Embracing Menopause Naturally: Stories, Portraits, and Recipes

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Square One Publishers, Inc., 2006 - Health & Fitness - 145 pages
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We are familiar with its symptoms: hot flashes, night sweats, and more. While menopause triggers physical changes, it also brings forth spiritual issues that, for many women, mark a redefinition of the feminine self. To address the impact of menopause, Gabriele Kushi has created a practical guide to dealing with this special time.

The author first provides a clear understanding of the overall process of menopause, from biological changes to emotional challenges. She then offers research-based nutritional guidelines that can help relieve menopausal symptoms, as well as healthful kitchen-tested recipes based on a natural foods diet. However, it is the stories and portraits of twenty menopausal women that are the heart and soul of the book. Here is a true companion for any woman who wants to nurture her own spiritual growth, adopt a natural foods diet, and enjoy good health throughout the midlife years.

 

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Contents

About the Stories and Portraits of Menopausal Women
3
Aveline Kushi
8
Brooke Medicine Eagle
12
Carolyn Holbrook
14
Cecile Tovah Levin
16
The View on Menopause
19
What is Menopause?
21
Hot Flash Visualization
22
Isabelle Bird Horse
58
Laurie Savran
60
Eve Blackwell
62
Grains
66
Soups
71
Beans
75
Vegetables
80
Salads
84

The Transformational Process
23
The Hormonal Cycle
24
Embracing Menopause Naturally
26
Natural Foods Rich In Phytoestrogens for the Menopausal Passage
27
Herbs for the Menopausal Passage
28
Midlife Issues Associated with Menopause
29
Osteosporosis
30
Charlotte Anderson
34
Danielle Daniel
36
Darlene White Eagle
38
Diane Avoli
40
Dorothy Golden
42
What is Macrobiotics?
46
The Philosophy
47
The Meals
48
Natural Food Guidelines
49
Lynn Marie Cross
54
Hannah R Weinberg
56
Dressings
88
Fermented Dishes
93
Fish
96
Desserts
101
The Natural Pantry
105
Marquita Wepman
108
Monica Feifel
110
Rosangelica Aburto
112
Shizuko Yamamoto
114
Sylvia Lemus Sharma
116
Susun S Weed
118
Appendices
121
Notes
125
Bibliography
127
Resources
129
Index
131
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About the author (2006)

Gabriele Kushi is a certified macrobiotics health educator, counselor, and cooking teacher. For more than thirty years, she has helped people from all walks of life become healthier through natural foods and sustainable lifestyles. She has published numerous articles on healing with natural foods, and has spoken about macrobiotics on radio talk shows. A member of the Macrobiotic Educators Association, Gabriele teaches in Germany and the United States.nbsp;

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