Tag: hormones

Hell Ain’t Hotter

When I was forty-one, my brother, mom,  and I went on a birthday road trip. Our birthdays fall within two weeks of one another. We had gotten onto the highway: mom driving, the brother sprawled out in the back seat (as he does not… Continue Reading “Hell Ain’t Hotter”

Notes from a Doctor: The Tides of Menopause/Hot Flashes

A hot wave covering the face and upper half of the body, excessive sweating, and rapid heartbeat are familiar to four our of five women who celebrate their half-century anniversary. These hot flashes are a condition provoked by hormonal adjustments of the female body.… Continue Reading “Notes from a Doctor: The Tides of Menopause/Hot Flashes”

Book Review: The Menopause Reset: Get Rid of Your Symptoms And Feel LIke Your Younger Self By: Marina Jacobs*

by Marina Jacobs I was introduced to Dr. Mindy Pelz, last year when I searched ‘Fasting During Menopause’ and saw her YouTube video  that suggests women over 50 add some feast items once a week to a Keto diet. I had been eating Keto… Continue Reading “Book Review: The Menopause Reset: Get Rid of Your Symptoms And Feel LIke Your Younger Self By: Marina Jacobs*”

A Friend Asks How My Family Is Doing

A friend asks how my family is doing Family—I ponder the word, for if I had childrenI’d probably share their progress and accomplishmentsBut instead I try to make sense of the wordFor, what I hear is a question about the relationshipI have with my… Continue Reading “A Friend Asks How My Family Is Doing”

I Wish Someone Had Told Me the Truth

On May 12, 2014, I had a partial hysterectomy. The OB/GYN said that leaving my ovaries intact would delay the onset of menopause. By November 2014, all emotional and physical hell had broken loose. I was in full-blown menopause. From 2014 until 2019, my… Continue Reading “I Wish Someone Had Told Me the Truth”

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