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Currently 40 percent of women older than fifty-five have elevated cholesterol levels. Because this condition is so common, I recommend that midlife women have a baseline lipid profile measuring total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, and HDL cholesterol so they know where they stand.
Occasional problems with sleep are common at midlife, often secondary to hot flashes and night sweats, or anxiety and depression—which often occur together in midlife women. Between 20 and 40 percent of women have sleep disorders, and women in perimenopause often need more sleep and suffer from insomnia more often than do men of the […]
Back pain persists as one of our culture’s most debilitating and costly health problems. Back and neck pain disable an estimated five million Americans, at an annual cost of $20 to $50 billion. In the U.S., back pain is listed second only to colds and flu as a primary reason for physician visits. Given that […]
Many people experience fatigue every now and then. An NIH study showed that 38% of U.S. workers reported feeling fatigued. Despite the fact that fatigue is not something you should expect to experience as you grow older, many women at midlife complain about fatigue. Most of the time fatigue is related to something that is […]
You have probably heard that weight gain at midlife is due to your metabolism slowing down. And research shows that this is partially true: your basal metabolic rate decreases about one to two percent per decade after the age of 20. This means that permanent weight gain can begin early and continue beyond midlife – […]
I am a huge fan of holistic dentists and holistic dentistry — it’s true preventive health care. Holistic dentists practice a form of dentistry that takes into account a person’s entire state of health — physical, emotional, and even spiritual. I don’t get regular annual check ups or screenings, but I do get my teeth cleaned […]
When was the last time you had dirt embedded under your fingernails or mud oozing between your toes? If it was recently, then good for you! Research over the last decade or so has shown that the microbes and bacteria in dirt can help boost your immune system and make you healthier and even happier.
As you know, I have been counseling women to lay off the sugar for about twenty years now. When I talk about sugar, I am referring to refined sugar, the white stuff. I first started talking about the negative effects of sugar in all it’s forms – bread, potatoes, alcohol, rice and even beans — at […]
In the weeks ahead, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are likely to publish a recommendation that all infant boys undergo circumcision.
Trailer for Dr. Christiane Northrup’s PBS Special, “Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom.”: Dr. Christiane Northrup’s public television special, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, presents a breakthrough approach to women’s health and teaches viewers how to access and use the most powerful inner tool that every woman possesses for ultimate well-being and beauty. This is the 7th PBS […]