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The Wisdom of Menopause (Revised Edition): Creating Physical and Emotional Health During the Change Paperback – January 3, 2012
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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
• 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.
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The Wisdom of Menopause
“…One menopause book does rise…above the rest. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, [The Wisdom of Menopause] is the bible of middle-aged womanhood.”—Sandra Tsing Loh, The Atlantic
"The Wisdom of Menopause offers an honest look at the menopausal transition. This is sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, but never boring. If you are looking for realistic, positive, and constructive solutions to the inevitable challenges of life, then look no further—you have found your sourcebook.”—The North American Menopause Society
“Northrup writes from experience and, more important, from her professional expertise as a physician who has treated many women and researched menopause. The specific medical advice on sleep, diet, breast health and the empowerment motif will bring insight, comfort and confidence to women embarked on ‘the change.’ ”—Publishers Weekly
Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
“I recommendWomen’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom to all women and also to all men who want to understand and nourish the women in their lives.”—Deepak Chopra, M.D., author of Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul
“A masterpiece for every woman who has an interest in her body, her mind, and her soul.”—Caroline Myss, Ph.D., author of Defying Gravity
About the Author
Christiane Northrup, M.D., is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and Mother-Daughter Wisdom, and the host of seven public television specials. A board-certified OB/GYN and past president of the American Holistic Medical Association with more than twenty-five years of clinical and medical teaching experience, Dr. Northrup is a pioneer in the partnership between conventional and complementary medicine. Her work has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, and Good Morning America, among many others. She lives in Maine and is the mother of two adult daughters.
- Publisher : Bantam; Revised edition (January 3, 2012)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 768 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0553386727
- ISBN-13 : 978-0553386721
- Item Weight : 1.99 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.15 x 1.6 x 9.3 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #78,630 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I couldn’t relate to anything the author was referencing; my only child left home when I was 42 (I was 22 when I had him) I have a loving and supportive husband, I am debt free, I have always given in to my creative self, and I have a successful career. Therefore, any of the hooey the author claims causes issues in women’s lives was worthless. She may wish to take a closer look at why her marriage failed and give in to the possibility it may have been because of her. Marriages, *good* marriages take work, and if she was only caring about herself, then she wasn’t putting any work into that relationship.
This book really needs to have a warning that it delves into the New Age stuff, because there are women in serious need out there and much of what the author writes about seems like it’s blaming us for our normal peri menopausal problems.
After a week of griping, I settled in and decided to read some of it. I was hooked. Dr. Northrup has done a ton of research and she covers every possible angle of this transition. Now I'm not as overwhelmed. I am more prepared and this Meno-thing is not going to be the end of me.I have already dog- eared pages that I return to over and over. Dr. Northrup not only gives you the science, she brings a great deal of humanity and personal enlightenment. (I recently picked up a smaller book, written by a male doctor. The tone was harsh compared to Dr. Northrup's approach.)
Don't expect to read it cover-to- cover. Read the first part, definitely, then review the Table of Contents and take what applies to your situation. This is the most complete and empathetic information I've seen so far. It is a big book. It has to be, she has a lot to teach. She shares the good news that (SPOILERS) we'll come through the other side more bad-ass and self assured than we imagined.
So, yes, I need this manual and I'll recommend it to all my sisters beginning this journey.
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Secondly, FOCUS! We buy the book to read about the menopause, not your opinions on every subject under the sun! She rattles on and on....and ON!
Over 700 pages yet most of it is irrelevent, self-indulgent, and boring! It's almost a stream of thoughts, rather than a well-considered educational book. 13% in on my kindle, I'd learnt nothing!
Well, ok, I'd learnt about her marriage, her divorce, her parents, her friends - funnily enough, i didn't buy this book cos I wanted a biography! Further, she says some pretty hurtful things about people in her life, in my view - including her own father - and they appear to have no redress, which makes me like her even less.
I tried skim-reading once I got to 13% but was still unable to find much of use - certainly what is useful could have been edited into a much smaller, more useful, and far more interesting book!
The author also assumes all menopausal women are in their middle age, and all have kids. She ignores those of us who couldn't or chose not to have children. She also assumes that all those who have children are either unhappily married or already divorced! She excludes the many women who are menopausal at a young age, or who are still suffering into old age.
I didn't warm to her or her book and no, I do not recommend it!