What Would Virginia Woolf Do?
By Nina Lorez Collins
When Nina Collins entered her forties she found herself sloshing in a brew of hormones. As symptoms of perimenopause set in, she began to fear losing her health, looks, sexuality, sense of humor-perhaps all at once. Craving a place to discuss her questions and concerns, and finding none, Nina started a Facebook group with the ironic name, "What Would Virginia Woolf Do?," which has grown exponentially into a place where women-most with strong opinions and fierce senses of humor--have surprisingly candid, lively, and intimate conversations.Mid-life is a time when women want to think about purpose, about how to be their best selves, and how to love themselves as they enter the second half of life. They yearn to acknowledge the nostalgia and sadness that comes with aging, but also want to revel in their hard-earned wisdom.Part memoir and part resource on everything from fashion and skincare to sex and surviving the empty nest, What Would Virginia Woolf Do? is a frank and intimate conversation mixed with anecdotes and honesty, wrapped up in a literary joke. It's also a destination, a place where readers can nestle in and see what happens when women feel comfortable enough to get real with each other: defy the shame that the culture often throws their way, find solace and laugh out loud, and revel in this new phase of life.
What You Can When You Can
By Carla Birnberg, Roni Noone
We all know we should eat better, exercise more, get better quality rest, and so on. Tell us something we don't know, right? After all, every statistic we have about Americans and our health proves that no matter how good our intentions are, we are failing to change the habits that undermine our well-being. But how do we achieve our healthy living goals when they're so daunting? Who has the time, the willpower, the resources to do all that nutritious eating, muscle building, restful sleeping, and work-life balancing?Carla Birnberg and Roni Noone have the answer to that,the answer is you. You have the power to make healthier living easy and exciting, just by adopting one simple mantra: "What you can when you can." It's all you need.What You Can When You Can (#wycwyc) is a book, a movement, a mindset, and a lifestyle,one that harnesses the power of small steps to let you achieve your health and fitness goals on YOUR terms. The #wycwyc (pronounced "wickwick") philosophy applies to anything and everything that contributes to a healthy, happy life: nutrition, exercise, physical and mental rejuvenation, and so much more.
Weekend Wonder Detox
By Michelle Schoffro Cook
Leave lethargy behind, shed excess weight, and get clear, glowing skin!Detox regimens can be expensive, lengthy, and difficult to follow- and often don't deliver the results you want. Now, health expert and author Michelle Schoffro Cook offers a fresh approach to purifying your body: spa-style weekends to have you looking and feeling great in just days!These mini-detoxes help you to reset your natural body chemistry and improve organ function for overall health. First, Dr. Cook's quiz helps you pinpoint which areas need attention. You can then choose from six targeted tune-up plans- from the Love Your Liver weekend to the Fat Blast Weekend, you'll be able to address your specific concerns. Each Weekend Wonder Detox plan features:Meal plans and shopping lists based on delicious, toxin-busting superfoodsEasy recipes for hearty salads, protein-rich meals, and detox-promoting beveragesGentle herbal remedies and system-balancing spa treatmentsStrategies to establish healthful habits in your everyday lifeNo matter how busy your schedule or how stressful your life, you'll look forward to your next Weekend Wonder Detox.
What to Do When You Can't Get Pregnant
By Daniel Potter, Jennifer Hanin
The complete guide to all the options for couples facing fertility issues, now revised and updated Newsweek praised What to Do When You Can't Get Pregnant for guiding readers through "the medical maze" of infertility treatments. In this completely revised and updated edition, world renowned fertility expert Dr. Daniel A. Potter and journalist Jennifer Hanin have revised their step-by-step guide to walk readers through their best options for conception and birth. Updates include:Advances in natural products for womenNew supplements, medications, and treatment protocolsAdvice from leading experts on all areas of infertility treatmentThe latest in egg freezing, vitrification, gender selection, and genetic testingThe future of IVF and reproductive medicineDrawing on the latest science, Potter and Hanin offer sound advice for choosing the right doctor, asking the right questions, and living a healthy, fertile lifestyle. Complete with advice on how to handle the frustrations of not being able to conceive, What to Do When You Can't Get Pregnant remains a couple's best guide to making informed decisions about fertility issues.
The Whole-Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors
By Ed Bauman
Millions of breast cancer survivors have two things in common: a renewed gratitude for their good health and a recharged commitment to taking care of their bodies. The Whole-Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors is an integrative, whole foods guide to rebuilding health after surviving breast cancer and reducing the chance of breast cancer reoccurrence. Although cancer does have a significant genetic component, lifestyle factors such as nutrition also play a role in determining the likelihood that cancer will reappear. This program helps readers get the nutrition they need in order to keep breast cancer at bay, with specific guidance for managing hormone levels with food. The guide also explains how nutritional deficiencies, environmental factors, and antioxidants affect cancer's ability to attack the body. Using holistic health and nutrition leader Edward Bauman's Eating for Health model, readers learn to eat for pleasure, eat for energy, eat for recovery, and eat for health in order to starve cancer and enjoy stronger, healthier bodies.
What You Really Really Want
By Jaclyn Friedman
In this empowering, accessible guide, Jaclyn Friedman,co-editor of Yes Means Yes ,gives young women the tools to decipher the modern world's confusing, hypersexualized, sometimes dangerous landscape so they can define their own sexual identity. Friedman decries the hypocrisy and mixed messages of our culture (we're failures if we don't act sexy, but we're sluts if we actually pursue sex we need to be protected from rapists lurking in bushes, but deserve whatever we get" if we have a drink at a party and wear a skirt), and encourages readers to separate fear from fact, decode the damaging messages all around them, and discover a healthy personal sexuality.Educational and interactive, What You Really Really Want includes revealing quizzes, creative exercises, and reality-based advice about sex and sexuality today. With Friedman's informed advice to guide them, readers will build new skills for safely expressing their sexuality with lovers and explore effective ways to talk about tricky issues with family and friends,and learn how to make the world a little safer for everyone else's sexuality along the way.
When Sex Hurts
By Andrew Goldstein, Caroline Pukall, Irwin Goldstein
For the 20 million women who suffer from painful intercourse: the first book to address the multiple causes and the available treatments. Painful sex is a condition that causes embarrassment and silence- often going undiscussed or misdiagnosed as many as 40 percent of women who suffer from it won't seek medical care. And most medical professionals are still in the dark when it comes to women's sexual pain. Now, three leading experts tackle the stereotypes, myths, and realities of sexual pain in this easy-to-understand, accessible guide that will help you get the help you need and deserve. Drs. Goldstein, Pukall, and Goldstein offer answers to your most pressing questions, as well as: type="disc" Up-to-date information on the more than 20 causes of sexual pain How to choose the right doctor- and how to interpret your doctor's lingo Valuable tips for understanding sexual pain, and what can be done about it How to rebuild sexual intimacy once the pain is gone Featuring ground-breaking research and stories from women who've also suffered- and recovered- When Sex Hurts provides all of the tools you need to stop hurting and start healing.
Weight Loss Surgery with the Adjustable Gastric Band
By Linda Rohrbough, Robert Sewell
If you are one of the 40 million Americans overweight to the point of recommended surgical intervention, the Adjustable Gastric Band (AGB or the band") may be the safest, most effective weight-loss method for you.Unlike conventional weight-loss surgery, which can lead to serious medical complications and nutritional deficiencies, the AGB is a minimally invasive procedure that leaves the digestive system completely intact. Weight Loss Surgery with the Adjustable Gastric Band provides a comprehensive weight management program, whether you're considering or preparing for the procedure or already living with the band. Expert laparoscopic surgeon Dr. Robert Sewell and patient-expert" Linda Rohrbough evaluate all the promises, hype, and misinformation about this popular surgical solution-including preparation, the procedure itself, and the required post-op lifestyle changes. Drawing from interviews with dozens of AGB patients, you'll hear of the particular challenges with the band, success stories, and even the medical miracles" (such as remission of type 2 diabetes)-alongside expert insight from nutrition, exercise, and psychology authorities. Weight Loss Surgery with the Adjustable Gastric Band is the essential guide to help you commit to a healthy regime and affect the lifestyle changes to lose weight and manage your hunger-for the rest of your life.
When the Man You Love Is Ill
By Dorree Lynn, Florence Isaacs
When the Man You Love is Ill is a woman's guide to living with a partner facing a medical crisis or chronic illness. How do you understand the male psyche? How do you manage your own feelings of fear and guilt? How do you deal with the loss and keep the family stable? This book helps to heal the relationship with their partners or spouses.
Women in Overdrive
By Nora Isaacs
Overdrive is a common physical and emotional state for women at various stages of their life , whether they're in their 20s and starting a career, in their 30s and 40s trying to balance growing a family with work, or in their 50s and 60s caring for elderly parents, and seeking simplification as they age. Women in Overdrive takes a comprehensive look at the busy culture we live in and examines the ways in which women are not encouraged to relax or take time for themselves. Nora Isaacs identifies ways in which women of all ages can avoid the most common roads to burnout and offers suggestions for creating balance and simplifying even the busiest set of circumstances.A Gen Xer, Isaacs took her inspiration from her mother. She looked around and saw that women, though aging well, were not slowing down one bit. She started talking to women her age, her mother's age, and women in between. Ultimately, Isaacs shows women how to take care of themselves so that they'll remain active and take advantage of their body's natural resources, no matter what their age.
The Witch in the Waiting Room
By Robert S. Bobrow
Telepathy, reincarnation, voodoo, and witchcraft are just a few examples of phenomena now defined as paranormal activity. But just because these marvels lie beyond the reach of current scientific explanation does not mean that future developments will not bring understanding. For instance, some scientists now believe that the mysterious symptoms, such as hallucinations and spasms, of the accused witches in Salem may actually have been reactions to a type of poison. And a hundred years ago, who would have thought that acupuncture could be scientifically explained, let alone covered by most mainstream insurance companies? Citing case studies and analyses from respected medical journals, Dr. Robert Bobrow , an accomplished physician and clinical associate professor at Stony Brook University , investigates numerous instances that do not fit into the normal lexicon of medical diagnoses. He argues that by simply dismissing unexplainable phenomena we may be missing valuable opportunities to advance science. Although The Witch in the Waiting Room provides enough data and research to satisfy the scientific community, Dr. Bobrow's fluid writing style and straightforward analyses will engage the raft of curious lay readers who will be drawn to this book.