“Don’t expect the usual ‘look slim in your 60s’ tips. Instead, Brown offers evidence-based advice that could change how women feel about osteoporosis treatments, hormone therapy and vaccinations later in life.”
—The Globe and Mail
As a noted expert on women’s health, family doctor, Dr. Vivien Brown tells women what they need to do to stay healthy as they grow older.
A Woman’s Guide to Healthy Aging is the first book written by a medical authority to tackle the key challenges women face as they grow older, including brain health and heart disease. As a noted expert on many aspects of women’s health, Dr. Brown deals with these issues head on every day. Practical and informative, this guide covers the top seven issues she believes are most important: nutrition, exercise and sleep, brain health, immunization and disease prevention, menopause, cardiac health, and osteoporosis.
Sweeping aside the myths and sales tricks that plague women every day, Dr. Brown offers sensible advice based on the latest scientific evidence.
“An insightful approach to aging and wellness.”
— Kristine Stewart, Media and Tech Executive and Author”
Where once treatment recommendations were based on studies conducted on men, fortunately, medical science is catching up with the physiological differences between men and women that can affect a woman’s chances of developing a range of age-related diseases; dementia, breast cancer and osteoporosis. Diseases that often have different symptoms and risk facts for women than men.
“Thanks to advances in medical science,” says Dr. Brown “We now have great options for disease prevention, options that are easy to understand and easy to implement in our daily lives. However, nothing is failsafe: genetics and environmental factors can override even our most valiant efforts to attain and maintain good health. But you know what they say: advice works only if you act on it. I hope you will.”
“Vivien has a true gift for decoding complex material to give her readers relevant and valuable information that can benefit their brain health.”
“Having worked with Dr. Vivien Brown for the better part of 40 years, I never cease to be amazed by her ability to teach and explain medical issues in a way that everyone can understand. The complex becomes clarified, and the knowledge she delivers becomes powerful tools for all of us to channel into becoming healthier!”
“A Woman’s Guide to Healthy Living” is a very useful survey of most of the issues that Women are researching and are concerned with.
I had a few topics in mind when first looking through Dr. Brown’s book. I found the subjects and responses easily in the index and was able to look at a glance at her research and opinions.
Being a post menopausal Woman with a fare bit of experience navigating the various phases, I appreciated her insights and suggestions about the journey.
I found Dr. Brown to be insightful and excellent at communicating her thoughts in a clear and concise manner. Her style is informative, yet casual and warm.
I would highly recommend this book as a solid general reference book.
“An insightful approach to aging and wellness”
No matter who I see, no matter what age group, when we’re talking about preventative health, women will say, ‘I know I’m supposed to do that, but I just don’t have the time.’
It’s a paradigm that Dr. Vivien Brown has been dealing with throughout her long career. She’s been a family physician in Toronto for more than 35 years, and is the Vice President for Medical Affairs of Medisys Corporate Health, a national network of medical clinics dedicated to preventative health care. In her practice, she hears a variety of explanations from women regarding what makes them “too busy” ― from work demands to raising kids to taking care of elderly parents. Her response to each one is the same.
“Don’t expect the usual “look slim in your 60s” tips. Instead, Brown offers evidence-based advice that could change how women feel about osteoporosis treatments, hormone therapy and vaccinations later in life.”
“Dr. Brown’s conversational style makes you feel like you are getting your questions answered over cappuccino. She explains in her introduction her common-sense approach to taking charge of your physical well-being. It’s an informative read that empowers you to be your best self. I will encourage my friends to read it and take it to heart.”