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A book review of Perimenopause: The Savvy Sister’s Guide to Hormone Harmony by Dr. Anna Garrett

A book review of Perimenopause: The Savvy Sister's Guide to Hormone Harmony by Dr. Anna Garrett

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Anna Garret Companies (2019)
Women’s Health
246 pages

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Summary: “Perimenopause? What?! I’m way too young!” If you’re suddenly struggling with weight gain, insomnia, irregular bleeding or flooding, mood swings, and relationship challenges, perimenopause may be knocking at your door. And there’s more! Burning tongue, itchy skin, electric shock feelings? Yes, these can be part of perimenopause too.

Women are inundated with information on how to have healthy, happy pregnancies, but we get left out on the opposite end of the reproductive spectrum. That stops now! In this entertaining, information-packed, empowering book, Dr. Anna Garrett shares everything you need to know about your body and how to care for it to create hormone harmony.

Here are just a few of the things you’ll learn: Perimenopause can start as young as 35, Why perimenopause is very different from menopause, How you CAN balance your hormones and find symptom relief, Why you’re not going crazy and Tips for creating a healthcare team that gets you the care you deserve

Dr. Anna offers realistic, holistic solutions for diet challenges, sleep, stress reduction, supplements and more in her savvy sister’s guide. Perimenopause is a revolutionary book focused on giving you the tools to navigate this transition with grace and ease so you can rock your mojo through midlife and beyond!


I stumbled upon this book for free but it was perfect timing. I just turned 40. The book explains first and foremost the difference between perimenopause and menopause. This is an important distinction. Another important point is made later, that perimenopause is NOT an illness. Even if a doctor confirms you are going through it, it’s not a diagnosis. It’s all completely normal.

I know some things about perimenopause already but I still learned some things from this book. There are more symptoms than just weird periods, irritability, hot flashes and night sweats. Those are the only ones you hear about.

Of course the book doesn’t just go over symptoms. It also discusses various possible treatments and their pros and cons. Natural remedies are discussed as well. This is a good starter resources for those approaching perimenopause.

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I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.