Author Archive for The Hot Flash Diva

Menopause by the Numbers

Menopausal Women, There’s a bunch of us!

Actually there’s a bunch of Diva’s who happen to be hot flashing! Just remember there’s strength in numbers…and possibly a lot of heat.  People just don’t realize the number of women who are living through menopause or are about to enter that stage of their life. With the baby boomer generation well into their 50’s, […]

Using Bioidentical Hormones for Menopause Relief

Using Bioidentical Hormones for Menopause Relief For those of you unfamiliar with the term ‘bioidentical hormones,’ here is a brief explanation. Bioidentical hormones are made to duplicate the molecular structure of the hormones in your own body. Do not confuse them with synthetic hormones. Bioidentical hormones are manufactured for your own body. They cannot be […]

Memory! What’s that?

I am rapidly approaching 54.  I can’t believe I’ve lived this long—never thought it would happen. It’s odd—I can vividly remember being five-years old, coming back from the coast early from our vacation because Hurricane Camille was approaching shore.  I vividly remember the high winds whipping the car and feeling as though the hurricane was […]

Low Intensity Exercise and Weight Control

There’s no doubt that high intensity exercise has benefits, but when it comes to weight loss and cardiovascular health, not everyone is comfortable with working up a drenching sweat. Some people like to take it slower, but still want the benefits that exercise has to offer. Is that possible? According to a new study, low […]

Looking for Sleep in all the Wrong Places

Looking for sleep in all the wrong places? To sleep perchance to dream? This eludes so many. Insomnia claws our eyes open to stare at an unforgiving LED screen as the clock marks the minutes. You may be one of those so afflicted but you don’t like the drug hangover that OTC medicine gives you […]

Hysterectomy in the United States

Hysterectomy in the United States Approximately 600,000 hysterectomies are performed each year in the United States. Hysterectomy is the second most frequent major surgical procedure among reproductive-aged women. From 2000 through 2004, an estimated 3.1 million U.S. women had a hysterectomy. The hysterectomy rate decreased slightly from 5.4 per 1,000 in 2000 to 5.1 per […]

Hiding Figure Flaws? Easy with now In-style Tunic Tops

They’re in the magazines. They’re in the videos. Everyone wants to know what the season’s latest trends are. Images of rail thin models strutting confidently down runways demonstrate how the fashions are supposed to look. But how can one pull off the same look with figure flaws? The fact is that most women do have […]

Do Relationships Get Easier As People Grow Older?

The short answer to this question is a resounding No. People often think that as we get older, wiser, less naïve and more worldly wise that relationships will all suddenly become a piece of cake. But the reality for many people is vastly different. Even the most steadfast couple can find that as they hit […]