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
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.
Co-written by one of the country's most prominent internists, Dr. Henry "Harry" Lodge, and his star patient, the 73-year-old Chris Crowley, Younger Next Year for Women is a book of hope, a guide to aging without fear or anxiety. This is a book of hope, a guide to aging without fear or anxiety. Using the same inspired structure of alternating voices, Chris and Harry have recast material specifically for women, who already live longer and take better care of themselves than men. New material covers menopause and post-menopause, as well as cardiac disease, osteoporosis, sexuality, and more. This is the book that can show us how to turn back our biological clocks-how to put off 70% of the normal problems of aging (weakness, sore joints, bad balance) and eliminate 50% of serious illness and injury. The key to the program is found in Harry's Rules: Exercise six days a week. Don't eat crap. Connect and commit to others. There are seven rules all together, based on the latest findings in cell physiology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and experimental psychology. Dr. Lodge explains how and why they work-and Chris Crowley, who is living proof of their effectiveness (skiing better today, for example, than he did twenty years ago), gives the just-as-essential motivation.Both men and women can become functionally younger every year for the next five to ten years, then continue to live with newfound vitality and pleasure deep into our 80s and beyond.
A well-cared-for baby is a baby whose mother is taking care of herself. Put simply: good mother care Is good baby care.That's the core of the Fourth Trimester concept. In recent years doctors, nurses, midwives, and others involved in providing baby care have adopted this vital concept enthusiastically. The Fourth Trimester emphasizes that how a mother takes care of herself in the first three months of a new baby's life brings crucial benefits for her, for her baby, and for her partner and family. With this important new book, moms (as well as their partners and other caregivers, whether lay or professional) now have the resources to have an ideal Fourth Trimester experience. Cynthia Gabriel, a doula and the author of the best-selling book Natural Hospital Birth, delivers all the information, guidance, and encouragement new mothers need to take care of their bodies, minds, and spirits during the vital months of the Fourth Trimester--so that they feel their best and so their babies have the best possible chance to thrive. "The Fourth Trimester Companion is the ultimate guide for any new family. Cynthia Gabriel provides accurate and up-to-date information that will prepare you for what happens after you give birth and will leave you feeling inspired and empowered to start your family in health and joy. This book truly is a masterpiece for new families today."
--Ana Paula Markel, president-elect, DONA International (formerly Doulas of North America), and founder of Bini Birth, Los Angeles "This book is born from Cynthia Gabriel's incredible expertise. As a medical anthropologist, an educator, a doula, and a mother of three, Cynthia guides us through the early months of infancy and early parenting not only from a place of knowledge and experience, but also with exquisite sensitivity, compassion, and practicality."
--Lesley Everest, doula and doula trainer, MotherWit, Montreal "How can such a delicate and tiny being as a newborn take so much space in the house and in your heart? This book will gently take you by the hand and walk beside you. Like a good friend it will not judge, but it will offer support with the questions you have and some you might not even know were coming. It is both practical and deep. It will help you feel and say, 'I can do this.'"
--Kim John Payne, M.Ed., author of Simplicity Parenting and The Soul of Discipline
Prevention magazine is the country's most authoritative, trustworthy, and innovative source for practical health, nutrition, and fitness information. Now, its editors bring you a weight-loss plan that's specifically designed to target your number-one trouble spot: BELLY FAT.
For women over 40, belly fat is incredibly stealth and incredibly stubborn. It's also the most deadly, contributing to a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, and chronic illness than any other type of fat on your body. Finally, science has helped uncover a key dietary weapon in the fight against belly fat. Monounsaturated fatty acids, or MUFAs, help dieters lose more weight--in their bellies specifically--and keep it off longer.
Flat Belly Diet will lead you step by step, day by day, meal by meal toward a flatter belly...and a longer, healthier life.
From a leading specialist, an empowering new book that gives breast cancer patients the confidence and knowledge to seek the treatment that is right for them
According to Dr. John Link, most women diagnosed with breast cancer today are not getting the proper treatment for their disease. Many are being undertreated, while others are being needlessly overtreated. In this follow-up book to his successful "The Breast Cancer Survival Manual," Link now shows women how to be their own best advocate in getting the proper care. In this empowering book, he gives women the information and resources they need to be proactive about their cancer, and ultimately to help pursue a course of treatment that will leave them with the fewest physical or emotional scars. Through true stories of his own patients and information on the latest medical advances, Link helps women to understand the potential risks and benefits of various treatments. An openminded and experienced oncologist, he addresses everything from the decision to seek a second opinion, to the question of patient-doctor trust, to discerning under- or overtreatment, to alternative and integrative medical therapies. "Take Charge of Your Breast Cancer "offers an important new approach that puts the power in the hands of the patient.
- 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?
The only popular holistic medical guide for women, "Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom" is the long-awaited, much-needed, unique, practical and philosophical approach to healing that empowers women to take control of their physical and emotional health. As radically feminist as "Our Bodies, Ourselves" was in its day, Dr. Northrup's guide cites dramatic and affecting cases of women healing from long-term illnesses through alternative medical methods, and gives groundbreaking mind-body guidance. This revolutionary book combines curing with caring, knowledge with intuition, and demonstrates that physical healing is inseparable from spiritual healing. It authoritatively and compassionately guides readers through an A to Z list of women's conditions from fibroids, menstruation, and vaginitis to cancer, hysterectomy, and menopause.
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
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.