Cruising Through the Menopause by Maryon Stewart
Information: 343 pages, paperback
They say: Published research now supports the fact that menopausal symptoms can be overcome without having to resort to Hormone Replacement Therapy. Despite this, the alternative approach is not widely known and is certainly not widely practised. Cruising Through the Menopause contains an exceedingly simple, workable and enjoyable programme that will help alleviate symptoms of both the perimenopause and the menopause, no matter how severe, as well as offering protection from both heart disease and osteoporosis in the long term. All you have to do is:
Eat foods which are rich in phytoestrogens
Take nutritional supplements
Undertake moderate weight-bearing exercise
Follow a regular relaxation programme
Cruising Through the Menopause also describes the pros and cons of taking Hormone Replacement Therapy so that women everywhere can make informed choices about how they wish to tackle the menopause and includes menu plans as well as over 80 delicious recipes.
Maryon Stewart studied preventive dentistry and nutrition at the Royal Dental Hospital in London. She established the Women's Nutritional Advisory Service in 1987. She is on the Board of Advisors for Top Sante magazine and was recently voted one of the most influential women in the UK by Good Housekeeping.
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Reviews - rated 4/5 based on customer reviews4 out of 5 By Kate Carter-BrownAs someone entering early menopause due to an early and emergency Hysterectomy 3 years ago, this book was eagerly read! A combination of diet, exercise, relaxation and 'time for you' techniques is advocated, many things are common sense, but like regular exercise are things that we are all prone to neglecting. Maryon has a friendly tone to her writing, and even the case studies and medical facts and figures included in the book are written as though she were sitting with you and telling you about them.
The results from her case studies are all good as you would expect, but unlike other 'ways to beat' books, none of them are amazing; the techniques used are simple, clear and inexpensive, the case studies are about working women, those trying to juggle the menopause with children, marriages, household duties and employment, and therefore the book applies to the 'working woman' with little time or spare money to indulge in expensive relaxation treatments. HRT is discussed, myths dispelled, easily understood terms used, and I felt 'educated' about HRT, it is no longer the monster of the menopause; I am now armed with knowledge that will help me decide whether I want to use it, or after following the WNAS programme (you have to read the book to find out what this is!) need to use it at all. Maryon has included some wonderful recipes within the book, and I am intent on trying them all, along with the simple and time-effective exercises and I hope to report that I can 'cruise' through the menopause! This book will be a great help for anyone approaching menopause, those in the midst of it and suffering, or those who want information prior to the menopausal years, in order to recognise the symptoms, and make......more