The Sexy Years: Discover the Hormone Connection: The Secret to Fabulous Sex, Great Health, and Vitality, for Women and Men
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Menopause is a complicated business. Medical issues vary widely and treatment options seem endless--especially in the wake of bad news about hormone replacement. While The Sexy Years isn't meant to supply you with a specific program of daily supplements, Suzanne Somers does offer an excellent inspiration to march forth and take control of this stage of health. Much of the book covers her own experience of menopause, including some detail on her breast cancer ordeal. She advocates the use of natural, bioidentical hormonal replacement, available through a variety of creams and supplements--it's a rare page that doesn't gush about the power of these substances or raise negative issues about the use of synthetic hormones. Introductory medical information is included on how estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone work together to keep people healthy and active; the vocabulary is understandable and generally entertaining rather than overwhelming. She provides interviews with a variety of doctors and women in various stages of menopause. These will give women a good place to start with topics to address with their own medical providers. While a short index of doctors and compounding pharmacies is provided, most women will have to do their own research to find local natural hormone specialists. But if you're looking for a boost of courage to bring up these treatments with your doctor--or simply want to investigate more natural alternatives to the standard synthetics--this is a fine place to get started. --Jill Lightner
Getting older can be brutal—women gain weight, lose their sex drive, experience hot flashes, suffer memory loss, become short-tempered, find it difficult to sleep, and on and on. It’s not so easy for men, either—they start to lose energy and stamina as they age, too (and they have to live with women going through menopause). After years of being thin and fit and full of energy, Suzanne herself encountered the “Seven Dwarfs of Menopause”—Itchy, Bitchy, Sweaty, Sleepy, Bloated, Forgetful, and All-Dried-Up. Instead of living out the rest of her life cranky, sleep-deprived, and libido-less, Suzanne set out to discover how she could get her mind, body, and life back and banish those pesky dwarfs for good.
The result is The Sexy Years: Discover the Hormone Connection—The Secret to Fabulous Sex, Great Health, and Vitality, for Women and Men. In this passionately argued and enormously practical book, Suzanne supports her own research and experiences with the expertise of leading doctors in the field of women’s and men’s health and sexuality to create an inspiring, accessible call-to-arms to women to radically rethink how they approach life after fifty, and give them the tools to turn their lives around.
Suzanne has discovered that the second half of life has been more rewarding, fun, and purposeful than her younger years. The key to her happiness? Taking natural bioidentical hormones. Natural hormones, which mimic the hormones produced in our own bodies that are almost completely lost with aging, are the answer to the symptoms of menopause that plague women. Recent findings from the medical community show that synthetic hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may be harmful to women—thus, thousands of women are looking for what else they can do to alleviate their symptoms. In The Sexy Years, Suzanne comes to the rescue with a step-by-step plan and detailed information about how women can take control of their health, for themselves and for their men, including:
• What the differences are between synthetic and bioidentical hormones, and why bioidentical hormones help women lose weight, reinvigorate their sex lives, and fight the symptoms of aging • How doctors do not receive adequate training about hormones and are slaves to the pharmaceutical industry, and what questions every woman must ask her physician about hormone replacement therapy and her health • How Suzanne turned her life around, with information about how often she visits her doctor, blood work, what hormones she takes, how to get these hormones, and more • What male menopause, or andropause, is and how men can also take bioidentical hormones and regain the energy they had in their youth • What a variety of specialists think about natural hormones, health, and sexuality—Suzanne shares the best advice from these doctors and provides a resource list of physicians and pharmacies
With bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, Suzanne has found the fountain of youth, the elixir that has made her feel thirty years old again. In combination with her Somersize diet and fitness plan, which she also writes about here, Suzanne has never felt better. The beauty of growing older, she maintains, is that you can combine the wisdom of age with the vitality of youth. Suzanne makes it perfectly clear how women and men can regain their zest for life at any age. These really are the sexy years!
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Life-Starting my Sabbatical...Putting Me into the Equation In January 2009, I began putting me into the equation by reading "The Sexy Years"...I stopped alot of things...and did only what I actually had to do and implemented me. I couldn't actually leave for a Hawaiian Island but I could create an oasis in my home...so I did. Then I began napping as long as I needed, eating right, limiting social engagements, not answering the phone, and began prepping for the "Natural Bioidentical Hormones" plan...blood tests, mamograms, and getting off my antidepressants by discovering what are the real problems. I did find I have RLS that kept me from sleeping. Realistically it is May 2009, I have just began Suzanne Somers ideas of Natural Hormones with my doctors agreement...faxing my doctors saved me alot of time with communication, results, and getting them to read or listen to this book on tape! "When you are living an authentic life, the only person you are accountable to is yourself; the only goal is to do the right thing for yourself. It is hard work, and will require focus and attention until your very last day, but what graceful work it is."-Pg 33 Sommers
Starting my Sabbactical...Putting Me into the Equation,
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Suzanne Somers The Sexy Years THe product arrived in a couple days after I placed my order. The book looked like it was new. I just placed another order for a used book and it also arrived withen 3 days of order and is in perfect condition. I recommend Amazon.com to people all the time. Especially when purchasing used books, they are less expensive and look like new books. ...more info
What every woman should know Every woman over 40 should read this book. Then past to their daughters or a friend....more info
suzanne does it again this book repeated some of what she has already written . However ,I find it a fascinating subject as I have been going thru similar problems. Suzanne has guided me thru some of this journey and has helped me explain myself and what I need to my Nurse Practioner. I will share with my menopausal friends !...more info
Buy this Book!!!! Changed my Life!! This is the book to read if you are 35 or older! It is the best book ever and makes so much sense. It changed my life! All Suzanne's books are great! I bought this for four of my best friends and they all loved it! Thank you Suzanne for opening our eyes!!!!...more info
Saved and Reborn Ten years ago I had to give up my gym workouts because I was getting hot flashes, shaking and sweating. Exercise made it worse. Doctors diagnosed "estrogen withdrawel" and prescribed Premarin and Progesterone. These made me feel worse, gain 80 lbs., and I was vomiting daily from the Progesterone. I suffered ten years with an aching back, hair thinning and falling out, feeling like I would rather be dead. I felt like this while having to take care of elder relatives! Then after hearing Suzanne, I went to one of the doctors in the book and after three weeks I am back to my old self again, able to get out of bed and go out again. This was truly the most diabling condition of my life. I thought it was over and that I'd be better off dead than suffering. Thank God for Suzanne and the bioidental hormonres....more info
Way too pat for comfort. Either Ms. Somers was brain washed or is getting some baksheesh from the doctors she is pimping in this book. There is more to the management of menopause and aging than a few little bioidentical hormones that will get you back in balance. It seemed that she was repeating a mantra that was not very compelling-to me and possibly not to herself. It's obvious that the writer has had plastic surgery, and while I don't begrudge her that (as her looks are her meal ticket), it's naive of her to have us believe her apparent eternal youth is all due to natural estrogen and progesterone. And while the (hand picked) interviewees in the book give lip service to having menstrual periods at 60 and 70, no one discusses this in any detail. Do they get PMS? Is the flow heavy? Are these like the periods we experienced in our 20's and 30s? Does ANY woman of 70 or more STILL want to be bleeding every month?! I have not read any of Ms. Somer's other books, and after reading this one, believe I will not seek them out. I am glad she has been able to make her dysfunctional childhood lucrative, but my belief is that far too much is glibly glossed over in this book....more info
Interesting Suzanne Somers offers an interesting solution to something that effects all women eventually. But, as with all medical advice, effectiveness depends on the individual. I suggest buying it and evaluating it for yourself. Debbie Farmer, parenting columnist and author of 'Don't Put Lipstick on the Cat'...more info
Risk of taking hormones as a breast cancer survivor Although I love the concept of taking bioidentical hormones for the promise of postmenopausal health and vitality, I am very concerned about the signal Suzanne sends to breast cancer survivors and those at high risk for the disease. I think Suzanne may be sending a dangerous signal by leading people to believe that hormones are safe as long as they are natural. I don't think there is any confirmation of that for those at high risk or for those who have had breast or ovarian cancer. As for myself, I have the BRCA gene and am at very high risk. (...) IT IS VERY SEDUCTIVE TO THINK BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES ARE SAFE ELIXERS. I STILL FEAR THERE IS RISK. AND WHERE ARE THE STUDIES THAT COMPARE CONVENTIONAL HRT WITH BIOIDENTICAL HRT?...more info
If you'd trust Dr. Ruth to give you acting lessons.... then you should read and trust this book....more info
Gynecologist Agrees with use of bioidentical HRT Suzanne Somers is a great spokesperson for the treatment of menopausal symptoms with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). At our menopause institute my Physicians Assistant and I have prescibed this method of treatment hundreds of times for patients in the last five years. Suzanne's openess in discussing how she coped with menopausal symptoms is so important for other women to read about and will definitely help them in making decisions about their treatment. Jerrold H. Weinberg, MD-Michigan www. birmingham-menopause.com...more info
Physicians Should Prepare Themselves For This!!! As a Physician who specializes in Anti-Aging Medicine and Preventive Medicine for people over 40, I was very pleased to see Suzanne Somers book, and enjoyed reading it very much. She is right on the mark with this timely exploratory book on taking charge of one's own health care. Most of my patients come in confused and angry, wanting to be listened to about their symptoms and refusing to believe that they have to "settle" for failing health and well being because they have read the research themselves and know that there is another choice. Suzanne presents an excellent summary that most people will understand about why most doctors don't offer alternatives to traditional hormone replacement and in fact are confused themselves. She has done her homework, and will help you to present a solid arguement for natural hormone replacement and to find the sort of doctor you need to get your health care needs met. I think that a more thorough work up than just a few blood tests are necessary to evaluate cancer risk as well as hormone levels, but I do a multi level work up that involves cardiac, immune system, hormonal and dementia prevention as well as sexual function assessment. Recommend this book to friends and to your doctor. Dr Tedde Rinker, Stress Medicine Consulting, Burlingame California....more info
HRT - SYNTHETIC OR NATURAL IS NOT SAFE OR NECESSARY! I had alot to say about this book and Suzanne Sommers's belief system about menopause but Jonathan Raymond, Washington D.C. March 16, 2004 beat me to the punch. He said it all most beautifully and accurately. All I will add is that I and the women in my family have opted for natural alternatives such as diet, exercise, vitamins, herbs, good skin care and a very positive attitude. We are all healthier and happier than before the change and are not falling apart or shriveling up. Please do not buy into the belief that menopause must be treated as if it were a disease - it is not. It is just another life phase. HRT is not safe whether it be synthetic or natural.
I recommend that you instead read "No Hormones No Fear" by Trisha Posner....more info
Thanks Suzanne for sharing your experience! Suzanne has once again made her life an open book, and what a beautiful book it is! Yes, she's gorgeous and her family is great, but it's also how she looks at things -- many celebs with easier lives than hers have held lifelong pity parties. I told a skeptical young woman at a party the other night that Suzanne's book will make life easier for her someday -- just wait and see! People just don't seem to get the difference between bioidentical hormones and synthetic ones like Premarin and Prempro. (...). Saying bioidentical estradiol is like Premarin is like saying all cars are like Fiat's -- it's just not true! My only reservation about The Sexy Years is that the book makes it seem as if the only way to go bioidentical is through compounding pharmacists -- a great way to go, for sure, but a little far out for those of us who pick up our prescriptions at Walmart. (...). If you "don't feel like yourself," there is a way to experience The Sexy Years!...more info
Don't Listen to Mr. Jonathan Raymond! This is mainly in response to another opinion on this site about this book. It's an awesome book! Suzanne Somers is not trying to make all women go through natural HRT. She's sharing her experience and how it has changed her life. It's an option that frankly I knew nothing about! It's awesome to know that there are people out there, like Suzanne, who will do research on something to better themselves as well as others. Suzanne is an educated woman with a PhD. And now because of this book, women can speak to their doctors about the alternatives and discuss what is best for them. The Sexy Years is a great book for all women. If Jonathan Raymond knows so much maybe he should do his own research studies to contradict what medical professionals are saying about natural HRT. Buy the book, you'll be greatful you did....more info
Amen... to those here who at least read the book before spouting off. And reviews written by MEN about a subject that affects only WOMEN in this way? Give me a break.
Maybe if the medical community, which seems largely made up of men more interested in how their [reprodcutive organ] works than how to help women going thru this life altering change, could concentrate a little more on helping us, this wouldn't be such an often debilitating condition.
The biggest benefit to reading this book is that it at least offers alternative choices to women searching for one. No one should blindly accept what anyone tells them about their own bodies - do the research, ask the questions and then determine the best choice for YOU. I don't need men telling me how to deal with or arm myself with knowledge about something they will never experience....more info
Not just for women! Suzanne Somers explains that males go through their own version of menopause, called "andropause" - so this book is for men, too - and also for men who want to better understand what women go through during this time.
What I like about this book the most is its straight-forward, no-nonsense approach. We do have options - and isn't it good to know what those options are? By putting it all out on the table this author is empowering us to make better choices. I like that she is living life by example. You go, girl! :-)
-Lisa Marie Coffey, author of "What's Your Dosha, Baby? Discover the Vedic Way for Compatibility in Life and Love."...more info
A Great Book for Men Too! Most people only know of Suzanne Somers as an extremely funny performer who starred in a sitcom with the late John Ritter. Now she has written an intelligent book that explains hormone imbalance symtoms that most woman have to endure. Not only has she bravely battled and survived breast cancer, but she has remained beautiful....more info
review by Johnathan I have read this review along with others and I could have told you it was a review by a man even if I had not read his name. His review helped me by validating that men do not know a thing about menapause and really do not care to help a woman get through it. I feel very angry about his stupid deas on this subject. By the way, I do not think getting through it is an answer because just like any other problem --it should be treated as a life long issue--because it is!!! I had a complete hysterectomy when I was 24 --I am now 76 and have had estrogen replacement since the hysterectomy. I know how it is to be without this vital substance and am in total disagreement with anyone who says women do not need it. They--obviously have not spent time in the shoes of a woman who is experiencing it. New ideas are born every day and should not be put off as foolish. I want to get this bioidentical therapy asap. I now take an estrogen shot every month as that is what has been the best for me but i would like something that is ongoing and keeps me even all the time. I have had a difficult time getting the estrogen because Dr's have been brainwashed into thinking it causes problems and does not work. I am living proof that it not only works but is vitally necessary to a womans good health and well being. When I get low on estrogen I have all the symtoms connected with minapause--flashes--nightmeres--irritability--etc. Every time I have to change Dr's I have to fight to receive estrogen even though they are astonished at my good health and my great fitness---I am so cute and so interesting and so funny and a sixteen year old would die for my cute shape. I play tennis, walk, keep my own house etc. and everything else life demands of me. I recently finished writing "The Widow" a novel about a woman s transition through the sudden death of her husband of 23 years. NO--it is not sad but a very revealing and lighthearted set of events and a beautiful woman seeing ';herself through' Yeah for her. No, I did not experience this myself but what a great movie it would make and what a help to anyone no matter their own experience. Suzanne--I cannot wait to read The sexy years--I have never lost my sex drive or my enthusiasm for life but know that bioidentical estrogen is the answer I have been looking for forever!! Thank you and a GREAT BIG BOO! to Johnathan....more info
A Great Book for Women! Suzanne Somers does a great service to women and men alike who are seeking to understand the symptoms of hormone imbalance. I was determined to "tough it out" with menopause, and the severe hot flashes, low libido, crankiness, weight gain, etc, but after three yrs of suffering decided that I needed relief. My own ob-gyn was not willing to really consider natural bio-identical hormones, and I was about to cave in in desperation, when three family members recommended this book (yes, they have suffered along with me). I read it straight through, cover to cover, and it gave me the courage to fire my doctor and find a doctor who would discuss ALL the alternatives with me, and be my partner in deciding what is best for me. Thank you, Suzanne Somers, for doing so much of the research for me, and for giving me that last nudge that I needed to take a stand. You are a powerful advocate for all of us, and your encouragement to become an advocate for ourselves is a timely and cutting edge message, particularly when it comes to HRT. I have not read her other books, but this one was life changing for me....more info
The Sexy Years This amazing book introduced me to possibilities . . . never mentioned by any physician. I researched the information, talked with my physician, GYN & pharmacists before starting the BHRT, with extremely rewarding results. Three years later I buy this book as a gift for women and they are amazed . . . at 68 years I introduce a positive new way of living. Go for it!...more info
wonderful book; very informative and educational I would say it was a 9 on a scale of 10 being the best...more info
Agless Wonder Looking To Stay That Way In the proess of exploring hormone replacement and this book was suggested reading by a medical professional and being impressed with Suzanne's accomplishments with overcoming her cancer I immediately looked to Amazon to find a bargin price and once again Amazon surpassed my expectations. The book arrived in excellent condition and I was surprised to receive a hardcover edition as I thought I was ordering a paperback. Have only skimmed the book but am impressed with what I seen in the table of contents - there is a lot of information in the book beyond what the title indicates....more info
book It's all about bio identical hormones and if you have enough money you can look perfect at any age. How many books can she put out that say the exact same thing! Guess she needs to keep publishing something to generate enough money to maintain her "youth"....more info
Some value, but don't blindly follow it's recommendations An interesting insight into the mind of a menopausal woman, but Sommers's "one size fits all" approach to hormone therapy can be dangerous. Estrogen is estrogen, whether from a wild yam or a chemical. One is natural, but it still can cause blood clots and other dangerous side effects. Find an understanding and progressive endocrinologist and work out your therapy together. Does Prozac work for every person who feels a bit sad? Well, same with these "miracle" hormones....more info
Menopause and HRT An informative book explaining the menopause, hormone treatments and bioidentical hormones to help you find the perfect plan for you....more info
A WASTE OF MONEY! WOW! This book was a total waste of my money. I can't say one good think about it. Don't waste your money like I wasted mine....more info
The Hormone Connection This is the 'bible' for relief at my current Physician's Office.
It is the beginning of the cure after years of frustration !...more info
We just want to feel human! Suzanne is my HERO! Someone finally put what I was feeling into words. I had a hysterectomy when I was 24 and started experiencing changes around 35 but didn't know or understand what was happening to my body. I searched high and low for answers, went to many doctors, none of which could address my issues just prescribed a bunch of synthetic drugs including anti-depressants. I refused thank god, feeling like there had to be a better way to handle than walking around like a zombie for the rest of my life. In the last 5 years I've experienced severe anxiety attacks, weight increase, headaches, night sweats, incomplete sleep, foggyness and overall I thought I was just loosing my mind. Then one day a friend gave me Suzanne's book "The Sexy Years" and I read through it in 4 days, often in tears because finally someone GOT IT! I'm not going crazy and there is a solution that doesn't involve being drugged for the rest of my life! Thank you Suzanne, I feel like you gave me a new lease on life. P.S. I'm reading Ageless and the education goes on!...more info
Don't dismiss this book because a Hollywood celebrity wrote it. As it says in the forward, yes, the medical community should catch up with Suzanne Somers. Hormones are a complex subject, and the author Suzanne is wise in the way this book is written and how the content is presented. She asks the questions (what we all want to know but were afraid to ask), and gives you her opinion. But the book is in a question and answer format where the professionals are giving their answers. You may not want to do it Suzanne's way, but she's asked the right questions, and used her celebrity to bring attention to a very important topic - one that professionals and patients should be more aware of, and that major pharmaceutical companies wish you weren't....more info
The Sexy Years:Discover the Hormone Connection This is a great first book to read before entering in to perimenopause is possible. Easy to understand and helps soften the blow many women feel when told those dredded words "Your going into menopause" I tried other things on the market prempro made me swell up 60 lbs in two month. I was told I no longer needed a period..(don't let a doctor tell you that)it just speeds up the ride to menopause. I am becomming very knowledgeable about bioidentical hormones and shame on Ob/Gyn who don't know about them.after all they have been around the medical world since the 40s!! Drug companiest hate them becasue you can't patent them and they must be mixed in a special pharmacy called a compounding pharmacy I find myself educating Dr.s who don't seem very interested.. It is not easy to find the right combonation of homrones but when you do it's jackpot! You will feel great. If only we could educate Dr.s especially female Dr.s (they are going to be here too one day).everywomen should read...more info
Very easy to read and very well researched Being 45 and in perimenopause, I started to become depressed and found I cried very easily which is the opposite of what I'm normally like. This book was recommended by a friend and has truly changed my life. Hormones play a big part in mood, weight, fat distribution and many other things. I learned enough in this book to ask my gynecologist for a prescription to give my pharmacist, who does compounding, for hormone replacement in a cream form. I use Progesterone and Testosterone and feel much better. I was the first person my gynecologist prescribed hormonal cream for that had not gone thru menopause. This is truly a subject that you need to learn and personalize for yourself....more info
Life Changing! This book is absolutely essential reading for women of all ages. It simplifies the extremely complex topic of hormonal imbalance. Women are literally perishing due to lack of this knowledge. Buy it and read it now!...more info
Sexy Years for Who? Some of this book is good and normally I love Suzanne Summers but.... A few comments like " no wonder men leave us for younger woman". Like what is that about? Woman need to feel better for themselves not some guy. Does she not know men also have hormonal problems and aging? When I ran into a few comments like that in the book it turned me off. Woman need to feel good about themselves and look good for themselves first. I just felt the book was a push for the S Principle Book and to be hot for your guy. Usually her stuff is good but I wasn't crazy about this one. Sorry nothing new in this book. Maybe helpful to someone else. Judy...more info
An easy introduction to Bioidentical Hormones I have been treating patients with bioidentical hormones for many years without having many books I could recommend to my patients. I was glad when this book came out, because it has a pretty good overview ot this therapy in easily understood terms. There are two things I particularly like. One is that she interviews a few different experts on the subject, demonstrating the "art of medicine" that is needed in this type of treatment. The other aspect I particularly liked is where she reasons with her doctor to put her back on hormones after she was treated for Breast Cancer. Her argument was well thought out, and is a good example of a patient/doctor collaboration in healthcare. Some of the style of the book is a bit cutesy, but overall I believe it does a good service for the women who read it. ...more info
a life saver The best book out there on the subject. So many women go through life just doing what the "doctor" says. This book takes you to the next level and really helps you understand your body and what is out there that can help. This may not be for everyone, but it has worked wonders for me and the people I know. ...more info
Please Be Careful Bio-identical hormones are not all they are cracked up to be. They have serious, dangerous impacts on the human body. Please, if you are going to try these, do your homework first. A growing number of women are experiencing lethal side effects. Some don't make it out the other side. I am one of the lucky ones - I survived the blood clots in my legs and two near-fatal, year-long illnesses connected with use of "natural" progesterone. Since that time, I have been contacted by scores of women who have suffered due to use of these hormones. I hope this information will be helpful to someone else, too. Please, safeguard your health - no one else is going to do it for you....more info
Nay-sayers go away I picked up this book after seeing a bit about it on some tv programs. I am finally going to be tested and find out where I fall in the hormone range. I've been plagued with terrible periods, pms, moods, depression, weight, etc. for a long time now. I was once an active, slim, vital person who has gone in the opposite direction, and I miss my old self. The small percentage of you that can get by with out any help, good for you. But living an all natural life doesn't necessarily eliminate you from having the above problems. Look at Suzanne, she ate right and exercised---it still effected her, and it effects a lot of us. I've also had endometriosis since very young, and despite being physically active and eating a lot of home grown fruit, veggies and meat/fish at the time. Don't put down what you don't know. A lot of us are suffering needlessly. We could be increasing our chances of illness and death. Just because you're one of the lucky ones doesn't mean this replacement therapy isn't needed. I'm not saying Suzanne has the answers to everything, but she does do her homework when it comes to her health issues. I believe this is just another area in women's and men's health that has been sorely overlooked for way too long. ...more info
Very useful and informative The information provided in this book was very useful and informative. All women and men entering into the golden years of their lives should read and consider the information. I know I am....more info
Great Book/Very informative I have bought this book for myself as well as for others as a gift. I think everyone woman over 40 should read it. Right from the start you can connect with what she is sharing and know that you are not alone...others are going through the same thing as you. Suzanne gives you enough information so that you can arm yourself to go out and get the healthcare that you deserve. She is down to earth and easy to connect with.Even my doctors are happy that she published this book to make the public aware of menopausal issues and how they can be treated....more info
A must read for every woman I borrowed this book from my mother and then bought the paperback version for myself. I carry it with me, highlight passages, read and read again and refer to it constantly. I am not in menopause or on hormonal therapy, but it is a MUST READ for any woman 35 and older. Easy to understand and to relate to....more info
Well Done Finally, a book that connects menopause to reduced sexual response! For too long women have been told that sexual response does not change as their ovaries finally fail at menopause. This book acknowledges the realities of menopause and gives women real information to use. Suzanne Sommers details the trials and tribulations of living with ovarian failure and its impact on a woman's sexual response. ...more info
Everyone should read Everyone, male and female alike, should read "The Sexy Years". When read with an "Open Mind" it contains life enhancing information. I ,a male, found the moral to the story to be, "You can live to be 100 feeling great, or live to be 100 feeling like crap. It's your decision."
There's no doubt that the AMA, FDA, and others of "the establishment" will disagree radically with the information provided since Suzanne took control of her life and refused to use the "Medical Professions" protocol of high dose chemotherapy to see if you can survive it. Since I have had Leukemia for more than 10 years, I know from experience what the "Medical Establishment" thinks of me for refusing to take their high dose chemo protocol.
Discover the Hormone Connection As a compounding Pharmacist for 15 of my 30 years of practice, I can honestly say this is a book worth reading. I have purchased 20+ books to lend to my menopausal women so they can understand what they are going through accurately. It is written for non-professional readers yet tells all the true information on menopause. I have over 100 women who I take care of using the techniques suggested by Suzanne. They are all happy and their husbands send me gifts regularly for helping their wives. The best part about this book is Suzanne lets her readers know that their health is in their hands. Doctors and Pharmacist are helpers not the authority....more info
The Sexy Years by Suzanne somers I absolutely loved this book. I have loaned it to several of my co-workers. For the first time, I realize the hormone connection in people as they get older. Instead of figuring out a program for myself, I can get help from the professionals she listed in her book. I am thankful that I did not have to read 50 books to get the information I needed. I recommend this book to men, women and intend to have my entire family read it....more info
The sexy years. Suzanne Somers The book was in excellent condition. The shipping took FOREVER.
3 weeks is a long time to wait. ...more info
No Horses, No Beans Fido's review below is right on! We don't want horse derived hormones and we don't want those from the soybean either. I think Suzanne's solution is a good one, that she's taken the time to get her advice from some top doctors and, she is one sexy mature woman. What's she's got, I want. ...more info
The big pharmaceutical industry coverup Here's what every person, man or woman, needs to know: That the pharmaceutical industry does not want people to have treatments and cures that they cannot patent and make a profit from. There are incredible treatments available that are not dangerous and do not have horrific side effects (and don't have to be pulled off the market suddenly). Natural hormones being one. Prolotherapy for sports injuries and arthritis being another. MSM for painful joints. Chelation therapy to clear clogged arteries and prevent major open-heart surgery is yet another. Apitherapy (bee-sting thereapy) for MS and arthritis. The list goes on, and all these therapies cannot be patentented so they are not sold or promoted by doctors or hospitals. Thank you Suzanne for bringing one type of treatment to the attention of everyone. ...more info
Disagree with Jonathan Raymond's review Mr. Raymond, I highly disagree with your summation of menopause as being a temporary discomfort that we should bear with grace. Before hitting menopause, I too was under the mistaken idea that it would be a one year event of a few hot flashes and that life would go on. However, I am fighting effects of menopause of a sevear nature lasting TEN YEARS NOW. At times I have been bedridden, hospitalized and become a burden to my family. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia as a result of "hormonal imbalance" that kept me in constant pain. Due to not being able to take synthetic hormones and not even knowing of bioidentical, I know the result on my health after a 10 year hormonal drought. I was highly offended that you marginalized what menopause can do to a woman's health. I would like to suggest that you take women at their word at how miserble they can feel and sympathize rather than critisize when they desperately seek help. I am currently beginning bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Because of my family history and other factors it will take a while to tweek my perscription but I have had improvements in this first month to the degree that I am thinking I might actually have a life again! This is particually important as I am the single mother of a handicapped child and need to be able to function and have full longevity. For that I say THANK YOU SUZANNE SOMERS! ...more info
A Different Approach I enjoyed listening to Suzanne Somers book on tape because it gave me a different approach to menopause. And thats what I was looking for. Everyone is different, and must do what is best for them and their health. But I liked hearing some different ideas on how to go through menopause. Some of them I am interested in trying out, some I felt were impractical.
All in all, I thought the book gaves some interesting options. ...more info