Smart women understand that taking care of their health is essential to maintaining an active lifestyle. This comprehensive guide shows you how to work with your body instead of against it to stay healthy and happy through menopause and beyond. Written by two practicing doctors who have been close girlfriends since they met during medical training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Smart Woman’s Guide to Midlife and Beyond includes the doctors’ own personal experiences, patient stories from their medical practices, and all the information you need to age with good health, grace, and humor.
Together, Robin and Dave join their insight and diverse experience to bring you this book: Healed, the leading-edge collaboration that will change your life—by bringing you the secret to never ending joy, happiness and vitality.
This book is divided into four interconnected parts.
Part I: Learn what you need to know about
• Your heart
• Your brain
• Your gut
Part II: Find out how to
• Overcome depression and sadness without the drugs
• Live longer and be happier (think coffee and chocolate)
• Improve your sex life (think Scream Cream)
Part III: Teaches you how to
• Stop dieting and yet lose weight
• Maintain a healthy weight
• Use the secret of the floating set point
Part IV: Gives you hard evidence how dancing
• Will keep your brain and your body young
• Improve your social life and your love life
• Make you a happier person
Guaranteed to inspire you to get up and start dancing!
A few years ago, I was asked as a physician to speak to a local grade school, which included all the children in grades Kindergarten through Sixth. I was given the task of answering medical questions that the children wrote out themselves. I only had five minutes to answer the questions once a month. There were so many wonderful and insightful questions asked that I decided to answer as many as I could in writing. It then occurred to me that other children all over the country probably asked the same questions asked by these children. When children go to the doctor, they are usually sick and their parents ask all of the questions. It can be very intimidating. I decided to take the questions and make them into this book. This book is designed to address the curious, inner child in all of us.