Women of the 60s Turning 50

Women of the 60s Turning 50 : A Wellness Guide for Boomers

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Fifty today is looking more like 35 than ever before, except the ovaries don't know it yet! Although they probably look, dress and feel much younger than their mothers or their grandmothers did at the same age, all the boomer women hitting 50 are still at as great a risk of heart attack, stroke, osteoporosis or breast cancer as previous generations. Writer Sara Rosenthal, who specializes in women's health issues, provides all the information women need to maintain good health and prevent "bad aging." Each chapter is devoted to a top health concern, including type-2 diabetes, menopause, heart health, breast health, colon health, mental health, ovarian cancer and osteoporosis. Sections on what to eat and how to move, and explanations of how to prevent, delay or reverse age-related diseases, are featured in all chapters.
This book: * is the only Canadian book that targets the top health problems facing this generation * is a prescriptive guide that offers strategies to avoid osteoporosis, reduce hot flashes, decrease high blood pressure, improve digestion and increase blood flow to the heart * includes a chapter on sex that describes how to boost the libido through natural remedies and how to avoid menopausal symptoms
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 408.23g
  • Prentice-Hall (Canada)
  • Scarborough, Canada
  • 0130268143
  • 9780130268143

Table of contents


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1. Perimenopause for Hippies (And Ex-Hippies).

How Menopause Became a Disease. Natural Menopause. Surgical Menopause. Long-Term Effects of Estrogen Loss: Postmenopausal Changes. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). What to Eat. How to Move.

2. Your Heart Of Hearts.

Who's at Risk for Heart Disease? Signs of a Woman's Heart Attack. What to Eat. How to Move.

3. Weighty Issues.

Weight Gain. Unpacking Obesity. Eating Disorders. What to Eat. How to Move.

4. Breast Health.

Reviewing the Known Risk Factors. Genetic Screening. Mammography Guidelines at 50. Prevention Strategies for Breast Cancer. What to Eat. How to Move.

5. Colon Health.

Staying Regular. Bowel Diseases. Screening for Colon Cancer. What to Eat. How to Move.

6. Bone Health.

What Is Osteoporosis? Preventing Bone Loss. What to Eat. How to Move.

7. Type 2 Diabetes.

What Is Type 2 Diabetes? Controlling Your Blood Sugar. Medications and Insulin. Concerns for Women with Type 2 Diabetes. What to Eat. How to Move.

8. For Your Mental Health.

Are You Depressed or Just Sad? Depression. Managing Depression. What to Eat. How to Move.

Appendix A: Herbs for Perimenopause.

Appendix B: Herbs for Postmenopause.

Appendix C: Vitamins and Minerals for 50-Something.

Appendix D: Where to Go for More Information.


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About Rosenthal

About the Author

M. Sara Rosenthal is a professional health writer, teacher and author of thirteen health books including Women & Passion, The Thyroid Sourcebook, Managing Your Diabetes and The Gynecological Sourcebook. Her books have won rave reviews from the New York Times and the Ladies Home Journal, among other publications. An associate of the Centre for Health Promotion at the University of Toronto-a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre-Sara is involved in lobbying for better public health policy and disease prevention guidelines. She frequently lectures and appears as a health expert on television and radio shows across North America. Visit her Web site at www.sarahealth.com.
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