best magnesium for menopause

Understanding Magnesium for Menopause: Your Comprehensive Guide

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Herbs & Supplements, Perimenopause/ Menopause Leave a Comment

Menopause is a transformative phase in a woman’s life, marked by hormonal changes that can bring about a myriad of menopause symptoms, including hot flashes, fatigue, and night sweats. Using magnesium for menopause symptoms, as well as for support of cardiovascular, bone, and brain health, is one way to help ease the transition.  Magnesium, particularly in the form of highly-absorbable …

Odd Symptoms of Menopause

10 Odd Symptoms of Menopause

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Perimenopause/ Menopause Leave a Comment

When most people think about menopause symptoms, hot flashes and night sweats are usually top of the list. It’s true that up to 80% of women going through menopause experience vasomotor symptoms (like hot flashes), but there are some really odd symptoms of menopausal not often discussed. These hormonal shifts impact all systems of your body, primarily driven by low …

Menopausal Supplements

Best Menopausal Supplements According to a Hormone Expert

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Perimenopause/ Menopause Leave a Comment

Menopause, a natural phase in every woman’s life, brings about significant hormonal changes that can affect physical and emotional well-being. You’re probably already aware that this transition, while entirely normal and expected, can throw a wrench in many aspects of a woman’s mindset in addition to how her body feels and functions (hello, hot flashes, mood swings, and sleep disturbances). …

intermittent fasting for menopause

Intermittent Fasting for Menopause: What You Need to Know to Before You Start

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Perimenopause/ Menopause Leave a Comment

Navigating through menopause can be filled with new challenges and changes, particularly when managing your weight and energy. Intermittent fasting for menopause is one approach that’s gaining popularity for aiding in weight loss, mental performance, and overall health. If you’re not familiar with intermittent fasting (IF), it’s a pattern of eating that cycles between periods of fasting and periods of …

Low Estrogen Signs and Symptoms and How to Treat Low Estrogen

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Balancing Your Hormones, Perimenopause/ Menopause Leave a Comment

Low estrogen levels can be the cause of hot flashes, missing periods, vaginal dryness, joint pain, and other symptoms. Understanding the cause of low estrogen is important in selecting the right treatment. Low estrogen is most often associated with menopause, but it can happen throughout your lifetime due to a variety of factors. Sometimes, the low estrogen signs and symptoms …

Understanding Menopause Hair Loss: Causes, Symptoms, Solutions, and Preventive Measures

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Perimenopause/ Menopause Leave a Comment

During the menopause transition and following, hair follicles may shrink, causing the hair to become thinner and thinner until it eventually falls out. Hormone related changes that affect the follicle contribute to slower growing hair and make it easier for it to fall out. As if hot flashes weren’t bad enough, if you are in your mid-40s or 50s and …

Late Menopause: What Are the Risks and Benefits

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Perimenopause/ Menopause Leave a Comment

Menopause is defined by the absence of a period for 12 consecutive months. On average, most women enter menopause by age 51. In the case of late onset menopause, menstrual periods may not end until someone’s late fifties or early sixties. There are several benefits and risks to late onset menopause and the cause can be multifactorial—all of which we …

What Causes Rosacea on Face

What Causes Rosacea on Face: Treating Rosacea Naturally

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Acne, Balancing Your Hormones, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Perimenopause/ Menopause, Sex Hormones, The Pill Leave a Comment

Rosacea is a common, chronic skin condition that affects the face and sometimes the eyes, as well. While not a debilitating condition, it can impact an individual’s confidence and mental health when struggling with persistent red, irritated skin. It’s common for rosacea on face, chest, neck, and ears to be associated with anxiety and depression, as we’ll discuss. We’ve known …

Perimenopause and Intimacy

Potential Impact of Perimenopause on Sexual Health and Intimacy

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Libido, Orgasms, Perimenopause/ Menopause, Sexual Health Leave a Comment

Sex and sexuality are highly individualized, as people have different sex drives and desires. How much sex you want to have and your interest in intimacy is deeply personal. But for many people, sex is essential to well-being, encompassing physical, social, and psychological wellness. With all that said, it can come as a surprise if your feelings towards sex — …