Deliciously Healthy Menopause by Severine Menem (review)

Leading off with a breakdown of the affects of peri-menopause and menopause and the changes it brings to a woman’s nutritional needs, more than half of Deliciously Healthy Menopause is devoted to recipes that support those needs. 

Encouraging gluten free flour options, including vegetarian options, and not skimping on the dessert section, there are recipes (many with photographs) for many tastes. Whether it is a simple breakfast recipe of egg muffins for hormone balance, steady energy, and an immunity boost or a more involved main like Beef, spinach, and spices with rice to support bone and muscle health while providing sustained energy, there are a variety of recipes to tempt you into healthy choices in the kitchen.

What I appreciate most about Deliciously Healthy Menopause – other than all of the recipes I’m now wanting to try – is that author and nutritional therapist Severine Menem has presented not a verbose “diet” book but a streamlined tool for supporting health in, or approaching, a time in life when nutritional changes can be a challenge. Recommended.

This review refers to a digital galley I voluntarily read via NetGalley, courtesy of the publisher. A positive review was not required and all opinions expressed are my own.

About the Book

Minimize symptoms of perimenopause and menopause!

Optimize your physical, emotional and hormonal health through targeted nutrition and recipes. This healthy cookbook empowers you to take control of your menopause so you can maximize the possibilities of this new phase of life.

Inside this menopause diet book, you’ll find food and lifestyle guidance to support a successful transition through “the change.” It also:

   • Takes you through the entire menopausal journey — before, during and after  
   • Balances the clinical and emotional sides of negotiating menopause 
   • Gives expert insight into the key nutrients, vitamins and minerals at the heart of hormonal health 
   • Includes over 80 everyday foods and recipes that can be enjoyed solo, with a partner or by the whole family 
   • Suggests how to customize recipes to suit your situation: either to target a particular condition or symptom, or to cater to your dietary needs and choices

Deliciously Healthy: Menopause is a recipe and nutritional book of two halves. The first section introduces the “food as medicine” approach with a nutrient-rich meal and lifestyle plan to balance hormones, maintain bone and tissue strength, and boost mood. It demonstrates how stress, physical activity, sleep and social connection affect this period of change, and gives you strategies to find balance in all aspects of life.  

The second part of this natural menopause book “puts the plan into practice” with over 80 flavor-packed recipes that embrace everything good for metabolic and hormonal health. You can customize each recipe to target a specific symptom and suit your preferences. With gluten-free recipes, vegetarian and vegan meal ideas, it’s easy to include balanced nutrition into your life. You’ll instantly feel the benefits!

Deliciously Healthy Menopause: Food And Recipes For Optimal Health Throughout Perimenopause And Menopause by Severine Menem | DK, April 5, 2022 (US – a January 2022 publication in the UK)| ebook or hardcover, 224 pages

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