Before the Change: Taking Charge of Your Perimenopause

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Harper Collins, Dec 23, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 304 pages

From renowned nutritionist and author of the bestselling Fat Flush Plan comes a revised and updated guide to taking charge of your perimenopause. Filled with the latest research as well as practical tips and menus, Gittleman also incorporates timely information, especially pertaining to Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Learn How You Can head off Depression and Mood Swings, Weight Shifts, Erratic Sleep, Memory Loss, and Other Changes Leading to Menopause.

Take charge of your perimenopause simply, safely, and naturally! This breakthrough book details a gentle incremental program for understanding your own changes and offers a wide range of options for taking care of yourself. By following the author's proven techniques for controlling the symptoms of perimenopause, you can continue to feel great through this vital phase of your life.

With this essential do–it–yourself program, you can say good–bye to hormone havoc and sail through your perimenopause, the period of about ten years leading up to menopause, by understanding and controlling its symptoms.

Before the Change.

.clearly explains the symptoms of perimenopause and offers a self–diagnosis quiz;

.details safe and natural alternatives to hormone therapy, including healing vitamins, minerals, herbs and natural hormones.gives you a powerful Changing Diet, with tips and recipes for foods that prevent and alleviate symptoms

 

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Contents

Periwhat?
3
At What Age Will You Reach Menopause?
9
Ann Louises AllStar Peri Zappers
17
Curbing Carbs
29
HormoneFriendly Proteins and Fats
43
Fats
50
A Balanced Diet
56
Olive Oil
72
Peri Zapper 8
119
Estrogen Phytoestrogens and Bioflavonoids
131
Safe Estrogen Replacement Therapy
145
Natural Quick Fixes
165
The Changing Diet
179
The Changing Diet Plan
193
Personalizing Your Changing Diet
227
Roundup
235

Vitamins and Minerals
75
ZincCopper Imbalance
81
MagnesiumCalcium Imbalance
87
Natural Hormone Cream
93
Purchasing and Applying a Cream
100
Taking the Distress Out of Stress
113
Selected References
241
Resources
251
Pure Water and Food Resources
259
Index
265
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Ann Louise Gittleman is an award-winning author of thirty books and a highly respected health pioneer. She has appeared on 20/20, The View, and Good Morning America, among other programs, and her work has been featured in publications including Newsweek, O, The Oprah Magazine, and the New York Times.

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