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Menopause: The True Story

Menopause: The True Story

‘The final step to equality has to be turning the menopause into a topic we can happily discuss, and even celebrate. In these pages, Christa D’Souza puts us firmly on that path.’ – MARIELLA FROSTRUP

‘Been there… survived that… but how I wish I’d had this menopause tour guide to get me through. Brilliant and beautifully written.’ – CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR

‘Warm, witty and wise. No woman – or man, come to that – should be without this book.’ – CRESSIDA CONNOLLY

There has never been a better time to be a menopausal woman. Technology is such that 60 really is the new 40 (or even 35). But, for Christa D’Souza, some nagging questions remain…

What is the point of us now that we are officially biologically irrelevant?
Are hormones safe, even if you’ve had cancer?
Is there a cut-off point for plaits?

In this fabulously confessional romp through the menopause, D’Souza tells us what it was like for her, and what it will be like for you.

She meets a bunch of menopausal nuns in San Francisco, goes hunter-gathering with the Hadza tribe in Tanzania, interviews experts around the world to get the latest science… and discovers along the way some surprising silver linings to this key milestone of maturity.

Menopause: The True Story is a treat of a book – liberating, empowering and unexpectedly moving in its truth-telling.

*Menopause: The True Story is an updated edition of The Hot Topic, first published in 2016*
Recipes for a Better Menopause

Recipes for a Better Menopause

‘Your diet during the menopause is the most important choice you make, so read this book.’ Tim Spector

‘Nutrition is a hugely important part of menopause. Backed by science, this book has delicious ways of supporting our bodies when we really need it.’ Davina McCall

‘What an incredible book, full of brilliant recipes from Jane.’ Angela Hartnett

‘Fabulously informative with exceptionally good recipes. A great addition to the menopause cause.’ Liz Earle MBE

With ground-breaking scientific research from nutrition expert Dr Federica Amati and super-tasty, nourishing recipes from award-winning chef, Jane Baxter, Recipes for a Better Menopause will help you harness the power of food to optimise your health.

Featuring Mediterranean-style dishes, from satisfying dinners to indulgent treats, the recipes are packed with nutrients, protein and essential vitamins to give your body the goodness it needs to thrive.

Whether you want to combat sleeplessness, hot flushes and brain fog, or you simply want to feel better, physically and mentally, Recipes for a Better Menopause will give you the tools you need to transform your health.
Your Menopause Bible

Your Menopause Bible

Under the guidance of a leading gynaecologist, a team of experts in gynaecology, psychology, sexuality, nutrition and exercise has contributed to this comprehensive guide. Everything women need to know to formulate and follow their own plans for ensuring they remain healthy, emotionally balanced and in full charge of their mental faculties during this critical period is detailed in a readily graspable way in this handsomely illustrated guide. Subjects include guidelines on hormone therapy and natural alternatives, recommended dietary changes, exercise routines and strategies for safeguarding sexuality, intellectual ability and physical prowess.
New Natural Alternatives to HRT

New Natural Alternatives to HRT

This book is about choices – knowing what is available and being able to use that information. Dr Marilyn Glenville is sympathetic to women who are not happy or are unsure about the recommendations that their doctor has given them. If you discover that you can control menopausal symptoms naturally, why would you want to take HRT? Given the right tools, diet, nutrition and lifestyle, your body can adapt to this change naturally, efficiently and comfortably without the risks and side effects of HRT.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Chemo

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Chemo

“Cancer is not a laughing matter, as I was told by a cross German lady from Dortmund when I showed her this journal. She had herself had breast cancer and is right of course; there are lots of things that are not fun about cancer, most of them unavoidable. I was therefore as surprised as the next person to realise that a huge amount of funny things happen on the way to chemo, or indeed on the way to most places, and that once you get your eye in, you completely forget to be scared…” This is not just an educational book about cancer, although it is certainly safe to give to cancer patients as a cheerful present. More importantly, it sheds new light on: why Kim Kardashian is worth Keeping Up With; what playlists to make for MRI scans; the truth behind the legend of Medea; bikini etiquette on a deserted beach; what to do with a glut of rainbow chard; what an Oscar-winner should say in an acceptance speech; how to deal with cold-callers selling life insurance; and what to wear on a March Against Menopause (layers, obviously)…
The Knowledge

The Knowledge

THE ESSENTIAL WOMEN’S HEALTH BIBLE

Celebrated GP Dr Nighat Arif brings women’s health to the forefront in this extensive guidebook designed to help everyone better understand each of the three key stages of a woman’s life: the puberty years, the fertility years and the peri/menopausal years. Every step of the way, Dr Nighat will help you get to know the female body by explaining what is normal, what to expect, how to care for yourself and when to seek help. This book tackles many important topics: from the help available for people with conditions like endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome to the symptoms of heart disease to look out for in women.

The Knowledge is for everyone – and this book encompasses all experiences, including the perspectives of women of colour, people of all abilities and cultures, and the transgender community to ensure that all groups affected by female health concerns are a part of vital conversations.

This is a life-saving book for all genders, ages and communities. From the young preteen hoping to understand their first period, to the couple experiencing fertility issues, to the single father raising teenage daughters, to the person unknowingly experiencing early signs of gynaecological cancer: this book is an indispensable asset for us all.
A Woman's Heart

A Woman's Heart

DID YOU KNOW…
…women are 50% more likely to be misdiagnosed following a heart attack?
…more than twice as many women die from coronary heart disease than from breast cancer in the UK?
…two-thirds of clinical research into heart disease focuses on men?

Coronary heart disease remains the single biggest killer of women worldwide, yet it is still not seen as a woman’s problem. Every day the female heart patient is measured by male standards, which leads to confusion, unclear diagnosis and often the wrong treatment.

In fact, women are incomparable to men down to each body cell, which has consequences for both health and disease. When it comes to medical science, cardiology is the most prominent example in which gender matters.

In A Woman’s Heart, Professor Maas explores how the female heart works and provides practical advice for women, including:
– The biology of the female heart – how it works and ages differently to a male’s
– The effects of female-specific issues, such as menopause
– Heart attacks in women
– Lifestyle tips to prevent heart disease

This vital book is the result of decades of international research. It exposes the gender bias in cardiology and paves the way for better heart health for women everywhere.
A Woman's Heart

A Woman's Heart

DID YOU KNOW…
…women are 50% more likely to be misdiagnosed following a heart attack?
…more than twice as many women die from coronary heart disease than from breast cancer in the UK?
two-thirds of clinical research into heart disease focuses on men?

Coronary heart disease remains the single biggest killer of women worldwide, yet it is still not seen as a woman’s problem. Every day the female heart patient is measured by male standards, which leads to confusion, unclear diagnosis and often the wrong treatment.

In fact, women are incomparable to men down to each body cell, which has consequences for both health and disease. When it comes to medical science, cardiology is the most prominent example in which gender matters.

In A Woman’s Heart, Professor Maas explores how the female heart works and provides practical advice for women, including:
– The biology of the female heart – how it works and ages differently to a male’s
– The effects of female-specific issues, such as menopause
– Heart attacks in women
– Lifestyle tips to prevent heart disease

This vital book is the result of decades of international research. It exposes the gender bias in cardiology and paves the way for better heart health for women everywhere.

(p) 2020 Octopus Publishing Group
Everyone Try Yoga

Everyone Try Yoga

There is a style of yoga to suit everyone, regardless of age, gender or fitness levels. Learn what yoga can do for you, from improving your health, helping you lose weight and tone up, reducing stress and lifting your mood. The book explores 10 different styles of yoga, including: – Iyengar – Ashtanga – Yoga for Sports – Restorative – Hatha – Yoga for Pregnancy so you can find the right ‘fit’ for you. Some styles are athletic and physically demanding, whilst others focus on balance, breathing and releasing tension. Follow three 20-minute full sequences for morning, noon and night, with easily accessible exercises. With advice from ten experienced yoga teachers, Everyone Try Yoga is all you need to get started or broaden your existing yoga practice. Triyoga is Europe’s leading yoga centre, with high profile clientele and attracting the top UK and visiting international yoga teachers who have the motto ‘everyone try yoga’ because each style has its own unique emphasis, benefits and challenges. Everyone Try Yoga draws on the expertise of over 15 highly experienced teachers from triyoga to show you what each style can offer. The book features practical and accessible exercises throughout, including three full sequences suitable for all levels. The accompanying DVD provides a powerful visual aid to guide you through these sequences. It also explores the history of yoga, giving context to our modern take on this 4,000-year-old tradition. With guidance on yoga for men, children, pregnancy and the menopause as well as meditation and improving energy, Everyone Try Yoga contains all you need to start or deepen your yoga practice.
Destination Fabulous

Destination Fabulous

‘Full of uplifting advice, practical wisdom and kind intelligence: I certainly felt more fabulous after reading it.’ Elizabeth Day

‘An encouraging and exhilarating celebration of ageing. Full of life-wisdom for mind, body and spirit.’ Victoria Hislop

‘Brilliant – absolutely brilliant!’ Lorraine Kelly

‘A witty, warm, wise and illuminating guide to how to be your best self, inside and out. Deliciously upbeat and brimful of positivity, it’s a perfect roadmap for the years ahead. I loved it.’ Mariella Frostrup


‘A joyous celebration of the pleasures of growing older, and an empowering manifesto for changing our attitudes to age.’ Justine Picardie

‘Perhaps the most important thing I have learned when it comes to appearance is that looking your best self is, more than anything, about what is going on inside. The more fully realised you are, the more you find your purpose, the more that will shine out of you and the better you will look.’
Anna Murphy

From the Fashion Director of The Times comes a wise, inspiring and invigorating guide to making the most of life as a grown-up woman – from the practical (how to dress your best) to the existential (how to feel your best).

At 50, Anna Murphy feels more visible than at any point in her life to date. Her new book, Destination Fabulous, is the toolkit you need to embrace your age and celebrate the wisdom and inner beauty that comes with it.

It’s not about impossible goals. It’s not about running a marathon (unless you want it to be). It’s not about denying the ageing process, nor attempting to erase its signs. It’s not about letting everything go, either. It’s about balance. It’s about the possible and the present. And it’s about the future you want.
How do you lift and smooth your face naturally? Should you go grey, and, if so, how? How do you deal with menopause? Anna combines her knowledge from years of writing about fashion and beauty with her openness to the alternative ways of thinking found in disciplines such as yoga and Chinese medicine. For her natural is always best.

As for fashion, Anna knows better than anyone that this can be the ultimate route into surfacing the true you. She shares all her tricks for finding your way to a wardrobe that will transform not just the way you look but the way you feel. And she shares the highlights of her conversations over the years with super-stylish agers such as Iris Apfel and Miuccia Prada. How have they got it right?

Drawing on the wisdom of writers as diverse as Pema Chödrön and Eckhart Tolle, Dorothy Rowe and Osho, Nora Ephron and Mary Oliver, she writes about saying goodbye to what doesn’t serve you and welcoming what does; about forging relationships that work for you as well as others; and about finding your purpose, whether in your personal or professional life. Discover how the bumps on her road have helped her find her way to her true path. Her hope is that this book will help you to find yours, too.
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