We may not welcome change, but it usually brings new opportunities and the possibility of a fresh start. When the great change of the menopause begins to be felt in a woman’s life, the accompanying loss of fertility and signs of growing older can signal a life crisis.
In this essential guide written from the holistic perspective of anthroposophic medicine, Dr. Eveline Daub-Amend shows how this turning point in a woman’s life can become a positive time of transformation—one of entering a new phase of life with a fit and healthy body, mind, and spirit. She discusses how symptoms can be treated using natural methods and addresses emotional and psychological processes and changes.
As a medical doctor and former gynecologist, Dr. Daub-Amend offers authoritative guidance on many issues: the role of hormones; changes in the menstrual cycle and hormonal balance; loss of fertility; contraception; and the affects on sexuality and partnership. She also provides advice on dealing with hot flashes, sleep disorders, irregular bleeding, joint pains, skin and hair care, and weight and figure, as well as specific health problems such as osteoporosis, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and depression. Moreover, she considers complementary methods of treatment, the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and the significance of diet and exercise.