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 and The Midlife Kitchen. You can also read our Managing Diet & Weight Guide.
Books by medical experts:
- Reading advice from experts is a great way to confirm what you think you know. Menopause: The One-Stop Guide is one such book, and The Hormone Survival Guide also contains plenty of helpful tips..
- Menopause: The Answers by Dr. Rosemary Leonard is an equally informative read.
Autobiographies, personal stories, and humorous books:
- Autobiographies can be a helpful way to remember that you aren’t alone. All women experience the menopause in some form, and hearing their stories can provide you with useful tips and perspective. You might enjoy The Hot Topic by Christa D’Souza & Me & My Menopausal Vagina.