- Library Binding: 224 pages
- Publisher: Avery; 1 edition (Oct. 2 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1583330003
- ISBN-13: 978-1583330005
- Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 1.9 x 23.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 340 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,668,032 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Get Off the Menopause Roller Coaster: Natural Solutions Library Binding – Oct 2 2000
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From Library Journal
Lieberman, a clinical nutritionist with a great deal of interest in natural therapies, has written a clear, concise guide to treating the symptoms of menopause. Her focus is holistic, with good advice on eating right, exercising, and taking herbal supplements to counteract menopause-related hot flashes, menstrual changes, and sexual symptoms. Though following her advice is not as convenient as taking hormone replacement pills, Lieberman argues persuasively that her plan is a healthy way to approach menopausal changes. She does discuss the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy, but she challenges readers not to use it as a substitute for healthy living. Very well written and engaging, this work complements Dr. Susan Love's Hormone Book (LJ 3/1/97) and Miriam Stoppard's Natural Menopause (DK, 1998) while offering a nice counterpoint to Adam Romoff's excellent Estrogen : How and Why It Can Save Your Life (LJ 2/1/99). Recommended for public libraries and consumer health collections.DElizabeth Williams, Houston Acad. of Medicine-Texas Medical Ctr. Lib.
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About the Author
Shari Lieberman, Ph.D., C.N.S., F.A.C.N., is a professor at the University of Bridgeport, School of Human Nutrition graduate program and runs a private practice as a clinical nutritionist in New York City. A popular advocate of natural therapies, she appears regularly on QVC and is the coauthor of The Real Vitamin and Mineral Book.
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Things I can't agree with are her fear of saturated fats but then this book was published in 2000, things are changing now. Saturated fats are not at all a problem to your health (read Fat and Cholesterol are Good for You). Her concept of Good and Bad Cholesterol is also outdated. All cholesterol is needed and lowering it too much can lead to serious problems! She also fills pages with useless bits of information like telling you what she talked about in the past chapters and what will come later which I find rather irritating. There are a few repetitions which are not really necessary. Other than that and a few typos it is a well written book. As far as soy products go I need to read more on the subject but I don't think that they are a good idea, not unfermented soy. She advises eating flaxseeds, so did an acupuncturist I visited, but they forget to warm people about phytates which seem to leach some needed minerals out of the body, although research now seems to point out they might be good in prevented osteoporosis. Very confusing! She doesn't seem to know about the theory that actually a diet based on the right fats and protein, low on carbohydrates (she advises the contrary) might be a good thing (read Trick And Treat - how 'healthy eating' is making us ill). People getting fat because they eat fat.... I don't think so..... fat can even help people lose fat! Again.... read Trick and Treat or any other book on the subject! She is not much on seeds and nuts but I thought that they were quite healthy.... again confusing but she points out the dangers of Hydrogenated fats which are a real problem in our diet! She advises eating fat fish, like salmon and especially farmed fish without taking into account that most farmed fish nowadays doesn't seem to be good for consumption (read Great Food Gamble!). And no, after all protein doesn't seem to cause cardiovascular disease or be bad for the kidneys.
The bits about the servings were a bit unnecessary, she goes on and on about it but I can hardly believe people will remember all that or even need it! Eating should also be fun, not only about what and how much! After all what is a serving exactly? It seems like the modern politically correct crap no one knows what it is about! And after all we are all different, different weights, ages, sex, hights.... we can't all eat the same!
Exercise is very necessary nowadays and she calls attention for its draw backs which I know all too well. I have just had an operation on a tendon on my left arm which I ruptured while exercising in the swimming pool. After 5 weeks I am still in a lot of pain meaning.... the risks are very real, although I always tried to be sensible and was by no means a fanatic!
I went to a new doctor yesterday and I took this book with me in case I needed to clarify some matters. He didn't like the fact that I am getting information from books but then... I didn't like him so I won't be seeing him again and have already interviewed a new one on the phone whom I will be seeing next week (now I don't bother to go for an appointment anymore without knowing more about the doctor otherwise it is a waste of time and money). I will be reviewing the other books I bought as soon as I have read them but this one is a good starting point! Be positive.... We are all getting older, not just us women in the menopause but we have a lot to give and we can still be gorgeous women for many years! When I visit my new doctor the first thing I will mention is that calling me old is not an option! If he does I am out of there!