Books to Help You Understand Menopause

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Okay, ladies, listen up. We're all going to have to go through menopause, so isn’t it best to become as educated as you can about the process? And gentleman, most of you have a female in your life. It wouldn’t hurt you to take a gander at some of these books to learn what your loved one is going through.


Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

by Vivian Pinn, Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Judy Norsigian

If you liked "Our Bodies, Ourselves" you'll like this book as well. Clear, concise, well-researched, and the information is presented in an engaging format. Ladies, you will feel just as empowered after reading this book as you did after reading the original "Our Bodies, Ourselves".


Dr. Susan Love's Menopause and Hormone Book: Making Informed Choices

by Susan M. Love, Karen Lindsey

I like that Dr. Love looks beyond the standard Western medical information about menopause. She includes information about diet and other lifestyle changes as well as different types of hormone replacement therapy.


Healthy Transitions: A Woman's Guide to Perimenopause, Menopause, & Beyond

by Marianne Legato, Neil B. Shulman, Edmund S. Kim

This book comes with a glossary and a section that recommends where to locate other information on the subject.


The Menopause Survival Guide: Surviving the Change of Life

by Donna Rogers

This book is concise and extremely helpful. It explains all that goes on through menopause (and before and after menopause) but in language that's very easy to understand. No fluffy or silly stuff— but not at all boring!


What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause: The Breakthrough Book on Natural Hormone Balance

by John R. Lee, Virginia Hopkins

This book explains very thoroughly about an alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).


The Wisdom of Menopause: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing During the Change, 2nd Edition

by Christiane Northrup

This book really should be called "The Menopause Bible." Dr. Northrup is the absolute bomb! She teaches you that menopause really isn't a burden, but a time to reinvent yourself. She tells you what changes your body is going through, as well as many ways to deal with those changes. Read her books. Watch her PBS specials. This woman is amazing.


Is it Hot in Here? Or is it me? The Complete Guide to Menopause

by Barbara Kantrowitz, Pat Wingert Kelly

A good informational book sprinkled with disarming humor.


Death in a Hot Flash

by Jane Isenberg

Take a break from fanning yourself and read this very funny book about a professor of a certain age who, in between hot flashes, solves mysteries.