The M Word

Everything nobody tells you but that you really need to know about menopause and peri-menopause

The M Word
Format: Paperback / softback, 288 Pages
ISBN: 9781911632382
Publisher: Murdoch Books
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The time is ripe for a book that lifts the negative connotations around the experience of peri-menopause and menopause and Dr Ginni Mansberg is perfectly placed to do just that. A practicing GP and mother of 6 who has just turned 50 herself, Ginni has written a solution-focused handbook for understanding, embracing and (even) enjoying this key stage in a woman's life.

In The M Word, she outlines the medical science, explaining what happens at a cellular level in the body once key hormones begin to diminish; she details the symptoms and experience, from hot flushes and weight gain to increased anxiety and poor sleep; then explores the pros and cons of treatment options such as MHT Menopause Hormone Therapy and Botox as well as home remedies like the best foods to eat, the most effective exercise regime, and tips on how increase neuroplasticity (move over, Sudoku!). All this she delivers with her customary good humour, sharing personal anecdotes along with the evidence-based facts that will help women make informed choices about their health and well-being.

The author

A well respected GP for more than 20 years and currently working in general practice in Sydney, Dr. Ginni Mansberg is a specialist in the areas of parenting, women's, children's and general health, seeing everyone from newborns through to their great grandparents. As a speaker and presenter, Ginni is sought after as an authority on everything from sleep to beating stress, wellness, life balance and a range of general health and medical related topics. She is refreshingly honest, knowledgeable engaging and approachable. Ginni is host of Foxtel's Embarrassing Bodies Downunder, Channel 7's resident GP on Sunrise and The Morning Show and one of Australia's most trusted health and well-being experts.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 288 Pages
ISBN: 9781911632382
Illustrations: b-w illustrations
Size: 6.02 in x 9.21 in / 152.91 mm x 233.93 mm