Managing Menopause Naturally: Before, During, and Forever

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Author: Kane Emily
Published: July 2004
Publisher: Basic Health Publications
Number of pages: 185
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Product Description:

In this informative new book, Dr. Emily Kane sets out to banish the current myths about menopause, making the important point that menopause is not a disease that require medical intervention. It is instead, she says, a natural transition to be approached as a new type of freedom. Dr. Kane believe that menopause is a gift that allows many of us to live many more years-without periods or the specter of unwanted pregnancies, or, for some, the roller coaster of premenstrual moodiness. This book is her roadmap to help women navigate into, through, and out the other side of menopause, and do so in radiant health.

Part One takes up the symptoms of hormonal change in the initial perimenopausal period, which can include mood swings, hot flashes, night sweats, bone and hair loss, and foggy thinking, and provides practical, natural, non-pharmaceutical solutions. Part Two recommends "incredibly useful" natural solutions, including bio-identical hormones, ways to protect the liver, and many different natural supplements. Part Three discusses the role that the ovaries and the adrenal and thyroid glands play in the female body before, during, and after menopause. The final section is an overview of how to stay healthy for a long time, and gives specifics on maintaining a functional immune system and reducing the risks of heart disease and cancer.

About the Author:

Emily A. Kane, N.D., L.Ac., the daughter of American diplomats, spent her early years in the Middle East and graduated from the Madeira School in the Washington, D.C., area, and Harvard University. She gave up her first, decade-long career in the performing arts to become a scientist, and received her naturopathic degree (N.D.), as well as her master's level training in acupuncture and Eastern medicine (L.Ac.), at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Kane has a family practice in Juneau, Alaska, where she lives with her husband and daughter. She writes regularly for "Let's Live" magazine and organizes health retreats.