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From the host of Medicine or Myth? and Embarrassing Bodies Down Under.  

Night sweats, hot flushes, anxiety, insomnia, exhaustion, itchy skin, low libido, painful sex.

Any of these sound familiar? Ninety per cent of women experience these symptoms some time between the ages of 40 and 60, but shhhhh...just suck it up, princess. And nobody mention the M word. Menopause and perimenopause (the hormonal roller-coaster years leading up to a woman's last period) are among our last taboo subjects. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) - once widely prescribed as the magical secret of youth - has been shunned by women and their doctors for two decades. 

Dr Ginni Mansberg, one of Australia's most trusted health and well-being experts, is here to work through the evidence and bust the taboos out of the water. The M Word is all about you and your choices. Are you being offered the best solutions for your menopause issues? Because there are great solutions to help you thrive in this new stage of life. 

What happens to your body once key hormones begin to diminish? What are the pros and cons of HRT? Which home remedies are worth a shot, and which are snake oil? Plus, how can you shift that menopause weight gain, what's best for your changing skin, how can you exercise your brain (move over, Sudoku) and why are you so bloody itchy all the time? 

All of this and more is delivered with Dr Ginni's no-nonsense humour and backed up with evidence-based facts and personal anecdotes to help women make informed choices.  

©2020 Dr Ginni Mansberg (P)2019 Murdoch Books

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The M Word’s abundance of information empowers women to define their M Time as Mighty!” (Gretel Killeen) 

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Excellent book and very helpful.

Great for understanding and information. Nice to know we are not alone.
Thank you Ginni.

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A life changing book... highly recommended to anyone completely confused about the M word!

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M for Magnificent!

Loved this book, the info was current, very helpful and the narration was excellent - as it was by the writer herself who injected her own experience as a doctor and a woman who has gone through menopause also. To me that is the perfect combination👌👌

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  • 14-04-2021

The narration was amazing

By the end of this book, I felt like Ginnni was one of my mates. She narrated beautifully and the book was jam packed with evidenced based quality information. A wonderful listen.

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  • michelle
  • 11-02-2021

A must read for EVERY woman

This book cheered me up no end and more importantly informed me of everything women need to know with regards to the Menopause. Have been very low for the last 3 years and with lockdown have felt worse. This book was my ray of light whilst walking everyday during the pandemic. Im 52 and suffered with a majority of symptoms and was told to wait until my periods had completely stopped before HRT would be considered. Well sod that I ve booked an appointment with another consultant and for the first time feel there is hope, I now know what im talking about thank you Ginni.

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