From the author of the international bestseller, Period Repair Manual comes Hormone Repair Manual, an essential guide to understanding perimenopause and menopause. Naturopathic doctor Lara Briden’s fresh approach aims to overturn the stigma of perimenopause and menopause and show women that:
- Many symptoms are temporary and manageable
- Emotional challenges can present an opportunity to thrive
- A focus on health during this period can bring benefits for years to come
Addressing common symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes, insomnia, depression, mood changes, migraines, weight gain, low libido and heavy periods, Lara offers practical solutions of diet, lifestyle, nutritional supplements, and tips for how to speak to your doctor about hormone therapy.
Hormone Repair Manual is backed by evidence-based research and real-world case studies and is a reassuring guide to nourishing and strengthening your body, mind and spirit, providing advice on how to overcome symptoms and maintain equilibrium.
“I’m eager to shine a light on how perimenopause and menopause are entirely normal and okay,” said Briden. “In an unofficial survey I conducted on my social media pages, I asked, ‘Are you afraid of menopause?’ and 64 percent of women responded that they were. They also said they were frightened of the stigma of menopause, which is understandable, but sad,” she said.
In Hormone Repair Manual, Briden offers new angles on the whole thing, including the viewpoint that menopause is a separate process from ageing, and it is more akin to a second puberty. The book reads as a friendly how-to guide, first with a very sound explanation of women’s hormones, along with real-world case studies, and evidence-based recommendations for managing symptoms, with a focus on nutrition and natural treatments. It is a reassuring guide to soothing, nourishing and strengthening your body and mind, and maintaining equilibrium.
The book includes a helpful glossary, references, additional resources, and easy to read charts about suggested supplements, and more.
About the author:
Lara Briden is a naturopath with more than twenty years’ experience in women’s health. Lara has helped thousands of women with PCOS, PMS, endometriosis, perimenopause and many other hormone – and period-related health problems.
Lara is the author of Period Repair Manual. Hormone Repair Manual is Lara’s second book. Find Lara on her popular blog, The Period Revolutionary, larabriden.com, and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@LaraBriden).