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 therapyA 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.
Though we talk about wanting to "age gracefully," the truth is that when it comes to getting older, we're programmed to dread an inevitable decline: in our health, our looks, our sexual relationships, even the pleasure we take in living life. But as Christiane Northrup, M.D., shows us in this New York Times best-selling guide, we have it in us to make growing older an entirely different experience, both for our bodies and for our souls. In chapters that blend personal stories and practical exercises with the latest research on health and aging, Dr. Northrup lays out the principles of ageless living, from rejecting processed foods to releasing stuck emotions, from embracing our sensuality to connecting deeply with our Divine Source. Explaining that the state of our health is dictated far more by our beliefs than by our biology, she works to shift our perceptions about getting older and show us what we are entitled to expect from our later years--no matter what our culture tries to teach us to the contrary--including: - Vibrant good health - A fulfilling sex life - The capacity to love without losing ourselves - The ability to move our bodies with ease and pleasure - Clarity and authenticity in all our relationships--especially the one we have with ourselves "Taking all the right supplements and pills, or getting the right procedure done, isn't the prescription for anti-aging," Dr. Northrup explains. "Agelessness is all about vitality, the creative force that gives birth to new life." Goddesses Never Age is filled with tools and inspiration for bringing vitality and vibrancy into your own ageless years--and it all comes together in Dr. Northrup's 14-day Ageless Goddess Program, your personal prescription for creating a healthful, soulful, joyful new way of being at any stage of life.
As baby boomers hit their late forties and fifties, women are entering menopause in record numbers. Soon, for the first time in history, there will be more women beyond menopause than have yet to go through it. Yet, amazingly, getting reliable, practical information about menopause isn't easy. Usually the only information you're likely to find is in the glossy brochures from pharmaceutical companies scattered around your gynecologist's waiting room. If you're really persistent, you can hunt down an article or two in medical journals, but it's a safe bet that you'll be sound asleep long before you find straightforward answers even to one of your practical questions.
Whether you're going through the change, have already been there, or are about to start off down that road, you'll find the information you need in Menopause For Dummies. In plain English, it covers all the health issues and therapy choices that confront women during the menopausal years. It helps y ou:
- Put menopause in perspective
- Understand how it can affect your body, emotions, and libido
- Evaluate your risk of disease
- Know all your therapy options
- Make sense of the hormone therapy debate
- Ask intelligent questions and discuss your alternatives with you doctor
- Make smarter life-style choices
- Live a long, healthy life
Menopause For Dummies gives you accurate, up-to-date information from the most credible sources, including the latest medical studies, without a lot of technical jargon. You get straightforward advice and guidance on:
- Recognizing the signs of menopause
- Preventing and treating osteoporosis
- Cardiovascular disease and menopause
- Vaginal and urinary changes during menopause
- The effects of menopause on your skin, hair, and nasal cavities
- Menopause and your sex life
- Hormone therapy and heart disease, breast cancer, and other cancers
- Alternative therapies
- Menopause and good nutrition
- The benefits of exercise during menopause
Menopause is not a disease, and it doesn't have to be a harbinger of accelerated aging and declining health. Menopause For Dummies gives you the information you need to take charge of your menopause and make this transition as comfortable and healthy as possible.
HAS THE CHANGE COME TOO SOON ? DON' T WORRY, YOU'RE NOT ALONEEvery year more than two million women enter early menopause and find themselves suddenly dealing with a host of unforeseen (and little discussed) issues. In Before Your Time, Eveli
As women quickly discover, their life when treatment ends is very different from what it was before their diagnosis. Often exhausted, anxious, and emotionally volatile, they are beset by physical discomforts, fearful of intimacy, afraid for their children, worried about recurrence. Anticipating a return to "normalcy," they discover that the old version of normal no longer applies.There could be no more knowledgeable guide for women embarking on this complicated journey than Hester Hill Schnipper, who is herself both an experienced oncology social worker and a breast cancer survivor. This comprehensive handbook provides jargon-free information on the wide range of practical issues women face as they navigate the journey back to health, including: -Managing physical problems such as fatigue, hot flashes, and aches and pains -Handling relationships: your children, your partner, your parents, your friends. -How to regain emotional and sexual intimacy -Coping with financial and workplace issues -Genetic testing: why, whether, when -How to move beyond the fear of recurrence -And much more This indispensable book will help you rediscover your capacity for joy as you move forward into the future--as a survivor.
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.
"The perfect antidote to fear." Carolyn DeMarco, 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."
Separate chapters detail complementary medicines for those using surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or tamoxifen. The last third focuses on the 30 most important anti-cancer herbs, with specific instructions for preparation and use.
Down-to-earth, compassionate, and lyrical, this information-rich book includes a risk assessment survey; directory of helpful organizations; glossary; index; and many useful illustrations. Introduction by Christiane Northrup, M.D. (American edition) and Susun Love, M.D. (German edition).
"What a gift to women of all ages Susun Weed's breast health book, "Breast Cancer? Breast Health the Wise Woman Way" helped me overcome my fear of what I might discover during self-examination. I am so grateful that this book came my way and I am healthier in mind, body, and spirit thanks to Ms. Weed's wise words All of my questions and doubts were addressed in a voice that speaks for all the wise women who have chosen the path of natural and sensible personal health. If I could, I would give a copy of this book to every woman in the world " Wise Woman
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.
Includes 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.
- A primer on the real reasons for gastrointestinal distress, and why it's much more common in women
- A look at the debilitating side effects of supposedly healthy habits--from Greek yogurt to bloat-inducing aspirin
- An expert analysis of symptoms that could indicate a serious underlying condition
- An indispensable checklist to pinpoint the exact cause of your bloating