Beyond the Pill

Beyond the Pill
Author: Jolene Brighten
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780062847119
Available:
Release: 2019-01-29
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Out of the 100 million women—almost 11 million in the United States alone—who are on the pill, roughly 60 percent take it for non-contraceptive reasons like painful periods, endometriosis, PCOS, and acne. While the birth control pill is widely prescribed as a quick-fix solution to a variety of women’s health conditions, taking it can also result in other more serious and dangerous health consequences. Did you know that women on the pill are more likely to be prescribed an antidepressant? That they are at significantly increased risk for autoimmune disease, heart attack, thyroid and adrenal disorders, and even breast and cervical cancer? That the pill can even cause vaginal dryness, unexplained hair loss, flagging libido, extreme fatigue, and chronic infection. As if women didn’t have enough to worry about, that little pill we’re taking to manage our symptoms is only making things worse. Jolene Brighten, ND, author of the groundbreaking new book BEYOND THE PILL, specializes in treating women’s hormone imbalances caused by the pill and shares her proven 30-day program designed to reverse the myriad of symptoms women experience every day—whether you choose to stay on the pill or not. The first book of its kind to target the birth control pill and the scientifically-proven symptoms associated with taking it, BEYOND THE PILL is an actionable plan for taking control, and will help readers: • Locate the root cause of their hormonal issues, like estrogen dominance, low testosterone, and low progesterone • Discover a pain-free, manageable period free of cramps, acne, stress, or PMS without the harmful side effects that come with the pill • Detox the liver, support the adrenals and thyroid, heal the gut, reverse metabolic mayhem, boost fertility, and enhance mood • Transition into a nutrition and supplement program, with more than 30 hormone-balancing recipes Featuring simple diet and lifestyle interventions, BEYOND THE PILL is the first step to reversing the risky side effects of the pill, finally finding hormonal health, and getting your badass self back.

Ditch the Pill

Ditch the Pill
Author: Jolene Brighten
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0062847090
Available:
Release: 2020-01-20
Editor: HarperOne
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A natural, effective program for restoring hormone balance, normalizing your period, and reversing the harmful side effects of 'The Pill'--for the millions of women who take it for acne, PMS, menstrual cramps, PCOS, Endometriosis, and many more reasons other than contraception"--

Beyond the Pill

Beyond the Pill
Author: Jolene Brighten
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0062847058
Available:
Release: 2019-01-29
Editor: HarperOne
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Out of the 100 million women—almost 11 million in the United States alone—who are on the pill, roughly 60 percent take it for non-contraceptive reasons like painful periods, endometriosis, PCOS, and acne. While the birth control pill is widely prescribed as a quick-fix solution to a variety of women’s health conditions, taking it can also result in other more serious and dangerous health consequences. Did you know that women on the pill are more likely to be prescribed an antidepressant? That they are at significantly increased risk for autoimmune disease, heart attack, thyroid and adrenal disorders, and even breast and cervical cancer? That the pill can even cause vaginal dryness, unexplained hair loss, flagging libido, extreme fatigue, and chronic infection. As if women didn’t have enough to worry about, that little pill we’re taking to manage our symptoms is only making things worse. Jolene Brighten, ND, author of the groundbreaking new book BEYOND THE PILL, specializes in treating women’s hormone imbalances caused by the pill and shares her proven 30-day program designed to reverse the myriad of symptoms women experience every day—whether you choose to stay on the pill or not. The first book of its kind to target the birth control pill and the scientifically-proven symptoms associated with taking it, BEYOND THE PILL is an actionable plan for taking control, and will help readers: • Locate the root cause of their hormonal issues, like estrogen dominance, low testosterone, and low progesterone • Discover a pain-free, manageable period free of cramps, acne, stress, or PMS without the harmful side effects that come with the pill • Detox the liver, support the adrenals and thyroid, heal the gut, reverse metabolic mayhem, boost fertility, and enhance mood • Transition into a nutrition and supplement program, with more than 30 hormone-balancing recipes Featuring simple diet and lifestyle interventions, BEYOND THE PILL is the first step to reversing the risky side effects of the pill, finally finding hormonal health, and getting your badass self back.

Sweetening the Pill

Sweetening the Pill
Author: Holy Grigg-Spall
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781780996080
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Release: 2013-10-07
Editor: John Hunt Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Millions of healthy women take a powerful medication every day from their mid-teens to menopause - the Pill - but few know how this drug works or the potential side effects. Contrary to cultural myth, the birth-control pill impacts on every organ and function of the body, and yet most women do not even think of it as a drug. Depression, anxiety, paranoia, rage, panic attacks - just a few of the effects of the Pill on half of the over 80% of women who pop these tablets during their lifetimes. When the Pill was released, it was thought that women would not submit to taking a medication each day when they were not sick. Now the Pill is making women sick. However, there are a growing number of women looking for non-hormonal alternatives for preventing pregnancy. In a bid to spark the backlash against hormonal contraceptives, this book asks: Why can't we criticize the Pill?

This Is Your Brain on Birth Control

This Is Your Brain on Birth Control
Author: Sarah Hill
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780525536048
Available:
Release: 2019-10-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An eye-opening book that reveals crucial information every woman taking hormonal birth control should know This groundbreaking book sheds light on how hormonal birth control affects women--and the world around them--in ways we are just now beginning to understand. By allowing women to control their fertility, the birth control pill has revolutionized women's lives. Women are going to college, graduating, and entering the workforce in greater numbers than ever before, and there's good reason to believe that the birth control pill has a lot to do with this. But there's a lot more to the pill than meets the eye. Although women go on the pill for a small handful of targeted effects (pregnancy prevention and clearer skin, yay!), sex hormones can't work that way. Sex hormones impact the activities of billions of cells in the body at once, many of which are in the brain. There, they play a role in influencing attraction, sexual motivation, stress, hunger, eating patterns, emotion regulation, friendships, aggression, mood, learning, and more. This means that being on the birth control pill makes women a different version of themselves than when they are off of it. And this is a big deal. For instance, women on the pill have a dampened cortisol spike in response to stress. While this might sound great (no stress!), it can have negative implications for learning, memory, and mood. Additionally, because the pill influences who women are attracted to, being on the pill may inadvertently influence who women choose as partners, which can have important implications for their relationships once they go off it. Sometimes these changes are for the better . . . but other times, they're for the worse. By changing what women's brains do, the pill also has the ability to have cascading effects on everything and everyone that a woman encounters. This means that the reach of the pill extends far beyond women's own bodies, having a major impact on society and the world. This paradigm-shattering book provides an even-handed, science-based understanding of who women are, both on and off the pill. It will change the way that women think about their hormones and how they view themselves. It also serves as a rallying cry for women to demand more information from science about how their bodies and brains work and to advocate for better research. This book will help women make more informed decisions about their health, whether they're on the pill or off of it.

The Birth of the Pill How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution

The Birth of the Pill  How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution
Author: Jonathan Eig
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780393245943
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Release: 2014-10-13
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Chicago Tribune "Best Books of 2014" • A Slate "Best Books 2014: Staff Picks" • A St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Best Books of 2014" The fascinating story of one of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century. We know it simply as "the pill," yet its genesis was anything but simple. Jonathan Eig's masterful narrative revolves around four principal characters: the fiery feminist Margaret Sanger, who was a champion of birth control in her campaign for the rights of women but neglected her own children in pursuit of free love; the beautiful Katharine McCormick, who owed her fortune to her wealthy husband, the son of the founder of International Harvester and a schizophrenic; the visionary scientist Gregory Pincus, who was dismissed by Harvard in the 1930s as a result of his experimentation with in vitro fertilization but who, after he was approached by Sanger and McCormick, grew obsessed with the idea of inventing a drug that could stop ovulation; and the telegenic John Rock, a Catholic doctor from Boston who battled his own church to become an enormously effective advocate in the effort to win public approval for the drug that would be marketed by Searle as Enovid. Spanning the years from Sanger’s heady Greenwich Village days in the early twentieth century to trial tests in Puerto Rico in the 1950s to the cusp of the sexual revolution in the 1960s, this is a grand story of radical feminist politics, scientific ingenuity, establishment opposition, and, ultimately, a sea change in social attitudes. Brilliantly researched and briskly written, The Birth of the Pill is gripping social, cultural, and scientific history.

America and the Pill

America and the Pill
Author: Elaine Tyler May
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781458758279
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Release: 2010-09
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1960, the FDA approved the contraceptive commonly known as ''the pill.'' Advocates, developers, and manufacturers believed that the convenient new drug would put an end to unwanted pregnancy, ensure happy marriages, and even eradicate poverty. But as renowned historian Elaine Tyler May reveals in America and the Pill, it was women who embraced it and created change. They used the pill to challenge the authority of doctors, pharmaceutical companies, and lawmakers. They demonstrated that the pill was about much more than family planning - it offered women control over their bodies and their lives. From little-known accounts of the early years to personal testimonies from young women today, May illuminates what the pill did and did not achieve during its half century on the market.

The Pill

The Pill
Author: Jane Bennett,Alexandra Pope
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9781741761047
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Release: 2008-05-01
Editor: Allen & Unwin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

While a birth control pill is taken by most women at some stage in their lives, few realize that it is not without side effects. Clear links have been made between oral contraceptives and such symptoms as depression, nausea, headaches, and a loss of libido. Other women also experience difficulties conceiving and raising fully healthy children after coming off the drug. Accessible and informed, this insightful guide examines how the pill works, its advantages and dangers, and the best ways to remain healthy during and after use. Alternative contraceptives a.

Trading Beyond the Matrix

Trading Beyond the Matrix
Author: Van K. Tharp
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781118542026
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Release: 2013-02-19
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How to transform your trading results by transformingyourself In the unique arena of professional trading coaches andconsultants, Van K. Tharp is an internationally recognized expertat helping others become the best traders they can be. InTrading Beyond the Matrix: The Red Pill for Traders andInvestors, Tharp leads readers to dramatically improve theirtrading results and financial life by looking within. He takes thereader by the hand through the steps of self-transformation, fromincorporating "Tharp Think"—ideas drawn from his modelingwork with great traders—making changes in yourself so thatyou can adopt the beliefs and attitudes necessary to win when youstop making mistakes and avoid methods that don't work. You'llchange your level of consciousness so that you can avoiding tradingout of fear and greed and move toward higher levels such asacceptance or joy. A leading trader offers unique learning strategies for turningyourself into a great trader Goes beyond trading systems to help readers develop moreeffective trading psychology Trains the reader to overcome self-sabotage that obstructstrading success Presented through real transformations made by othertraders Advocating an unconventional approach to evaluating tradingsystems and beliefs, trading expert Van K. Tharp has produced apowerful manual every trader can use to make the best trades andoptimize their success.

The Pill Book

The Pill Book
Author: Gilbert I. Simon,Harold M. Silverman,Lawrence D. Chilnick,Benn Mitchell
Pages: 980
ISBN: 0553346784
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Release: 1990-01-01
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Revised for its tenth edition, "The Pill Book" remains the bestselling and and most trusted consumer reference to the most-prescribed drugs in the United States. 32-page color insert. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The Miracle Pill

The Miracle Pill
Author: Peter Walker
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781471192548
Available:
Release: 2021-01-21
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

We are bombarded with images of fitness and sport, everything from the sculpted torsos of reality TV shows to stories about cycle races and ultra-marathons. But at the same time, four in ten British adults, and 80% of children, are so sedentary they don’t meet even the minimum recommended levels for movement. What’s going on? The answer is simple: activity became exercise. What for centuries was universal and everyday has become the fetishised pursuit of a minority, whether the superhuman feats of elite athletes, or a chore slotted into busy schedules. Yes, most people know physical activity is good for us. And yet 1.5 billion people around the world are so inactive they are at greater risk of everything from heart disease to diabetes, cancer, arthritis and depression, even dementia. Sedentary living now kills more people than obesity, despite receiving much less attention, and is causing a pandemic of chronic ill health many experts predict could soon bankrupt the NHS. Scientists call activity 'The Miracle Pill' - if you could turn incidental daily movement into a drug, it would be the most valuable pill in the world. How did we get here? Daily, constant exertion was an integral part of humanity for millennia, but in just a few decades movement was virtually designed out of people’s lives through transformed workplaces, the dominance of the car, and a built environment which encourages people to be static. In a world now also infiltrated by ubiquitous screens, app-summoned taxis and shopping delivered to your door, it can be shocking to realise exactly how sedentary many of us are. A recent study found almost half of middle-aged English people don’t walk continuously for ten minutes or more in an average month. At current trends, scientists forecast, the average US adult will expend little more energy in an average week than someone who spent all their time in bed. This book is a chronicle of this very modern and largely unexplored catastrophe, and the story of the people trying to turn it around. But it also offers readers an empowering individual template for change – as well as, for some, a wake-up call that their lifestyle might not be quite as healthy as they believe.

Marijuana As Medicine

Marijuana As Medicine
Author: Institute of Medicine,Janet Joy,Alison Mack
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780309065313
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Release: 2000-12-30
Editor: National Academies Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Some people suffer from chronic, debilitating disorders for which no conventional treatment brings relief. Can marijuana ease their symptoms? Would it be breaking the law to turn to marijuana as a medication? There are few sources of objective, scientifically sound advice for people in this situation. Most books about marijuana and medicine attempt to promote the views of advocates or opponents. To fill the gap between these extremes, authors Alison Mack and Janet Joy have extracted critical findings from a recent Institute of Medicine study on this important issue, interpreting them for a general audience. Marijuana As Medicine? provides patients--as well as the people who care for them--with a foundation for making decisions about their own health care. This empowering volume examines several key points, including: Whether marijuana can relieve a variety of symptoms, including pain, muscle spasticity, nausea, and appetite loss. The dangers of smoking marijuana, as well as the effects of its active chemical components on the immune system and on psychological health. The potential use of marijuana-based medications on symptoms of AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and several other specific disorders, in comparison with existing treatments. Marijuana As Medicine? introduces readers to the active compounds in marijuana. These include the principal ingredient in Marinol, a legal medication. The authors also discuss the prospects for developing other drugs derived from marijuana's active ingredients. In addition to providing an up-to-date review of the science behind the medical marijuana debate, Mack and Joy also answer common questions about the legal status of marijuana, explaining the conflict between state and federal law regarding its medical use. Intended primarily as an aid to patients and caregivers, this book objectively presents critical information so that it can be used to make responsible health care decisions. Marijuana As Medicine? will also be a valuable resource for policymakers, health care providers, patient counselors, medical faculty and students--in short, anyone who wants to learn more about this important issue.

The Doctor s Case Against the Pill

The Doctor s Case Against the Pill
Author: Barbara Seaman
Pages: 258
ISBN: 0897931815
Available:
Release: 1995
Editor: Hunter House Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A reassessment of a thought-provoking work raises questions about the safety and reliability of birth control pills in the light of such modern technologies as hormone replacement therapy and Norplant implants. Reprint. Tour. IP.

Sexual Chemistry

Sexual Chemistry
Author: Lara Marks
Pages: 372
ISBN: 9780300167917
Available:
Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

BIRTH CONTROL, CONTRACEPTION, FAMILY PLANNING. Heralded as the catalyst of the sexual revolution and the solution to global overpopulation, the contraceptive pill was one of the twentieth century's most important inventions. It has not only transformed the lives of millions of women but has also pushed the limits of drug monitoring and regulation across the world. This deeply-researched new history of the oral contraceptive shows how its development and use have raised crucial questions about the relationship between science, medicine, technology, and society. Lara Marks explores the reasons why the pill took so long to be developed and explains why it did not prove to be the social panacea envisioned by its inventors. Unacceptable to the Catholic Church, rejected by countries such as India and Japan, too expensive for women in poor countries, it has, more recently, been linked to cardiovascular problems.

In the Name of the Pill

In the Name of the Pill
Author: Mike Gaskins
Pages: 329
ISBN: 173379350X
Available:
Release: 2019-04-12
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From breast cancer and blood clots to depression and debilitating autoimmune disease, the health of millions of women has been sacrificed to chronic and deadly diseases In the Name of The Pill. This book highlights many of those ailments and examines the role hormonal birth control plays in each. Chapters devoted to individual diseases and conditions include lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn's disease, infertility, migraines, blood clots, diabetes, hair loss, thyroid and gallbladder disease. Yet, with significantly increased risk for all these conditions, the drug industry still tells us the benefits outweigh the risks. To understand the disconnect, In the Name of The Pill explores the history, economics, and politics that gave us birth control before it was proven safe, and exposes the powerful forces working to keep us in the dark.

8 Steps to Reverse Your PCOS

8 Steps to Reverse Your PCOS
Author: Fiona McCulloch
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781626343023
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Release: 2016-09-20
Editor: Greenleaf Book Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Unique 8-Step System to Reverse Your PCOS Author and naturopathic doctor Fiona McCulloch dives deep into the science underlying the mysteries of PCOS, offering the newest research and discoveries on the disorder and a detailed array of treatment options. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal condition in women. It afflicts ten to fifteen percent of women worldwide, causing various symptoms, including hair loss, acne, hirsutism, irregular menstrual cycles, weight gain, and infertility. 8 Steps to Reverse your PCOS gives you the knowledge to take charge of your health. Dr. McCulloch introduces the key health factors that must be addressed to reverse PCOS. Through quizzes, symptom checklists, and lab tests, she'll guide you in identifying which of the factors are present and what you can do to treat them. You'll have a clear path to health with the help of this unique, step-by-step natural medicine system to heal your PCOS. Having worked with thousands of people seeking better health over the past fifteen years of her practice, Dr. McCulloch is committed to health education and advocacy, enabling her patients with the most current information on health topics and natural therapies with a warm, empathetic approach.

The Fifth Vital Sign Master Your Cycles Optimize Your Fertility

The Fifth Vital Sign  Master Your Cycles   Optimize Your Fertility
Author: Lisa Hendrickson-Jack
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9781999428013
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Release: 2019-01-21
Editor: Fertility Friday Publishing Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

MENSTRUATION ISN'T JUST ABOUT HAVING BABIES Your menstrual cycle is a vital sign, just like your pulse, temperature, respiration rate, and blood pressure. And it provides you with essential information about your health.The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles and Optimize Your Fertility brings together over 1,000 meticulously researched scientific references in a textbook-quality guide to understanding your menstrual cycle. In this book you’ll learn: –What a normal cycle looks like; –The best way to chart your cycle and increase your fertility awareness; –How best to manage critical aspects of your health, including better sleep, exercise and a healthier diet; –Natural methods for managing period pain and PMS; –How to successfully avoid pregnancy without the pill; and –How to plan ahead if you do want to get pregnant. The Fifth Vital Sign aims to better connect women with their menstrual cycles, to break the myth that ovulation is only important when you're ready to have a baby. READ THE FIFTH VITAL SIGN TO BETTER UNDERSTAND YOUR HEALTH AND FERTILITY Whether children are a part of your future plans or not, your health matters. Start learning more now, and take control of your health. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Lisa Hendrickson-Jack is a certified Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner. She teaches women to chart their menstrual cycles for natural birth control, conception, and overall health monitoring. In her work, Lisa draws heavily from the current scientific literature and presents an evidence-based approach to fertility awareness and menstrual cycle optimization.

Red Pill

Red Pill
Author: Hari Kunzru
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780451493729
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Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES'S 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2020 ONE OF NPR's BEST BOOKS OF 2020 ONE OF THE A.V. CLUB'S 15 FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2020 From the widely acclaimed author of White Tears, a bold new novel about searching for order in a world that frames madness as truth. After receiving a prestigious writing fellowship in Germany, the narrator of Red Pill arrives in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee and struggles to accomplish anything at all. Instead of working on the book he has proposed to write, he takes long walks and binge-watches Blue Lives--a violent cop show that becomes weirdly compelling in its bleak, Darwinian view of life--and soon begins to wonder if his writing has any value at all. Wannsee is a place full of ghosts: Across the lake, the narrator can see the villa where the Nazis planned the Final Solution, and in his walks he passes the grave of the Romantic writer Heinrich von Kleist, who killed himself after deciding that "no happiness was possible here on earth." When some friends drag him to a party where he meets Anton, the creator of Blue Lives, the narrator begins to believe that the two of them are involved in a cosmic battle, and that Anton is "red-pilling" his viewers--turning them toward an ugly, alt-rightish worldview--ultimately forcing the narrator to wonder if he is losing his mind.

Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth

Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth
Author: Jolene Brighten
Pages: 236
ISBN: 0996817204
Available:
Release: 2016-01-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

You've been preparing for this moment over the last 9 months. You've meticulously poured over decisions to make your baby's transition into this world just right. But how much thought and planning have gone into your transition into motherhood? In this comprehensive and warmhearted guide, Dr. Jolene Brighten, a Naturopathic Doctor and mother, shares her tips, natural techniques, and over 30 herbal and nutritional recipes to support healing and the transition into motherhood. Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth provides answers and solutions to common postpartum conditions, including: - Breastfeeding support and natural solutions to enhance milk supply - Herbal preparations to heal vaginal tissues, cracked nipples and more - Natural approaches to elevating mood and easing anxiety - Autoimmune thyroid, urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, digestive support and many other conditions that can arise from childbirth

Coconuts and Kettlebells

Coconuts and Kettlebells
Author: Noelle Tarr,Stefani Ruper
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780062690302
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Release: 2018-08-07
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Created by the expert hosts of the popular Well-Fed Women Podcast, a step-by-step food and fitness plan for women, that teaches them how to improve their health by changing the quality—not the quantity—of the food they eat. To eat your way to better health, you don’t need to limit your calorie intake, or cut out carbs or fat. You don’t need to count "points." Better health doesn’t come from limits. It comes from focusing on the quality of food that you eat—not the quantity. Instead of limiting your food intake you should be enriching it, argue Noelle Tarr and Stefani Ruper. The popular hosts of the Well-Fed Women Podcast want you to focus on the good things you eat. They want to make sure you get enough food so that your body has the fuel and nourishment it needs to support a healthy, long, and energetic life. Noelle and Stefani know about eating for health firsthand. They, too, struggled with confusing and frustrating medical conditions, including infertility, digestive issues, acne, polycystic ovarian syndrome, hypothyroidism, and anemia. They discovered that the secret to improving wellness was actually more food: they ditched the diet books, calorie counters, and scales, and started eating their way to health. In Coconuts and Kettlebells, you’ll eat at least 2,000 calories a day thanks to a delicious selection of dishes that are all gluten-free, grain-free, and paleo. Within those 2,000 calories, setting a minimum intakes of protein, fat, and carbohydrates instead of the usual maximums will ensure that your diet is full of nutrients, while also providing flexibility to enjoy what you’re eating. Noelle and Stefani identify the Big Four foods—grains, dairy, vegetable oils, and refined sugar—that cause the most health problems among women. While many diets require you to eliminate these foods entirely, Coconuts and Kettlebells provides an easy-to-follow step-by-step program to test these foods and determine which you need to cut back on—and which you don’t—to feel better. To help you discover how your body responds to the Big Four, you’ll choose from two simple 4-week meal plans: one for the Butter Lover (people who tend to feel more satisfied eating higher ratios of fats) and one for the Bread Lover (people who tend to feel more satisfied eating higher ratios of carbs). Each meal plan comes with a weekly shopping list, a guide to kitchen tools and equipment, and instructions on how to batch cook, meal prep, and stock the pantry. In addition, you’ll have access to over 75 gluten-free and paleo-friendly flavor-packed recipes (free of the Big Four foods) for every meal of the day, including: Coconut Chai Latte Kale and Bacon Breakfast Skillet Apple Pie Smoothie Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp Moroccan Lamb Meatballs Shrimp and Cabbage Stir Fry Parsnip and Carrot Fries Mango Jalapeno Salsa Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites Lemon Raspberry Mini Cheesecakes To go along with the meal plans, Noelle and Stefani also provide three 4-week fitness plans tailored to three experience levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. All of the workouts can be done anywhere—at your home or on the road—and take no more than thirty minutes. A comprehensive whole body program to get and keep you healthy inside and out, Coconuts and Kettlebells provides the knowledge and tools you need to heal in a way that is effortless, rewarding, confidence-boosting, and everlasting. Coconuts and Kettlebells is illustrated with color photos throughout.