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Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Popular medicine > Women's health

Increase Fertility and Achieve Conception the Natural Way (Paperback): Charlish Anne & Davies Kim Increase Fertility and Achieve Conception the Natural Way (Paperback)
Charlish Anne & Davies Kim
R236 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R38 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This invaluable guide is an ideal companion for anyone seeking to maximize their chance of conception, offering a healthy start to pregnancy through alternative regimes and holistic techniques. All the most commonly-asked questions are answered thoroughly and sensitively: the issues surrounding the decision to have a baby; planning an approach that includes eating the correct foods and the right type of exercise; understanding which factors count for and against a successful conception; and knowing when to seek professional help. Despite a strong emphasis on how natural therapies support conception, all the conventional wisdom is also found here.

Exploring the Dirty Side of Women's Health (Hardcover): Mavis Kirkham Exploring the Dirty Side of Women's Health (Hardcover)
Mavis Kirkham
R2,860 Discovery Miles 28 600 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Researchers from seven countries bring together key issues in women's health, social anthropology and midwifery, thus creating a wider picture than is usually available to students. Pollution is used as a concept to highlight and help to explain phenomena in women's health which are usually unexamined, but which can be highly disruptive of service provision and personal well being. Such phenomena often concern relationships between key actors, self-image and professional and personal status.
Particular issues will be addressed in depth by well known authors from several countries. For example: the chapters on breast feeding examine issues which form major obstacles to increasing the uptake of breasted but which are not being considered by policy makers. This analysis enables voices to be heard which are important but often ignored. The section on the dai, for instance, addresses birth in India and Pakistan from the viewpoint of those who deliver most babies in those countries, exploring the knowledge and needs which they share with their clients which do not completely fit with efforts to increase modern service provision.
This book addresses things out of place; from bodily leakage to outdated religious practices, from diagnoses that disrupt our self-image to beliefs and practices which undermine health service provision. As such its aim is to use the contradictions in our thinking around pollution and power to stimulate rethinking around women's health.

Home and Dry - heal your bladder and improve your health (Paperback): Birgit Bulla Home and Dry - heal your bladder and improve your health (Paperback)
Birgit Bulla; Translated by Rachel Stanyon
R359 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R60 (17%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

Something's up down below ... Urinary tract infections result in 8.1 million visits to a doctor every year, and between 50 per cent and 60 per cent of adult women will have at least one UTI in their lifetime. Meanwhile, overactive bladder affects nearly one in five of the over-40, yet many people wait up to 15 years before seeking treatment. Maybe it's time we started taking pee a bit more seriously ... Home and Dry is the ultimate guide to the bladder; not only will it help you to overcome problems such as recurrent infections or needing the bathroom all the time, it will also inspire wonder for a fascinating part of the body that we usually try to ignore. Using the latest research, Birgit Bulla explores the biggest problem area for women's health, and shows how taking care of your bladder will make you feel a whole lot better.

Improving Women's Health Across the Lifespan (Paperback): Nancy Eriksen, Michelle Tollefson, Neha Pathak Improving Women's Health Across the Lifespan (Paperback)
Nancy Eriksen, Michelle Tollefson, Neha Pathak
R1,338 Discovery Miles 13 380 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

There is renewed interest in lifestyle medicine - the focus on food, physical activity, stress management, high-quality connections, restorative sleep, and avoidance of toxic substances - in the prevention, treatment, and sometimes reversal of chronic disease, but very little information exists on its application for improving specific women's health issues across the lifespan. Consequently, there is a growing need among health professionals who care for women for a textbook that addresses evidence-based lifestyle solutions to manage the health challenges they face every day in their offices. This book begins with a review of the fundamentals of Lifestyle Medicine through the lens of a woman's lifespan. It provides information about lifestyle interventions to improve gynecologic and sexual health and to manage and sometimes reverse gynecologic diseases. It clarifies the importance of lifestyle and behaviors before and during pregnancy to address infertility, reduce adverse pregnancy outcomes, and to lower non-communicable diseases in children along with emerging epigenetic evidence. The use of Lifestyle Medicine to prevent and manage breast and gynecologic cancers, enhance health as part of cancer survivorship, and decrease the risk or reduce many of the symptoms and diseases experienced during menopause including vasomotor symptoms and osteoporosis are also discussed. Additionally, the text covers cardiovascular disease, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, dementia and mental health from the perspective of gender specific differences. This book provides practical resources on implementing the components of lifestyle medicine. Some of the topics covered include models of care for women and families, reimbursement, health coaching and behavioral change, community engagement and health equity for under-resourced settings. The electronic version of the book presents supplemental material featuring in-depth reading, as well as online and digital resources for implementing Lifestyle Medicine. The book is an evidence-based source of information on women's health issues for health professionals already practicing lifestyle medicine, as well as an entry level textbook for those new to the field of lifestyle medicine. The collective expertise of each of the editors along with content provided by leaders within the American College of Lifestyle Medicine fills a much-needed void within the specialty of Lifestyle Medicine and is for providers of women's health globally. Features: Provides a basic overview of Lifestyle Medicine (nutrient-rich diet, exercise, stress resilience, sleep, and high-quality connections) in the care of women across the lifespan. Provides lifestyle-focused treatment recommendations for specific women health issues. Includes strategies for implementing Lifestyle Medicine with vulnerable populations and in communities. Summarizes key points at the close of each chapter and includes supplemental material with in-depth reading. Features additional resources for implementing lifestyle medicine into practice. "This women's health book is evidence based and comprehensive. There is nothing like it. Women need up to date information about physical activity, nutrition, sleep, stress resilience, social connection and substance use. In addition, there is a desire to better understand the power of these pillars throughout a woman's life including pregnancy, menopause and the golden years. This book fills that need." Elizabeth Pegg Frates, MD, DipABLM, FACLM, President Elect of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine "Healthy aging begins at pre-conception. Evidence overwhelmingly shows that it's we women who-through our lifestyle behavior choices-can take far greater control of our own health destinies, as well as the health destinies of our children and generations to come. We cannot underestimate the power of what we eat, how we move, and what we think in regard to our optimal health or lack thereof. This book is a must-read for all medical professionals!" Susan Benigas, Executive Director of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine Lifestyle Medicine is the science of taking core principles and customizing how they're applied to each individual and each situation to achieve positive health behavior change. This book sets the evidence based foundation for how that process happens, and why it needs to happen, with the most important segment of health consumers - women. It is the next for all who are passionate about changing how health care is delivered." Wayne S. Dysinger, MD, MPH, Physician, Founder and Chair, Lifestyle Medical "Lifestyle factors have a powerful role in chronic disease prevention, underscoring the profound control we have over our health. Improving Women's Health Across the Lifespan applies lifestyle medicine to women's health, empowering women and their clinicians with the tools to transform their lives, and fostering a legacy of health for future generations." JoAnn E. Manson, MD, MPH, DrPH, Professor of Medicine and the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health, Harvard Medical School Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine Brigham and Women's Hospital, Professor, Harvard Chan School of Public Health

Dealing with the Psychological and Spiritual Aspects of Menopause - Finding Hope in the Midlife (Hardcover): Dana E King,... Dealing with the Psychological and Spiritual Aspects of Menopause - Finding Hope in the Midlife (Hardcover)
Dana E King, Melissa Hunter, Jerri Harris, Harold G. Koenig
R2,155 Discovery Miles 21 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Turn menopause and midlife into a positive experience Dealing with the Psychological and Spiritual Aspects of Menopause examines the emotional toll of menopause, offering help for the worry, anxiety, stress, and depression women can face during the midlife years. Instead of focusing on estrogen, hormones, and osteoporosis, the book shares up-to-date research findings on the link between spiritual and emotional health. Women from different backgrounds and spiritual traditions will find hope in the healing power of the mind/body/spirit connection as they gain a healthy perspective of the changes taking place and restore balance to their lives. Dealing with the Psychological and Spiritual Aspects of Menopause goes beyond the traditional medical approach to examine ways women can make peace with the changes they face at midlife. This unique book informs, empowers, and enlightens women about the opportunities for personal and spiritual growth during menopause, offering strategies for exercise, meditation, prayer, and counseling. The authors offer a new perspective on menopause that offers hope in the face of the stress, worry, hot flashes, and often-overwhelming responsibilities women face at the midlife. This book demonstrates that women can do more than just make it through menopause. The authors show that menopause can become a positive experience for women as they discover new avenues for finding peace and hope to sustain them through the challenges of mid-lifeand beyond. Dealing with the Psychological and Spiritual Aspects of Menopause examines alternative aspects of menopause, including: dealing with emotional loss on top of physical and psychological changes moods, attitudes, and depression the benefits of counseling and group support exercise as a treatment for anxiety and depression the work experience spiritual issues special challenges of the perimenopausal period and much more! Dealing with the Psychological and Spiritual Aspects of Menopause is a vital resource for physicians, counselors, therapists, and psychologists, and especially for the women they treat.

Self-Care for Black Women - 150 Ways to Radically Accept & Prioritize Your Mind, Body, & Soul (Hardcover): Oludara Adeeyo Self-Care for Black Women - 150 Ways to Radically Accept & Prioritize Your Mind, Body, & Soul (Hardcover)
Oludara Adeeyo
R306 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R100 (33%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Prioritize your wellbeing with these 150 self-care exercises designed specifically to help Black women revitalize their outlook on life, improve their mental health, eliminate stress, and self-advocate. Between micro- and macro-aggressions at school, at work, and everywhere in between, it's tough to prioritize physical and mental wellness as a Black woman, especially with a constant news cycle highlighting Black trauma. Now, with The Self-Care for Black Women you'll find more than 150 exercises that will help you radically choose to put yourself first. Whether you need a quick pick-me-up in the middle of the day, you're working through feelings of burnout, or you need to process a microaggression, this book has everything you need to feel more at peace. You'll find prompts like: -Map out your feelings about a microaggression -Make a list of your safe spaces -Detail out an entire day dedicated to your self-care -And more! It's time to put yourself first and prioritize your self-care once and for all-and this book is here to help you do just that.

Radical Longevity - The Powerful Plan To Sharpen Your Brain, Strengthen Your Body And Reverse The Symptoms Of Aging... Radical Longevity - The Powerful Plan To Sharpen Your Brain, Strengthen Your Body And Reverse The Symptoms Of Aging (Paperback)
Ann Louise Gittleman
R367 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R102 (28%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

A New York Times bestselling author and cutting-edge health expert shares her nutrition-based plan for healthy, vibrant longevity.

Welcome to a Radical new view of aging—one that defies conventional wisdom and redefines the aging process with resilience, vitality and grace. You’ll discover the most advanced program that staves off the effects of aging, which includes how to release a lifetime of accumulated toxins and deficiencies—and how to correct and reverse their effects with targeted foods, critical lifestyle tweaks, peptides and signaling molecules for cellular regeneration.

With her trademark no-nonsense style, Ann Louise Gittleman champions a paradigm shift in which your biology is not your biography. By utilizing epigenetics to slow and reverse many of the most worrisome aging conditions, you can preserve your “youth span” and enhance your immunity, heart, brain, muscles, joints, skin, and hair. You can even revitalize your sex drive!

Based on decades of experience and research in breakthrough age-defying and restorative medicine, Radical Longevity will forever change what you think you know about aging. Inside you’ll discover:

  • The most essential vitamins, minerals and hormones to reclaim youthful immunity
  • The transformative Radical Longevity Power Plan and 5 Day Radical Reset to soothe the gut and revitalize the liver
  • How to manipulate your metabolism
  • The Cinderella mineral to help prevent memory loss and reverse Alzheimer’s
  • How to make your body produce up to fifty percent more “Youth Defying Stem Cells”
  • The #1 brain-aging hazard hiding in your home, and how to activate your best self-defense
  • The unexpected “forbidden” food that makes your skin, joints, eyes, arteries, and brain feel years younger and much more…

Radical Longevity casts a big and bold new vision of aging that will give you freedom from accepting the limitations that growing older once meant. Look more youthful, feel more agile, and think more clearly as you enter the Radical new era of healthy aging!

The Little Book of Vaginas - Everything You Need to Know (Paperback): Anna Lou Walker The Little Book of Vaginas - Everything You Need to Know (Paperback)
Anna Lou Walker
R278 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R50 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Beyond Health, Beyond Choice - Breastfeeding Constraints and Realities (Paperback, New): Paige Hall Smith, Bernice L. Hausman,... Beyond Health, Beyond Choice - Breastfeeding Constraints and Realities (Paperback, New)
Paige Hall Smith, Bernice L. Hausman, Miriam Labbok
R798 Discovery Miles 7 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Current public health promotion of breastfeeding relies heavily on health messaging and individual behavior change. Women are told that "breast is best" but too little serious attention is given to addressing the many social, economic, and political factors that combine to limit women's real choice to breastfeed beyond a few days or weeks. The result: women's, infants', and public health interests are undermined. Beyond Health, Beyond Choice examines how feminist perspectives can inform public health support for breastfeeding. Written by authors from diverse disciplines, perspectives, and countries, this collection of essays is arranged thematically and considers breastfeeding in relation to public health and health care; work and family; embodiment (specifically breastfeeding in public); economic and ethnic factors; guilt; violence; and commercialization. By examining women's experiences and bringing feminist insights to bear on a public issue, the editors attempt to reframe the discussion to better inform public health approaches and political action. Doing so can help us recognize the value of breastfeeding for the public's health and the important productive and reproductive contributions women make to the world.

Hypothyroidism, Health & Happiness - The Riddle of Illness Revealed (Hardcover): Steven F. Hotze Hypothyroidism, Health & Happiness - The Riddle of Illness Revealed (Hardcover)
Steven F. Hotze
R704 Discovery Miles 7 040 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Have you ever thought to yourself, "I think I might have a thyroid problem. I'm tired all the time, no matter how much I exercise, I can't seem to lose weight, my hair's falling out, and overall I just feel blah." If so, it is essential that you explore the very real possibility that indeed, you do have hypothyroidism. In "Hypothyroidism, Health & Happiness, " Dr. Steven Hotze reveals how commonly hypothyroidism is overlooked, misdiagnosed, and mistreated in women and men, and gives you just the information you need to prepare yourself to obtain help.
Too often, individuals with all the signs of low thyroid are prevented from accessing the simple, inexpensive and effective treatment for hypothyroidism. Instead, they are told their blood work is "normal." Find out why they owe it to themselves to believe what their bodies are telling them, rather than the results of their blood tests.
Dr. Hotze has been on a mission to get this message into the hands of women and men, particularly those in midlife, for more than 20 years. The answers you will find in this book about the signs, symptoms and treatment of low thyroid conditions are no longer a part of the conventional medical approach to hypothyroidism.
Inside, you will learn:
The historical basis for identifying and treating hypothyroidism Underlying causes of hypothyroidism Clinical signs and symptoms that may mean you have hypothyroidism The little-used thyroid blood test that identifies thyroid disorders in spite of a "normal" TSH Other individuals just like you who are now healthy, well, and thriving Simple at-home test you can do as a starting point towards discovering if you have low thyroid And more Dr. Hotze has a saying, "If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, then you owe it to yourself to take charge of your health and get your life back." By arming yourself with the information in this book you can take the first step towards restoring your health, transforming your life and improving your world.

Beyond Health, Beyond Choice - Breastfeeding Constraints and Realities (Hardcover, New): Paige Hall Smith, Bernice L. Hausman,... Beyond Health, Beyond Choice - Breastfeeding Constraints and Realities (Hardcover, New)
Paige Hall Smith, Bernice L. Hausman, Miriam Labbok
R2,753 Discovery Miles 27 530 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Current public health promotion of breastfeeding relies heavily on health messaging and individual behavior change. Women are told that "breast is best" but too little serious attention is given to addressing the many social, economic, and political factors that combine to limit women's real choice to breastfeed beyond a few days or weeks. The result: women's, infants', and public health interests are undermined. Beyond Health, Beyond Choice examines how feminist perspectives can inform public health support for breastfeeding. Written by authors from diverse disciplines, perspectives, and countries, this collection of essays is arranged thematically and considers breastfeeding in relation to public health and health care; work and family; embodiment (specifically breastfeeding in public); economic and ethnic factors; guilt; violence; and commercialization. By examining women's experiences and bringing feminist insights to bear on a public issue, the editors attempt to reframe the discussion to better inform public health approaches and political action. Doing so can help us recognize the value of breastfeeding for the public's health and the important productive and reproductive contributions women make to the world.

When It Is Darkest - Why People Die by Suicide and What We Can Do to Prevent It (Paperback): Rory O'Connor When It Is Darkest - Why People Die by Suicide and What We Can Do to Prevent It (Paperback)
Rory O'Connor
R350 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R73 (21%) Ships in 5 - 7 working days

Winner of the 2021 BPS Popular Science Book Award 'Read this incredible book. I wept and I learnt' - Prof Tanya Byron 'This book comes from the heart' - Roman Kemp 'Compassionate, personal and thought-provoking' - Prof Steve Peters When you are faced with the unthinkable, this is the book you can turn to. Suicide is baffling and devastating in equal measures, and it can affect any one of us: one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds. Yet despite the scale of the devastation, for family members and friends, suicide is still poorly understood. Drawing on decades of work in the field of suicide prevention and research, and having been bereaved by suicide twice, Professor O'Connor is here to help. This book will untangle the complex reasons behind suicide and dispel any unhelpful myths. For those trying to help someone vulnerable, it will provide indispensable advice on communication, stressing the importance of listening to fears and anxieties without judgment. And for those who are struggling to get through the tragedy of suicide, it will help you find strength in the darkest of places.

Health Expectations for Older Women - International Perspectives (Paperback): Sarah B. Laditka Health Expectations for Older Women - International Perspectives (Paperback)
Sarah B. Laditka
R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Explore international trends in health and longevity--with a special focus on older women!This essential book examines the latest research on life expectancy and "active life expectancy"--the number of years that women can expect to live free from major disability--in developed and developing countries around the world. It also explores the policy implications of the contributors' findings. Here you'll find a global study using data from the World Health Organization, a European study using data from OECD countries, and studies of women in the United Kingdom, Fiji, The Netherlands, Japan, Canada, and the United States.With contributions from demographers, economists, epidemiologists, gerontologists, medical statisticians, policy analysts, physicians, public health directors, and sociologists, International Perspectives on Health Expectancies for Older Women compares mortality and morbidity trends in various populations. In addition to reviewing thecurrent literature on active life expectancy, this informative book looks at: the distribution of total, unimpaired, and impaired life for several groups of older women defined by race, education, and marital history gender differences in health profiles in The Netherlands gender differences in life with and without six major diseases, including both morbid and mortal conditions in the United States how mortality and morbidity patterns differ for Canadian women and men 45 years of age and older, focusing on risk factors and chronic conditions such as low income, low education, abnormal body mass index, lack of physical activity, smoking, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis patterns of healthy life expectancy for older women around the globe acomparison of the development and progression of physical disability in Japanese men and women and more!

A New View of Women's Sexual Problems (Hardcover): Ellyn Kaschak, Leonore Tiefer A New View of Women's Sexual Problems (Hardcover)
Ellyn Kaschak, Leonore Tiefer
R2,509 Discovery Miles 25 090 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Take a new look at women's sexuality This fascinating book looks at the wide-ranging therapeutic, social, and political implications of the new paradigm of women's sexuality. International in scope and multidisciplinary in approach, A New View of Women's Sexual Problems examines the theoretical and practical effects of the landmark document produced by the Working Group on a New View of Women's Sexuality. The book brings together gender theory, psychology, social science, and medicine in a powerful cultural critique of the reigning medical approach to women's sexual health. International experts from India, Costa Rica, Israel, the US, and many other cultures place this revolutionary idea in cultural and political context, as well as extrapolating fresh new treatment options for dealing with women's sexual problems. A New View of Women's Sexual Problems analyzes the new paradigm's implications in many fields, including: family medicine couples counseling for straight and lesbian partners STD prevention and sexual health issues sex therapy sex education feminist theory developmental psychology

Sexuality and Illness - A Guidebook for Health Professionals (Hardcover): Anne Katz Sexuality and Illness - A Guidebook for Health Professionals (Hardcover)
Anne Katz
R2,853 Discovery Miles 28 530 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This evidence-based guide educates and informs health professionals about promoting sexual wellbeing in the context of challenges from physical and mental health. Sexuality is an important aspect of quality of life for many people but can be affected by a wide variety of health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, mental illness, menopause, diseases of ageing, neurological diseases and spinal cord injuries, combat injuries, and cancer. Building readers' confidence in initiating and encouraging open communication on this often-neglected topic, Sexuality and Illness includes case studies that illustrate how to talk about sexuality and support patients with concerns about it. Making recommendations for practice and further reading, it takes into account gender, sexual, race and ethnic diversity. This accessible text demystifies a topic that is sometimes difficult to discuss. It is essential reading for healthcare practitioners interested in providing comprehensive and person-centred care.

2 Weeks to Feeling Great - Because, seriously, who has the time? - THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER (Hardcover): Gabriela Peacock 2 Weeks to Feeling Great - Because, seriously, who has the time? - THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER (Hardcover)
Gabriela Peacock
R507 R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Save R78 (15%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

The Sunday Times Bestseller 'The game-changing nutritionist ripping up the weight-loss rule book.' - You Magazine 'Gabriela's tips on how to achieve a great relationship with your body are all in this book!' - EVA HERZIGOVA 'The cool-girl, real-world guide to nutrition and more. Sane, smart and funny.' - LAURA BAILEY 'I had no idea feeling great was going to be this easy.' - JODIE KIDD 2 Weeks to Feeling Great is nutritionist Gabriela Peacock's comprehensive guide to health and wellbeing aimed at busy people who may not have the time - or inclination - to commit to strict rules that are not compatible with real life and instead focuses on what is achievable. It includes two detailed 14-day programmes on intermittent fasting, scientifically proven to be the most effective method of safely reaching a healthy weight. Covering everything from improving sleep to rebalancing hormones and increasing energy, the easy-to-remember tips and recommendations require minimal effort but deliver significant results. Gabriela also looks at other lifestyle factors, in addition to diet, that affect health - from household and beauty products to reducing the use of plastics. The bottom line is, you don't have to be perfect in order to feel and look better.

Natural Menopause - Herbal Remedies, Aromatherapy, CBT, Nutrition, Exercise, HRT...for Perimenopause, Menopause, and Beyond... Natural Menopause - Herbal Remedies, Aromatherapy, CBT, Nutrition, Exercise, HRT...for Perimenopause, Menopause, and Beyond (Hardcover)
Anne Henderson; Contributions by Anita Ralph, Louise Robinson, Diane Danzebrink, Myra Hunter, …
R205 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R41 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Understand the menopause with all its changes and challenges and choose practices and treatments, brought to you by a team of experts, to make this next stage in your wellness journey healthy and positive. Find the right combination of resources for you - to stay physically, mentally, and spiritually well throughout the menopause. Your journey is unique. This insightful book will help you find the right combination of resources that work for you. It includes: - Specialist expert writers for each section of the book - HRT, Natural Remedies, Exercise, Nutrition and Mental Wellness - Practical strategies on how to manage menopause naturally and make it a more positive, empowering experience - Symptom Finder in the introductory pages to help direct you to the correct section in the book Coping with menopause can be tough, draining and sometimes utterly debilitating for women. For years it has been seen as an illness that needed to be cured. Natural Menopause takes a different approach. Throughout the pages of this calm, authoritative, beautiful reference book, you'll be able to learn about the natural process of menopause. Explore an extensive collection of natural menopause remedies and complements to hormone replacement therapy. Adopt yoga poses to reduce stress and help you sleep. Use essential oils to manage mood swings and soothe headaches. Discover detoxifying foods that aid weight management and regulate hormones. Find the best exercises to boost your mood and energy levels. Finally, use CBT and mindfulness to relieve anxiety and calm hot flushes. Embrace the Change Filled with a wealth of invaluable information, this book will help you stay physically, mentally, and spiritually well throughout your menopause journey. It's perfect for women over 40 who are already invested in natural wellness and want to apply the same principles to their menopause.

Intersections of Mothering - Feminist Accounts (Paperback): Carole Zufferey, Fiona Buchanan Intersections of Mothering - Feminist Accounts (Paperback)
Carole Zufferey, Fiona Buchanan
R940 Discovery Miles 9 400 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book presents new interdisciplinary and intersectional research about women as mothers, highlighting that alternative accounts of mothering can challenge normative societal assumptions and broaden understandings of women as mothers, mothering and motherhoods. Mothering occurs within unequal power relations associated with the disadvantages and privileges of an unjust and patriarchal society. Social inequalities associated with gender, race, class, age, ability, sexuality, violence and nationalism intersect in the lives of women as mothers, to shape their lived experiences and perspectives on mothering. Showcasing the breadth and depth of feminist research on mothering, this book gives attention to the diversity of ways in which mothering is constructed and responded to as well as how mothering is experienced. Drawing on intersectional feminist thought, the book challenges normative visions of 'good mothering' and interrogates constructs of 'bad mothering'. It brings together insights from multidisciplinary scholars who use feminist approaches in their research on mothering, to inform policy development and practice when working with women as mothers in diverse circumstances. Intersections of Mothering highlights the complexities of mothering in a contemporary world, show the benefits of considering mothering through an intersectional feminist lens, make visible lived experiences of mothers and provides challenges to dominant imaginings of and service responses to women as mothers. Intersections of Mothering will be essential reading for interdisciplinary scholars and students in criminology, gender and women's studies, motherhood studies, social welfare, social work, social policy and public health policy, in addition to practitioners and policy workers that respond to women as mothers.

After the Cure - The Untold Stories of Breast Cancer Survivors (Paperback): Emily K. Abel, Saskia K. Subramanian After the Cure - The Untold Stories of Breast Cancer Survivors (Paperback)
Emily K. Abel, Saskia K. Subramanian
R634 Discovery Miles 6 340 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

2009 Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2009 Association of American University Presses Award for Jacket Design The stories of 70 women living in the aftermath of breast cancer Chemo brain. Fatigue. Chronic pain. Insomnia. Depression. These are just a few of the ongoing, debilitating symptoms that plague some breast-cancer survivors long after their treatments have officially ended. While there are hundreds of books about breast cancer, ranging from practical medical advice to inspirational stories of survivors, what has been missing until now is testimony from the thousands of women who continue to struggle with persistent health problems. After the Cure is a compelling read filled with fascinating portraits of more than seventy women who are living with the aftermath of breast cancer. Emily K. Abel is one of these women. She and her colleague, Saskia K. Subramanian, whose mother died of cancer, interviewed more than seventy breast cancer survivors who have suffered from post-treatment symptoms. Having heard repeatedly that "the problems are all in your head," many don't know where to turn for help. The doctors who now refuse to validate their symptoms are often the very ones they depended on to provide life-saving treatments. Sometimes family members who provided essential support through months of chemotherapy and radiation don't believe them. Their work lives, already disrupted by both cancer and its treatment, are further undermined by the lingering symptoms. And every symptom serves as a constant reminder of the trauma of diagnosis, the ordeal of treatment, and the specter of recurrence. Most narratives about surviving breast cancer end with the conclusion of chemotherapy and radiation, painting stereotypical portraits of triumphantly healthy survivors, women who not only survive but emerge better and stronger than before. Here, at last, survivors step out of the shadows and speak compellingly about their "real" stories, giving voice to the complicated, often painful realities of life after the cure. This book received funding from the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Healing the Trauma of Domestic Violence - A Workbook for Women (Paperback, Workbook): Edward Kubany, Mark F. McCarthy, Janet R.... Healing the Trauma of Domestic Violence - A Workbook for Women (Paperback, Workbook)
Edward Kubany, Mark F. McCarthy, Janet R. Laconsay
R575 R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Save R87 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Second only to survivors of war and victims of rape, women who are assaulted by their husbands or partners are most likely to suffer from the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Researchers estimate that as many as 80 percent of these women will manifest signs of the disorder in the months and years following an assault. Until now there has been no book specifically written to help these women deal with PTSD. This sensitive and compassionate book, at last, offers them hope. The book opens with a description of PTSD and a self-diagnostic tool that helps readers figure out if they are actually suffering from PTSD. Then, chapter-by-chapter, it delves into specific problems associated with the disorder. Worksheets reinforce the messages in the text. In addition to addressing the symptoms of PTSD, the book offers readers strategies they can employ when and if a confrontation with the abusive partner is necessary.

The First-Time Mom's Pregnancy Journal - Monthly Checklists, Activities, & Journal Prompts (Paperback): Aubrey Grossen The First-Time Mom's Pregnancy Journal - Monthly Checklists, Activities, & Journal Prompts (Paperback)
Aubrey Grossen
R359 R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Save R48 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Slow Moon Climbs - The Science, History, and Meaning of Menopause (Hardcover): Susan Mattern The Slow Moon Climbs - The Science, History, and Meaning of Menopause (Hardcover)
Susan Mattern
R627 R555 Discovery Miles 5 550 Save R72 (11%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The first comprehensive look at menopause from prehistory to today Are the ways we look at menopause all wrong? Historian Susan Mattern says yes, and The Slow Moon Climbs reveals just how wrong we have been. Taking readers from the rainforests of Paraguay to the streets of Tokyo, Mattern draws on historical, scientific, and cultural research to reveal how our perceptions of menopause developed from prehistory to today. For most of human history, people had no word for menopause and did not view it as a medical condition. Rather, in traditional foraging and agrarian societies, it was a transition to another important life stage. This book, then, introduces new ways of understanding life beyond fertility. Mattern examines the fascinating "Grandmother Hypothesis"-which argues for the importance of elders in the rearing of future generations-as well as other evolutionary theories that have generated surprising insights about menopause and the place of older people in society. She looks at agricultural communities where households relied on postreproductive women for the family's survival. And she explores the emergence of menopause as a medical condition in the Western world. It was only around 1700 that people began to see menopause as a dangerous pathological disorder linked to upsetting symptoms that rendered women weak and vulnerable. Mattern argues that menopause was another syndrome, like hysterical suffocation or melancholia, that emerged or reemerged in early modern Europe in tandem with the rise of a professional medical class. The Slow Moon Climbs casts menopause, at last, in the positive light it deserves-not only as an essential life stage, but also as a key factor in the history of human flourishing.

The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant (Paperback, Original): Jean M. Twenge The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant (Paperback, Original)
Jean M. Twenge
R264 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R72 (27%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Trying to get pregnant is enough to make any woman impatient. "The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant "is a complete guide to the medical, psychological, social, and sexual aspects of getting pregnant, told in a funny, compassionate way, like talking to a good friend who's been through it all. And in fact, Dr. Jean Twenge "has "been through it all--the mother of three young children, she started researching fertility when trying to conceive for the first time. A renowned sociologist and professor at San Diego State University, Dr. Twenge brought her research background to the huge amount of information--sometimes contradictory, frequently alarmist, and often discouraging-- that she encountered online, from family and friends, and in books, and decided to go into the latest studies to find out the real story.
The good news is: There is a lot "less "to worry about than you've been led to believe. Dr. Twenge gets to the heart of the emotional issues around getting pregnant, including how to prepare mentally and physically when thinking about conceiving; how to talk about it with family, friends, and your partner; and how to handle the great sadness of a miscarriage. Also covered is how to know when you're ovulating, when to have sex, timing your pregnancy, maximizing your chances of getting pregnant, how to tilt the odds toward having a boy or a girl, and the best prenatal diet.
Trying to conceive often involves an enormous amount of emotion, from anxiety and disappointment to hope and joy. With comfort, humor, and straightforward advice, "The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant "is the bedside companion to help you through it.

The Silver Lining - A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer (Paperback): Hollye Jacobs, Elizabeth Messina The Silver Lining - A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer (Paperback)
Hollye Jacobs, Elizabeth Messina
R696 R590 Discovery Miles 5 900 Save R106 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
It Starts with the Egg - How the Science of Egg Quality Can Help You Get Pregnant Naturally, Prevent Miscarriage, and Improve... It Starts with the Egg - How the Science of Egg Quality Can Help You Get Pregnant Naturally, Prevent Miscarriage, and Improve Your Odds in IVF (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Rebecca Fett
R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Ships in 7 - 13 working days
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