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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (125 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Suzanne Somers Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2003 ISBN: 9781415902615
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Getting older can be brutal—women gain weight, lose their sex drive, experience hot flashes, suffer memory loss, become short-tempered, find it difficult to sleep, and on and on. It’s not so easy for men, either—they start to lose energy and stamina as they age, too (and they have to live with women going through menopause). After years of being thin and fit and full of energy, Suzanne herself encountered the “Seven Dwarfs of Menopause”—Itchy, Bitchy, Sweaty, Sleepy, Bloated, Forgetful, and All-Dried-Up. Instead of living out the rest of her life cranky, sleep-deprived, and libido-less, Suzanne set out to discover how she could get her mind, body, and life back and banish those pesky dwarfs for good.

The result is The Sexy Years: Discover the Hormone Connection—The Secret to Fabulous Sex, Great Health, and Vitality, for Women and Men. In this passionately argued and enormously practical book, Suzanne supports her own research and experiences with the expertise of leading doctors in the field of women’s and men’s health and sexuality to create an inspiring, accessible call-to-arms to women to radically rethink how they approach life after fifty, and give them the tools to turn their lives around.

Suzanne has discovered that the second half of life has been more rewarding, fun, and purposeful than her younger years. The key to her happiness? Taking natural bioidentical hormones. Natural hormones, which mimic the hormones produced in our own bodies that are almost completely lost with aging, are the answer to the symptoms of menopause that plague women. Recent findings from the medical community show that synthetic hormone replacement therapy
(HRT) may be harmful to women—thus, thousands of women are looking for what else they can do to alleviate their symptoms. In The Sexy Years, Suzanne comes to the rescue with a step-by-step plan and detailed information about how women can take control of their health, for themselves and for their men, including:

• What the differences are between synthetic and bioidentical hormones, and why bioidentical hormones help women lose weight, reinvigorate their sex lives, and fight the symptoms of aging
• How doctors do not receive adequate training about hormones and are slaves to the pharmaceutical industry, and what questions every woman must ask her physician about hormone replacement therapy and her health
• How Suzanne turned her life around, with information about how often she visits her doctor, blood work, what hormones she takes, how to get these hormones, and more
• What male menopause, or andropause, is and how men can also take bioidentical hormones and regain the energy they had in their youth
• What a variety of specialists think about natural hormones, health, and sexuality—Suzanne shares the best advice from these doctors and provides a resource list of physicians and pharmacies

With bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, Suzanne has found the fountain of youth, the elixir that has made her feel thirty years old again. In combination with her Somersize diet and fitness plan, which she also writes about here, Suzanne has never felt better. The beauty of growing older, she maintains, is that you can combine the wisdom of age with the vitality of youth. Suzanne makes it perfectly clear how women and men can regain their zest for life at any age. These really are the sexy years!


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Quotes & Awards

  • “As an introduction to the subject of alternative treatments for menopause, this book provides a sound synopsis that readers can use to open a dialogue with their physicians.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 *Christie* | 8/30/2013

    " A good look at bioidentical hormones and why they should be studied for women with hormonal imbalances. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Scott | 8/1/2013

    " Learned A LOT about natural hormone replacement. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Engebretson | 6/19/2013

    " Learned about bio-identical hormones. They improved my how I feel tremendously. Great help for middle age. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 5/30/2013

    " Some good information about natural hormones for both men and women. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 3/31/2013

    " Adropause - male menopause, is addressed along with female menopause. Gobs of info on bioidentical hormones vs. synthetic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 8/29/2012

    " Every woman should read this book. The high rating is NOT for literary excellence, but instead, for the importance of the information and the author's dedication to getting it to the public. Read the scientific parts. Some of the annecdotes are helpful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 8/18/2012

    " Knockout was a better book. Too much about bio-idential hormones in this book and her health regime must be a full time job. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 6/5/2012

    " For some reason this was difficult for me to get into. Dense type, repetitious; clinical, which has not bothered me before. I suppose it is because I've read quite a bit on the subject of hormone replacement. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Rafferty | 8/20/2011

    " Awesome book, great information, her approach to understanding these health issues is well done and intelligent. This information is a little ahead of its time and that can cause some resistance to it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise Messenger | 8/15/2011

    " Somers lays out the hormone connection to aging through interviews with physicians and her own personal experience. Another good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 *Christie* | 3/16/2011

    " A good look at bioidentical hormones and why they should be studied for women with hormonal imbalances. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 2/9/2011

    " Learned A LOT about natural hormone replacement. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/11/2010

    " Every woman should read this book. The high rating is NOT for literary excellence, but instead, for the importance of the information and the author's dedication to getting it to the public. Read the scientific parts. Some of the annecdotes are helpful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 2/19/2009

    " Adropause - male menopause, is addressed along with female menopause. Gobs of info on bioidentical hormones vs. synthetic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 3/10/2008

    " Learned about bio-identical hormones. They improved my how I feel tremendously. Great help for middle age. "

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About the Author
Author Suzanne Somers

Suzanne Somers is an American actress, author, and businesswoman. Best known for her role as the ditzy blonde Chrissy Snow on the ABC sitcom Three’s Company. She later capitalized on her acting career by also establishing herself as an author of a series of self-help books. She is now the author of more than twenty books, including several #1 New York Times bestsellers.

About the Narrator

Bernadette Dunne is the winner of seventeen AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. She studied at the Royal National Theatre in London and the Studio Theater in Washington, DC, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center and off Broadway. She lives in Brooklyn.