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Book Review | Shmirshky

Title: Shmirshky: the pursuit of hormone happiness

Author: E

My Review:

As I approach the age of 40 in a few years, I have begun to wonder about the process my body will go through during the hormonal shifts of perimenopause and menopause. It is not a discussion that I have had with any of my girlfriends so I was very interested to read the new book Shmirshky: The Pursuit of Hormone Happiness by Ellen Sarver Dolgen who wrote this book under her pen name “E” (representative of “everyone”).

Shmirshky: The Pursuit of Hormone Happiness did not disappoint in that it was a wealth of information about the changes women experience during perimenopause and menopause. At times it was both horrifying and laugh out loud funny but the consistent theme throughout this book is that it is very “real” and empowers women with knowledge and information to understand what is happening (or will happen) to our bodies.

I am so glad that I took the time to read this book because I feel more confident that I will be self aware as my body begins to undergo hormonal changes and will know what symptoms are “normal” and what issues such as thyroid problems are red flags that should be addressed with my physician immediately. I plan to share this book with my older sister and friends…..it is so important that as women we no longer “suffer in silence” and talk about perimenopause and menopause openly.

I would like to recommend Shmirshky: The Pursuit of Hormone Happiness to all women who want a greater understanding of their bodies and I hope that this book does ultimately start a “movement” to bring perimenopause and menopause out for open discussions.

To learn more about Shmirshky: The Pursuit of Hormone Happiness you are invited to visit the website which has lots of additional information about the book and the author too.

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Maureen

Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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