More than 125 detoxifying and hormone-healing recipes to reduce the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, from the bestselling author of The Hormone Fix and Keto-Green 16
“Dr. Cabeca shows us how to take charge of our health in midlife, using the power of food to start feeling better—and find optimal weight, improved mood and more energy along the way!”—Izabella Wentz, PharmD, New York Times bestselling author of Hashimoto’s Protocol
A major hormonal shift in every woman’s life, menopause heralds a time of new freedoms, potential, and empowerment. But this necessary shift often also brings with it uncomfortable symptoms like brain fog, reduced libido, joint pain, constipation, and hot flashes. And even while eating and exercising as usual, most menopausal women also experience frustrating weight gain—in and of itself a symptom that can make the other symptoms worse. We seldom make the connection between what we eat and how it affects our hormones. But food is a direct hormone regulator, so when hormones shift, we must shift as well. Choosing ingredients wisely is the best way to reduce all your symptoms, including that frustrating weight gain.
Drawing inspiration from the cuisines of countries where women experience fewer menopausal symptoms, Dr. Anna Cabeca offers five unique, six-day eating plans that put a “pause” on the use of symptom-exacerbating ingredients. Depending on your health goals and the symptoms you’re experiencing, choose from these five plans:
• The Keto-Green Extreme Plan pauses inflammatory foods but includes stomach-soothing alkaline ingredients for an overall reduction in menopause symptoms.
• Keto-Green Plant-Based Detox pauses animal proteins to stoke your fat-burning metabolism, ease hot flashes, and reduce brain fog.
• The Carbohydrate Pause puts a temporary pause on all carbohydrates and sugar to help you break through a weight loss plateau, sleep better, and combat bloating.
• The Keto-Green Cleanse briefly pauses solids to gently restore and energize you at the cellular level, leading to greater energy, less joint pain, and less constipation.
• The Carbohydrate Modification Plan is the perfect feasting plan, allowing for the reintroduction of healthy but gluten-free carbohydrates to reduce restriction fatigue and maintain metabolic flexibility.
With more than 125 delicious recipes—many of which fit more than just one eating plan—MenuPause is your guide to a more comfortable menopausal transition, and ensures you won’t go hungry in the process!
About the Author
Anna Cabeca, DO, OBGYN, FACOG, is triple-board certified and a fellow of gynecology and obstetrics, integrative medicine, and anti-aging and regenerative medicine. She has special certifications in functional medicine, sexual health, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. The author of the USA Today bestseller The Hormone Fix and Keto-Green 16, she is the creator of the highly acclaimed virtual transformation programs Sexual CPR, Magic Menopause, and Breeze Through Menopause; she offers keto-green nutrition plans to online subscribers; and she developed the adaptogenic superfoods drink Mighty Maca Plus as well as Julva vulvar cream. She has been interviewed by all the major television networks and has been featured in InStyle, HuffPost, and mindbodygreen. She lives in Dallas, Texas, with her daughters, horses, and dog.
“Balancing hormones is an essential element in allowing women to achieve and maintain optimal health. And we are just beginning to embrace the fundamental role of nutrition in achieving this goal. Dr. Cabeca alchemically transforms the latest science underpinning this relationship into a loving, nutritious, and empowering guide that can serve as the centerpiece in the overall plan to re-establish hormonal health, and as such, enhance a woman’s ability to more fully engage in life.”—David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, and author of Grain Brain
“Dr. Anna Cabeca’s talent in the kitchen is as great as her bedside manner. Fuel the hormonal shift of menopause with these creative, internationally-inspired recipes, and thrive.” —Dr. Sara Gottfried, New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure
“If menopause is turning your life upside down, stop suffering and start fighting back! Dr. Cabeca’s brilliant new book is a must-read if you want to free yourself from creeping weight gain, ‘brain fog,’ hot flashes, and other menopause symptoms. It’s packed with state-of-the-art information and smart strategies, and the recipes are so good you won’t believe they’re good for you.”—Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet
“Based on an in-depth exploration of solid evidence, this breakthrough book gives you an effective, easy-to-follow plan to balance your hormones and become more energized in your fifties and beyond. It should be on every woman’s bookshelf.”—Dr. Mariza Snyder, bestselling author of The Essential Oils Hormone Solution
“Every day, I meet women trying to reclaim their lives as they transition through menopause. From tears to frustration, they are often left feeling like a stranger in their own bodies. Finding a plan that works is the answer, and in this book, Dr. Anna beautifully helps us use food as our first medicine, helping women break through the weight blocks, hot flashes, mood shifts, and more. Blending a solid science-based approach with great recipes, the journey back to you starts right here.”—Dr. Tasneem Bahtia, author of The 21-Day Belly Fix and Super Woman Rx
“Menupause brings together five quick and easy eating plans to optimize your health and get rid of hormonal symptoms so you can feel empowered in your own body. I love Dr. Anna’s approach and the recipes are fantastic!” —Mark Hyman, MD, New York Times bestselling author and founder of The UltraWellness Center
“Menupause will put you back in charge of your health and wellness—no more waiting for a doctor to believe you or for a pill to take effect. All you need to do is get in the kitchen to start feeling better.”—Dr. Josh Axe, DC, DNM, CNS, and author of Ancient Remedies