Menopause Awareness Month Posted By: Liz Goodrich Date Posted: 9/18/2004 (September 16, 2004) “Menopause doesn’t have to mean hot flashes, sleepless nights and mood swings,” says Stacy Sharlet, DC. “Menopause can be addressed naturally, without drugs and hormones.” Dr Sharlet explains techniques, including diet, which can reduce the symptoms of menopause during a presentation titled “The Myth of Menopause,” on Sunday, September 26, 2004 at the Redmond Public Library at 2:00 p.m. This program is free and open to the public. Dr. Sharlet, who has been in private practice in Bend since 1998, is a graduate of Logan Collage of Chiropractic and holds additional certification from the International College of Applied Kinesiology. She treats patients for various conditions, including allergies, and chronic pain. Dr. Sharlet says that menopausal symptoms are epidemic and still increasing. There are multiple dietary factors to menopausal symptoms including misconceptions about cholesterol and dietary fat intake. "Cholesterol is the base molecule for not only sex hormones but stress hormones as well." Sharlet states, "It's important that cholesterol not be too low or too high in order to help prevent hot flashes and other bothersome symptoms of menopause.” For information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1032.