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Managing menopause with diet, vitamins and herbs : an essential guide for the peri and post menopausal years
Beck, Leslie (Leslie C.)
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Publication Information:
Toronto : Prentice Hall Canada, [2000]

Physical Description:
xii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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RG186 .B43 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Natural solutions to help women manage menopause--

Managing Menopause with Diet, Vitamins and Herbs is an essential guide for all women in their 40s, 50s and 60s. Whether women are looking for natural ways to minimize symptoms that signal the approach of menopause, or, post menopause, are wanting to make changes to lower their risk of osteoporosis, heart disease and breast cancer, this book translates the science of nutrition into practical advice on diet, vitamins, minerals and herbal remedies.

Some of the issues Leslie Beck addresses:

hot flashes insomnia mood swings memory problems irregular periods

How should women manage their weight during the midlife years? The author reviews the latest "diet"trends and gives advice based on more than 10 years of private practice experience.

Based on the latest research, nutrition and herbal approaches are presented for lowering the risk of early heart disease, osteoporosis and breast cancer. Throughout the book, informative sidebars highlight research findings and offer practical nutrition tips. A must-read for all women!

"Finally, a map that women can use to chart their voyage through menopause, the natural way."
-- Marilyn Linton, Health Editor, The Toronto Sun and author of Taking Charge by Taking Care: A Canadian Guide to Women's Health

Author Notes

About the author

Leslie Beck , RD, is one of Canada's leading nutritionists and operates a successful private practice at two locations in Toronto. For the past 10 years, Leslie has helped over 1,500 individuals achieve their nutrition and fitness goals. She hosts The Discovery Channel's "Foodstuff," a daily nutrition program aired nationally, has a weekly nutrition segment on ONTV's "News at Noon," and she appears regularly as a nutrition expert on "Canada AM." In addition to her consulting practice, Leslie Beck is a member of Dietitians of Canada, The College of Dietitians of Ontario, and is president of Consulting Dietitians of Ontario. Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Leslie now lives in Toronto, Ontario, where she is currently finishing writing The Complete Idiot's Guide to Total Nutrition for Canadians (0-13-086722-5, Prentice Hall Canada, available in July).

Table of Contents

I Managing Your Symptoms
1 Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
2 Restless Nights and Insomnia
3 Mood Swings
4 Forgetfulness and Fuzzy Thinking
5 Sexual Changes
6 Menstrual Cycle Changes
II Managing Your Weight
7 Preventing Weight Gain
III Protecting Your Long-Term Health
8 Reducing Your Risk of Osteoporosis
9 Reducing Your Risk of Heart Disease
10 Reducing Your Risk of Breast Cancer
Leslie's Total Nutrition Plan for the Menopausal Years
What's a Serving? Soy Food Recipes
A Quick Reference Guide to Vitamins and Minerals