Item description for The Midlife Bible: A Woman's Survival Guide by Dee Adams Michael P. Goodman...
"Of all the books I've reviewed, The Midlife Bible is the cheapest, shortest, and the best. I give it an A." - Stephanie Weiss, The Washington Post
The Midlife Bible helps women not only survive but thrive throughout their perimenopausal and menopausal years. As benefits, they will: Have more energy Improve their memory Sleep better Enjoy sex again Look and feel better Eliminate hot flashes After 35 years of listening to women, Dr. Goodman covers every topic relevant to a woman's concerns: PMS, bleeding problems, bone density, pelvic support issues, fatigue syndromes, irritable bowel, insomnia, psychological "blahs," and the dilemma of childlessness at midlife. It includes honest information about breast cancer and an open discussion about sexuality. Dr. Goodman explains and offers relief from the "perimenopausal crazies" and, most importantly, simplifies the hormone replacement therapy decision with a full discussion of prescription hormones, bio-identicals and compounded preparations, and non-hormonal alternatives. Included is the latest on PROGESTERONE: "Is it unsafe at any speed?" The Midlife Bible is an invaluable, accessible little gem--truly a complete "survival guide."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.24" Width: 5.96" Height: 0.85" Weight: 0.96 lbs.
Publisher Robert D. Reed Publishers
ISBN 1931741328 ISBN13 9781931741323
Reviews - What do customers think about The Midlife Bible: A Woman's Survival Guide?
A book of answers that every woman is looking for May 14, 2008
Reviewed by Allison King for RebeccasReads (5/08)
As I began reading "The Midlife Bible: A Woman's Survival Guide," I felt as though Dr. Goodman was reading my mind. Menopause had always been a `hushed' topic that you didn't discuss as I was growing up. Dr. Goodman discusses alternatives to normal drug options for menopause and other health issues that arise in midlife for women. As a woman about to go through `the change' myself, it scares me that I might not be aware of all of the options for health issues that may arise. This book has given me a step forward in being more informed and confident when going in to a doctor's office.
Dr. Goodman writes in a simple language that makes it easy to understand the abundance of information he gives out in this book. He covers many health topics that a `midlife' woman might go through from the different phrases of menopause to sexuality, bone density and insomnia. He talks about not only the drug options available to assist in getting through different medical conditions, but notes how much a change of lifestyle (food and exercise) can be beneficial too. I liked how Dr. Goodman was very open to referencing and referring to other doctor's theories, books and websites to go to for more information on specific topics.
I would recommend this book for all women and even men to read to get a better understanding of how this midlife event can change the lives of everyone around you. Dr. Goodman has even written a book for men on the topic called "MEN-opause: The Book for MEN."
"The Midlife Bible: A Woman's Survival Guide" has given me hope that there are doctors still out there that are willing to listen to their patients and give alternative treatment options. The author `gets it' that not all women (or men) are alike and should not be given a standard treatment, but look at options that may be best for that individual person. As a woman in the society we live in now, we need to be informed and prepared to put our foot down when it comes to our own health decisions.
A Great Resource for Women Feb 27, 2008
Dr. Goodman's book is a real lifesaver for someone like me who has entered perimenopause. It is thorough and easy to understand. I feel well-prepared now to talk with my doctor and find the best solution for my mid-life issues and symptoms. I just wish Dr. Goodman could have a clone of himself in every major city in the U.S.!
Mind/Body Balance in a Natural Way Jun 27, 2007
I have lots of girlfriends at my yoga studio going through perimenopause. We are all trying to take a holistic approach to aging, trying to find the mind/body balance in a natural way. This book has given us a truly balanced viewpoint of hormone replacement theraphy vs. using herbs and other botanicals. It gives good information and insight about the lifestyle changes that can make the greatest difference - ladies there is no magic pill, but Dr. Goodman gives excellent advice about how to navigate the change with grace and wellness. Thanks to the "Bible" we've gained a better understanding about ourselves and can now tell the facts from the fiction.
Transition, Symptoms, and Alternative Solutions Apr 6, 2007
Michael P. Goodman, M.D., Certified Menopausal Practitioner and sex therapist, has written a complete, yet concise, informative, readable, up to date, affordable book that covers all the issues of feminine midlife. It is an excellent educational overview.
Dr. Goodman provides specific instruction on natural, nutritional, lifestyle and hormonal approaches to PMS, Peri-menopause, and menopause. The book deals with sexuality, stress, hormone alternatives, breast cancer, and bone density, as well as relationship issues. Case studies illustrate some alternative choices for dealing with specific symptoms.
Dee Adams' illustrations add a touch of subtle humor with droll captions to lighten up the frustrations of the transitional adjustments of midlife.
I enjoyed Michael's conversational writing style. After reading his book for men "Men-opause" I felt compelled to read more on the subject of midlife survival for women to better understand the changes my wife is experiencing so that we can work together to experience an ongoing, growing, and intimate relationship.
"The Midlife Bible" is an invaluable resource tool for women experiencing menopausal transitions and for husbands who want a better understanding of how to be supportive for their partner during this traumatic stage in life.
Finally! A book that really helps from a doctor who cares! Dec 30, 2003
I am extremely fortunate to be one of Dr. Goodman's patients! In an era where HMO's have a stranglehold on the standard of medical care we receive and most doctors are forced to treat their patients in an "assembly-line" fashion, it's very refreshing to find an experienced and caring physician who has successfully rebelled against that trend for the sake of being able to totally care for his patients. He spends the time to truly listen to the concerns of women, and takes a holistic approach to the challenges most women face during perimenopause and menopause.
All of the care and concern that one would experience in an office visit with him comes through in this book. Using a friendly, conversational style rather than complex medical terminology, Dr. Goodman's book reviews all of the changes women may experience during midlife, and discusses an array of options for treatment to alleviate symptoms. Everything is covered in depth and is easy to understand.
I have already given the book to a few of my friends, who have also praised it heartily. If you are beginning perimenopause and are struggling with the changes within your body, you're not going crazy! Purchase this book and be informed about your options as to how to ease the natural transition into a new phase of your life. I cannot recommend it highly enough!