Hi Girls ….
I’m reading a brilliant book at the moment on menopause, and highly recommend you grab a copy for yourself.
The author Dr Christiane Northrup is an authority in the field of women’s health and wellness.? A board-certified OB/GYN physician and was also an assistant clinical professor of OB/GYN at Maine Medical Center for over 20 years.
Dr Northrup has authored a number of New York Times best-sellers – it is The Wisdom of Menopause that I’m recommending to you today.
I heard her being interviewed on Healthy Wealthy ‘n Wise some time ago, and the interview blew me away. ? She combines her knowledge with a wicked sense of humour, and an enthusiastic call to action to all women to re-think and possibly re-shape every aspect of their lives during this exciting time.? Her work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey show, the Today Show, NBC News, Good Morning America, etc.
Menopause – not the beginning of the end – the beginning of the beginning for women and their powerful contribution – beyond making babies, ironing and folding towels!
(I’m not taking it away from our creativity in nurturing families, bringing up fantastic kids and all of that… but there comes a time when we can express ourselves differently…. and menopause is the gate that opens for us to do that.)
There’s so much information in this book I want to write a paper on it as a summary, but I could never it justice… better to hear it from the horse’s mouth.? (Which reminds me of one of her jokes about a recommended hormone treatment ‘if hay is your preferred diet… )
Chapter 10 is dedicated solely to Nurturing your Brain:? Sleep, Depression and Memory.
There’s information on natural sleep aids, cooling your hot flushes, prescribed sleep medications, depression, tips for better sleep, supplements to combat depression, strategies for menopause, vitamins and other nutrients, etc etc – it’s a bible!
And then there’s her information on everything else menopause and women’s health…? high-calcium foods, foods and supplements to support the change, etc etc. And ‘living with heart, passion and joy’, ‘coming home to yourself’, ‘standing tall for life’, ‘creating pelvic health and power’, hormone replacement …
Oh, and by the way us Aussis call them “hot flushes”, the Americans call them “hot flashes” – a different meaning for flashing over here.? Or maybe we’re missing out on something?
WARNING: This is not a book for women looking for excuses!? It’s the wake up call that is menopause.