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Tips for Keeping Healthy & Managing Stress During the Holidays

In this week’s episode of Menopause Sisters we discuss how to handle not only the stress of the upcoming holidays but how to take care of our bodies during these stress times and colder weather.

Some tips they shared:

Guest Joan Pagano – Importance of Strength Training at Any Age

We had the pleasure of speaking to Joan Pagano, an exercise specialist who helps women add strength training to their fitness routine.

Joan Pagano is the author of best-selling fitness books, including Strength Training Exercises for Women; a motivational speaker on health and fitness topics; and the owner of Joan Pagano Fitness in New York City. Former trainer to Jacqueline Onassis and Caroline Kennedy, Joan has specialized in strength training for women since 1988. She is an authority on the benefits of exercise for such women’s health issues as menopause, osteoporosis, and breast cancer.  Joan’s new video program “Beat Belly Fat, Bloating, Bone Loss and the Blues” is now available at


Soy or No Soy?

In this week’s episode of Menopause Sisters, we discuss why women in menopause may want to stay away from soy products.  There are some forms that are Ok but not all soy is created equal and can even do more harm than good as it relates to your hormones

Here is a great article from Dr. Mercola as well


Women’s Way Moon Cycles – Guest Barbara Hannelorébarbara-hannalore

In this week’s episode of Menopause Sisters, we had the honor of speaking to Barbara Hannelore who is an expert in helping women understand how their bodies are tied to the cycles of the moon and nature.


  • Women’s Health and Cyclic Wisdom (with Tamara Slayton of Womankind)
  • Expressive Arts Facilitation (through PCETI with Natalie Rogers)
  • Holistic Life Coaching (with Linda Bark of Bark Coaching Institute)
  • Wellness Coaching (with Dr. Michael Arloski of Real Balance)

Barbara is giving away a great free gift to our listeners

Get your Free copy of The Woman’s Calendar here: 

http://womenswaymooncycles. com/

More information can be found at


Debate About Regular Mammograms

In recognition of October as being national breast cancer awareness month, the Menopause Sisters discuss the pros and cons of getting a regular mammogram to detect breast cancer, the number one killer for women’s health. In this broadcast, the sisters discuss research that is for and against mammograms and what other alternatives women can use to help detect and prevent the risks associated with gebreastcancerawarenesslogo1tting breast cancer.

What You

Need to Know About Your Skin Care Products

Skin is our largest organ but how many of us think about the impact what we put on our skin can also mess around with our hormones and health.  In this episode, our Menopause Sisters discuss what you need to know about skin care products.

How toxic is your make-up

Beauty Counter, Safe Make-up

Cosmetic Databaseskin-care

Our Trusted Advisors and Women’s Health Experts

In this episode of Menopause Sisters we discuss who we turn to for trusted advice on women’s health, healing, and menopause.  Just because something is on the internet does not always make it true


Projesterone Cream Pros and Cons

Do not be mislead by over the counter hormone treatments.  I this episode the Menopause Sisters discuss pros but mostly cons of taking over the counter hormone treatments.


Fast or Not to Fast

Many women are challenged with weight gain during menopause from hormonal fluctuations.  In this episode of Menopause Sisters we talk about pros and cons and safe fasting techniques for women in menopause.


SAD (Not Seasonal Affective Disorder)

When I hear the acronym SAD I think about the winter blues that some people get but there is another definition Standard American Diet.

In this episode of Menopause Sisters, Laura and Colleen talk about the importance of a healthy diet for women in menopause.  If you are eating junk you probably feel like junk too.veggie-heart_0-1

How My Digestion System is Changing and How to Help my Menopause Ailments?

During menopause many women see many changes some of which are related to your digestion system.  The Menopause Sisters talk about why this is happening and how you can pay attention to your digestive changes to help you through menopause.

healthy gut

What’s Happening to My Hair?

Many of us start to notice that our hair goes through changes during menopause.  Hair loss, dryness and growth changes become the new norm in menopause.  The Menopause Sisters provide tips on how to help you with the changes your hair is going through during menopause. dry-hair

East West Solutions for Menopause

This week’s show featured guest Dana LaVoie a herbalist, acupuncturist, and lifestyle guide with over 13 years’ experience helping women through menopause.  She provided us with great insights on how women have both a water and fire side and what happens when one is out of balance.  Be sure to check out her free online class, Seven Steps to an Easy Menopause or seek her out for personal services at


Solutions for Insomnia and Sleep Challenges

On this week’s show the Menopause Sister’s discussed why you are having trouble sleeping and offer solutions to help you get a good night’s sleep again.


How to Manage Hot Flashes

In this episode, the Menopause Sisters address probably the number one issue women suffer from during menopause — hot flashes!  Be sure to sign up for this week’s webinar too, give by Laura Dankof, Nurse Practicioner.  This will be your chance to ask her direct questions about your hot flashes and other health related issues.

Free Webinar: Tues. March 8th at 7:00 PM Central Secrets to Hot Flashes

Menopause Sister’s Workshop Embody Your Feminine Power April 23rdstop fan

Welcome Dr. Anna Garrett -Hormone Harmony

We had a great time visiting with Dr. Anna Garrett on our show this week. Dr. Anna Garrett has been a anna garrettclinical pharmacist for over 20 years and has worked in a variety of practice settings. While traveling her career path, she discovered that working with women in midlife is her true passion. Dr. Anna believes that suffering menopause is not necessary! She offers a variety of services including hormone balancing, weight loss and health coaching designed to help women in perimenopause and menopause escape from hormone hell and feel amazing in their bodies so they can rock their mojo through midlife and beyond.  Go to her website for a free Hormone Balancing Guide


How to Keep Your Knees in Shape

Ok it’s a fact that none of like to hear but parts of our body will age.  In this episode, the Menopause Sisters talk about how to keep your knees in good working order as they are so critical in keeping our bodies in shape and reduce stress through different exercises.

Supplements recommended:

  • Topically essential oils with peppermint and nutmeg and Plai Oil
  • Glocosin with MSM in the label.  Another one to build cartilage is Cetylpure

20 Minute Yoga Lessonsknee exercise

How to Strengthen the Knee

Next Week’s Guest Dr. Ann Garrett — Hormone Survival Guide

Aromatherapy Recipe For Pain Relief 

6 oz of organic lotion (or any other carrier such as coconut oil or Sweet almond oil)

30 drops each of Plai essential oil (available at Ananda Apothocary), Nutmeg essential oil and Lemon essential oil.

Mix all and keep in dark bottle or jar. I used a dk blue pump bottle with the lotion. Apply as needed to affected areas.

Pain Cream formula. Upon looking at this formula is contains two oils that are specific to one company, Young Living.

Melt 1 cup of coconut oil gently
Add 10 drops each of: Valor, Panaway and Peppermint, you could also add to it 10 drops of Lemongrass.

Keep in a dark jar or divide between several smaller jars. Apply to affected areas as needed.

Keeping Yourself Ready for Romance During Menopause

In this week’s episode we had the pleasure of speaking with Nina Price, who is “the Aging Badass”.   She’s a success coach for midlife women who’s also a licensed acupuncturist and master herbalist. She is adamantly “not done yet”. Nina loves to help women know what’s next for them in life and teaches them what they need to do to ensure their success, especially how to take incredibly good care of themselves.  If you want to reach Nina directly you can contact her at

nina price


How to Keep Your Fitness Level Up During the Winter

20 Minute Yoga sessions from iTunes620-tv-stepping-home-exercise-creative-healthy-living.imgcache.rev1437413553576.web

Barre workout at home

Kettle Bell  Workout

Why You Should be Taking Vitamin D

Great article on why you should be taking Vitamin D

vitamin d

Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has unlimited health benefits.  A long time promoter of this is Dr.Bruce Fife You can get his book Coconut Cures on Amazon

Health Benefit Tips

Recommended brand of Coconut Oil

Whatever you buy it should have organic, cold pressed and virgincoconut

  • Purpose————–Preferable Type to Buy
  • Cooking—————-Refined
  • Weight Loss———–Virgin
  • As a Carrier Oil——-Virgin, Fractionated
  • Good Health———-Virgin, Organic
  • Massaging————-Pure, Refined
  • Hair——————–Pure, Refined
  • Medicinal uses——–Virgin, Virgin Organic


How to Keep Control Of Holiday Chaos and Hormones

In this week’s show the Menopause Sisters talk about how women can keep hormones in check and what to try to avoid during all of the holiday festivities

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Answering Questions from Other Women

In this episode the Menopause Sisters answer questions many of you are posting into social media.  Listen to their discussion you may hear some advice that is helpful to you or someone you know.questions

Healthy Holiday Shopping Guide

This show the Menopause Sisters discuss some great holiday tips for both yourself and other people on your shopping list.

Click here for the Collection of Holiday Gift Ideas.  Use holidayexpress as the coupon code for any CoolCami products

Essential oil suppliers DoTerra, Aura Cacia and Young Living

E-Book Detox Your Body for Better Hormone Balance  the-gift-of-good-health-blog-pic


Pro-actively Defend Yourself Against Colds and the Flu

In this episode the Menopause Sisters hand out some great advice on how to help women fight off colds and the flu. cold Menopausal women have a  lower immune system so now is the time to start feeding your body right.



Gaia Astragalus

Healthy Gut Healthy Life – Guest Lisa Meisels RDN, CLT, CHLC is the President and CEO of Femanna

What a great show this is and Lisa was such a wealth of information!  Please listen to our latest show and be sure to visit Lisa’s website for more info.  She has graciously provided our listeners with a free gift as well.  Click this link to download the Foods that Mimic Symptoms of Illness gut



How to Use Herbs to Help Ease Menopause

Laura’s book Path to Health and Healing

fresh herbs --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis
fresh herbs — Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

List of herbs we discussed

Chaste tree berry – helps with skin disorders like acne

St. Johns wart, people whose nervous systems are hyper sensitized also for depression   a nervous system out of balance,

Siberian ginseng – for exhaustion but may be too stimulating if you are not sleeping take it earlier in the day

Licorice root – don’t take if you have high blood pressure

Hops- helps with sleep

Mother wort – anxiety and heart palpitation’s

White sage – hot flashes in a tea or six chopped leaves in lemon juice overnight and then mix with water and drink

Red clover – contains some phytoestrogens

Alfalfa – mild phytoestrogens

Ashwadanda – if Siberian ginseng is too strong use this for people who are wired but tired

Jujube – like a date, calms your mind supports digestion and immunity

How to Prepare a Checklist Before Seeing Your Caregiver

In this episode, the Menopause Sisters discuss some great ways you should prepare to see your caregiver.  Many times they are rushed and if we don’t help to organize them and the time you have with them, you will walk away frustrated and still not fixing what you were seeking help for.

dr check list

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, What is Happening to Me?Anger

In this show, the Menopause Sisters talk about why we go from some enraged monster to a rumpled crying mess.  We also explore when is this hormonal imbalance the worst, peri-menopause or in menopause.

Aches and Pains, Old Age or Menopause?

In this episode Nancy and Angie discuss why we have more aches and pains in perimenopause and menopause.

joint pain

How to Manage Anxiety Attacks

Don’t forget to register for our upcoming workshop in Des Moines Iowa, 10-10-2015

In this episode, the Menopause Sisters talk about why some women suffer from panic or anxiety attacks during perimenopause or menopause and what are some ways we can help reduce the intensity of these situations.  There are links below to some of the resources we discussed.anxiety

Why am I so Tired All of the Time?

In this episode two of the Menopause Sisters discuss why women are so tired all of the time and the risks to their health because of not sleeping.



Here are some additional links from this show

Here are some links discussed in the show

8 Energy Boosters

Fatigue and Menopause

Dr. Oz Why Women Can’t Sleep

Why We Should be Celebrating Menopause

This show was recorded live from Chicago!  The Menopause Sisters got together this week and recorded this show to talk about reasons women should be celebrating menopausewomen celebrating

Early Menopause Can Run Risk of Other Diseases



In this episode, Nancy and Laura discuss the other diseases women can get who go into menopause early.  Early menopause starts before the age of 45.

Libido- Where Did Mine Go?

In this show Menopause Sisters talk about what women can do to solve the challenge of a decreased libido during menopause.  One natural solution discussed is Mighty Maca found at the bottom of the page on this link.

Story from NPR regarding new drug for treating libido.


Summer Camp for Menopausal Women

What would you want to do if there was a summer camp for menopausal women?  In this summer campepisode of Menopause Sisters, the four give their input on what they would image this summer camp would be like.  Enjoy and comment on what you would want to do at summer camp.

Menopause Middle-Where did This Come From??


In this episode of Menopause Sisters we discuss that pouch in your middle that shows up  and we begin the battle of the hormonal bulge.  Here some tips and advise on how to help you control this unfortunate body change from menopause.

Links from discussion

Menopause Recipies

Cultural Differences for Menopause – I”m moving to Japan!

In this episode, all four Menopause Sisters talk about how menopause effects women of different cultures.  Japanese women seem to have fewer hot flashes than other cultures.asian woman

Here are some links to some of the articles we are referencing in our show.



Brain Fogbrain fog

Why does my head feel cloudy or why do I get so easily forgetful and confused?  Brain Fog is real.  Listen to this episode of Menopause Sisters to find out what brain fog is and how to help minimize it.

Accelerated Menopause from Hysterectomy

In this episode the Menopause Sisters talk about women who go through hysterectomies for various reasons and what your healthcare provider isn’t telling you.

Spring Cleaning – Getting rid of People, Food and Unhealthy Habits

In this week’s show, the Menopause Sisters talk about a variety of ways to “spring clean” spring cleaningyour life.  Whether your in a toxic relationship, eating unhealthy or are married to a pack rat, our hosts provide great discussion on how to clean these things up in your life to be happier and more productive.

Peter Walsh- Enough Already 

Five Steps to clean mental clutter

30 quick cleaning tips

Helping Your Significant Other Understand What You’re Going Through

In this week’s show, Menopause Sisters talks about how women going through different relationship wheelchanges and mood swings during menopause can help their family members, spouse and co-workers understand that the physical and emotional changes are many times beyond our control.

Here are some links to resources we discussed on the show.


How Menopause Affects your Brain

Homemade Remedies for Menopause Ailments

In this week’s show all four sisters talk about various homemade remedies to help womenhomemade with menopausal issues.   Two solutions that were a big surprise were Clary Sage Oil seems to be the Swiss Army Knife of essential oils.  The other one is Maca from Peru is the new “viagra” for women or men.

DHEA – What is is and Why Should I Care?

In this episode, Nancy & Laura talk about DHEA and how it can effect your body.  It’s very closely tied to the adrenal system and can through off our bodies balance.Metabolic-Pathways

Here are some links to products mentioned in this episode:

– See more at:

Coconut Oil – The Magical Fruit

In this episode Nancy and Laura discuss not only the many ways to use coconut oil but thecoconuthealth benefits of using this food source in our diets and directly on our bodies.

Here is a link to a great resource on coconut oil too!  Coconut Cures:  Preventing and Treating Common Health Problems with Coconut by Bruce Fife, ND

How the Drama Triangle Affects your Healthdrama triangle

Have you heard of the term Drama Triangle?  It refers to categorizing yourself as either Persecutor, Rescuer or Victim.  In this episode of Menopause Sisters, Nancy and Laura discuss the concept of the Drama Triangle and how it can impact a woman’s health especially during menopause.

Hot Flashes Last How Long?!

In this episode of Menopause Sisters, Nancy and Laura talk about the recent study featured in several news outlets stop fanthis week that reveal that some women may suffer from hot flashes for up to 14 years.  This is another reason why women need to seek out alternative solutions besides HRT to help them reduce the suffering they are having from years and years of dealing with hot flashes and night sweats.  Dr. Nancy Avis was interviewed on Here and Now and stated that even if women are on HRT they really shouldn’t be on it longer than 7 years.  So what are women to do the rest of the time?  This is why I hope women consider using safer solutions like CoolCami.

Valentine’s Day — Love Yourself heart

In this episode of Menopause Sisters, we share some great tips on how to take time for yourself to stay healthy.  So many women are the prime caregivers of their families at each stage in life.

Some of the resources discussed were books from:

Andrew Weil

101 Daily Affirmations

Wayne Dwyer

Young Living Essential Oils



HRT Debate

In this epidsode, Nancy and Laura talk about research Laura conducted to see the long-term effects of women who take hormone replacement therapy.  She gives some great insights on what happens to our hormones and why women should think twice about taking artificial hormones.

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