Understanding and Planning
Understanding and Planning for the Menopause
Many women say that unlike puberty and pregnancy, they never get a “talk” from their mothers, aunts or sisters about the menopause. Even though it’s a natural part of life and ageing, nobody really discusses it! What does get said can be too focused on the negative aspects of the menopause without also acknowledging the numerous solutions and strategies that are available to help you.
This guide covers:
- Discovering the symptoms of menopause
- Being prepared
- Learning from others
Why is it important to learn about the menopause?
Knowledge is power. And the more you know about the menopause, the better able you’ll be able to cope with the symptoms and side effects that come your way.
Many women don’t even realise that the frustrating and debilitating things they experience are related to their changing hormones. It’s empowering to know why these changes are happening and what you can do about them.
Books about managing diet during the menopause:
- Diet is a huge part of managing the menopause. Eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids and healthy sources of proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals is essential to keeping your body healthy as it undergoes a big transition. You’ll enjoy The Natural Menopause Plan, Healthy Eating for the Menopause, and The Midlife Kitchen.
Books by medical experts:
- Reading advice from experts is a great way to confirm what you think you know. Hot Flushes, Cold Science is one such book, and What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause also contains plenty of helpful tips. Before The Change helps you to anticipate what perimenopause will be like, so that you’re prepared for whatever comes.
- Understanding Menopause and HRT is another reliable resource that dives into the pros and cons of supplements. And The Hormone Survival Guide is another well-liked resource you won’t want to miss.
- The Mayo Clinic has also produced a helpful guide that is worth reviewing. It’s helpful to be able to find reliable information all in one place. Menopause: The Answers by Dr. Rosemary Leonard is an equally informative read.
Autobiographies, personal stories, and humorous books: