Health, Nature & Science Writing

Gut-Hormone Axis: Why Menopause Can Upset Everything in Orbit & How to Reset Your Spin

Whether your menopause journey is hot and flashy, bloated and belly-bulging, brittling your bones, harming your heart, shredding your sleep, or fogging your brain, chances are an imbalanced microbiome is to blame.

The gut microbiome is the collection of bacteria, fungi, and viruses that live inside our GI systems. Our reproductive tracts have their own microbiome too. The population and diversity of a microbiome’s flora not only support the health of the organs they live in but also affect immu

Supplements for Menopause: A Data-driven Look at a Witch’s Brew of Potions, Lotions & Teas

Menopause can be a rocky transition for many women. As estrogen levels decline, these hormonal shifts can result in several troubling symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, osteoporosis, vaginal dryness, loss of sex drive, weight gain, belly fat, and unhealthy lipid profiles.

Hormone therapy with synthetic estrogen is one approach to treating symptoms like these, but one that can increa