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The Real Life Body Book: A Young Woman's Complete Guide to Health and Wellness

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When you have questions about your health, you want answers from a trustworthy source. In The Real Life Body Book, a Harvard ob-gyn has joined forces with a humor writer to explain the full range of health issues facing young women today. This comprehensive and authoritative guide focuses on whole body wellness and prevention, from the skin (acne, piercing, tattooing) and the head (mental health, hormones, stress) to the bones, heart, and stomach (diet and digestion), plus sex and reproductive wellness. If you’re between the ages of twenty-one and thirty-five and you want the latest facts about your health in a language you can understand, The Real Life Body Book is the go-to resource for keeping your body healthy today and for the rest of your life.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

"A comprehensive and evidence-based guide to young women's health and wellness presented with

Synopsis:

When you have questions about your health, you want answers from a trustworthy source. In The Real Life Body Book, a Harvard ob-gyn has joined forces with a humor writer to explain the full range of health issues facing young women today. This comprehensive and

About the Author

Hope Ricciotti, MD, is a practicing clinician and associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School. She has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and the Food Network. She writes a reproductive health blog at www.bewell.com and is a regular contributor to Oprah.com. Dr. Ricciotti is the author of four books on women’s health and nutrition, and her writing has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine; Marie Claire; Glamour; Fit Pregnancy; Pregnancy; and Prevention. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Monique Doyle Spencer is a contributing columnist for the Boston Globe. Her work has also appeared in the International Herald Tribune and on the New York Times website. Spencer is the chair and founder of The Bucket Brigade, a volunteer-based group working in Southern Sudan, as well as the author of two books on cancer-related issues. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

contents

acknowledgments 1

welcome to the real life body book! 2

1 meet your body and your doctor 5

2 your head 31

3 stress and your body 57

4 your skin 73

5 your heart 101

6 your blood 125

7 your bones and joints 139

8 your stomach and intestines 155

9 your neck and spine 183

10 your waterworks 199

11 your best sex 221

12 your breasts 251

13 your vagina and cervix 275

14 your ovaries 301

15 your reproductive system 317

16 your fertility 347

17 your diet 365

18your body’s other issues 393

appendix: tools to use 418

glossary 430

bibliography 441

index 451

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307768599
Subtitle:
A Young Woman's Complete Guide to Health and Wellness
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Author:
Ricciotti, Hope
Author:
Spencer, Monique Doyle
Author:
Hope Ricciotti
Author:
Monique Doyle Spencer
Subject:
Health & Fitness : Women's Health - General
Subject:
Health & Fitness : Reference
Subject:
Health & Fitness : Sexuality
Subject:
Women's Health - General
Subject:
Sexuality
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Women's Health.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Womens Health
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100330
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
464

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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Reference
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Womens Health
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies

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