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Taking Charge of Your Fertility : The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control and Pregnancy Achievement
by Toni Weschler

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Harperperennial Library
Paperback - 400 pages
(July 1995)
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This comprehensive book explains in lucid, assured terms how to practice the fertility awareness method (FAM), a natural, scientifically proven but little-known form of birth control (which is not to be confused with the woefully ineffective "rhythm" method). Author Toni Weschler has been... Read more

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Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom : Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing
by Christiane Northrup

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Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (Trd Pap)
Paperback - 906 pages
2nd Revised edition (March 1998)
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Quite possibly every female over the age of 12 will find this huge book enlightening, pain saving, and perhaps even lifesaving. Think of it as a much more empowering and holistic Our Bodies, Ourselves. Northrup is a gynecologist who acknowledges the power of natural therapies and herbs, but also... Read more

 

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Fight Fat After Forty : The Revolutionary Three-Pronged Approach That Will Break Your Stress-Fat Cycle and Make You Healthy, Fit, and Trim for Life
by Pamela, MD Peeke

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Hardcover - 300 pages
(April 24, 2000)
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If you're a woman over 40, you are undergoing physical and emotional changes, declining metabolism, fat deposits at your waistline, decreased energy, mood swings, food cravings--do we need to continue this list? Now pile on chronic, long-term stress (which the author terms toxic stress), which hits... Read more

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What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause : The Breakthrough Book on Natural Progesterone
by John R., MD Lee, Virginia Hopkins

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Warner Books
Paperback - 372 pages
(May 1996)
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Women considering hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause symptoms and health benefits should read this controversial, provocative book first. "Advertising and research dollars are spent trying to convince women that estrogen will cure everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's,"... Read more

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What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause : Balance Your Hormones and Your Life from Thirty to Fifty
by John R. Lee, et al

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Paperback - 395 pages
(January 1999)
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Are you a woman between 35 and 50 experiencing PMS, migraine headaches, sudden weight gain, fatigue, irritability, tender or lumpy breasts, memory loss, fibroids, or cold hands and feet? If so, you may be experiencing symptoms of premenopause. Even if you're a decade or more away from menopause,... Read more

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Strong Women, Strong Bones : Everything You Need to Know to Prevent, Treat, and Beat Osteoporosis
by Miriam Nelson(Contributor), et al

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Hardcover - 318 pages
(April 3, 2000)
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The Strong Women have done it again. First Strong Women Stay Young broke new ground by showing women how strength training--exercising with weights or against resistance--can delay the signs of aging. Then Strong Women Stay Slim showed women how strength training could keep the pounds off. Now ... Read more

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Woman : An Intimate Geography
by Natalie Angier

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Paperback - 438 pages
1 Anchor edition (February 15, 2000)
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Despite scientific evidence to the contrary, as far as the health care profession is concerned the standard operating design of the human body is male. So when a book comes along as beautifully written and endlessly informative as Natalie Angier's Woman: An Intimate Geography, it's a cause for major... Read more

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The Living Beauty Detox Program : The Revolutionary Diet for Each and Every Season of a Woman's Life
by Ann Louise Gittleman, Ann Castro

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Hardcover - 288 pages
1 Ed edition (January 2000)
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"Protecting our beauty begins in our youth and continues throughout every age and stage of life," says Anne Louise Gittleman, author of Beyond Pritikin, Super Nutrition for Menopause, and several other books. The answer, however, isn't anything you can buy at the cosmetics counter. "The right... Read more

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Strong Women Stay Young, Revised Edition
by Miriam E. Nelson, et al

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Paperback - 288 pages
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The sad truth of all exercise programs is that you have to follow them to get results. This one is no different, but its well-designed, progressive strength-training promises the fountain of youth in two 40-minute sessions a week. An extravagant claim? Yes. But many women, especially those between... Read more

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The Pregnancy Book : A Month-By-Month Guide
by William Sears, et al

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Paperback - 430 pages
(June 1997)
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The Pregnancy Book is an excellent all-in-one guide to pregnancy from William and Martha Sears, creators of the concept of "attachment parenting." Each of the book's chapters represents a month, and deals with physical and emotional changes, describes the growth of the fetus, and discusses... Read more

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Strong Women Stay Slim
by Miriam E. Nelson, et al

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Paperback - 317 pages
(June 1, 1999)
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From the bestselling author of Strong Women Stay Young comes a metabolism-boosting plan that's completely hype-free. The basis of this book is simple: because muscle is metabolically active and fat is not, when you increase your muscle mass, you're able to burn more calories, even when at rest. The... Read more

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Running and Walking for Women over 40 : The Road to Sanity and Vanity
by Kathrine Switzer

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Paperback - 208 pages
1 stmartin edition (May 1998)
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In 1967, Switzer became the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon. Now at age 50, she is paving the way again with the first running and walking program designed for the specific needs of the mature female. 40 photos. Charts. Line drawings. Read more

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The Complete Book of Running for Women : Everything You Need to Know About Training, Nutrition, Injury Prevention, Motivation, Racing and Much, Much M
by Claire Kowalchik(Introduction)

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Paperback - 432 pages
(March 1999)
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Total Health Makeover
by Marilu Henner, Laura Morton(Contributor)

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Mass Market Paperback - 433 pages
(October 1999)
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Marilu Henner, known as Elaine on TV's Taxi and star of the musical Chicago, was once very overweight, with sallow skin and a weak immune system. She waffled between starving herself and gorging herself. Since cutting dairy products and caffeine out of her diet, adopting a food-combining plan, and... Read more

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The Good Vibrations Guide : The G-Spot
by Cathy Winks

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Down There Pr
Paperback - 72 pages
(July 1998)
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I was for a long time curious about finding out more about this fascinating part of women's bodies. The book is great in giving you lots of information about it, as well as how to better use your skills to give your girl more pleasure. It gives great descriptions about what some women may or may not... Read more

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Diabetes For Dummies
by Alan L. Rubin M.D.

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Paperback - 408 pages
(September 1999)
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"The Greeks and Romans knew about diabetes. Fortunately, the way they tested for the condition--by tasting the urine--has gone by the wayside." Diabetes for Dummies has the friendly, quirky style you expect from all the For Dummies books, but this is no skim-the-surface Diabetes 101. Rubin has... Read more

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Outsmarting the Midlife Fat Cell : Winning Weight Control Strategies for Woman over 35 to Stay Fit Through Menopause
by Debra, Mph Waterhouse

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Hyperion (Adult Trd Pap)
Paperback - 270 pages
(June 1999)
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Menopausal weight gain is "the most stubborn weight gain you'll ever experience," says Debra Waterhouse in Outsmarting the Midlife Fat Cell. This book follows her bestselling Outsmarting the Female Fat Cell, customizing the program for women ages 35 to 55. The book is easy to read, makes... Read more

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Sculpting Her Body Perfect
by Brad Schoenfeld, et al

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Human Kinetics (T)
Paperback - 195 pages
(November 1999)
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Debbie Kruck, Ms. Fitness USA
"Brad has written the ultimate book on women's bodysculpting. It is a must-read for any woman who wants to change her physique for the better." Read more

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Strong Women Stay Young
by Miriam E. Nelson Ph.D., et al

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Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (Trd Pap)
Paperback - 276 pages
(February 1998)
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The sad truth of all exercise programs is that you have to follow them to get results. This one is no different, but its well-designed, progressive strength-training promises the fountain of youth in two 40-minute sessions a week. An extravagant claim? Yes. But many women, especially those between... Read more

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Our Bodies, Ourselves for the New Century : A Book by and for Women
by Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Jane Pincus(Introduction)

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Paperback - 780 pages
Rev&Updtd edition (May 1998)
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In a major update of the book that helped to launch the women's health movement, Our Bodies, Ourselves for the New Century updates the classic with chapters on such issues as online health resources, AIDS, and managed care. At the same time, it expands its appeal by addressing the concerns of an... Read more

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Natural Hormone Replacement For Women Over 45
by Jonathan V. Wright, John Morgenthaler(Contributor)

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Smart Publications
Paperback - 128 pages
(April 1997)
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Natural Hormone Replacement For Women Over 45 shows how natural hormone replacement offers a safe and effective alternative for the treatment of menopause. Conventional hormone replacement treatment as prescribed by most medical doctors in the United States, relies on unnatural versions of the... Read more

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I'm Not in the Mood : What Every Woman Should Know About Improving Her Libido
by Judith Reichman(Editor)

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Paperback - 208 pages
1st Quill edition (November 1999)
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"Libido maintenance is complicated," admits Judith Reichman, M.D., the frank "hormone maven" you've seen on PBS, The Today Show, and Oprah!. Few physicians are able to help or are comfortable helping women whose dwindling sexual urge interferes with sexual pleasure, intimacy, and expression of... Read more

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Anal Pleasure & Health : A Guide for Men and Women
by Jack Morin

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Down There Pr
Paperback - 250 pages
3rd Rev edition (July 1998)
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Excellent - changed my sexual life
My partner was always worried about having anal sex because it was not something he was relaxed with but after reading this book together we decided to experiment. Since then our sexual relationship has grown so much stonger and more intimate. A definate must... Read more

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Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book
by Susan M. Love, et al

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Perseus Book Group
Paperback - 632 pages
3rd Rev edition (September 20, 2000)
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Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book has been considered the bible of breast-care books since it appeared in 1990. In 1995, Love completely updated the book in a 600-page second edition, including new biopsy and screening methods, implants, the pros and cons of hormone therapy, new discoveries in... Read more

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The Gift of a Year : How to Give Yourself the Most Meaningful, Satisfying, and Pleasurable Year of Your Life
by Mira Kirshenbaum

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E P Dutton
Hardcover - 256 pages
(December 27, 1999)
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The first book to help today's over-committed woman put more of who she really is into her life and in the process find success and fulfillment

The Gift of a Year presents for the first time a revolutionary, grassroots method that shows women how to pluck a year from the busy routine of their lives... Read more

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