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Natural Hormone Balance for Women: Look Younger, Feel Stronger, and Live Life With Exuberance by Uzzi Reiss MD, anti-aging specialist with a practice in Beverly Hills.  Relieve depression and anxiety, improve memory, stabilize your weight, develop muscle definition,  build strong bones, regain your healthful sleep patterns, balance your moods, work toward healthier and more youthful skin, and reduce or eliminate PMS and menopausal symptoms.

Healthy Women, Healthy Lives : A Guide to Preventing Disease, from the Landmark Nurses' Health Study

Healthy Women, Healthy Lives : A Guide to Preventing Disease, from the Landmark Nurses' Health Study The Nurses' Health Study, a 25-year study of women's health issues by Harvard Medical School, closely examined the habits of over 225,000 women to gain insight into heart disease, breast and ovarian cancer, diabetes and other serious illnesses.   Long awaited & profoundly important.
The Pause : Positive Approaches to Perimenopause and Menopause The Pause: Positive Approaches to Perimenopause and Menopause by Lonnie Garfield Barbach. The significant amount of new research on menopause and perimenopause has led to a complete revised and updated version of this groundbreaking classic.  New information about menopause and mood, weight gain during menopausal transition, the impact of menopause on the female immune system, breast cancer survivors taking estrogen, and the positive effect of estrogen on dementia and Alzheimer's.  New alternatives to traditional hormone replacement therapy for managing hot flashes, improving bone density, and assisting breast cancer survivors.
 
Menopause and the Mind : The Complete Guide to Coping With Cognitive Effects of Perimenopause and Menopause, Including Memory Loss, Foggy Thinking, and Verbal Slips Menopause and the Mind : The Complete Guide to Coping With Cognitive Effects of Perimenopause and Menopause, Including Memory Loss, Foggy Thinking, and Verbal Slips Neuropsychologist Warga identifies problems faced by many women, resulting from changing hormone levels, that involve not knowing what is happening to them and fearing Alzheimer's or the possibility that they are losing mental control. Warga documents her assertions with solid medical and scientific literature and points out the dietary, pharmaceutical, and other measures that can be taken to alleviate or even reverse the changes.
 
The Woman's Book of Healing Herbs The Woman's Book of Healing Herbs Illustrated step-by-step instructions show how to prepare tonics, teas, compresses, salves and more. An alphabetically arranged section offers remedies for 80-plus health complaints from altitude sickness to water retention. Additional chapters discuss beauty-enhancing botanicals and herbs for emotional healing. The one book on which women can rely to help them utilize "nature's pharmacy" for their unique health needs.
 
The Silent Passage: Menopause The Silent Passage: Menopause Gail Sheehy's landmark bestseller has become the bible for women concerned about menopause. Since The Silent Passage was originally published in the early 1990s, Gail Sheehy has been at the forefront of research on menopause and has continued to interview countless women throughout the country on the subject. In this updated and expanded edition, she presents essential new data in chapters on The Perimenopause Panic, Menopause in the Workplace, Estrogen and Brainpower, and New Frontiers in Treatment.
 
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause: Balance Your Hormones and Your Life from Thirty to Fifty What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause: Balance Your Hormones and Your Life from Thirty to Fifty Are you a woman between 35 and 50 experiencing PMS, migraine headaches, sudden weight gain, fatigue, irritability, tender or lumpy breasts, memory loss, fibroids, or cold hands and feet? If so, you may be experiencing symptoms of premenopause. Even if you're a decade or more away from menopause, your hormones may already be out of balance, usually caused by an excess of estrogen and a deficiency of progesterone, say the authors of What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause. 
 
The Wisdom of Menopause : Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing During the Change The Wisdom of Menopause : Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing During the Change "..... menopause often marks the beginning of a woman's most sexually passionate, creatively inspired, and professionally productive phase of life."  It helps that Northrup has been through menopause herself.   "..... self-sacrifice catches up with women in mid-life..... Suddenly, hormones are directing women out of the caregiver role and into an inwardly focused assessment of life and its meaning" she explains.
 
cover Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book In 1995, Love completely updated the book she originally wrote in 1990, including new biopsy and screening methods, implants, the pros and cons of hormone therapy, new discoveries in breast-cancer treatment, and many other topics. Love presents copious medical information in a simple, welcoming style, and plentiful illustrations make the information even clearer. About two-thirds of the book deals with breast cancer: risk factors, prevention, screening, diagnosis, staging, emotions, treatment options, surgery, alternative treatments, clinical trials, and more.
 
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause : The Breakthrough Book on Natural Progesterone What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause : The Breakthrough Book on Natural Progesterone by John R. Lee, M.D. covers the history and politics of the medical and drug establishment, the biochemistry and dynamics of hormones and how they get out of balance, and how to prevent hormone imbalance and stay healthy.  He concludes that estrogen is not the magic bullet for protection against heart disease and osteoporosis, nor does it retard aging, but that natural progesterone is what puts postmenopausal women's hormones in balance.
 
A New Prescription for Women's Health : Getting the Best Medical Care in a Man's World A New Prescription for Women's Health : Getting the Best Medical Care in a Man's World by Bernadine Healy, M.D  During many decades of distinguished cardiological practice, Healy discovered and has demonstrated the second-class health status of American women. Here she identifies and examines the major health issues for women from adolescence to old age: nutrition, reproductive health, sexually transmitted diseases, menopause, cancer, cardiovascular disease, depression and anxiety, osteoporosis, and the Alzheimer's characteristics peculiar to female patients  
 
Our Bodies, Ourselves for the New Century : A Book by and for Women Our Bodies, Ourselves for the New Century : A Book by and for Women A major update of the book that helped to launch the women's health movement. The book, by the nonprofit Boston Women's Health Book Collective, maintains as it's goal "to fit as much information about women's health between the covers of this book as we can, providing women with tools to enable all of us to take charge of our health and lives....."
 
The Estrogen Alternative: Natural Hormone Therapy with Botanical Progesterone The Estrogen Alternative: Natural Hormone Therapy with Botanical Progesterone by Raquel Martin is the first choice of many alternative medicine practitioners, for educating both their students and their patients on the topic of alternatives to prescription hormone replacement therapy.  A powerfully persuasive and extensively documented case for natural, non-prescription, yam-derived progesterone which balances estrogen and actually produces estrogen when needed. 
Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine : Alternative Therapies and Integrative Medicine Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine : Alternative Therapies and Integrative Medicine by Tori Hudson.  At least one-third of Americans use alternative medicines to heal and maintain health and  75% of them are women, who are demanding their doctors have a willingness to explore and combine complementary and conventional medical practices in their approach to female health. The result is a bridge between the two schools of thought ~ commonly known as integrated medicine.  Dr. Hudson explores a plethora of women's health concerns and explains how complementary therapies - including vitamin supplementation, herbs, diet and exercise - can be used to treat these conditions.

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