Release on 1995 | by Nancy Lonsdorf,Veronica Butler,Melanie Brown
Health, Happiness, and Long Life Through Maharishi Ayur-Veda
Author: Nancy Lonsdorf,Veronica Butler,Melanie Brown
Category: Health & Fitness
Drawing on the ancient wisdom of Ayur-Veda, an alternative guide to women's health issues emphasizes the importance of prevention, using age-old natural remedies to purify the body and enhance the immune system.
Now in paper--the first truly holistic, comprehensive book on experiencing a healthy, symptom-free menopause using ayurvedic medicine - the ancient system from India that has been popularized in the West by Deepak Chopra. Answers the need for healthy ways to approach menopause without the now-controversial use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Nancy Lonsdorf, MD, also the author of A Woman's Best Medicine (Tarcher, over 35,000 copies sold), shows readers how to personalize the program through a quiz that determines where imbalances lie and offering recommendations for each woman's unique symptoms. The approach is completely natural - a huge plus for the many women who are reluctant to take hormone replacement therapy. That number is growing as more and more research questions the supposed benefits of HRT - and warns of its dangers. The author is a leading voice in ayurvedic approaches to women's health, and also has impeccable western medical credentials, having received her MD from Johns Hopkins Medical School and done her residency at Stanford University Medical School. She specializes in combining the best of western medicine with natural, gentle, ayurvedic treatments.
A Woman's Guide to Health, Healing, and Wholeness at Every Age
Author: Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.
Pubpsher: National Geographic Books
Category: Health & Fitness
"The division between conventional and traditional medicine is as artificial as the division between science and nature. They can be woven together in a fashion that meets our physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. This is the foundation upon which integrative medicine is built." -- Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. In Life Is Your Best Medicine, Dr. Low Dog weaves together the wisdom of traditional medicine and the knowledge of modern-day medicine into an elegant message of health and self-affirmation for women of every age. This is a book that can be read cover to cover but also dipped into for inspiration or insight about a particular physical or mental health issue or remedy. We learn that, despite the widespread availability of pharmaceutical medications, advanced surgical care, and state-of-the-art medical technology, chronic illness now affects more than 50% of the American population. The evidence is overwhelmingly clear that much of the chronic disease we are confronting in the United States has its roots in the way we live our lives. Research shows that if Americans embraced a healthier lifestyle, which includes a balance between rest and exercise; wholesome nutrition; healthy weight; positive social interactions; stress management; not smoking; limited alcohol use; and no or limited exposure to toxic chemicals; then 93% of diabetes, 81% of heart attacks, 50% of strokes, and 36% of all cancers could be prevented! This means that each one of us has the power to shift the odds of being healthy in our favor. And if you do get sick, being fit gives you a much better chance for getting well. Your health has a great deal more to do with your lifestyle and a lot less to do with taking prescription drugs than most people realize. Part I. The Medicine of My Life is a personal and passionate introduction to the book Part II. Honoring the Body includes Food, Supplements, Illness, Wholeness Part III. Awakening the Senses includes Nature, Garden, Music Part IV. Listening to Spirit includes Humor, Relationships, Play, Meditation, Animals Epilogue. Contentment
A comprehensive health encyclopedia for women combines holistic principles and the latest in medical research to present a wide range of effective alternative and complementary medical treatments for ailments including anemia, PMS, endometriosis, cancer, eating disorders, osteoporosis, and menopause. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Release on 2013-05-21 | by Mari Castaneda,Kirsten Isgro
Author: Mari Castaneda,Kirsten Isgro
Pubpsher: Columbia University Press
Category: Social Science
Featuring forthright testimonials by women who are or have been mothers as undergraduates, graduate students, academic staff, administrators, and professors, Mothers in Academia intimately portrays the experiences of women at various stages of motherhood while theoretically and empirically considering the conditions of working motherhood as academic life has become more laborious. As higher learning institutions have moved toward more corporate-based models of teaching, immense structural and cultural changes have transformed women's academic lives and, by extension, their families. Hoping to push reform as well as build recognition and a sense of community, this collection offers several potential solutions for integrating female scholars more wholly into academic life. Essays also reveal the often stark differences between women's encounters with the academy and the disparities among various ranks of women working in academia. Contributors—including many women of color—call attention to tokenism, scarce valuable networks, and the persistent burden to prove academic credentials. They also explore gendered parenting within the contexts of colonialism, racism, sexism, ethnocentrism, ageism, and heterosexism.
Feminist, Cultural, and Technoscience Perspectives
Author: Virginia Olesen
Pubpsher: Psychology Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Contributors pursue new approaches to women's health through direct examination of theoretical interventions, strategies for destabilizing taken-for-granted research methods, and modes of (re)constructing experiences through searching the self and multiple selves--individually and collectively. Several authors confront the novel kinds of surveillance, commodification and stratification engendered by new world reproductive orders. Discursive constructions of "good" and "bad" mothers by race and class in the "American national family" are detailed. Other contributors disrupt traditional agendas for women's health in areas such as health reform, lesbian health and midlife. Throughout, enhanced recognition of differences and complexities of women's knowledges, bodies, experiences and desires undergirds the project of revisioning. The editors' theoretical introduction and conclusion provide historical and material contexts which locate revisioning and emphasize fluidities in recasting women's health in the millennium. Editor
Release on 2006-10-10 | by Mark D. Walters,Mickey M. Karram
Author: Mark D. Walters,Mickey M. Karram
Pubpsher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Edited and authored by some of the most respected figures in the field, this newly revised book is your comprehensive guide to all areas of urogynecology, including urinary and fecal incontinence, urodynamic testing, management of genuine stress incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, overactive bladder, and much more. Uniquely organized to reflect a physician's decision-making process, this practical, clinically oriented text moves from basic concepts through to clinical and urodynamic evaluation, management, and treatment. Inside, you'll find evidence-based assessments of appropriate therapies, along with algorithmic approaches to common complaints, and clear surgical illustrations. Exclusive to the third edition is a section addressing painful and irritative voiding disorders, including overactive bladder, as well as 20 new case presentations that offer opinions from the leading experts in urogynecology and urology. Features step-by-step instructions for urodynamic testing. Addresses all urogynecologic disorders, including genuine stress incontinence · pelvic organ prolapse · defecation disorders · painful and irritative voiding disorders · and specific conditions such as urinary tract infection. Presents vital information on urethral injections, covering the newest treatment options available. Examines the use of autologous materials and mesh in reconstructive pelvic surgery. Uses over 300 crisp illustrations to illuminate every detail. Contains a new section on painful and irritative voiding disorders, including a discussion of overactive bladder and the latest treatment options available. Discusses urodynamics and the most up-to-date testing available for urethral sphincteric function. Features 20 all new case presentations with expert commentary.