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50 things you can do today to manage menopause / Wendy Green ; foreword by Janet Brockie.

By: Green, Wendy, 1958-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Personal health guides: Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex : Summersdale, 2009Copyright date: ©2009Description: 160 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781840247206; 1840247207.Other title: Fifty things you can do today to manage menopause.Subject(s): Menopause -- Popular works | MenopauseDDC classification: 618.175 Summary: "Do you think you might be going through the menopause? Are you confused by conflicting advice about HRT and unsure which natural alternatives are effective? Wendy Green explains common physical and psychological symptoms and offers a holistic approach to help you deal with them, including simple lifestyle and dietary changes and DIY natural therapies.You can: ease hot flushes and reduce the risks associated with menopause; learn the truth about HRT and make informed choices; discover how to beat middle-age spread and look younger; and find helpful organisations and products."--Publisher's description.
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Do you think you might be going through the menopause? Are you confused by conflicting advice about HRT and unsure which natural alternatives are effective? Wendy Green explains common physical and psychological symptoms and offers a holistic approach to help you deal with them, including simple lifestyle and dietary changes and DIY natural therapies.You can: ease hot flushes and reduce the risks associated with menopause; learn the truth about HRT and make informed choices; discover how to beat middle-age spread and look younger; and find helpful organisations and products. AUTHOR: Wendy Green is based in Co. Durham and currently works as a trainer for a health promotion programme.

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"Do you think you might be going through the menopause? Are you confused by conflicting advice about HRT and unsure which natural alternatives are effective? Wendy Green explains common physical and psychological symptoms and offers a holistic approach to help you deal with them, including simple lifestyle and dietary changes and DIY natural therapies.You can: ease hot flushes and reduce the risks associated with menopause; learn the truth about HRT and make informed choices; discover how to beat middle-age spread and look younger; and find helpful organisations and products."--Publisher's description.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Author's Note (p. 8)
  • Foreword (p. 9)
  • Introduction (p. 11)
  • Chapter 1 Mind Over Menopause (p. 17)
  • 1 Think positive
  • 2 Take time for things you enjoy
  • 3 Beat the blues
  • 4 Turn to others for help
  • 5 Manage your stress levels
  • 6 Meditate
  • 7 Laugh it off
  • 8 Practise mindfulness
  • 9 Reconnect with nature
  • 10 Stroll away stress
  • 11 Assert yourself
  • 12 Use your brain
  • Chapter 2 Beat the Heat (p. 36)
  • 13 Identify your hot flush triggers
  • 14 Moderate your alcohol intake
  • 15 Cut the coffee
  • 16 Spare the spices
  • 17 Watch your weight
  • 18 Eat to beat flushing
  • 19 Cool off
  • 20 Chill out
  • 21 Get moving
  • 22 Stop smoking
  • 23 Dress appropriately
  • 24 Take control of the temperature
  • 25 Sleep tight
  • 26 Don't be embarrassed
  • Chapter 3 To HRT, or Not to HRT? (p. 46)
  • 27 Consider whether to use HRT
  • Chapter 4 Natural HRT (p. 54)
  • 28 Balance your hormones with phytoestrogens
  • 29 Eat foods that lift your mood
  • 30 Boost your memory
  • 31 Reduce symptoms with vitamin E and good fats
  • 32 Keep your bones healthy
  • 33 Eat to ease cystitis
  • 34 Seek help from herbs
  • 35 Take supplements
  • Chapter 5 More Hints for a Healthier Menopause (p. 89)
  • 36 Walk your way to health
  • 37 Be breast aware
  • 38 Manage migraines
  • 39 Stop cystitis
  • 40 Beat incontinence
  • 41 Sleep more soundly
  • Chapter 6 DIY Complementary Therapies (p. 101)
  • 42 Apply acupressure
  • 43 Use aroma power
  • 44 Use flower power
  • 45 Get homeopathic healing
  • 46 Find relief in reflexology
  • 47 Say 'yes' to yoga
  • Chapter 7 Look Younger (p. 112)
  • 48 Take steps towards younger-looking skin
  • 49 Get heavenly hair
  • 50 Banish middle-aged spread
  • Recipes (p. 136)
  • Jargon Buster (p. 142)
  • Useful Products (p. 146)
  • Helpful Books (p. 150)
  • Directory (p. 151)