Balanced Life Q & A: Difficulty with Weight Loss

Dear WIBI: I am 42 years old, have irregular periods, and consider myself perimenopausal.  I have been trying to lose 15 pounds for 5 years.  I eat 1300 calories per day, work out at the gym 3-5 times per week, eat organic foods, and take probiotics.   Could my difficulty with weight loss have something to …

Menopausal Symptom Relief

The most commonly known symptoms of menopause are hot flashes, night sweats and irregular periods.  Lesser know, but equally distressing, are the following:  changes in memory, brain fog,  weight gain, bone loss, aches and pains, loss of libido, incontinence, or vaginal dryness….  and this is the short list!  Hormone changes can literally affect every system …

Balanced Advice Q & A: Hoping for Help with my Hoo Ha

Dear WIBI Doc I had a hysterectomy in 2011 and since then I have been having what I think is recurrent yeast infections.  I have consulted with several doctors and have not received any effective treatment recommendations.  Since my hysterectomy I have generally felt “out of balance”.  I’m just not sure how to get back …

Balanced Advice Q&A: Sorrowful Over Sagging Skin

At age 40, I was diagnosed with premature menopause. One of the biggest changes I have seen has been in the appearance of my skin.  I have tested my hormones and my estrogen comes back low, despite my estrogen replacement treatments.  I am devastated at the changes in my skin.  I have noticed wrinkles, dry …

Sunscreen Solutions: Do You Know What Is In Your Sunscreen?

Not all sunscreens are created equal. Many popular sunscreens do not protect from UVA rays, the most damaging of the sun’s rays.  Some sunscreens may protect you in the short term, but break down in the sunlight, leaving the skin exposed and unprotected.  May of the sunscreens on the market contain chemicals that can affect …