Dr. Lara Briden is a Naturopathic Doctor with 20 years experience in hormonal health. Dr. Briden created this guide to healthier periods using natural treatments, such as diet, nutritional supplements or herbal medicine.
It is a practical manual suitable for women of every age. But don’t misunderstand it, even though it is related with women’s health, the main issues of this book concern everyone and by reading this book men are more aware of feminine health and are therefore more capable of understanding and even helping the women in their lives, whether they are mothers, daughters, wives or friends. Some of the topics are: how to come off the pill, what your period should be like, alternative contraceptives to drug induced hormone medicines and treatment protocols for specific period problems such as PCOS, PMS, heavy periods, endometriosis, just to mention a few.
I must say that this book was especially helpful for me. I wish I would have read this book when I was a teenager. I believe my life could have been considerably different. It is important that we take health into our own hands and it is also important that women’s health begins to have the attention that it should. It is a subject that shouldn’t be disregarded or considered as identical as men’s health, since it is clear now that men’s bodies and women’s bodies behave differently. Read more on Dr. Lara’s blog here.
Since a lot of women nowadays have been pushed towards medicines such as the pill and are exposed to highly toxic diets and life styles it is common that they don’t know what their period should be like and what can they change in their daily habits to achieve healthier periods. This is the book we should have all read when teenagers and I highly recommend it to all my friends: it’s never too late! Definitely a keeper and one of the first books to face women’s health as it should. I believe in the upcoming years we’ll finally hear a lot more about the topic and we’ll expect further developments and investigations in this field.
Thank you Dr. Lara for helping women worldwide release themselves from shame and guilt often associated to a taboo topic such as women’s health!
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