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Jun
15

Willpower, Decisions and Habits p2

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How can you strengthen will power? What can you do to improve the brain? Is lack of willpower a character flaw? Can will power be conserved? Where can I learn more? What can I do right now to improve my willpower tomorrow?

These and other questions are answered in this 27 minute video. Get out a pen and paper and take some notes – one one side write points Anne makes and on the other side write what you are going to do to implement what she reveals.

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Feb
22

Menopause can be a Menace – Tell Me what You want Most

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Dec
21

Osteoporosis part 1

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What is osteoporosis? Who is at risk? What can be done to prevent it? How is it treated? This is the first of a 3 part series. Parts 2 and 3 are in the membership area. Sign up on the home page to become a member and gain access to these additional videos.

 

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Aug
29

Sign up for a call with Anne

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Anne will be having calls on various topics from time to time. Some of these topics will be free and some will cost a fee like $4.50 for an hour. You will be able to listen in on your phone and if you signed up, you will have access to the replay. If you want to be notified about these calls and when they are available, then you need to simply sign up below. You will be sent a confirmation email from Mentors at femalemenopausementors dot com. Be sure to look for it and confirm that you did actually sign up. Internet service providers are very serious about spam. They require us to be doubly sure that it was you and not someone else that signed you up to get mail from us.

Anne will be answering questions about sexuality and sexual desire during menopause, weight control, sleep and energy and other topics. If you have suggestions, leave them here as comments. Sign up below to receive a notification when her first call is available.

 


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Aug
19

The Psychology of Libido Changes

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Anne covers these topics:

  • You can’t just blame hormones for changes in libido
  • Take stock of your life – relationships, health, pain, finances, your feelings about you
  • Assess your libido before menopause
  • listen for Anne’s tips at the end of the video
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Aug
17

Menopause and Low Libido #2

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Topics covered in the above video are the effects of low estrogen on the vaginal lining and what solutions you may want to explore. How low estrogen could affect pleasure and orgasm and how to prevent this from happening. One main tip Anne discusses in detail is “use it or lose it” and she has tips for this toward the end of the video.

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Jul
20

Menopause Survey

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How are you affected by Menopause? Tell us. We want to give you content that is tailored to your needs, wants and desires. After you take the survey which will pop up when you click on the words “Take Our Survey” below, you can leave anything else we need to know in the comments section. We have things to give you so be sure to “like” our page on Facebook and to join our membership program here. It is a gift from us worth $120 a year.

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Jul
11

Menopause and Stress Part 6

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Here is Video #6 in the series on stress. All 6 are available here on Female Menopause Mentors, 1,2 &3 are on the Blog, 4, 5 & 6 are in the membership area and you can find them on my YouTube channel AnneVPAC. In the future, I will not be mixing these mediums so content here will be exclusive to here, YouTube only on YouTube and Facebook only on Facebook. As a member you will also receive video links via email that only members with receive. Enjoy part 6 of Menopause and stress

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Jul
01

Number Needed to Treat – What does it mean to You?

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Anne in her last post pointed out a statistic call number needed to treat. In a study she read, they calculated that the number of mammograms needed to be done to find a breast cancer in a single woman was 1000-1500. A Number Needed to Treat Value of more than 3 is usually of questionable value. Here we are not treating but searching for who to treat.

What this and other studies have shown is that population screening is a poor method for finding problems because at any time, only a few people will have the problem and the time and expense is so great to do the screening. Since budgets are finite, those in preventative medicine want to use the funds for activities that benefit more people for the same amount of dollars. That leaves women out in the cold. We don’t have a good way to find Breast Cancer and those that allocate dollars want to limit mammograms to women who are older and to do them less often. Patients themselves and those given the responsibility to care for those female patients don’t like this idea. Breast cancer at best is scary and disfiguring and at worst painfully fatal. The fear of this problem motivates people to take action.

Below are two videos where I attempt to explain NNT. It is tough, the average Doctor, PA or NP can’t calculate it or haven’t done it for most of the illnesses they treat. Lots of problems don’t have great studies done so that you can calculate the NNT for that problem. See what you think, listen – 10 minutes for both max and then leave us a comment on your views. If you like what you see, use the buttons after the article to tweet it or like it or share it on your favorite social site like Facebook.
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Jun
23

Sunscreen, Skin Cancer

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Sun light exposure is a good thing for us. It makes us feel better and we make vitamin D in our skin as a result of ultraviolet rays interaction with of all things Cholesterol. That said, just like all things good for us, too much, too often and we can be in trouble. Too much food, too frequently and you become obese with all the social and physical problems. Same with sunlight. There are two kinds of rays UVA and UVB. Both can cause advanced skin aging and skin cancer. UVB causes “Sun Burn”.

Most sunscreens block UVB. They prevent the burn and lessen the chance of skin cancer. If you are going to buy a sun screen, you may want to buy one that blocks both UVA and UVB. There has been some controversy on using nanoparticles – very tiny pieces – microscopic pieces – of zinc oxide or titanium dioxide in sunscreens to block rays. They are very effective but were thought to possibly penetrate the skin and cause health problems. “Not so”, says the FDA, after doing some animal tests. What I have read indicated the greatest risk was in children. I am not 100% convinced that isn’t still true but they do appear safe for adults.

The FDA has made some changes in labeling mandatory by 2012 but top retailers should be implementing this now. No sun screen can claim an spf (sun protection factor) of greater than 50+. Those that have spf of 15 and block UVA and UVB can claim antiaging and skin cancer protection properties.

The American Academy of Dermatology says skin cancer is on the rise in women. They attribute this to sun bathing and to  tanning beds. The Academy recommends use of sunscreen with spf of 30 and to apply one ounce to cover the body. Think of a golf ball sized amount in your hand.

About 20 minutes of sun exposure 4 times a week between 10AM and 3PM to face, arms and legs is enough to produce adequate Vitamin D during sunny weather.

If you would like to know more and see some pictures and videos of skin cancer visit Bruce’s Squidoo lens on the subject Melanoma and other Skin Cancer

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