Menopause News Flash: Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Hot Flashes and Night Sweats

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Menopause News Flash

Menopausal women who most closely follow a Mediterranean diet rich in produce, pasta, and red wine are about 20 percent less likely to suffer hot flashes and night sweats, says a new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Down with bras! They weaken the muscles that hold up the breasts, resulting in greater breast sagging, according to a 15-year study from France.


May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Awareness Month. But it’s also the start to summer. Get sun-savvy tips for your skin at

Get a grip! Clenching your fists may strengthen your memory now and improve your recall later, says new research in PLOS ONE.



Let’s hang out! Join Ellen the first Monday of every month at 8pm EST/5pm PST for her Menopause Mondays Google Hangouts: Where the Sisterhood helps the Sisterhood. You can ask Ellen your menopause questions at this free online event! Sign up here.

Supporting military families: On May 10, Ellen will be speaking at Military Spouse Appreciation Day on Naval Base San Diego (NBSD) along with other medical professionals and wellness experts on a variety of topics that affect women’s health and wellness. In addition to these attendees, and with the assistance of They Serve 2, a non-profit dedicated to supporting military service families, Ellen is able to donate thousands of copies of her book, Shmirshky: think inside the box to spouses of servicemen and servicewomen as well as civilians supporting the military.

Party in person! On Monday, June 3 from 5pm to 7pm, grab some girlfriends and head to Burlap Restaurant in Del Mar, California, for the launch of Menopause Mondays Live; brought to you by Ellen and Burlap. Click here to RSVP.

May’s giveaway: Enter to win wicking sleepwear from Cool-jams! Good luck, sisters!

Is it hot in here or is it just you? Get discounts on great menopause products, courtesy of Available now: cooling clothes, a sleek and discrete chargeable fan, a “Hot Flash Havoc” documentary, and a natural menopause relief formula. Enter promo code “ellend” to save serious cash!


After struggling with her own severe menopause symptoms and doing years of research, Ellen resolved to share what she learned from experts and her own trial and error. Her goal was to replace the confusion, embarrassment, and symptoms millions of women go through–before, during, and after menopause–with the medically sound solutions she discovered. Her passion to become a “sister” and confidant to all women fueled Ellen’s first book, Shmirshky: the pursuit of hormone happiness. As a result of the overwhelming response from her burgeoning audiences and followers’ requests for empowering information they could trust, Ellen’s weekly blog, Menopause MondaysTM, was born.

  • I can relate to Skin Cancer Awareness month. Several years ago I had a stage 4 malignant melanoma removed. I went to the doctor because it was an ugly mole. We boomers did not know about protecting ourselves from sun related disease. Fortunately our children know more and I encourage all younger people to use sunscreen and good skin care to keep their skin looking younger longer.