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How to be Healthy After Menopause

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 19, 2015 7:22:00 PM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim

Making strides against breast cancer. Women live longer and can live healthier.
Yesterday, I was at Jones Beach for a well-earned day off. I ran into almost 20,000 walkers making strides against breast cancer. So, I joined them. I was struck by the sheer numbers of people on the boardwalk  and I was heartened to see families of color. All shades. When the breast cancer movement began it was mostly a white event. Yesterday restored my faith in humankind as black dads walked with daughters, big black men wore pink tuttus and pink boas wrapped around their necks and kids wore black boobies bitches T-shirts sprinkled in a sea of pink survivor shirts. I thought how great is this awareness of breast cancer for the next generation. Now, we need to work on all of the environmental assaults that cause cancer and create safe effective cancer treatments that don't slash, burn and poison the patient. We have some new anti-cancer homeopathic medicines from Europe that can be added to your I.V. ozone or Vitamin C drips.
HDL is thought of as the "good cholesterol". Researchers have found that menopausal women with high levels of good cholesterol had greater plaque buildup. As women transition into menopause their HDL or good cholesterol changed too and it became less effective at protecting against hardening of the arteries.
Menopause means changing your diet, stepping up key nutraceuticals, exercising daily and getting good quality sleep.
I recommend Xymogen's CardioEssentials and CoQmax Ubiquinol for women in menopause for protective benefits to the heart.
You already know that Vitamin D3 protects against 17 kinds of cancer and protects your bone health. A new study showed its effectiveness in increasing muscle strength and reducing the loss of body muscle mass even 12 years after menopause. This reduces muscle degeneration and the risk of falls.
I recommend Xymogen's soy-free 5000 i.u. of Vitamin D3 daily especially from October through April in the Northeast.
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How many peri-menopausal women develop insomnia? More than one-third have insomnia. Women in peri-menopause have the greatest risk or 1.5 times greater chance of developing insomnia at that time. It is estimated that over 500 million women within the next decade will enter peri-menopause and most will experience insomnia.

You have to sleep to be healthy. I recommend Xymogen's Melatonin CR and MedCaps Menopause to balance your brain and your hormones.
Mona Lisa Touch Laser is another exciting service we offer to peri-menopause and menopausal women for painful intercourse. It is a proven, safe and effective permanent solution for genito-urinary syndrome that happens in menopause. Dry vagina, pain, burning, itching, lack of sexual desire, bladder discomfort are just a few of the symptoms that women suffer with in silence. We perform both internal and external treatments. Book your appointment this week.
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Topics: Healthy Living, Women's Health, Sexual Health

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, FNP, RN, MS, CNS, LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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