At last, a really positive guide to the menopause which presents it as a major transition in a woman's life rather than as a medical problem. Banishing negativity and out-dated stereotypes, Beth MacEoin presents the benefits of this inevitable experience, while weighing up conventional medical theories with the alternative perspective on menopause as a natural rite of passage. Including straightforward and effective techniques for dealing with a wide range of menopausal symptoms, this book reveals the empowerment that comes with natural self-help and positive thinking without resorting to conventional drugs. - Understanding menopause - what is it exactly? - Preparation for menopause - looking at emotional and physical health - Nutritional advice and eating for the long run - The benefits of exercise - HRT - the pros and cons - Alternative self-help, for example, aromatherapy and homeopathy.