Digestive Issues and Menopause Connection: I read somewhere that approximately 70 million (you read that correctly, 70 million) Americans suffer from digestive issues. That’s crazy! Medical conditions ranging from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) to celiac disease (the inability to process gluten) to acid reflux (GERD) are on the rise. What’s changed in the last 10 years to make your stomach so fussy? You still love it…somewhat. Digestive issues are definitely part of menopause, but what does gut health have to do with it? First of all, one of the most common period in one’s life to develop is the few years leading up to menopause, (lovinglyRead More →

Menopause. Something that seems so far away when you are 13 but gets here quickly. How did I get to be the age to go through menopause? I remember dreaming of the days when I could sell my stock in Playtex and Kotex, but didn’t expect it to happen so fast. I remember my mom going through the change of life and it seemed like it would take years to get there. It does not. You know what I’m talking about: The hot flashes (that never ever occur at a good time, like when you are in a swimming pool), night sweats, lack of sleep ,Read More →