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FEAR OF FIBROIDS
PROGESTERONE CREAM: GOOD MARKETING, BAD STUFF
A WARNING TO WOMEN TAKING HORMONES: RESIST
BUILDING BETTER BONES
HAIRY PROBLEMS FOR MIDLIFE WOMEN
THE DARK SIDE OF SOY
HUBBY HORMONES AND HOT FLASHES
LOSING YOUR MIND?
THE JOY OF HOT FLASHING


FEAR OF FIBROIDS
Learn the truth about uterine tumors, whose symptoms bother half of all menopausal women.

Uterine fibroids, also called fibroid tumors, myomas, or leiomyomas, may increase incontinence and flooding during menopause and lead to hysterectomy - some of the reasons they are feared by many women. Herbalist Susun Weed clears up common misconceptions and explains:
· Why fibroids are more annoying than harmful (less than 0.1 percent are malignant)
· Why most fibroid-related hysterectomies are unnecessary
· How reiki treatments, a lignin-rich diet, and herbs can help shrink fibroid tumors
· Which drugs, herbs, foods, and health food products to avoid
· Herbal remedies to bolster your health and to speed healing if you opt for surgery

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PROGESTERONE CREAM: GOOD MARKETING, BAD STUFF
Expert says progesterone cream helps its makers, not its users.

According to author and expert Susun Weed, beware of the overblown claims being made about the effectiveness of progesterone cream by those who have financial interests in the product. Women using progesterone cream to alleviate menopausal symptoms are participating in one of the largest unsupervised trials of hormone use ever conducted. She discusses:
· Why crude plant hormones cannot be absorbed through the skin
· Scientific studies on the worthlessness of progesterone cream
· Why women who use progesterone cream may be setting themselves up for reproductive cancer and weak bones
· How to safely increase progesterone levels with herbs

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A WARNING TO WOMEN TAKING HORMONES: RESIST
Learn how to restore hormone balance safely and naturally

Despite serious health warnings by the leading medical associations, doctors still prescribe hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Susun Weed offers advice to women who are currently taking HRT and gently points them toward a safer route by explaining:
· How to alleviate some of the side effects of HRT, including bloating, migraines, and headaches, with nourishing herbs
· HRT's connection to breast, lung, endometrial, and ovarian cancer; gall bladder disease; blood clots and stroke; and elevated blood pressure; plus how to wean yourself off HRT
· How to use herbs and diet as a safer alternative to achieve the right balance of hormones naturally-without side effects

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BUILDING BETTER BONES
Expert shows how misinformation about osteoporosis is leading doctors and patients down the wrong path.

At age forty, women are bombarded with stern warnings to increase their bone mass and to take calcium. According to Susun Weed, numerous studies show that low bone mass does not correlate with higher fracture rates, and that post-menopausal fractures are less common in women who consume calcium from food, not pills. She says strong, flexible bones are superior to massive, rigid ones. Learn:
· Why women should avoid calcium supplements
· Why drugs that increase bone mass are dangerous
· Which foods and beverages leach calcium from the body
· Best bone-building exercises, herbs, and foods
· Why long cooking times for greens yield more minerals
· Good-for-bones recipes: "Old Sour Puss Mineral Mix" and "Strong Bone Stew"
· How to prevent osteoporosis even if you are at high risk

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HAIRY PROBLEMS FOR MIDLIFE WOMEN
Finally, someone's talking about them!

When was the last time your doctor asked you about the state of your hair? It may be coming out by the brushful from your scalp while growing profusely in places where it's unwelcome (on your chin). Many women notice something happening to their hair during menopause, but it's a topic that rarely gets discussed. Now, menopausal expert Susun Weed addresses hairy problems seriously and openly. Find out:
· What role hormone fluctuations play in hair health
· Why hair turns grey and changes texture in midlife
· Herbal remedies for thinning hair and bald spots
· Why sudden hair growth may be a warning sign of something serious

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THE DARK SIDE OF SOY
Herbal expert reveals too much tofu can be dangerous.

Consuming large amounts of unfermented soy-including soy milk, tofu, "fake" cheese and lunchmeat, tofu hotdogs, and soyburgers can lead to a myriad of health problems. Herbal healing expert Susun Weed says soy can promote brittle bones, thyroid problems, memory loss, vision impairment, irregular heartbeat, depression, vulnerability to infections, and increased risk of stroke. Are all soy foods bad? Weed explains:
· Why tamari and miso are the soy family's "good guys"
· How soy interferes with the body's ability to liberate, utilize, or create key nutrients, such as calcium, zinc, B12, and thyroid hormone
· Current research showing soy isoflavones may promote breast cancer cells
· What complementary foods, such as seaweed, counteract soy's negative effects

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HUBBY HORMONES AND HOT FLASHES
No, it's not his imagination. Male menopause is real.

It's called andropause. Some argue that male menopause cannot exist, since men don't menstruate. Others argue that testosterone levels drop in men after the age of forty and that this is analogous to the hormonal changes that women experience. Herbalist Susun interviewed mid-life men and found them dealing with some of the same symptoms as menopausal women. Learn:
· How to recognize the symptoms of andropause
· What to do about memory problems, lower libido, and emotional sensitivity
· The phenomenon of "sympathetic hot flashes"
· Herbal remedies and other safe, natural ways to cope with andropause
· Why it is important for men to avoid supplemental hormones

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LOSING YOUR MIND?
Learn how to keep your mind vibrant and your memory sharp.

While memory loss and absent-mindedness are associated with menopause, permanent loss of mental acuity is not inevitable. Menopause diva Susun Weed says women should pay as much attention to their brain function as to their body-into ripe old age. She recommends:
· Effective meditation techniques that take just five minutes a day
· Foods that aid in memory retention and quick response time
· Herbal allies for your mind and intellect
· Easy mental games that keep your brain sharp and at the ready
· Brain-healthy vitamin and mineral sources

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THE JOY OF HOT FLASHING
Expert talks about what causes hot flashes, how to deal with them, and how to enjoy them.

Hot flashes are the most common symptom of menopause, experienced by almost all women. Herbal guru Susun Weed suggests that hot flashes can be your friend-especially once you understand them. Learn:
· Why frequent hot flashes are a sign of vibrant health.
· Homeopathic remedies for hot flashes that work
· Herbal remedies that ease and cool hot flashes
· Seven foods and beverages that may bring on hot flashes
· Why stress or unexpressed anger can bring on a hot flash
· The link between hot flashes, kundalini energy, and the nervous system

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Susun Weed, green witch and wise woman, is an extraordinary teacher with a joyous spirit, a powerful presence, and an encyclopedic knowledge of herbs and health. She is the voice of the Wise Woman Way, where common weeds, simple ceremony, and compassionate listening support and nourish health/wholeness/holiness. She has opened hearts to the magic and medicine of the green nations for three decades. Ms. Weed's four herbal medicine books focus on women's health topics including: menopause, childbearing, and breast health. Visit her site www.susunweed.com for information on her workshops, apprenticeships, correspondence courses and more! Browse the publishing site www.wisewomanbookshop.com to learn more about her alternative health books. Venture into the NEW Menopause site www.menopause-metamorphosis.com to learn all about the Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way.


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