Okay, so I Don't Have a Headache: What I Learned (and What You Need to Know) about PMS, Hormones, Stress, Menopause--and Sex

Okay, so I Don't Have a Headache: What I Learned (and What You Need to Know) about PMS, Hormones, Stress, Menopause--and Sex

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Okay, so I Don't Have a Headache: What I Learned (and What You Need to Know) about PMS, Hormones, Stress, Menopause--and Sex by Cristina Ferrare, Christina Ferrare

Cristina Ferrare shocked the country - and herself! - when she revealed something very personal on her live talk show, Home and Family: that over the last few years, she had experienced a lack of sexual desire. Her revelation prompted appearances on Oprah and Dateline NBC, and she began to receive letters, calls, and e-mails from hundreds of women who told of their own experiences and were desperate for more information. They, too, were going through a loss of libido and were glad to know they were not alone.

When Ferrare went to her doctor, she found that a lack of testosterone in her body was a key reason for her lack of interest in sex, and the doctor prescribed a testosterone cream that put her back in the mood - and thrilled her husband. But spurred by her approaching menopause, she wanted to find out for herself how hormone levels affect everything in our bodies - and how everything we do and eat affects our hormone levels. Ferrare came to the conclusion that a natural approach to balancing her hormones made sense for her. Now Ferrare offers a frank, funny, informative, and inspiring personal account of what she went through - and what she learned along the way.

Based on information from her own doctors and other medical experts and authoritative sources, Okay, So I Don't Have a Headache helps women understand their own bodies and begin to find answers for themselves. Ferrare talks about vitamins, minerals, and herbs; stress and sexual desire; dealing with the symptoms of menopause and PMS (which her husband calls Pre-Monstral Syndrome); and how diet and exercise work to keep the body in balance. The book also includes more than fifty of Ferrare's own recipes designed to help balance out-of-whack hormones, along with sensible suggestions for stress-relieving exercises and relaxing rituals, including "tub power" and things to do in the closet.

With the wit and candor that have made her one of America's most recognized celebrities, Ferrare brings needed attention to topics of real importance to all women.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582380292
Publisher: Golden Books Adult Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/04/1999
Pages: 175
Product dimensions: 5.77(w) x 8.55(h) x 1.14(d)

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