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 Peapack, 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 Peapack, 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 Peapack, 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!866-793-9933
PEAPACK-GLADSTONE – Construction has begun on 24 homes next to the Ninety Acres restaurant on the historic Natirar estate.Priced beginning at $2 million each, the 24 residences range in size from 2,400-square-foot Farm Villas to the larger Estate Villas at more than 3,600 square feet. The homes will be on a private road named Abby Road.The official groundbreaking was held last week.“We are presenting a residential resort lifestyle within a private gated enclave – a luxury experience that ...
PEAPACK-GLADSTONE – Construction has begun on 24 homes next to the Ninety Acres restaurant on the historic Natirar estate.
Priced beginning at $2 million each, the 24 residences range in size from 2,400-square-foot Farm Villas to the larger Estate Villas at more than 3,600 square feet. The homes will be on a private road named Abby Road.
The official groundbreaking was held last week.
“We are presenting a residential resort lifestyle within a private gated enclave – a luxury experience that doesn’t yet exist in New Jersey,” said Warren Township resident Robert Wojtowicz, the founder of the Natirar community. “Pendry Residences Natirar will provide owners their own customized experience, with the ability to immerse themselves in a community focused on sustainable living, wellness and connection to nature – all accompanied by the personalized services and amenities of the Pendry Hotels & Resorts brand.”
The redevelopment of the estate that once belonged to the king of Morocco will be known as Pendry Natirar when the project is scheduled to be completed in 2021.
Besides the homes, the development will include a hotel adjoining the mansion and the Spa Pendry with a fitness center, swimming pool, tennis courts and outdoor activities. The hotel will feature 68 guestrooms and suites.
The development is on 90 acres of the estate on the southern border of Peapack-Gladstone next to Far Hills. The remaining 400 acres of the estate adjacent to the North Branch of the Raritan River are a Somerset County park.
Owners of the homes will have preferred access to the hotel’s amenities, programs and the spa, fitness center, swimming pool and tennis courts. The Farm Villa residences will also offer private access to Natirar's 12-acre farm
“Pendry Residences Natirar will be the ideal retreat for those looking for a turn-key second home outside of the city – all with personalized service, design and all the custom attributes that appeal to individual families,” said Tina Necrason, executive vice president-residential of Montage International, the parent company of Pendry. “Pendry Natirar is poised to offer residents a vibrant gathering place for countless memories to be made. The farm, amongst many amenities, will be one of the unique attributes of the Natirar wellness experience and allow owners to connect directly to the land.”
The mansion was originally built in 1912 as the estate home of heiress Kate Macy Ladd and her husband, Walter Ladd.
Somerset County bought the 491-acre estate in 2003 for $22 million and leased 90 acres, including the mansion and adjacent buildings, to Wojtowicz. The restaurant, Ninety Acres, was the first building to be developed.
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PEAPACK-GLADSTONE – The redevelopment of the estate that once belonged to the king of Morocco is, in the developer's words, "something unlike anything else that has ever been in Central Jersey.”After delays caused by the pandemic, construction has begun on the hotel and spa near Ninety Acres restaurant on the historic Natirar estate, now being developed as Pendry Natirar, a luxury resort and residential community.Plus, two of the 24 new luxury homes, with starting prices in the low $3 millions, t...
PEAPACK-GLADSTONE – The redevelopment of the estate that once belonged to the king of Morocco is, in the developer's words, "something unlike anything else that has ever been in Central Jersey.”
After delays caused by the pandemic, construction has begun on the hotel and spa near Ninety Acres restaurant on the historic Natirar estate, now being developed as Pendry Natirar, a luxury resort and residential community.
Plus, two of the 24 new luxury homes, with starting prices in the low $3 millions, to be built on the property are almost ready to be occupied.
In May 2020, developers said the entire project would be completed in 2021.
Natirar partnered with Pendry Hotels & Resorts, a luxury hospitality brand from Montage International, on the resort that’s amid 90 acres of greenery. Montage International is a luxury hospitality management company.
The remaining 400 acres of the estate adjacent to the North Branch of the Raritan River are a Somerset County park. Somerset County bought the 491-acre estate in 2003 for $22 million and leased 90 acres, including the mansion and adjacent buildings, to Bob Wojtowicz, Natirar founder and Warren Township resident. The rest of the property is parkland open to the public.
The hotel and spa will open in fall 2022 and will include 66 guestrooms and suites. Spa Pendry will include a fitness center, swimming pool, salon, retail boutique and 12 treatment rooms.
The new construction will attach to the circa-1912 Tudor-style mansion iconic to the property, which is also used as a private and corporate event venue.
Although the hotel and spa will be attached to the mansion on the west side, it’s not meant to recreate the ambiance of the mansion, said Wojtowicz.
“The architects and designers have always said to me since day one that it’s not the idea to try to copy the 109-year-old mansion that’s already there,” said Wojtowicz.
“We are purposely not designing something that will look like the brother or sister of the mansion, it is meant to be look like the cousin of the mansion. There is still some tweaking going on with the design team on the ultimate final look. It will look like it belongs next to the mansion but it won’t look like we put an addition on the mansion,” he continued.
The mansion was also expanded on the east side four years ago when it was renovated. At that time, 10,000 square feet – including a ballroom, conservatory and kitchen – were added.
The second floor of the mansion will be used for private and corporate events.
During construction, events will mostly continue at the mansion, although for a few months during the first quarter of 2022 the venue portion will be completely shut down. A landscape privacy wall, as well as an original brick wall, block construction to event guests.
“We definitely think having the guest rooms on the property will be very complementary for social events and corporate retreats,” said Wojtowicz. “We have a lot of people coming to weddings and visiting from out of town. Even if they’re local, a lot of people will want to stay so that they don’t have to travel after the event.”
Adjacent to the hotel and spa will be an activity center with an outdoor pool, another fitness center, personal training studios, game room, lounge, bar and cafe and children's center.
Plus there will be an outdoor recreation center offering activities to take full advantage of the estate, including hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, horseback riding and shooting.
In the meantime, the first two homes on private, gated street at Pendry Residences Natirar, Abby Road, are almost ready for their new owners to move in by August or September.
Construction is also underway on several more of the homes. By next spring, half are expected to be completed.
About a third of the homes are already sold. They range in size from the 2,900-plus-square-foot Farm Villas to the Estate Villas, which are up to 4,000 square feet and offer semi-custom home building.
The Estate Villas offer views of the countryside and the Farm Villas offer views of Natirar's 12-acre farm and some views of the countryside. The Farm Villas will also offer private access to the farm.
Now that the real estate market is booming, Pendry Natirar hotel construction is underway and two of the homes have been completed, interest has been stronger than ever, said Wojtowicz, especially among empty-nesters living locally.
“I think for a lot of people, with what’s going on in the real estate market, it’s an opportunity for them to think about selling their larger home and finding something that’s more suited to the way their life will be like going forward,” he said.
“What Pendry and Montage do at all of their resorts is create seamless, carefree living. You can enjoy all of the amenities of the property and you can leave your home for a week, a month or six months and everything will be looked after while you’re away. It’s a curated lifestyle that a lot of people are looking for,” he continued.
Pendry Residences Natirar have also collaborated with Delos, a wellness real estate technology company. The homes integrate Delos’ DARWIN Premier technology to create and maintain indoor environmental conditions to enhance health, well-being and performance by offering elements such as circadian lighting, water filtration and air quality monitoring.
Right now, only the Estate Villas have been released for sale. They have been primarily offered to friends and family within the local and New York City areas.
Ninety Acres, an upscale farm-to-table restaurant located on a 12-acre farm, was the first building to be developed on the property in 2009. The farm sources the restaurant’s organic vegetables, herbs, berries, lamb, pork and egg-laying chickens.
The restaurant did well during COVID-19, despite the challenges that all restaurants faced during the pandemic, said Wojtowicz.
“Once we were able to dine outside, we had a great season because we have a great property and great views,” he said. “We have a beautiful outdoor dining space in the back of the restaurant with a view of the farm.”
Ninety Acres is continuing to socially distance tables by six feet when possible. Due to the restaurant and cooking school's 10,000-square-foot space, Wojtowicz said it has been able to operate fairly closely to how it did prior to the pandemic.
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As the completed development at Natirar nears, Wojtowicz is seeing his long-held plans finally come to fruition.
“Everything we put together — like the cooking school as part of the restaurant or the mansion with the hotel and spa — was meant to be a unique amenity an hour from New York City, but also for people who live in and around here,” he said. “I wanted it to be something unlike anything else that had ever been in Central Jersey.”
Jenna Intersimone has been a staff member at the USA Today Network New Jersey since 2014, after becoming a blogger-turned-reporter following the creation of her award-winning travel blog. To get unlimited access to her stories about food, drink and fun, please subscribe or activate your digital account today. Contact: [email protected] or @JIntersimone.
The Women’s Association of Morristown Medical Center has announced its 17th Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens at Blairsden, the largest estate ever built in the beautiful Somerset Hills, located in Peapack-Gladstone. Blairsden, once the magnificent country home of New York financier, C. Ledyard Blair, will once again open its doors to the public as the Mansion in May for 2014.Mansion in May is the signature fundraiser for the Women’s Association of Morristown Medical Center, having generated more than $8 millio...
The Women’s Association of Morristown Medical Center has announced its 17th Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens at Blairsden, the largest estate ever built in the beautiful Somerset Hills, located in Peapack-Gladstone. Blairsden, once the magnificent country home of New York financier, C. Ledyard Blair, will once again open its doors to the public as the Mansion in May for 2014.
Mansion in May is the signature fundraiser for the Women’s Association of Morristown Medical Center, having generated more than $8 million for Morristown Medical Center since 1974. The association announced their “One Big House, Two Great Causes for Kids” campaign as proceeds from Mansion in May 2014 at Blairsden will benefit an expanded Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and a new Autism Center at the Goryeb Children’s Hospital located at the Morristown Medical Center. These expanded facilities will help provide all children who come to the facility, the best care they can receive anywhere in the country.
Designed and constructed between 1898 and 1903, Blairsden, a 62,000-square-foot Louis XIV Chateau-style mansion, was the masterpiece of the renowned architecture firm of Carrere and Hastings, who also designed the New York Public Library, the Frick mansion in New York City, the U.S. Senate and House office buildings and several large mansions in Newport, Rhode Island.
C. Ledyard Blair, entrepreneur, sportsman and commodore of the New York Yacht Club, was the grandson of self-made multimillionaire, philanthropist and Princeton University benefactor, John Insley Blair, who made his fortune in mining and building much of American’s rail system. Blairsden, which sits atop 30 acres of opulent terraced gardens with magnificent views of New Jersey’s horse country, was built as a grand country retreat for C. Ledyard Blair and his family. It was the quintessential estate for entertaining guests and became a favorite destination of New York City’s elite during the Gilded Age.
Revisiting the elegance of yesteryear, Blairsden will be brought to life again through the design inspirations of over 40 of the metropolitan areas leading interior designers. Mansion in May will be open to the public May 1-31, 2014 and will be available for private tours and private events. Advanced tickets will be available online and at select local retail locations in early 2014.
To learn more about the Mansion in May 2014 and Blairsden, visit: MansionInMay.org.
KimWaldronBedminster, NJ, Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire -- Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank are proud to announce that Kim Waldron, Senior Managing Director,...
Bedminster, NJ, Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire -- Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank are proud to announce that Kim Waldron, Senior Managing Director, Platinum Service Team, has graduated from the NJBankers Emerging Leaders Program.
This nine-month banking curriculum is designed to enhance the performance and leadership skills of highly motivated managers who have the potential to become future leaders in the banking industry. Graduating students were recognized at the November 19 NJBankers Emerging Leaders virtual graduation attended by their peers.
Kim Waldron, Peapack-Gladstone Bank program graduate, said, “The NJBankers Emerging Leaders Program provided an excellent opportunity to grow my skills as a leader and manager. I appreciate the unprecedented support provided by Peapack-Gladstone Bank’s President and CEO, Doug Kennedy and mentors Greg Smith, executive vice president, head of commercial banking; Kate Sant’Angelo, vice president, retail branch administrator; and of course, my amazing Platinum Service Team. Their guidance, along with the valuable information presented throughout the program, has equipped me with the tools I need to serve as a leader in the banking industry and effectively manage my team at Peapack-Gladstone Bank.”
The NJBankers Emerging Leaders Program provides the tools for future leaders in the banking industry to succeed in their careers, support their financial institutions and advocate for the banking industry. Former Peapack-Gladstone Bank NJBankers Emerging Leader graduates include the aforementioned Kate Sant’Angelo and John Kowal, senior vice president, chief technology officer. Peapack-Gladstone Bank is committed to employee advancement and training with an emphasis on the career development of its employees and their success as future leaders in the financial services industry.
Founded in 1921, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation is a NJ bank holding company with total assets of $6.0 billion and wealth management assets under management and/or administration of $7.6 billion as of September 30, 2020. Peapack-Gladstone Bank is a commercial bank that provides innovative wealth management, commercial and retail solutions, including residential lending and online platforms, to businesses and consumers. Peapack Private, the Bank’s wealth management division, offers comprehensive financial, tax, fiduciary and investment advice and solutions, to individuals, families, privately held businesses, family offices and not-for-profit organizations, which help them establish, maintain and expand their legacy. Together, Peapack-Gladstone Bank and Peapack Private offer an unparalleled commitment to client service. Visit and for more information.
PGC 05:27Bedminster, NJ, May 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire -- Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank announce the appointment of Neil Viotto, Senior Vice President, Dir...
Bedminster, NJ, May 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire -- Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank announce the appointment of Neil Viotto, Senior Vice President, Director of Residential and Consumer Lending. Operating out of the Bank’s headquarters in Bedminster, NJ, Mr. Viotto is responsible for both residential and consumer lending, management of the loan origination team, and new business development and underwriting.
With more than 29 years of industry experience, Neil most recently served as Vice President, Mortgage Originations Manager, Compliance Officer at Somerset Savings Bank, SLA, Bound Brook, NJ, where he streamlined the online mortgage application system while overseeing all aspects of the mortgage process from underwriting to processing and closing. During his tenure, he also served as Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Officer for the bank. Prior to that, Mr. Viotto held the position of Executive Vice President, Branch Sales Manager for Superior Mortgage Corp. in Cedar Knolls, NJ where he managed company sales teams and oversaw all aspects of the company’s origination system, from opening to closing, to ensure quality assurance and customer service. Additionally, Neil held managerial lending positions at Crystal Mortgage Corporation, Superior Bank, First Union Bank/The Money Store and Avco Financial Services.
Mr. Viotto holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Kean University of New Jersey. He is a board member of the Land Use Board in the Town of Clinton, NJ, where he resides.
About Peapack-Gladstone Bank
Founded in 1921, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation is a NJ bank holding company with total assets of $6.0 billion and wealth management assets under management and/or administration of $9.4 billion as of March 31, 2021. Peapack-Gladstone Bank is a commercial bank that provides innovative wealth management, investment banking, commercial and retail solutions, including residential lending and online platforms, to businesses and consumers. Peapack Private, the Bank’s wealth management division, offers comprehensive financial, tax, fiduciary and investment advice, and solutions, to individuals, families, privately held businesses, family offices and not-for-profit organizations, which help them establish, maintain and expand their legacy. Together, Peapack-Gladstone Bank and Peapack Private offer an unparalleled commitment to client service. Visit www.pgbank.com and www.peapackprivate.com for more information.