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Author: marialuque@me.com

Don't waste your money on menopause prediction tests How do you know that you are in menopause? That is one of the most common questions I get and is often not easily explained because every woman has a different experience with symptoms. Some women don’t experience...

Can bee products help with menopause symptoms? When you think of bees, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Probably bee stings or honey, right? The healing powers of bee products are probably not one of the first things that will pop in your head,...

There is no arguing about the benefit and importance of physical fitness, but mental fitness is often overlooked. I dare to say that physical and mental fitness go hand-in-hand. You can work out every day, but if you’re feeling depressed or stressed, both of which...

My “MENOPAUSE MENU” series is dedicated to exploring foods that can be easily assimilated into your diet and can have a positive effect on menopause-related symptoms. Today’s Menopause Menu is all about cherries. The cherry is a relatively low-calorie fruit (63 kcal/100g) but contains significant...

Should you avoid specific foods while taking tamoxifen? A while ago, I wrote an article on soy and breast cancer, which sparked my interest in exploring more foods beneficial for menopause symptoms. The result of that interest is my Menopause Menu series, where I explore the...

I’m dedicating this month to sharing tips on ways to keep your bones strong and avoid osteoporosis. There’s so much confusion and misinformation out there! If you believe that the only way to ward off osteoporosis (and major fractures) is to take a magic pill,...

Basic facts for women on osteoporosis risk from the National Osteoporosis Foundation Of the 10 million Americans with osteoporosis, an estimated 8 million are women1 in 2 women over 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosisPostmenopausal women have an even higher risk. They account for...

Does the thought of Valentine’s Day stress you out or make you feel melancholy? If so, I’m not surprised. Every year, promoters of this so-called  “special day” ramp up for record-breaking sales of useless products, luring customers with questionable free advice. Women in middle-age can...