• What is vitamin K2 MK-7 and why is it important during the menopause years?

    What is vitamin K2 MK-7 and why is it important during the menopause years?

    Laura Jones // Jul 22, 2019

    During menopause as estrogen declines it can affect the production of certain vitamins and nutrients the body naturally produces. Along with vitamin D declining, vitamin K2 is also affected. The importance...

  • Is Vitamin D good for menopause? Sure it is and so much more!

    Is Vitamin D good for menopause? Sure it is and so much more!

    Laura Jones // Jul 13, 2019

    Did you know that Vitamin D is not actually a vitamin? It is a prohormone. A prohormone is produced by the body and converted to a hormone. While Vitamin D...

  • 10 Tips For Reducing Hot Flashes In the Summer

    10 Tips For Reducing Hot Flashes In the Summer

    Dr. Sharolyn Dihigo, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC,FNP-C // Jun 27, 2019

    These days just watching the local weather report can induce hot flashes!  I’m sure we’re in for another hot summer meaning 100°+ in many states. Smooth Transition is a Texas based company...

  • Menopause and Weight Gain

    Menopause and Weight Gain

    Dr. Sharolyn Dihigo, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC,FNP-C // Jun 07, 2019
    We’ve all heard hormone fluctuations cause weight gain, and it certainly gets harder to lose weight as we age, but why? Estrogen becomes a key player in this equation.  First of all, women have more estrogen receptors than men.  Have you ever gone on a diet at the same time as a man only to find that he lost twice as much weight as you? 

  • The Best and Worst Foods for Menopause

    The Best and Worst Foods for Menopause

    Dr. Sharolyn Dihigo, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC,FNP-C // Jun 05, 2019
    Although menopause is a rite of passage for all women and some even celebrate this moment, the weight gain and hot flashes that come with it are not welcomed with as much enthusiasm.  Mood swings, irritability, and insomnia can take the merry right out of your holidays.  Add in a little holiday stress, and this can be a challenging time for most women, but you can take charge of your symptoms and help manage them through the food choices you make.

  • A Tribute to All Women on Mother’s Day

    A Tribute to All Women on Mother’s Day

    Dr. Sharolyn Dihigo, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC,FNP-C // May 06, 2019
    March is here, and even though the cold, wet weather may still be in the forecast, we know spring is right around the corner. Have you found as the gloomy days of winter continue, you feel a little down?