What’s the Best Way to Relieve Hot Flashes?

My mother told me about these things. She suffered from them pretty regularly through her first several years of menopause. We tend to laugh at them. I’ll never forget Robin Williams in the cooking scene from Mrs. Doubtfire. Dressed as a woman, leaning over the hot cooking pots, he set …

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Menopause: New Research and Developments

An e-card from Someecards reads, “’Menopause really isn’t that bad,’ said no woman ever.” Another one says, “Oh, I understand it now…Menopause is just puberty’s evil older sister.” We laugh because we know it’s true, whether or not we’ve experienced “the change.” New research and developments in understanding menopause and …

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Caffeine Myths, Concerns and Some Surprising Benefits

You probably know that caffeine can be bad for you. But did you know that it could be beneficial too? And not just in the oh-now-I-can-function kind of way? Before you drink a steaming mug of the world’s most widely consumed psychoactive drug, read on. A legal drug Caffeine is …

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The Best Natural Remedies For Hot Flashes

Today’s forecast, hot and humid! That can apply to more than the weather if you’re perimenopausal and experiencing hot flashes. Karen Giblin, president and founder of Red Hot Mamas,™ a menopause management education program, has these recommendations on keeping cool by day and sleeping well at night. Dress lightly. Light …

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