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Video Resources

Book List

“A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counsellor, a multitude of counsellors”. ~Henry Ward Beecher

Here is a selection of some our book resource picks. Each book has its merits and will hold information that you will find either helpful or not so helpful, depending on your own best judgement. Many of these books can be found through the public library system. Enjoy!

Anxiety and Depression

10 Simple Solutions to Panic: How to overcome panic attacks, calm physical symptoms and reclaim your life, by Martin Antony and Randi McCabe, 2004

When Panic Attacks: the new, drug free anxiety therapy that can change your life, by David D. Burns, 2007

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, 4th Edition, by Edmund J. Bourne, 2005

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, by Dale Carnegie, first written in 1944 re-released in 1984

Women Who Worry Too Much, by Holly Hazlett-Stevens Ph.D., 2005

Early Menopause Resources

Menopause Before 40: Coping with Pre- mature Ovarian Failure by Karin Banerd, 2004 (Canadian author)

Faces of POF: Learning and Living with Premature Ovarian Failure by POF Support Group

General Menopause Books

Menopause Guidebook, 6th Edition by The North American Menopause Society, 2006

The New Truth About Menopause: Straight Talk About Treatments and Choices from Two Leading Women Doctors by Carol Landau, Michele Cyr, 2003

Is it hot in here? Or is it me? The Complete Guide to Menopause by Pat Wingert and Barbara Kantrowitz, 2006

The Wisdom of Menopause by Dr. Chris- tiane Northrup, 2003

Mind Over Menopause by L.Kagan, B.Kessel, H.Benson, 2004

Dr. Susan Love’s Menopause and Hormone Book, 2003

The Hormone Survival Guide for Perimenopause by Nisha Jackson,Ph.D. 2004

Understanding Menopause by Janine O’Leary Cobb, 2005

Exercise and Nurtition

Strong Women Stay Young by Miriam E. Nelson, 2000

Strong Women, Strong Bones by Miriam E. Nelson, 2000

Body for Life for Women by Pamela Peeke, M.D.

The Complete Nutrition Guide to Menopause, Natural Strategies to Manage Symptoms, Control Weight, and Stay Healthy by Leslie Beck, 2007

Foods that Fight Disease: A Nutrition Guide to Staying Healthy for Life, by Leslie Beck, RD, 2008

Foods that Fight Cancer: Preventing Cancer through Diet, by Richard Beliveau, Ph.D. and Dennis Gingras, Ph.D., 2005

While attending the Integrative Medicine Conference in Phoenix Dr Vicki Holmes found two cookbooks that she highly recommends.  In the first chapters the basic influences of food on our body parts including our brains are discussed by the authors. They present the concept of epigenetics, the environment that may suppress or encourage the growth of cancer cells.  A great explanation is provided on how various groups of foods influence blood sugar, inflammation and cancer. The websites provide information about big flavor recipes to enhance brain function, mood, memory and mental clarity.  Try some of the recipes!

The Longevity Kitchen by Rebecca Katz http://www.rebeccakatz.com/


The Healthy Mind Cookbook by Rebecca Katz and Matt Edelson.   http://www.rebeccakatz.com/the-healthy-mind-cookbook


No More Sleepless Nights by Peter Hauri

Say Good Night to Insomnia: the 6 Week Solution by Gregg D. Jacobs

A Woman’s Guide to Sleep Disorders by Meir Kryger, M.D.

Healthy Relationships

The Seven Principles that Make Marriage Work, by John Gottman and Nan Silver, 2000

The Four Agreements, by don Miguel Ruiz, 1997

The Five Love Languages, How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate, by Gary Chapman, 2004

Loving Me, Loving You, Balancing Love and Power in a Codependent World, by Brenda Schaeffer, 1991

The Dance of Intimacy, A Woman’s Guide to Courageous Acts of Change in Key Relationships, by Harriet Goldhor Lerner, 1989

Why Mars and Venus Collide, by John Gray, 2008


Total Memory Workout: 8 Easy Steps to Maximize Memory Fitness by Cynthia R. Green Ph.D 1999, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Improving Your Memory: how to remember what you’re starting to forget by Janet Folger and Lynn Stern, 2005, John Hopkins University Press Brain

Fitness: Anti-Aging Strategies for Achieving super mind power by Robert Goldman, MD 1999


For Yourself: Fulfillment of Female Sexuality, by Lonnie Barbach,Ph.D., 2000.

For Each Other: Sharing Sexual Intimacy, by Lonnie Barbach, Ph.D., 2001.

For Women Only, a Revolutionary Guide to Reclaiming your Sex Life, by Dr. Laura Berman and Dr. Jennifer Berman, 2005

Secrets of the Sexually Satisfied Woman: Ten Keys to Unlocking Ultimate Pleasure, by Dr. Laura Berman and Dr. Jennifer Berman, 2006

Real Sex for Real Women: Intimacy, Pleasure and Sexual Wellbeing, by Dr. Laura Berman, 2009

Resurrecting Sex: Solving Sexual Problems & Revolutionizing Your Relationship, David Schinarch, Ph.D., 2002

Menopartners: The Guys’ Guide to Surviving Menopause, Christopher W. Pritchard, 2003

The Dance of Intimacy: A Woman’s Guide to Courageous Acts of Change
in Key Relationships, Harriet Lerner, PhD, 1990

The New Love and Sex after 60, Robert N. Butler M.D. and Myrna I. Lewis, Ph.D., 2002

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide, John Gottman, 2002

Bladder Control

I Laughed so Hard I Peed My Pants! A Woman’s Essential Guide for Improved Bladder Control, Kelli Berzuk, Physiotherapist, 2002

Dr. Renee Morissette on CTV at Noon,



Mid-Life Matters Series with Dr. Renee Morissette and Jeff Rogstad.

March 3, 2020  / Menopause in the Workplace
pdf version 

May 20, 2020  / Vit. D and Back Pain
pdf version 

June 2, 2020  / Men and Menopause
pdf version 

February 4, 2020  / Surgical menopausal delay procedure
pdf version 

January 7, 2020  / Evolution of Menopause
pdf version 

December 3, 2019  / Menopause and Memory
pdf version 

November 8, 2019  / Testosterone Use in Women
pdf version 

October 8, 2019  / Breast cancer risk and MHT
pdf version 

Feb  / Reversing Aging Changes with Exercise
pdf version 

Feb  / Menopause and Irritability
pdf version 

Dec 5/ Depression: the link between Menopause and Christmas pdf version

Nov 7/ "Fracture Risk Syndrome" - Moving Beyond Osteoperosis pdf version

Oct 20 / Hormone Therapy Does Not Shorten Lives
pdf version

We would like to Thank Dr Vicki Holmes for her contribution to the Mid-Life Matters Series. All resources below took place during her time at the WMLHP and are credited to her.

Dec 13 / When Your Happy Holidays Aren't Happy
pdf version

Nov 15 / Can We Reduce Our Cancer Risk
pdf version

Oct 26 / Hot Flashes, Night Sweats and Heart Disease
pdf version

Sept 6 / Hair Loss
pdf version

August 17 / Reducing Family Holiday Stress
pdf version

July 19 / Stem Cell Program
pdf version

June 28 / Obstructive Sleep Apnea
pdf version

June 7 / Uterine Conditions
pdf version

April 26 / Gut Brain Axis
pdf version

April 5 / Osteoporosis
pdf version

March 8 / Pelvic Floor
pdf version

Feb 16 / Heart Health
pdf version

Jan 26 / Parkinson's
pdf version

January 12 / Early Menopause
pdf version

December 15 / Dizziness
pdf version

November 25 / Falls and Fractures
pdf version

October 27 / Credible Resources for Midlife Women
pdf version

October 6 / Eating Your Way to Health
pdf version

September 8 / Diet and Age Related Eye Disorders
pdf version

August 10 / Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe?
pdf version

July 6 / Prairie Hospice Society
pdf version

June 15 / Sunshine - Friend or Foe?
pdf version

May 11 / Make Your First Fracture Your Last
pdf version

April 13 / Is there Anything You can do to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease?
pdf version

March 23 / Heart Disease and Women
pdf version

Forums and Workshops

Eating Your Way to Health
Oct 22. 2015

Didn't make it to this forum?
Read our Guest Speakers' presentation notes here!

Dr. Louise Gagne

Dr. Joe Schnurr

Websites and Applications

General Information about Menopause

Hormone Health Network, Endocrine Society

North American Menopause Society

Menopause and You
(part of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada Meno- pause and Education Program)

SIGMA -Special Interest Group Menopause and Aging (Canada) http://www.sigmamenopause.com/  

Multilingual Resources

Health Issues

Arthritis Society

Canadian Diabetes Association

CardioMetabolic Risk

Heart and Stroke Foundation
www.heartandstroke.com (He@lthline newsletter)

The Heart Truth

Osteoporosis Canada

Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network

Mental Well-Being

IntelliCare - free A collection of various apps. Examples include: Worry Knot (exercises to decrease worry), Day to Day (cultivating gratitude), Thought Challenger (challenging unhelpful thoughts), Purple Chill (relaxation exercises), Daily Feats (tracking accomplishments), Move Me (encourages physical activity to boost mood), etc.

Anxiety Coach – ~ $3 Diary. Helps you identify your emotions and their deep rooted triggers

Breathe2Relax – free

Happify – free/in-app purchases Science based activities to decrease stress and increase resiliency

Panic Relief – free or ~$1.99 Education and tools for relief of panic attack

Check Up from the Neck Up

Road to Wellbeing

Canadian Mental Health Association

e Mental Health.ca 

Women and Addictions

The Center for Koru Mindfulness


Women’s Health

Canadian Women’s Health Network

Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health

North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Canada)
see Women’s Health Programs

Physical Activity and Healthy Eating

Eat Good 4 Life – focuses on a variety of healthy family recipes, from breakfast to dinner, and everything in-between

Appetite for Health – offers advice on recipes and what to eat, weight loss and fitness through informational articles

Nutrition Secrets - explores a range of nutrition and health related topics in resourceful, easy-to-read articles

In Motion Saskatchewan

Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines and Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines, Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) www.csep.ca/guidelines

Dietitians of Canada

Canada’s Food Guide
(click on Canada’s Food Guide)

Recipes from American Institute of Cancer Research

Leslie Beck Registered Dietitian

Liz Pearson Registered Dietitian

(Home>Health Information>Healthy
Living>Healthy Eating>
The DASH Diet to Lower Blood Pressure)

Mediterranean Diet Plan

Sexual Health

National Vulvodynia Association (US)

The Centres for Vulvovaginal Disorders

North American Menopause Society
check out Sexual health from A to Z

SOGC (Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Canada) has several sites of interest: www.sexualityandu.ca  www.HPVinfo.ca www.endometriosisinfo.ca www.menopauseandu.ca

International Society for Sexual Medicine

(men’s sexual health)

Sex and a Healthier You


Canadian Sleep Society, brochures on a variety of sleep related topics www.css-scs.ca

The Lung Association

Associated Sleep Services

National Sleep Foundation

Bladder Health

The Canadian Continence Foundation 

National Association for Continence

International Urogynecological Association

British Columbia Health Guide

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

To find Saskatchewan Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists: Saskatchewan Physiotherapy Association
check the Find a Therapist tab
Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative
click on “incontinence or vaginal prolapse” to connect with great resources

The Continence Foundation

National Association for Continence

Oral Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

American Academy of Periodontology
Saskatchewan Oral Health Coalition

College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan
information and resources

Canadian Dental Association

Saskatoon Health Region Oral Health Program
https://www.saskatoonhealthregion.ca /locations_services/Services/Oral-Health
lots of resources!

Cancer Information

Breast Cancer Action Saskatchewan

Canadian Cancer Society

Cancer View Canada
(gateway to services and resources)

National Cancer Institute

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

NCI Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Office of Dietary Supplements

Canadian Cancer Society

Inspire Health (BC)

Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada

Gynecological Cancer Foundation (US)

John Hopkins Ovarian Cancer Site

Ovarian Cancer Canada

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (US)

Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
(screening programs for breast,
cervical, colorectal and cancer

Susan B Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Women’s Cancer Network (US)

General Health and Other

Canadian Caregiver Coalition

College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada

Integrative naturopathic Medical centre (Vancouver BC, Canada) www.integrative.ca

National Institutes of Health

Caregiver Information and Support (Saskatoon Council on Aging) www.saskatooncaregiver.ca/index.html
Public health agency of Canada (See topics) 

H1N1 information
(Public Health Agency of Canada site)

Women’s Health Research
Women’s Health Matters

Improving Women's Lives Through Better Health in Mid-Life and Beyond

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