- 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?
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
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
I'm too young for menopause. So why do I feel like this? Even if you're a decade or more away from menopause, your hormones may already be out of balance, usually caused by an excess of estrogen and a deficiency of progesterone. Over 50 million women experience premenopause symptoms, including:
- Unexplained, sudden weight gain
- Severe PMS, fatigue, irritability, and mood swings
- Loss of libido
- Tender or lumpy breasts
- Fibroids and endometriosis
- Cold hands and feet
- Very heavy or light periods
- Or other symptoms like infertility, memory loss, and migraines.
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
- A guide to safe and inexpensive natural alternatives to often hazardous and extremely expensive conventional medical treatments for infertility.- Provides guidelines for using alternative therapies, diet, exercise, and relaxation techniques. - Explores acupuncture, reflexology, homeopathy, cranial osteopathy, aromatherapy, and herbalism. - Includes the personal stories of couples who have successfully conceived using these methods. Enhancing Fertility Naturally outlines ways in which you can improve your fertility through alternative therapies, diet, exercise, and relaxation techniques and avoid some of the hazards associated with conventional treatments. It discusses the most common causes of infertility and explains how to determine which therapy is most appropriate for you. In vitro fertilization, conventional medicine's most prescribed remedy for infertility problems, is expensive, dangerous, and has a success rate of only 14 percent, yet few of the one in six couples that experience infertility are aware of the effectiveness and safety provided by the wide range of alternative treatments. Thoroughly researched and packed full of invaluable advice and tips, the book explores such therapies as acupuncture, reflexology, homeopathy, cranial osteopathy, aromatherapy, and herbalism. The author includes case histories for each of the therapies discussed, showing how the therapies helped couples overcome both primary and secondary infertility in order to have the baby they longed for.
Grounded in both ancient wisdom and contemporary knowledge, Yoga Mama covers each trimester, labor and birth, and the postpartum years. The beautifully photographed sequences include modifications and suggestions to accommodate a growing belly and to address the concerns or challenges that may arise during this time. Holistic and ayurvedic medicine perspectives help women understand what is happening in their bodies at every juncture, and personal stories connect them to pregnant women everywhere. Through practice, self-reflection, and learning how to let go, yoga gives us the opportunity to be an active, informed participant in the birthing of our baby and a healthy, happy parent.
Yoga Mama is the perfect companion for the experienced yoga practitioner during her pregnancy and on into motherhood. This pre- and postnatal book offers practical advice and inspiration, asana sequences, pranayama practices, and meditation techniques, all of which speak to and help new mothers connect more deeply to their experience and prepare for their journey--physically, mentally, and spiritually. Grounded in ancient wisdom and contemporary knowledge, the book covers each trimester, labor and birth, and the postpartum years. It includes:
- Flowing sequences that emphasize self-awareness and promote strength, flexibility, and balance
- Modifications that accommodate a pregnant woman's growing belly, recalibrate her balance, and honor fluctuations in her energy levels
- Mini sequences for specific trimester challenges: morning sickness, fatigue, anxiety, low-back issues, etc.
- Asana, pranayama, and meditation practices designed to deeply connect mother and baby from the beginning of pregnancy through the postpartum years
- A dedicated section on the pelvic floor to encourage women to let go and prepare for labor and birth
- Special breathing techniques for labor that encourage natural childbirth
- Deeper practices and ancient teachings that can help women tap into their strength and create a prenatal and birthing experience that is empowering and unique
- Postpartum advice and sequences designed to help knit things back together, address postpartum challenges, and offer tips for bonding, nursing, self-care, and nutrition
- Information (from a Western holistic and ayurvedic perspective) on what is happening in the body at every juncture--prenatal, labor and birth, and postpartum
- Personal advice and stories from a wide array of pre- and postnatal experts With contributions from:
- Elena Brower: founder and director of Virayoga in New York City, prenatal teacher for YogaGlo.com, and author of Art of Attention
- Stephanie Snyder: teacher in San Francisco, pre- and postnatal teacher for YogaGlo.com
- Jane Austin: pre- and postnatal yoga teacher, midwife, childbirth educator, and director of Mama Tree prenatal teacher training programs in San Francisco
- Margi Young: OM yoga teacher in New York and San Francisco
- De West: pre- and postnatal yoga teacher and childbirth educator in Boulder
- Dustienne Miller: certified physical therapist and Kripalu yoga teacher in Boston
- Kate Hanley: OM yoga teacher, mind-body coach, and author of The 28 Days Lighter Diet
- Melissa Billie Williams: pre- and postnatal teacher and director of Yoga Junction studio in Louisville, Colorado
- Ten things to do before you dye
- You are what you eat--and so are your curls
- Getting kids to love their curls
- Curly guys
- Lorraine's 12-step recovery program
- And check out Lorraine's video tutorials on YouTube.