Friday, January 18, 2008



If you are a woman over say... 35 I want to highly recommend this book to you.

Both my 40-something wife and I started to notice changes in all sorts of physical and emotional ways even as early as our late thirties. Now that we are slipping into the peri-menopausal years things are changing rapidly. This book is not only a wealth of information on those physiological changes but includes natural, holistic, and dietary suggestions to ease many of these symptoms - without the addition of hormones.

Menopause has historically carried such a stigma, shrouded in hushed conversations and harsh treatments. It's was wonderful for me to learn that the things I was experiencing were happening to most women - and even better - that there are simple changes and modifications that can make this phase of our lives filled with peace and joy.

We have already put into practice many of the dietary changes Dr. Northrup suggests with fantastic results.

And guys... if you have gotten this far through the post:
This book can help you too - buy it for your favorite gal.
If you don't have a favorite gal, might I suggest keeping it on your coffee table.
What a great conversation starter.


Val said...

ok... great tip.
But having this book on the coffee table early on in the relationship might be a tad weird, no?!!!

Syd said...

Ugh. Since I can't avoid it, I might as well learn about it. Thanks for the tip, Weese.

Maria said...

I went through menopause at the ripe old age of 42.

Bing, at 49, is just beginning peri-menopause and she is finally getting it about how awful night sweats are. She told me yesterday how she just can't stand them anymore, so I will take a look-see.

Lee said...

amen, good least for me, J has gone thru it first and I have a mentor, LOL

WenWhit said...

I'm years ahead of all you older bitches and it seriously PISSES ME OFF.

Or is that just one of the symptoms?

Pity Suzanne. And send beer.

Hahn at Home said...

I've had a couple years of hot flashes - it's been interestin'. My g/f is heavily into managing her own with diet and is helping me with that.

Hadn't seen this book, thanks!

Drowning Pisces said...

Argh... I'm with Syd... Guess I should be preparing now... Thanks Weese!

dykewife said...

i <3 my croning. no more periods, no more cramp. i'm so happy. shoot, now that its winter i don't mind the hot flashes either :) i'm 47.

Teresa said...

But her hair scares me a little. And her teeth are far too white. Folks, the whitening thing, it's gone too far; teeth aren't meant to glow in the dark. Consider this bit of wisdom my own Friday TOD.

KMae said...

Sounds good.
I don't think "the pause" is ever gona end, quite frankly.

SassyFemme said...

With this cold weather I'd be happy for a hotflash or two! Fran's well into menopause (started very early for her), I'm not sure I've even hit perimenopause yet.

eb said...

lol @ teresa. Her teeth are perfectly straight too.

Hey, I have that book. I have to attest to Dr. Chrissy's diet advice. Some of my symptoms have abated since following her advice...oh, and being knocked over the head about it by two certain CT ladies.

sporksforall said...

With two months to go before 40, I'm going to pretend I didn't read this. Nope, don't know a thing about it.