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Menopause: recommended titles

by Lucy Neill

Menopausing, by Davina McCall

Menopause affects every woman, and yet so many approach it with shame, fear, misinformation or silence. Why is no one talking about this? Who has the correct information? And how can we get it? That's how this book has come about. We are going to tell you the truth, so you can make an informed decision about your life and your body. For too long, women have had to keep quiet about the menopause - its onset, its symptoms, its treatments - and what it means for us.

'Menopausing' will build an empowered, supportive community to break this terrible silence once and for all. By exploring and explaining the science, debunking damaging myths, and smashing the taboos around the perimenopause and menopause, this book will equip women to make the most informed decisions about their health - and their lives.

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The New Hot: navigating the menopause with attitude and style, by Meg Matthews

The New Hot is an essential sassy guide for women hitting menopause who don't want to slow down or feel invisible. When Meg Matthews hit menopause in 2016 she was shocked at the lack of understanding and support shown to women - and found the information available far too dreary to take in. After getting her multiple symptoms under control she became determined to help others entering menopause get the support and information they need - and in an honest and entertaining way.

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The Complete Guide to the Menopause: your toolkit to take control and achieve life-long health, by Annice Mukherjee

Dr Annice Mukherjee went through the menopause at just 41, following a breast cancer diagnosis. She is a top UK hormone specialist with nearly 30 years of experience. In this book, she combines her medical expertise and personal experience to develop an essential menopause toolkit offering balanced, practical and comprehensive advice designed for our modern world.

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The Menopause Manifesto: own your health with facts and feminism, by Dr Jennifer Gunter

In The Menopause Manifesto, internationally renowned New York Times bestselling author Dr Jen Gunter brings you empowerment through knowledge by countering stubborn myths and misunderstandings about menopause with hard facts, real science, fascinating historical perspective and expert advice.

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What Fresh Hell is This?: perimenopause, menopause, other indignities and you, by Heather Corinna

Perimenopause and menopause experiences are as unique as all of us who move through them. While there's no one-size-fits-all, Heather Corinna tells you what can happen and what you can do to take care of yourself, all the while busting pernicious myths, offering real self-care tips - the kind that won't break the bank or your soul - and running the gamut from hot flashes to hormone therapy.

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Older and Wider: a survivor’s guide to the menopause, by Jenny Eclair

Older and Wider is Jenny Eclair's hilarious, irreverent and refreshingly honest compendium of the menopause. From C for Carb-loading and G for Getting Your Sh*t Together to I for Invisibility and V for Vaginas, Jenny's whistle-stop tour of the menopause in all its glory will make you realise that it really isn't just you.

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The Happy Menopause: smart nutritional choices to help you flourish, by Jackie Lynch

This practical nutrition and lifestyle guide provides women with the tools to build their own menopause diet which specifically targets the symptoms that are relevant to them. There are so many ways that nutrition can support a healthy and happy menopause, but a one-size-fits-all approach simply won’t work. The reality is that there are many different menopausal symptoms and no two women have the same experience.

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Menopause: the one-stop guide, by Kathy Abernethy

The menopause is a natural event, but for many women it represents a time of hormonal upheaval and uncomfortable symptoms. It can happen at any age, and the journey through it may feel a bit rocky. Menopause explains the changes which are occurring and advises on steps one can take to make life easier during this time of change.

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You can also find support and resources on the Menopause Support UK website.