The Midlife Health Guide for Women

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iUniverse, Nov 10, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 420 pages
Have you been trying hard, but cant lose or keep off the weight? Is your sex drive stuck in neutral? Energy in the gutter? Whats the truth about bio-identical hormonal replacements in women before and after menopause? The MidLife Health Guide for Women addresses these and many other common concerns of middle-aged women: IBS, addictions, mood concerns, breast health, birth control and more. Its all covered here. Be proactive about your number one commodityyour health. MidLife is the time to do it! In his companion to The Midlife Health Guide for Men, Chris Rao, MD explains cutting-edge methods to obtain optimal health through his integrative approaches. Its all about Pro-Aging and Pro-Health! Follow three women, our Maggies, in various stages of midlifetheir thirties, forties and fifties. Laugh, cry, and be enlightened as they share their health concerns and journey to optimal health. You will be the better for it. Dr Rao covers all the facts and options on Diets Learn the secret behind finally losing the fat. Avoid the crash and burn phenomena. Exercise Learn how to exercise intelligently; increase your energy and metabolism. Supplements Confused? Discover the truth about which ones do you the most good. Toxins and Heavy Metal What you and your doctor dont know can hurt you. Testosterone, Menopause, Thyroid, HGH and all hormonal options Are they safe and effective for your situation? Ladies, get back in the groove.
 

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Contents

II Why and How Do We Age?
12
You Are What and How Much You Eat
34
This Time You Will Lose Weight
78
Use it or lose it
114
Helpful or Are You JustUrinating Your Money Away?
138
Detoxing Your Way Back to Health
176
VIIIAndropause and TestosteroneNot Just for Men Anymore
192
The Testosterone Precursors
206
Cortisol and Melatonins Role
250
The Fountain of Youth?
274
The Gas Pedal of the Body
294
XIV Special Concerns
302
XV Summary Maggies Success Stories
334
IndexGlossary
342
Appendix
356
Resources
392

XMenopause
218

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A Family Physician and Fellow, Chris Rao, M.D. has pioneered integrative medical care on the Treasure Coast of Florida since 1995. With a focus on prevention and wellness, his approach combines the best of cutting-edge medicine with complementary, alternative methods. He enjoys connecting and partnering up with his patients to help them live fuller, healthier lives. A widely respected medical expert, Dr. Rao has taught physicians from around the world and conducted studies in areas such as hormone replacement therapy, osteoporosis, breast cancer and more. He also serves as a medical expert on television and has hosted a weekly radio show for years. Dr. Rao served twice as the president of the Martin County Medical Society and was a Clinical Professor for LSU and Tulane Medical Centers. During his residency at Florida Hospital in Orlando, he helped plan the Disney Institute and Celebration Health. Elected Family Physician and Teacher of the Year by the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians during medical school, he’ s affectionately known as the Cajun Doc who plays drums. Having numerous interests outside of medicine, including music, writing and art, he mostly enjoys trying to be a better husband and father.

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