Articles - Medicine
Menopause Management Isn’t Political
Have you noticed that things that aren’t political sometimes seem political? You know, when people feel they have to take a side, label themselves this or that, and confine their opinions and choices to what’s consistent for their side?Continue reading
Menopause is All About Compensation
What does the word “compensation” mean to you? As with most things, it probably depends on context.Continue reading
Upside Down Misconceptions About Menopause
One of the most striking things I’ve learned about menopause is that the vast majority of women have numerous misconceptions about it. And the misconceptions are sooooooo prevalent that women pass them from one to the other.Continue reading
Which Bone-Sparing Substance Wins The Wishbone Contest: Estrogen or Calcium?
What comes to mind when someone mentions the need to prevent osteoporosis? I’ll bet the first thing you think about is calcium. And why is that? I know; it’s because you see commercials and advertisements everywhere about the osteoporosis-preventing effects of calcium. It’s what all your girlfriends talk about.Continue reading
“Natural” versus “Synthetic” Management Options for Menopause
Have you ever noticed how people talk about “natural” things? There’s usually an air of superiority associated with that term. It’s as if “natural” things are better than the alternative. And what is the alternative to “natural” anyway? Is everything that’s not natural “unnatural” or “artificial” or “synthetic” or “faux”?Continue reading
What’s All the Hype About With Phytoestrogens?
Have you ever gone to a “health food” restaurant and discovered that they don’t serve tofu because it has estrogen in it? And when you ask them to explain, they say phytoestrogens can be dangerous!Continue reading