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The Abortion Papers is a unique edited collection that provides key reflections and scholarship on the Irish abortion regime generated in the period between the 1992 X case, the death of Savita Halappanavar in 2012 and the subsequent introduction in 2013 of limited abortion legislation. The ideas generated in the volume come from the different but complementary perspectives of activism and scholarship. The collection includes the voices of Irish women who have had abortions, something largely absent within Ireland's abortion debate. Taken as a whole the volume offers new conceptual and theoretical insights into the abortion debate by providing an original perspective on the Ireland's abortion regime. The collection is intended to offer a valuable resource for those currently advancing legal and social change in order to offer women living in Ireland, North and South access to abortion on the island of Ireland. For those interested in the abortion debate more broadly, it will offer a unique overview of the debate in both a national and international context.
The Moon Cycle Bakery, founded in 2017, creates sweet treats that replenish certain micronutrients women lose during the different stages of their menstrual cycle. In The Moon Cycle Cookbook, bakery founder Devon Loftus and nutritionist Jenna Radomski empower women to nourish themselves with recipes for sweets, savory meals, and snacks, organised around each of the four phases of the menstrual cycle, that can be customised to suit their bodies' fluctuating needs. Every recipe is formulated with the knowledge of what is happening hormonally in a woman's body during each cycle phase, using ingredients that replenish and support essential nutrients. Suffering from cramps? Try adding more cacao to your diet. Mood swings? A sweet-potato brownie can help with that. A happy mix of creativity, self-empowerment, and downright deliciousness, this wellness guide demystifies menstrual health, educating readers about their unique needs and helping them to deepen their self-care regimen. Sidebars feature suggested self-care practices and rituals to enhance a woman's connection to her body and understanding of how to nurture a healthy cycle. AUTHORS: Devon Loftus is a writer, speaker and the founder of Moon Cycle Bakery - a wellness based business that focuses on the menstrual cycle and creates sweet treats and food related products to help support women hormonally, spiritually and emotionally. Loftus currently lives, works and writes from New Jersey. Jenna Radomski,MScN, is a holistic nutritionist and the owner and founder of Jenna Bee Nutrition LLC. In her women's health nutrition practice, she combines evidence-based nutrition science with hands-on culinary skills and compassionate coaching to guide clients toward a life of joy and confidence. Her offerings include in-person and virtual nutrition coaching, hands-on cooking lessons, and customised personal chef services. Radomski holds a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Arizona and a master's of science in nutrition from the National University of Natural Medicine. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Make 2020 the year you quit the cigarettes for good with this ground-breaking book ________ Allen Carr will help you break addiction for ever in this fully updated edition of The Only Way to Stop Smoking Permanently. You'll soon be able to: - Achieve the right frame of mind to quit - Avoid weight gain - Quit without dependence on rules or gimmicks - Enjoy the freedom and choices that non-smokers have in life - Quit without willpower It's time to begin your new life as a non-smoker with Allen Carr's The Only Way to Stop Smoking Permanently. ________ 'A different approach... a stunning success' Sun 'I was exhilarated by a new sense of freedom' Independent 'His skill is in removing psychological dependence' Sunday Times 'Allow Allen Carr to help you escape painlessly today' Observer
Don't be held hostage by Polycystic Ovary Syndrome - with the right diet and effective exercise, you can minimise its impact on your day-to-day life and future wellbeing. Packed with realistic advice from a qualified nutritionist, this guide takes you through everything from picking which treatments to try - and which to avoid - to thriving with PCOS superfoods and finding resources and support to help you stay positive and maintain your focus
'McGregor is kickass; a respected crusader. If you're a woman, she's definitely the doctor you'd want to see in an emergency or to install as head of medical education' The Times A clarion call about the dangers of medicine for women, as well as a manual for how women can get the right care for their bodies. Sex Matters tackles one of the most urgent, yet unspoken issues facing women's health care today: all models of medical research and practice are based on male-centric models that ignore the unique biological and emotional differences between men and women - an omission that endangers women's lives. The facts surrounding how male-centric medicine impacts women's health every day are chilling: in the ER, women are more likely to receive a psychiatric diagnosis with regard to opioid use, while men are more likely to be referred for detoxification; the more vocal women become about their pain, the more likely their providers are to prescribe either inadequate or inappropriate pain relief medication; women often present with nontraditional symptoms of stroke, which causes delays in recognition by both them and their health professionals; and a government accountability study found that 80% of drugs that are withdrawn from the market are due to side effects that happen to women (a result of testing drugs mostly on men). Leading expert on sex and gender medicine Dr Alyson McGregor focuses on the key areas where these differences are most potentially harmful, addressing: * Cardiac and stroke diagnosis and treatment in women; * Prescription and dosing of pharmaceuticals; * Subjective evaluation of women's symptoms; * Pain and pain management; * Hormones and female biochemistry (including prescribed hormones); * How economic status, race, and gender identity are additional critical factors. Not only does Dr McGregor explore these disparities in depth, she shares clear, practical suggestions for what we can do. A work of riveting expose, revelatory insights into the medical establishment and actionable guidance for putting this information to use, Sex Matters is an empowering roadmap for reinventing modern medicine - and for self-care.
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.
The first book to explore menstruation in the current cultural and political landscape, feminist icon Gloria Steinem said Periods Gone Public, "maybe the beginning of liberation for us all." From eliminating the tampon tax, to enacting new laws ensuring access to affordable, safe products, menstruation is no longer something to whisper about. Jennifer Weiss-Wolf shares her firsthand account in the fight for "period equity" and introduces readers to the leaders, pioneers, and everyday people who are making change happen. Weiss-Wolf-the woman Bustle dubbed one of the nation's "badass menstrual activists"-explores why periods have become a prominent political cause. From societal attitudes of periods throughout history-in the United States and around the world-to grassroots activism and product innovation, Weiss-Wolf challenges readers to face stigma head-on and elevate an agenda that recognizes both the power-and the absolute normalcy-of menstruation. "At its core, a menstrual movement, and Periods Gone Public, is about challenging all of us to face stigma head-on. And about advancing an agenda that recognizes the power, pride, and absolute normalcy of periods. Indeed, President Trump, we do have blood coming out of our wherever. Every month. It is not a secret." After centuries of being shrouded in taboo and superstition, periods have gone mainstream. Seemingly overnight, a new, high-profile movement has emerged-one dedicated to bold activism, creative product innovation, and smart policy advocacy-to address the centrality of menstruation in relation to core issues of gender equality and equity.
THIS VITAL REFERENCE BOOK MAKES NATURAL HEALTH A REALISTIC PART OF BUSY STRESSFUL LIVES.
Susan Curtis and Romy Fraser draw on many years' experience in natural medicine to explain the different needs of our energy and repair systems, and the natural healing options available.
'The Repertory of Ailments' covers psychological as well as physical ailments – from anxiety to acne, colds to cancer – and explains conventional methods of treatment as well as the benefits of alternative approaches.
'The Materia Medica' is an A to Z of alternative remedies and treatments, including homoeopathy, herbalism, flower remedies and essential oils, with clear instructions on preparation and application.
'Lifestyle' contains practical and realistic guidelines for improving diet, exercise and sleep patterns, as well as relaxation techniques, a cleansing programme and a natural first aid kit.
These three sections combine to form a unique guide to healing mind, body and spirit.
If you're reading this, chances are you are planning (or have already begun) to breastfeed. Why do you need this book? First, you'll find tips and insights that can simplify your life and make the process less confusing. Second, despite the glut of information available, without some inside knowledge, you're unlikely to meet your breastfeeding goals. I chose this book's content to help you avoid the experience of most women. A 2012 study found that two thirds of American mothers who wanted to exclusively breastfeed for three months didn't (Perrine, Scanlon, Li, Odom, & Grummer-Strawn, 2012). Employed mothers-especially those working full time-are even less likely to reach their breastfeeding targets than other mothers (Ogbuanu, Glover, Probst, Hussey, & Liu, 2011). In every developed country around the world, breastfeeding rates drop quickly after birth. Even in areas where new mothers receive many months of paid maternity leave, such as the U.K., breastfeeding rates plummet during the early weeks. But before I say more about the challenges and how this book can help you avoid and overcome them, I'd like to share with you the latest on why breastfeeding matters so much to you and your baby. Table of Contents Intro Transition to Work Your Feelings About Returning to Work Sample Plans for Different Work Schedules Resources References Excerpts are taking from the book Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple. There are a total of 4 WBMS Mini's in this series.
Millions of women between 20 and 65 live with one or more chronic diseases. Chronic illness comes with stress and 'Chronic Resilience' provides a complete self-help blueprint for managing the difficulties chronic illness presents. The book offers techniques and ways to rebound from the pressures of having a body that's doing things you wish you could control.
The best, most comprehensive guide to infertility, and the only user guide to IVF treatment available. This is an outstanding book. Originally published in 1997, and now updated to cover all the latest developments and changes, it really is the best and most comprehensive guide to IVF treatment available. Easy to read, Your Essential IVF Companion is a mine of information: How the reproductive system works. * The different causes of fertility problems. * The drug and treatment options available. * How will the treatments make me feel? * The medical technology - how does it work? * Self-help and complementary medicine to help with fertility - and during IVF. * IVF, infertility and your relationship as a couple. * The alternatives - adoption and fostering. This is also the ONLY book which provides a guide to every UK clinic and hospital offering IVF. The clinics do differ - both in their criteria for selecting IVF couples and in the sorts of experience couples can expect to have once they begin treatment.
A new approach to yoga, featuring 45 step-by-step sequences specially designed for the female body.
Written by a respected yoga teacher, Yoga for Women offers a comprehensive, inclusive programme of yoga poses and breathing techniques aimed at supporting menstrual health, menopause and libido. Sequences also tackle issues related to emotional subjects, including body image, self-esteem, stress reduction and relationships.
Tailored to women's physiology and its specific needs, this highly accessible guide provides a clear, dynamic practice that suits all levels of experience.
Although one in ten women in the UK suffer from polycistic ovary syndrome (PCOS), with a myriad of symptoms and the problem that many doctors do not recognise this condition – sufferers often experience an uphill battle for diagnosis and help.This is the first book to tackle the issue of PCOS. Written by a sufferer, this book offers essential advice on dealing with this gynaecological disorder which can effect everything from weight to infertility and therefore impacts on a woman’s sense of self.The book will look at how PCOS effects the body, but above all it will offer an essential self help plan for dealing with the condition. PCOS will include a 4-point wellness plan, an A-Z of symptoms and associated remedies and a section on self esteem and rebuilding your life.As well as the common symptoms of weight gain, excess body hair, acne, breast pain, dizziness, chronic fatigue and hair loss, sufferers from PCOS can experience associated health risks including a higher risk of miscarriage, heart disease, diabetes but infertility is still their largest worry.Colette Harris has put together a valuable self help regime – which looks at both conventional and complementary medicine. The 4 step plan will focus on diet, exercise, supplementation and relaxation.
This book provides a state-of-the-art, comprehensive review of the many factors that affect women's health, ranging from low socioeconomic status and the impact of the debt crisis to more direct medical determinants, such as poor nutrition, hemorrhage, eclampsia, and infection. At stake are the unnecessary and preventable deaths of women and girls around the globe. The contributors assess the reduced quality of life for women and the often unacknowledged contributions of women and girls as the backbone of production in both developing and developed countries. Synthesizing perspectives of policymakers and practitioners, researchers and scholars, The Health of Women urges major new initiatives to understand and improve women's health, taking into account biological elements such as the life cycle of women as well as cultural constraints and socioeconomic realities.
This holistic and natural tool helps you to chart your menstrual cycle and develop a personalized self-care manual for your emotional, physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Charting your cycle will provide you with powerful self-knowledge. Over the course of 13 months - and moon cycles - you'll develop your own unique-to-you self-help and self-care manual of your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs. With this beautifully designed journal, you'll learn to: - track and chart your menstrual cycle using symbols - notice and make sense of your physical symptoms ('light flow today') and emotional responses ('trackies + pjs day') - understand how the rhythms of nature affect your flow and feelings - repair your broken cycle by connecting to it intuitively and holistically Through 13 circular menstrual charts, you will begin to notice and understand the patterns of your cycle, even if they are irregular, and gain a deeper understanding of the magic happening inside your body. Each cycle chapter includes thoughtful questions to answer and sections for you to personalize and express how you have felt in that month.
Made Up exposes the multibillion-dollar beauty industry that promotes unrealistic beauty standards through a market basket of advertising tricks, techniques, and technologies. Cosmetics magnate Charles Revson, a founder of Revlon, was quoted as saying, "In the factory, we make cosmetics. In the store, we sell hope." This pioneering entrepreneur, who built an empire on the foundation of nail polish, captured the unvarnished truth about the beauty business in a single metaphor: hope in a jar. Made Up: How the Beauty Industry Manipulates Consumers, Preys on Women's Insecurities, and Promotes Unattainable Beauty Standards is a thorough examination of innovative, and often controversial, advertising practices used by beauty companies to persuade consumers, mainly women, to buy discretionary goods like cosmetics and scents. These approaches are clearly working: the average American woman will spend around $300,000 on facial products alone during her lifetime. This revealing book traces the evolution of the global beauty industry, discovers what makes beauty consumers tick, explores the persistence and pervasiveness of the feminine beauty ideal, and investigates the myth-making power of beauty advertising. It also examines stereotypical portrayals of women in beauty ads, looks at celebrity beauty endorsements, and dissects the "looks industry." Made Upuncovers the reality behind an Elysian world of fantasy and romance created by beauty brands that won't tell women the truth about beauty.
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