Baby Brain: Is it Real?

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Forgetfulness, loss of concentration, and memory problems are all common complaints of mothers-to-be and the so-called “baby brain.” For decades, it was dismissed as an old wives’ tale, but it’s actually a very real phenomenon.  Baby brain affects women differently throughout their pregnancies, but is typically most noticeable during the first trimester. Women don’t feel […]

7 Things to Know About Menopause

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Women after a certain age will experience menopause. This is defined by not having a menstrual cycle for 12 months. While it is different for every woman, it typically occurs between the ages of 40 and 50.  Menopause changes many things in your body – both hormonally and physically. The symptoms often associated with menopause […]

How to Focus When Brain Fog Strikes

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Maybe you can’t find the car keys. Maybe you’re standing in the grocery store and can’t forget what you need. Or maybe your teenager told you something and you can’t remember what they said.  If you’re going through menopause, brain fog is a common symptom that can strike at any time. A lot of brain […]

Improving Gut Health to Increase Brain Function

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During menopause, gut health is extremely important. Not only does menopause mess with weight, but can affect our mood and our brain. Menopause causes hormonal imbalances, but it also causes imbalances in our digestive system that affects gut health.  As women transition into menopause, the hormone estrogen decreases in the body. Estrogen regulates cortisol – […]

5 Causes of Brain Fog

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Brain fog is a common symptom associated with menopause – and many women struggle with remembering everyday things like where they put their keys or why they walked into a room.  In fact, approximately 83% of women in perimenopause and menopause have some kind of cognitive dysfunction.  Menopause-related cognitive impairment is due to a decrease […]

Memory and Menopause

Woman Doing a Crossword Puzzle to Improve Memory During Menopause

Do you walk into a room and forget why? Or struggle to find the right word for something in the middle of a conversation? If you are a woman over 40 and answered yes to either of these questions, know you are not alone. Memory issues are a normal part of perimenopause – the time […]

Mood Swings and Hormonal Changes

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The female body undergoes a lot of changes during perimenopause and menopause. Hormone levels fluctuate and estrogen begins to drop. According to the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), approximately 23 percent of women have mood swings before, during, and after menopause.  How Does Menopause Lead to Mood Swings During perimenopause, estrogen levels drop, causing a […]

Cooling Down During Hot Flashes

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Over 67% of women in the United States who are in perimenopause, or well into menopause, deal with hot flashes.  Hot flashes are a sudden feeling of heat, sometimes accompanied by a flushed face and intense sweating. While the exact cause can vary between women, it is commonly attributed to changes in blood circulation. They […]

How Diet Affects Brain Fog

Foods that are part of a balanced diet to reduce brain fog

Since your brain is the most important organ in the body, it’s important to treat it accordingly. This includes what you put into your body – such as food and drink. Some foods have negative effects on the brain, causing brain fog. When you are going through menopause and drastic hormonal changes, the last thing […]

First Signs of Menopause: Signs and Symptoms

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Women between the ages of 45 and 55 undergo biological and hormonal changes that are a result of menopause. While every female will have her own experiences with this life change, the signs and symptoms are pretty standard.  Many of these symptoms are also related to aging, so you may not realize that your body […]