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 Ridgefield, 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 Ridgefield, 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 growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits. Some of those benefits include:
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Somerville resident Maria Winter is exactly the type of home baker that New Jersey's new law permitting the sale of home-baked goods was supposed to benefit.As a fourth-grade teacher at Readington's Holland Brook School, Winter has baked pie-themed cookies for Pi Day (March 14) and cookies for graduation that said "thanks for making me a smart cookie." Everybody loved them.She believed she could make a few extra dollars for her 6-year-old son's college fund by baking cookies at home and selling them....
Somerville resident Maria Winter is exactly the type of home baker that New Jersey's new law permitting the sale of home-baked goods was supposed to benefit.
As a fourth-grade teacher at Readington's Holland Brook School, Winter has baked pie-themed cookies for Pi Day (March 14) and cookies for graduation that said "thanks for making me a smart cookie." Everybody loved them.
She believed she could make a few extra dollars for her 6-year-old son's college fund by baking cookies at home and selling them.
But then Somerville got in the way.
Her application for a home business zoning permit, which would allow her to sell the sugar cookies from her 150-square-foot kitchen, was denied by Somerville for the first time in February.
Winter was told by borough officials that she needed a zoning variance, pay a $1,000 application fee, deposit $4,000 into a borough escrow account, publish a public notice in the newspaper and notify all property owners within 200 feet of her home that there would be a public hearing on her application.
“I am very much a rule follower,” said Winter. “Even though it wouldn’t be my full-time job, I did want to get my permit so I could sell to friends and co-workers who had been asking for cookies. I wouldn’t say I had huge business plans, but I wanted to make sure I was doing it the right way.”
Somerville’s permit process is a far cry from the two-year $100 home baking permit that the state issues. That permit allows home bakers to legally sell their baked goods from home, at farmers markets or at events, with a yearly gross income maximum of $50,000.
But first the state requires applicants to “comply with applicable local laws of the municipality.”
That’s the roadblock Winter faced. She never imagined she would have to navigate a nightmarish and expensive legal maze in her own hometown.
“It’s very confusing to me that the state is saying I can do something but my town is saying I can’t and can’t even give me a reason why,” Winter said. “It is just frustrating, and it became even more so when I started to see people in my town getting their permit. I’m trying to be an upstanding citizen and nothing is happening. I’m just frustrated.”
According to the state Department of Health website, two Somerville residents have received state cottage food operator permits.
But Somerville Borough Administrator Kevin Sluka said that no violations have been given to those two operators who received their permits without borough approval.
The problem is that Somerville, like the state’s 564 other municipalities, has its own zoning law.
Under Somerville’s land use law, such a business isn’t a permitted use in the residential zonewhere Winter lives.
When he learned of the contradiction between New Jersey’s home baking law and the borough’s zoning ordinance, Sluka recommended the borough planning board review the local ordinance.
“We have been working on a lot of other things, and I think that it may not have made its way to the radar,” he said.
Somerville isn’t the only municipality giving home bakers indigestion. According to New Jersey Home Bakers Association co-founder Martha Rabello, other towns standing in the way of home baking permits are Sayreville, Parsippany, Livingston, Hamilton, Denville, Kinnelon, Montclair, Ridgefield, Pennsauken, Pitman and Mount Ephraim.
“I think, sadly, it’s just a case of misinformation,” said Rabello. “Once people first hear about it, they think this is going to be like a bakery in a residential zone. I don’t think they really understand the scope of what the cottage food permit is allowed to do. This is more like a home office type situation. Nobody is going to open a bakery in their home.”
“Customers wouldn’t come to my house for consultations. I wouldn’t have a display case,” said Winter. “Everything would be done to-order and all consultation would be done online. I would just be baking in my kitchen.”
To advocate for changes on the local level, the NJHBA organized a group of bakers experiencing town pushback and recommended they bring copies of the regulations to their towns and explain to officials what the new permit entails. The NJHBA is also putting the bakers in touch with the Institute for Justice, a national nonprofit public interest law firm whose mission is “to end widespread abuses of government power.”“Somerville is essentially acting contrary to this new statewide regulation by having what amounts to a ban even after the statewide ban was lifted,” said Institute for Justice attorney Rob Peccola.
The firm sent a letter to the borough on May 24 demanding that local officials stop denying cottage food operator applications, as well as stop requesting thousands of dollars from applicants.
“Somerville in particular had some of the most extreme restrictions I have seen of requiring a full evidentiary hearing and $5,000 that it warranted a letter,” Peccola continued.
In October, New Jersey became the last state in the country to allow home bakers to sell their cupcakes, cookies, cakes, cake pops and more from home. It’s a big change from when bakers caught selling even one homemade cookie faced up to $1,000 in fines.
Before, New Jersey required home bakers to register as retail food establishments, which required renting or building a commercial-grade kitchen, paying multiple fees and abiding by hundreds of pages of regulations meant for large commercial establishments.
“The process that Maria Winter wanted to go through was so reasonable, just seeking a $25 home business zoning permit … but she was denied that very simple process and required instead to go through a full-blown evidentiary zoning hearing, which is killing an ant with a cannonball,” Peccola said.
And he vowed to continue the fight until justice is done.
“We are going to … continue advocating for Ms. Winter and we have not ruled out filing a lawsuit to do so. [If it’s] just an oversight based on an outdated code, then that’s very fixable," he continued. "But to the extent that it’s seeking to ban home baking, not only do we believe that’s out of keeping with the rule that New Jersey passed, we also believe it’s an unconstitutional restraint on Ms. Winters’ liberty.”
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.
Robert Fripp is a founding member of King Crimson, contributor and collaborator with Brian Eno, David Bowie, Daryl Hall, David Sylvian, Peter Gabriel, Posh Poppers Toyah Willcox and Simon Darlow, and a lot of other totally excellent people. Originating director of the Guitar Craft and Guitar Circle program. Since Covid and lockdown he has been kicking received opinion via social media with Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch.David Singleton e...
Robert Fripp is a founding member of King Crimson, contributor and collaborator with Brian Eno, David Bowie, Daryl Hall, David Sylvian, Peter Gabriel, Posh Poppers Toyah Willcox and Simon Darlow, and a lot of other totally excellent people. Originating director of the Guitar Craft and Guitar Circle program. Since Covid and lockdown he has been kicking received opinion via social media with Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch.
David Singleton established DGM with Robert Fripp in 1993 and has reluctantly managed King Crimson since 2018. David is King Crimson’s producer and author of The Vicar Chronicles.
An endless stream of people ask Fripp burning questions, many of which are actually not even quite smoldering. In most cases they would be better answered by David Singleton. This is an opportunity to ask both Fripp and Singleton the questions that get them out of bed in the morning.
Where does Music come from? What does it take to survive the music business? When does the impossible become possible? Can Music change the world? Why did Fripp put on a tutu and dance to Swan Lake at the end of his garden? Who is The Vicar?
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Hopefully, someone recorded the pep talk Ridgefield Park head coach Scott Papetti gave to his team before the bottom of the fourth inning Saturday.He may want to use it again — it was that good.Papetti challenged his sleep-walking team to show some courage. It worked — and then some. The Scarlets erupted for eight runs during an 11-batter fourth and blew past Spotswood for an improbable 8-7 win in Ridgefield Park.The last of the fourth started with Ridgefield Park down 8-2. More astounding was that seven of t...
Hopefully, someone recorded the pep talk Ridgefield Park head coach Scott Papetti gave to his team before the bottom of the fourth inning Saturday.
He may want to use it again — it was that good.
Papetti challenged his sleep-walking team to show some courage. It worked — and then some. The Scarlets erupted for eight runs during an 11-batter fourth and blew past Spotswood for an improbable 8-7 win in Ridgefield Park.
The last of the fourth started with Ridgefield Park down 8-2. More astounding was that seven of the runs scored with two outs.
“I challenged them,” Papetti. “For the second Saturday in a row were weren’t playing well. We had an infield error and then a ball went through the legs of an outfielder.
“Last year, we played the entire season without a senior. We’ve talked to the kids before about the need to grow up as a team. I feel like they did today (Saturday).”
After a 1-3 stretch, Ridgefield Park has won a modest, two-in-a-row. The Scarlets are 11-4.
“We had the chance to clinch the division against Dwight Morrow on Wednesday and we didn’t play well and lost 9-7,” Papetti said. “And we came out flat and lifeless for this game. I didn’t understand it.”
Spotswood, which had won only two of its previous six games, came out swinging. It lit up the first two of five Ridgefield Park pitchers — including a two-run homer by Casey Cumisky. Spotswood opened up an 8-2 lead.
To make matters worse, Spotswood had its first two runners on in the fifth when Papetti turned to junior righty Derek Bauernschmidt.
“He’s like a 106-pounder,” Papetti. “But he is the toughest kid on our entire team.”
Bauernschmidt came up big. He retired the the side without a run scoring.
Then came the binge that came out of nowhere.
With one out No. 9 hitter Michael Buda singled. Sean Guzman followed with a double and a Spotswood error on the play allowed Buda to score.
However, just when Ridgefield Park appear to have momentum, Spotswood got the second out.
“Honestly, I thought we were dead right there,” Papetti said.
Instead, Ridgefield Prep went crazy.
Ridgefield Park’s No. 3 hitter Richie Martinez was down in the count 1-2, but slapped a single up the middle, scoring a run. Jol Fredy DeLaCruz followed with a base hit. Then a single by Sam Aguilar drove in a run and made the score 8-5.
A hit batsman loaded the bases. Buda drew a walk and made the score 8-6.
Up came Kyle Dembeski, who made the first out of the inning.
“Earlier in the game he had a two-run double,” Papetti said.
Dembeski collected his second two-base hit. He lashed a double down the left field line.
“It was right on the chalk,” Papetti said.
It also cleared the bases and gave Ridgefield Park a 9-8 lead.
“After we scored the eight runs, I felt like we would score more,” Papetti explained. “Of course we didn’t.”
However, the Ridgefield Park pitching staff got stingy.
Papetti, sensing the urgency of the moment, called in his ace, Aguilar. Aguilar responded with two scoreless innings — the sixth and seventh — that featured five strikeouts. Luis Cruz was the winning pitcher.
“Glenn (Spotswood coach Fredricks) and I went to Rowan together and are good friends,” Papetti said. “We’ve played three times and this is the first time I’ve won.
“This is a good win against a quality team,” Papetti added. “I think this will will motivate the kids. We’re not as consistent as I’d like us to be, but we’re moving in that direction.”
Ridgefield Park has two, big games with Mahwah next Tuesday and Wednesday.
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King Crimson leader Robert Fripp will be heading on a speaking tour this fall. For these events, which are titled "An Evening With That Awful Man and His Manager," Robert will be in conversation with his manager and DGM Ltd label co-founder David Singleton. Topics include: "Where does Music come from? What does it take to survive the music business? When does the impossible become possible? Can Music change the world? Why did Fripp put on a tutu and dance to Swan Lake at the e...
King Crimson leader Robert Fripp will be heading on a speaking tour this fall. For these events, which are titled "An Evening With That Awful Man and His Manager," Robert will be in conversation with his manager and DGM Ltd label co-founder David Singleton. Topics include: "Where does Music come from? What does it take to survive the music business? When does the impossible become possible? Can Music change the world? Why did Fripp put on a tutu and dance to Swan Lake at the end of his garden? Who is The Vicar?"
The NYC date happens at City Winery on September 23 and you can get tickets early with the BV presale that starts June 22 at 3 PM and runs through Friday, June 24 at 2:59 PM. Use password BVWINERY.
If you miss out on our presale, tickets for City Winery go on sale June 24 at 3 PM. All dates are listed below.
As for the "Why did Fripp put on a tutu and dance to Swan Lake at the end of his garden?," that refers to Robert Fripp and wife Toyah Wilcox's popular Sunday Lunch YouTube series that started in the pandemic and has continued with the couple doing cover versions life from their kitchen. This past week's edition was a preview of Toyah's new single, a cover of Grace Jones' 1985 hit "Slave to the Rhythm." Toyah actually sang on the demo of the song, which was co-written by producer Trevor Horn, Bruce Woolley, Stephen Lipson and Simon Darlow, the latter of whom plays on Toyah's new version (it also features Fripp). It's officially out July 1 but you can watch the Sunday Lunch video below.
You can pick up King Crimson's In the Court of the Crimson King on vinyl in the BV shop.
An Evening with Robert Fripp and David Singleton - 2022 Tour DatesFriday, September 16, Toronto, The RoyalSaturday, September 17 Montreal, Club SodaSunday, September 18, Quebec City, QC Imperial BellMonday, September 19, Syracuse, NY, Carrier TheaterWednesday, September 21, Ridgefield, CT, Ridgefield PlayhouseThursday, September 22, Boston, MA, City WineryFriday, September 23, New York, NY, City WinerySaturday, September 24, Albany, NY, Swyer RoomTuesday, September 27, Red Bank, NJ, The VogelWednesday, September 28, Philadelphia, PA, City WineryFriday, September 30, Washington DC, City WinerySaturday, October 1, Annapolis, MD, Ram’s Head LiveSunday, October 2, Oakmont, PA (Pittsburgh), Oaks TheaterWednesday, October 5, Cleveland, OH, Music Box Supper ClubSaturday, October 8, Milwaukee, WI Wilson Theater-Marcus CenterSunday, October 9, Chicago, IL, City Winery