Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Women's Health

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Comprehensive source of information for all aspects of health for women.

More and more women seek natural remedies to treat health problems, either as an alternative or a complement to conventional health care.

The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Women's Health provides clear and comprehensive information on integrating natural medicine treatments into a healing program ...

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Overview

Comprehensive source of information for all aspects of health for women.

More and more women seek natural remedies to treat health problems, either as an alternative or a complement to conventional health care.

The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Women's Health provides clear and comprehensive information on integrating natural medicine treatments into a healing program for the distinctive health concerns of women.

It includes:

  • The healing systems of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Chakra System and the Western Medicine Model, and integrated healing
  • Natural healing methods, such as diet and nutritional supplements, homeopathy, acupuncture, tissue salts and herbal medicine
  • The body's natural rhythms
  • Seasonal inner cleansing and detoxifying
  • Natural medicine strategies for balancing hormones
  • Recommended dietary guidelines for women
  • The menstrual cycle and the menopause
  • Pregnancy and birth, and natural methods of birth control
  • Conditions of the female organs, common female disorders (such as cystitis, thyroid imbalance, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis) and ongoing health issues and aging
  • 60 health conditions, covered in thorough detail. Symptoms are described, likely causes identified, and treatment strategies are prescribed, which may include diet, exercises and yoga, and meditation and visualization.

With authoritative information clearly presented, The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Women's Health is the definitive source for women looking to integrate natural and conventional medicine.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778801276
  • Publisher: Rose, Robert Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/22/2005
  • Pages: 477
  • Sales rank: 989,791
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Sat Dharam Kaur, ND, lectures in breast health at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and has a naturopathic practice that specializes in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.

Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, is the author of Menopause Naturally and Dr. Carolyn Dean's Natural Prescriptions for Common Ailments.

Mary Danylak-Arhanic, MD, is a family physician and has also studied Botanic Medicine and Homeopathy at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She lectures and writes botanical medicine research reviews.

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Table of Contents

Preface

SECTION ONE What is Natural Medicine

  1. Natural Medical Traditions.
    • Native American Medicine
    • Ayurvedic Medicine
    • Traditional Chinese Medicine
    • Conventional Western Medicine
    • Botanical Medicine
    • Homeopathic Medicine
    • Hydrotherapy
    • Bodywork
    • Mind-Body Medicine
    • Environmental Medicine
    • Naturopathic Medicine
    • Natural Medicine Principles and Practices
  2. Four Steps Toward Optimum Health
SECTION TWO Food as
Medicine
  1. Women's Health Diet
    • Best Dietary Strategies
    • Meal Plans
  2. Age-Appropriate Supplements
SECTION THREE Living with Nature's Rhythms
  1. Daily and Monthly Health Cycles
    • Circadian Rhythms
    • Ultradian Rhythms
    • Breathing Rhythms
    • Menstrual Cycle
  2. Hormone Balance
    • Functions of the Endocrine System
    • Causes of Hormone Imbalance
    • Estrogen Imbalance
    • Hormones and
      Aging
  3. Women's Health through the Ages
    • Before Conceiving
    • During Pregnancy
    • Infancy
    • Early Childhood
    • Adolescence
    • Young Adulthood
    • Maturity
    • Elder
SECTION FOUR Restoring Harmony with the Earth's Elements
  1. Our Soil
    • Mineral Deficiencies
    • Toxic Metals
    • Pesticides
    • Chemical Contamination
  2. Our Water
    • Water Pollution
    • Water
      Deficiency
    • Acid/Alkaline Imbalance
  3. Our Air
    • Outdoor Air Pollutants
    • Indoor Air Pollutants
  4. Our Energy (Fire)
    • Global Warming
    • Electromagnetic Energy Disturbances
  5. Our Bodies
    • Bowel Ecology
    • Dysbiosis
    • Changing Our Earth Attitudes
SECTION FIVE Seasonal Cleansing and Rejuvenation Program
  1. Fall Program
    • Organs
    • Restoring Depleted
      Minerals
    • Eliminating Toxic Metals
    • Bowel Cleansing Diet
    • Bowel Cleansing Enemas
    • Cleansing Yeast and Parasites
    • Skin Brushing and Hot/Cold Showers
    • Sauna Detoxification
    • Clay Baths
    • Enhancing Immunity
    • Stop Smoking Program
    • Fall Foods
    • Protecting the Air
  2. Winter Program
    • Organs
    • Kidney Cleanse
    • Tonifying Kidney Essence
    • Supporting Adrenal Glands
    • Bladder Exercises
    • Bone-Building Program
    • Dental Care
    • Winter Foods
    • Renewing the Water
      Elements
  3. Spring Program
    • Organs
    • Supporting Liver Detoxification
    • LiverFlush
    • Castor Oil Packs
    • Cleansing the Gallbladder
    • Joint Support
    • Breast Self-Massage
    • Spring Foods
    • Caring for the Wood Element
  4. Summer Program
    • Organs
    • Regular Exercise Routine
    • Normalizing pH
    • Eliminating Allergies
    • Gum Care
    • Arterial Cleansing and Inflammation Reduction
    • Tonifying the Heart
    • Renewing the Intestinal Lining
    • Summer Foods
    • Honoring the Fire Element
  5. Late Summer Program
    • Organs
    • Stimulating Hydrochloric Acid Production
    • Eliminating Helicobacter pylori
    • Balancing Blood Sugar
    • Boosting Digestive Enzymes
    • Late Summer Foods
    • Honoring the Earth Element
SECTION SIX Women's Conditions

Menstrual Conditions

  • Precocious Puberty
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Amenorrhea
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Irregular Periods
  • Menorrhagia
  • Menopause
  • Hot Flashes
  • Insomnia, Anxiety, and Depression
  • Vaginal Dryness

Reproduction

  • Conscious Conception
  • Infertility
  • Birth Control
  • Pregnancy
  • Morning Sickness
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Varicose Veins and Hemorrhoids
  • Heartburn
  • Hypertension
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Miscarriage
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Breast-feeding
  • Insufficient Milk
  • Plugged Duct
  • Thrush

Cervical
Conditions

  • Cervical Dysplasia and Cervical Cancer

Uterine Conditions

  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Uterine Cancer

Ovarian Conditions

  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Vaginal Conditions

  • Vaginitis and Vaginal Infections
  • Genital Herpes

Breast Health

  • Fibrocystic Breast Disease
  • Fibroadenomas
  • Breast Cancer

Thyroid Conditions

  • Hypothyroidism

Musculoskeletal Conditions

  • Osteoporosis

Cardiovascular Conditions

  • Heart Disease and Stroke

Resources and References
Index

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Preface

Preface

Good health and illness are not mysteries — the four basic steps we present prevent and heal almost every condition.

  • Improve Nutrition
  • Detoxify and Rejuvenate
  • Restore Balance
  • Integrate Body, Mind, and Spirit

What you have in this book are tools for a lifetime of good health. Though the healing practices and information may seem like too much at first — just start with one thing. It might be five pieces of fruit a day, 40 minutes of exercise, or a sauna. Build slowly on your successes. Remember that your body regenerates itself over a period of years. By slowly integrating positive health practices into your lifestyle, you can create a healthier body, mind, and spirit as you age.

We will be reinforcing the importance of these steps to healing the whole person throughout this book while providing the knowledge you need to step forward confidently.

Carry on this path until a healthy lifestyle is firmly established, but be patient. This may take several years. Keep re-reading the book — you'll get more out of it each time.

You can start by setting 3-month seasonal goals for yourself as you follow some of the guidelines in this book — for example, you could eliminate sugar from your diet, eat organic foods, balance your urine and saliva pH, and do a parasite cleanse for 3 months. Work with a natural medicine practitioner and keep moving along until you've taken care of the four steps we present for healing the whole person. If you have a serious illness, such as cancer, try to encompass all of the healing steps in the shortest time possible — it is possible for you to become well if you do so. Just begin and keep going with faith and commitment as your companions.

With this book, we have made the effort to meet a need in women's health literature for a comprehensive natural medicine approach by integrating many natural healing practices and traditions rather than focusing on one or two therapies to the exclusion of the others. Written by a trio of women trained as naturopathic and medical doctors, we also offer a unique complementary perspective on women's medicine.

The author of The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Breast Cancer, Dr. Sat Dharam Kaur (ND) has practiced Kundalina yoga for 30 years and lectures in women's health at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Mary Danylak-Arhanic (MD) is a leading holistic physician, well-seasoned in both conventional and natural medicine. Licensed in conventional medicine as well as naturopathic medicine, Dr. Carolyn Dean (MD and ND) has written several books, including The Miracle of Magnesium, Natural Prescriptions for Common
Ailments
, and Menopause Naturally We feel our collective knowledge and skills are complementary and will serve you well.

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Introduction

Preface

Good health and illness are not mysteries -- the four basic steps we present prevent and heal almost every condition.

  • Improve Nutrition
  • Detoxify and Rejuvenate
  • Restore Balance
  • Integrate Body, Mind, and Spirit

What you have in this book are tools for a lifetime of good health. Though the healing practices and information may seem like too much at first -- just start with one thing. It might be five pieces of fruit a day, 40 minutes of exercise, or a sauna. Build slowly on your successes. Remember that your body regenerates itself over a period of years. By slowly integrating positive health practices into your lifestyle, you can create a healthier body, mind, and spirit as you age.

We will be reinforcing the importance of these steps to healing the whole person throughout this book while providing the knowledge you need to step forward confidently.

Carry on this path until a healthy lifestyle is firmly established, but be patient. This may take several years. Keep re-reading the book -- you'll get more out of it each time.

You can start by setting 3-month seasonal goals for yourself as you follow some of the guidelines in this book -- for example, you could eliminate sugar from your diet, eat organic foods, balance your urine and saliva pH, and do a parasite cleanse for 3 months. Work with a natural medicine practitioner and keep moving along until you've taken care of the four steps we present for healing the whole person. If you have a serious illness, such as cancer, try to encompass all of the healing steps in the shortest time possible -- it is possible for you to become well if you do so. Justbegin and keep going with faith and commitment as your companions.

With this book, we have made the effort to meet a need in women's health literature for a comprehensive natural medicine approach by integrating many natural healing practices and traditions rather than focusing on one or two therapies to the exclusion of the others. Written by a trio of women trained as naturopathic and medical doctors, we also offer a unique complementary perspective on women's medicine.

The author of The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Breast Cancer, Dr. Sat Dharam Kaur (ND) has practiced Kundalina yoga for 30 years and lectures in women's health at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Mary Danylak-Arhanic (MD) is a leading holistic physician, well-seasoned in both conventional and natural medicine. Licensed in conventional medicine as well as naturopathic medicine, Dr. Carolyn Dean (MD and ND) has written several books, including The Miracle of Magnesium, Natural Prescriptions for Common Ailments, and Menopause Naturally We feel our collective knowledge and skills are complementary and will serve you well.

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