The Smart Woman's Guide to PMS and Pain-Free Periods

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 4, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 160 pages
An unabashed guide to symptom-free, drug-free periods

For the 30 to 40 percent of women afflicted with PMS, traditional medicine can offer no genuine cures, only hormones, anti-depressants, and temporary pain-killers. Offering a practical, easy-to-implement plan for recovery from even the most debilitating forms of PMS, herbalist Linda Woolven outlines a natural powerhouse regimen of herbs, vitamins, minerals, and nutritional changes. A comprehensive guide to every aspect of women's menstrual and sexual health, the book also addresses menopause and osteoporosis. Combining scientific research and clinical experience with clear practical guidelines, this is an essential how-to health book for women of all ages.

Linda Woolven (Toronto, ON, Canada) is the author of The Vegetarian Passport Cookbook (978-1-555041-331-1) and Healthy Herbs (978-1-555041-329-8).


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I found this book to be very helpful in regards to PMS related symptoms and natural remedies. I checked it out from the library, but since it was such a wealth of information in such a small package, I think I will buy the book for my own personal library! Read full review


The Normal Menstrual Cycle
Understanding PMS
The Causes of PMS
The Conventional Approach to PMS
The Natural Approach to PMS Dietary Changes
The Natural Approach to PMS Herbs and Supplements
Dysmenorrhea Painful Periods
Menorrhagia Excessive Blood Flow
Eliminating Ovarian Cysts and Uterine Fibroids
Help for Endometriosis Chapter 13 Safe Help for Pregnancy 97
How to Have a Healthy Happy Menopause
Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis
Healthy Weight Loss
Wrapping It All Up
End Notes

Amenorrhea Absence of Periods
Preventing and Treating Fibrocystic Breast Disease

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Linda Woolven: Master Herbalist
Linda Woolven is a master herbalist, acupuncturist and counselor with a practice in Toronto. She is the author of over 150 health articles in magazines and newspapers across Canada and the U.S. and of The Vegetarian Passport Cookbook (Fitzhenry & Whiteside 2005). She is the coauthor of Healthy Herbs: Your Everyday Guide to Medicinal Herbs and Their Uses (Fitzhenry & Whiteside 2006), of The Natural Path, a monthly natural health newsletter with a wide distribution to health food stores and pharmacies across Canada, and of a CDRom, called Herbal Guide, published by Arc Media. Linda is also the coauthor of a regular natural health column that ran for many years in The Toronto Star and is currently running in The Windsor Star. The sequel to her cookbook, The Vegetarian Passport II will be released in January 2009 (Fitzhenry & Whiteside) and her Natural Health Encyclopedia (coauthor) will be released in September 2007 (Fitzhenry & Whiteside).

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