Natural Choices for Menopause: Safe, Effective Alternatives to Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Macmillan, Apr 15, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 256 pages
The choice is yours...

If you're looking for an alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)-the traditional, but potentially dangerous treatment for menopausal symptoms-one of today's leading nutritional therapists, Dr. Marilyn Glenville, describes a multitude of options for treating most of the common ailments associated with menopause. With natural therapies, including herbal supplements, and changes in diet and exercise programs, today you have more choices than ever in alleviating your symptoms-without the use of HRT.

For instance, did you know:

-Hot flashes can be treated by eating soy foods such as soy milk, tofu, and miso?
-Avoidance of caffeine, alcohol, sugar, and refined foods can keep menopausal mood swings at bay?
-Brisk walking and yoga will go a long way toward preventing osteoporosis?
-The herb Black Cohosh will help you regain hormonal balance?

Easy-to-follow charts and tables help outline treatment plans for your symptoms; clear, concise language helps you understand what your body is going through, and what will temper it; and authoritative, up-to-the-minute information helps you make your own choices and take an active role in your treatment.
 

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Contents

What is the menopause?
5
What are the symptoms of the menopause?
12
What is Hormone Replacement Therapy HRT?
17
Natural progesteronewhy this is not the answer either
32
Best nutrition for the menopause
42
Natural alternatives to HRT
85
What is osteoporosis?
122
Your breasts at the menopause
146
The benefits of exercise and sex at the menopause
193
Tests at the menopause
217
Menopause meal plans
226
The end? No just the beginning
255
References
256
Jargon busters
261
Suggested further reading
266
Index
267

Your heart at the menopause
161
How to control your weight and your mood
176
About the author
272
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Page ix - Acknowledgments THIS BOOK WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT the help and prayers of many people.

About the author (1999)

Dr. Marilyn Glenville has a doctorate from Cambridge University and is a board-certified psychologist. She has studied and practiced nutritional medicine, both in the United Kingdom and in the United States, for over twenty years and specializes in the natural approach to female hormone problems. She has published several papers in scientific journals, regularly conducts seminars and workshops throughout the United Kingdom, is a popular international speaker, and runs four private clinics in London, Kent and Sussex.

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