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Top > Women's Health Issues > Menopause > Menopause E-Books > Understanding the Menopause E-book
Understanding the Menopause E-book
"The menopause is not an illness. If you subscribe to the standpoint currently held by the conventional medical profession, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was.

In conventional terms the menopause and its symptoms are viewed as a disorder caused by falling hormone levels. So, by giving menopausal women hormones in the form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), the deficiency can be corrected and we have a 'cure'. This argument is supported by the supposed similarity between the menopause and diabetes. When insulin levels are insufficient to maintain normal blood glucose levels, then insulin is supplied from outside and the balance is corrected.

"But diabetes is different from the menopause in one important respect: diabetes is not a natural event. It is not expected that everyone will get diabetes; but all women will pass through the menopause. It is a natural stage in our lives and there is a wealth of scientific evidence that there are alternatives to HRT.

"Women in many other cultures do not experience the menopause as a crisis demanding medical intervention. Many of them simply do not suffer the physical and emotional symptoms that women in the West are programmed to accept as inevitable. In our society the focus of the menopause is one of loss. Women are programmed to dwell on loss – the loss of periods, the loss of the ability to create life, the loss of hormones, the problems of the 'empty-nest' syndrome. In other societies, this time in a woman's life is seen as one of gain, a time of great wisdom. A time when the emphasis shifts away from doing the chores, working in the fields, to the role of lawmaker and counsellor to younger couples, where maturity and experience make a significant and valuable contribution to the family and society.

"My approach is..."



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Contents:


Menopause E-book1
Menopause2
Table of Contents3
Disclaimer5
Copyright5
Menopause6
What happens at the menopause?6
Are there any symptoms?7
How do you know you are in the menopause?8
What treatment can you be offered by your doctor?8
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)8
Side-effects of HRT9
Womb cancer9
Breast cancer9
Blood clots10
Heart disease10
Contraindications for HRT11
Progesterone12
Colleen13
What natural treatment can be effective?14
Dietary changes14
Elizabeth15
Margaret15
Phytoestrogens15
Soya research16
Supplements18
Vitamin C18
Vitamin E18
Vitamins18
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)19
Magnesium19
Herbs20
Agnus Castus (Vitex/chastetree berry)20
Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa)20
Dong quai (Angelica sinensis)20
Ginkgo biloba20
Valerian21
Lack of Sex Drive22
Natural Medicine23
The Treatment Plan24
The integrated approach24
If you are not taking HRT24
If you are taking HRT and want to stop24
If you are taking HRT and wish to continue taking it 25
Your Supplement Plan26
Herbs26
In Summary27
The Next Step28
Other E-books in this Series29
Reference30




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