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The wisdom of menopause : creating physical and emotional health and healing during the change

Author: Christiane Northrup
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Bantam Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Bantam rev. edView all editions and formats
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Menopause is not simply a collection of physical symptoms to be " fixed," Dr. Northrup claims, 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 her health and well-being for the rest of her life. Dr. Northrup shows: how menopause jump-starts changes in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Work
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christiane Northrup
ISBN: 9780553804898 0553804898 0553384090 9780553384093
OCLC Number: 70230727
Description: xvii, 631 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The journey begins --
Menopause puts your life under a microscope --
The brain catches fire at menopause --
Coming home to yourself : from dependence to healthy autonomy --
This can't be menopause, can it? : The physical foundation of the change --
Hormone replacement : an individual choice --
Foods and supplements to support the change --
The menopause food plan : a program to balance your hormones and prevent middle-age spread --
Creating pelvic health and power --
Sex and menopause : myths and reality --
Nurturing your brain : sleep, depression, and memory --
From rosebud to rose hip : cultivating midlife beauty --
Standing tall for life : building healthy bones --
Creating breast health --
Living with heart, passion, and joy : how to listen to and love your midlife heart --
Epilogue: The calm after the storm. Introduction : The journey begins --
Midlife : redefining creativity and home --
Why I'm writing a menopause book now --
Blazing a new trail --
1. Menopause puts your life under a microscope --
"Not me, my marriage is fine" --
The childbearing years : balancing personal and professional lives --
Why marriages must change at midlife --
My personal fibroid story : the final chapter --
Feeling the joy of co-creative partnership --
The forces that change the goose also change the gander --
Real menopause hits --
My marriage goes bankrupt --
Armadillo medicine : the power of vulnerability --
Celebrating the past while creating a new future --
2. The brain catches fire at menopause --
Our cultural inheritance --
Our brains catch fire at menopause --
Learning to recognize and heed our wake-up calls --
Is it me or is it my hormones? Debunking the myth of raging hormones --
The multiple roles of your "reproductive" hormones --
Embracing the message behind our menopausal anger --
Emotions, hormones, and your health --
How our midlife brains and bodies are set up to heal our past --
Finding a larger meaning. 3. Coming home to yourself : from dependence to healthy autonomy --
The empty-nest syndrome --
Boomerang babies --
Powerful feelings, powerful healing --
Caring for ourselves, caring for others : finding the balance --
Hitting pay dirt : getting clear about money at midlife --
Coming home to yourself --
Vocational awakening at midlife --
A road map for navigating unknown territory --
4. This can't be menopause, can it? The physical foundation of the change --
What is happening in your body : hormonal changes --
Perimenopause is a normal process, not a disease --
The three types of menopause --
Is there a test I can take? --
Menopause and thyroid function --
Menopause and adrenal function --
What to expect in your transition --
5. Hormone replacement : an individual choice --
A brief history of hormone replacement --
Bioidentical hormones : nature's ideal design --
A hormone primer : essential information every woman should know --
How to decide whether or not to take hormones --
A dusting of hormones --
How long should you stay on hormones? Foods and supplements to support the change --
Basic principles of herbal therapy at menopause --
Menopause healing foods --
Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture for menopause --
Start somewhere --
7. The menopause food plan : a program to balance your hormones and prevent middle-age spread --
Making peace (once again) with my weight --
Six steps to midlife weight control --
The hormone-balancing food plan --
Optimizing midlife digestion --
The final frontier : accepting our bodies --
8. Creating pelvic health and power --
What is yours, what is mine, what is ours? Reclaiming our boundaries --
Hormonal imbalance : fuel to the fire --
Menstrual cramps and pelvic pain --
Heavy bleeding --
Fibroids --
An empowered approach to surgery or invasive procedures --
Strengthen your urinary health and pelvic floor muscles. 9. Sex and menopause : myths and reality --
The anatomy of desire --
Sexuality at menopause : our cultural inheritance --
Menopause is a time to redefine and update our relationships --
Hormone levels are only one part of libido --
Secondary libidinal support : estrogen and progesterone --
Testosterone : the hormone of desire? --
Aids to lubrication --
Telling the truth --
Ten steps to rekindling libido --
10. Nurturing your brain : sleep, depression, and memory --
Enhancing midlife sleep --
Depression : an opportunity for growth --
Memory loss at menopause : is this Alzheimer's? --
Estrogen and Alzheimer's --
Nonhormonal ways to protect your brain --
Maximizing midlife wisdom --
11. From rosebud to rose hip : cultivating midlife beauty --
Making peace with your changing skin --
Preventing or treating wrinkles --
Midlife acne --
Rosacea --
Hair in the wrong places --
When good skin care isn't enough : deciding on cosmetic procedures --
Varicose veins. 12. Standing tall for life : building healthy bones --
Osteoporosis : the scope of the problem --
We're designed for lifetime sturdiness --
How healthy bone is made --
Are you at risk for osteoporosis? --
Measuring bone density --
Bone-building program --
What about bone-building drugs? --
Get strong --
Healing your fitness past --
The sunlight-bone health connection --
Shore up your Earth connection with plant medicine --
13. Creating breast health --
Our cultural inheritance --
The emotional anatomy of breast cancer --
Lifestyle and breast health --
Eating for breast health --
Breast cancer screening --
Putting breast cancer risk in perspective --
The breast cancer gene : should you be tested? --
The effect of HRT on breast health --
Bioidentical hormones and cancer risk --
The tamoxifen dilemma. 14. Living with heart, passion, and joy : how to listen to and love your midlife heart --
The heart has its say at menopause : my personal story --
Cardiovascular disease : when the flow of life is blocked --
Palpitations : your heart's wake-up call --
Gender bias and heart disease : our cultural inheritance --
Arteriosclerosis : reducing your risk --
Carbohydrates, sugar, and heart health : what every woman should know --
Cardioprotective supplements --
Foods for heart health --
What about aspirin? --
Get moving! --
The heart-estrogen link : what's really going on? --
How to love and respect your midlife heart --
The heart-opening effects of pets --
The intellect is certain it knows, but the heart always wins --
Epilogue : The calm after the storm.
Responsibility: Christiane Northrup.
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The best-selling author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom offers an unconventional, updated mind-body approach to women's health after menopause that discusses the impact of hormonal changes, the  Read more...

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