From Publishers Weekly
In personable prose, nutrition expert and prolific author Magee devotes one chapter to each of the seven most common menopausal symptomshot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, decreased libido, moodiness, memory loss, weight gain, low bone densityoffering practical advice and over 125 recipes for symptom relief sans hormone replacement therapy. Despite her predictable lifestyle tips (reduce the stress in your life; keep your bedroom cool to avoid night sweats), Magee offers clear, empirically supported explanations of why her ingredients and recipes alleviate each symptom. The recipesarranged by symptom, not by food categoryare refreshingly diverse, including salads, entrees, vegetarian options and desserts for most symptoms. And despite the books health consciousness, the recipes do not neglect flavor. Cinnamon Rolls with Soy Flour reduce hot flashes, and Smoked Salmon Crostini with Caviar increase libido, Magee claims. Although Magees health advice for menopausal women is fairly standard, this volume succeeds in integrating scientific proof and practical symptom relief with a medley of simple recipes for an overall sympathetic guide for the HRT-free menopausal woman.
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About the Author
Elaine Magee, R.D., is the author of more than twenty books on cooking and health. She is the nutrition expert for the WebMD Healthy Cooking/Special Needs message board. Her column, "The Recipe Doctor," is syndicated by Knight Ridder.