This is the second post in a two-part series about sleep apnea in women. Read the first post. Diagnosing sleep apnea Traditionally, you do a sleep study at a clinic in order to diagnose apnea. However, a home device called AccuSom® is now ... Read More
Vibrant Women Over 40
As a lifelong feminist, a women's studies major, and a woman now over 50, this is Laura's special niche. Explore the components of her VIBRANT WOMEN OVER 40 Functional Medicine program. Learn about hormone changes, nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory eating, bone and breast health, estrogen dominance, and weight loss resistance. Discover how to prevent the "normal and expected" diseases of aging. Learn to sleep well, manage your stress and worries, and keep your body strong and flexible. Delve into self-care so that you can glide through pre and post menopause feeling better than you ever have! Start with Phase 1. Then move to Phase 2. Phase 3 is in the works!
In my blog series on sleep problems in women over 40, I mention Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA has really caught my attention recently, and I've done a deep dive into the research on it. I've learned that it occurs in women of all ages and all ... Read More
Get Help With Sleep Now This is the fourth post in a series about sleep. Read the previous posts, one, two, and three. This post is about natural solutions, therefore I don't cover medications. There are natural supplements that can help with ... Read More
Get Help With Sleep Now This post is the third in a series about sleep. Read the first or the second post. Women over 40, menopausal women, and postmenopausal women have unique challenges to getting a good night's sleep, compared to younger ... Read More
Get Help With Sleep Now This is part two of a series on sleep. You can read the first post here. In the last post I wrote about the circadian hormones melatonin and cortisol. I continue in this post, and get specific about regulating cortisol to ... Read More