The Women'sHealth Big Book of 15-Minute Workouts
A Leaner, Sexier, Healthier You in 15 Minutes a Day!
Paperback ISBN: 1609617371
Presents an assortment of short exercise routines which take only fifteen minutes per day and include workouts for different fitness levels, with some moves targeting specific body parts.
The Art of Giving Birth
With Chanting, Breathing, and Movement
Paperback ISBN: 1594772762
A guide to help women find the joy and confidence needed for successful childbirth • Provides breathing and vocalizing exercises for use during pregnancy and labor • Contains inspiring stories from women who successfully applied these techniques • Includes a 26-minute CD of tambura music to accompany the singing exercises Giving birth is a veritable “explosion” of joy. The baby arrives when the life force surges up so strongly in the woman that it breaks all limitations in order to spring forth. But in our modern culture, women often do not feel empowered to give birth by themselves. They want the “experts” to handle the birth for them, out of fear of the pain or the possible safety risks to them or the baby. Dr. Frédérick Leboyer, author of the groundbreaking book Birth without Violence, which looks at birth from the baby’s point of view, now explores the birth process from the mother’s perspective. Through the heartfelt letters of women sharing their experiences, which are accompanied by his advice and commentary, he reveals how women can develop the skills needed to create a successful and joyful birth. Dr. Leboyer stresses that proper breathing is the most important component for women going through childbirth. The breathing should come from the lower belly and the exhalation should be accompanied by a musical tone. Without this musical dimension, breathing is merely a physical exercise. Dr. Leboyer found that by using the music of the tambura, an Indian stringed instrument whose tones represent the embodiment of universal harmony, women are transported to a place of inner peace. The Art of Giving Birth includes breathing and singing exercises and gentle movements to be practiced throughout pregnancy and during labor. Also included is a 26-minute CD of tambura music to accompany the exercises.
Breast Cancer, Breast Health
The Wise Woman Way
Paperback ISBN: 0961462078
For women who want to maintain breast health or for women diagnosed with breast cancer. Foods, exercises, and attitudes to keep your breasts healthy. Supportive complimentary medicines to ease side-effects of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or tamoxifen. Foreword by Christiane Northrup, M.D. More than 100,000 copies of this ground-breaking book are currently in print. It is used by breast cancer support groups and hospital-based oncologists in USA, Germany, New Zealand, and Canada. Why? because it offers the best of modern medicine plus level-headed information on the most effective alternative and complementary treatments for breast (and prostate) cancers. Breast Cancer? Breast Health! is for every woman interested in taking breast health into her own hands. The first third offers easy lifestyle changes, simple herbal additions, and tasty food recommendations to reduce risk and improve immune functioning. The second third helps those with possible cancer -- what to do before you call the doctor, how to explore your options -- and those diagnosed with cancer -- including "alternative treatments to avoid."
Pulse of My Heart
A Couple Survives a Wife's Failing Heart
Paperback ISBN: 1933016892
Patty O'Mara-Croft's "widowmaker" heart attack was a cruel assault on her body, threatening the happiest years of her life. Originally misdiagnosed as a panic attack, common among women who suffer heart attacks, Patty's heart suffers permanent damage, and her precarious condition threatens to raze all joy and hope between Patty and her husband, Brian. In a recounting both informative and inspirational, heartbreaking and funny, Patty and Brian share their stories from their own unique perspectives—the first-person account of painful revelations and medical struggles and a loved one's experience of despair, hope, and renewal. Families in medical crisis are getting sucker-punched every day and need help from those who overcame it and emerge stronger than before. The dual voice of both authors represents a love that flourishes, even as Patty's health weakens and is no longer a viable candidate for a heart transplant. Pulse of My Heart is part medical mystery, part comedy of errors, part family drama, and an enduring love story. The field notes at the back of the book focus on: - The sometimes-strained relationship between doctors and patient - Preparing for anticipatory grief - The potential for addiction when narcotics are part of the drug protocol - Dealing with familial strife during a time of need - Struggling with others' prayers when one's own faith is strained - Trying to maintain some level of dignity in an utterly undignified environment - Finding ways to be an effective parent in a blended family when illness demands so much attention
The Oxytocin Factor
Tapping the Hormone of Calm, Love, and Healing
Hardcover ISBN: 0738207489
Documents recent scientific findings about the role of oxytocin in bonding, sex, childbirth, and overall feelings of calm, sharing the latest research in layperson terms while noting the potentially beneficial applications of the hormone in reducing anxiety, childbirth problems, and other areas. 20,000 first printing.
The V Book
A Doctor's Guide to Complete Vulvovaginal Health
Paperback ISBN: 0553381148
The first comprehensive guide to vulvovaginal health draws on the author's medical expertise to dispel common myths and misunderstandings, describe the causes and symptoms of various common ailments affecting women of all ages, and provide groundbreaking treatment guidelines for problems ranging from vaginitis to vulvodynia. Original.
The Infertility Cure
The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program For Getting Pregnant And Having Healthy Babies
Paperback ISBN: 0316159212
Reveals the secrets of traditional Chinese medical practices and techniques designed to provide women with an effective, natural approach to supporting their efforts to become pregnant by enhancing overall health and well-being, strengthening the reproductive organs and systems, healing specific ailments that affect fertility, and supporting Western reproductive technologies. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.