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THE LESSON PLAN                  

KEEPING ABREAST
DEMYSTIFYING BREAST CANCER TESTING AND TREATMENTS

Professor: Dr. Erin Wysong Hofstatter, Co-Director, Yale Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program, speaks about breast health, including risk assessment, genetic testing, and screening regimens.

AT THE HEART OF THE MATTER
HOW TO ATTACK WOMEN’S PUBLIC ENEMY #1
Professor: Dr. Jeffrey R. Bender, Director, Yale Cardiovascular Research Center, talks about heart health, including preventive and screening strategies, and effects of menopause and estrogen therapy on heart
disease.
STAYING IN CONTROL
MASTERING THE MATTER OF THE BLADDER
Professor: Dr. Oz Harmanli, Chief, Yale Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, addresses bladder issues, including incontinence and pelvic floor health.
 
BONING UP
TAKING YOUR SKELETON OUT OF THE CLOSET
Professor: Dr. Elizabeth H. Holt, Co-Director, Yale Endocrine Neoplasia Disease Team, discusses bone and thyroid health and weight and metabolic issues.
 
HOLY HORMONES!
THE JOURNEY THROUGH MENOPAUSE, PERI TO POST

Professors: Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, Yale Clinical Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, with Dr. Rose Tamura and Dr. Julia Edelman, North American Menopause Society Certified Menopause Practitioners, provide diverse views of menopause and treatment strategies.

 

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Silence is Not Golden When it Comes to This Painful Problem

This post was developed in partnership with AMAG Pharmaceuticals

Does this describes you: You’re about 55 years old, in menopause, and you’re experiencing at least one of these symptoms: Weight gain, sleeplessness, decreased libido, vaginal dryness, hot flashes and depression. Worse, sex has become uncomfortable, maybe even painful, but you haven’t discussed your problem with your healthcare provider because a) you don’t think he or she can do anything about it b) you can live without sex or c) you’re embarrassed.

Chances are I’ve described you to a tee, but I’m not a psychic. Millions of women in the U.S. silently experience pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse, caused by the changes in their bodies after menopause. As a matter of fact,  60 percent of women suffer from VVA, or vulvar and vaginal atrophy, a common condition that can lead to painful sex, according to an exclusive FabOverFifty survey of 293 women. Yet, over half of you haven’t even talked to your healthcare provider, and you have all your excuses lined up.

Woefully,  a whopping 41 percent of smart women are unaware that there’s
anything their healthcare providers can do to treat their vaginal atrophy, 27 percent of you are embarrassed to talk about it, and another 31 percent simply are willing to accept your discomfort or pain and live sans sex, according to the FabOverFifty survey.

Yes, FOFriends, There is a Treatment

Please let me set the record straight about two of these facts: Vaginal atrophy absolutely can be treated, so you don’t have to live with discomfort or pain, and you can have the chance to enjoy sex again!  A number of treatment options, including estrogen and non-estrogen prescription medications, are available to help alleviate your painful sex due to menopause.  Ninety percent of those who participated in the FabOverFifty survey reported they’d be willing to treat the problem if they learned sex doesn’t have to be painful.  

But, how are you, usually a pretty smart lady, going to address a problem if you’re too embarrassed to talk about it with anyone, including your friends, your partner, no less your healthcare provider?

Here’s how: First, drop in on Emmy nominated actress Cheryl Hines and a few of her friends as they start the conversation about painful sex related to menopause. Cheryl knows how uncomfortable it can be to talk about this subject, so she’s partnered with AMAG Pharmaceuticals for its PAINFULLY AWKWARD CONVERSATIONS campaign to empower you, using her wonderful sense of humor, to begin the discussion with your pals, partners, and healthcare providers. 


Finding a Healthcare Provider Who Understands Menopause

Second, make sure to find a doctor who understands what happens to our bodies as we move from peri to postmenopause. You might be surprised to learn that many, many doctors, including OBGYNs, are sadly uneducated about a woman’s body after her child-bearing years. Thankfully, this is starting to change, and exceptional doctors and other healthcare providers across the country, including nurse practitioners, are focusing on the health and wellness of the millions of menopausal women. Many local medical centers have menopause clinics, and The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) provides a listing of doctors in your area who are menopause specialists.

Although my healthcare provider’s office is a two-hour drive, I am happy to make the trip because she can immediately make anyone feel comfortable. She won’t wait for you to introduce the subject of painful sex; she’ll come right out and ask you, in her unassuming style, and explain all your treatment choices.  “I like folks to understand what options they have,” she said. She’ll even send you home with notes about what she covered with you.

You may need to see a menopause specialist more often than I do, and want a healthcare provider closer to home, so my healthcare provider advises you to choose someone who will put you at ease.  Even if the person you’ve selected doesn’t introduce the subject of painful sex during your initial consultation, you can help him or her along by saying, “I’m having vaginal pain, and sometimes it hurts when we’re intimate.”  Good healthcare professionals “always want to know about your concerns,” my healthcare provider asserted. It may be a good idea to set up a separate appointment from your routine examination to discuss your menopausal symptoms. The FabOverFifty survey listed 11 of them.  Vaginal dryness ranked first, affecting 61 percent of the respondents!

Yes, postmenopausal painful sex is a fairly common condition. It’s time that you learned how you can do something about it. Go to www.PauseSexPain.com to learn more about the campaign and how to feel comfortable discussing this condition with your healthcare provider.

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DO YOU KNOW:

1. Which risk factor for breast cancer is greater than family history?

 

2. How obesity can affect your bladder?

 

3. If using localized estrogen in your vagina carries any risk?

 

4. How the calcium in your bones interacts with the calcium in your body fluid?

5. If cardiovascular disease is your greatest health risk?

 

I swear you won’t believe how little you understand about your own body until you stream five exclusive lectures from Yale doctors on your heart, breasts, bones, bladder, and hormones. I guarantee they’re going to give you wisdom that will absolutely help you stay  in control of your health. Knowledge is indeed power. And there’s nothing more powerful than remaining healthy. What’s more, you won’t get this priceless, honest information–right from the mouths and minds of preeminent doctors– anywhere else on the internet, no matter how much you Google.

I took the concept of One-Day Medical School to Yale last year because I knew women didn’t understand their bodies as they took the journey from peri to post menopause. I knew it because I was one of those women.  My own sisters were these women, and so were many of my friends. Even really smart women–with advanced degrees–don’t understand their bodies and how to protect them from illness. I don’t mean knowing about mammograms or  colonoscopies. We’re savvy about those, thanks to the decades-old pink ribbon campaign and women like Katie Couric. I’m talking about lots more, from understanding our risk for cardiovascular disease to knowing we absolutely can treat our dry vaginas and love sex again; from understanding whether we should be genetically tested for breast cancer to knowing what to do when our bladders start to leak!  

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One-Day Medical School was held before a “live audience” on October 25, 2018, at Yale University, and practically every woman who attended enthusiastically  told me how much she learned. Mind you, that was after listening to six hours of presentations. But, YOU don’t have to do this, or even leave the comfort of your own home.  You can stream the lectures anytime you want. Listen to Dr. Jeffrey Bender talk about how to attack women’s public enemy #1 (heart disease). Learn how to successfully take the journey from peri to post menopause from Dr. Mary Jane Minkin.  Hear Dr. Erin Hofstatter demystify breast cancer testing and treatment. Let Dr. Oz Harmanli explain how to master the matter of your bladder. Take your skelton out of the closet as Dr. Elizabeth Holt discusses your bone health.

One-Day Medical School is about you and for you, whether you’re 45 or 75. It’s for your health. For your happiness.  For your own sake. What’s more, the only requirement for admission is being a woman!

Ladies, I urge you to sign up right now. I guarantee you’ll thank Yale.

 

THE LESSON PLAN                  

KEEPING ABREAST
DEMYSTIFYING BREAST CANCER TESTING AND TREATMENTS

Professor: Dr. Erin Wysong Hofstatter, Co-Director, Yale Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program, speaks about breast health, including risk assessment, genetic testing, and screening regimens.

AT THE HEART OF THE MATTER
HOW TO ATTACK WOMEN’S PUBLIC ENEMY #1
Professor: Dr. Jeffrey R. Bender, Director, Yale Cardiovascular Research Center, talks about heart health, including preventive and screening strategies, and effects of menopause and estrogen therapy on heart
disease.
STAYING IN CONTROL
MASTERING THE MATTER OF THE BLADDER
Professor: Dr. Oz Harmanli, Chief, Yale Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, addresses bladder issues, including incontinence and pelvic floor health.
 
BONING UP
TAKING YOUR SKELETON OUT OF THE CLOSET
Professor: Dr. Elizabeth H. Holt, Co-Director, Yale Endocrine Neoplasia Disease Team, discusses bone and thyroid health and weight and metabolic issues.
 
HOLY HORMONES!
THE JOURNEY THROUGH MENOPAUSE, PERI TO POST
Professors: Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, Yale Clinical Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, with Dr. Rose Tamura and Dr. Julia Edelman, North American Menopause Society Certified Menopause Practitioners, provide diverse views of menopause and treatment strategies.

 

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Out Out Darn Spots!

This post was developed in collaboration with the makers of ESKATA® (hydrogen peroxide) topical solution, 40% (w/w)

          Kirsten BEFORE

When Kirsten Dellecave was around 40 years old, she noticed raised spots popping up on her face, the side of her neck, and on her hairline. “I knew they weren’t Cindy Crawford-type beauty marks,” Kirsten chuckled. “Besides being raised, they had a little texture.” Although the growths didn’t hurt, they sometimes itched; some also had pigment. “They were annoying,” added Kirsten, now 51.

Kirsten tried covering up her newfound growths with makeup, but it made them look worse, she remembered. When she talked to a dermatologist about having them removed, Kirsten learned scarring was a possibility so she decided to leave her spots alone.

Kirsten had seborrheic keratosis (seb-o-REE-ik ker-uh-TOE-sis), commonly called SKs, which is one of the most common non-cancerous skin growths in older adults. “Thirty percent of people have at least one SK by the age of 40, and they affect over 75 percent of people by the age of 70,” according to the website Medical News Today.  

Benign But Bothersome

          Dr. Marina Peredo

“SKs are totally benign growths that should be diagnosed by a board certified dermatologist and are often called the barnacles of life or age spots,” said Dr. Marina Peredo, who has practiced dermatology in New York City for 23 years, and now specializes in aesthetic dermatology. “Most commonly seen on the face, neck, hairline and on the torso, SKs don’t show up on the palms, soles or in the mucus membranes, such as inside the mouth,” Dr. Peredo added. They can range from flesh color to pink, yellow, grey, tan, brown or black, can be round or oval shaped, flat or slightly raised with a waxy, scaly surface, and can be very small to over an inch. Some people can be covered from head to toe in SKs, others have only a few spots. When you see them on a visible area, like the hairline, they can be aging, Dr. Peredo noted. Besides using makeup to cover them, women will style their hair differently, or wear scarves and hats, she said.   

A visible concern to most patients, SKs can cause discomfort, itching and irritation if they’re located around the bra strap and if someone picks on them, Dr. Peredo explained. And, brushing your hair can irritate SKs near the hairline. Affecting women and men across the board, of all ethnicities, SKs can run in families, although the precise causes are unknown.

A Topical Treatment For Raised SKs

Like millions of others, Kirsten lived with raised SKs for years. But a few months ago, during an appointment with Dr. Peredo, Kristen’s growths got the dermatologist’s attention. “She was admiring my spots,” Kirsten laughed, “and told me that they were the perfect candidates for ESKATA® (hydrogen peroxide) Topical Solution, 40% (w/w) the first and only FDA-approved topical solution to treat raised SKs.” Comprised of 40 percent hydrogen peroxide, ESKATA was used to treat over 1,800 raised SKs in clinical studies, representing the largest body of research ever performed in patients with raised SKs. “Dermatologists were excited to start using this new product,” reported Dr. Peredo, who was one of a select group of opinion leaders in dermatology invited by the manufacturer to participate in an ‘early experience program.’ When Kirsten heard that ESKATA had a low risk of scarring (3% of patients) on treated raised SKs, she couldn’t wait to have the treatment.

Kirsten MID TREATMENT

A dermatologist applies ESKATA in a circular motion to the raised SK using a single-use, soft-tip pen-like applicator. Each raised SK is treated four times in a matter of minutes, Dr. Peredo said. “Once the solution has been applied, it looks like there is White Out on the growth.” The raised SKs stay white for awhile, followed by some redness and scaling, and then they may fall off the skin on their own, Dr. Peredo added.

A patient may require two treatments, but some of Kirsten’s raised SKs (she had about nine) cleared after a single treatment. “I had a huge one on my hairline, and when I pulled my hair back you could see it. I was afraid it would affect my hair or hairline, but it didn’t. It just fell off,” Kirsten said. A patient may feel itching and stinging during the ESKATA application, and see crusting, swelling, redness and scaling, “but it certainly wasn’t an unpleasant experience,” Kirsten stressed.

Success After Success

Kirsten FINAL RESULT (Day 106)

18% of patients experienced clearance of 3 out of 4 raised SKs treated with ESKATA vs 0% with vehicle (Day 106 end of study). Nearly all patients received 2 treatments. Serious eye problems and severe skin reactions have occurred. Most common side effects are itching, stinging, crusting, swelling, redness and scaling. Actual patient. Individual results may vary.

Dr. Peredo has successfully treated about 40 patients with ESKATA since it was introduced about five months ago. “We froze SKs, scraped them off, or used lasers to remove them in the past.”

If you think you have SKs, it’s advisable to see a dermatologist, who can best make the diagnosis and tell you whether you’re a candidate for ESKATA. Kirsten wouldn’t hesitate to have new raised SKs removed with ESKATA. “I’d absolutely recommend ESKATA,” she said.

“My sisters, who notice every wrinkle and blemish on my face, asked, ‘What happened to your spots?’ when they saw me after my ESKATA treatment!”

to learn more about raised SKs and to find a doctor in your area who can tell you if you’re a candidate for ESKATA®.

Important Safety Information and Approved Use
ESKATA can cause serious side effects, including:
  • Eye problems.  Eye problems can happen if ESKATATM (hydrogen peroxide) topical solution, 40% (w/w) gets into your eyes, including: ulcers or small holes in your eyes, scarring, redness, irritation, eyelid swelling, severe eye pain, and permanent eye injury, including blindness.
  • If ESKATA accidentally gets into your eyes, your healthcare provider will tell you to flush them well with water for 15 to 30 minutes.  Your healthcare provider may send you to another healthcare provider if needed.
  • Local skin reactions.  Skin reactions have happened in and around the treatment area after application of ESKATA. Severe skin reactions can include: breakdown of the outer layer of the skin (erosion), ulcers, blisters and scarring. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any skin reactions during treatment with ESKATA.
The most common side effects of ESKATA include: itching, stinging, crusting, swelling, redness and scaling.
Your healthcare provider will not apply another treatment of ESKATA if your treated area is still irritated from the previous treatment.
Tell your healthcare provider right away if ESKATA gets into your eyes, mouth or nose during application.  ESKATA is for topical use on the skin only, and is not for use in your eyes, mouth or vagina.
These are not all the possible side effects of ESKATA.
Approved Use for ESKATA
ESKATA is a prescription medicine used to treat seborrheic keratoses that are raised.
ESKATA is for use as an in-office treatment. ESKATA is applied by your healthcare provider and is not for use at home.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Contact Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. at 1-833-ACLARIS or 1-833-225-2747 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Click here for Prescribing Information, including Patient Information.

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FabOverFifty collaborated with AMAG Pharmaceuticals to create this post. All opinions are my own.

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Cheryl Hines and the Painfully Awkward Conversation

Millions of women in the U.S. are silently experiencing pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse, caused by the changes in their bodies after menopause. Emmy nominated actress Cheryl Hines has partnered with AMAG Pharmaceuticals for its PAINFULLY AWKWARD CONVERSATIONS campaign. The campaign aims to educate women about the connection between painful sex due to menopause and empower them to start a conversation about this condition with their friends, partners, and healthcare providers. Cheryl knows how uncomfortable talking about painful sex due to menopause can be and has gotten together with a few of her friends to start the conversation about painful sex related to menopause, and vow to do something about it.


Still Think It’s Just You?

Now that you have taken the quiz and watched the PAINFULLY AWKWARD CONVERSATIONS campaign video, let me share a story with you of a woman who didn’t have the knowledge Cheryl and her friends have and didn’t speak up.

All through their 30s and 40s, Lisa and her two best friends would talk about their sex lives without inhibitions. New relationships would bring on new experiences, new revelations and fresh rounds of advice. The trio of friends always joked about being the real version of Sex In The City.

The conversion seemed to abruptly change when Lisa stopped being her usual straightforward self. The friends were in their 50s. “Whenever one of us would bring up sex, Lisa would clam up. We knew something was wrong, but we couldn’t figure out what,” Roberta said. “Lisa had a loving husband, a good job, and a son who was about to graduate college. We were worried, but were afraid to ask her outright, since she obviously didn’t want to talk about what was clearly bothering her.”

Turns out Lisa shared a medical problem with about half of all postmenopausal women in the United States; approximately 32 million suffer from VVA, or vulvar and vaginal atrophy, a common condition that can lead to painful sex. This condition caused Lisa’s vaginal tissues to become thinner and dryer.

And, like millions of her “sisters,” Lisa was embarrassed to talk about it to her best friends, to her doctor, even to her husband of more than two decades. Sex had become so painful, she started making up one excuse after another to her husband when he wanted to be intimate. “When we went out to dinner with them, I sensed a tension that was never there before,” friend Roberta said.

“Despite my education, I was abysmally ignorant about the changes in my body. I had no idea that they were related to menopause,” Lisa said. Astoundingly, neither do 75 percent of the women with VVA, revealed a survey of over 3,000 postmenopausal with VVA symptoms. And, the effects of the condition can be emotional, as well as physical.

If Lisa hadn’t been embarrassed to share her pain with anyone, she not only would have discovered that she’s far from alone, but that she didn’t have to accept it. As a matter of fact, she would have been thrilled to learn about a number of treatment options, including estrogen and non-estrogen prescription medications, which are available to help alleviate her painful sex due to menopause.

Don’t suffer with postmenopausal painful sex like Lisa did. You’re not alone when it comes to this fairly common condition. Learn how you can do something about it, too. Go to www.PauseSexPain.com to learn more.

to learn more about the campaign, educate yourself on painful sex due to menopause, and learn how to feel comfortable discussing this condition with your healthcare provider.

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PRESENTED LIVE AT YALE ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018

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Whether you’re a woman around 45 years old whose body is starting to feel and act differently than it ever felt or acted before…

about 65 years old, and running to more doctors than you ever visited before…

or somewhere in between, and troubled by changes in your body like it never changed before, five brilliant and caring doctors from the Yale University School of Medicine are going to give you the best lessons of your life…for your life!

We’re thrilled to present One-Day Medical School with Yale because it’s time we understood our bodies during the most important passage  in our lives. You’ll walk away with clarity about the critical issues you’ll be facing during the transitional years after 45, and how to successfully and confidently deal with them.

 

THE LESSON PLAN                  

KEEPING ABREAST
DEMYSTIFYING BREAST CANCER TESTING AND TREATMENTS
Professor: Dr. Erin Wysong Hofstatter
Co-Director, Yale Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program

 

 
AT THE HEART OF THE MATTER
HOW TO ATTACK WOMEN’S PUBLIC ENEMY #1
Professor: Dr. Jeffrey R. Bender
Director, Yale Cardiovascular Research Center

 

LUNCH
A CONVERSATION WITH ERICA JONG
The author of Fear of Flying, the powerful story of a woman’s
journey of self-discovery and defining her own life, will compare
the Erica of 1973 with the Erica of today

 

STAYING IN CONTROL
MASTERING THE MATTER OF THE BLADDER
Professor: Dr. Oz Harmanli
Chief Yale Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

 

BONING UP
TAKING YOUR SKELETON OUT OF THE CLOSET
Professor: Dr. Elizabeth H. Holt
Co-Director, Yale Endocrine Neoplasia Disease Team

 

COFFEE BREAK

 

HOLY HORMONES!
THE JOURNEY THROUGH MENOPAUSE, PERI TO POST
Professors: Dr. Mary Jane Minkin
Yale Clinical Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
with
Dr. Rose Tamura & Dr. Julia Edelman
North American Menopause Society Certified Menopause Practitioners

 

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Finally, a Proven Solution for Leg & Foot Cramps

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I never had a single warning sign.  I’d suddenly awake from a deep sleep in the middle of the night, the muscles in my right or left calf tensed up and knotted in excruciating pain. There was no telling when one of these muscle spasms would strike. After an episode, (sometimes it would last about 10 minutes), I’d often toss and turn until the morning, which would wipe me out for the rest of the day.

Nighttime leg cramps are more common as we age.

If you’re still reading, chances are you’re one of the 50 percent of American adults who get nighttime leg cramps, which are more common as we age, according to American Family Physician.  Andthese debilitating muscle spasms affect more women! An exclusive faboverfifty.com survey of 310 women in its community revealed that a whopping 98 percent of them experience leg or foot cramps! 

So, what causes these pesky muscle cramps? According to the Mayo Clinic, cramps are associated with aging, diet, dehydration, too much exercise, or not enough exercise, poor blood circulation, or simply holding a position for a prolonged period. Dr. Drew Pinsky has said that “Muscle cramps can be among the side effects from certain medications that treat issues such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, asthma and osteoporosis,” But the exact cause of most leg cramps is simply unknown! (more…)

Start Juicing Up Your Life!

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Sherry “got” the benefits of drinking totally fresh fruit and vegetable juices, but had as much interest in juicing as she did in ironing. And, a glass of fresh juice from a local juice shop cost $8.  When she heard about “superfood powders” that she could simply mix into water, she wanted to give them a try. Now she’s hooked!

“I feel a burst of energy within minutes that stays with me for hours,” Sherry said enthusiastically of the juice she whips up in minutes with Organifi Red Juice superfood powder. Besides making her feel more energetic, the juice has acai to lower stress, pomegranate to improve cardiovascular health, and cordyceps, an essential fungus to burn fat so Sherry doesn’t have to go crazy in the gym. “It tastes smooth and delicious, too,” she added.

The Benefits of Juicing, Minus The Hassle

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Waking Up To Women

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Whenever Shelley even glances at the supplement aisle at her local chain drugstore, the options overwhelm her. “It seems like I read a new article every week about the latest and greatest supplement, and why a product that was hot three months ago has become a no-no. I absolutely need supplements now that I’m in menopause, but I have no idea which ones to buy. It’s frustrating and upsetting!” Shelley said.

Shelley, and millions of other women, will be delighted to learn that a store we’ve known for years aims to become the go-to destination for superior health, wellness and beauty products for women 45+. When our backs were turned, GNC woke up and recognized that we’re a pretty darn important community of ladies! Firmly established as the leading resource for sports and fitness supplements, GNC is now determined to help boomer women feel and look the best we can, without a bit of frustration. “Lots of physiological changes take place in a woman’s body starting in perimenopause and then leading into menopause,” said Guru Ramanathan, Chief Innovation Officer, who has been with GNC for two decades. “It’s an important phase in the life of a woman, and we want to be there for her.”

Walk into a GNC today and you’ll see, front and center, four major sections of Women’s Health and Beauty products to help support your nutrition and health goals during perimenopause and menopause. You’ll find supplements for heart health to hormone balance; for bone health to digestion support; for eye health to urinary tract health. GNC also offers us an impressive selection of products for our skin, hair, and nails!

>>Wake up to the new GNC and claim your valuable gift of health

No doubt, it’s a big challenge to win over smart and demanding women, but 82-year-old GNC is putting its money where its mouth is! Besides greatly expanding its selection of nutritional supplements and other merchandise women need, it’s committing major resources for research and development to create top-quality products for us. It’s also vigorously training employees, and offering exclusive online tools so we have the essential knowledge to buy the most effective products for each of our unique needs! GNC knows that knowledge is powerful to women.

Guru and his teams of scientists and product innovators constantly stay on top of developments in healthy aging, travel the world to find unparalleled raw materials, work tirelessly to develop the very best dietary supplements, and put many of them through clinical studies with real women to make certain they meet GNC’s stringent performance standards. “A lot of people shop only for price and don’t really understand there’s a definite difference in product quality between a big bottle of fish oil supplements for $5, and GNC fish oil, which properly supports healthy cholesterol levels, as well as joint, skin and brain health,” Guru explains.

“You should have the best, which is what we’re selling. After all, you’re ingesting these products,” said Ken Martindale, who joined GNC as chief executive officer after running Rite Aid for four years. “I decided to make the move because I was fascinated by the scope and quality of GNC’s products and the science and innovation behind them. We’re selling products that matter in people’s lives, and we’re focused on customers who want to put the highest-quality products into their bodies,” Ken emphasized. 

>>Wake up to the new GNC and claim your valuable gift of health

And, you won’t have to fend for yourself. Ask someone on the floor of a GNC store to explain what’s the big deal about probiotics, and they’ll give you the correct answer right off the bat (probiotics provide digestive and immune support), and help you pick out the most suitable probiotic for your lifestyle goals. Want to know which multivitamin will best support your bone health? Yep, they’ll know that too. GNC employees are educated about different topics each week on their own tablets, and they even get quizzes to test their knowledge. Whether you visit a GNC in New York or one in New Mexico, you’ll be sure to get consistent information.

Just as GNC helps us deal with our health concerns and objectives when we walk into its stores, it wants to do the same in the digital space. An ingenious tool recently launched on its website lets us enter our goals and learn which probiotics, proteins, and minerals are recommended.  “We must be far more than just an ecommerce site, and intend to position ourselves as an expert in the supplement category online,” Ken stressed.

GNC recently launched an Auto Deliver & Save Program, ensuring that your favorite products are automatically shipped for free right to your door, whenever you want. You’ll also get 10% off every order once you sign up for the convenient service.

A Gift Of Health

GNC is so excited to show us how much it cares about our health and wellbeing, it wants us to have one of its best-in-class supplements—valued up to $60—as a gift with any $40 purchase online or in store. No matter which one you choose, you’ll be on your way to a HEALTHIER YOU!

Start Juicing Up Your Life!

This post is sponsored by Organifi

I’ll always remember my brief love affair with an electric juicer. It was handsome and strong, and I couldn’t wait to take it home to introduce it to heaps of fresh fruits and vegetables so they could make beautiful, nutrient-rich drinks for me. The beverages were scrumptious, and I knew I was doing good things for my body. But alas, the juicer was high maintenance. It was a hassle to clean, and it cost a small fortune to keep feeding it superfoods like broccoli and goji berries.

The affair ended. I sent the juicer packing. But ever since I’ve craved the sustenance that pure, fresh juices give me.  You can’t find them on the supermarket shelf, and when I saunter up to a juicing stand to satisfy my longing, it sets me back a pretty penny.  The ‘Starstruck’ at the local juice shop, a blend of apple, lemon, ginger and cayenne, is $8!

When the folks at Organifi called to ask if I’d try their “gently dried superfood powders,” of course I was game. Before I tell you how and why they were created, and what’s in them, let me get right to the essential points: The juice is a cinch to make (I add a scoop of the powder and eight ounces of cold sparkling water to my Vitamix, blend it for five seconds, and pour the drink into the glass.) It goes down easily and tastes delicious. I swear I feel a burst of energy within minutes, and it stays with me for hours.  Trust me. I’m a high-energy person in the first place but I’m even more energetic after drinking one of the juices I’ve prepared with Organifi “superfood powder.”

                   Drew Canole

Meet The Muse Of Juice

The seeds of Organifi superfood powders were planted about seven years ago by Drew Canole, one of the original YouTube influencers in the area of healthy eating. The young head of a successful debt settlement company in Tampa, FL, at the time, Drew remembers looking in the mirror and “wanting something more.” Forty pounds overweight, he was subsisting on what he called “the sad diet” of processed foods.

After accepting an employee’s invitation to try a green liquid that looked like “swamp water,” Drew experienced a long-lasting infusion of energy. “It wasn’t a quick rush that you’d get from coffee, and there was no crash,” Drew recalled.  Without hesitating, he bought a juicer and took the first step of a juicing journey that would transform his life, personally and professionally.

Moving to San Diego from Tampa, Drew began posting mini videos on YouTube and Facebook to document his experiences, and created a visual transformation program around juicing for weight loss. “It was the dawn of the juicing trend, and Drew was attracting an audience that was burned out from trying one commercial diet after another, and tired of broken promises from marketing companies. People were starting to understand the power of whole foods and juicing as medicine to improve health,” explained Mae Steigler, who became employee #1 at fitlife.tv, Drew’s content marketing brand. “People were looking for real long-term solutions to change their mindset from fixing their bodies to working with their bodies to create the results they knew were possible,” added Mae, who was working in personal training and nutrition when she met the emerging juicing guru.

>>CLICK HERE TO START YOUR JUICING JOURNEY TODAY!!

                     Mae Steigler

Since then, Drew’s Facebook following has grown to over 4 million, and 65 employees now work at the company. “Drew wasn’t just talking for marketing and promotion purposes. He was living his program, and it was compelling and attractive,” Mae said. Over the last seven years, the company learned something else: Juicing is challenging for many. It requires having access to and buying high-quality ingredients, not to mention a juicer.  Besides the shopping, there’s lots of other work, from the chopping to the cleanup. “The lifestyle around juicing isn’t that easy for everyone to achieve,” Mae stressed. “Our customers would tell us they wanted to do our programs, but didn’t have the time or the money to juice.” Take my brief love affair with juicing, for example!

The Benefits of Juicing, Minus The Hassle

Organifi Green Juice includes beets and mint. It’s yummy!

Always striving to make transformation easier for their customers, Drew and his team decided in 2014 to start producing physical product that would remove the challenge from juicing, as well as provide the benefits consumers wanted, including weight loss, increased energy, better sleep, and decreased stress. The first product, Organifi Green Juice, is a top seller today. A gently-dried superfood powder made from powerful, dark leafy greens, it helps the body cope with daily external and internal stresses, and normalize its biological processes. Ashwagandha, one of the key ingredients in Organifi Green Juice, is a plant used in herbal medicine that is believed to improve thinking ability, decrease pain and inflammation, and reduce the effects of aging. Other ingredients include mint, beets, turmeric, and coconut water.

Like the Green Juice powder, the other superfood powders in the Organifi line are created to address specific goals its customers want to reach–from more energy to sounder sleep–which the company calls “pain points,” Mae explained. After identifying a pain point, Organifi extensively researches which key natural ingredients from plants have been clinically proven to help solve it. Organifi then works with vendors who formulate the appropriate powder from certified organic ingredients. Besides its effectiveness, each new powder must taste great, Mae said. “We sometimes taste test for a year,” she added. Once the two criteria are met, the powder can simply be mixed with water, or another liquid, to conveniently provide all essential nutrients.

Organifi Red Juice includes pomegranate

Organifi Red Juice superfood powder is used to ignite metabolism and provide energy, as well as revitalize skin cells. Ingredients include acai, which has 10 times the antioxidants of most fruits, to lower muscle stress; pomegranate to improve cardiovascular health, and cordyceps, an essential fungus to burn fat without having to go crazy in the gym.

Organifi Gold is packed with soothing herbs, sleep-enhancing phytonutrients and antioxidants to boost immunity and help you sleep deeply, so you wake refreshed and rejuvenated. It includes turmeric, ginger and reishi mushroom to fight inflammation, soothe aches, ward off colds and flus, and aid digestion. “It’s good for you, whether you’re an athlete or an active grandmother,” Mae noted. Organifi Gold can be mixed with a glass of warm water or milk, and sipped in the evening to maximize its calming effects.  

Organifi Complete Protein All-in-One Shake, in vanilla flavor, is a high-protein drink that can substitute for one or two meals a day. It includes pumpkin protein, which can help strengthen bones, teeth and even your heart; quinoa protein to combat inflammation; pea protein, which can help repair your cells and give you stronger, firmer skin, and plant-based digestive enzymes to help your body break down and absorb nutrients.

>>CLICK HERE TO START YOUR JUICING JOURNEY TODAY!!

Consider two of the thousands of rave reviews on the Organifi website:

“I was tired and not sleeping through the night. I was on Facebook and watched a video of this hot guy talking about Greens & Reds. Peaked my interest and I ordered. I am now in the middle of my second month and I have more energy. I’m happy, I’ve lost weight and I sleep through the night thanks to my Gold. I posted a video online about my experience with these products and more than 10 of my friends have placed orders and are very happy. Try it, you won’t regret it,” wrote Myra A.

“Green Juice is truly the most amazing drink! I highly recommend it to all my friends and family. For my employment we are required to do a panel of wellness tests. Every one of my tests came back in the normal range, I’m 66 years old, I take no medications, only taking Organifi Green Juice. That says it all,” commented Vivian R.  

Set Out On Your Juicing Journey Today

While it’s easy to add Organifi superfood powders to your daily routine, it’s not a “magic bullet” for someone who is sedentary and on a horrible diet, Mae stressed. “It’s most effective for anyone who is ready to make lifestyle changes. It kickstarts the motivation. But, don’t be impatient. Consider how long it took you to get to where you are. Use Organifi for 30 days and be focused on the positive changes you’re going to feel, from mental, spiritual and nutritional perspectives,” she recommended.

“I get to wake up every single day and transform someone’s life,” Drew said in one of his online videos. “We’ve transformed thousands of people, but the most important person I’ve transformed was myself. You, too, can shift your mindset and start your true life transformation.”

Organifi is sold in about 1,500 stores, including Vitamin Shoppe, at heath events, and online. Confident that its superfood powders will help change your life, it offers a 60-day money back guarantee. No questions asked.

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