Osteoporosis: The Bane of the Menopausal Woman

If you are on the cusp of menopause (perimenopausal) or already there it is essential you keep in mind the health risks specific to your age group. Most health risks are reduced if you have lead a healthy life up until this point but we cannot turn back the hands of time. If you haven’t been as conscientious about your … Read More

Baby Boomers and Sexual Apathy

People and the media lob around the phrase “Sixty is the new forty.” Really? That’s a catchy phrase but is it true when it comes to … sex? Ask your 60-year-old plus friends, men and women, about post-menopausal sex and they may retort, “What is that?” Of course, they are joking. They know what it is; they simply aren’t engaging … Read More

Becoming A Grandparent

Knowing and assuming your role, how to be involved without being overbearing. The first time you become a grandparent is akin to the first time you become a parent. Observing the birth of my granddaughter was perhaps the coolest thing I’ve ever done. I got to meet her right from the get-go, which rates as one of my all-time favorite … Read More

Are You A Perma-Parent?

My Big Fat Fabulous Life TV show stars a 30-year-old woman named Whitney, who weighs 380 pounds, ostensibly because she has PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) but also, as her trainer duly noted, a result of her overuse of a fork, knife and spoon. She lives with her 60-ish year old parents. Her father is exceedingly involved in her life and … Read More

Estrogen Dominance: What In The World Is Happening?

You have spent decades dealing with menstrual periods. You know the drill. However, something unfamiliar and weird is going on. Your periods are still regular but have become heavier. Your breasts are swollen and painfully tender to the touch. Your PMS is so out of control your significant other is threatening to abandon ship. Is this normal? Heading toward Menopause … Read More

Menopause: A Worthy Opponent

Is menopause a grand old time or not? Regardless of whether it is or isn’t, it is going to happen, sooner or later, so gird your loins, ladies. Yes, it is very true, you can no longer get pregnant. For some that is commensurate to singing the HALLELUJAH CHORUS at the top of their lungs. For others, it may bring … Read More