Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Patient Expert

Dorian Martin writes about various topics for HealthCentral, including Alzheimer’s disease, diet/exercise, menopause and lung cancer. Dorian is a health and caregiving advocate living in College Station, TX. She has a Ph.D. in educational human resource development. Dorian also founded I Start Wondering, which encourages people to embrace a life-long learning approach to aging. She teaches Sheng Zhen Gong, a form of Qigong. Follow Dorian on Twitter at @dorianmartin, Facebook or Instagram at @doriannmartin.

Make Brain Health a Priority During Menopause

Going through menopause can change your perspective on things. For instance, what if you find that you are having trouble mentally calculating the restaurant tip, even though you majored in math in college? Yes, brain fog does occur in some women as ...
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7 Exercises To Try

Women often become less active as they go through menopause. Instead, use this time of life to embrace a new health program that includes exercise.
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Healthy Eating Can Be Inexpensive

People bemoan the cost of a healthy diet. But how much does it really cost to eat nutritious? Add these foods to your grocery list.
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Issues with Gluten Intolerance May Emerge at Menopause

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I put myself on a 21-day clean eating program. Afterwards, I slowly started reintroducing foods such as dairy, pasta, bread and meat and gauged my body’s reaction to them. One night, I was surprised to find that I f...
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Menopause, Aging and Alcohol Do Not Mix Well

I hate to be a killjoy, but you need to think twice before drinking that second (or third) vodka tonic, Moscow mule, beer or glass of wine. That’s because drinking actually gets riskier as we age. True, drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may be goo...
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The Benefits of Vaginal Creams

Have you noticed the changes in your body as you go through the menopausal transition? One day you feel fine, the next day you’re sweating up a storm because of hot flashes. One night you sleep like a baby and the next night you’re pacing around, una...
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Cycling Offers Health Benefits and Dangers for Older Riders

This morning when I took my car in for servicing at the dealership, I noticed there was a hint of autumn’s cool temperatures. We all appreciate it since we’ve endured a little over a month of temperatures that were in the high 90s and felt like in th...
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Change of Attitude Can Change Your Outlook Through Menopause

Recently, I had coffee after an exercise class with a middle-age friend. We got onto the topic of the changes we were experiencing during this time period, including the weight gain, aches and pains. When my friend bemoaned that she is having tremend...
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