Rebel Bodies

Author: Sarah Graham

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1399401149

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 289

View: 592

'Crucial reading for us all' Stylist 'Remarkable, impressive and important' Maisie Hill, author of Period Power 'Validates for women that their experiences are not all in their heads' Dr Sarah E. Hill, author of How the Pill Changes Everything An inclusive and empowering manifesto for change in women's healthcare – exploring the systemic and deep rooted sexism within medicine, and offering actionable ways for women to advocate for ourselves and others and get the diagnosis and treatment we need. Have you ever been to a doctor and felt like you were being fobbed off or ignored? Did they belittle or overlook your concerns about your health? Ever been told you're just 'hormonal'? You're not alone. Women make up 51 per cent of the population and are the biggest users of healthcare services – for themselves and as mothers and carers. But all the research shows there are massive gender differences in men and women's healthcare. Our pain and suffering has been disbelieved; we are misdiagnosed, given tranquilisers when we need painkillers, antidepressants when we need HRT, and not trusted to make informed choices about our own bodies. As women speak out about their experiences of gaslighting and misdiagnosis, health journalist Sarah Graham investigates what it will take to bridge the gender health gap. Meet the patients, doctors and campaigners who are standing up and fighting back, and find practical tips on advocating for your own health. Be inspired by stories that will incite and offer hope. You're not alone, you're not going mad, and we believe you.

Cracking the Menopause

Author: Mariella Frostrup

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1529059062

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 6899

'Essential reading for everyone' – Marian Keyes It’s high time we renovated and elevated this life change. Despite the centuries of speculation and propaganda, we are not overheating or inherently cold, we are not hysterics or boiling vats of toxic poisons, we are not dried up or washed up, we are simply menopausal. It’s time for us to start talking about the menopause. Cracking the Menopause, from straight-talking broadcaster Mariella Frostrup and health journalist Alice Smellie, has all the information you need, delivered with characteristic wry humour. Mariella shares her own journey through the menopause, along with the latest science, advice from leading experts and humorous illustrations – to provide an informative source of wisdom and enlightenment. Featuring case studies from women in every walk of life and all stages of their menopause journey, Cracking the Menopause opens up the conversation about an urgent topic that half the population will experience, but barely anyone is talking about. Designed to equip you with the knowledge to manage your symptoms from perimenopause onwards, this essential book separates the myths from the reality and offers expertise, hope and advice. 'I inhaled this book, it's fantastic. Women of all ages need to read it.' – Claudia Winkleman 'Mariella and Alice have just written one of the most important books of the year, bravo.' - Gabby Logan


Author: Kaye Adams,Vicky Allan

Publisher: Black & White Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785303287

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

View: 3000

Every menopause has its own story. It's time we told them . . . The menopause. What even is it? One big theme unites Still Hot!'s 42 stories - that, somehow, the world doesn't ready us for this. The menopause - let alone the perimenopause - simply isn't talked about; instead, it's reduced to a comic hot flush. More and more of us are proudly stepping free of the menopausal closet, but the Big M is still a conversation whispered below the radar. No one tells you it will be like this. No one prepares you for it. That silence is lifting, slowly. So let's be bold, let's overshare. Let's find solidarity among Still Hot!'s myriad voices - wise, rebellious, measured, fierce, upfront - telling how the menopause is not just one story, but many. Telling, in fact, that this is not the menopause, it is YOUR menopause. FEATURING Sahira Ahmad Belcher Yasmin Alibhai-Brown Shalini Bhalla-Lucas Sharon Blackie Erica Clarkson Marie Louise Cochrane Bunny Cook Tracey Cox Jody Day Paulette Edwards Felicity Everett Helen FitzGerald India Gary-Martin Tania Glyde Julie Graham Angie Greaves Shahzadi Harper Michelle Heaton Yvonne John Lorraine Kelly Jane Lewis Pinky Lilani Andrea Macfarlane Danusia Malina-Derben Nimmy March Alison Martin-Campbell Pippa Marriott Val McDermid Sharmila Mehta Louise Minchin Louise Newson Susie Orbach Penny Pepper Miranda Sawyer Carol Smillie Anthea Turner Melissa Wall Kirsty Wark Sayeeda Warsi Denise Welch Trinny Woodall Xinran Xue "There's a menopause club. Once you've been through it, you go, That's it, I can do anything now." KIRSTY WARK "Once we stop bleeding, once we stop having children, once we go through the menopause, it's not over. In fact, it can be a very empowering time." JULIE GRAHAM "We mustn't be scared of the menopause . . . I always say, Don't suffer in silence. Get help. There is help out there. There is understanding." LORRAINE KELLY "Many women, when they go through menopause, happen to be going through things in their life anyway. You wonder, does one galvanise the other?" TRINNY WOODALL "There is no one-size-fits-all for menopause." DENISE WELCH "It's not THE menopause. It's YOUR menopause." KAYE ADAMS

The Shift

Author: Sam Baker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529329795

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 9315

'If you're a woman over 40, ever going to be a woman over 40 or you've ever met a woman over 40 you should read this book' JANE FALLON 'I NEED this book. We ALL need this book! If menopause happened to men, there would be CELEBRATIONS and parties every time one of them completed their change.' MARIAN KEYES 'A compelling voice within [the menopause] movement' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Funny, frank and empowering... a vital book for any woman who is at the beginning of her radicalisation journey, looking at her life and finally piecing together the personal and the political.' THE OBSERVER 'Sam Baker is rewriting the narrative around menopause' WOMAN & HOME 'A rollicking read' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'I loved it.. blazingly hopeful and beautifully written. This book is meant to be mainlined.' LISA TADDEO 'This gem is a guide to navigating your 40s and 50s and just generally being yourself. ... joyful, positive, and goes to ALL the places. Highly recommended.' JOJO MOYES The essential manifesto for any woman staring the second half of their lives in the face and wondering, WTF is going on? * Invisible to society now you're past child-bearing age? * Tired of being disregarded, overlooked and underestimated? * Wondering what the hell is happening to your body, mind and internal thermostat? Women over forty are the most ignored demographic in society. And yet this is the time when you are likely to have the most freedom, power, confidence and self knowledge than ever before. Some serious life has been lived: there have been great loves, heartbreaks, births, marriages, careers, betrayals, bereavements and survival. So what now? What happens when the narrative given to you by society - husband, babies, house - runs out and you become storyless? Including chapters on menopause, sex, culture, work, rage and freedom, writer and journalist Sam Baker shares her experiences of life post 40 and shows how women to create their own story. This needn't herald the era of loose clothing and hair dye; or hot flashes and bad sleep (though there is that too). It's time women north of 40 took a leaf out of the millennial handbook and reinvented things our way. Sam hosts a podcast of the same name, now with over 50 thousand downloads. Harness your energy, opinions and power and create a liberating new narrative for the second half of life. 'I am so glad The Shift exists. Sam's writing is a wonderful generous mixture of no-bullsh*t and a comforting hug. I'll be passing this book on to many women I know and love.' EMMA GANNON 'brilliant - powerful, brimming with integrity, inspiring, the politics of anger and what it means when we refuse to be invisible. Every woman (whatever her age) should buy, borrow, lend a copy' KATE MOSSE 'This is such a painfully beautiful look at the menopause in all its complexity. As honest as it is insightful, this is the first book I've read about later womanhood that exchanges shame and fear for truth and celebration... does for 40-something women what the honest parenting movement did for mothers.' ANNA WHITEHOUSE, founder, Mother Pukka 'great pace and feisty content. It will be a great help to women to see their lives mirrored and not feel like they are going mad... bold and funny.' CARYN FRANKLIN '[Sam] tackles the menopause with her customary wit and wisdom' i PAPER 'Honest and witter account of life post-40. Makes for essential reading at any age.' - KATE WILLS, FABULOUS MAGAZINE 'Insightful, thoughtful, inspirational - impressive work.' - VICTORIA DERBYSHIRE

Everything You Need to Know About the Menopause (but were too afraid to ask)

Author: Kate Muir

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 139850565X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

View: 5597

An eye-opening, no-holds-barred guide to the perimenopause and menopause written by campaigner, journalist and documentary-maker Kate Muir. Everything You Need to Know About the Menopause (and were too afraid to ask) is the thinking woman’s guide to the menopause, bringing you answers to all those questions that have been hidden behind a veneer of misplaced shame, bad science and centuries of patriarchy. · What’s the perimenopause and when will it strike? (It’s sooner than you think) · What’s happening to my body – and my mind? · Why can’t I stop thinking about sex in perimenopause? · How do I get my sex drive back after menopause? · How do I look after my body and brain when my hormones disappear? Muir draws on interviews with the leading medical experts in the field, interlaced with her own tumultuous journey through the menopause and the personal stories of women from all walks of life, sharing their varied experiences and hard-earned wisdom. Muir also questions why the current medical establishment is getting the menopause so wrong, as she debunks the myths that surround hormone replacement therapy and exposes the sloppy science and hysterical headlines that have had a negative impact on women’s health for the last twenty years. It’s essential that we understand the biology of our own bodies during this critical period that will define the latter half of our lives. With the help of a panel of doctors, scientists and health experts, Muir unpacks the science behind hormones and ageing, and takes a close look at the different options available for treating both body and mind during the profound changes that take us into midlife and beyond. What she discovers is that both symptoms and treatment are far more extensive and diverse than we might expect. The menopause is the whole package, and the treatment needs to be too, with impacts as wide ranging as preventing Alzheimer’s, boosting sex drive and protecting mental health. This ground-breaking guide is a social, cultural and scientific exploration into a criminally overlooked and under-discussed phenomenon that will affect one billion of us by 2025. And it is a manifesto for change, calling for equality in healthcare and an entirely new approach to women’s health.

Your Second Phase

Author: Kate Usher

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9353887321

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 6759

TAKING THE PAUSE OUT OF MENOPAUSE Menopause is a fact of every woman’s life. For 75% of women, the symptoms they experience will have a detrimental effect on their ability to work, interact with colleagues and maintain relationships with those they love. It can have a corrosive effect on women’s confidence, social ability and even their sense of self. Moving forward, it is important to create a conversation around menopause and how organizations and individuals can be more empathetic to women at this stage of life. In this book, Kate explores the best ways to cope with these changes, how to manage new and existing relationships and how to manage your future—all in an accessible and entertaining way.

Perimenopause Power

Author: Maisie Hill

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472978897

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 3118

'Maisie's knowledge of hormones changed my life... you need this book' Anna Jones 'Hill's advice is straightforward and no-nonsense' The Guardian 'An informative must-read for any woman – whatever their age' Vogue online During perimenopause three quarters of women will experience symptoms such as mood changes, insomnia, hot flushes, and night sweats, but there is little in the way of evidence-based information out there to help and guide us. Perimenopause Power is the essential handbook to understanding what the hell's going on and to empower us to improve our experience of the dreaded 'change'. Maisie Hill, the highly qualified women's health expert, best-selling author of Period Power and founder of The Flow Collective, takes us through the physiological changes of perimenopause and menopause, step by step, with calm positivity. In this invaluable guide she shares tips and advice to support women through the challenge of wildly fluctuating hormones. A must-read for anyone looking for a well-researched, evidenced-based book on perimenopause and menopause that gives women the information they need to address their hormonal needs. Perimenopause Power will help women to understand what's going on with their bodies and how to deal with troublesome symptoms, and share valuable insights into making it a positive and powerful experience. 'Maisie Hill helps you understand the changes in your body and psyche during the lead-up to menopause and how to handle symptoms.' Top Santé 'Maisie Hill gets rid of myths, sheds light and allows for an open, honest and much-needed conversation' Mind

The Complete Guide to POI and Early Menopause

Author: Mandy Leonhardt,Hannah Short

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1399801252

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 6214

Support for every stage of your journey through early menopause and Premature Ovarian Insufficiency. Finding out in your teenage years or early twenties that you are menopausal can be devastating; receiving the same diagnosis in your late thirties is overwhelming; learning that you are post-menopausal while undergoing fertility treatment in your early forties may leave you blind-sided. This is not the more natural, expected hormonal transition at mid-life that other, older women experience. The Complete Guide to POI and Early Menopause offers a road-map to navigating the emotional and hormonal rollercoaster that accompanies these diagnoses. Drawing on their own experiences and their clinical expertise, the authors bring together the latest research, insights and the voices of women themselves with a whole-body approach that prioritizes empowerment and health. It covers: - Causes of early menopause and POI - When, and how, to seek a diagnosis - Medical and surgical menopause - Hormonal and non-hormonal treatments - Nutrition, Lifestyle & Self-care - Fertility - Sexual wellbeing, relationships and self-identity - Early menopause, education and work Inclusive, compassionate, and featuring FAQs, guidelines and further resources, this book is the only one you will ever need if you are facing the unique challenges of menopause and POI at a stage of life when you least expected it.

The New Hot

Author: Meg Mathews

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473568595

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 361

View: 6546

"Brutally honest, eye-wateringly detailed, funny, informative and crammed with practical advice ... compelling, essential reading." You magazine "I want to break down the taboos and communicate frankly about the menopause ... This book is about giving you the knowledge of what to look out for and how to own it." Meg Mathews When Meg Mathews hit menopause she was shocked at the lack of awareness, understanding and support shown to women - and also found the information available far too dreary. After getting her symptoms under control she became determined to help other women avoid an experience like hers. The New Hot is her no-holds-barred guide to menopause designed to entertain and empower women in equal measure. It's full of Meg's personal insights as well as the latest information and advice from a wide range of menopause and lifestyle experts. Together they cover a wide range of issues, including: - What the hell is going on? (a meno-audit of the 34 possible symptoms and how to start taking control) - Hey Doc! I need help (how to ask your GP for the right support and treatment for you) - Eat to beat your hormones (food as medicine, gut health, supplements and a meno-friendly eating plan) - Look alive (skin-saving beauty and style tips) - Vagina SOS (all about 'down-there' healthcare and two pelvic floor exercises that really help) - To HRT or not HRT? That is the question (the hot topic of benefits, options, risks and who can have it) - Menopause au naturel (managing menopause symptoms naturally when HRT isn't for you) - Let's get physical (why exercise matters, how to do it and a 5-minute workout) - Meg's meno-dictionary (a quick guide to medical terms your doctor might use) Honest, empowering and entertaining, The New Hot will help you take on the menopause - and keep your sense of self, style and humour intact. Two-colour throughout with line illustrations. Erratum: The expert's view on pp. 224-225 of The New Hot was incorrectly attributed to Tania Adib. Please note that it was written by Dr Larisa Corda, Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Fertility Expert.