Category Archives: Menopause and Perimenopause

Tomatoes, Menopause Symptoms and Weight: The Secret?

By Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN, NP I often share with you my thoughts around the power of healthy food; we know that good food can heal the body and reduce or eliminate symptoms of hormonal imbalance and that poor food choices can have the opposite effect. Today I want to share some interesting news about one […]

How You’re Making Your PMS (Or Menopause) Worse

When we started Women to Women more than thirty years ago, we were so excited to create the first alternative health clinic to offer care for women by women. We knew from the day our doors opened that women were not always listened to in the mainstream health care system. We knew that many practitioners […]

Making Menopause Magical and Meaningful

One of the wonderful things about being a part of Women to Women for over thirty years is that I have seen so many women heal their bodies and their lives. Thousands of women overcome by disruptive symptoms such as joint pain, night sweats, digestive concerns, anxiety, depression, mood swings, or hot flashes, have gone […]

The Truth About Perimenopausal Weight Gain

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP As women, we spend so much of our lives comparing ourselves to other women – whether it’s our friends, our co-workers, our sisters, or the many women who stare back at us from the pages of magazines or TV and film screens. We use them as models of what is […]

Menopause Myths and The Answers You Need

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Menopause is a time of change and it can be so confusing! There is so much information out there (and so many stories) about what will happen to your body — and your life! Will you gain weight, lose your sex drive, suffer from hot flashes? Will menopause feel as […]

Dry Eyes and Hormone Imbalance

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP They say that your eyes are said to be the window to your soul and if you look deep within you can see the person’s genuineness and truth! But what happens when your eyes aren’t seeing clearly they are irritated, dry, red, and itchy? If you have symptoms of dry […]

How Can You Feel Good With Early Menopause

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Menopause is a time of life that many women dread. They hear horror stories about it’s symptoms, including weight gain, insomnia, mood swings, and vaginal dryness, all that can be quite bothersome. This is especially true for women experiencing early menopause. If you are between 40 and 45 and are […]

Treatments For Vaginal Dryness

by Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN NP If you are like many women we see in our clinic and you suffer from vaginal dryness, we have words of hope for you. You can find relief without taking large amounts of estrogen into your system. Locally applied bioidentical estrogens are considered a much safer option than oral hormone […]

Five Steps For Natural Menopause Relief

by Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN NP Stop your symptoms with optimal nutrition Try herbal remedies that work as adaptogens for your hormones Find exercise you love to help reduce fat and help estrogen and progesterone ratios Take steps to reduce your stress Understand that our emotions play a vital role in our health Natural alternatives have […]

Nutritional Relief For Hot Flashes

by Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN, NP Foods to ward off hot flashes for simple, natural relief  Protein — the foundation for hot flash relief  Healthy fats — how they help  High-fiber phytonutrients — fewer flashes  Balanced nutrition for hormonal equilibrium I’m thrilled to say that it’s been a while since I have had to think about […]

The Top Ten Menopause Myths

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Menopause often starts with hot flashes. Or does it? When you reach menopause, you’ll gain weight, won’t you? A lot of people agree that menopause changes a woman’s life in some rather unwanted ways. But menopause doesn’t have to be a time of confusion and anxiety. It may be a […]

Relief Tips For The Top Five Menopausal Symptoms

by Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN NP Fatigue. Weight gain. Hot flashes. Low libido. Hair loss. We hear from dozens of women each day at Women to Women who are experiencing symptoms of menopause. According to these women these symptoms are the most troubling and motivate them to find help. As one friend shared with us on […]

Ending Your Confusion And Fear Surrounding Menopause

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP “What does menopause mean for my body?” “Why does my doctor tell me I’m fine when I know something’s just not right?” “What options are there to help me feel like myself again?” If you have questions about menopause, you’re like thousands of other women. At Women to Women, we […]

Am I In Menopause?

by Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN NP Have you been having trouble sleeping? Maybe you’ve been experiencing hot flashes. Perhaps your clothes don’t seem to fit like they used to or your thinking isn’t quite as clear as it used to be. You are concerned about these changes but they aren’t happening consistently. You might be thinking, what is going on […]


by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Perimenopause or premenopause is a relatively new term coined in the last twenty years by the medical community to describe symptoms caused by normal hormonal fluctuations that occur as a woman moves closer to her menopause. These symptoms can be broad-ranging and diffuse and differ for every woman, causing a […]

Perimenopause – Starting Your Transformation

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Information, signs and symptoms of perimenopause Up until relatively recently, conventional medicine has had little to offer women suffering from symptoms of hormonal change. Until a woman was deemed to be officially in menopause and could be prescribed synthetic hormone therapy, she was often told that her symptoms were all […]