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Top Books on Menopause: Essential Reads to Navigate Your Transition

Exploring the books that are currently on our bookshelf. Providing invaluable guidance and support through menopause, as well as some fantabulous real life experiences. This blog highlights essential reads that...

Menopause can feel like (and often is) a daunting journey—a mix of physical symptoms and emotional upheavals. Fortunately, a plethora of resources is available to not only educate but also comfort and guide you through this transition. We don’t want to be another generation of women who were ‘in a bad mood for years’. It’s so sad and frustrating that many of our mothers had no idea what was going on for them, and it’s brilliant that it’s changing (even if a little slowly).  That's where knowledge becomes power, and nothing provides insight quite like a good book. This blog post delves into the top books that have made it to our bookshelf, promising to guide, educate, and comfort you through menopause.

The Let’s be frank…skincare Menopause Bookshelf 2024 Edition

In no particular order

The Menopause Manifesto

In her follow-up to the #1 bestseller The Vagina Bible, Dr. Jen Gunter, Canadian OB/GYN and the internet's most fearless advocate for women's health, brings us empowerment through knowledge by countering stubborn myths and misunderstandings about menopause with hard facts, real science, fascinating historical perspective, and expert advice.

Queen Menopause

From Australian model Alison Daddo; Finding your majesty in the mayhem.  A friendly, frank, compassionate and comprehensive companion for any woman experiencing menopause, or anyone wondering what to expect.

The Definitive Guide to the Perimenopause and Menopause

It's time to talk about the menopause openly, to dispel the myths and inform every woman of their choices for this important stage of life. Drawing upon exclusive new research, hundreds of case studies and Dr Newson's personal experience, The Definitive Guide to the Perimenopause and Menopause shares the facts, the science plus a range of medical and lifestyle changes that could help you.

The Menopause Reset

Dr. Mindy Pelz brings us a transformational plan for women who find themselves struggling through their menopausal years and who may be experiencing sudden symptoms such as sleepless nights, irritable moods, unexplained anxiety, trouble retrieving words, weight gain, and hot flashes.

Menopausing

The positive roadmap to your second spring from Davina McCall and Dr Naomu Potter.  By exploring and explaining the science, debunking damaging myths, and smashing the taboos around the perimenopause and menopause, this book will equip women to make the most informed decisions about their health… and their lives

It's The Menopause: What you need to know in your 40s, 50s and beyond

A reassuring, practical go-to book from trusted author Kaz Cooke in her laugh-out-loud style, informed by menopause doctors & other experts, and the voices of thousands of real women. Here's help for the mental & physical challenges of perimenopause, menopause, 'early' menopause and is-this-even-menopause.

The Menopause Brain: The new science for women to navigate midlife and optimise brain health for later years

Menopause and perimenopause are still a black box to most doctors, leaving patients exasperated as they grapple with symptoms ranging from hot flushes to insomnia and brain fog. As a leading neuroscientist and women's brain health specialist, Dr Lisa Mosconi unravels the mystery by revealing how menopause doesn't impact just the ovaries, but is a hormonal show in which the brain takes centre stage.

The New Menopause: Navigating Your Path Through Hormonal Change with Purpose, Power, and Facts

Menopause is inevitable, but suffering through it is not! This is the empowering approach to self-advocacy that pioneering women's health advocate Dr. Mary Claire Haver takes for women in the midst of hormonal change in The New Menopause. A comprehensive, authoritative book of science-backed information and lived experience, arming women with the power to secure vibrant health and well-being for the rest of their lives.  Not actually in the bookcase yet, it’s on pre-order!

These books are more than just pages filled with information—they are companions for us in a world where it’s not always easy, which is ironic given the flow of information in the world, to be able to find someone who really understands what you are going through.

Each woman’s menopause experience is unique, and understanding one's body and mind  is crucial. We encourage you to dive into these books, grab yourself some additional knowledge and take on this new chapter of life with courage and positivity.  It doesn’t just have to be books either, stay tuned for the list of what we are listening to in podcasts on menopause and if you want a friendly community to share your journey with, join us over in our Facebook Group and let us know how the books went!

  1. The notes about each book have been taken from various online bookstores, as they do give a great concise intro, mine would be way too wordy!  We encourage you to buy from a local bookstore, go to a library and share books with your friends when you can.

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