Moods, Emotions, and Aging: Hormones and the Mind-Body Connection (Hybrid with remote presenter) Presenter: Phyllis Bronson, Ph.D. Wednesday, July 20, 10 a.m. - noon

Twenty years ago, the WomenÕs Health Initiative Study came out and women were told to discontinue hormone replacement therapy. This was a huge disservice to many women, as this was a flawed study. Phyllis Bronson holds a doctorate in biochemistry and has been working with women who have hormone-based mood disorders for years. Her ongoing research focuses on the science behind bioidentical moleculesÑthat is, molecules which are identical to those produced by the human body, rather than synthetic formulations created in a laboratory, and altered slightly. In this talk, she will explore the problems with the WomenÕs Health Initiative Study and explain how hormones work to ease common symptoms of depression and anxiety, especially in peri- and post-menopausal women. This talk will be accessible and illuminating for a generally non-scientific audience.
Coordinator: Peter Sebelius*

Current Work on Coalition:

2022 LIRA Summer Intersession Zoom
and Hybrid classes