10 Must Read Menopause Books
Dive into a transformative journey with our curated list of the top 10 menopause books, designed to empower you with essential knowledge for optimal health and wellbeing.
By Anna Myers / Dec 03, 2022
About the book: This completely revised classic has all the information you could ever need on the remedies women have used for hundreds of years to treat osteoporosis, hot flashes, mood swings, fatigue, flooding, fibroids, low libido, incontinence, anxiety, depression, and other menopause symptoms. This “treasure trove” is one of the world's best selling books on menopause, and we can see why: it guides women through their time of metamorphosis in a kind, inspired, practical way. Includes an index, a glossary, and directions for using (and preparing) herbal medicines and healthy recipes.
What reviews say: “What an incredibly wise book” and “wild and freeing” and “thank heaven for this well-written, comprehensive, honest book about one of the most confusing stages of a woman's life.”
About the book: “I want my daughters – and yours – to embrace the menopause as simply another phase in our lives which is natural and liberating,” says the author, Liz Earle MBE. In this book, Liz Earle provides guidance on topics like “how to balance your hormones, the importance of a nourishing diet, the myths and facts about HRT, osteoporosis, how to optimise bone health, and how to boost energy and self-esteem.”
What reviews say: “As a nurse I found this book very informative. Just what I needed, as there is very little information available regarding menopause”
About the book: With its poignant and tongue-in-cheek title, Dr. Streicher's book is a solution-driven guide to the impact of hot flashes on women’s lives: almost 80% of women experience hot flashes and these can typically last 7 to 10 years. Dr. Streicher is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University, a best-selling author, and the founder and Medical Director of the Northwestern Medicine Center for Menopause. Her expertise knows no bounds and from her work, readers will be able to gain actionable, trustworthy information on the reality of hot flashes -including a guide to the use of cannabis!
What reviews say: “This book is practical yet entertaining” and “I’ve already recommended it to several friends and would like my doctor to read this as well”
About the book: An essential read by the UK's leading menopause specialist empowering women to confidently take charge of their health and their changing bodies, demystifying menopause and eliminating misdiagnosis, misinformation and stigma that are all too commonplace around the topic of menopause. She also donates 10% of all royalties she receives for the book to The Menopause Charity!
What reviews say: Lorraine Kelly says this book is “indispensable,” and adds: “Keep it by your bedside. It will transform your life, Dr Louise is a miracle worker.”
About the book: Kathy Abernethy is the chair of the British Menopause Society, and with over 20 years of clinical experience she wrote The One-Stop Guide to make life easier during a time of upheaval and change. With “clear and sensible information about recognising symptoms, getting help, treatment and staying positive,” the book offers women essential information on what should work best for them, from medication to holistic remedies and more.
What reviews say: “Gives you the knowledge to find the right path for you… and make your partner read it too!”
About the book: She is a board-certified OB/GYN and past president of the American Holistic Medical Association with more than twenty-five years of clinical experience, and visionary pioneer in women's health.
What reviews say: “Well written, talks about both natural alternatives and lifestyle hacks, as well as medical therapies!” and “ It is a long read but it opened my eyes to this journey that I am on.”
About the book: Historian Susan Mattern thinks we’ve been looking at menopause all wrong, and we tend to agree to with her. From Paraguay to Tokyo, Mattern draws on “historical, scientific, and cultural research to reveal how our perceptions of menopause developed from prehistory to today,” and introduce new ways of shaping “life beyond fertility” as an essential life stage deserving of being seen in a totally new light.
What reviews say: “A brilliantly wide-ranging study of the menopause across the centuries” and “a deeply satisfying book. It insists that what makes women special is not their sexuality, but who they are independent of their sexuality.”
About the book: Dr. Jen Gunter is a New York Times columnist and best-selling author, as well as board certified in OB/GYN and pain medicine. Her belief that an empowered patient requires facts led her to publish a feminist manifesto helping women feel ownership over their bodies, their rightful anger, and their fight to exist as ageing women in the 21st century. With strong points of view on the subject, in-depth discussions of scientific matters and an evidenced-based review of various treatment options, this book might change how we think of menopause for good.
What reviews say: “With this on the bookshelf I feel a little better armed to have the conversations with my doctor” and “A useful reference tool”
About the book: Breaking the stigma and whispers around menopause, Still Hot! is a wise, fierce, rebellious collection of bold voices to help you find solidarity and “join the menopause club.”
What reviews say: “Absolutely brilliant read” and “It’s about time women’s health is talked about and discussed openly: an interesting and informative read.”
About the book: A “revolutionary book about hormone replacement therapy,” this classic bestseller is filled with updated and revised information, potentially life saving facts, and natural alternatives to balancing hormones. You will learn how natural progesterone and changes to your diet and environment can balance your hormones, eliminate premenopausal symptoms, and prevent surgery or prescriptions, in a safe and effective program.
What reviews say: “A fantastic analysis of a woman's health issues from the age of 40 onwards” and “I think every woman should read this… I've learnt so much about my body and the journey it's going through right now”