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A Guide to Survivorship for Women Who Have Ovarian Cancer
A Guide to Survivorship for Women Who Have Ovarian Cancer
Paperback      ISBN: 1421417545

This updated and expanded second edition offers a wealth of information to ease the physical and emotional suffering of women who have ovarian cancer. The expert authors include highly respected and experienced oncologists, gynecologic oncology nurse specialists, researchers, and ovarian cancer survivors. Throughout the book they emphasize the concepts of survivorship, or living life well in the face of daunting uncertainties, and self-determination: the right of each patient to be informed, involved, and in control of her care.

Detailed information on diagnosis and treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, pain management, and integrative medicine, constitutes a key feature of the book. Also covered in depth are image recovery, nutrition, pain control, and genetic testing. Women who have ovarian cancer share advice on coping with the life-changing disease and its treatments.

Offering candor, compassion, and hope, this remarkable book explains how to add quality to your life and take care of medical and social needs while living with ovarian cancer.

Yeah Baby!: The Modern Mama's Guide to Mastering Pregnancy, Having a Healthy Baby, and Bouncing Back Better Than Ever
Yeah Baby!
The Modern Mama's Guide to Mastering Pregnancy, Having a Healthy Baby, and Bouncing Back Better Than Ever
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1623368030
What every mother needs to know about pregnancy and childbirth

You know Jillian Michaels as the world's leading fitness expert and a renowned nutritionist, but she's also a proud mother of two. In Yeah Baby , Jillian, along with her team of top-notch experts, will change everything you think you know about pregnancy, arming you with the most cutting-edge information available, so you can make the right choices for you and your little one. They will help you navigate the hidden dangers in your immediate environment; understand the check-ups, tests, and treatments your doctor recommends; and provide powerful solutions for all your issues, from heartburn and swollen feet to more serious medical concerns.

Also learn how to optimize every facet of your child's development, from IQ and long-term earning potential to future level of physical fitness and even taste preferences Yeah Baby also features a complete meal plan with delicious, nutrition-packed recipes, and a one-of-a-kind, trimester-specific fitness program, to ensure you bounce back stronger and better than ever.

Expert Dream Team:
- Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz, MD, is an Ob-Gyn, a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, and board certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine.
- Andrea Orbeck is a PregnancyFitness Specialist who holds an advanced degree in Kinesiology and Intracellular Physiology.
- Katja VanHerle, MD, is one of America's Top Physicians in Endocrinology as named by Consumer Research Council of America.
- Cheryl Forberg, RD, is an award-winning registered dietitian, chef, and New York Times bestselling author.
- Jay Gordon, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician who specializes in infant nutrition and breastfeeding.
What to Expect: Eating Well When You're Expecting
What to Expect
Eating Well When You're Expecting
Paperback      ISBN: 0761133267
Expect to eat well and find answers to all your questions.
  • The thought of a salad makes me green, and I'm craving burgers 24/7. What should I do?
  • I never have time to cook--how can I eat well on the run?
  • Can I still have sushi? And what's this I hear about tuna?
  • How much weight should I gain . . . and at what rate?
  • I never drink milk. Can I get enough calcium without it?
  • Is it true that I should stay away from soft cheese?
  • I'm a vegetarian. Do I have to switch over to meat-eating while I'm pregnant?
How to eat your way healthily, deliciously, and effortlessly through those nine months of baby-making and beyond. It's all here--whether you're at home, on the run, or on the job; a snacker, a grazer, or a meal-eater; a salad lover or a candy craver; short on time or low on money; too queasy or bloated or beat to eat; trying to keep your weight on target or those pesky pregnancy symptoms in check. Plus, the latest lowdown on low carbs, vegetarian diets, caffeine, supplements, food safety, and more. Includes 175 quick-to-fix yummy recipes that pack in nutrients while gratifying taste buds.
Your Pregnancy Week by Week
Your Pregnancy Week by Week
Paperback      ISBN: 0738218936
The classic week-by-week guide to a happy, healthy pregnancy--celebrating over 30 years of expert advice
Doctors recommend it and pregnant couples rely on it--and you and your partner will find it indispensable For over thirty years, Dr. Glade B. Curtis and Judith Schuler have helped millions of parents-to-be navigate and prepare for the most exciting and challenging time of their lives--and now they'll help you.
With Your Pregnancy's signature week-by-week format, including illustrations of your baby, you'll easily and comfortably follow your baby's development as it grows during these exciting 40 weeks. Whether you're a first-time parent just learning to navigate pregnancy or an experienced pro, Your Pregnancy Week by Week is the perfect, comprehensive resource to guide you through your pregnancy. In this eighth edition, Dr. Curtis and Schuler address today's most pressing questions and concerns, including:
  • Detailed descriptions and illustrations of baby's development
  • Information on medical tests and procedures
  • Tips on nutrition, your overall health and how it affects your growing baby
  • Safe and easy weekly exercises to help you stay in shape
Covering a wide range of new topics such as elective delivery, electronic cigarettes, pregorexia, salt-therapy spas, belly bands before and after pregnancy, and men preparing for pregnancy, Your Pregnancy Week by Week makes sure you and your partner will have everything you need to know at your fingertips--for this pregnancy and for any to follow.
The Estrogen Alternative: Natural Hormone Therapy With Botanical Progesterone
The Estrogen Alternative
Natural Hormone Therapy With Botanical Progesterone
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 089281893x

Includes the latest research on how to combat osteoporosis, endometriosis, heart disease, PMS, fibroids, and breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer.

* A must - read for any woman taking synthetic hormones for infertility or birth control, PMS, or menopause.

* Explains the most recent research on diet, endometriosis, osteoporosis, and breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer.

* Previous editions have sold more than 50,000 copies.

More and more women are seeking nondrug alternatives to synthetic hormones and their dangerous side effects. In this revised and expanded third edition, Raquel Martin offers the most up-to-date information on how botanical progesterone therapy can provide safe, natural relief for many of the problems women face from hormone deficiency, including PMS, menstrual irregularity, miscarriages, uterine fibroids, infertility, depression, and fibromyalgia. Botanical progesterone supplementation is also extremely effective in relieving hot flashes, insomnia, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and other symptoms of menopause. The authors sift though the often confusing spate of studies on hormone replacement therapy and guide readers to natural alternatives. The book also offers advice on how to work with a sympathetic physician and provides mail-order sources for botanical progesterone.

The Women's Health Big Book of 15-Minute Workouts
The Women's Health Big Book of 15-Minute Workouts
Paperback      ISBN: 1609617371

Time is every woman's most precious commodity--and a lack of it is the number one reason, in survey after survey, that women give for why they don't exercise. But research now shows that as little as 15 minutes of resistance training is just as effective in spiking one's metabolism as a workout lasting more than twice as long. All it takes is 15 minutes to achieve lifelong results--and women are more likely to stick to an exercise plan if it's chopped down to those 15 minutes.

The Women's Health Big Book of 15-Minute Workouts is both an introduction to the fundamentals of short workouts and a comprehensive collection of hundreds of the most effective ones. These workouts have been designed for every fitness goal, from total body conditioning to targeting trouble spots with exercises like the 15 Minute Flat-Belly-without-a-Single-Crunch Workout. Other highlights include:

- an eating plan with delicious meals that take 15 minutes or less to prepare
- workouts for when you're stuck in traffic or traveling and can't make it to the gym
- hundreds of tips from America's best trainers, nutritionists, and exercise scientists
The Estrogen Alternative: A Guide to Natural Hormonal Balance
The Estrogen Alternative
A Guide to Natural Hormonal Balance
Paperback      ISBN: 1594770336

With almost 100,000 copies sold in earlier editions, this revised edition provides the most up-to-date information on natural alternatives to synthetic hormone replacement therapy

A must-read for any woman taking synthetic hormones for infertility, birthcontrol, PMS, or menopause

- Includes the latest research on using natural progesterone to combat osteoporosis, endometriosis, heart disease, PMS, fibroids, and breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer

More and more women are seeking alternatives to synthetic hormones and their harmful side effects. Despite increasing awareness of the dangers of synthetic hormones, over-prescription of estrogen is still rampant, as is confusion among doctors and patients whether the benefits of conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) outweigh the risks.

This updated fourth edition offers the latest information on how botanical progesterone therapy, also known as natural HRT, can provide safe, natural relief for many of the problems women face from hormone deficiency, including PMS, fibromyalgia, depression, menstrual irregularity, miscarriages, uterine fibroids, and infertility. Botanical progesterone supplementation can be also extremely effective in relieving hot flashes, insomnia, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and even cancer. The authors sift through misinformation and contradictory studies, warning against corporate-sponsored research in a multi-billion dollar menopausal industry, and guide readers to natural alternatives. This fourth edition also includes new studies regarding the dangers of a diet rich in soy contributing to the onset of premature menopause, as well as thyroid disorders. The dangers of mammography and the importance of focusing on safer, more effective methods of cancer detection are also well documented.
Tales from Another Mother Runner: Triumphs, Trials, Tips, and Tricks from the Road
Tales from Another Mother Runner
Triumphs, Trials, Tips, and Tricks from the Road
Paperback      ISBN: 1449449905
"I no longer try to outrun heredity. I run to make my own history." --Nicki, another mother runner

Every mother runner has a tale to tell. A story about how she realized, fifteen years after being told that she's best being a bookworm, that there is an athlete inside her. Or the one about how she, fifty pounds overweight and depressed, finally found the courage--and time--to lace up her running shoes. Or maybe it's about setting a seemingly impossible goal--going under two hours in the half-marathon--and then methodically running that goal down and tearing up across the finish line. Or it might be an account of friendship: she was new to town, was having a hard time making friends, was asked to join a group run, and now she's got four BRFs (best running friends) who are her allies, her cheerleaders, her reality checks. Maybe it's just a simple story of the beauty of starting the day off with an endorphin rush. Or, sadly, it could be about how, through the guidance of a thoughtful running friend, she found the space and rhythm to process being raped--and regained her strength and sense of self through every footstep.

In Mother Runners, elite runners Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea share not only their own stories of personal triumph on the pavement but also the inspiring stories of many members of the vibrant mother runner community they've built on their popular site, Run Like a Mother. While the common theme is running, the variations that happen through the miles are as endless as the miles themselves: losing weight, gaining confidence, finding yourself, connecting with friends, expecting more, setting goals, dealing with disappointment, figuring out how to train efficiently, clearing your head, reconnecting with your memories, building a better you. Whether you've run more marathons than you can remember, or you're just getting started, you'll find the inspiration you need to get out there, keep pushing, and run like a mother.
Stress Solutions for Pregnant Moms: How Breaking Free from Stress Can Boost Your Baby’s Potential
Stress Solutions for Pregnant Moms
How Breaking Free from Stress Can Boost Your Baby’s Potential
Paperback      ISBN: 0983898405

What every pregnant woman needs to know to protect herself and her baby from toxic stress during pregnancy. Emerging new research links excess stress and anxiety during pregnancy to a higher risk of childhood problems, from preterm birth, learning disabilities, to ADHD. While not all stress is bad, people can fail to recognize when the day's build-up of stress tips into the danger zone-a problem in today's busy world In this cutting-edge work, the first of its kind, neuropsychologist Dr. Susan Andrews provides effective solutions to prenatal stresses: * Self-assessments to measure daily stress levels * A personalized formula to calculate daily relaxation and stress reduction levels * A resource guide 30 natural ways to relax * how to lower dangerous cortisol levels * how to boost your baby's potential for physical and emotional well-being * Why managing stress while pregnant is as important as avoiding smoking or drinking alcohol

G-Spot PlayGuide: 7 Simple Steps to G-Spot Heaven!
G-Spot PlayGuide
7 Simple Steps to G-Spot Heaven!
Paperback      ISBN: 1897518838