enjoyed on a daily basis … Continue Reading →


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Lower Fertility/Early Menopause in Women Using The Pill?

Scientists in Denmark set out to study whether they could predict future fertility by studying markers of ‘ovarian reserve’, or the amount of ‘egg power’ left in women who took … Continue Reading →


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4 Ways to Treat Cellulite Naturally

Nearly every woman I know gets it.  Many women I coach ask me, “Dr. Nina, how do I get rid of cellulite?”  Well, to understand that process, we have to … Continue Reading →


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Juicing for Menopause

Juicing can be a great way to get your veggies and fruits, while masking the taste of some powerful medicinal herbs that can help quell hot flashes, irritability, lowered libido … Continue Reading →


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Common Plastic Chemical Speeds Breast Cancer Cell Growth

A common chemical found in many types of plastics, including water bottles, storage containers and canned goods has been found to stimulate the growth of breast cancer cells in the … Continue Reading →


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The Loss of Libido During Peri-Menopause

At the onset of peri-menopause some women become more interested in intimacy and experimenting with their partners.  This is natures last ditch effort to allow a woman to create a … Continue Reading →


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Whole Flax Seed-Sun Dried Tomato Crackers

Many people ask me about soy as a source of isoflavones.  I’ve written about the negative health impacts of soy here, so I won’t go over that info again.  Suffice … Continue Reading →


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10 Surprising Foods That Help Hot Flashes

About 75% of American women experience hot flashes.  As anyone of them will tell you, it’s unpredictable, uncomfortable, sleep-disrupting and means that our deodorant and washing machines have to work … Continue Reading →