Menopause Sexual Decrease

Has your sexual desire decreased since menopause?

During the menopause transition, the physical effects of falling estrogen levels – including hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness – can undermine sexual motivation and drive. Although not directly related to menopause, the age-related decrease in testosterone may reduce desire in midlife women, as this hormone plays a role in women’s sex drive and…

Baked eggs brunch

Baked eggs brunch

This low-calorie vegetarian breakfast with sundried tomatoes, spinach, leeks and cheese is the perfect way to start a day. Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tbsp olive oil 2 leeks, thinly sliced 2 onions, thinly sliced 2 x 100g bags baby spinach leaves handful fresh whole meal breadcrumbs 25g Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), finely grated 4 sundried…

Menopause heart

How Menopause can raise risk of Heart Disease

Late- and post-menopausal women have significantly greater volumes of fat around their hearts – a risk factor for heart disease – than their pre-menopausal counterparts, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study has shown for the first time. The finding, published online and scheduled for the Sept. 1 issue of The Journal…

Brain

High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer’s Risk

Insulin resistance can inhibit signaling between brain cells and affect memory, study suggests. Researchers found that insulin resistance – higher-than-normal levels of blood sugar that often precede type 2 diabetes – was related to poorer performance on memory tests taken by late-middle-age adults. “The findings are interesting because people with diabetes are at increased risk…

Symptoms of Shingles

Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. Although shingles can occur anywhere on your body, it most often appears as a single stripe of blisters that wraps around either the left or the right side of your torso. Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox.…

Ginger

Menopause & Ginger

Menopause signals the end of menstruation and fertility for women, and it officially begins 12 months after your last period. Menopause can bring physical and emotional pain, but there are actions you can take to help you through this difficult time. Ginger may help with some menopause symptoms. Menopause Symptoms The main symptom of menopause…

Caffeine & Fat Burning

Caffeine is a naturally occurring substance with the ability to stimulate the body and mind. This stimulation can provide many sought-after benefits. While the energy-boosting effects of caffeine are well-documented, there is limited evidence documenting the relationship between caffeine and fat burning. Although there is research demonstrating a positive relationship between caffeine consumption and fat…