Health, Happiness, and Long Life Through Maharishi Ayur-Veda
Author: Nancy Lonsdorf,Veronica Butler,Melanie Brown
Category: Health & Fitness
Drawing on the ancient wisdom of Ayur-Veda, an alternative guide to women's health issues emphasizes the importance of prevention, using age-old natural remedies to purify the body and enhance the immune system.
Now in paper--the first truly holistic, comprehensive book on experiencing a healthy, symptom-free menopause using ayurvedic medicine - the ancient system from India that has been popularized in the West by Deepak Chopra. Answers the need for healthy ways to approach menopause without the now-controversial use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Nancy Lonsdorf, MD, also the author of A Woman's Best Medicine (Tarcher, over 35,000 copies sold), shows readers how to personalize the program through a quiz that determines where imbalances lie and offering recommendations for each woman's unique symptoms. The approach is completely natural - a huge plus for the many women who are reluctant to take hormone replacement therapy. That number is growing as more and more research questions the supposed benefits of HRT - and warns of its dangers. The author is a leading voice in ayurvedic approaches to women's health, and also has impeccable western medical credentials, having received her MD from Johns Hopkins Medical School and done her residency at Stanford University Medical School. She specializes in combining the best of western medicine with natural, gentle, ayurvedic treatments.
A Woman's Guide to Health, Healing, and Wholeness at Every Age
Author: Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.
Pubpsher: National Geographic Books
Category: Health & Fitness
"The division between conventional and traditional medicine is as artificial as the division between science and nature. They can be woven together in a fashion that meets our physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. This is the foundation upon which integrative medicine is built." -- Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. In Life Is Your Best Medicine, Dr. Low Dog weaves together the wisdom of traditional medicine and the knowledge of modern-day medicine into an elegant message of health and self-affirmation for women of every age. This is a book that can be read cover to cover but also dipped into for inspiration or insight about a particular physical or mental health issue or remedy. We learn that, despite the widespread availability of pharmaceutical medications, advanced surgical care, and state-of-the-art medical technology, chronic illness now affects more than 50% of the American population. The evidence is overwhelmingly clear that much of the chronic disease we are confronting in the United States has its roots in the way we live our lives. Research shows that if Americans embraced a healthier lifestyle, which includes a balance between rest and exercise; wholesome nutrition; healthy weight; positive social interactions; stress management; not smoking; limited alcohol use; and no or limited exposure to toxic chemicals; then 93% of diabetes, 81% of heart attacks, 50% of strokes, and 36% of all cancers could be prevented! This means that each one of us has the power to shift the odds of being healthy in our favor. And if you do get sick, being fit gives you a much better chance for getting well. Your health has a great deal more to do with your lifestyle and a lot less to do with taking prescription drugs than most people realize. Part I. The Medicine of My Life is a personal and passionate introduction to the book Part II. Honoring the Body includes Food, Supplements, Illness, Wholeness Part III. Awakening the Senses includes Nature, Garden, Music Part IV. Listening to Spirit includes Humor, Relationships, Play, Meditation, Animals Epilogue. Contentment
A comprehensive health encyclopedia for women combines holistic principles and the latest in medical research to present a wide range of effective alternative and complementary medical treatments for ailments including anemia, PMS, endometriosis, cancer, eating disorders, osteoporosis, and menopause. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Featuring forthright testimonials by women who are or have been mothers as undergraduates, graduate students, academic staff, administrators, and professors, Mothers in Academia intimately portrays the experiences of women at various stages of motherhood while theoretically and empirically considering the conditions of working motherhood as academic life has become more laborious. As higher learning institutions have moved toward more corporate-based models of teaching, immense structural and cultural changes have transformed women's academic lives and, by extension, their families. Hoping to push reform as well as build recognition and a sense of community, this collection offers several potential solutions for integrating female scholars more wholly into academic life. Essays also reveal the often stark differences between women's encounters with the academy and the disparities among various ranks of women working in academia. Contributors—including many women of color—call attention to tokenism, scarce valuable networks, and the persistent burden to prove academic credentials. They also explore gendered parenting within the contexts of colonialism, racism, sexism, ethnocentrism, ageism, and heterosexism.
From Conventional and Complementary Medicine--Expert-Endorsed Therapeutic Soluti ons to Relieve Symptoms and Speed Healing
Author: Mark A. Goldstein,Myrna Chandler Goldstein,Larry P. Credit
Pubpsher: Rodale Books
Category: Health & Fitness
Integrative medicine—the practice of combining remedies from various therapeutic disciplines to optimize relief and speed healing—is transforming both how health professionals treat disease and how patients manage their own care. Your Best Medicine introduces the reader to this new world of healing options for everyday ailments like dry skin, fatigue, and indigestion as well as more serious conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. All of the treatments and techniques in Your Best Medicine have been handpicked by two practitioners—one a conventionally trained MD, the other a specialist in complementary therapies—based on established therapeutic protocols, research evidence, and clinical experience. Conventional and complementary remedies appear side by side so readers can evaluate at a glance the remedies' relative effectiveness, safety, and ease of use. Every entry in Your Best Medicine also provides important information on risk factors, symptoms, and diagnostic techniques, as well as preventive measures. Armed with this knowledge, readers can make decisions wisely and confidently at every stage of their care.
THE guide to women's reproductive health The knowledge needed for careful and effective practice of obstetrics & gynaecology continues to grow. Dewhurst's Textbook of Obstetrics & Gynaecology distils evidence and experience into a straightforward, practice-based guide to women's reproductive health. This 8th edition has been comprehensively updated to reflect modern clinical needs. Summary boxes throughout enable rapid assimilation of key information for effective clinical practice. The two main parts, obstetrics and gynaecology, have been further divided into thematic sections: The basics of obstetrics and of gynaecology The phases of pregnancy from preconception to postnatal care Maternal medicine and fetal medicine Menstruation Infertility Urogynaecology Gynaecologic oncology Designed for trainees and to support experienced practitioners, Dewhurst's Textbook of Obstetrics & Gynaecology is your ideal clinical companion.