The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:
Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.
Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.
Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.
If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.
Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:
Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.
Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.
Symptoms of hot flashes include:
Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.
Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.
The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.
Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in Buttzville, NJ for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.
Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?
Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Buttzville, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When there is an increased concentration of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, there are positive benefits to the body. Some benefits include:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Buttzville, NJ, we are here to help. The first step to reclaiming your life begins by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation. Our friendly, knowledgeable HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
Brew pubs across the state, as well as customers of the establishments are speaking up for their local brew pubs. Brew pubs across the state, as well as customers of the establishments are speaking up for their local brew pubs. Brew pubs across the state, as well as customers of the establishments are speaking up for their local brew pubs. Brew pubs across the state, as well as customers of the establishments are speaking up for their local brew pubs. ...
Brew pubs across the state, as well as customers of the establishments are speaking up for their local brew pubs.
Brew pubs across the state, as well as customers of the establishments are speaking up for their local brew pubs.
Brew pubs across the state, as well as customers of the establishments are speaking up for their local brew pubs.
PHILLIPSBURG, NJ –Warren County Commissioner Kern Calls on New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control to Reverse Special Event Limit on Breweries that went into effect July 1, 2022. More than just the Commissioner, brew pubs across the state, as well as customers of the establishments are speaking up for their local brew pubs.
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"Once again Trenton bureaucrats have found a way to hurt a growing industry in our state. New Jersey’s microbrewing community has shown tremendous resiliency over the past two years and found creative and fun ways to attract locals and visitors alike to their establishments. Capping special events such as game nights and performances from local musicians and comedians will significantly hurt local economies.” stated Kern in his press release.
Beyond statements from the Commissioner, it seems both New York and Pennsylvania are also mocking what they call “The Armpit of America” for “stripping breweries down to the bare bones”. The “armpit” is New Jersey. If you are a border town with a brew pub, Pennsylvania with home-grown wineries thriving and pubs operating without restrictions might seem appealing. Unless you are a small business who invested heavily into building your brand, adhering to the existing laws at the time, marketing your business, surviving COVID19 restrictions, and now having to start over.
According to ibisworld, “Since 2005, industry revenue has grown by more than 300.0%. During that period, thousands of new, independent breweries and brewpubs have entered the industry. Industry employment has more than tripled, and the influx of new breweries has put unprecedented pressure on its ingredient suppliers.”
So why would New Jersey squash what is a high growth sector in the economy?
The New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control recently put into effect “ABC Special Ruling of 2019” as of July 1st, 2022. Also known as the “Limited Brewery Special Ruling”. The special ruling, limits breweries to hold 25 on-site activities., 52 private parties and limits them to only attend 12 off-premises events. It also prohibits breweries from:
• Selling coffee on site • Collaborating/ coordinating with food vendors/ trucks • Selling food or operating a restaurant • Selling specialty cocktails using malt alcohol • Offering a free drink to any guest • Offer Happy Hour pricing
Why the fuss?
If you have a visited a brew pub, you know they host events to bring in customers and are often supporting their local communities through events and sponsorships. They bring in food vendors or trucks, so customers stay longer and have food options. In some instances, takeout and delivery were non-stop.
If you haven’t visited one, you should. Invertase Brewing Company in Phillipsburg, boasts having one of the largest outdoor beer gardens in the State of New Jersey. You can watch one of the scheduled bands in their newly constructed band shell, play Corn hole, quoits(a local favorite), pack a lunch or just enjoy a good afternoon with friends. Well, you used to be able to do all that.
Many millennials as well as adults across the country have embraced brew pubs as a lifestyle experience. You can bring your dog, friends and family to a relaxed atmosphere. So, why the restrictions? Pennsylvania is encouraging New Jersey Brew Pubs to hop on over. New York has joined in on various blogs after learning the costs of liquor licensing in New Jersey. Will these businesses be able to survive with the new restrictions? We hope so. They bring culture, diversity and experiences to our towns.
Restrictions Brew Pubs Faced & Clever Marketing
COVID-19 was not easy. Relying on take out when people visit brew pubs for socialization was not ideal. In 2022, several New Jersey Brew pubs joined together to host the first ever Skylands Ale Trail. To promote these businesses, guests could visit one of six participating breweries - four of which are located in Warren County. After purchasing a Brewery Tour Passport, you could taste as you wish. Each $8 purchase of beer or merchandise from a participating brewery earned you a stamp on your passport. Once you collected three stamps at all six participating breweries before April 30, 2022 your passport was complete, and you could claim a collectible hoodie from any one of the participating locations. Experience, that’s what each of these businesses worked together to bring to New Jersey residents as well as to promote their own business. Did it work out? Indeed, it did. TAPinto Phillipsburg spoke with two of the six pubs who had visitors statewide and the pubs were packed with customers. Each time we visited, we met someone new from out of town, and off they went to explore other areas of the town or restaurants. Because, well – the whole food rule.
So What Can Be Done?
The New Jersey Craft Beer (NJCB) website lists 134 breweries statewide, and 96 partner breweries. Warren County Brew Pubs include
The website has a stock letter to write or email your legislators.
You can also sign a petition to support the industry in New Jersey, as well as your local businesses. As of this article publishing, there were over 8,100 signatures.
“We need the Governor to immediately stop this ruling and work with the legislature to develop a long-term plan for supporting our micro brewing communities and help them grow and succeed in New Jersey. Warren County has a thriving brewing community in every corner of our county. With our proximity to Pennsylvania, making a quick trip across the Delaware River would mean avoiding these significant regulations, and many of these breweries may do just that.”
Stretching from Trenton north to Buttzville in Warren County, Route 31 offers a scenic drive featuring New Jersey's farmland, woodland and mountains.Aside from the traffic circles, it's a pleasant driving experience, especially once you enter Hunterdon County.While the highway has been around since the late 1920s, it's only been designated Route 31 since 1967. Before that, it was Route 69. But officials were forced to change the route's number due to people stealing the signs with the route's number on them.The signs wer...
Stretching from Trenton north to Buttzville in Warren County, Route 31 offers a scenic drive featuring New Jersey's farmland, woodland and mountains.
Aside from the traffic circles, it's a pleasant driving experience, especially once you enter Hunterdon County.
While the highway has been around since the late 1920s, it's only been designated Route 31 since 1967. Before that, it was Route 69. But officials were forced to change the route's number due to people stealing the signs with the route's number on them.
The signs were stolen for the exact reason you're thinking: Some people just couldn't get past the fact that 69, or soixante-neuf as I like to call it, defines a specific type of sexual activity between two people.
Truly a dazzling example of how primitive men's humor can be.
One can only presume a slew of these "highway robberies" was executed by students at Trenton State College, aka modern-day TCNJ.
I'm not accusing anybody, it just seems like college is where the number 69 being hilarious has always thrived. Plus TCNJ has an entrance on Route 31.
The signs must have been stolen at an unsustainable rate to force the state to make such a change. It may not seem like such a big deal now, but this is pre-GPS, and you see how confused most drivers are now even with satellite capability.
There's speculation New Jersey tried other methods before re-numbering the route altogether. Road trip enthusiast Steve Alpert of AlpRoads.net, who owns one of these original Route 69 signs as part of his collection, points out the shield is made of wood.
Most, if not all, signs from that time period were made of metal.
It's completely possible the New Jersey Department of Transportation did this because it was cheaper to use wood every time one of the Route 69 signs was stolen.
Alpert adds "the NJDOT did not skimp on quality - you could pour red wine all over this shield and it would all drip off without leaving a stain. Weather-resistant is an understatement."
But not theft-resistant, apparently.
Route 69 in Ohio was renumbered to Ohio Route 235 in 1968. Highway 69 in Texas was renumbered to Highway 112 in 1992. Route 69 in Utah was renumbered to Route 38 in 1994.
But there's still hope. If saying the word "nice" after you see or hear the word 69 is the type of humor that really gets you going, there are still a couple of major roadways that haven't made the switch.
U.S. Route 69 goes from Texas up to Minnesota.
Interstate 69 has existed since 1957, but the history on that one is confusing. It currently consists of many disjointed parts stretching from Texas by the gulf coast all the way up to Michigan.
The plan is to stretch I-69 from the Canadian Border to the Mexican Border, creating a "NAFTA superhighway." So good luck stealing those signs. At that point you're messing with the feds.
I'm sure a selfie would suffice.
The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 producer, writer, and host Joe Votruba. Any opinions expressed are his own.
Corn, tomato and beer!This may not be a combo you would think about putting together, but on Saturday, Aug. 13, Historic Flemington will play host to the 5th Annual Corn, Tomato, and Beer Festival from noon to 8 p.m. (Rain date is Sunday, Aug. 14)The event brings together local farmers, restaurants, craft breweries, live bands, artisans, and kids' activities for eight hours.“We’re so excited to bring this event back. It’s been really sad not being able to come together as a community for this well-loved...
Corn, tomato and beer!
This may not be a combo you would think about putting together, but on Saturday, Aug. 13, Historic Flemington will play host to the 5th Annual Corn, Tomato, and Beer Festival from noon to 8 p.m. (Rain date is Sunday, Aug. 14)
The event brings together local farmers, restaurants, craft breweries, live bands, artisans, and kids' activities for eight hours.
“We’re so excited to bring this event back. It’s been really sad not being able to come together as a community for this well-loved event over the past few years,” said Jeremy Long, Flemington Borough Council President.
Flemington is adding many new businesses and arts organizations to the mix since the 2019 festival, including DIY, Humdoo Ice Cream, Within Spirit, Kuros War Game Store, and so much more, plus the opening of a brand new location of Skunktown Distillery.
DIY has moved to Stangl Road with daily music, performances, art workshops, and activities. They will be hosting a community art project during the festival, too. Everyone in attendance can contribute a few brush strokes on a community canvas that will be revealed and on display at the end of the festival.
Flemington Pottery (formerly Kissimmee River Pottery), under new ownership and located in the famous Stangl Factory Building, will host pottery demonstrations all day.
Thousands of people are expected to be on hand for the farm-to-table cuisine festival, plus New Jersey’s fresh corn and tomato dishes prepared by local restaurants and farmers.
A beer garden will feature 10 local Jersey breweries.
The breweries include Lone Eagle Brewing, Opportunity Brewing, Conclave Brewing, CzigMeister Brewing, Jersey Girl Brewing, Ashton Brewing, Buttzville Brewing, and Flounder Brewing, Cyclone Brewing, and Fort Nonsense Brewing.
All the participating restaurants, food trucks, markets, and food vendors will offer variations on dishes featuring corn and tomatoes, including roasted corn, gazpacho, wood-fired pizza, corn salad, homemade empanadas, Mexican street corn, pulled pork, quesadillas, heirloom tomato salad, and fresh salsas with gourmet kettle corn.
Participating restaurants and local hotspots include 55 Main, Bluefish Grill, Factory Fuel Coffee Company, Hardy’s Coffee Bar, Humdoo Ice Cream, The Kombucha Bar, Little Egypt Oasis, Mi Sabor, Nature’s EnerQi, Theresa’s Café, and Viva Mexico.
Participating food trucks, farmers’ markets, and food vendors include Allerton Farm, Cas’s Perogi and Kielbasa Food Truck, Cataline Empanadas, Chanks Grab-n-Go, Coops Confections & Macaroons, Corn Hub, Croton Farmers’ Cooperative, The Empanada Guy, Jerzey Girl Pickles, Jersey Jerk Products, Krakus Polish Foods, Latn Bites, Local Harvest Pizza, Nomad Pizza Company, Mo’s Donughts, Totally Nutz, The Salad Basket, Sweet Concessions, Sweet Valley Farms Corn, Two Barn Farm, Va Fa Napoli Pizza, Waffled, and Wildspawn Mushrooms.
Fruit smoothies, fresh lemon and limeade, and frozen cheesecake on a stick will also be served to compliment the beer and entrees.
Festival organizer from the Flemington Fire Department, Denise Torbik said, “CT&B Fest is the very best representation of all things New Jersey. At what other event can you get such an abundance of sweet Jersey corn, juicy fresh tomatoes, and a variety of local NJ craft beers? Flemington puts it all together in one event with something for everyone.”
Festival admission and parking are free. Take Route 12 to the parking lot entrance near Liberty Village and enter Stangl Road on foot from the south end by the Polo Outlet and Long Eagle Brewing.
For event details, event schedule, and more information about participating businesses, visit www.loveflemington.com
Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these events happening in and around Somerset County on June 4 and 5.SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out this list of goings-on in and around Somerset County for June 4 and 5.ShedfestRaritan Headwaters’ Outdoor Music Festival will be held on Saturday at Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve, 2121 Larger Cross Road, Bedminster, from 2 to 7 p.m. (Rain or shine)Guests can bring their own chair and/or bla...
SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out this list of goings-on in and around Somerset County for June 4 and 5.
Raritan Headwaters’ Outdoor Music Festival will be held on Saturday at Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve, 2121 Larger Cross Road, Bedminster, from 2 to 7 p.m. (Rain or shine)
Guests can bring their own chair and/or blanket and enjoy food trucks, beer, cider, hayrides, kids activities, and games. Pets not permitted.
Raritan Headwaters Association is a nonprofit conservation organization protecting land and water. Our vision is that everyone within our reach has access to safe, clean water that is swimmable, fishable, and above all, drinkable. For more information visit raritanheadwaters.org/event/shedfest.
Branchburg Food Truck & Music Fest
The festival will be held on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at White Oak Park, 235 Baird Road, Branchburg. Admission: $ 5, kids under 5 are free.
The festival will include 20 gourmet food trucks, beer and sangria, live music, ax throwing, kid activities, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, inflatables, knocker ball, games, sand art, spin art, and more.
Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs, pop-ups, and blankets. Dogs permitted.
All attendees are asked to bring a no perishable canned or boxed item to help support the food pantry.
For more information visit justjerseyfest.com.
Strawberry Festival & Artisan Fair
The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at VonThurn Farms at 438 Route 57 West in Washington.
The Strawberry Picking & Craft Fair Extravaganza hosted by Artistry Jubilee includes:
For more information click here.
Middlesex Borough Touch-A-Truck!
An interactive, hands-on event hosted by the Middlesex Public Library and Middlesex Dept. of Public Works will be held on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.
Kids and adults can hop behind the wheel and learn about dump trucks, garbage trucks, skid steers, loaders, and more.https://www.facebook.com/event...
There will also be STEM activities, crafts, DJ and music, face painting and henna tattoos, giveaways and prizes, community groups, ice cream truck, and refreshments.
For more information click here.
Garwood Rocks 2022
The 8th Annual Garwood Rocks! Car Show & Street Fair will take place on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Garwood with a live music stage, food trucks, vendors, classic cars, beer and wine garden, shopping and more at Center Street in Garwood.
For more information click here.
(WASHINGTON, NJ) -- Downtown Washington is taking a step back in time...or is it the future? The 2nd Annual Washington Rock ‘n’ Roll and Steampunk Fair on Saturday, May 21st combines the steam-powered Victorian Era energy of the classic science fiction genre with a punk and rock ‘n’ roll sound that makes for an amazing day of retro-futuristic fun.Themed vendors, live music, and activities are planned on Saturday, May 21 from...
(WASHINGTON, NJ) -- Downtown Washington is taking a step back in time...or is it the future? The 2nd Annual Washington Rock ‘n’ Roll and Steampunk Fair on Saturday, May 21st combines the steam-powered Victorian Era energy of the classic science fiction genre with a punk and rock ‘n’ roll sound that makes for an amazing day of retro-futuristic fun.
Themed vendors, live music, and activities are planned on Saturday, May 21 from 10:00am-5:00pm in and around the town’s Veteran's Park at 44 East Washington Avenue (Route 57), Washington (Warren County), in the center of the Downtown. The eclectic music lineup includes punk-inspired bands to set the mood, including national recording artists, the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, A Halo Called Fred and Psych-A-Billy.
The Steampunk Fair brings a scene out of a movie set with attendees dressed in "steampunk clothing and gear", unique games including teapot races, and other assorted activities. But you don't need to "dress the part" to attend. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy this family-friendly event.
“Last year, which was our inaugural Steampunk Fair and the first of its kind in the county, a lot of people were surprised at how much fun it was," said Melanie Thiel, Executive Director of the Washington Business Improvement District. “It's not your typical event in part because it has an attendee participation aspect to it. At similar events around the country getting dressed up is part of the fun - but it is not essential to someone just being here for the fun of it.”
It is expected that over 50 vendors will participate this year. Some or those confirmed already are The Roguish Rabbit, featuring handmade and steampunk, gothic, and geeky inspired jewelry, wings, hats, goggles, and other accessories; Hallowed Elements with chain mail jewelry; Do Right Brothers with steampunk sunglasses; and a tarot card reader.
The Washington Rock ‘n’ Roll and Steampunk Fair is presented by Washington Business Improvement District, a non-profit organization that highlights local businesses in the Borough.
Sponsors include Buttzville Brewing Co., Visions Federal Credit Union, Swift Print Solutions, Dave Phillips Music & Sound, David Santini, CPA, DM Solutions, Shembre & Gannon, CPA, West Washington Family Dentistry, and Printavilities.
For more information on the fair or to be a sponsor, or to stay on top of event announcements, please follow The Washington BID on Facebook, Twitter or go to washingtonbid.org.