The Menopause Companion: A Beginner's Guide to Owning Your Transition, from Peri to Post (Paperback)

The Menopause Companion: A Beginner's Guide to Owning Your Transition, from Peri to Post By Sasha Davies, Tori Hudson Cover Image
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An indispensable primer on menopause that reads like advice from a close friend, co-written by a medical doctor and expert in women’s health.

It’s one of the most important, least discussed events that happens for half the population. It’s a physiological and psychosocial event, a cultural construct, and a deeply personal experience all woven together in a jumbled knot. It’s menopause. But why is there so much mystery surrounding the topic? This accessible and to-the-point guide makes the entire landscape of menopause—not just the physiology—more transparent.
If what you need is a level-headed friend to help walk you through the litany of fears to face, questions to ask, and practical decisions to make throughout your transition, this guidebook offers no-nonsense, straightforward, medically backed information about what to expect and what you can do about it. It offers: 
  • A refresher course on reproductive system anatomy, life cycle, and physiology—what are hormones, and how do they influence my body?
  • Information on how to recognize and what to do about common symptoms—when should I see a health practitioner and how do I talk to them?
  • Context for the history of menopause medically and culturally—what do scientists actually know and what are the major myths?
  • Advice on how to get ready, notice changes, and call in support—what is available to try in terms of products, tools, medications, holistic support, or self-care practices?

About the Author

SASHA DAVIES has been (among other things) a restaurant owner, barista, cheese monger, and cave manager. She has written two books about cheesemaking and also self-published Menopause: An Imperfect Guide.
TORI HUDSON, MD, is a naturopathic physician, clinical professor, and nationally recognized expert on menopause. She is the medical director of A Woman’s Time, founder/co-director of Naturopathic Education and Residency Consortium, and author of Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781611809831
ISBN-10: 1611809835
Publisher: Roost Books
Publication Date: June 27th, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English

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