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Enhancing Fertility Naturally: Holistic Therapies for a Successful Pregnancy
Enhancing Fertility Naturally
Holistic Therapies for a Successful Pregnancy
Paperback      ISBN: 0892818328

- 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.
The Wisdom of Menopause: Creating Physical And Emotional Health And Healing During the Change
The Wisdom of Menopause
Creating Physical And Emotional Health And Healing During the Change
Paperback      ISBN: 0553384090

The best-selling author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom offers an unconventional, updated mind-body approach to women's health after menopause that discusses the impact of hormonal changes, the myths and realities of menopause, and ways to prevent long-term health problems, including heart disease, memory loss, and cancer.

The Morning After: A History of Emergency Contraception in the United States
The Morning After
A History of Emergency Contraception in the United States
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0813551633

Since 2006, when the "morning-after pill" Plan B was first sold over the counter, sales of emergency contraceptives have soared, becoming an $80-million industry in the United States and throughout the Western world. But emergency contraception is nothing new. It has a long and often contentious history as the subject of clashes not only between medical researchers and religious groups, but also between different factions of feminist health advocates.

The Morning After tells the story of emergency contraception in America from the 1960s to the present day and, more importantly, it tells the story of the women who have used it. Side-stepping simplistic readings of these women as either radical feminist trailblazers or guinea pigs for the pharmaceutical industry, medical historian Heather Munro Prescott offers a portrait of how ordinary women participated in the development and popularization of emergency contraception, bringing a groundbreaking technology into the mainstream with the potential to alter radically reproductive health practices.

Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing
Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing
Paperback      ISBN: 0553386735
When it was first published in 1994, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom quickly became an international bestseller, and it has remained the veritable bible of women's health.

Now, in this revised and updated edition, world-renowned and much-beloved women's health expert Dr. Christiane Northrup shares with us the latest developments and advances that will maximize our potential for living well in our bodies today. Inside you will discover

- new material on sexuality--and how to have a more fulfilling sex life
- the spiritual and scientific principles behind healing from terminal illnesses, and how you can utilize these principles for your own health and the health of others
- vital information about how to truly dissolve PMS and ease menstrual cramps
- extraordinary facts on Vitamin D--and why it is crucial for breast, cardiovascular, and immune system health
- the importance of the preconception diet and how to greatly decrease your risk of birth defects
- how to birth naturally, despite the current induction and C-section epidemic
- all you need to know about thyroid function, including proper blood tests
- life-saving facts about cellular inflammation--the root cause of all chronic degenerative diseases--and how to prevent this condition
- the essentials on the "fountain of youth molecule"--and how to enhance your levels of it for vibrant health

Living a healthy life in a woman's body can be downright fun--even ecstatic And that's good news for everyone--women, men, and their children.
Take Charge of Your Breast Cancer: How to Get the Best Treatment
Take Charge of Your Breast Cancer
How to Get the Best Treatment
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0805070567

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.

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.
Invisible: How Young Women with Serious Health Issues Navigate Work, Relationships, and the Pressure to Seem Just Fine
Invisible
How Young Women with Serious Health Issues Navigate Work, Relationships, and the Pressure to Seem Just Fine
Hardcover      ISBN: 0807023957
Hailed by PopSugar, BookRiot, and Autostraddle, this is a vital exploration of the ways in which society overlooks--and fails--women with disabilities and chronic illnesses by assuming they are "just fine"

Miriam's doctor didn't believe she had breast cancer. She did.

Sophie navigates being the only black scientist in her lab while studying the very disease, HIV, that she hides from her coworkers.

For Victoria, coming out as a transgender woman was less difficult than coming out as bipolar.

Author Michele Lent Hirsch knew she couldn't be the only woman who's faced serious health issues at a young age, as well as the resulting effects on her career, her relationships, and her sense of self. What she found while researching Invisible was a surprisingly large and overlooked population with important stories to tell.

Though young women with serious illness tend to be seen as outliers, young female patients are in fact the primary demographic for many illnesses. They are also one of the most ignored groups in our medical system--a system where young women, especially women of color and trans women, are invisible.

And because of expectations about gender and age, young women with health issues must often deal with bias in their careers and personal lives. Not only do they feel pressured to seem perfect and youthful, they also find themselves amid labyrinthine obstacles in a culture that has one narrow idea of womanhood.

Lent Hirsch weaves her own harrowing experiences together with stories from other women, perspectives from sociologists on structural inequality, and insights from neuroscientists on misogyny in health research. She shows how health issues and disabilities amplify what women in general already confront: warped beauty standards, workplace sexism, worries about romantic partners, and mistrust of their own bodies. By shining a light on this hidden demographic, Lent Hirsch explores the challenges that all women face.
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Premenopause: Balance Your Hormones and Your Life from Thirty to Fifty
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Premenopause
Balance Your Hormones and Your Life from Thirty to Fifty
Paperback      ISBN: 0446673803
A safe, effective hormone balance program for women aged 30-50 suffering from premenopause syndrome. Restore and maintain gynecological health, sex drive, and energy.

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.
Now Dr. John Lee-author of the groundbreaking What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause-teams up with women's health expert Jesse Hanley, M.D., to bring you a revolutionary nonprescription Balance Program with simple, safe, and natural solutions for premenopause.

Learn how natural progesterone and changes to your diet and environment can balance your hormones, eliminate premenopausal symptoms, and make you feel better-all without surgery, antidepressants, or prescription hormones.

The Self-Care Solution: A Modern Mother's Must-Have Guide to Health and Well-Being
The Self-Care Solution
A Modern Mother's Must-Have Guide to Health and Well-Being
Paperback      ISBN: 1631520687

Combining the thoughtful and expert narrative of a veteran mom of four children with the voices of hundreds of moms she surveyed, The Self-Care Solution offers insightful answers to poignant questions about how mothers take care of themselves, their relationships, and their jobs while raising their children--and how they don't. Here, mothers reveal their struggles with self-care, and the consequences of neglecting themselves and their relationships, and share successful strategies to combat these issues. Each chapter also includes reflective self-assessment questions for mothers to gauge where they are from a self-care standpoint, as well as lists of tried and true tools they can employ to achieve more balance, and ultimately more satisfaction, within themselves and in their relationships. Inspirational yet practical, The Self-Care Solution will dramatically impact women who are navigating the critical responsibility of motherhood while attempting to stay true to themselves.

Pussy: A Reclamation
Pussy
A Reclamation
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1401950264
Required reading for every woman who longs to step into her power and live with pleasure and purpose. -- Kris Carr, New York Times best-selling author Author, educator, and School of Womanly Arts founder Regena Thomashauer has been working with women for the past 25 years, and what began as just a few women in her living room has since grown into a global movement with thousands of graduates worldwide.

In her New York Times bestseller Pussy: A Reclamation, she reveals what no one taught you about the source of your feminine power and how to use it. This power is the part of a woman that she has been taught to ignore, push down, and despise. Indeed, the word that most viscerally sums it up is arguably the most powerful pejorative word in the English language.

Like any expletive used effectively, the title of this book is meant to be a wake-up call. It is a reclamation, in a world that desperately requires the feminine. Readers learn the secret ingredient every woman is missing; how to crack the confidence code; why sex appeal is an inside job; what's ahead on the next frontier of feminism--and how they can help make it happen; and much more.

By turns earthy and erudite, passionately argued and laugh-out-loud funny, Pussy delivers the tools and practices a woman requires to do and be whatever she wants in this life. It's a call for her to tune in, turn on, and not drop out--but live more richly, fully, and lusciously than she ever thought she could.