The Hormone Myth
By Robyn Stein DeLuca
It's time for women to reject the "hormone myth" and own their emotions in a healthy and realistic way. This provocative book exposes pervasive myths about women's hormones and shows how flawed, obsolete research and sexism have combined to keep women "in their place." Although the idea that women become raving lunatics when their hormones fluctuate is firmly entrenched in American culture-images of hormone-crazed women are prominent on TV and in movies, books, and magazines-a thorough examination of the evidence overwhelmingly tells us otherwise. This book will confront the pervasive myth that women are at the mercy of their reproductive hormones, and illustrate how the perpetuation of this stereotype harms women.Scientific evidence shows that the majority of women do not experience major mental or physical symptoms linked to their hormones. Rather, much of women's supposed "irrationality" can be attributed to environmental factors and the cultural and social realities of being a woman in the Western world.With a thorough exploration of women's hormonal lives, from the initiation of menstruation through menopause, The Hormone Myth will help you reject the negative stereotype of the hormone-crazed woman and gain an appreciation for the natural changes that occur over time.
Healing the Vegan Way
By Mark Reinfeld
According to increasing evidence, plant-based diets are better for the health of both people and the planet, leading to a dietary revolution. But with all the conflicting nutritional theories out there, how do you decide which foods are truly best for you? With contributions from leading medical professionals like Dr. Michael Klaper, Dr. Michael Greger, and Dr. Joel Kahn, Healing the Vegan Way demonstrates a Clear and Simple path through the latest medical research on different approaches. With practical tips for plant-based living, 200 simple whole-food recipes, health-supportive cleanses, menu plans, and more, Healing the Vegan Way helps you maximize benefits for both body and mind.
How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick
By Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Everyone knows someone who's sick or suffering. Yet when a friend or relative is under duress many of us feel uncertain about how to cope.Throughout her recent bout with breast cancer, Letty Cottin Pogrebin became fascinated by her friends' and family's diverse reactions to her and her illness: how awkwardly some of them behaved how some misspoke or misinterpreted her needs and how wonderful it was when people read her right. She began talking to her fellow patients and dozens of other veterans of serious illness, seeking to discover what sick people wished their friends knew about how best to comfort, help, and even simply talk to them.Now Pogrebin has distilled their collective stories and opinions into this wide-ranging compendium of pragmatic guidance and usable wisdom. Her advice is always infused with sensitivity, warmth, and humour. It is embedded in candid stories from her own and others' journeys, and their sometimes imperfect interactions with well-meaning friends. How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick is an invaluable guidebook for anyone hoping to rise to the challenges of this most important and demanding passage of friendship.
The Heart Health Bible
By John M. Kennedy
Follow your H-E-A-R-THeart disease remains the #1 killer of men and women in the U.S., claiming nearly one million lives each year- more than ever before, despite recent advances in medical research that are paving the way for us to live longer, healthier lives. Our supercharged modern lifestyle can still damage our hearts and put us in danger of cardiovascular events. The good news is that, in most cases, optimal heart health can be achieved without a prescription. Yet there's no "magic bullet" or quick fix,reversing and ultimately preventing heart disease requires a long-term, sustainable approach. In The Heart Health Bible , Dr. John M. Kennedy draws on more than twenty years of experience as a preventative and interventional cardiologist to offer an empowering approach to heart health with H-E-A-R-T, a five-point plan to lower your risk of cardiovascular disease: Heal your blood pressure Energize your heart Act on fat Reduce blood sugar Tackle triglyceridesDr. Kennedy show how to incorporate each of these steps into your daily routine, creating a foundation for wellness that can save your life. The Heart Health Bible also includes Dr. Kennedy's 5-for-1 Diet, featuring heart-healthy foods and recipes, as well as a plan to help parents start their kids on a heart-healthy lifestyle.
How to Woo a Jew
By Tamar Caspi
Have you been single longer than the Jews wandered the desert? Or are you newly single and hoping to hook up with a hot MOT*?Either way, Tamar Caspi is on a mission to help you find your Chosen One... and who better to do that than the advice columnist from the massively popular dating site JDate.com?In How to Woo a Jew , your very own Jewish Carrie Bradshaw takes you through each facet of the dating world,from traditional Jewish matchmaking and mixers to modern online dating portals, from honing your Jewdar to kosher sex. Whatever mishegas you've made of your love life, Caspi has words of wisdom,and a few enlightening quizzes, charts, and illustrations,to help you find your Jewish soul mate.*Member of the Tribe
Here Come the Brides!
By Audrey Bilger, Michele Kort
Marriage today isn't what it used to be: for better, not for worse. As same-sex weddings are becoming more common, the classic love-story happy ending is taking on a decidedly new twist, everyone has a fresh role to play, and supporters and opponents of gay marriage alike are finding themselves in the midst of a revolution that's redefining marriage,both as a personal choice and as an institution,as we know it.In Here Come the Brides!, editors Audrey Bilger and Michele Kort gather together the voices of women taking part in,and shaping,this major historical shift. Representing a diversity of points of view in terms of race, class, ethnicity, and gender identification, this collection of essays, stories, and visual images takes a multidimensional look at how opening up the traditional order of man and wife" to include the possibility of wife and wife" is altering our social landscape. From wedding pictures and images of protest signs to comical anecdotes and sober philosophical analyses, Here Come the Brides! is an exploration of how the legalization of same-sex marriages has irrevocably changed the way lesbians think about their unions and their lives,and a celebration of the dream of lesbian happily-ever-afters.
Healing Painful Sex
By Deborah Coady, Nancy, MSW, MPH Fish
Healing Painful Sex covers the following symptoms and conditions:Pelvic floor dysfunctionVulvodynia, pudendal nerve pain, and clitorodyniaPelvic organ problems, endometriosis, painful bladder, and irritable bowelSkin disorders, such as lichen sclerosisHormonal, surgical, and post-cancer causes of sexual painMillions of women suffer from sexual and pelvic pain in America today, yet it is frequently misdiagnosed,or not diagnosed at all.In Healing Painful Sex, Deborah Coady, MD and Nancy Fish use their combined professional expertise as a doctor and therapist who specialize in sexual pain to provide readers with an understanding of its many causes and how to treat them, from both a physical and psychological standpoint.Organized into three parts,naming the problem, getting a diagnosis, and overcoming pain, Healing Painful Sex includes medical checklists, illustrations, vignettes based on interviews with women and their healthcare professionals, treatment options, and guidance for moving forward after healing. Coady and Fish speak honestly and directly to sexual pain sufferers' experiences, helping them address the problem of chronic pain, understand and prevent misdiagnoses, define medical terms and conditions, and regain sexual joy. Comprehensive, multi-dimensional, and deeply insightful, Healing Painful Sex offers women the tools to successfully take on the many challenges of sexual pain and move toward a healthy, happy future.
Hands on Sexy Feet
By Michelle K. Ebbin
The sexy follow-up to our bestselling Hands on Feet , this new book-plus package from wellness expert and massage-therapist-to-the-stars Michelle K. Ebbin teaches you how to use reflexology to stimulate the body's erogenous zones to improve sexual intimacy and performance, in addition to overall health and well-being. With the included pair of unisex, one-size-fits-all Sexy Love SoxT (a 20 value!), descriptive graphics on the sole of each sock show exactly where to press to relax your partner and turn him or her on, and the user-friendly book includes simple techniques and helpful information about reflexology, how it works, and how it can be used to boost your libido and naturally improve your sex life. With the unique map of the body on the bottom of each sock, easy-to-follow instructions, and line illustrations throughout, Hands on Sexy Feet makes the benefits of sensual reflexology accessible to everyone,and a lot of fun to use.
By Victor Fuchs, Ezekiel J. Emanuel
America spends more than any other developed nation on healthcare,2.1 trillion in 2007 alone. But 47 million Americans remain uninsured, and of those Americans who are insured, many suffer from poor health. In his ground-breaking proposal, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel offers up a plan to comprehensively restructure the delivery and quality of our healthcare. By eliminating employer-healthcare and establishing an independent program to evaluate healthcare plans and insurance companies, he offers a no-nonsense guide to how government can institute private insurance options that will allow each of us a choice of doctor and plan. With the rate of healthcare costs rapidly outpacing our gross domestic product, we can no longer afford to maintain our fragmented delivery of care, or entertain reforms that seek to patch, rather than cure, a fractured system. Accessible, straightforward, and revolutionary in its approach, Healthcare, Guaranteed is an inarguable guide to lasting healthcare reform.
How To Get Married In Green
By Suzan St Maur
As the whole "green" subject becomes more and more complex - combining environmental, ethical and organic issues, some of which can be conflicting - it's getting progressively harder to work out how to make your wedding eco-friendly without ending up with a glorified mudbath. Yet, quite rightly, many couples now want their weddings designed to help keep our planet, environment, agriculture and employment ethics as healthy as possible ...without compromising on style, glamour, quality and, of course, fun. A tall order? Not now, with "How to Get Married in Green." In this book, Suzan St Maur (also author of "Wedding Speeches For Women" and "The A to Z of Wedding Worries and how to put them right") neatly unravels the increasingly tangled web of green issues relating to weddings; so that you can: choose from a range of options depending on how far you want to pursue your green approach; see how these options work across all key areas of your wedding; get some clever, effective ideas on transport, decorations, clothes, catering, entertainment and more; learn how to make those ideas work for you with style and panache; understand just what an appreciable difference these measures will make to our planet and wellbeing; and, enjoy your wedding (and its planning) even more, because you know you're making a difference.Contents: The author; Preface; 1. Jewellery; 2. Hen and stag nights; 3. Location; 4. Stationery and communications; 5. Clothing and cosmetics; 6. Gifts; 7. Flowers and decorations; 8. Ceremony; 9. Reception; 10. Food; 11. Drinks; 12. Photography; 13. Transportation; 14. Honeymoons; 15. Resources.
How To Get Pregnant
By Sherman Silber
For decades this book has been the most popular resource for couples trying to conceive. Now thoroughly revised and updated to provide cutting edge information on all the very latest treatments the new edition of How To Get Pregnant will be the ultimate guide for prospective parents in the 21st century. One in every five couples is infertile and with more and more people putting off pregnancy until later in life, Dr. Silber's compassionate, informative book is in greater demand than ever. The comprehensive text explains not only the essential facts of getting pregnant but also how to solve once-insurmountable fertility problems with the latest high-tech findings, tests and procedures - including the revolutionary antral follicle count, which allows women to discover how many eggs they have left and may determine whether they have to find a way to preserve their eggs. For all couples determining whether to have a child, this book will be the only resource they will need, addressing all concerns they may have.
How You Stand, How You Move, How You Live
By Missy Vineyard
The Alexander Technique (AT) is a remarkably simple but powerful method for learning to skillfully control how your brain and body interact, allowing you to better coordinate your movements while increasing the accuracy of your mind's thoughts and perceptions. Now, in How You Stand, How You Move, How You Live , leading Alexander Technique master teacher Missy Vineyard sheds a completely fresh light on this revolutionary method and, in the process, offers path-breaking insight into the mind-body connection. Vineyard thoroughly explains and teaches the central skills of the AT through simple self-experiments, and she offers engaging stories of students in their lessons to show its effective application across a range of disciplines, including the performing arts, athletics, health, psychology, and education. How You Stand, How You Move, How You Live introduces us to a world within ourselves that we know surprisingly little about- and thereby helps us to understand why we often cannot do what we should be able to do, why we harm ourselves with chronic tension and anxiety, and why our thoughts often seem beyond our control. Vineyard is also the first AT teacher to draw on cutting-edge research in neuroscience and to synthesize those findings with AT theories and techniques. She fully illuminates the benefits to be reaped by mastery of the Alexander Technique, which include: Release from acute or chronic physical pain Enhanced mental attention and focus Reduced anxiety Improved balance and coordination Relief from tension and stress Increased ease and efficiency performing precise movement skills
By Sharman Apt Russell
Every day, we wake up hungry. Every day, we break our fast. Hunger is both a natural and an unnatural human condition. In Hunger , Sharman Apt Russell explores the range of this primal experience. Step by step, Russell takes us through the physiology of hunger, from eighteen hours without food to thirty-six hours to three days to seven days to thirty days. In quiet, elegant prose, she asks a question as big as history and as everyday as skipping lunch: How does hunger work?
How To Have Great Sex For The Rest Of Your Life
By Val Sampson, Julia Cole
The secrets of maintaining a healthy sex life in a long-term relationship
Sex in long-term relationships is regarded by most of the media as unglamorous, dutiful - and definitely not exciting. In a society that's overloaded with overtly sexual images, it's easy to imagine that the rest of the world is having a much better sex life than you and your partner. And many couples do suffer a loss of libido after a number of years.
But the message of this book is that sex doesn't have to become boring or routine. Not only can you re-kindle your sex-life, but the sex you can have with your long-term partner can be the best sex of your life, no matter what your age or the number of years you have been together.
Healing The Anxiety Diseases
By Thomas L. Leaman M.d.
An accessible overview of the six kinds of anxiety diseases and what can be done to cure them.
A Holistic Guide To Embracing Pregnancy, Childbirth, And Motherhood
By Karen Salt
The newly pregnant woman faces a multitude of changes in her mind, life, and body, some of which are addressed by traditional medical care but many of which are not. In this holistic guide, the expectant mother will find warm and reassuring advice that will help her stay calm, focused, and energized during this exciting time and beyond.Rather than treat the arrival of a baby as strictly a one-moment-in-time medical event, author Karen Salt provides advice and wisdom to "treat" the whole woman-her emotions and her physical changes-and covers the entire year-long experience of pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. Salt's holistic approach unveils for mothers-to-be the backbone of the doula role-to provide support, information, advocacy, and facilitation to women during pregnancy, labour, and early motherhood-and teaches her the many ways to use the doula philosophy to nurture herself through the process. From meditation and relaxation exercises, to fitness and nutrition advice to tips for achieving "positive energy living," this comprehensive guide puts mothers in control of their pregnancy, their birthing experience, and their approach to this wonderful and life-altering time.
Human Cloning and Human Dignity
By Leon R. Kass
Few avenues of scientific inquiry raise more thorny ethical questions than the cloning of human beings, a radical way to control our DNA. In August 2001, in conjunction with his decision to permit limited federal funding for stem-cell research, President George W. Bush created the President's Council on Bioethics to address the ethical ramifications of biomedical innovation. Over the past year the Council, whose members comprise an All-Star team of leading scientists, doctors, ethicists, lawyers, humanists, and theologians, has discussed and debated the pros and cons of cloning, whether to produce children or to aid in scientific research. This book is its insightful and thought-provoking report. The questions the Council members confronted do not have easy answers, and they did not seek to hide their differences behind an artificial consensus. Rather, the Council decided to allow each side to make its own best case, so that the American people can think about and debate these questions, which go to the heart of what it means to be a human being. Just as the dawn of the atomic age created ethical dilemmas for the United States, cloning presents us with similar quandaries that we are sure to wrestle with for decades to come.
Help For Hair Pullers
By Nancy J. Keuthen
Pulling out hair when stressed or angry is a surprisingly common coping strategy. Many begin in adolescence, eventually having to wear wigs or hats to cover up the problem. This book acts as a self-help guide, offering cognitive-behavioural techniques and other treatment options.
The Healing Power Of Movement
By Alison Freeland, Lisa Hoffman
Recent clinical studies show that exercise rather than rest may be the best therapy for someone undergoing cancer treatments. The Healing Power of Movement addresses this significant shift in care recommendations and clearly illustrates fifty specific exercises-from simply sitting up or moving in bed to walking or lifting light weights-for different stages of cancer treatments, and for many different types of cancers. Written in consultation with a leading oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering centre in Manhattan and based on practical advice gleaned from the front lines of the author's physical-therapy practice, The Healing Power of Movement will be recommended and empowering reading for all cancer patients, whether they are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation, or are recovering from surgery.
By Fred Askari
Four million Americans have been stricken by Hepatitis C, and the numbers continue to grow. Covering every aspect of this serious liver disease, Dr. Fred Askari provides a clear and compassionate description of the complex medical issues that many doctors fail to adequately explain to their patients. Complete with a targeted resource list of support groups and organizations, Hepatitis C: The Silent Epidemic delivers the facts on the symptoms as well as up-to-the-minute news on drug and transplant treatment options.