Before the Change : Taking Charge of Your Perimenopause
Before the Change Taking Charge of Your Perimenopause Author:Ann Louise Gittleman Learn How You Can head off Depression and Mood Swings, Weight Shifts, Erratic Sleep, Memory Loss, and Other Changes Leading to Menopause Take charge of your perimenopause simply, safely, and naturally! This breakthrough book details a gentle incremental program for understanding your own changes and offers a wide range of options for taking care... more » of yourself. By following the author's proven techniques for controlling the symptoms of perimenopause, you can continue to feel great through this vital phase of your life. With this essential do-it-yourself program, you can say good-bye to hormone havoc and sail through your perimenopause, the period of about ten years leading up to menopause, by understanding and controlling its symptoms. Before the Change ...
clearly explains the symptoms of perimenopause and offers a self-diagnosis quiz;
details safe and natural alternatives to hormone therapy, including healing vitamins, minerals, herbs and natural hormones
gives you a powerful Changing Diet, with tips and recipes for foods that prevent and alleviate symptoms
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 and how this is connected to hormonal imbalances as well as the best natural treatments;
a full discussion on the ramifications of the halted Women's Health Initiative HRT study in July of 2002, i.e., how to wean yourself off of the synethetic hormones and what other herbal, lifestyle, and diet options and modifications there are for women who have had a hysterectomy, have risk factors or a history of breast cancer, osteoporosis, or heart disease
Paula H. (pmouse) reviewed Before the Change : Taking Charge of Your Perimenopause on
Helpful Score: 7
This book was extremely helpful to me during perimenopause. I found myself crying at inappropriate times, snapping at people who didn't deserve, not remembering the littlest things and unable to focus or even speak coherently at times. I absolutely thought I was losing my mind.
This book helps to delve into what is actually going on and offers suggestions in the way of nutritional supplements that I can truly say helped me cope. I recommend any one who has severe PMS and is in their young thirties and up consider reading this book and trying many of the suggestions offered. This saved my marriage, job and sanity!
This book is packed full of information for those that are right before or starting the journey through menopause. I would recommend it to anyone that would like more information regarding the many herbs and medicines available to choose from to make it easier to handle the various symptoms of menopause.