Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing
Paperback ISBN: 0553386735
When it was first published in 1994, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom quickly became an international bestseller, and for the past fifteen years it has remained the veritable bible of women’s health. Now, in this revised and updated edition, world-renowned and much-beloved women’s health expert Dr. Christiane Northrup shares with us the latest developments and advances that will maximize our potential for living well in our bodies today. Inside you will discover • new material on sexuality—and how to have a more fulfilling sex life • the spiritual and scientific principles behind healing from terminal illnesses, and how you can utilize these principles for your own health and the health of others • vital information about how to truly dissolve PMS and ease menstrual cramps • extraordinary facts on Vitamin D—and why it is crucial for breast, cardiovascular, and immune system health • the importance of the preconception diet and how to greatly decrease your risk of birth defects • how to birth naturally, despite the current induction and C-section epidemic • all you need to know about thyroid function, including proper blood tests • life-saving facts about cellular inflammation—the root cause of all chronic degenerative diseases—and how to prevent this condition • the essentials on the “fountain of youth molecule”—and how to enhance your levels of it for vibrant health Living a healthy life in a woman’s body can be downright fun—even ecstatic! And that’s good news for everyone—women, men, and their children.
Emotional Healing Through Mindfulness Meditation
Stories and Meditations for Women Seeking Wholeness
Paperback ISBN: 0892819987
Explains how women can heal deep emotional pain through a new therapeutic approach that combines mindfulness meditation with psychotherapy. Includes guided meditations on an accompanying 60-minute CD. Original.
The Women's Health Big Book of Yoga
The Essential Guide to Complete Mind/Body Fitness
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1609618394
From Women's Health contributor and yoga expert Kathryn Budig—the essential, authoritative guide to yoga, for beginners and beyond.Approximately 16 millions Americans now practice yoga on a regular basis. Devotees can't rave enough about this ancient art of meditation, breathing, and physical postures that calms the mind and slims the body. Unlike fitness fads, yoga is worth the hype. The postures stretch and tone lean muscle mass and sculpt a strong and slender physique—burning up to 400 calories in a 90-minute session. But yoga does something even better. It's proven to reduce the biggest cause of weight gain—stress—which 43% of Americans say makes them overeat. This definitive volume features: - every essential pose to help readers lose weight and transform their bodies - Total Body Yoga: targeted workouts in 15 minutes or less - core-strengthening routines for hotter, more satisfying sex - a healthy, mindful eating plan centered around calming, cleansing foods Covering everything from basic postures to relaxation techniques to avoiding common injuries, The Women's Health Big Book of Yoga is the only guide readers need to achieve their fittest, healthiest, happiest selves.
Embracing Menopause Naturally
Stories, Portraits, And Recipes
Paperback ISBN: 075700296x
We are familiar with its symptoms: hot flashes, night sweats, and more. While menopause triggers physical changes, it also brings forth spiritual issues that, for many women, mark a redefinition of the feminine self. To address the impact of menopause, Gabriele Kushi has created a practical guide to dealing with this special time. The author first provides a clear understanding of the overall process of menopause, from biological changes to emotional challenges. She then offers research-based nutritional guidelines that can help relieve menopausal symptoms, as well as healthful kitchen-tested recipes based on a natural foods diet. However, it is the stories and portraits of twenty menopausal women that are the heart and soul of the book. Here is a true companion for any woman who wants to nurture her own spiritual growth, adopt a natural foods diet, and enjoy good health throughout the midlife years.
A Woman's Best Medicine
Health, Happiness, and Long Life Through Maharishi Ayur-Veda
Paperback ISBN: 0874777852
Drawing on the ancient wisdom of Ayur-Veda, an alternative guide to women's health issues emphasizes the importance of prevention, using age-old natural remedies to purify the body and enhance the immune system.
Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1599212315
Describes the author's experience with cancer and provides personal stories of other hip, young women with cancer, tips on everything from stylish hospital gowns to insurance, and resources for living with cancer.
The Hormone Survival Guide for Perimenopause
Balance Your Hormones Naturally
Paperback ISBN: 0974206709
Explaining why women between the ages of 35 and 50 often experience significant changes in mood, weight, sex drive, and general well-being due to hormonal imbalances, this guide shows women how to regain control of their hormones?and their lives?and feel good again through natural means. Women who have had long-standing physical and emotional complaints written off by doctors as normal or genetic are provided with step-by-step solutions to such hormone-related problems as weight gain, fibroids, sex-drive doldrums, adult acne, depression, anxiety, irritability, chronic fatigue, and facial hair. Perimenopausal women will be able to regain control of their health by putting together a game plan for renewal?including hormone balancing and weight management plans that will help them feel better?with dramatic, life-changing results.
Full Moon Feast
Food and the Hunger for Connection
Paperback ISBN: 1933392002
Full Moon Feast invites us to a table brimming with locally grown foods, radical wisdom, and communal nourishment. In Full Moon Feast, accomplished chef and passionate food activist Jessica Prentice champions locally grown, humanely raised, nutrient-rich foods and traditional cooking methods. The book follows the thirteen lunar cycles of an agrarian year, from the midwinter Hunger Moon and the springtime sweetness of the Sap Moon to the bounty of the Moon When Salmon Return to Earth in autumn. Each chapter includes recipes that display the richly satisfying flavors of foods tied to the ancient rhythm of the seasons. Prentice decries our modern food culture: megafarms and factories, the chemically processed ghosts of real foods in our diets, and the suffering--physical, emotional, cultural, communal, and spiritual--born of a disconnect from our food sources. She laments the system that is poisoning our bodies and our communities. But Full Moon Feast is a celebration, not a dirge. Prentice has emerged from her own early struggles with food to offer health, nourishment, and fulfillment to her readers. She recounts her relationships with local farmers alongside ancient harvest legends and methods of food preparation from indigenous cultures around the world. Combining the radical nutrition of Sally Fallon's Nourishing Traditions, keen agri-political acumen, and a spiritual sensibility that draws from indigenous as well as Western traditions, Full Moon Feast is a call to reconnect to our food, our land, and each other.
Our Bodies, Ourselves
A New Edition For A New Era
Paperback ISBN: 0743256115
An updated guide to women's health addresses all aspects of health issues of concern to women, including information on breast cancer, AIDS, pregnancy and childbirth, menopause, obesity, and medical practices and procedures. Original. 125,000 first printing.
The Body Sculpting Bible for Abs
Paperback ISBN: 1578262658
The Body Sculpting Bible for Abs: Women’s EditionIncludes Free DVD The follow-along DVD designed to help every woman get that toned and slender waistline. The Body Sculpting Bible for Abs: Women’s Edition shows women how to get the abs she wants...and her man desires. The abdominal muscles, stomach, and waistline are targeted in this unique book and DVD combo, featuring the best exercises, the best nutrition plan, and the best training schedule out there. The invigorating 14-day program includes a follow-along DVD to jumpstart the break-in workout. Combining traditional and trendy exercises, this book uses the periodization principle to teach a quick, easy way to burn body fat and create a slender but toned waist. Inside you’ll find: • just-for-women features like a focus on reducing body fat and motivation techniques • dozens of specially selected abdominal exercises, from traditional crunches to stability and medicine balls • an all-new 30-minute follow-along DVD to keep you motivated The Body Sculpting Bible for Abs: Women’s Edition has everything that made the original editions so popular, without the gimmicks, diet pills, or gadgets.