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Good things can come from the COVID crisis, as hard as that might be to believe.

We’re seeing heroism from front-line essential workers like health care professionals, delivery drivers, customer service professionals, retail workers, and more.

And we’re seeing other people finding creative ways to help out, like It’s On Us Corvallis. IOU Corvallis is the perfect marriage of people who want to help, restaurants who want to serve food, and folks who need nutritious meals.

By connecting a crowd-funding platform with local restaurants and hungry people, IOU Corvallis is helping people not only get good meals, it’s helping restaurants…

Looking into age-related eye diseases for Healthy Vision Month… (Hey! Happy Healthy Vision Month to YOU!)

We wanted to see if there were any connections between macular degeneration and menopause, specifically.

Starting with the 3 whats

What is age-related macular degeneration (AMD)?

Affecting more than 10 million Americans, AMD is one of the leading causes of vision loss, pertaining mostly to the deterioration of the central part of the light-sensitive retina, known as the macula. AMD can occur in either or both eyes and at this time is considered incurable… but is preventable and stoppable to some extent when caught in time.

What happens… and…

It is my honor to introduce the new Gennev to support 38M women in menopause in the U.S!

— By Sarah Ramsay, Gennev VP of Technology

Gennev began in 2016, and through its evolution became the first-ever online clinic for women in menopause with telehealth services, products, and education.

Historically, it’s been tough to start a business that caters specifically to women. Investors have often been reluctant to invest in a business focused on menopause, for example.

But that’s changing, with female entrepreneurs leading the charge, forming partnerships to support one another and the women they serve.

In this podcast, Health Coach Stasi Kasianchuk talks with CEO of Handful Active Wear Jennifer Ferguson and CEO of Gennev Jill Angelo about women, business, and the business of supporting women.

Love Handful? We do too! Listen to the podcast for a special code to save on Handful.

If you’d like to…

Could estrogen be a protector from stroke pre-menopause? It could be, considering how this condition affects women, especially after menopause.

Stroke is one of the top 5 leading causes of death and a significant cause of disability. Did you know that women account for 60% of all stroke events?

In the 10 years after menopause, a woman’s risk for stroke roughly doubles.

We’re digging into the topic today… so let’s definitely start at the beginning with some details about symptoms, types, and yes, the definition of stroke.

First off, what is a stroke?

A stroke happens when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or…

So many women have been asking for more information about our new Vitality supplement pack, that we asked Naturopathic Physician Wendy Ellis to do a webinar.

In it, she talked about her process for selecting the nutrients to fulfill several purposes:

  • To ensure women they’re getting the nutrients their bodies need during a time of change,
  • To help women manage menopause symptoms like hot flashes, mood shifts, and joint pain,
  • To help women lay a nutritional foundation for better health despite long-term estrogen loss.

She also filled listeners in on the necessity of therapeutic doses (and why many “multivitamins” sacrifice…

Jamie, 51, checked in with us this week:

“My hot flashes feel like they’ve gone from “bake at 350” to “broil at 500”. They’re hotter. Flaming hot… Lava-hot… Sweat-trickling hot. Been experiencing what I thought of as ‘hot’ for 2 years now. And lately, something inside has really cranked up the internal temperatures… or, so it feels.

“I’m awake 2–3 times each night, thrashing in sweaty clothes and sheets. It’s disgusting. And then I get chilled just a few minutes later, so I’m looking for the blankets I’ve thrown off, which wakes me up even more… cue the irritability.


Working out has gotten trickier lately, and not just because we’re all trying to exercise at home with less space and equipment than we’re used to.

As our bodies change over time, it is normal for our exercise routine to need adjustment as well. In this podcast, Gennev Director of Health Coaching Stasi Kasianchuk talks with Robin Jones, owner of the barre3 studio in Corvallis, Oregon, about how to move safely and effectively for all-round better health.

Watch the video of this conversation on YouTube.

See the transcript and loads of other posts on our website.

Originally published at on May 12, 2020.

Introducing our women’s Vitality pack!

As our bodies change with age, so do our nutritional needs. While we recommend getting nutrition from natural sources (food, water, sunlight), those sources may not always be enough.

Nutrition lays the foundation for everything we do at Gennev. That’s why all our HealthFix coaches are also Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. They can help you sleep better, stress less, hydrate, move, stretch, control menopause symptoms, all the good things.

But our health coaches also know that to be truly as healthy as you can be, you need an optimal diet. And in our busy society, full…

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so let’s take a look at a little known, and little-understood, brain disorder: schizophrenia… especially with regard to what often happens to women with this condition during midlife, including potential improved effectiveness in treatment.

Details about schizophrenia

Though treatable, schizophrenia is not curable. When active, symptoms can include some combination of delusions, hallucinations, exaggerated or distorted perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors, challenges in thinking and concentration, and lack of motivation. When this disorder is active, people with schizophrenia are often unable to distinguish between real and unreal experiences. There are several additional symptoms that can occur, and as…


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