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Get Back Your Sexual Health With Lubrigyn Lotion

100 Women Will Win!

If you’re like 86% percent of women, who immediately grab bar soap or body wash to cleanse your body, including your intimate areas, you’re washing all wrong!


Vaginal tissue needs a far more delicate cleansing and hydrating treatment, especially during and after menopause, when it becomes dryer and thinner. Treat this sensitive region right with a hydrating formula like Lubrigyn Lotion, and you’ll experience benefits you thought you lost forever, including comfortable and satisfying sex! (more…)

What Your Worst Menopause Symptom Says About You

Menopause can be a downright depressing time for even the most optimistic women. Hot flashes, a dry vagina, and a vile mood aren’t the ingredients for happiness. But, please know that you DO NOT have to suffer. You can learn all you need to know about menopause, and about the completely safe remedies that are available for practically all of your symptoms.

If you’ve not yet entered the menopausal transition, read about the experiences of 20 FOFs here. If you’re lucky–like Paulette, Sally C, Rosa, and Jan–you’ll get off scot free. But don’t wait to find out. Arm yourself now with the knowledge you’ll need to avoid a horrible time later.

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A Love Letter To My Estrogen Patch

Almost six months ago–Wednesday, April 20th, to be precise–I put on my first Estradiol patch, which dispenses 1 mg of estrogen a day through my skin.

I started taking estrogen again after bidding it adieu seven years earlier, because I could no longer stand what was happening to my body without it. Weight gain.  Thinning hair. Lipid levels out of whack. Skin sagging on my face, not to mention elsewhere. Bones weakening.

It was especially disturbing when the cardiologist I was seeing started pushing statins to lower my cholesterol, and I mean pushing. My good and bad cholesterol numbers had always been impressive (a doctor once joked that I could get infusions of bad cholesterol and still have great numbers!) but they started creeping up, post estrogen, and it took me years to connect the two. The cardiologist, a woman in her fifties, didn’t have a clue about the benefits of estrogen for our lipid levels, or heart health, but she sure sounded like she was a lobbyist for the pharmaceutical companies that sell statins, one of the most prescribed drugs in the US.

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I recently had a full blood workup and a fasting 24-hour urine test and, lo and behold, my cholesterol numbers markedly improved. Here’s how they look.

Although my overall cholesterol, at 206,  is still a bit high, the numbers that are far more significant are the 20 percent  improvement in LDL (bad) cholesterol and a 19 percent improvement in non-HDL cholesterol.  

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Don’t Let The Internet Make You Sick

If you’re like me, and most every woman I know, you race to Google every ache, pain or unusual physical symptom that pops up.

BIG BIG MISTAKE!

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The Important Thing Missing From Your Shower Routine

These women on the street were surprised to learn that they’ve been washing their bodies all wrong!

Once you’ve watched the video, click here to wash your body all right!

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Win A Year’s Supply Of Avlimil, A Natural Menopause Supplement

If your life has been turned upside down by menopause symptoms, this is the giveaway for you. Whether it’s occasional night sweats or constant mood swings, menopause is disruptive and unpleasant for many of us in our 50s. That’s why our friends at Vianda are giving away a one-year supply of Avlimil to three lucky ladies.

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Meet A New Kind Of Gynecologist

A sea change is taking place in the medical profession: Many female doctors, who once practiced gynecology and obstetrics, are dropping the obstetrical part of their practices to concentrate on the feminine sexual health of their aging patients.

This is a significant development for women in perimenopause or menopause, who now are opening up more about the dramatic physical–and mental–changes they’re experiencing, and turning to their doctors for advice and help.

doctorDr. Alyssa Dweck is one of these doctors. Based in Mt. Kisco, New York, she has been in practice for over 20 years and is associated with Northern Westchester Hospital. She also is an assistant clinical professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, and has an appointment with Mass General in Boston.

FabOverFifty was pleased to sit down with Dr. Dweck to discuss this exciting news for our community.  She’s “thrilled” about the attention being focused on feminine sexual health.

WE ARE, TOO!  
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How Happy Are YOUR Hormones?

Sabina Fasano knows all about disruptive perimenopausal symptoms from personal experience.

After meeting with an herbalist, who helped end her struggle with perimenopause and fluctuating hormones, her interest turned to women’s hormonal wellness through herbal medicine. Sabina’s research led her to develop a natural supplement, containing a combination of herbs, that specifically addresses the physical and emotional problems associated with the hormonal fluctuations and imbalance during menopause and perimenopause. (more…)