Supporting Women's Wellness

Posted on by keith miller

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, I would like to impart some tips on how women can support their health. Women often wear many hats including taking care of the health of everyone who lives under their roof. In this feat of daily multitasking, sometimes women prioritize their loved ones’ health over their own.  On this day, let us remind women that they deserve to dedicate time and effort to their own health.

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Yep, it’s Perimenopause

Posted on by keith miller

Every woman is pretty familiar with the signs of menopause—unbearable hot flashes, thickening waists, moods that fluctuate wildly—but what about all those other signs of “aging," like thinning hair, flighty cycles, brittle nails, and weird sleep disturbances? We’ve learned it’s likely perimenopause, a drawn-out period of time when your body’s reproductive system slows down until you hit menopause, which is actually the technical term for the full year anniversary of not having a period. We asked Dr. Maggie Ney, the co-director of the Women’s Clinic at the Akasha Center in Santa Monica, to explain exactly what’s happening, and whether there’s anything to be done to make the process a little less disruptive.

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