Explaining why women between the ages of 35 and 50 often experience significant changes in mood, weight, sex drive, and general well-being due to hormonal imbalances, this guide shows women how to regain control of their hormones--and their lives--and feel good again through natural means. Women who have had long-standing physical and emotional complaints written off by doctors as normal or genetic are provided with step-by-step solutions to such hormone-related problems as weight gain, fibroids, sex-drive doldrums, adult acne, depression, anxiety, irritability, chronic fatigue, and facial hair. Perimenopausal women will be able to regain control of their health by putting together a game plan for renewal--including hormone balancing and weight management plans that will help them feel better--with dramatic, life-changing results.
I'm too young for menopause. So why do I feel like this? Even if you're a decade or more away from menopause, your hormones may already be out of balance, usually caused by an excess of estrogen and a deficiency of progesterone. Over 50 million women experience premenopause symptoms, including:
- Unexplained, sudden weight gain
- Severe PMS, fatigue, irritability, and mood swings
- Loss of libido
- Tender or lumpy breasts
- Fibroids and endometriosis
- Cold hands and feet
- Very heavy or light periods
- Or other symptoms like infertility, memory loss, and migraines.
Written by two leading health professionals, this groundbreaking, straight-talking book is for black women in midlife. Prime Time provides support, encouragement, self-tests, and up-to-date health information to empower women to put their own health first and to ensure a vital longevity.
The critics raved: "Dr. Spock for aging women...extremely well researched and presents cutting-edge science in a readable and comprehensive way. An excellent reference."--The North American Menopause Society."Sympathetic, very readable, comprehensive...I highly recommend this excellent guide."--Isaac Schiff, M.D., Harvard Medical School. "Required reading for women wanting to maximize the second halves of their lives."--Wulf H. Utian, M.D., Ph.D., founder and executive director, The North American Menopause Society. "Bravo This book should be a birthday gift for every 40-year-old (actually, probably earlier)."-- Barb Malat, CPNP, PA-C, co-chair, Menopause and Hormone Therapy Committee, Association of Reproductive Health Professionals. Originally published in 2007 as Is It Hot in Here? Or Is It Me?, The Menopause Book is the all-in-one bible for women approaching or experiencing menopause. Completely revised and updated with a compelling, authoritative new look, the latest medical findings and advice, and a straightforward new title, The Menopause Book incorporates the most cutting-edge research on hormones and hormone therapy; hot flashes; heart disease and stroke; breast cancer in older women; and the subtle symptoms of ovarian cancer. It also discusses new findings on why it's hard for menopausal women to lose weight; osteoporosis and estrogen; the interplay between migraines and hormones; panic attacks; and more. Of all the books on the market, this is the soundest--based on science, the material is vetted by top authorities in the field, the facts are up to date, the writing engaging, the tone upbeat. It's the essential guide for every woman who wants to take charge of her health.
Take charge of menopause and alleviate your worst symptoms with this all-natural diet plan--from weight gain and fatigue to hot flashes and low libido. Based on the latest scientific research, studies of a wide variety of women, and expert nutritional advice, The All-Natural Menopause Diet offers a unique plan for all women coping with the symptoms of menopause.
Comprehensive and reassuring, this practical book explains how to use diet as a powerful tool to:
- Lose weight
- Stop hot flashes
- Protect against osteoporosis, heart disease, and cancer
- Balance hormones--naturally
- Boost libido
No woman can escape menopause, but now you can take control of its symptoms and your health with this groundbreaking new plan.
From a renowned nutritionist and author of the bestselling Fat Flush Plan comes a revised and updated edition of the popular alternative guide for taking charge of your perimenopause, filled with up-to-date research, including the latest information on Hormone Replacement Therapy, mood swings, weight gain, and nutrition for women thirty-five and older.
Before the Change offers a gentle, proven, incremental program for understanding your body's changes and controlling your symptoms during perimenopause--the period of about ten years leading up to menopause--to help you feel great through this vital phase of life. Inside you'll find:
- A clear explanation of the symptoms of perimenopause and a self-diagnosis quiz;
- Safe and natural alternatives to hormone therapy, including healing vitamins, minerals, herbs, and natural hormones;
- A guide to nutrition and healthy diet, with tips for foods that prevent and alleviate symptoms.
In addition, this revised and updated edition includes:
- An expanded section on the pros and cons of soy as a natural phytoestrogen;
- An expanded discussion of hypothyroidism, its connection to hormonal imbalances, and the best natural treatments;
- A full analysis of HRT, including advice for safely weaning yourself off of synthetic hormones, and an overview of herbal, lifestyle, and diet options and modifications available for women who have had a hysterectomy, have risk factors or a history of breast cancer, osteoporosis, or heart disease.
With this essential do-it-yourself program, say good-bye to hormone havoc simply, safely, and naturally
An updated edition of Germaine Greer's revolutionary discussion of menopause, which the New York Times Book Review called "a brilliant, gutsy, exhilarating, bruising, exasperating fury of a book."
A quarter of a century after the first publication of Germaine Greer's now canonical look at women's experience later in life, the renowned feminist and prolific author updates and expands her essential book, The Change.
Despite improvements over the last few years, discussions about menopause are still hampered by a huge variance in conventional wisdom about what happens, when it happens, when it can be said to be over, and how to deal with it. After decades, the same misinformation and ineffective methods are still being widely touted and proliferating at an alarming rate due to the rise of the Internet. In this updated edition of her groundbreaking book, Greer debunks stubborn myths and presents a vital new perspective on the emotional and physical changes--including up-to-date medical details--women face today when they go through what's known as "the change."
Greer also addresses cultural changes that surround female aging today, launching a clear and necessary protest against the notion that women should shrink into the background as they grow older. She argues that menopause marks the point in a woman's life when she should be able to stop apologizing and bask in the freedom and joy that come with her later years. Witty, wise, and timely, this new edition of The Change offers a crucial twenty-first-century guide to the change that every woman faces.
Education, answers, support and relief for the condition that every woman must face. This is a sensitive and practical guide to help middle aged women demystify the menopause - symptoms, remedies, side-effects and emotional impact.