Natural Well Woman: A Practical Guide to Health and Well-Being for Life

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A highly respected doctor and popular women's health writer, Penny Stanway offers a complete system of healing based on a blend of conventional and complementary medicine. Dr Penny Stanway writes and lectures on a variety of women's health, pregnancy and childcare topics and is the health columnist for Woman's Weekly magazine. Natural Well Woman covers every age and stage of a woman's life -- it's every woman's guide to creating a healthy lifestyle.
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Overview

A highly respected doctor and popular women's health writer, Penny Stanway offers a complete system of healing based on a blend of conventional and complementary medicine. Dr Penny Stanway writes and lectures on a variety of women's health, pregnancy and childcare topics and is the health columnist for Woman's Weekly magazine. Natural Well Woman covers every age and stage of a woman's life -- it's every woman's guide to creating a healthy lifestyle.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760722800
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
How to Use this Book 8
Part 1 Good Health
Your Surroundings
Air and Breathing 12
Light, Color, and Other Electromagnetic Inputs 16
Your Home Environment 20
Your Lifestyle
Food and Drink 24
Exercise and Movement 28
Relaxing, Playing, and Managing Stress 32
Sleep 38
Who You Are
Relationships 40
Fulfilling Your Potential 44
Soul and Spirit 48
Part 2 Health in a Lifetime
Specific Measures for Each Age or Stage to Balance Lifestyle, maintain Health, and Prevent Illness
Child to Woman 52
Young Woman 62
Pregnancy and Birth 74
Motherhood - the First Year 86
Mature Woman 94
The Menopause 104
Being a Senior 110
Toward the End 118
Part 3 Complementary Therapies and Remedies
Integrated Medicine 124
When to See a Health Practitioner 126
Nutritional Therapy 128
Light, Color, and Electromagnetic Therapy 129
Hydrotherapy 130
Heat and Cold Therapy 131
Massage 132
Aromatherapy 133
Acupressure 134
The Alexander Technique 135
Exercise Therapy 136
Herbal Remedies 137
Flower Essences 138
Homeopathy 139
Yoga 140
Relaxation Exercises 141
Meditation and Visualization 142
Healing 143
Part 4 Common Ailments
Body Systems and Connections 146
How to Use the Common Ailments Section 146
Skin, Hair, and Nails 148
Mouth and Teeth 156
Digestive System 160
Ears, Nose, Throat, and Lungs 166
Eyesight 170
Blood, Blood Vessels, and Heart 172
Bones and Joints 178
The Pancreas and Thyroid Gland 180
Sex 182
Reproductive System 184
Kidneys and Bladder 196
Muscles and Nerves 198
Brain and Mind 202
Immunity and General Wellbeing 208
Afterword 214
Glossary 216
Further Reading 218
Useful Addresses 219
Index 220
Acknowledgments 224
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