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Dr. LaKeischa McMillan is an Integrative Gynecologist and Hormone Specialist with more than 20 years of experience advising women on their hormonal health. She's on a mission to help women better manage their menopause transition and empower them to be informed partners in their own care.
Quick, informative read.
Written by integrative gynecologist and hormone specialist, Dr. LaKeischa McMillan, The Other PMS was a quick and straightforward read. Dr. McMillan uses helpful analogies and simplified metaphors to explain the critical role of our sex hormones, and our adrenal and thyroid glands during menopause transition. I also appreciate how she shares her own struggles, as a Black woman and medical professional navigating perimenopause (especially the impact on relationships and self-perception) and talks through her approach to treatment and wellness. I found it to be a particularly helpful perspective coming from a doctor practicing in the space. I definitely recommend!
You can purchase her book via online booksellers, including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. You can follow Dr. McMillan on IG or Clubhouse, @DrLaKeischaMD. Happy reading!
Lisa M. Griffith-Fleming, a 56-year-old hair stylist and actor, has been experiencing menopause transition for the last 11 years. Now, post-menopausal, she's got a lot of life lessons, remedies and better than ever sex stories to share.
“Whooo woo barbecue — that’s what it has felt like every day with this menopause I’ve been going through since I was 45 —more than 11 years now. I’ve got tenure!”
Riti Sachdeva, 51, was born in India and moved to the US when she was 6 years old. “Western medicine doesn’t ask us to be responsible for our health. It’s more like — this pill can solve your problems. But I have to be responsible for my lifestyle. My health. And my future.”
Salimah Abdul, 37, had a full hysterectomy at age 35 after enduring years of painful complications related to fibroids and endometriosis. Resulting in the early and immediate onset of menopause. “I felt like half a woman — not having my womb — never being able to have kids. That was hard to wrap my head around — a deep loss.”
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