The Natural Health Bible for Women: The Complete Guide for Women of All Ages

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The one-stop natural health reference for every woman

provides a complete program of nutrition, herbal medicine, and other complementary therapies for every stage of a woman's life, including conception, pregnancy, and menopause

offers natural solutions for women's most important health concerns, from thyroid and adrenal problems to osteoporosis and heart disease

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Overview

The one-stop natural health reference for every woman

provides a complete program of nutrition, herbal medicine, and other complementary therapies for every stage of a woman's life, including conception, pregnancy, and menopause

offers natural solutions for women's most important health concerns, from thyroid and adrenal problems to osteoporosis and heart disease

helps women take the best possible care of themselves-today and throughout their lives

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844838981
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 8

1 Introducing Your Body 10

The female organs 12

The female hormones 16

Your menstrual cycle 19

Knowing your fertility 20

The Role of Nutrition 22

The basics of good nutrition 24

An organic future 30

Phytoestrogens 31

Supplements 32

Essential water 34

The Role of Lifestyle 36

Waking and sleeping 38

Staying fit 40

Smoking 42

Alcohol and your body 43

The Role of Natural Therapies 44

Herbs and homeopathy 46

Acupuncture 47

Aromatherapy and massage 48

Yoga and meditation 50

Reflexology 52

Osteopathy 53

2 General Body Systems 54

Thyroid, Adrenals, and Hormonal Balance 56

Underactive thyroid 58

Overactive thyroid 62

Adrenal problems 66

Your Breasts 70

Breast problems 72

Preventing breast cancer 77

Your Ovaries 82

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) 83

Ovarian cysts 88

Your Uterus 92

Regulating your cycle 94

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) 96

Period pain 102

Lack of periods 106

Heavy periods 110

Fibroids 114

Endometriosis 118

Preventing uterine cancer 125

Prolapsed uterus 126

Hysterectomy 128

Your Cervix 132

Cervical tests 135

Preventing cervical cancer 137

Your Vagina 140

Vaginal infections 141

Yeast infections 144

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) 148

Cystitis 152

Painful sex 156

Your Legs 160

Cellulite 161

Varicose veins 162

3 Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth 164

Making Babies 166

Pre-conception care 168

Egg donation 174

Sperm donation 178

Assisted conception 180

Fertility and aging 188

Pregnancy, Birth, and Breastfeeding 192

Being pregnant, staying healthy 193

Prenatal depression 199

Morning sickness 202

Back pain 206

Gestational diabetes 209

Preeclampsia 212

Ways to give birth 216

Labor and labor pain 219

Breastfeeding 222

Postpartum depression 229

Losing Your Baby 234

First- and second-trimester miscarriage 235

Stillbirth 242

4 Through Menopause 244

Understanding and Easing the Change 246

The medical approach: HRT 249

Natural menopause 252

Menopause 256

Hot flashes and night sweats 258

Mood swings 261

Low libido 263

Hair loss 266

Postmenopause 270

Osteoporosis 271

Vaginal dryness 278

Memory loss and poor concentration 282

Heart disease 286

Stress incontinence 292

5 Optimum Healthcare 294

Optimizing your weight 296

Boosting your immunity 302

Beating the years 306

Overcoming stress 309

Glossary 312

Bibliography 314

Index 317

Resources / Picture credits 320

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