Sarah and Ellison Weist, both fifty-somethings, get real, discussing myriad aspects of menopause (both positive and negative) and perimenopause with Dr. Susan Reed, a noted expert in midlife women’s health. As she’s also a mother and a long-time runner/triathlete, Dr. Reed speaks with a deep empathy of mother runners and how menopausal symptoms can throw us off our game (or, rather, workout routine!). Recognizing inability to sleep is a major concern, she offers numerous suggestions for getting more and better quality shut-eye. She talks extensively about various hormonal therapy options to treat symptoms of The Change, including several prescriptions normally used to prevent baby-making, as well as other types of Rx’s. Dr. Reed teases apart what side effects are related to aging versus menopause. Adding some brevity: a frank discussion for (yet another!) use for coconut oil, and find out what type of contest Sarah might enter (but hopefully not win!). Most important take-away from the good doc: Don’t tough out menopause. Amen, sister!
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Books Ellison and Sarah discuss in introduction:
1861 by Adam Goodheart
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastei
The Wanderers by Meg Howrey
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Signals: New and Selected Stories by Tim Gautreaux
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
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