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Dr. Verna Brooks McKenzie
Dr. Verna Brooks McKenzie

Menopause, Healthy Aging and Nutrition

The change of life is an opportunity for us women to take this milestone in our lives, reinvent ourselves, embrace the changes. Moving forward into our golden years we live the best years of our lives.

Women are living longer. We are encouraged to continue to educate ourselves on how we can achieve a healthier and more active lifestyle. It is never too late to start. If you are searching for information on how to manage your menopause, you have visited the right place. Here you will find up-to-date information to help you make an informed decision. A smoother transition is possible.

Balanced nutrition creates health and wellness. Try to stay active while pursuing your daily activities. Add life to years and not years to life.

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The Future of Menopause

By Dr. Verna Brooks McKenzie | October 31, 2019

What is Menopause Menopause is the final menstrual period. It is confirmed after women stop menstruating for 12 months. Natural menopause occurs between ages 40 to 58 years. Average age of menopause is age 51 years. Some women have their menopause early, before age 45 years. Menopause happening after age 54 years is said to be…

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Protein the Foundation of Life

By Dr. Verna Brooks McKenzie | September 28, 2018

What is protein? Protein the first nutrient is made up of twenty amino acids similar to the pieces in a set of lego. All 20 amino acids are necessary to make different types of protein in the body such as muscle, hormones, enzymes. Amino acids are the building blocks of life. Our bodies make most…

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Obesity a Global Crisis

By Dr. Verna Brooks McKenzie | September 3, 2018

All over the world people are getting more overweight and obese. Obesity is now an epidemic. The World Health Organization defines obesity as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. The American Medical Association classified it as a disease. More women than men are obese. Children are getting overweight and obese more…

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Hormone Therapy a Historical Perspective

By Dr. Verna Brooks McKenzie | August 31, 2018

Feminine Forever! In 1966 Robert Wilson MD published his book Feminine Forever promoting the use of estrogen to treat menopause symptoms and hot flashes. He wrote, “untreated menopause robbed women of their femininity and doomed them to live the remainder of their lives as mere remnants of their previous selves.” He called women castrates. In his opinion reversing body changes in middle-aged women restored sexual function. Reversing these…

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Osteoporosis (Brittle Bone Disease)

By Dr. Verna Brooks McKenzie | August 26, 2018

Many people who have osteoporosis do not know this until they break a bone usually the hip, spine or wrist. Thin fragile weak bones break easily hence the name brittle bone disease. We do not make any more bone after age 25-30. Our bodies build the amount of bone we are going to keep for the rest…

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Bioidentical Hormones as an Alternative to Hormone Therapy

By Dr. Verna Brooks McKenzie | August 23, 2018

Women have been trying to find what they consider to be safer alternatives for relief of hot flashes and other symptoms of the change of life (menopause). This is understandable hence the search for natural products. Some women for their convenience prefer products applied to the skin. For some skin products estrogen is not readily available. It seems like absorption is unreliable.…

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Can Women Design Their Life After Menopause?

By Dr. Verna Brooks McKenzie | August 20, 2018

AboveMenopause, the final menstrual period  happens when women stop menstruating for twelve consecutive months. For most women  it is a natural event. Menopause has been a very important milestone in my life because it has empowered me to embrace the aging process. Most noteworthy, we use this turning point to take better care of our health by celebrating menopause and not fearing…

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Weight Management Articles Coming Soon

By admin | July 8, 2018

More Weight Management Articles are on the way. Check back soon or you can follow us on our Social Media.

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