Insight, Information, Inspiration

My Menopause Magazine – Depression

  • A Happy Mind Makes A Healthy Body – Ed & Deb Shapiro

    That connection can influence how we feel and our overall health. An example appeared in a Time magazine special that showed happiness, hopefulness, optimism and contentment, “appear to reduce the risk or limit the severity of cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes, hypertension, colds and upper-respiratory infections; while depression — the extreme opposite of happiness — can worsen heart disease, diabetes […]
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  • Intimacy & Relationship Expert Laura Doyle

    Dear Laura, Now that my youngest son is out of the house, I feel like my husband and I are not on the same page. He’s stubborn and we fight a lot. When the kids were here it was more tolerable, but now that we’re empty-nesters, I’m questioning whether my husband and I have anything in common. Am I crazy […]
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  • 8 Steps to Get Your Mojo Back This Summer

    New beginnings are the most exciting and energizing times in life. Summer is always a new beginning because it’s a new season. Now is a great time to get excited, motivated, and start making changes to get to your next level of YOU. If you’ve lost your mojo and want to be a better you this summer, here are 8 […]
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  • Trade Your Valve for a Filter

    I was recently talking with a woman who was struggling. She had a lot of things on her mind and was really feeling stuck; she couldn’t take any more. She had closed her mind to protect herself from anything else that might go wrong, which is understandable. Her mind was working like a valve; it didn’t let any additional bad […]
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  • Menopause Symptoms Vary by Age

    But 1/10,000 women enter menopause by age 20; 1/1,000 by age 30; 1/100 by age 40; and 1/10 will enter menopause before age 45. A new study in the February 2015 issue of the journal Menopause studied women with early menopause to see if and how their symptoms differ from women entering menopause at age 45 and older. One of […]
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  • 5 Unexpected Ways Posture Affects Your Health and Mood

    I don’t know about you, but when I heard that as a child, my eyes would roll. Now that I am a chiropractor, I understand just how important proper posture is – not just from a physical standpoint – but also from a health, appearance, and hormonal standpoint. Proper posture plays an important role in your health and wellness. Not […]
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  • Depression and Menopause

    When 52-year-old Ms. S made an appointment with me, a psychiatrist, things weren’t going well for her. Even seeing her grand-children wasn’t bringing a smile to her face. She “felt ‘blah’ all spring,” her usually favorite time of the year. She’s had trouble sleeping and didn’t have her usual energy so she didn’t plant the flowers or tend to the garden […]
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  • Fast Food Diet Linked to Depression

    A 2012 study[15] of 8,964 Spanish adults found that frequent fast food eaters were 40% more likely to develop depression than those who avoid burgers, pizza, and similar fast foods. This comes after another study showing a positive dose/response relationship between the amount of trans fat eaten and the risk for depression. In essence, a fast food diet is linked to depression. In the […]
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  • Writing a Wrong: Positive Thinking

    Have you ever known people that are always saying something negative? As soon as something goes wrong they begin to speak in segments of speech that are etched in their mind from a primal script written long ago. “I’m always late for everything.” “I can never figure things out.” “I knew I wouldn’t get the job,” and many other similar […]
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