“Rethinking Women’s Health: A Guide To Wellness” is the first book to provide practical and integrative health solutions even as addressing exactly what women can do to shift their culture from one that treats disease to one that cultivates wellness for women at every stage of life. Women are beginning to remember the fact that they will have to find and share their own solutions to health epidemics in order to achieve wellness, quite than relying on an over-industrialized health care system. These stories hold the power to heal women.
The OB/GYN is the primary doctor for females right through their lives, yet women don’t seem to be getting answers to serious health concerns at doctors’ appointments. They are swarming blogs, chat rooms, and Facebook give a boost to groups searching for alternative answers to health challenges and encouragement from an empathetic community as they move through the stages of womanhood. Women are taking the responsibility for health back into their own hands. As integrative health hero, Dr. Terry Wahls, says in the Preface, “People are interested in wellness because the epidemic of poor health has not been stopped by increasing medications or medical interventions.”
The groundswell of discovering diet and lifestyle health solutions is evident in everything from the popularity of Dr. Oz to the latest best sellers: Grain Brain, The Blood Sugar Solution, The Power of Now. The purpose of this book is to provide current, integrative resources for women dealing with female health puzzles and to concurrently reshape the way our culture handles female health for the next generation. The book is divided into three sections based on female archetypes: The Maiden, The Mother, and The Wise Elder. Each section addresses female health challenges present in specific phases of a woman’s life within the cultural context that helps create them. In an authentic and relatable voice, every chapter provides difficult-to-find but effective health solutions and resources for female challenges, even as presenting cultural changes that could support how women approach their health overall.
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