The Uterine Health Companion

Author: Eve Agee
Publisher: Celestial Arts
ISBN: 1587613611
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The uterus is a remarkable organ—it is our first home, contributes to women’s sexual pleasure, houses some of the strongest muscles in the body, and even helps prevent heart disease and high blood pressure. However, in the West, the uterus has generally been viewed as insignificant beyond reproduction and rarely receives our attention except when it becomes problematic or when we focus on getting pregnant or giving birth. Even though health-promoting strategies for organs like the heart and lungs have become common knowledge, preventative measures for lifelong uterine health have been largely absent from Western medical care. Consequently, one-third of all women in the United States will have a hysterectomy--the highest rate in the world. In The Uterine Health Companion, anthropologist and holistic health expert Eve Agee reveals that women in many non-Western societies do not share our high rates of benign uterine problems or our negative attitudes about the uterus. Drawing on her research with women in the United States and abroad, Agee shows how traditional practices from other cultures can help create lasting health so that issues such as PMS, fibroids, and endometriosis do not have to be our destiny as women. Through poignant narratives as well as global insights, the book inspires us to develop new understandings about health and healing that affirm all women. The Uterine Health Companion demonstrates why the uterus matters and how we can take care of it, from menarche to menopause—and beyond. A comprehensive holistic plan including nutrition, exercise, and visualization guides us to promote uterine wellness and enhance conventional medical therapies. Chapters dedicated to specific uterine issues illustrate how to support our health through simple daily practices and fundamental attitude shifts in our relationship to our bodies. The book also includes strategies for women who have had hysterectomies. This empowering resource offers a prescriptive, balanced approach to developing and maintaining optimal uterine health, for every woman at any stage of life. Award-Winner, "Health: Women's Health" category, 2011 International Book Awards From the Trade Paperback edition.

It s a Sistah Thing

Author: Monique R. Brown
Publisher: Dafina Books
ISBN: 9780758200655
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Accompanied by personal stories from African-American women, an indispensible guide to fibroids, featuring the most recent information and the most effective treatments, both conventional and alternative, provides a step-by-step action plan to help women make the best possible choices. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Conscious Conception

Author: Jeannine Parvati Baker
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9780938190837
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In an age when modern reproductive technology is moving at a rapid and alarming rate, Conscious Conception is an alternative exploration into understanding personal fertility, as well as a comprehensive guide to discovering newfound meaning in our sexuality. Combining knowledge of myth and culture, authors Jeannine Parvati Baker and Frederick Baker offer a step-by-step manual of fertility awareness, depth psychology, and psychic birth control and interweave the five elements—Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether—as tools for discovery in the face of reproductive challenges. Including numerous contributions from experts in the field, the book investigates a broad range of topics, from the causes of infertility to the spiritualization of sexuality. Conscious Conception urges us to see all of the possibilities in life’s plan of continuation and to seek a clearer communion with our own reproductive experience. Over 20,000 copies sold.

The Ageless Woman

Author: Nancy Lonsdorf
Publisher: McD Century Publications
ISBN: 9780972123358
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The Ageless Woman weaves the timeless wisdom of Ayurvedic medicine with the latest medical discoveries into a unique, highly-effective anti-aging guide for women.

After Cancer Care

Author: Gerald Lemole
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1623365031
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After the intense experience and range of emotion that comes with surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy (or all three), cancer patients often find themselves with little or no guidance when it comes to their health post-treatment. After Cancer Care is the much-needed authoritative, approachable guide that fills this gap. It includes information on how to maintain physical health—with chapters on epigenetics, nutrition, and exercise—as well as emotional health through stress management techniques. The cutting-edge and growingly popular science of Epigenetics has shown that you are not stuck with your genetic history: your choices in diet, exercise, and even relationships can help determine whether or not your genes promote cancer, and therefore determine your propensity for relapse. Your lifestyle has an effect on the most common types of cancer including breast cancer, prostate cancer, melanoma, endometrial cancer, colon cancer, bladder cancer, and lymphoma. The doctors present easy-to-incorporate lifestyle changes to help you “turn on” hundreds of genes that fight cancer, and “turn off” the ones that encourage cancer, while recommending lifestyle plans to address each type. In addition, they share 34 healthy recipes and tips on staying active and exercising, detoxifying your house and environment, and taking supplements to help prevent relapse. With more than three decades of post-cancer-care experience, Drs. Lemole, Mehta, and McKee break down the science into palatable, practical takeaways so that you can drastically improve your quality of life and enjoy many years of cancer-free serenity.

The PCOS Diet Plan

Author: Hillary Wright
Publisher:
ISBN: 0399578188
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"A prescriptive guide that focuses on using diet and exercise to manage polycystic ovary syndrome and has new information on diet therapy and exercise, current food and fitness logging technologies, and all-new nutrition-backed meal plans"--

A Unique Life Fully Lived

Author: Lorrin Kain
Publisher: Mascot Books
ISBN: 9781620866214
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"Lorrin was born in Newport Beach, California, March 15, 1994. At six weeks old, Lorrin had an adverse reaction to her one and only DPT vaccination. The vaccine attacked her brain, leaving her with severe brain damage. The doctors never had hope for Lorrin's future. Feeling abandoned by modern medicine, Karen turned to alternative treatments and spiritual guidance. Despite all of Karen's best efforts, Lorrin continued to have horrible episodes of uncontrolled seizures that would land them in the hospital for days. Karen's world fell apart. Blind, non-verbal, a quadraplegic with daily seizures, Lorrin only had the ability to blink to communicate. Life as Karen knew it was put "on hold" as she tried everything that she could to "heal" Lorrin and give her the best life possible...and she succeeded...in unfathomable ways that lights up the journey for other families. Karen travels around the county inspiring families with her personal story of raising a medically fragile, vaccine-injured daughter as a single mom. Karen shares how she bridged the gap from special needs to creating mainstream experiences in all arenas of life for Lorrin: best friends, slumber parties, concerts, camping, beauty pageants, Girl Scouts, school dances, musicals and endless travels. Her book describes the unique and extraordinary life experiences that Karen created for Lorrin and the strong bond and soul connection between mother and daughter..."--From http://www.ncreview.com/biography/a-unique-life-fully-lived.