Monthly Archives: October 2023

S6 E12 Mitigating Migraines in Midlife With Dr. Fred Cohen

Did you know women are more susceptible to migraines than men? Nearly 28 million women in the US suffer from migraines. Fluctuating estrogen levels, pregnancies, and other lifestyle factors can trigger headaches and migraines in women. Migraines are one of the world’s most common health conditions yet it can be very hard to treat since the triggers and affects are different for every sufferer. Thankfully treatments have come a long way in recent years.

Dr. Fred Cohen is one of the few headache specialists in the country trained in both Internal Medicine and Headache Medicine. As a life-long migraine sufferer himself, Dr. Cohen’s research interests include treatments for chronic migraine and evaluating the epidemiology, burden and impact of migraines to help the 37 million of Americans who suffer from them.

Join Lauren and Dr. Cohen as they discuss: what a migraine is and what it isn’t; the symptoms of migraines; why women are more susceptible to migraines than men; how menopause can bring on migraines; treatments to alleviate headaches and migraines in women; what can trigger a headache or migraine; tips to prevent migraines; the economic impact of migraines and so much more.

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S6 E11 What You Need To Know About Midlife Food Allergies With Dr. Gill Hart

Can you suddenly develop food allergies in midlife? You bet! As we age, our immune system may weaken naturally (not to mention our out-of-whack hormones) which may be why you’re suddenly struggling with foods you were always able to eat before. But maybe what you are experiencing is actually a food intolerance and not a food allergy. It can be difficult to differentiate between the two. And we need to, because in order to feel our best, it’s important to know which foods to avoid.

Dr. Gill Hart is a PhD Biochemist and the Scientific Director at YorkTest Laboratories. Her passion for science and helping people improve their health has guided her entire career. From managing a hospital hormone testing lab to developing unique “at home” fertility tests for men and women. Since 2005 she has been with YorkTest where her food sensitivity testing came to be. She says seeing the difference that it makes to everyday lives is the pinnacle of her career.

YorkTest Laboratories Inc pioneered the first IgG based food sensitivity in the 90’s, and can boast that as of today, they have tested over half a million people.

Listen as Lauren and Dr. Hart talk about: the main differences between food allergies and food intolerance; why it seems food allergies on are the rise; the age range when food allergies and intolerances typically develop; if both can change as you get older; the most common food allergies and food intolerances in middle aged women; how our hormones impact our reactions to certain foods; the most common symptoms of both food allergies and food intolerances in middle aged women; and the best ways to manage food allergies and intolerances in our daily lives.

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