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A Woman's Guide To Healthy Aging

7 Proven Ways to Keep You Vibrant, Happy & Strong

Vivien Brown, Dr.


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The internet is flooded with tips about how to look younger, but what women of a certain age really need is an expert's guide to healthy aging — and that is just what Toronto family doctor Dr. Vivien Brown offers in this concise guide. 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.

Praise For A Woman's Guide To Healthy Aging: 7 Proven Ways to Keep You Vibrant, Happy & Strong

“An insightful approach to aging and wellness” — Kirstine Stewart, media and tech executive and author

“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!” — Sheldon Elman, MD, Executive Chair, Medysis Health Group

“Vivien has a true gift for decoding complex material to give her readers relevant and valuable information that can benefit their brain health.” — Lynn Posluns, President, Women's Brain Health Initiative

Barlow Publishing, 9781988025223, 192pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2017

About the Author

Dr. Vivien Brown is a family physician in Toronto, Ontario. As president of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada, she raises awareness about healthy aging and women’s health. She is vice-president of medical affairs at Medisys Health Group, and a noted international and national speaker on wellness, continuing medical education, and women’s health. As a member of numerous advisory bodies for both the provincial and federal government, she helps to make decisions about healthcare of Canadians. Her numerous distinctions include being named 2012 Physician of the Year (Toronto Region) by Ontario College of Family Physicians and the 2011 Physician of the Year by KMH, an international diagnostic facility. Among her many awards, Dr. Brown received the prestigious Enid Johnson MacLeod Award from the Federation of Medical Women of Canada for teaching in women’s health.