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Here is a list of our favorite books on achieving good health and wellness.
Click on the links below to browse by topic. You can easily purchase these books
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Menopause & perimenopause
Hormone replacement therapy
Detoxification, inflammation, & allergies
Diet & nutrition
Digestion & GI health
Emotions and stress
Sexuality & libido
Menstruation, fertility, & reproductive health
MENOPAUSE & PERIMENOPAUSE
Dr. Christiane Northrup
of Menopause: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing During the Change
Dr. Christiane Northrup has become one of American women’s most trusted medical
advisers. In Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, she broke entirely
new ground by demonstrating that women’s most common medical problems are
often rooted in the basic conditions of their lives — and that they can returnto
health by learning to listen to their bodies. She also integrated advanced medical
techniques with the best natural remedies, offering readers specific guidance on
choosing the right approach for themselves.
Dr. John R. Lee & Virginia Hopkins
Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause: The Breakthrough Book on Natural Progesterone
Here is a practical and resourceful guide that focuses on the effective, scientifically
proven, natural alternative to current therapies used in combating the effects of
menopause. This invaluable volume also contains a complete, non-prescription “hormone
balance” program for optimal health, which lists foods, supplements, and herbs
that can be used to balance a woman’s hormones.
Marcus Laux & Christine Conrad
Woman, Natural Menopause
From two leading experts on naturopathic medicine comes the definitive guide to
natural menopause, featuring all the information women need to know about plant-derived
hormone replacement — the proven safe alternative to Premarin and Provera.
Thirty-three line drawings.
HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Dr. Susan Love
Love’s Hormone Book : Making Informed Choices About Menopause
With clarity and compassion, Dr. Love helps women entering menopause sort through
all the choices, explains how to cope with short-term symptoms, addresses such long-term
concerns as osteoporosis, heart disease, breast cancer, and endometrial cancer,
and discusses the pros and cons of hormone therapy.
Dr. Christiane Northrup
Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
A groundbreaking book on women’s physical and emotional well-being, Women’s
Bodies, Women’s Wisdom has become a classic, with more than 1.25
million copies in print. Here in this revised edition is the most up-to-date information
available on women’s health issues.
DETOXIFICATION, INFLAMMATION and ALLERGIES
Frank Lipman, MD
More than just about detox, Dr. Lipman’s Total Renewal Program is the key
to reversing the unhealthy habits and poor functioning that we have slowly developed
and come to accept.
Learn from a leading environmental medicine expert how nutrient deficiencies and
genetic causes can contribute to environmental diseases, and how you can counter
Sourcebook: Everything You Need to Know
Allergies can range from the slightly annoying to the potentially fatal. That’s
why it’s important to have the best and latest information on how to deal
with them. This is a comprehensive guide to common cause and types of allergies.
The first book that describes the mechanism, diagnosis and treatment of chemical
sensitivity, complete with scientific references. Written for the layman and physician
Diana Schwarzbein (Intro) & Nancy Deville
The latest evolution in health and fitness, the unique, proven Schwarzbein Principle
is revolutionizing the way millions of people look at eating, losing weight, and
maintaining optimal health.
Diana Schwarzbein, Nancy Deville, & Evelyn Jacob Jaffe
Renowned physician Schwarzbein teams up with professional chef Evelyn Jacob Jaffe
to whip up 300 delicious, healing recipes, proving that eating the Schwarzbein way
doesn’t have to be difficult, boring, or fat-free. Includes easy-to-follow
directions and nutritional breakdowns.
Diana Schwarzbein (Intro), Nancy Deville (Intro), & Evelyn Jacob Jaffe
Principle Vegetarian Cookbook
This intriguing cookbook contains 371 healthful and delicious recipes including
entrees, appetizers, snacks, salads, main courses, side dishes, sauces, and desserts
adapted for the millions of readers who have adopted a vegetarian lifestyle.
paperback, revised edition — 2003
The Menopause Diet will help you regain the vitality and shape of your
youth without the need for pills or surgery. But more importantly, it can prolong
your life by preventing damage to your body from uncontrolled blood sugar that can
lead to heart disease, strokes and cancer. Written by scientist and medical researcher
Larrian Gillespie, The Menopause Diet is the first book to deal with the
number–one complaint of women entering menopause, providing scientific proof
that women must eat differently from men if they want to lose weight and keep it
off. This book will explain why women may be digging their grave with their own
teeth when they eat a high-carbohydrate, low-protein diet and how stress and lack
of sleep can make you fat. The Menopause Diet guides women in making choices
about hormone replacement therapy and nutritional support so they can be the healthiest
women ever. With over 5000 women entering menopause daily, this book is a must for
every home health library.
paperback, 2nd edition — 1999
There is currently an epidemic of digestive illness in this country, an epidemic
that can be traced to the foods we eat and the way we live. One-third to one-half
of all adults suffer from some sort of digestive problem, and faulty digestion is
directly responsible for a vast array of other ailments — everything from
bad breath, ulcers, heartburn, and constipation to colitis, diverticulitis, and
irritable bowel syndrome. Disorders that are caused indirectly by this problem include
arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and migraine headaches. In this
well-researched, comprehensive book, noted nutritionist Elizabeth Lipski helps readers
understand the complex interrelationships of the digestive process.
Dr. Susan E. Brown, PhD
Better Bones, Better Body
Better Bones, Better Body is the first text to critically rethink the nature,
causes and best prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Dr. Brown’s book
is the only study of osteoporosis that is informed by a comparative, cross-cultural
Ten years of research in the making, Better Bones, Better Body offers critical
new understanding of, and insights into, the problems of excessive bone loss and
increased bone fragility. Practical as well as scholarly, the book “rethinks”
osteoporosis arriving at new bone-building insights.
Health : The Power Food Solution for Protection and Wellness
This is a complete guide for women who want to use food to support breast health.
Written by Robin Keuneke, an authority on natural foods and food editor at Total
Health magazine, the book includes an informative interview with Dr. Susan
Love, as well as 125 recipes.
to Financial Freedom: Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying
When Suze Orman was 13 she watched her father dive into the flames of his burning
take-out chicken shack in order to rescue his cash register. In that moment Orman
learned that money was more important than life itself. And so it became her quest
to be rich. But years later, when Orman became a wealthy broker with a huge investment
firm, she was profoundly unhappy. What went wrong? She had not yet achieved financial
freedom. In her nine-step program, Orman covers the ingredients to financial success
— confronting our beliefs and fears, learning the nuts and bolts (and insiders’
secrets!) of savvy management, and finding the spiritual trust that leads to abundance.
Some of the points that Hay expresses are that developing self-worth and self-esteem
are the most powerful tools a woman can have; a modern woman has the whole world
in front of her; joy and happiness come from within; women needn’t feel incomplete
without a man; and the most important relationship we women have is the one with
Here is Suzanne Somers’ personal story of being caught unawares by perimenopause,
how she struggled to find relief through diet and nutrition, and how she ultimately
found a doctor who introduced her to an approach that made her feel fabulous —
compounded bioidentical hormones.
MENSTRUATION / FERTILITY / REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
Hammerly & Cheryl Kimball
Do When the Doctor Says It’s PCOS
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is the number–one cause of irregular periods and infertility
in women, and affects 10% of women worldwide. PCOS is a condition of overproduction
of androgens by the ovaries. In essence, the ovaries produce too much testosterone,
causing abnormal hair growth, irregular or absent menstruation/ovulation, acne,
and small benign cysts on the ovaries. If left undetected, PCOS can lead to cancer,
heart disease, and diabetes. While researchers haven’t determined the cause
of PCOS, they know it is linked to insulin resistance, which causes obesity. This
book helps women beat the insulin resistance with a low–carb diet. A great