In this revolutionary new book, Dr. Tracy Gaudet, director of the Duke Center for Integrative Medicine, shares her remarkable vision of a new way of looking at self and wellness, which will change the way women think about their bodies, their health, and their lives.
Through her own personal journey as well as her work with thousands of women as an Ob-Gyn, Dr. Gaudet knows that being able to tap into the spiritual, emotional, and cyclical realities of female life has a powerful effect on health and well-being. Yet she has found that many women are “unconscious” of the intimate connections between these realms. Now Dr. Gaudet explains to women how to reconnect their bodies and their souls, in order to become “consciously female.” Using her experience in integrative medicine, which draws on the best of both alternative and conventional Western practices, she offers mind-body techniques that will give you a deeper understanding of the inner workings of your body, and access to your unique feminine wisdom.
By helping you make the best possible choices to support your health and wellness, the process of becoming “consciously female” will enrich and empower your life, day to day, week to week, year to year.
From the Hardcover edition.
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|Title of eBook: Consciously Female|
|Release Date: 12-18-2007|
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|Publisher: Bantam Books|
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Chapter OneThe Body and Soul Reunion
What does it mean to be Consciously Female?
"I think that I will spend about half my life feeling like I am not myself. If you count the week or so every month before my period, when I am less than efficient, then throw in pregnancy, nursing, and recovery, and top it off with that whole perimenopause and menopause part, it really adds up. My question is-if I am not myself for so much of my life, who am I really?"
You are yourself. Every week of the month. Every month of the year. Every year of your life.
Let me show you how to embrace that reality.
Let me show you ways to work with your female physiology instead of feeling that your physiology is working against you.
Let me show you how to enjoy better health and a more fulfilling life by changing the way you take care of yourself-at every stage of womanhood, from your first menstrual periods through the last ones, and beyond.
As a woman's doctor-and as a woman-I am all too familiar with the complicated relationship we have with our well-being. We know it's important to eat right, exercise, get plenty of sleep, and so on, but we have trouble making the time. We yearn to be well yet ignore symptoms of problems. We nurture everybody else before ourselves. We depend on our strength even as we do nothing to build or maintain it. We find it easier to criticize, complain about, and obsess over our bodies than to admire, celebrate, or feel pride in them We dream about balance and rush to the next item on our to-do list.
Meanwhile, our energy levels, moods, appetites, and desires can fluctuate by the hour or the mi...