Good morning, and hope that today finds you refreshed and over your turkey hangover!
I had to laugh when I saw The Huffington Post's 2012 Gift Guide for Menopausal Women, but I have to admit some of the ideas presented are pretty good. Most deal with ways to help with hot flashes; moisture wicking pj's, cool sheets, mattress pads that keep you cool. I wouldn't mind one of those mattress pads even though I never had night sweats (one of the few menopausal symptoms I didn't have) ------ I'm one of those people who loves to slide between cool sheets, and I am constantly flipping my pillow around to get the cool side.
While all these ideas are great, the best menopausal gift you could give a woman is to pay for a consultation with a top bioidentical hormone specialist so that she can get her hormones optimized. The health benefits, far beyond just alleviating her hot flashes, are priceless in so many ways. Hormone balance is truly a gift of life.