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Insomnia, Grumpy, Depression – Yoga Can Ease The Strain

The way you’ve been feeling lately, you swear could be Snow White’s missing dwarf, Snarky. You’re a combination of Grumpy, Sleepy and that little known dwarf Punchy, all rolled into one very uncomfortable package. Perimenopause doesn’t only play games with your body; it messes up your moods. Yoga, an exercise for both your body and …

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Ellen Dolgen's Menopause Mondays

Menopause Mondays: Birth Control and Perimenopause

You wake up in the middle of the night to sweat-soaked sheets, your thoughts are wading through brain fog, and you can’t remember the last time your period didn’t come as a (heavier-than-ever) surprise. Congratulations! You’re going through perimenopause.
Unless you want to add a baby into the mix—you might want to consider your contraception options. Dr. Margery Gass, MD, NCMP, and Executive Director of The North American Menopause Society shares some important information and expert advice.

Ellen Dolgen's Menopause Mondays

Menopause Mondays: Ellen’s 5 Steps to Hormone Happiness, Step 4: Menopause and Testing

Tests….the mere word conjures memories of long-ago school days, folding myself uncomfortably into a tiny desk, preparing to wrangle with a grueling standardized test, my number two lead pencil cracking under the pressure of my intensity. Fortunately for us, when it comes to testing for hormone levels – no pencil is needed, and you really can’t fail!

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