From bestselling author of 'Making Friends with Anxiety' and 'One Moment, One Morning' comes a clear and comforting guide to the menopause. With warmth and humor Sarah Rayner and Dr Patrick Fitzgerald explore why stopping menstruating causes such profound chemical changes in the body, leading us to react in a myriad of ways physically and menta
Take Charge of Your Menopause! This groundbreaking book—the first to reveal 12 distinct menopause types and how best to treat each—gives you the information you need to take charge of this challenging and sensitive life stage. Inside, Dr. Joseph Collins demolishes the "one size fits all" philosophy of menopause treatment, revealing that there is no magic hormone or combination of hormones that can be in descriminately prescribed to all women. Inside, you'll discover: ·Natural & Coventional treatments that are best for you ·Necessary nutrients for a healthy menopause ·How to weigh the risks and benefits of Hormone-replacement therapy ·And much, much more "At last, a well-referenced resource on the advantages of natural versus synthetic hormone-replacement therapy." —Dana Reed-Kane, Pharm.D., F.A.C.A., F.I.A.C.P. "Finally, a book that teaches the importance of balance and actually shows everyone what many women have suspected all along: There is more than one type of menopause." —Luana Stone, menopause patient From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Wisdom of Menopause
Author: Christiane Northrup, M.D.
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Dr. Christiane Northrup’s #1 New York Times bestseller The Wisdom of Menopause has inspired more than a million women with a dramatically new vision of midlife—and will continue to do so for generations to come. As Dr. Northrup has championed, the "change" is not simply a collection of physical symptoms to be "fixed," but a mind-body revolution that brings the greatest opportunity for growth since adolescence. The choices a woman makes now—from the quality of her relationships to the quality of her diet—have the power to secure vibrant health and well-being for the rest of her life. Now completely revised, this groundbreaking classic draws on the current research and medical advances in women’s health, and includes: a new section on sex after 50—and how, if need be, you can rejuvenate your sex life; updated mammogram guidelines—and how thermography improves breast health; the latest on the glycemic index, optimal blood sugar levels, and ways to prevent diabetes; dietary guidelines revealing that hidden sugar—not dietary fat—is the main culprit in heart disease, cancer, and obesity; all you need to know about perimenopause and why it’s critical to your well-being; a vital program for ensuring pelvic health during and after menopause; and strategies to combat osteoporosis and strengthen bones for life. With this trusted resource, Dr. Christiane Northrup shows that women can make menopause a time of personal empowerment—emerging wiser, healthier, and stronger in both mind and body than ever before.
One Moment, One Morning
Author: Sarah Rayner
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
The Brighton to London line. The 7:44 am train. Cars packed with commuters. One woman occupies her time observing the people around her. Opposite, a girl puts on her make-up. Across the aisle, a husband strokes his wife's hand. Further along, another woman flicks through a glossy magazine. Then, abruptly, everything changes: a man collapses, the train is stopped, and an ambulance is called. For at least three passengers on the 7:44 on that particular morning, life will never be the same again. There's Lou, in an adjacent seat, who witnesses events first hand. Anna, who's sitting further up the train, impatient to get to work. And Karen, the man's wife. Telling the story of the week following that fateful train journey, One Moment, One Morning is a stunning novel about love and loss, about family and – above all– friendship. A stark reminder that, sometimes, one moment is all it takes to shatter everything. Yet it also reminds us that somehow, despite it all, life can and does go on.
"If I don ́t sleep soon, I ́m going to die in one way or another." Have you woken up soaking with sweat in the middle of the night without knowing why? Have you found it difficult to go to sleep even though you have been completely exhausted? Are your mood swings so extreme that you hardly recognize yourself? Then you may have reached the perimenopause, a natural (but often difficult) phase in life for women that usually begins in their 40s. Many people recognize the word menopause, but think it occurs when you get close to 50. What most people don't know is that the symptoms, that can appear as early as 35+, could be caused by swinging hormones. But relax - help is on its way. This book is the ultimate guide for you who has started to experience strange symptoms with your sleep, mood, and body. Here you will learn everything about how and why the body reacts the way it does. You get the best tips, all in one place, for becoming well-rested, glowing, and in a better mood than ever! Read about sleep yoga, natural supplements, diet, exercise and, not least, the hormone estrogen - everything to help you get the right preconditions to discover your female superpower when the hormones swing - your perimenopower. Health and medicine journalist, Katarina Wilk, combines facts with personal experiences to inspire, guide and, above all, include you. You are far from alone in these symptoms. An audit of medical facts has been conducted by Evelina Sande Idenfeldt, chief physician in gynecology and obstetrics. Said about Perimenopower "Every 40-year-old in the entire world needs this book." "I don't have any problems myself, but my sister-in-law does so this will make the perfect Christmas present." "Even men can benefit from reading this book in order to understand and care for the women in their lives in the best possible way." "Prevention is better than cure. Finally, here is the book that provides an answer to all the fuzzy symptoms that appear after 40." "This book has taught me so much about things I knew nothing about. Now I feel completely prepared for when the symptoms arrive." "Finally, now I get it! This book is a gold mine for every woman of a certain age. I thought this was something that happened later, when you are 50 and your periods stop, not now - I am only 40!" "Now I understand why I sweat, why I have mood swings, and why my body is at odds with me." "God, I get so bloody angry (OK, it may be my hormones) when I think about my mother and all the poor women who have missed out on this information. Why has this book not come earlier? It's vital." "All this, I wish I had known when anxiety struck."
This complete guide to menopause offers effective advice on diet, exercise and lifestyle to keep you in optimum health before, during and after this change in your life. With entirely natural solutions, free from the side effects that are common to hormone replacement drug therapies, this sensitive and informative guide includes: - A 12-Step Hormone Balancing Diet - Relief from symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats and weight gain - The truth about HRT, to help you make an informed decision if you consider it - How to prevent health problems such as osteoporosis and heart disease - Simple steps to good energy levels, body fitness and a fulfilling sex life beyond the menopause Understand what your body needs and you can prepare yourself for the menopause, successfully manage your symptoms and enjoy the best possible health beyond it.
The Menopause Maze
Author: Dr Megan A. Arroll, Liz Efiong
Publisher: Singing Dragon
"Hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia... How on earth do I cope with symptoms of the menopause?" There is no single answer to this question. Based on up-to-date research, this book provides an honest account of the pros and cons of the different options for managing the menopause so that you can make an informed decision about the best approach for your particular situation. It covers hormone replacement therapy (HRT), bioidentical HRT, medication, lifestyle, nutrition, and complementary therapies, from acupuncture and reflexology to tai chi and yoga. This is everything you need to know about the issues you may face during the perimenopause and menopause, how to support your body as the changes start, and the conventional, alternative and self-help therapies that can ease your symptoms.
The menopause is one of life's certainties - what's less certain these days is how we might choose to approach it when it arrives. Until recently, HRT seemed to be the universal panacea. Now newer scientific evidence has begun to cast doubt on its efficacy and even its safety, and women everywhere are starting to rethink their options. But with a flood of conflicting messages from doctors and the media, trying to work out what the alternatives are, and what might be best for us is a headache in itself. Now this comprehensive and reassuring guide gives the answers. Top gynaecologist Michael Dooley and leading health journalist Sarah Stacey offer a unique integrated approach, combining lifestyle measures with medical and/or complementary therapies in a plan that's individually right for you. Providing the most up-to-date research on HRT and alternative therapies, they steer a clear and unbiased course through the research findings and opinions, and show you how to make an informed decision on the pathway that best suits you.
Author: Deborah Garlick
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Why is talking about the menopause so taboo? When it's something that all women experience, and all in their own unique way. Written by a range of expert contributors from clinical professionals to natural practitioners, this comprehensive and thoroughly researched guide equips you with everything you need to help prepare for the changes ahead. Reflecting the latest NICE guidelines and information about HRT, this book provides a balanced view and encourages you to explore the options and think about what's right for you. Covering the facts, the myths, different approaches to menopause, including natural and medical options, and what to expect. Also included are quotes and stories from women sharing their own experiences. You've been through puberty and survived. You're about to enter a new phase of your life, and it's up to you how you approach it. So grab a cup or glass of something, have a flick through this guide and let's start talking about the menopause. Expert contributors include: Dr Louise Newson, Dr Marilyn Glenville, Dr Heather Currie, Dr Karen Morton, Dr Marion Gluck, Kathryn Peden, Katherine Bellchambers, Pamela Windle and other specialists in their field.
Author: Miriam Stoppard
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Provides information on improving physical and emotional health during memopause
A warm, supportive little book to help ease worry and panic by international bestselling author Sarah Rayner. Drawing on her own experience of anxiety disorder and recovery, Sarah explores this common and often distressing condition with candor, humor and compassion. 'Simple, lucid advice' Matt Haig, bestselling author of Reasons to be Alive
The Ageless Woman
Author: Nancy Lonsdorf
Publisher: McD Century Publications
The Ageless Woman weaves the timeless wisdom of Ayurvedic medicine with the latest medical discoveries into a unique, highly-effective anti-aging guide for women.
The WHO World report on ageing and health is not for the book shelf it is a living breathing testament to all older people who have fought for their voice to be heard at all levels of government across disciplines and sectors. - Mr Bjarne Hastrup President International Federation on Ageing and CEO DaneAge This report outlines a framework for action to foster Healthy Ageing built around the new concept of functional ability. This will require a transformation of health systems away from disease based curative models and towards the provision of older-person-centred and integrated care. It will require the development sometimes from nothing of comprehensive systems of long term care. It will require a coordinated response from many other sectors and multiple levels of government. And it will need to draw on better ways of measuring and monitoring the health and functioning of older populations. These actions are likely to be a sound investment in society's future. A future that gives older people the freedom to live lives that previous generations might never have imagined. The World report on ageing and health responds to these challenges by recommending equally profound changes in the way health policies for ageing populations are formulated and services are provided. As the foundation for its recommendations the report looks at what the latest evidence has to say about the ageing process noting that many common perceptions and assumptions about older people are based on outdated stereotypes. The report's recommendations are anchored in the evidence comprehensive and forward-looking yet eminently practical. Throughout examples of experiences from different countries are used to illustrate how specific problems can be addressed through innovation solutions. Topics explored range from strategies to deliver comprehensive and person-centred services to older populations to policies that enable older people to live in comfort and safety to ways to correct the problems and injustices inherent in current systems for long-term care.
In Is it me or it hot in here? Jenni Murray, one of Britain's most popular journalists and broadcasters, addresses the menopause. She looks at what the menopause is - its symptoms and how it affects overall health. She also looks at the psychological and social implications. There is an overview of the latest research on HRT - its benefits and drawbacks - and the new work which is being done on various 'alternative' therapies. She includes discussions on sex life, social life, face-lifts (or otherwise), exercise (or otherwise), keeping your figure and discovering one's place in life as a middle aged woman in a feminist era. The section on rethinking the menopause looks at changing attitudes and how to cope with post-menopausal life, offering a new agenda for post-menopausal women. Throughout, the tone is inquiring but accessible, making it one of the most appealing books on the menopause written to date.
Author: Marina Benjamin
"In The Middlepause Benjamin deftly and brilliantly examines the losses and unexpected gains she experienced in menopause. Menopause is a mind and body shift as monumental and universal as puberty, yet far less often discussed, especially in public, which is what makes Benjamin's work here so urgently necessary." --Kate Tuttle, The Los Angeles Times The Middlepause offers a vision of contentment in middle age, without sentiment or delusion. Marina Benjamin weighs the losses and opportunities of our middle years, taking inspiration from literature, science, philosophy, and her own experience. Spurred by her surgical propulsion into a sudden menopause, she finds ways to move forward while maintaining clear-eyed acknowledgment of the challenges of aging. Attending to complicated elderly parents and a teenaged daughter, experiencing bereavement, her own health woes, and a fresh impetus to give, Benjamin emerges into a new definition of herself as daughter, mother, citizen, and woman. Among The Middlepause's many wise observations about no longer being young: "I am discovering that I care less about what other people think." "My needs are leaner and my storehouse fuller." "It is not possible to fully appreciate what it means to age without attending to what the body knows. . . . I have always had a knee-jerk distaste for the idea that age is all in the mind." "You need a cohort of peers to go through the aging process with you. A cackle of crones! A cavalry!" Marina Benjamin's memoir will serve as a comfort, a companion to women going through the too-seldom-spoken of physical and mental changes in middle age and beyond.