Before the Change: Taking Charge of Your Perimenopause
Before the Change Taking Charge of Your Perimenopause Author:Ann Louise Gittleman 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... more » 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!« less
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.