More News On Vitamin D And Menopause From The North American Menopause Society

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Low Vitamin D May Not Be A Culprit In Menopause Symptoms

A new study from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) shows no significant connection between vitamin D levels and menopause symptoms. The study was published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society.

SSRI Use During Pregnancy Maybe Linked To Autism And Developmental Delays In Boys

A study of nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs, researchers from the Bloomberg School of Public health found that prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a frequently prescribed treatment for depression, anxiety and other disorders, was associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental delays (DD) in boys. The study, published in the online edition of Pediatrics, analyzed data from large samples of ASD and DD cases, and population-based controls, where a uniform protocol was implemented to confirm ASD and DD diagnoses by trained clinicians using validated standardized instruments.

Osteoporosis Risk Heightened Among Sleep Apnea Patients

A diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea may raise the risk of osteoporosis, particularly among women or older individuals, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

More Analysis On The Calcium/CVD Risk Debate

Dr Joshua Lewis (University of Western Australia, Perth) presented at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, and Musculoskeletal Disease, that the Australian researchers observed no relationship between calcium supplementation with and without vitamin D and coronary heart disease risk in 18 clinical reports with data from more than 63,500 elderly women.

How Smells Stick To Your Memories: Your Nose Can Be A Pathfinder

Waves in your brain make smells stick to your memories and inner maps.Researchers at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience have recently discovered the process behind this phenomenon. The brain, it turns out, connects smells to memories through an associative process where neural networks are linked through synchronized brain waves of 20-40 Hz. The results are published in the latest edition of Nature.

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.

  • What a great compilation of info. Thanks!

    • Ellen Dolgen

      I am happy you find this helpful! Thanks for letting me know, Carol!

  • Tara Potts

    This is my first time posting to this site. I actually stumbled accross it and thankful that I did. I just celebrated my 56th birthday on Friday 4/25. And, while I felt it to be just another day….I treated myself to a movie at the theater. Is Heaven for Real. Great movie! Loved it! Cried….was deeply touched. Over the last few years I have been experiencing a multitude of hot flashes that have me sizzling….truly. I have said to those nearby or sitting next to me to make sure they bring their umbrella as I squirt! I know this to be humorous however, I am sooooooo done with it! I have fans everwhere! I think I’m the only one driving down the freeway at 11pm with the windows down and my head sticking out of the driver’s window while it is clearly raining and 38 degrees outside. Geez, the only thing I need to do is start barking! Better yet, stop, get out a bar of soap and take a shower!
    I am not sleeping at nights, night sweats, restless nights. I take a “pill cocktail” every night that include 3 ibuprophen pm’s, 3 tabs of magnesium, 2 valerian tablets, and rotate the 2 tabs of super snooze with melatonin and SomaRest. Lastly, 2 tablets of the PM formula “Complete Menopause Support Complex” to top it off.
    I am at my wits end. My clothes no longer fit. I have become round like a rotunda and to add fuel to my hot flashes, I take syntheroid for my underactive thyroid. Sleep is just another word. I work out 3-4 days a week at 1.5 hr each time. Weights, cardio. I have gone up the scale and down the scale. I think anerexia is my next step. I could list more but this seems to be the most important part since I can remember. Im tired and just reaching out. Thanks for reading….