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Menopause and the Double “M”: Mood & Memory

Published on January 23, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Most of us usually think of menopause as hot flashes, night sweats, and insomnia fostered by changes in the ovaries and uterus. During perimenopause, a variable time 2 to 10 years or more before the final menstrual period, the ovaries lose their rhythmic pattern of estrogen and progesterone release. It is the time of fluctuating more »

Menopause Weight Gain is a Big Deal!

Published on October 31, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Perhaps in the past, gaining 20 pounds near menopause was considered strictly a cosmetic problem. It’s not. Sure, everyone would like to look great in a swimsuit, but let’s get real; weight gain has serious negative health consequences, both physical and psychological.  Women over fifty need to pay attention! Top Ten Menopause Weight Gain Myths: more »

Menopause and Poetic Justice

Published on September 15, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Menopause is a second coming of age. Extraordinary physical changes (erratic fluctuations of estrogen production) may unnerve the soul in ways not experienced in the preceding three or four decades. We temporarily forget that we are passengers with this physical form and not entirely in control of it.

Boost Your Metabolism with Sleep

Published on August 29, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Being sleep deprived doesn’t only make you feel tired and ineffective – it may make you feel hungry even when you are full and lead to an increase in fat storage. Are you sleep deprived? Do you fall asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow? Do you routinely sleep through your alarm? Do more »

Sleep your way to a lean body

Published on July 1, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Achieve your weight loss goals—by sleeping? A good rest has always been called beauty sleep—but how about a lean body sleep? New research shows that individuals who are not sleep deprived have an increased capacity to lose weight and keep it off. Sleep reduces stress hormones, important for fat loss Sufficient rest and recuperation effectively more »

Stress: A primary cause of aging

Published on March 9, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Many things can speed up aging including a diet high in fats and white sugar/carbohydrates, not getting enough exercise, lack of sleep and too much exposure to the sun, but stress is number one! A little bit of stress is not always bad, it wakes us up and makes us alert. We learn better sometimes more »