Throughout our lives, women face a range of particular health issues that can be both challenging and confusing. Now, in "The Seven Ages of Woman", Dr. Rosemary Leonard draws on her extensive experience as a family GP and media health adviser to distill the health knowledge we all need as women living in the 21st century. Practical and reassuring, this comprehensive guide offers invaluable advice on the: Early Childhood Years: How to cope with your daughter's physical and emotional development and ease her journey from girlhood to womanhood; Reproductive Years: Juggling career and family relationships - how best to care for your health (and sanity) during these challenging years; Perimenopausal and Menopausal Years: A time of uncertainty for many - how to achieve a sense of balance and wellbeing during these years of transition; and, Active Retirement and Beyond: Making the most of these 'freedom' years and how to stay active and independent for as long as possible. Drawing on conventional and proven complementary therapies, Dr. Leonard explains how we can prevent and treat a range of conditions through diet, exercise and lifestyle changes.
She also provides tips on beauty and skincare that will help us all to look and feel our best - whatever our age. Replacing doubt and uncertainty with sound, trustworthy advice, this must-have guide provides women of all ages with the very latest information they need to make informed choices about health and wellbeing for themselves, their families and friends.
Dr Rosemary Leonard's work as a medical consultant to national television and newspapers makes her one of the UK's best-known doctors. In recognition of her services to healthcare, she was awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours List, 2004. Rosemary's ability to put across complex health matters without lapsing into medical jargon has led to many appearances on tv and radio. She has been the health adviser on BBC1's Breakfast programme for the past eight years and has appeared on The Wright Stuff, Good Morning and Open House. She has 15 years experience in the print media, working first at the Sun and the Mail. She now writes a weekly health page for the Express and is a regular feature writer for Woman and Home and femail.co.uk. Rosemary also writes a column for the Tesco Healthy Living Magazine and is the GP representative on the Committee on Safety of Medicines, the national body licensing all medicines in the UK. She trained in medicine at Cambridge University and St Thomas's Hospital Medical School, and now combines her demanding media schedule with her work as a partner in a busy practice in south London, where her special interest is in women's health issues. She lives in Dulwich with her two sons.