The Great Life Makeover


The Great Life Makeover

A mid-life couples' guide to sex, weight, and mood for the best years of your life - and your relationship

By Daniel A. Monti, MD and Anthony J. Bazzan, MD

ISBN13: 9780061435409

RRP $39.99



Do any of the following apply to you?

  • Your sex life isn't what it used to be.
  • It seems impossible to stay fit, maintain muscle, and kep the pounds off.
  • You get irritated more easily than you did when you were younger, and your stress levels are higher than ever.
  • You're taking a few prescription medications, and you can't shake the feeling that they are affecting your body and emotions.
  • Your partner doesn't seem the same, and you don't know why.
  • You know these should be the best years of your life, but it just doesn't feel that way.

In order to face the realities of midlife head-on, it is crucial for couples to understand the three hot button issues of midlife: sex, weight, and mood:

Sex - A decline in the production of hormones can dampen libido and diminish sexual capacity in both men and women.

Weight -A slowdown in metabolism makes it harder to maintain muscle and keep off excess fat.

Mood - Chronically high levels of stress can aggravate midlife symptoms, accelerating aging, disrupting your hormones, making you fat, and putting you in a bad mood.

These three inter-related issues can feed off of each other making a bad situation even worse, and the telltale physical and emotional changes can have a profound impact on a couple, straining the relationship.  Husbands seek help for wives who have lost their sex drive or who have become irritable or withdrawn.  Women struggle with men who ignore their health and symptoms that could lead towards serious health problems or can't perform the way they used to in bed.

The Great Life Makeover does for your mind, body, and love life what a beauty makeover does for your appearance.  And Dr. Daniel A. Monti and Dr. Anthony J. Bazzan are the experts who perform these makeovers.  Dr. Monti, a specialist in integrative health and couples' counseling, and Dr. Bazzan, a specialist in aging and hormones, lay out a practical, comprehensive, and detailed guide for midlife couples wanting to reboot their love life, rebalance hormones, and remedy the mental and physical issues that make midlife more difficult than it should be.

Adressing the three hot-button issues with a focus on diet, fitness, and stress reduction, The Great Life Makeover offers a program that can dramatically improve your health, relationship, and overall quality of life and prevent other problems from cropping up in the future.

About the Authors

Daniel A. Monti, MD, is Executive and Medical Director of the Jefferson Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Emergency Medicine at Jefferson Medical College.

Anthony J. Bazzan, MD, is an attending physician and clinical instructor of medicine at Jefferson Medical College.  He directs the Andropause program at the Jefferson Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University.

Together, Doctors Monti and Bazzan direct one of the only compregensive university-based treatment programs for midlife health issues.



Whilst this book is obviously targeted at middle-aged couples, we all could benefit from applying their suggestions for improving our physical and emotional health.

The Great Life Makeover is packed full of tips and pointers on dietary adjustments, supplements and exercise.  Best of all, none of the changes are daunting and each and every one achievable.  Your mind and body will thank you for it.



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