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

The Vulnerable Empowered Woman - Feminism, Postfeminism, and Women's Health (Paperback): Tasha N. Dubriwny The Vulnerable Empowered Woman - Feminism, Postfeminism, and Women's Health (Paperback)
Tasha N. Dubriwny
R826 Discovery Miles 8 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The feminist women's health movement of the 1960s and 1970s is credited with creating significant changes in the healthcare industry and bringing women's health issues to public attention. Decades later, women's health issues are more visible than ever before, but that visibility is made possible by a process of depoliticization The Vulnerable Empowered Woman assesses the state of women's healthcare today by analyzing popular media representations-television, print newspapers, websites, advertisements, blogs, and memoirs-in order to understand the ways in which breast cancer, postpartum depression, and cervical cancer are discussed in American public life. From narratives about prophylactic mastectomies to young girls receiving a vaccine for sexually transmitted disease, the representations of women's health today form a single restrictive identity: the vulnerable empowered woman. This identity defuses feminist notions of collective empowerment and social change by drawing from both postfeminist and neoliberal ideologies. The woman is vulnerable because of her very femininity and is empowered not to change the world, but to choose from among a limited set of medical treatments. The media's depiction of the vulnerable empowered woman's relationship with biomedicine promotes traditional gender roles and affirms women's unquestioning reliance on medical science for empowerment. The book concludes with a call to repoliticize women's health through narratives that can help us imagine women-and their relationship to medicine-differently.

Your Second Phase - Reclaiming work and relationships during and after Menopause (Paperback): Kate Usher Your Second Phase - Reclaiming work and relationships during and after Menopause (Paperback)
Kate Usher 1
R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Menopause is a fact of every woman's life. For 75% of women, the symptoms they experience will have a detrimental effect on their ability to work, interact with colleagues and maintain relationships with those they love. It can have a corrosive effect on women's confidence, social ability and even their sense of self. Moving forward, it is important to create a conversation around menopause and how organizations and individuals can be more empathetic to women at this stage of life. In this book, Kate explores the best ways to cope with these changes, how to manage new and existing relationships and how to manage your future - all in an accessible and entertaining way.

The Vulnerable Empowered Woman - Feminism, Postfeminism, and Women's Health (Hardcover, New): Tasha N. Dubriwny The Vulnerable Empowered Woman - Feminism, Postfeminism, and Women's Health (Hardcover, New)
Tasha N. Dubriwny
R2,855 Discovery Miles 28 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The feminist women's health movement of the 1960s and 1970s is credited with creating significant changes in the healthcare industry and bringing women's health issues to public attention. Decades later, women's health issues are more visible than ever before, but that visibility is made possible by a process of depoliticization The Vulnerable Empowered Woman assesses the state of women's healthcare today by analyzing popular media representations-television, print newspapers, websites, advertisements, blogs, and memoirs-in order to understand the ways in which breast cancer, postpartum depression, and cervical cancer are discussed in American public life. From narratives about prophylactic mastectomies to young girls receiving a vaccine for sexually transmitted disease, the representations of women's health today form a single restrictive identity: the vulnerable empowered woman. This identity defuses feminist notions of collective empowerment and social change by drawing from both postfeminist and neoliberal ideologies. The woman is vulnerable because of her very femininity and is empowered not to change the world, but to choose from among a limited set of medical treatments. The media's depiction of the vulnerable empowered woman's relationship with biomedicine promotes traditional gender roles and affirms women's unquestioning reliance on medical science for empowerment. The book concludes with a call to repoliticize women's health through narratives that can help us imagine women-and their relationship to medicine-differently. |The feminist women's health movement of the 1960s and 1970s is credited with creating significant changes in the healthcare industry and bringing women's health issues to public attention. Decades later, women's health issues are more visible than ever before, but that visibility is made possible by a process of depoliticization The Vulnerable Empowered Woman assesses the state of women's healthcare today by analyzing popular media representations-television, print newspapers, websites, advertisements, blogs, and memoirs-in order to understand the ways in which breast cancer, postpartum depression, and cervical cancer are discussed in American public life. From narratives about prophylactic mastectomies to young girls receiving a vaccine for sexually transmitted disease, the representations of women's health today form a single restrictive identity: the vulnerable empowered woman. This identity defuses feminist notions of collective empowerment and social change by drawing from both postfeminist and neoliberal ideologies. The woman is vulnerable because of her very femininity and is empowered not to change the world, but to choose from among a limited set of medical treatments. The media's depiction of the vulnerable empowered woman's relationship with biomedicine promotes traditional gender roles and affirms women's unquestioning reliance on medical science for empowerment. The book concludes with a call to repoliticize women's health through narratives that can help us imagine women-and their relationship to medicine-differently.

Come as You Are - the bestselling guide to the new science that will transform your sex life (Paperback, New edition): Emily... Come as You Are - the bestselling guide to the new science that will transform your sex life (Paperback, New edition)
Emily Nagoski
R423 R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Save R76 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. An essential exploration of women's sexuality that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy. After all the books that have been written about sex, all the blogs and TV shows and radio Q&As, how can it be that we all still have so many questions? The frustrating reality is that we've been lied to - not deliberately, it's no one's fault, but still. We were told the wrong story. Come as You Are reveals the true story behind female sexuality, uncovering the little-known science of what makes us tick and, more importantly, how and why. Sex educator Dr Emily Nagoski debunks the common sexual myths that are making women (and some men!) feel inadequate between the sheets. Underlying almost all of the questions we still have about sex is the common worry: 'Am I normal?' This book answers with a resounding Yes! We are all different, but we are all normal - and once we learn this, we can create for ourselves better sex and more profound pleasure than we ever thought possible.

Every Woman's Guide to Diabetes - What You Need to Know to Lower Your Risk and Beat the Odds (Paperback): Stephanie A.... Every Woman's Guide to Diabetes - What You Need to Know to Lower Your Risk and Beat the Odds (Paperback)
Stephanie A. Eisenstat; Edited by (consulting) David M. Nathan; Ellen Barlow
R526 Discovery Miles 5 260 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Women have long needed a book devoted to their unique issues with diabetes. This up-to-date and practical guide advocates simple lifestyle changes that can help women reduce their risk of getting diabetes or, if already diagnosed, prevent the disease's most serious complications. "Every Woman's Guide to Diabetes" translates the latest findings from diabetes research into proven strategies busy women can use to stay healthy and gain control over an often overwhelming disease. The authors discuss the nature of diabetes, helping readers through the complex medical decisions involved in diabetes treatment. They highlight strategies to decrease the emotional stress and social isolation that often accompany diagnosis, and offer everyday techniques for managing blood sugar.

Key features include: unique aspects of diabetes for women throughout the life cycle timetable of recommended tests and check-ups guide to medications with common dosages charts to help organize diabetes-care tasks and supplies time-management tips for better disease regulation guide to contraceptives available to women with diabetes review of issues critical to women before, during, and following pregnancy advice for overcoming barriers to weight loss and exercise plan for intelligent diet trade-offs while still enjoying meals practical tips for planning exercise strategies to avoid diabetes "burn-out"

Written by two physicians, one of whom is a woman living with diabetes, and an experienced medical writer, "Every Woman's Guide to Diabetes" recognizes the power that women have in their households to effect lifestyle changes that will benefit themselves and loved ones, including their mothers, daughters, sisters, and partners. This power can reduce the toll of the diabetes epidemic.

Delivered by Midwives - African American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South (Paperback): Jenny M. Luke Delivered by Midwives - African American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South (Paperback)
Jenny M. Luke
R722 Discovery Miles 7 220 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Catchin' babies was merely one aspect of the broad role of African American midwives in the twentieth-century South. Yet, little has been written about the type of care they provided or how midwifery and maternity care evolved under the increasing presence of local and federal health care structures. Using evidence from nursing, medical, and public health journals of the era; primary sources from state and county departments of health; and personal accounts from varied practitioners, Delivered by Midwives: African American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South provides a new perspective on the childbirth experience of African American women and their maternity care providers during the twentieth century. Author Jenny M. Luke moves beyond the usual racial dichotomies to expose a more complex shift in childbirth culture, revealing the changing expectations and agency of African American women in their rejection of a two-tier maternity care system and their demands to be part of an inclusive, desegregated society. Moreover, Luke illuminates valuable aspects of a maternity care model previously discarded in the name of progress. High maternal and infant mortality rates led to the passage of the Sheppard-Towner Maternity and Infancy Protection Act in 1921. This marked the first attempt by the federal government to improve the welfare of mothers and babies. Almost a century later, concern about maternal mortality and persistent racial disparities have forced a reassessment. Elements of the long-abandoned care model are being reincorporated into modern practice, answering current health care dilemmas by heeding lessons from the past.

Not Too Old for That - How Women Are Changing the Story of Aging (Hardcover): Vicki Larson Not Too Old for That - How Women Are Changing the Story of Aging (Hardcover)
Vicki Larson; Foreword by Wednesday Martin
R644 R602 Discovery Miles 6 020 Save R42 (7%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Helps women break through the tired and hurtful stereotypes of aging to better reflect who they are, how they live, and what they want as they age. Who hasn't heard the stereotypes about women of a certain age?" That's the age when women become invisible, irrelevant, undesirable, asexual, unhinged, dried-up, hormonal messes. It's when women quickly slide into fragility and become forgetful, passive, weak, feeble, debilitated, disabled, dependent, and depressed. Or so the story goes. Not only are those outdated narratives sexist and ageist, they are also damaging to women's physical, emotional, financial, romantic, and sexual health. It's time to change them. In Not Too Old for That, Vicki Larson helps change the narrative about being a woman at midlife and older. She questions what we've been told aging would be like and encourages us to instead ask ourselves, what do we want it to be like, and how can we get there? The key is to be curious, open-minded, and intentional about the ways we are becoming our future selves.We have an opportunity to create new narratives of aging as a woman, ones that value women at all stages of life, not just youth, and it starts with us. Once the stereotypes that have held women back are broken down, women can move past them and rather than feel helpless as the years add up, they can discover and tap into just how much agency they have. Not only will this book help to create a less-ageist, less-sexist, more-inclusive future, it will release our daughters and all young women from a similar future.

IFLScience 117 Things You Should F*#king Know About Your World (Paperback): Paul Parsons, The Writers of Iflscience IFLScience 117 Things You Should F*#king Know About Your World (Paperback)
Paul Parsons, The Writers of Iflscience
R517 Discovery Miles 5 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The creators of IFLScience present the most intriguing, off-beat, fascinating and far-out facts about the universe that you should f*#ing know - right now! 117 Things You Should F*#ing Know About Your World is a compendium of the greatest articles from IFLScience's long history, broken up by leading subjects - Health & Medicine, Plants & Animals, Technology, the Brain, Space, the Environment, Chemistry and Physics. Each chapter opens with a new and irreverent introduction to the subject and collection of stories by author Paul Parsons and the book features fascinating sidebars on related stories, photos and illustrations throughout. From pinpointing the exact worst time to be alive in human history, to learning what makes you a procrastinator or a go-getter, to the very key to a happy sex life and so much more, this is the science book that only the world's leading source of crazy-but-true stories could produce.

Healing Fibroids - A Doctor's Guide to a Natural Cure (Paperback): Allan Warshowsky Healing Fibroids - A Doctor's Guide to a Natural Cure (Paperback)
Allan Warshowsky; As told to Elena Oumano
R364 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R58 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An Exciting New Approach to Regaining Health Without Surgery!

Fact: By the time they reach menopause 40 percent of American women have at least one uterine fibroid; 600,000 women are diagnosed each year.

Fact: Fibroids are the leading cause of hysterectomy, the second most common surgical procedure performed on women.

Fact: Natural, holistic medicine can heal fibroids without invasive surgery.


Fibroid tumors, while usually benign, can swell a woman's uterus to the size of a basketball, frequently causing heavy menstrual bleeding, cramping, bladder infections, and even infertility. Most doctors recommend surgery as the only answer. Now this innovative holistic program brings new hope for a surgery-free life to millions of American women.

Dr. Allan Warshowsky combines traditional Western medicine and holistic science to cure not just the fibroid condition but also the underlying imbalances and systemic dysfunctions that can cause fibroids. With an exciting program of diet, exercise, supplements, herbs, and mind/spirit work, Dr. Warshowsky shows fibroid sufferers how to become the strong, healthy women they deserve to be.

Period (Paperback): Emma Barnett Period (Paperback)
Emma Barnett 1
R212 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R13 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'Terrific and timely' Elizabeth Day 'Stories that will make you cringe, weep and laugh out loud' Scarlett Curtis 'Brilliant, informative and funny.' Jennifer Saunders 'Passionate, informed and thought-provoking.' Jane Garvey 'Clever, useful and wise. Read it. Pass it on to your daughters. And then to your sons.' Fi Glover 'Cuts right through all the myths and embarrassment with searing facts, honesty and, perhaps more importantly, humour. A bleeding good read.' Yomi Adegoke Revised and updated with a new chapter In this frank, funny rallying cry, Emma Barnett shares her story, as well as those of others, to ask why we've clammed up about menstruation. She'll make you laugh, weep, and maybe squirm, about the natural process that nobody talks about, and smash this taboo once and for all. Because it's about bloody time. Period.

The Birth Partner 5th Edition - A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Partners, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions... The Birth Partner 5th Edition - A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Partners, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions (Paperback, Fifth Edition, New Edition)
Penny Simkin
R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Since the original publication of The Birth Partner, partners, friends, relatives, and doulas have relied on Penny Simkin's guidance in caring for the new mother, from her last trimester through the early postpartum period. Now fully revised in its fifth edition, The Birth Partner remains the definitive guide to helping a woman through labor and birth, and the essential manual to have at hand during the event. The Birth Partner includes thorough information on: Preparing for labor and knowing when it has begun Normal labor and how to help the woman every step of the way Epidurals and other medications for labor Pitocin and other means, including natural ones, to induce or speed up labor Non-drug techniques for easing labor pain Cesarean birth and complications that may require it Breastfeeding and newborn care and much more For the partner who wishes to be truly helpful in the birthing room, this book is indispensable.

Seven Transforming Gifts of Menopause - An Unexpected Spiritual Journey (Paperback): Cheryl Bridges Johns Seven Transforming Gifts of Menopause - An Unexpected Spiritual Journey (Paperback)
Cheryl Bridges Johns
R398 R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Save R60 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Menopause is a dramatic but largely overlooked developmental window to the second half of life. Although today's women are more aware of and actively involved in mapping their menopausal journey than generations before, many still do not see menopause as a time of important psychological and spiritual transformation. This book goes far beyond hot flashes and gets to the very heart of the midlife journey, helping women find their unique voice and speak their truth in an era of #MeToo and #ChurchToo. Coming alongside readers as a wise spiritual guide, pastor and theologian Cheryl Bridges Johns identifies seven key developmental "tasks" of menopause and gives practical ways women can embrace each one. She encourages women to view these tasks as gifts as they experience the remarkable physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation that occurs in this stage of life. Written in a warm and conversational tone, this book helps women chart a course for the future, leading them to a renewed sense of identity, a more focused vision for life, and a deeper spirituality. Each chapter includes guided questions for personal reflection and study questions for group discussion.

The Come As You Are Workbook - A Practical Guide To The Science Of Sex (Paperback): Emily Nagoski The Come As You Are Workbook - A Practical Guide To The Science Of Sex (Paperback)
Emily Nagoski 1
R312 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R52 (17%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

A practical workbook from the New York Times-bestselling author of Come As You Are that will radically transform your sex life.

In Come As You Are, sex educator Dr Emily Nagoski revealed the true story behind female sexuality, uncovering the little-known science of what makes us tick and, more importantly, how and why.

Now, in The Come As You Are Workbook, she offers practical tips and techniques that will help women to have the mind-blowing sex that they deserve (and that men have been having all along).

This collection of worksheets, journaling prompts, illustrations, and diagrams is an engaging companion for anyone who wants to further their understanding of their own bodies and sexuality.

The Vagina Bible - The vulva and the vagina - separating the myth from the medicine (Paperback): Dr. Jennifer Gunter The Vagina Bible - The vulva and the vagina - separating the myth from the medicine (Paperback)
Dr. Jennifer Gunter 1
R375 R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Save R75 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Does eating sugar cause yeast infections? Does pubic hair have a function? Should you have a vulvovaginal care regimen? Will your vagina shrivel up if you go without sex? What's the truth about the HPV vaccine? So many important questions, so much convincing, confusing, contradictory misinformation! In this age of click bait, pseudoscience, and celebrity-endorsed products, it's easy to be overwhelmed-whether it's websites, advice from well-meaning friends, uneducated partners, and even healthcare providers. So how do you separate facts from fiction? Obstetrician Jen Gunter, an expert on women's health-and the internet's most popular go-to doc-comes to the rescue with a book that debunks the myths and educates and empowers women. From reproductive health to the impact of antibiotics and probiotics, and the latest trends, including vaginal steaming, vaginal marijuana products, and jade eggs, Gunter takes us on a factual, fun-filled journey. Discover the truth about: * The vaginal microbiome * Genital hygiene, lubricants, and hormone myths and fallacies * How diet impacts vaginal health * Stem cells and the vagina * Cosmetic vaginal surgery * What changes to expect during pregnancy, after childbirth, and through menopause * How medicine fails women by dismissing symptoms Plus: * Thongs vs. lace: the best underwear for vaginal health * How to select a tampon * The full glory of the clitoris and the myth of the G Spot ... And so much more. Whether you're a twenty-six-year-old worried that her labia are 'uncool' or a sixty-six-year-old dealing with painful sex, this comprehensive guide is sure to become a lifelong trusted resource.

It's Probably Nothing - The Stress-Less Guide to Dealing with Health Anxiety, Wellness Fads, and Overhyped Headlines... It's Probably Nothing - The Stress-Less Guide to Dealing with Health Anxiety, Wellness Fads, and Overhyped Headlines (Paperback)
Casey Gueren
R371 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R21 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Surrounded by "health hacks" and clickbait headlines, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and underprepared when it comes to taking care of your health. But despite what the wellness industry told you, you don't need another cleanse, detox, or supplement-you need a crash course in separating hype from health. In It's Probably Nothing you'll find a health journalist's tools and tips to. . . * Fine-tune your B.S. detector and spot the wellness industry's sneaky tricks * Get answers to your health questions without spiraling down search holes * Manage health stress and learn to listen to your body (just enough) * Decode the latest overhyped health headlines * Find compassionate, evidence-based care that works for you * And so much more Packed with illuminating information, funny personal anecdotes, concrete strategies for coping, quotes from dozens of medical experts, and a foreword by New York Times-bestselling author of The Vagina Bible Dr. Jen Gunter, this book is the perfect companion for navigating our wellness-obsessed world with a little less stress and a lot more information.

Because We Are Bad - OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought (Hardcover): Lily Bailey Because We Are Bad - OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought (Hardcover)
Lily Bailey
R365 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R104 (28%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'Extremely compelling' - THE GUARDIAN 'It's a fascinating read... Buy the book! Buy the book!' - JO GOOD, BBC RADIO LONDON 'Searing... funny, eloquent and honest' - PSYCHOLOGIES 'Remarkable... I hope this book finds a wide readership' - WASHINGTON POST 'A beautifully-rendered memoir' - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'Often as chilling as Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, but also full of so much inner and external turbulence that it reminded me at times of The Bourne Identity and Memento. Readers will root for Lily, even when she is attempting to run away from the realities and sometimes authorities chasing her.' - HUFFPOST UK 'A harrowingly honest memoir' - KIRKUS REVIEWS' Because We Are Bad is an emotional, challenging read. Lily takes us deep into the heart of the illness but she is also a deft writer, and even the darkest moments are peppered with wit and wry observations.' - JAMES LLOYD, OCD-UK As a child, Lily Bailey knew she was bad. By the age of 13, she had killed someone with a thought, spread untold disease, and spied upon her classmates. Only by performing a series of secret routines could she correct her wrongdoing. But it was never enough. She had a severe case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and it came with a bizarre twist. This true story lights up the workings of the mind like Mark Haddon or Matt Haig. Anyone who wants to know about OCD, and how to fight back, should read this book.

Sidelined - How Women Manage & Mismanage Their Health (Paperback): Susan Salenger Sidelined - How Women Manage & Mismanage Their Health (Paperback)
Susan Salenger
R315 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R24 (8%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

Through personal stories and extensive research, Sidelined: How Women Manage & Mismanage Their Health examines the many ways in which women unwittingly neglect their own health. Researcher and writer Susan Salenger describes how women tend to place their needs behind the needs of their families, how they blame themselves for getting sick, and how they too often hesitate to question their doctors' advice. But women's attitudes toward themselves and their health don't exist in a vacuum-which is why Salenger also examines the cultural and medical history that has conditioned women not to act in their own best interest, offering insight into the gender biases of the medical community and exploring why women are misdiagnosed more often than men and why we've been routinely omitted from clinical trials. Designed to help women become more aware of why they make the decisions they do, Sidelined will equip readers with the knowledge, language, and skill sets they need to get the best healthcare possible.

Ageless Beauty - Discover the best-kept beauty secrets from the editors at Vogue Paris (Paperback): Clemence Von Mueffling Ageless Beauty - Discover the best-kept beauty secrets from the editors at Vogue Paris (Paperback)
Clemence Von Mueffling
R357 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R60 (17%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

Discover the best-kept beauty secrets from three generations of editors and experts at Vogue Paris . . . 'French beauty secrets that'll give you some ooh la la!' DAILY EXPRESS 'Breaks down everything you've ever wanted to know about French beauty' INSTYLE _______ Your guide to French beauty will guide you through . . . * Simple changes to your beauty habits, from the correct way to wash your hair to the vital items no make-up bag should be without * How to give your skin a healthy glow in just a few simple steps * Advice for women of all ages, Jeunesse, Plenitude and Maturite, to ensure energy, confidence and happiness * Which self-tanners to use and how to apply for a beautiful, healthy, summer tan * The four pillars of French wellness: food, posture, exercise and movement you need and dormez-vous And much more . . . Clemence Von Mueffling draws on her family's wisdom and passion to show how you can achieve effortless French beauty at any age. Filled with tips, intimate anecdotes and expert interviews, Ageless Beauty is sure to become every woman's definitive beauty guide. _______ 'A delicious dose of effortless chic, timeless glamour, priceless beauty secrets, self-care and self-confidence' Sarah Brown, former Beauty Director, VOGUE 'This book is a magical guide, with expert advice in three categories so women of all ages will feel it is specifically tailored to them' Aerin Lauder, Style and Image Director of ESTEE LAUDER

Natural Wellness Every Day - The Weleda Way (Hardcover): Emine Rushton Natural Wellness Every Day - The Weleda Way (Hardcover)
Emine Rushton
R508 R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Save R78 (15%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

Health and beauty begin from within. Covering nature, skin, health and self care, Natural Wellness Every Day is bursting with insights, tips and recipes for a complete mind-body approach to wellbeing. Guided by the experts at Weleda, this manual draws on 100 years of expertise to bring specialist holistic advice to all - from soothing rituals and natural remedies, to the powerful benefits of seasonal self-care. This book will not only educate you on the natural powers and uses of certain herbs and flowers, debunk health and beauty jargon around sustainability and encourage you to embrace effective self-care rituals, it will also speak to the power of uniting yourself with the natural world and its cycles to offer practical solutions to everyday health and skin dilemmas and promote health and wellbeing throughout the seasons. Natural Wellness Every Day is a complete guide to natural care of earth, skin, self and health, guiding you towards a routine that will activate your wellness from within and care for the planet at the same time.

Gender and Migration - Transnational and Intersectional Prospects (Paperback): Anna Amelina, Helma Lutz Gender and Migration - Transnational and Intersectional Prospects (Paperback)
Anna Amelina, Helma Lutz
R933 Discovery Miles 9 330 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

From its beginnings in the 1970s and 1980s, interest in the topic of gender and migration has grown. Gender and Migration seeks to introduce the most relevant sociological theories of gender relations and migration that consider ongoing transnationalization processes, at the beginning of the third millennium. These include intersectionality, queer studies, social inequality theory and the theory of transnational migration and citizenship; all of which are brought together and illustrated by means of various empirical examples. With its explicit focus on the gendered structures of migration-sending and migration-receiving countries, Gender and Migration builds on the most current conceptual tool of gender studies-intersectionality-which calls for collective research on gender with analysis of class, ethnicity/race, sexuality, age and other axes of inequality in the context of transnational migration and mobility. The book also includes descriptions of a number of recommended films that illustrate transnational migrant masculinities and femininities within and outside of Europe. A refreshing attempt to bring in considerations of queer theory and sexual identity in the area of gender migration studies, this insightful volume will appeal to students and researchers interested in fields such as sociology, social anthropology, political science, intersectional studies and transnational migration.

Nobody Told Me - Poetry and Parenthood (Paperback): Hollie McNish Nobody Told Me - Poetry and Parenthood (Paperback)
Hollie McNish
R250 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R39 (16%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

'This book should be required reading for anyone thinking of having a baby, or even anyone who knows someone who is thinking of having a baby' Scotland on Sunday 'Fascinating and honest' Mumsnet 'Like talking to a friend' Observer Winner of the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry There were many things that Hollie McNish didn't know before she was pregnant. How her family and friends would react; that Mr Whippy would be off the menu; how quickly ice can melt on a stomach. These were on top of the many other things she didn't know about babies: how to stand while holding one; how to do a poetry gig with your baby as a member of the audience; how drum'n'bass can make a great lullaby. And that's before you even start on toddlers. But Hollie learned. And she's still learning, slowly. Nobody Told Me is a collection of poems and stories; Hollie's thoughts on raising a child in modern Britain, of trying to become a parent in modern Britain, of sex, commercialism, feeding, gender and of finding secret places to scream once in a while.

Hypnobirthing - Practical Ways to Make Your Birth Better (Paperback): Siobhan Miller Hypnobirthing - Practical Ways to Make Your Birth Better (Paperback)
Siobhan Miller 1
R366 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R60 (16%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

THIS BOOK WILL MAKE YOUR BIRTH BETTER. IT IS FOR EVERY WOMAN AND EVERY TYPE OF BIRTH. AS FEATURED ON DRAGONS' DEN. 'Siobhan manages to completely demystify hypnobirthing, making it accessible and relevant to all women and all births. This book will be a complete game changer and I will be recommending it to mums-to-be from now on' Sarah Turner, author of The Unmumsy Mum Expert hypnobirthing teacher and founder of The Positive Birth Company Siobhan Miller has made it her mission to change the way women around the world approach and experience birth. Through her teaching she seeks to educate and empower women - and their birth partners - so that they can enjoy amazing and positive birth experiences, however they choose to bring their babies into the world. In this book, Siobhan debunks common myths about hypnobirthing and explains why she believes it can make every type of birth a better experience - from a water birth at home to an unplanned caesarean in theatre. So, what is hypnobirthing? Essentially, it's a form of antenatal education, an approach to birth that is both evidence-based and logical. Hypnobirthing certainly doesn't involve being hypnotised; instead, it teaches you how your body works on a muscular and hormonal level when in labour and how you can use various relaxation techniques to ensure you are working with your body (rather than against it), making birth more efficient and comfortable. Siobhan's advice and guidance will change your mindset and enable you to navigate your birth with practical tools that ensure you feel calm and in control throughout. By the time you finish this book you'll feel relaxed, capable and genuinely excited about giving birth.

Your Breasts - Everything You Need to Know (Paperback, Re-issue): J.V. Elfen, P. Meteler Your Breasts - Everything You Need to Know (Paperback, Re-issue)
J.V. Elfen, P. Meteler
R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Your breasts... much more than a symbol of fertility, femininity and eroticism or source of nourishment. In every phase through womanhood, it forms part of a healthy mind and body, your self-image as a woman. Despite a growing openness about breasts and their various functions, some aspects are still clouded in mystery and there is a surprising lack of knowledge about topical issues. You find all the facts here -- from eroticism, natural development, anatomy and physiology, breast-feeding, plastic surgery, regular self-examination and general care to issues from concern such as cysts, fibroadenomas, breast care and breast reconstruction.

The Hormone Fix - The natural way to balance your hormones, burn fat and alleviate the symptoms of the perimenopause, the... The Hormone Fix - The natural way to balance your hormones, burn fat and alleviate the symptoms of the perimenopause, the menopause and beyond (Paperback)
Anna Cabeca 2
R416 R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Save R67 (16%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

'Hormone balance is within reach, and this is the definitive guide for reaching that goal.'-David Perlmutter, MD, author of Grain Brain Prepare to thrive. As women approach menopause, many start to experience the physical and emotional indignities of hormonal fluctuation: metabolic stall and weight gain, hot flashes and night sweats, insomnia, memory loss or brain fog, irritability, low libido, and painful sex. Too often, doctors tell us that these discomforts are to be expected and that we will have to wait them out during "the change". But Dr Anna Cabeca's research and experience with thousands of her patients show that there is a fast-acting and non-pharmaceutical way to dramatically and permanently alleviate these symptoms. The Hormone Fix introduces Dr Cabeca's unique Keto-Green protocol, a plan that pairs the hallmarks of ketogenic (low-carb/high fat) eating with diet and lifestyle changes that bring the body's cellular pH to a healthy alkaline level. The proven result: balanced cortisol and reduced output of insulin, the hormones most responsible for belly fat and weight gain, plus an increase in oxytocin, the "love and happiness" hormone. Whether you are perimenopausal, menopausal, or postmenopausal, The Hormone Fix offers an easy-to-follow program, including - A 10-day quick-start detox diet to jump-start weight loss and reduce symptoms immediately - Daily meal plans and weekly shopping lists to take the guesswork out of a month's worth of Keto-Green eating - 65 delicious and easy-to-make recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, smoothies, and soups - Detailed information on vitamin and mineral supplementation that optimizes hormone balance and gut health - Simple self-assessments and recommended optional lab testing for a better understanding of your hormonal status - Tested and trusted stress-reduction and oxytocin-amplifying advice and techniques With The Hormone Fix you can expect to trim down, tap into new and unexpected energy levels, enhance intimacy, and completely revitalize your life! Ready for your fix?

Female Body Image in Contemporary Art - Dieting, Eating Disorders, Self-Harm, and Fatness (Paperback): Emily L. Newman Female Body Image in Contemporary Art - Dieting, Eating Disorders, Self-Harm, and Fatness (Paperback)
Emily L. Newman
R936 Discovery Miles 9 360 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Numerous contemporary artists, particularly female artists, have chosen to examine the idealization of the female body. In this crucial book, Emily L. Newman focuses on a number of key themes including obesity, anorexia, bulimia, dieting, self-harm, and female body image. Many artists utilize their own bodies in their work, and in the act of trying to critique the diet industry, they also often become complicit, as they strive to lose weight themselves. Making art and engaging eating disorder communities (in real life and online) often work to perpetuate the illnesses of themselves or others. A core group of artists has worked to show bodies that are outside the norm, paralleling the rise of fat activism in the 1990s and 2000s. Interwoven throughout this inclusive study are related interdisciplinary concerns including sociology, popular culture, and feminism.

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