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“ ŉ Kale vlakte waar my regterbors eens was. Ek maak my oë toe en laat my brein toe om te proe aan hierdie monumentale ding. Kanker schmanker, besluit ek. Ek is nog net soveel vrou soos voor die operasie. My vroulikheid het toe al die tyd nie in my bors gesit nie. Dit sit in my kop, in my hart, in daardie onmeetbare, onaantasbare iets wat die gees genoem word.”
In hierdie aangrypende boek deel die bekende spanningsverhaalskrywer Madelein Rust die intiemste besonderhede van haar reis met borskanker. Dit is ŉ brutaal eerlike vertelling wat haar belewenis van die siekte met patos en humor uitbeeld. Lesers verkry ŉ eiesoortige blik op die fisieke ervarings van borskankerstryders sowel as die ewig veranderende binnewêreld van dié wat teen die siekte veg.
Kanker schmanker! rus borskankerstryders toe met inligting wat nie altyd geredelik beskikbaar is nie en help hul geliefdes om die reis met kanker beter te verstaan. Dit is ŉ boek van hoop en triomf wat die leser hardop laat huil en laat lag. Dis 'n verhaal vir elkeen van ons wat ŉ stryd van enige aard stry.
Across the world, 2 billion people experience menstruation, yet menstruation is seen as a mark of shame. We are told not to discuss it in public, that tampons and sanitary pads should be hidden away, the blood rendered invisible. In many parts of the world, poverty, culture and religion collide causing the taboo around menstruation to have grave consequences. Younger people who menstruate are deterred from going to school, adults from work, infections are left untreated. The shame is universal and the silence a global rule. In It's Only Blood Anna Dahlqvist tells the shocking but always moving stories of why and how people from Sweden to Bangladesh, from the United States to Uganda, are fighting back against the shame.
From certified health coach and founder of PCOS Diva, a large online PCOS community, a proven 21-day diet and lifestyle plan to help women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) take back control of their health and resolve their symptoms. PCOS is one of the most common hormonal disorders in women, affecting 1 in 5 of women in the UK or roughly 3.5 million. It is the most common cause of female infertility and symptoms such as weight loss resistance, acne, mood swings, abnormal hair loss or growth, irregular menstrual cycles, and more. Women are often misdiagnosed and treated with "Band-Aid" pharmaceuticals that mask the root causes and introduce a slew of side effects. There is no magic pill or a onetime fix-all solution, but Healing PCOS shows women how to control their symptoms naturally with an anti-inflammatory and hormone-balancing diet, daily movement, and stress-reducing self-care. Grounded in the latest medical research and everything Amy has learned through her own journey with PCOS-and everything her fans love about her programs-Healing PCOS offers women small, manageable steps that help reduce their symptoms and tame the three underlying factors of PCOS: inflammation, hormonal imbalance, and insulin resistance. This program is a complete guide for those recently diagnosed and a revolutionary call-to-action for those who have struggled with PCOS for years, including: * A 21-day anti-inflammatory, hormone-balancing and gluten-free meal plan, including meal prep and plan-ahead tips to make eating this way simple and fast * 85 delicious recipes (half are original to the book) * Daily self-care, including meditation and journaling prompts Amy Medling has helped hundreds of thousands of women with PCOS take back control of their health and their lives through lasting, healing, and sustainable lifestyle change. Now, with Healing PCOS, she brings her innovative program to a wider audience.
The Viking Method uses Svava's strong mental practices inspired by her Icelandic upbringing to help the reader build the lean, powerful and toned physique they desire. It'll render the reader more resilient, bolder and full of belief in themselves. Unlike other fitness and diet books, The Viking Method isn't about the external superficiality of a beach body. It's about three core pillars: thinking like a Viking, training like a Viking and eating like a Viking. Svava introduces these pillars early on in the book - along with mantras for each pillar which are connected to empowerment, mental strength and internal validation over counting calories. The book features information on eating and exercising for your hormones, detailed workout routines based around body-weight exercises illustrated with photographs, and a selection of delicious Scandi-inspired recipes such as Thor-red Salmon and Icelandic Lamb Stew.
Having shed an incredible 12 stone, Lisa Riley has completely changed how she eats, how she thinks and how she feels, and now she's here to help you do the same - for good.
'If you eat well, move around more and find the right attitude, you can lose weight'
In this book she takes her advice a step further and shows how to form positive lifelong habits that will help you drop unwanted pounds and - more importantly- keep them off.
'You're going to do this, because you're amazing and you deserve to'
With Lisa's advice, you can learn how to:
· Ditch the excuses and just make a start, with her motivational tips and delicious kick-start eating plan.
· Eat better and move more, with 75 delicious, low-calorie recipes, easy, convenient recipes that anyone can cook . . .
· You'll love Lisa's fish and chips and minty peas with a difference, bean burgers and sweet potato wedges, butternut squash and goat's cheese filo tart, lemon drizzle tray bake, zesty zero cocktails and much more.
· Plus fun, fast, easy workout ideas to do at home.
· Unpick bad habits, combat negative thinking and find the right mindset - because losing weight begins as much in your head as it does in the gym or the kitchen.
Let Lisa inspire you to change your lifestyle, form healthy long-term habits and take control of your body - for good.
'I didn't have a burning desire to make a product for mums. I didn't have a burning desire to make a product at all. My moti-vation was to be the master of my own destiny, to work for my-self rather than 'the man.' If someone told me before I started my business that my cofounder would bail, that I'd be on the brink of bankruptcy and that I'd get into a jumbled mess with my investors-all while raising four daughters-would I still have done it? Hell yeah. But that's because I'm a loud and feisty Aussie chick. If you're reading this, you probably have some guts too. Believe me, I was never supposed to be an entrepreneur. I was just another thirty-something full-time corporate cog, wife and mother who didn't know a damn thing about business. But I knew in my bones that aden + anais, a boutique swaddle company my friend and I thought up on the floor of my baby's nursery, would be successful. And, would you look at that, I was right. I'm here to tell you, that you do have what it takes to start a business, change careers, be successful-and maybe even tell your micromanaging boss to go shove it. I succeeded, despite all the odds and curveballs thrown my way, and you can too. You don't need an MBA, you just need an idea you believe in, the ability to work your arse off and a desire to learn more. So get ready to check your doubts at the door and jump in.
While many women over 40 hide their age, Natalie Jill flaunts hers: she's 46 and at the top of her game as a fitness coach and instructor. Her message is clear and inspiring: you're not too old and you're not too late--you're just getting started! You have more experience, more practice, more resources, and more knowledge--all the tools to get Smarter, Better, Stronger. And that's what "aging in reverse" is all about: reset your mind, focus on fueling your body, and really embrace yourself. Now you're in Natalie's Transformation Triangle: Change Your State: transcend the mental barriers that keep you from your health goals Plan Your Plate: map out your meals; choose unprocessed food; and balance protein, fat, veggies, and anti-inflammatory ingredientsLove Your Weight: embrace strong rather than skinny to stay healthy and fitWith recipes, exercise, and motivational strategies, Aging in Reverse is a guide to regaining vibrant energy and glowing health--and feeling your best at any age.
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Julie Yip-Williams conquered blindness and adversity only to be struck down. Her book is heartbreaking and necessary.' Guardian Eloquent, gutting and at times disarmingly funny ... a magnificent writer.' New York Times Born blind in Vietnam, Julie Yip-Williams narrowly escaped euthanasia at the hands of her grandmother, only to have to flee the political upheaval of the late 1970s with her family. Loaded into a rickety boat with three hundred other refugees, Julie made it to Hong Kong and, ultimately, America, where a surgeon gave her partial sight. Against all odds, she became a Harvard-educated lawyer, with a husband, a family, a life. Then, at the age of thirty-seven, with two little girls still at home, Julie was diagnosed with terminal metastatic colon cancer, and a different journey began. Growing out of a blog Julie kept for the last four years of her life, The Unwinding of the Miracle is the story of a vigorous life told through the prism of imminent death, of a life lived vividly and cut too short. With glorious humour, bracing honesty and the cleansing power of well-deployed anger, her story is inspiring and instructive, delightful and shattering. More than just a tale about cancer, it's about truth and honesty, fear and pain, our dreams, our jealousies. And it's about how to say goodbye to your children and a life you love. Starting as a need to understand the disease, it has evolved into a powerful story about living - even as Julie put her affairs in order and prepared to die. 'A searing memoir ... I didn't know Julie, but in these pages I grew to love her.' Lucy Kalanithi
Award-winning writer Sue Hubbard delivers a poignant story of transformation, conjuring the rugged beauty of County Kerry's coastline. Newly widowed, Martha Cassidy has returned to a remote cottage in a virtually abandoned village on the west coast of Ireland for reasons even she is uncertain of. Looking out from her window towards the dramatic rise of the Skelligs across the water, she reflects on the loss of Brendan, her husband and charming curator, his death stirring unresolved heartache from years gone by. Alone on the windswept headland, surrounded by miles of cold sea, the past closes in. As the days unfold, Martha searches for a way forward beyond grief, but finds herself drawn into a standoff between the entrepreneur Eugene Riordan and local hill farmer Paddy O'Connell. While the tension between them builds to a crisis that leaves Paddy in hospital, Martha encounters Colm, a talented but much younger musician and poet. Caught between its history and its future, the Celtic Tiger reels with change, and Martha faces redemptive choices that will change her life forever.
The Power Source shows how and why our pelvic floor is so important from a variety of different perspectives, ranging from purely physical body mechanics to how it impacts our nervous system to how it is the seat of all life force energy. Located at our root, all energy and strength flow up from the pelvic floor. Our pelvic floor determines how strong our core is, how we handle stress, and how much energy reaches the rest of our body. In other words, without addressing the health of our pelvic floor, we are all missing out on a powerful key component of our overall physical, emotional, and spiritual health. The Power Source offers a deep understanding of how to cultivate this strength in their bodies and in their lives by following a holistic, multi-sensory program that works from the pelvic floor up. Roxburgh demonstrates how it relates to the other areas of our body (or, as she calls them, "containers"), both physically and energetically. And, most importantly, she shares a program for how readers can align their bodies and their lives by adopting an entirely new and more powerful definition of "strength."
Pre order Chloe Brotheridge's all new book . . . It's time to be the most confident version of yourself How would you act if you didn't care what people thought? Who would you be, if you knew for sure that you were worthy, loved and accepted? What would you do if you knew failure was just a stepping stone, not a final resting place? How much more time and energy would you have if you could confidently say 'no' and ask for what you want? Brave New Girl is a straightforward guide to building more self-belief and reducing the need to people-please. It is commonly thought that confidence is something we either have or don't have, but hypnotherapist Chloe Brotheridge shows how it can be built. As a clinical hypnotherapist who has helped hundreds of clients with anxiety, Chloe uses her own stories, scientific research, and the experiences of other women to show you how you can build your self-belief - and spend less time worrying or people-pleasing. She will help you feel more confident, show you how you can reach your full potential, and teach you how to assertively set boundaries for a happier, healthier you.
Information is everywhere and yet many women still don't truly understand how our bodies work and specifically, how our lower genital tract works. Dr Anita Mitra, AKA The Gynae Geek, believes that we can only be empowered about our health when we have accurate information. This book will be that source. This book takes you from your first period to the onset of menopause and explains everything along the way. From straightforward information about whether the pill is safe, which diet is best for PCOS, what an abnormal smear actually means, if heavy periods are a sign of cancer, right through to extraordinary tales from the Clinic. This straight to the heart, sharp shooting guide will become the go-to reference book for all young women seeking answers about reproductive health as well as a way to dispel the swathe of misinformation that's out there. Dr Anita Mitra shares her personal experiences with stress and anxiety and her learnings about how the gynaecological health of women can be influenced by lifestyle choices.
The only pregnancy guide you need, now updated. Understand what is happening to you and your developing baby from the moment of conception to giving birth, to the first six weeks with your newborn baby, with this in-depth week-by-week guide to pregnancy. Based on up-to-date research and full of detailed scans and images, Your Pregnancy Week by Week shows you your baby's remarkable development in the womb. Perfect for first-time mums, the book guides you through the physical and emotional changes you will experience, and through every aspect of your antenatal and postnatal care from the first signs of pregnancy to breastfeeding and beyond. The book's advice and reassurance ensure that you will have the best possible understanding of this extraordinary and wonderful time. Professor Lesley Regan, the world-renowned obstetrician, draws on both her professional and personal experience as the mother of twin daughters, to explain exactly what is happening to you and your developing baby week by week. This pregnancy bible is completely up-to-date in style and content, ready to appeal to a new generation of mothers-to-be.
'Maisie Hill has written a bloody brilliant book (pun intended). Everything you need to know about periods and how they affect you and your life is here. It's revolutionary' - Miranda Sawyer 'Thank GOODNESS for Maisie Hill! Flipping open the lid on a vital conversation. It's about time we claimed the power of our periods!' - Gemma Cairney, broadcaster & co-founder of Boom Shakalaka Productions 'This is such an important book. Maisie's insights and cycle strategy have changed my life and my cycle. Period Power is written with such intelligence, humour and a deep understanding of women's health. If you have a period you need to read this book.' - Anna Jones, author of The Modern Cook's Year A profound and practical blueprint for aligning daily life with your menstrual cycle. Period Power is the handbook to periods and hormones that will leave you wondering why the hell nobody told you this sooner. The hormones of the menstrual cycle profoundly influence our energy, mood and behaviour, but all too often we're taught that our hormones make us unreliable, moody bitches, or that it's our lot in life to put up with `women's problems'. Maisie Hill, a women's health practitioner, knows the power of working with the menstrual cycle and refuses to accept this theory. Instead, Maisie believes that our hormones are there to serve us and, if utilized correctly, can be used to help you get what you want out of life. Yes, we are hormonal, and that's a very good thing. This revolutionary book reveals everything you need to know about taking control of your menstrual cycle and outlines The Cycle Strategy to help us perform at our best, throughout our cycle. In Period Power you will discover how to: - maximise your natural superpowers each month while making adjustments for the darker days, and use Maisie's favourite tips to improve them - identify your personal patterns, powers and pitfalls for each phase of the menstrual cycle - plan your month to perform at your best in all aspects of your life - figure out if you have a hormonal imbalance and what to do about it. Period Power is a no-nonsense guide with all the tools you need to improve your menstrual health.
It's time to throw away the diet book and start living intuitively. In our increasingly busy world, how to be healthy has become more and more confusing and our relationship with food is ever-changing and often complex. We're bombarded with so many messages that it's causing a disconnect between us and what true health really is: a connection to our body's innate wisdom. In other words, our intuition. This six-week guide introduces the concept that by using our intuition, we can become experts on ourselves and, in turn, learn how to best navigate our own health and happiness. Each week is broken down into steps, giving you the tools and techniques to make the right food and health choices for you. Through celebrating food, encouraging kindness and embracing a positive body image, Holistic Nutritionist and Life Coach, Pandoma Paloma takes you on a journey to reconnect with your body and transform your life.
Born blind in Vietnam, Julie Yip-Williams narrowly escaped euthanasia planned by her grandmother, only to have to flee the political upheaval of the late 1970s with her family. Loaded into a rickety boat with three hundred other refugees, Julie made it to Hong Kong and, ultimately, America, where a surgeon gave her partial sight. Against all odds, she became a Harvard-educated lawyer, with a husband, a family, a life. Then, at the age of thirty-seven, with two little girls still at home, Julie was diagnosed with terminal metastatic colon cancer, and a different journey began. The Unwinding of the Miracle is the story of a vigorous life refracted through the prism of imminent death. Motherhood, marriage, ambition, love, wanderlust, tennis, grief, jealousy, anger, comfort, pain, disease - this is a book about a life lived well and cut cruelly short. With glorious humour, bracing honesty and the cleansing power of well-deployed anger, Julie has set the stage for her final legacy: the story of her life. Inspiring and instructive, delightful and shattering, this is not just a tale about cancer. It's about truth and honesty, fear and pain, our dreams, our jealousies and our anger. And it's about how to say goodbye to your children and a life you love. Starting as a need to understand the disease, it has evolved into a powerful story about living - even as Julie puts her affairs in order and prepares to die.
The ultimate resource to looking your best during and after cancer treatment, from a veteran beauty industry insider. Like many women who receive the shattering diagnosis of cancer, Caitlin Kiernan was concerned about her health and her future, but also about how the treatment would affect how she felt and looked - would she lose her hair? Would she lose her nails? How would she look after a double mastectomy? But unlike other women who battle cancer, Kiernan has spent her entire career as a beauty editor, beauty director (most recently for Life & Style Weekly), and now beauty producer. As someone who works in the public eye and in the fashion industry, Kiernan had to quickly learn how to look her best even when she was feeling her worst. So she called on her list of extensive contacts and beauty insiders - from hair professionals to top medical doctors (at institutions like Memorial Sloan Kettering and Mt Sinai Hospital) to style mavens and even celebrities (including Wendy Williams and Hoda Kotb) - to gather the best and most useful beauty tips for cancer treatment. The result is Pretty Sick: the ultimate guide to beauty during (and after) cancer treatment, covering skin care, hair care (and wig shopping), nail care, makeup, an explanation of breast cancer surgical options, style advice for life post mastectomy, and much, much more. Illustrated with charming line drawings and peppered with advice from celebrities and cancer survivors, Pretty Sick will be a welcome and trusted resource during treatment, helping women to look their best even when they don't feel their best.
HANGRY will offer women with "normal" lab work a diet and lifestyle program to reverse the hidden autoimmune illnesses that leave them feeling stressed out, cranky, hungry, frustrated, overweight - and really freaking tired. You can eat yourself back to health. Powerhouse authors Sarah Fragoso and Dr. Brooke Kalanick give women a 5-step customisable plan to heal their hormones, restore their joy, reset their metabolism, and kick start fat loss in just 4 weeks. It is complete with specific nutrition and exercise templates with guidelines for manipulating those to suit cortisol, insulin, thyroid or estrogen and progesterone imbalance as well as countless strategies for overall wellness including sleep solutions, hormone balancing supplement suggestions, meditations, mantras and 5 Pillars for REAL self-care. Hangry will help women go from tired, irritable, to vibrant, fit, and most importantly: happy.
The pressure on women to remain forever young can make menopause a time you approach with dread. The thought of battling with hot flushes, uncontrollable weight gain, brittle bones, mood swings and memory loss can plunge you into depression. Is menopause really the end of life as you know it?
Nicole Jaff understands the pressures and the confusion experienced by women in menopause or approaching menopause and acts as their guide through the maze of conflicting theories, the advertisements of companies offering cure-alls and the array of medical options offered by doctors. In her trademark style – thoroughly researched, clearly written and with an essential touch of humour – Nicole explains the theories, the claims and the myths surrounding menopause. She uses numerous case studies of the women who have come to her for counselling to illustrate women’s concerns to support her central theme – each woman is different and so the treatment of menopausal symptoms needs to be customised for her, a one-size-fits-all approach is of no benefit to women.
Nicole addresses all the issues that midlife women raise in her workshops and in private consultations:
Nicole’s mission is the empowerment of mid-life women and she hopes they will achieve this through reading Menopause: Everything you need to know – the power to ask the right questions, to insist on being properly informed on their health options and the power to take an active part in their own health management.
Dr Christiane Northrup's vision of mind-body wellness has received an extraordinary response from women all over the world. A massive international bestseller, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom powerfully demonstrates that when women change the basic conditions of their lives that lead to health problems, they heal faster, more completely, and with far fewer medical interventions. This groundbreaking book offers the most up-to-date information available on every aspect of women's health. Dr Northrup explains the workings of the female body in an accessible and intimate way and guides you through a comprehensive list of women's conditions and concerns, from fibroids and menstruation to pregnancy, hysterectomy and the menopause. She also shows you how to heal yourself by listening to your body's own wisdom or intuition. Filled with dramatic case histories, it is contemporary medicine at its best, combining new technologies with natural remedies and the body's own miraculous healing powers.
**As seen on BBC Breakfast** You are stronger than you know, more positive than you ever thought and you can still LIVE with cancer. Drink more green juices, eat turmeric, walk for three hours a day... Arghh, I wanted to scream, run away and tell every well-meaning person to go and do one! Whilst this book doesn't advocate throwing all advice down the kitchen sink, it will empower you to do things your way as you navigate the big C roller coaster. Deborah James, campaigner and co-presenter of the top-charting podcast You, Me and the Big C, will take you through every twist and turn, reminding you that it's okay to feel one hundred different things in the space of a minute and showing you how you can still live your life and BE YOURSELF with cancer. Taking you from diagnosis (welcome to the club you never wanted to join), to coping with family and friends (can everyone just fuck off sometimes?!), looking good and feeling better (drink the wine), and celebrating milestones along the way (drink more wine!), this inspiring cancer coach in a book will transform your outlook and encourage you to shout #FUCKYOUCANCER as loudly as you can!
Discover the best-kept beauty secrets from three generations of editors and experts at Vogue Paris . . . ------------- Your guide to French beauty lets you in on . . . * Essential advice on how to make simple changes to your beauty habits, from the correct way to wash your hair to the vital items no make-up bag should be without. * How to give your skin a healthy glow in just a few simple steps. * Advice for women of all ages, Jeunesse, Plenitude and Maturite, to ensure energy, confidence and happiness. * Which self-tanners to use and how to apply for a beautiful, healthy, summer tan. * The four pillars of French wellness: food, posture, exercise and movement you need and dormez-vous. * And much more . . . Clemence Von Mueffling draws on her family's wisdom and passion to show how you can achieve effortless French beauty at any age. Filled with tips, intimate anecdotes and expert interviews, Ageless Beauty is sure to become every woman's definitive beauty guide. ------------- 'A delicious dose of effortless chic, timeless glamour, priceless beauty secrets, self-care and self-confidence' Sarah Brown, former Beauty Director, Vogue 'This book is a magical guide, with expert advice in three categories so women of all ages will feel it is specifically tailored to them' Aerin Lauder, Style and Image Director of Estee Lauder
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