Beyond the Pill

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

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.

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.

Sweetening the Pill

Sweetening the Pill
Author: Holy Grigg-Spall
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781780996080
Available:
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?

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.

THINKING Outside the Pill Box

THINKING Outside the Pill Box
Author: Ty Vincent, MD
Pages: 844
ISBN: 9781477255131
Available:
Release: 2012-08-17
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mainstream medicine in America focuses on symptoms rather than causes of chronic illness and poor health. Medical education is influenced to a great extent by pharmaceutical companies and focuses our attention dangerously onto drug therapies. Conventional medicine practice has been failing miserably to control or treat the chronic disease entities afflicting our population in the modern era. Integrative medicine concepts and practice offer people much safer and often more effective options for achieving and maintaining health, as well as combating most forms of chronic disease. The keys include understanding what it really takes to promote human health in a broad sense and what the underlying causes of chronic disease truly are. Thinking Outside the Pill Box contains an explanation of how our medical system came to be so defective and ineffectual, a thorough look at the important factors influencing human health, and an in-depth discussion of many common underlying causes of chronic illness in the modern world. It is designed as a self-help book for both the reader and their future generations.

Adam and Eve After the Pill

Adam and Eve After the Pill
Author: Mary Eberstadt
Pages: 175
ISBN: 9781681490311
Available:
Release: 2012-02-02
Editor: Ignatius Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Secular and religious thinkers agree: the sexual revolution is one of the most important milestones in human history. Perhaps nothing has changed life for so many, so fast, as the severing of sex and procreation. But what has been the result? This ground-breaking book by noted essayist and author Mary Eberstadt contends that sexual freedom has paradoxically produced widespread discontent. Drawing on sociologists Pitirim Sorokin, Carle Zimmerman, and others; philosopher G.E.M. Anscombe and novelist Tom Wolfe; and a host of feminists, food writers, musicians, and other voices from across today's popular culture, Eberstadt makes her contrarian case with an impressive array of evidence. Her chapters range across academic disciplines and include supporting evidence from contemporary literature and music, women's studies, college memoirs, dietary guides, advertisements, television shows, and films. Adam and Eve after the Pill examines as no book has before the seismic social changes caused by the sexual revolution. In examining human behavior in the post-liberation world, Eberstadt provocatively asks: Is food the new sex? Is pornography the new tobacco? Adam and Eve after the Pill will change the way readers view the paradoxical impact of the sexual revolution on ideas, morals, and humanity itself.

Period Repair Manual

Period Repair Manual
Author: Lara Briden
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 2017-09-14
Editor: Lara Briden
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Period Repair Manual is your guide to better periods using natural treatments such as diet, nutritional supplements, herbal medicine, and natural hormones. It contains advice and tips for women of every age and situation. If you have a period (or want a period), then this book is for you. Topics include: * How to come off hormonal birth control * What your period should be like* What can go wrong * How to talk to your doctor * Treatment protocols for all common period problems, including PCOS and endometriosis The second edition contains insights from Professor Jerilynn Prior, more than 300 new references, and an additional chapter on perimenopause and menopause. Written by a naturopathic doctor with more than twenty years experience, this book is a compilation of everything that works for hormonal health.

The Pill

The Pill
Author: Jane Bennett,Alexandra Pope
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9781741761047
Available:
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.

Marijuana As Medicine

Marijuana As Medicine
Author: Institute of Medicine,Janet Joy,Alison Mack
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780309065313
Available:
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 Giver

The Giver
Author: Lois Lowry
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780544340688
Available:
Release: 2014-07-01
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Living in a "perfect" world without social ills, a boy approaches the time when he will receive a life assignment from the Elders, but his selection leads him to a mysterious man known as the Giver, who reveals the dark secrets behind the utopian facade.

Trading Beyond the Matrix

Trading Beyond the Matrix
Author: Van K. Tharp
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781118542026
Available:
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 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
Available:
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.

In the Name of the Pill

In the Name of the Pill
Author: Mike Gaskins
Pages: 329
ISBN: 173379350X
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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.

Coming Off the Pill the Patch the Shot and Other Hormonal Contraceptives

Coming Off the Pill  the Patch  the Shot and Other Hormonal Contraceptives
Author: Geraldine Matus, Ph.d.,Phd Geraldine Matus Hrhpe,Ba Hrhp LaLonde Ht, CPM Megan,Megan Lalonde
Pages: 112
ISBN: 1470126621
Available:
Release: 2014-11-28
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Healthy menstrual cycles are the 5th vital sign of a woman's health. If a woman's menstrual cycle is not healthy she is not healthy. Her health depends on regular ovulation and true menstruation. Stopping the use of hormonal contraceptives and making the necessary changes to return to regular ovulation and healthy menstrual cycling, is one of the most important things a woman can do for her health, short term and long term. This concise, clinical-based guide teaches women and their care providers how to restore menstrual cycle health (fertility) and endocrine balance after stopping the use of hormonal contraceptives. Included are holistic and nutritional suggestions to support menstrual cycle health, including non-pharmaceutical approaches to managing difficult periods and restoring nutritional status. Included are narratives of various women's experiences women when they stop using hormonal contraceptives. This is a companion book to "Justisse Method Fertility Awareness and Body Literacy: A User's Guide" Why A Book About Coming Off the Pill? WE SEE WOMEN every day in our clinic that experience reproductive and other health problems while on and after discontinuing the birth control pill or other forms of hormonal contraception. They report nd- ing few, if any, resources to help them deal with the physiological upheaval these drugs create in their bodies. Many women also report using hormonal contraception to deal with very dif cult periods or other hormonal disorders. They report nding little support on or information for using non-hormonal forms of birth control or ways to deal with hormonal disorders without the use of drugs. The intention of this book is to share with women some of those hard to nd bits of information; information that we use in our clinical practices every day.

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

The Antianxiety Food Solution

The Antianxiety Food Solution
Author: Trudy Scott
Pages: 216
ISBN: 1608824411
Available:
Release: 2011-06-02
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It’s remarkable how much the foods we eat can impact our brain chemistry and emotions. What and when we eat can make the difference between feeling anxious and staying calm and in control. But most of us don’t realize how much our diets influence our moods, thoughts, and feelings until we make a change. InThe Antianxiety Food Solution, you’ll find four unique antianxiety diets designed to help you address nutritional deficiencies that may be at the root of your anxiety and enjoy the many foods that foster increased emotional balance. This helpful guide allows you to choose the best plan for you and incorporates effective anxiety-busting foods and nutrients. You’ll soon be on the path to freeing yourself from anxiety—and enjoying an improved overall mood, better sleep, fewer cravings, and optimal health—the natural way! The book also includes an easy-to-use index. In The Antianxiety Food Solution, you’ll discover: How to assess your diet for anxiety-causing and anxiety-calming foods and nutrients Foods and nutrients that balance your brain chemistry Which anxiety-triggering foods and drinks you may need to avoid Easy lifestyle changes that reduce anxiety and increase happiness

Womancode

Womancode
Author: Alisa Vitti
Pages: 319
ISBN: 9781781802007
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Hay House, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Alisa Vitti found herself suffering through the symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and was able to heal herself through food and lifestyle changes. Relieved and reborn, she made it her mission to empower other women to be able to do the same. As she says, 'Hormones affect everything. Have you ever struggled with acne, oily hair, dandruff, dry skin, cramps, headaches, irritability, exhaustion, constipation, irregular cycles, heavy bleeding, clotting, shedding hair, weight gain, anxiety, insomnia, infertility, lowered sex drive, or bizarre food cravings and felt like your body was just irrational?' With this breadth of symptoms, improving hormonal health is a goal for women at every stage of their lives Alisa Vitti says that medication and anti-depressants aren't the only solutions. The thousands of women she has treated in her Manhattan clinic know the power of her process that focuses on uncovering your unique biological make up. Groundbreaking and informative, WomanCode educates women about hormone health in a way that's relevant and easy to understand. Bestselling author and women's health expert Christiane Northrup, who has called WomanCode the 'Our Bodies, Ourselves of this generation', provides an insightful foreword.

The Pill Book Guide to Medication for Your Dog and Cat

The Pill Book Guide to Medication for Your Dog and Cat
Author: Kate A. W. Roby,Lenny Southam
Pages: 576
ISBN: 0553386093
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Bantam Dell Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An easy-to-follow guide written to help pet owners understand and take control of their animal's health features profiles of more than two hundred drugs and their side effects, the latest in alternative medicine, a directory of pet organizations, and much more. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.