Menopause and Bone Health

Menopause and Bone Health

Ladies, I know how much we love to talk about menopause and all the wonderful changes our bodies go through (tongue in cheek!). Weight gain, insomnia, hormonal acne, hot flashes (check out my post on Hormone Hell) and the thought of bone mineral loss.

Peri- menopause starts in our 40’s (maybe earlier for some) and it is a fact that our estrogen levels begin to naturally decline as we leave those childbearing years. Bone health becomes very important as with the decrease of estrogen, our bodies compensate by pulling minerals from our bones. Great! Not only are we cold then hot, can’t sleep, gain weight but now we have to think about keeping our bones healthy so they don’t become frail and break.

Estrogen

Let’s go back to the beginning – Estrogen.

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Mother’s Day Lemon Shortbread Tarts

Mother’s Day Lemon Shortbread Tarts

Here we are – almost into mid May and Mother’s Day is right around the corner.  For those of you in denial, or still staring at the last remnants of snow in your yard, it is THIS WEEKEND!   In our house, logistically,  Mother’s Day is a bit of a challenge every year.  How do we see and celebrate all the moms in our family and do the day and them, justice?  My mom, my husband’s mom, our sister’s and brother’s wives, and of course – the most important mom, ME (!) Continue reading “Mother’s Day Lemon Shortbread Tarts”

Our 5 Days in Los Cabos

It has been a long time since I have been to Mexico. 28 years to be exact…So I guess it was time to travel back and see what has changed (a lot, by the way!!). My family had never been and this trip was a quick getaway from our long winter to get some much needed vitamin D. We were a family minus one as our oldest son did some travelling on his own to Toronto. So my husband and our 17 year old daughter and I went together.

I mean what 17 year old teenager wants to spend 5 days in a tropical location with their parents. Hands up if know any!! But she was happy to get some sun and pool time!

So we chose Los Cabos as our locale to visit.


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