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10 Ways to Ease Hot Flashes

Waiting for you hot flashes to subside? These sweaty sessions can stay in your life for up to a decade or longer. There is relief, but not all remedies are equally effective.

“There are lots of muddied ideas out there, and you have to be careful,” says Dr. Jennifer Pearlman, a women’s health and wellness physician in Toronto. “Women are best served by a medical expert who can direct them to the most suitable options for them regarding safety and effectiveness.”

EverythingZoomer
October 31st, 2016

Pregnant woman sitting on exercise mat

Healthy Ways To Get Your Pre-Pregnancy Bod Back

Your little bundle of joy arrived and surprisingly weighed in at a small fraction of your total pregnancy weight gain. The numbers aren’t adding up and you may — like many moms — begin to wonder if you will ever get your body back after baby.

Celebrity moms like Victoria Beckham and Angelina Jolie that have rapidly snapped back from pregnancy to their previous svelte shapes have led many new moms to set unrealistic expectations. Well, don’t despair! It is neither realistic nor healthy to transform yourself so quickly…

Huffington Post
May 3, 2016

Asian Consmetic Trends - Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Asian Cosmetic Trends Are Redefining Global Beauty Standards

No longer are the secrets of Asian beauty locked up in Asia. The world is now agog with the latest beauty trends emerging from South Korea and Japan, where women’s pursuit of skin perfection has led them to evolve skincare regimens with up to 18 different steps involving items virtually…

Huffington Post
March 10, 2016

Science of a kiss - Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

How To Master The Science Of A Kiss

One-cheek or two? Wet or dry? Tongue or peck? Kissing is no simple matter but rather an act that can be executed in many different ways with many different meanings.
Kissing dates back through evolution and probably stems from our primate ancestral mothers passing chewed food to their young…

Huffington Post
February 15, 2016

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Debunking The Detox Delusion: How To Do A Science Based Detox

As January marks the New Year and new beginnings, health resolutions are in full swing with aspirations for healthier, cleaner and leaner versions of ourselves. Hence, the rise in marketing and promotion of Detox and Cleanse products such as “liver tonics”, “gut cleansers” and treatments like chelation and colonic cleanses….

Huffington Post
January 7, 2016

TIFF ready skin - Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Five Tips for Getting TIFF-Ready Skin

Want to get your Skin #FITforTIFF? Here are my top tips for red carpet-ready skin.

Well nourished skin radiates health and beauty. Our skin is comprised of protein (collagen) and fat, so it requires adequate hydration for proper function. So, to get skin Fit…

Huffington Post
September 8, 2015

Navigating Menopause - Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Navigating menopause: Hormone therapy and other options

Reproductive aging can start in our 30s. But there’s help for PMS symptoms, perimenopause and menopause. Here’s what to know about hormone therapy and other options.

Canadian Living
June, 2015

How yo-yo dieting and calorie restrictions could be hurting your IQ - Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

How yo-yo dieting and calorie restrictions could be hurting your IQ

Not only are dieters prone to post-diet weight gain, but intense calorie-restricted and yo-yo diets produce cognitive strain and neurotoxicity that may actually make you dumb

The Globe and Mail
April 12, 2015

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

How to Beat the Winter Blues and SAD

If your mood seems to be sinking into darkness and gloom along with the freezing cold temperatures, you are not alone. The winter blues are estimated to affect about 1 in 5 Canadians of which 25 per cent have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a condition in which severe mood disturbances…

Huffington Post
March 4, 2015

Winter Blues- Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Sick of the cold? 5 ways to beat the winter blues

The winter doldrums are often accompanied by fatigue, weight gain and withdrawal from loved ones. But individuals with Seasonal Affective Disorder face more severe symptoms

The Globe and Mail
February 24, 2015

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Five Steps To Fight Age-Related Weight Gain

Despite our collective obsession with counting calories, we are now the fattest generation in history. Obesity levels in Canadian adults have increased from 3 per cent in 2003 to 18.5 per cent in 2012, according to Statistics Canada, with the greatest rate of increase seen in women.

Huffington Post
February 6, 2015

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

How to Rekindle Your Sexual Desire

With Valentine’s day soon approaching comes, some may be lamenting over what to do about their languishing libido. More than half of men and two-thirds of women experience sexual health problems by midlife. But in contrast to the myriad of over two dozen approved medical treatments for sexual dysfunction in…

Huffington Post
February 3, 2015

Health Tips for 2015 - Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Top 15 tips for a healthier, happier 2015

This time of year, the wish lists are long: lose a few pounds, get more sleep, have more sex, be more energetic. It can be daunting – it’s no wonder most resolutions are broken by week one. We asked Globe Health Advisors to break things down to simple and actually manageable changes.

The Globe and Mail
December 31, 2014

Weight Loss- Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Five steps that can help you win the battle against age-related weight gain

Despite our collective obsession with counting calories, we are now the fattest generation in history. Preventing age-related weight gain requires an individualized, multifaceted approach since diets alone are doomed to fail

The Globe and Mail
December 08, 2014

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Is gaining weight inevitable as we age?

This is the question that countless patients ask of me in frustration as, despite their valiant efforts with diet and exercise, their mid-lines continue to expand

The Globe and Mail
July 08, 2014

Midlife weight gain - Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

How to Fight Midlife Weight Gain

Is the progressive weight gain associated with aging inevitable? This is the question that countless patients ask of me in frustration as despite their valiant efforts with diet and exercise — their midlines continue to expand.
As we age, our bodies are less responsive to the typical caloric equation of…

Huffington Post
July 08, 2014

Sunscreen Facts - Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Need-to-know sunscreen facts

Think you know all there is to know about sunscreen and SPF? Brush up on your basics with these sunscreen facts and tips.

Elle Canada
June 23, 2014

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Can you exercise your way to youthful skin?

If you need a nudge toward the gym or your running shoes, science has delivered yet another reason – your skin

The Globe and Mail
April 29, 2014

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Debunking the myths and hype surrounding menopause – and so-called remedies

To demystify the topic of bioidenticals – touted by Suzanne Somers – it is essential that we first define it

The Globe and Mail
March 31, 2014

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Myths About Bioidentical Hormones

Suzanne Somers seemingly reigns atop one of the most controversial issues in Women’s Health; bioidentical hormones. Now targeting younger women in her new book, Suzanne professes a bioidentical hormone solution for their peri-menopausal problems. A growing divide between conventional medicine and a Suzanne-inspired burgeoning alternative health industry, heightens the need…

Huffington Post
March 07, 2014

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

It’s time for the health sciences to stop treating women as ‘mini-men’

Medical science needs to to a better job of studying gender differences and developing sex specific health strategies

The Globe and Mail
March 06, 2014

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Take Charge of your Aging

The new science of aging is shedding light on the coveted fountain of youth. Our midlife represents both risk and opportunity. As we creep into our middle years we often begin to experience disruptive symptoms and face increased risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. It…

Huffington Post
February 11, 2014

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

The real midlife challenge: Take charge of your aging with these four factors

Welcome to Health Advisor, where contributors share their knowledge in fields ranging from fitness to psychology, pediatrics to aging. Follow us @Globe_Health.

The Globe and Mail
February 11, 2014

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Clean, lean and mean: The three-point plan that will help you eat right

Welcome to Health Advisor, where contributors share their knowledge in fields ranging from fitness to psychology, pediatrics to aging

The Globe and Mail
January 28, 2014

Being Healthy - Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Fifteen things Canadians can do to be healthier this year

Top health and fitness experts each offer one thing we can do

The Globe and Mail
January 5, 2014

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Try This Exercise Program For Your Brain

Over the past decade, neuroscientists have discovered that adult brains are capable of adapting and developing new connections (neuroplasticity). By keeping your brain fit through regular mental exercises and brain challenges you can expand your capacity and prevent age-related loss of function (dementia).

What does an exercise program for your…

Huffington Post
November 27, 2014

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