15 most popular articles on women’s health

Hypothyroidism in menopause — a whole-body perspective. Although it’s common for women to develop hypothyroid conditions in menopause, the connection between menopause and thyroid balance is rarely discussed. Women's Health Network clarifies the thyroid–menopause connection.

Perimenopause — what to expect, Dr. Mary James, ND. Most women are surprised to learn how early perimenopause can start — and how many symptoms it causes. Learn more about the physiological changes going on in your body.

Is vitamin D deficiency casting a shadow over your health? Some are claiming that vitamin D is a miraculous solution to many health concerns, including depression, heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and others. We’ve used it therapeutically for years. Here’s what you should know.

Good health rests on your bones, by Dr. Susan Brown, PhD. Women's Health Network explains how low bone density occurs in the body and how it can be halted and even reversed with a natural approach.

Is stress making you fat? Women often notice weight gain when they go through a period of stress. And when chronic stress hits, it can be very difficult to lose this weight. Women's Health Network explains the connection between weight gain and adrenal health and offers hints for reducing stress and losing weight.

Perimenopause and weight gain — causes and solutions, by Dr. Mary James, ND. The answer to the perennial question — “Why am I gaining this weight?" — lies in the links between weight and hormonal changes during perimenopause and menopause. When you understand them it’s much easier to achieve and maintain your ideal, healthy weight.

Hair loss in women, by Dr. Mary James, ND. Thinning hair is a common and emotionally devastating problem for women in perimenopause and menopause. Once you understand that your hair is a reflection of your overall health picture, you can take natural steps to improve your health and reverse thinning hair.

Solutions for stress, fatigue and adrenal issues. This article introduces the adrenal glands and describes the effects of adrenal hormones, particularly cortisol, when we’re under stress, with links to other articles in this section.

How to avoid insulin resistance — solutions for metabolic syndrome. Learn more about what causes insulin resistance in women, and how you can naturally prevent or reverse problems associated with it, including PCOS, unwanted hair growth, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.

Do you really need a drug for your bones? By Dr. Susan Brown, PhD. Osteoporosis expert Susan Brown, PhD discusses what bisphosphonate drugs mean for women’s health, and suggests a natural approach to improve your bone health without drugs.

Low sex drive in women — causes and solutions, by Dr. Mary James, ND. Almost every woman experiences changes in her libido and sexual response during perimenopause. Here’s help in understanding what’s happening to you and why — and what you can do to feel like yourself again.

Advanced PMS and PMDD treatment, by Dr. Sarika Arora, MD. It can be daunting for women to find relief from devastating PMS and PMDD. Read about the options for severe symptoms and how to bring your body to back to balance.

What is estrogen dominance? Dr. John Lee argued that perimenopause symptoms are caused not by a lack of estrogen but a lack of progesterone. This simplistic idea has led many to claim that progesterone alone will remedy the symptoms of perimenopause. We sort out the truth from the fiction.

Birth control pills in perimenopause, by Dr. Sarika Arora, MD. Whether you have been on birth control pills for many years or just a few and are now in perimenopause, or your doctor is now suggesting BCP’s for symptom management, there are things you should know about taking hormonal birth control during this stage of your life — and about other birth control options that are available.