Could the Women’s Health Initiative be to Blame for Insomnia?

by BodyLogicMD The Women’s Health Initiative made big news back in 2002 with its highly controversial report that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) could increase the risk of cancer and other detrimental diseases. Lately, the study has been in the news again—but this time it’s not in the spotlight to showcase the study’s findings, but rather … Continued

Flibanserin Flops: Alternatives that Actually Boost Female Sex Drive

by BodyLogicMD Addyi (flibanserin), the drug that riveted headlines and sparred a fresh course for the gender wars, has flopped in its first six months on the market. The drug—touted to boost female sex drive—held such promise for so many women. FDA approval was hard won by activist petitioners and testimonies from real women suffering … Continued

The Effects of Poor Sleep — and How to Get Better Rest

by BodyLogicMD Have you ever noticed that when you don’t get enough sleep, you find yourself more likely to overeat junk food? And of course, junk food makes you feel even worse—making you even groggier and adding fat to your waistline in the meantime. You may be surprised to find that there is a credible … Continued

New Study Finds Early Hormone Therapy for Menopause May Prevent Heart Disease in Women

by BodyLogicMD It’s been more than a decade since the highly controversial outcomes of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) were released. Since that time, patients, researchers, and physicians have debated the safety and efficacy of hormone therapy, with many coming to the conclusion that the WHI study was poorly designed. The average age of participants … Continued

Who Can You Trust to Help You Manage Menopause?

Estimates show that by the year 2020, 50 million women will be over the age of 51, the average age when menopause begins. Women experiencing menopause may endure a number of symptoms—for as long as 14 years—that can seriously affect quality of life and even productivity at home or on the job, such as hot … Continued

Severe Menopausal Symptoms Among Risks of Sitting Too Much

  by BodyLogicMD  Sitting is an inevitable part of modern life—between the car, the office, bars and restaurants, and the couch, the time most people spend sitting adds up to thousands of hours per person per year. Sitting may seem like a relatively harmless activity, but as more and more jobs are parking people in … Continued

Early Estrogen Replacement Achieves Glowing Skin in Women

By Jen Landa, M.D. The hot new news from the summer meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology is that estrogen has an anti-aging function for your face.  New data from the KEEPS trial shows that estrogen supplementation can increase type 3 collagen by 50% within a few years of menopause.  I have been watching the … Continued

Brain Boosters for Postmenopausal Women

Menopause is often met with fears of hot flashes, mood swings and weight gain, but what many women may not realize is that brain function may also be impaired. The primary hormones that influence menopausal changes, estrogen and progesterone, also play a critical role in cognitive function.  Researchers have come to understand that plummeting levels … Continued

Did cavewomen go through menopause?

Today, women accept menopause as a natural part of life. However, in the times of early civilization, women didn’t go through menopause because they didn’t live long enough to experience it. While women today can live well into their 90’s, the average lifespan in the Neolithic era was less than 40. As our species evolved … Continued

The Angelina Effect: Oophorectomies, Menopause & BHRT

Menopause is a taboo subject in Hollywood. But now that actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie, who is widely regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful women, has undergone a preventive oophorectomy at age 39, the media has taken notice. Jolie made this decision due to genetic testing that revealed a 50 percent chance of … Continued