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The Natural Health Bible for Women Book

The Natural Health Bible for Women Book

‘The Natural Health Bible for Women’ Is a beautifully, colour illustrated practical, easy-to-use, one-stop reference book for women of all ages. Containing everything you need to know to make informed choices about your body, how it works, and how to keep it in the best of health.

Within each chapter Dr Marilyn Glenville focuses on ailments and conditions. She explains what they are, why they happen, and how to tackle them using conventional medicine and complementary treatments, including herbal remedies, aromatherapy, homeopathy, massage, and nutrition.

Throughout Marilyn Glenville emphasizes the importance of using the right approach for you of natural or conventional medicine – or a combination of both.

‘The Natural Health Bible for Women’ Is a practical, easy-to-use, one-stop reference book for women of all ages. Containing everything you need to know to make informed choices about your body, how it works, and how to keep it in the best of health.

Chapter One: Introducing Your Body gives a detailed analysis of how your body works, and what makes it so miraculously unique. It then covers essential information on the role nutrition and complementary therapies can play in your well-being.

Chapters Two, Three and Four look at Your General Body Systems such as breast problems, PCOS, ovarian cysts, PMS, period problems, endometriosis, cervical problems, vaginal infections, thyroid and adrenal problems and hormonal balance ; Conception, Pregnancy and Birth; and Through The Menopause.

Chapter Five: Optimum Healthcare looks at what you can do to maximise your general health throughout your life.

‘The Natural Health Bible for Women’ provides all the answers to the questions you ask about your body – why things happen to you, what you can do to fix them, and how you can ensure optimum health and well-being all through your life.

Contents:

Foreword 8

1 INTRODUCING YOUR BODY 10

The female organs 12
The female hormones 16
Your menstrual cycle 19
Knowing your fertility 20

THE ROLE OF NUTRITION 22
The basics of good nutrition 24
An organic future 30
Phytoestrogens 31
Supplements 32
Essential water 34

THE ROLE OF LIFESTYLE 36
Waking and sleeping 38
Keeping fit 40
Smoking 42
Alcohol and your body 43

THE ROLE OF NATURAL THERAPIES 44
Herbs and homeopathy 46
Acupuncture 47
Aromatherapy and massage 48
Yoga and meditation 50
Reflexology 52
Osteopathy 53

2 GENERAL BODY SYSTEMS 54

THYROID, ADRENALS AND HORMONAL
BALANCE 56
Underactive thyroid 58
Overactive thyroid 62
Adrenal problems 66

YOUR BREASTS 70
Breast problems 72
Preventing breast cancer 77

YOUR OVARIES 82
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) 83
Ovarian cysts 88

YOUR WOMB 92
Regulating your cycle 94
Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) 96
Period pain 102
Lack of periods 106
Heavy periods 110
Fibroids 114
Endometriosis 118
Preventing cancer of the womb 125
Prolapsed womb 126
Hysterectomy 128

YOUR CERVIX 132
Cervical tests 135
Preventing cervical cancer 137

YOUR VAGINA 140
Vaginal infections 141
Yeast infections 144
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) 148
Cystitis 152
Painful sex 156

YOUR LEGS 160
Cellulite 161
Varicose veins 162

3 CONCEPTION, PREGNANCY AND BIRTH 164

MAKING BABIES 166
Pre-conception care 168
Egg donation 174
Sperm donation 178
Assisted conception 180
Fertility and aging 188

PREGNANCY, BIRTH AND BREASTFEEDING 192
Being pregnant, staying healthy 193
Antenatal depression 199
Morning sickness 202
Back pain 206
Pregnancy diabetes 209
Pre-eclampsia 212
Ways to give birth 216
Labour and labour pain 219
Breastfeeding 222
Postnatal depression 229

LOSING YOUR BABY 234
First and second trimester miscarriage 235
Stillbirth 242

4 THROUGH THE MENOPAUSE 244

UNDERSTANDING AND EASING THE CHANGE 246
The medical approach: HRT 249
A natural menopause 252

THE MENOPAUSE 256
Hot flushes and night sweats 258
Mood swings 261
Low libido 263
Hair loss 266
POSTMENOPAUSE 270
Osteoporosis 271
Vaginal dryness 278
Memory loss and poor concentration 282
Heart disease 286
Stress incontinence 292

5 OPTIMUM HEALTHCARE 294

Optimizing your weight 296
Boosting your immunity 302
Beating the years 306
Overcoming stress 309

Glossary 312
Bibliography 314
Index 317
Resources / Picture credits 320

“So, if you would like to find out how you can ensure optimum health and well-being all through your life you should send for this book now.

The Natural Health Bible for Women is published by Duncan Baird

Other best selling health books by Dr Marilyn Glenville:

"Natural Solutions for Dementia and Alzheimer's"

"Natural Solutions to IBS"

"Fat Around the Middle"

"Getting Pregnant Faster"

"Natural Solutions to Menopause"

"Osteoporosis - How to Prevent, Treat and Reverse it"

"The Natural Health Bible for Women"

"Natural Solutions to PCOS"

"Healthy Eating for the Menopause"

"The Nutritional Health Handbook for Women"

"Overcoming PMS the Natural Way"

 

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