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When cooking, try to use Canola, Sunflower, Safflower or Olive oil. Sunflower oil actually serves as a cleanser of your arteries to remove plaque and prevent more plaque from forming. Read more about good/bad fats




  • You have at your disposal the most effective instrument to combat high cholesterol, lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety, alleviate depression, stop panic attacks dead in their track! What is it? YOUR BODY! Exercise is one of the most effective measures for improving these conditions - and improving general health. Go out and walk every day for 20 mintues!

  • If you have high cholesterol, or high blood pressure, try eating, or cooking with, as much garlic as possible. It's an excellent natural way to lower both. More information about High Cholesterol

  • An excellent remedy to relieve the nausea frequently associated with perimenopause is adding 2-3 tsp. of concentrated lemon juice to a cup of hot water... and sip slowly.

  • When cooking, try to use Canola, Sunflower, Safflower or Olive oil. Sunflower oil actually serves as a cleanser of your arteries to remove plaque and prevent more plaque from forming. Read more about good/bad fats

  • Magnesium is a much underrated mineral. If you suffer from palpitations, try 500 mg. of magnesium at the onset of palps. The same holds true for migraines. If you feel a migraine coming on, take 500 mg. of magnesium immediately. Read more about magnesium

  • Take Vitamin E 3-4 times a day in doses of NO MORE than 200 IU's at a time, as higher doses have the potential to spike your blood pressure, especially in those predisposed to hypertension. Read more about hypertension

  • Taking Vitamin E can help increase the efficiency of your brain, immune system and heart. It may also help prevent gallstones and cataracts. Read more about vitamin E

  • Soy products, such as tofu, tempeh, soy milk, miso and the more palatable and delicious, Revival soy protein contain phytoestrogens, which have been shown to help reduce menopausal symptoms. Read more about phytoestrogens

  • You'd be amazed at some of the simple ways in which you can alleviate menopausal symptoms. Read Power Surge's Menopause Survival Tips

  • If your doctor wants to repeat a Pap smear, don't panic. Read about abnormal Pap smears

  • Panic attack sufferers all have one thing in common -- they don't breathe properly. Read Panic Attacks: New Understanding of Causes and Treatment

  • Before you fill that prescription for synthetic estrogen and progestins, learn about naturally compounded, bioidentical hormone therapy

  • Some studies suggest that 2-3 cups of coffee can raise blood pressure by 10 points. Many physicians limit people with hypertension to 200 mg (2 six-ounce cups of coffee) per day or less

  • A major review in the British Journal of Cancer shows that a woman who drinks no alcohol has an 8.8 chance of developing breast cancer. One alcoholic drink daily, 9.4%; two drinks, 10.1% and four drinks daily raise her chances to 11.6%

  • Several studies show that women who don’t get enough folate (aka folic acid) – a B vitamin found in dark, leafy greens and other plant foods that is essential for repair of damaged DNA – are at greater risk for developing breast cancer

  • FLAX: High in lignans with anti-tumor properties, anti-oxidants mimic the anti-breast cancer drug, Tamoxifen. Omega-3's lower -- cholesterol and triglycerides by 25% and 65%, blood pressure, decrease allergies, improve arthritis, lower the insulin requirement of diabetics, decrease the probability of blood clots, improve vision, brain development and adrenal function AND help with many menopausal symptoms.

  • If you are under extreme stress, your adrenals could be overworking, making more DHEA which can then metablolize into testosterone.

  • Confused about these new and unusual feelings you're experiencing in this transition - menopause? Read more about What Is Menopause?

  • Losing weight, ugh! At the beginning, the motivation to start dieting often begins with a desire to look better, to fit into your clothes, to feel better about yourself, and to improve your health -- and it often means experiencing strong, very negative feelings. Excellent tips for getting with/on the program.

  • Saliva tests have been a reliable research tool for years. The results are probably more meaningful than blood tests because they measure the level of active, free hormone. Blood testing, on the other hand, measures hormone that is bound to plasma (blood) proteins, thus measuring bound/inactive hormone as well. Read more about hormone saliva testing

  • There are hundreds of diets for losing excess pounds. However, the most important part is to understand why you continue in the same patterns and what you can do to conquer them. Learn some tips for losing and keeping weight off!

  • Selecting a clinician to treat you during your menopausal years can be difficult. Learn some facts and important questions to ask before choosing

  • If you're experiencing a hot flash, anxiety or panic attack, palpitations, hyperventilation, the simple technique of breathing into a paper bag for 30 seconds can return the body to a calm state.

  • The taboos against women feeling and expressing anger are so powerful that even knowing when we are angry is not a simple matter. When you're angry, let it show!

  • During your menopausal years, specific tests are important. Don't be afraid to tell your healthcare practitioner that you want them done!

  • Statistics show that that approximately 75% of women going through menopause experience moderate to severe hot flashes -- but what, exactly, IS a hot flash?

  • Have you been told that you have fibroids? Read What your doctor may not tell you about fibroids

  • Do you feel that as you're getting older, you're becoming invisible? See what others think in the Power Surge polls.

  • Natural menopause occurs in 25% of women by age 47, in 50% by age 50, 75% by age 52 and 95% by age 55. Menopause due to surgical removal of the ovaries occurs in almost 30% of U.S. women past the age of 50. Read An Introduction To Perimenopause and Menopause

  • Exercise at least 45 minutes to an hour daily. Exercise not only burns calories, it helps to reprogram your metabolism so that you burn calories faster. What's more, exercise helps to inhibit cravings for fatty and other high-calorie foods

  • If you're taking calcium, but no vitamin D, you're wasting your time. Vitamin D is essential for the proper absorption of calcium. You can take them separately or together in a Cal-Mag tablet of calcium, vitamin D and magensium.

  • Perimenopausal women require 1,250 mg. of calcium and postmenopausal women, 1,500 mg. per day to retain bone mass and provide bone strength and protection from osteoporosis


 

 

        

 

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