Mood Swings

Reaching Out

Massage Emerges as a Lifeline to Dementia Patients

A Crabbèd Old Woman

The body it crumbles. Grace and vigor depart.
There now is a stone where I once had a heart.
But inside this old carcass, a young girl still dwells,
And now and again my battered heart swells.
I remember the pain, and I remember the joys,
And I’m living and loving all over again.
And I think of the years, all too few, gone too fast,
And accept the stark fact that nothing will last.
So open your eyes, nurse, open and see
Not a crabbèd old woman,
Look closer: See me.

Easing the Symptoms of Menopause

News Note

Self-regulating the body’s hormones may be the key to easing the less-than-desirable symptoms often associated with menopause, suggests BottomLine Health. To maintain balance of estrogen and progesterone levels, it is important for women at the onset of perimenopause (and thereafter) to get sufficient fiber. This aids the liver and gallbladder in taking some of the hormonal by-products out of circulation and recycling others. It is also recommended that women at this stage take glucomannan, to also remove hormonal by-products, and vitamin B12, which is crucial for liver function.