The Wisdom of Menopause

The Wisdom of Menopause

Creating Physical and Emotional Health During the Change

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"Now in its third edition, the groundbreaking, New York Times bestselling classic that has challenged and inspired an entire generation of women with a dramatically new vision of midlife--and that will continue to do so for generations to come. 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. 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. Drawing on the current research and medical advances in women's health, the book includes a 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 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, [2021]
Edition: Revised and updated
ISBN: 9780525486138
Characteristics: 860 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number: 618.175 NOR

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CharlotteReads
Sep 07, 2020

I prefer a more science-centered approach. The book pretty much starts out by blaming women for their fibroids, breast cancer, uterine cancer, and other health ills. In a common "New Age" style "Your reality is your problem attitude" and results from your thinking, the author, supposedly a medical MD, states that by denying our true selves we make ourselves sick. Here, let me think myself out of debilitating pain. Way to go on blaming the victim. Menopause is hard enough without being blamed for physical symptoms resulting from a lack of estrogen. About half of women will have pain during menopause (and peri-menopause) - Period - The top 40 pain causing items are absolutely miserable. Find a book that doesn't make you feel worse about it.

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westcoasty
Dec 06, 2016

Dr. Northrup's book is well-written and highly informative. I particularly appreciate that she shares stories of her own journey through menopause. Some of her suggestions may be less appropriate for the Canadian healthcare system, and other suggestions will be out of reach for those with slimmer wallets. Nonetheless, I found something I could use in every section, and the fundamental principle - that women must re-evaluate their lives while their bodies and minds change during menopause - is thoroughly substantiated.

This book is always available in the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. GE 409 N 2012

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