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Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing
In This Revised Edition Is The Most Up-to-date Information Available On The Entire Range Of Women's Health Concerns, Including: A Nutrition Chapter Emphasizing Individual Dietary Needs And Body Chemis...try; Information On Improving Fertility After Age 35--and How To Cut The Risk Of C-section By 50 Percent; A Comprehensive Program For Menopause, Including How To Decide Whether Natural Hormone Replacement Is Right; Holistic Ways To Prepare And Heal Faster If Surgery Is Necessary; Plus Dozens Of Natural Treatments And A Wealth Of Hard-to-find Health Care Resources.--from Publisher's Description. 1: From External Control To Inner Guidance -- The Patriarchal Myth: The Origin Of The Mind/body/emotion Split -- Feminine Intelligence And A New Mode Of Healing -- Inner Guidance -- The Female Energy System -- 2: The Anatomy Of Women's Wisdom -- The Menstrual Cycle -- The Uterus -- The Ovaries -- Reclaiming The Erotic -- Vulva, Vagina, Cervix, And Lower Urinary Tract -- Breasts -- Our Fertility -- Pregnancy And Birthing -- Motherhood: Bonding With Your Baby -- Menopause -- 3: Women's Wisdom Program For Vibrant Health And Healing -- Steps For Creating Vibrant Health -- Getting The Most Out Of Your Medical Care -- Nourishing Ourselves With Food -- The Power Of Movement -- Healing Ourselves, Healing Out World. Christiane Northrup. Includes Bibliographical References (p. -878) And Index.
Our Bodies, Ourselves: A New Edition for a New Era
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The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls
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Herbal Healing for Women
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The Women's Health Big Book of Exercises
The Women's Health Big Book of Exercises is the essential workout guide for anyone who wants a better body. As the most comprehensive collection of exercises ever created, this makeover manual is a bo...dy-shaping power tool for both beginners and longtime fitness buffs alike. From start to finish, this 480-page makeover manual bulges with hundreds of useful tips, the latest findings in exercise science, and cutting-edge workouts from the world's top trainers. Inside The Women's Health Big Book of Exercises you'll find: 619 Exercises! All expertly demonstrated with color photographs, with dozens of movements for every muscle in your body, including: * More than 100 core exercises! You'll never run out of ways to sculpt your abs. * 74 biceps, triceps, and forearm exercises: Tone your arms faster than ever before. * 64 chest exercises, to burn more calories and even help give your bosom a lift. * 103 back exercises, to make sure you turn heads in your backless dress. * 40 shoulder exercises, so you can wear a tank top with confidence. * 99 quadriceps and calves exercises, to help you look great in a pair of shorts. * 62 glutes and hamstrings exercises, for the perfect backside. Hundreds of workouts! From cover to cover, you'll quickly see that there's a training plan for every fitness goal—whether you want to shrink your hip, find your abs, or shape your arms. Highlights include: * The World's Greatest 4-Week Diet and Exercise Plan Lose 10 pounds of pure fat in 30 days! This scientifically proven plan, based on research from the University of Connecticut, shows what's truly possible when you combine the right kind of diet with the right kind of exercise. You'll build muscle and lose fat faster than ever. * The Get-Your-Body-Back (Fast!) Guide If you've never even picked up a weight, you'll want to try this plan from Joe Dowdell, C.S.C.S. Joe makes his living training models, athletes, and celebrities, and has worked with such names as Anne Hathaway, Claire Danes, Molly Sims, and Kate Hudson, as well as Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated swimsuit models. And the strategies he uses when designing workouts for his high-profile clientele are the same ones he employs to help you quickly burn fat, firm up, and improve your overall fitness. * The Bikini-Ready Workout This fitness plan will help you flatten your stomach and tighten your butt. It’s designed by celebrity trainer Valerie Waters, who has perfected the body-shaping workouts you’ll find here on dozens of Hollywood stars, including Jennifer Garner, Rachel Nichols, Kate Beckinsale, and Jessica Biel. Add your name to Valerie’s client list to tone your total body and feel more confident than ever. * The Skinny Jeans Workout Want to look sexier in a pair of Sevens? Try this routine from Women’s Health fitness advisor Rachel Cosgrove, CSCS. In a pilot study at Rachel’s gym, clients who tried the plan dropped two jean sizes in just 8 weeks. And: * The Wedding Workout Look great—just in time for the big day (and your honeymoon!) * The Hard-Body Workout Use this 12-week plan to tone your legs, arms, and abs faster than ever * The Lose-the-Last-10-Pounds Workout Your guide to finishing off that last bit of flab for good * The Total-body Arm-shaping Workout Blast fat as you shape and firm your arms * The Best Three-Exercise Workouts Shrink your hips with just three simple moves * The Prenatal Workout Stay fit and healthy during your pregnancy * The Best Workouts for a Crowded Gym Sculpt a lean, fit body—no waiting! * The Time-Saving Couples Workout Burn fat together (it's the secret to better sex!) * The Best Bodyweight Workouts Take your workout anywhere with these no-weight routines * The 10 Best 15-Minute Workouts Bust stress, blast fat, and build muscle in almost no time Plus: Every page of The Women's Health Big Book of Exercises is filled with the fitness and nutrition tips and tricks you need to sculpt the body you want. Throughout the book, you'll discover: * The secret to burning 40 percent more fat. * The 18 fitness mistakes you should never make * The best stretch for every muscle * The fastest cardio workout of all-time (just 4 minutes!) * The best exercises you've never done * The 8 healthiest foods you aren't eating * The 4 perfect fitness foods * The 25 super snacks that keep you lean * The 5 biggest nutrition lies—exposed! * The truth about saturated fat * The simple way to master the pushup * The 20 ways lifting weights helps you look great, stay healthy, and live longer
Everything Below the Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution
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Everywoman: A Gynaecological Guide For Life
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Women's Wellness Wisdom: What Every Woman Needs To Know
The Latest Book By Eight Times Number One Best-selling Author Dr Libby, Women¿s Wellness Wisdom, Is, Quite Simply, The Book That Every Woman Needs To Read. In This Unique Approach To Wellness, Designe...d To Specifically Address The Issues That Women Of All Ages Face, Readers Gain A Deep Understanding Of Their Body And What It Needs In Order To Not Just Survive But To Thrive. Often, We Are Simply Told To Eat ¿healthily¿ Because It Is ¿good For Us.¿ Rarely Does A Book This Beautiful Explain The Processes Of The Body, And How They¿re All Interdependent On Each Other, While Offering Real Guidance On How We Can Support Ourselves In Such Succinct And Easy To Understand Language. From Over Two Decades Of Research, Dr Libby Takes All The Guesswork Out Of Being A Woman, Providing Insight Into The Questions That Plague Western Women Around The World, Including: Why Some People Emotionally Eat And How To End This, Why Our Skin Breaks Out And Why We Might Lose Our Hair, How Estrogen And Progesterone Affect Our Bodies And Our Minds, Why We Believe `if I Don¿t Do It, It Won¿t Get Done¿, Why We Store Body Fat In A Certain Place And What We Can Do About It, Why Our Liver Is The Number One Organ To Look After, And Why We Have Big Conversations At Night, Rather Than At Breakfast. With Interactive Worksheets, Real-life Examples And Step-by-step Guides To Making Life-transforming Changes, Women¿s Wellness Wisdom Is Both Practical And Inspiring. Illuminating How Women Can Thrive In Today¿s Fast-paced Modern World, And Filled From Front To Back With Dr Libby¿s Unique Blend Of Nutrition, Biochemical Science And Emotional Care, This Beautifully Illustrated Book Is Truly The Definitive Guide For Women About Looking After Their Bodies, Minds And Hearts.
A Woman's Book of Life
A Woman's Book of Life teaches women how to align with the physical changes that occur at every stage of life in order to maximize health and well-being. In the growth of early childhood, hormonal ups... and downs, the possibility of childbearing, and growing older are powerful keys to unlocking a woman's potential. Those notorious temperature changes in menopause are not hot flashes, they're power surges, and A Woman's Book of Life traces the compelling biopsychospiritual reality of the move into authentic power at midlife. This is a book for any woman, of any generation. It allows the reader to look back and see the forgotten gifts of childhood, or to look ahead in celebration of what's to come. Whatever her age, no woman will be able to come away from this book without a greater appreciation for who women are, in their bodies, their emotions, their souls. Borysenko offers a rare chance to understand the gifts of being female and to celebrate the power of the feminine life cycle. "...explains the connection between emotions and physical states, teaching women how to cope with the physical changes each hormonal and life cycle brings."
The Woman's Book of Yoga and Health: A Lifelong Guide to Wellness
The Woman's Book of Yoga and Health is the first comprehensive book about women's health issues and how to treat them with yoga. The authors offer a complete yoga program for general health as well as... pose sequences that address specific health problems—all in the Iyengar tradition, which targets health needs more than other forms of yoga. For example, in the first part of the book, Patricia Walden has organized three chapters showing yoga poses with clear instructions that tell how to get into each pose and describe its benefits: chapter one is the Essential Sequence for all women, and includes modifications for people who cannot or should not do all the poses; chapter two is the Restorative Sequence for stress relief and relaxation; chapter three contains advanced poses that energize and tone. The second part is presented in four sections that broadly represent the stages of a woman's life: teen years and early twenties, later twenties and thirties, midlife, and wisdom years. Each section contains chapters offering specific information about a particular health issue from author Linda Sparrowe, as well as sequences of yoga poses from Patricia Walden that address the problem. For example, the back care chapter includes information about common back problems and their causes (scoliosis, arthritis, lordosis, sciatica, kyphosis, among others) with an emphasis on: emotional and psychological roots of some back problems; physiological information about the spine and back muscles; general information about how yoga addresses different areas of the back; and finally, Patricia Walden's sequences of poses that target different back problems with the goal of not only relieving back pain but of strengthening, and healing old injuries and misalignments. Sections of the book include: • Teens and Early 20s: Eating disorders, menstrual health, immune support • 20s and 30s: Back care, pregnancy, headaches • Midlife: Depression, menopause, digestion • Wisdom Years: Osteoporosis, postmenopause, the heart The final section of the book includes listings of yoga centers, instructional videos, yoga equipment, and where to go for more information about yoga.