An holistic self-help guide for women interested in living a balanced lifestyle with an emphasis on preventative health. Based on her highly successful 1996 book Be Well Naturally, Lynda has updated and expanded her original book for women wanting to assume responsibility for their own health and well-being. Chatty, informative, interesting and easy to read, the book is divided into two sections. Section 1 discusses different aspects of staying healthy: basic female anatomy and physiology, understanding the body/mind connection, changing stress into a positive, a guide to nutrition and navigating through conflicting information, women and alcohol, how to give your kitchen a lifesaving overhaul, the role of exercise, how to stay healthy in a toxic world and the role of environmental pollution in the hormonal illness in women (breast cancer, endometriosis, polycystic ovaries, infertility) and detoxing your home. Special extended subsections include issues relating to breast cancer and menopause. Section two is a handy A-Z guide to common female health conditions, with information about appropriate holistic therapies and contact details for further help and support groups.
With twenty years experience in health related journalism, and a busy women's health clinic on Auckland's North Shore, specialising in holistic treatment of female health problems, Lynda is amply qualified to write this book. A respected authority on holistic women's health, she is a columnist for a range of Australasian magazines and newspapers, including the Herald on Sunday and the National Business Review.