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post #201 of 207
Cathe, I love the Dr. Sears nutrition book...it explains concepts so simply. I learned so much from it.

#12 What your doctor may not tell you about premenopause by Dr. John Lee and Dr. Jesse Hanley. Someone recommended this as a help for TTC to explain how all the hormones work. I don't think I'm premenopausal but I did learn quite a bit about hormones. I'm a bit skeptical of natural progesterone cream being the cure-all they say it is, but I will keep it in mind. Someone on Amazon recommends Screaming to be Heard as a counterpoint to this.

Here's the review:
Are you a woman between 35 and 50 experiencing PMS, migraine headaches, sudden weight gain, fatigue, irritability, tender or lumpy breasts, memory loss, fibroids, or cold hands and feet? If so, you may be experiencing symptoms of premenopause. Even if you're a decade or more away from menopause, your hormones may already be out of balance, usually caused by an excess of estrogen and a deficiency of progesterone, say the authors of What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause. John Lee, M.D., is a well-known advocate of the benefits of natural progesterone and the author of What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause. Jesse Hanley, M.D., adds sensitivity to the emotional and spiritual aspects of premenopause. The authors recommend natural progesterone cream to balance your hormones, eliminate premenopausal symptoms, and make you feel better. They also discuss the dangers of xenohormones--substances not found in nature that have hormonal effects--frequently found in pesticides, solvents, plastics, and hormone-treated meat. The book presents common symptoms of premenopause with suggested natural treatments (progesterone cream, diet, vitamins, and herbs) and substances to avoid, plus additional chapters on diet and exercise. Many case studies help to bring the information into perspective. If you are premenopausal (or close to someone who is), this is a valuable resource.
post #202 of 207
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OMG we did great ladies!!! I am going to start the MArch thread today so that I don't forget and you can all post on that starting tonight or tomorrow!!!

Thanks again for posting and lurking here, this is the most successful threads I have ever started and probably ever will!!! :LOL
post #203 of 207
#4 Wicked, The life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire.
Well, I know this has been read and discussed a lot here, so I won't say much. I really liked this book, although it was so much different than what I expected. I will have to read his other books.

I had a bad February, not a lot of reading, but March will be better! I have a stack of books as tall as me to read, and I am ready for the challenge!!
post #204 of 207
#9 Vive le Vegan! by Dreena Burton

So this is a cookbook, but I read them from cover to cover, so I think it counts. Anyhow, I've been trying to stock up on family type cookbooks and this one has caught my eye for quite a while now. Good info, great looking recipes. Can't wait to try some. And I like that the great majority of her recipes don't contain soy or meat substitutes.
post #205 of 207
18. Hangman by Chris Bohjalian

From Amazon.com
Soon after this smoothly written mystery/horror novel begins, Marcia Middleton finds the body of her husband, Brian, hanging from the attic rafters of their new house in Deering, Vt. Relocated New Yorkers, the couple had moved only a month before--shortly after Brian had confessed to an adulterous affair. An autopsy reveals that the victim was dead before his body was hoisted. Once the police learn about Brian's indiscretion and his wife-beating, they label Marcia a murder suspect. Detective J. P. Burrows, however, can't find any evidence against the widow, though he does build a case that an evil force in the Middleton house killed Brian. In the meantime, the beautiful Marcia seems to be going slowly out of her mind--from guilt perhaps. Burrows finds out, too late for one victim, that a conscience can be a dangerous thing. Bohjalian's ( A Killing in the Real World ) plot glides to a chilling conclusion.
Liked it (and finished it around 10 last night!)
post #206 of 207
19. The Arrowhead Mills Cookbook by Vicki Rae Chelf

This is one of the best natural foods cookbooks I have ever read. It was filled with practical advice. It explained all the ingredients, where to buy them, in what order to buy them to switch to a natural kitchen, how to cook with them, how to store them. There were even "routines" for things like breadmaking, growing sprouts, and soaking beans (how to fit it into your day)

I really loved this book! It is vegatarian.
post #207 of 207
just to let you all know, the March thread has started...I don't want anyone to miss these great recs. - Wicked is one of my favorite books!
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