Books about Women's Herbs & Health

1 taking charge of your fertility
Taking Charge of your Fertility - The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control and Pregnancy Achievement by Toni Weschler, MPH
So far the best most complete book I have seen on fertility awareness and how it can be modified to suit your needs. It is a book for every woman who is interested in how her body works and the changes we go through each cycle. How to use signals our bodies give us to avoid or achieve pregnancy. Information on using fertility awareness during menopause, sex selection of the baby, infertility for both men and women, and much more. I just got a copy and am very pleased.

2 Herbal Remedies for Women
Herbal Remedies for Women - Discover Nature's Wonderful Secrets Just for Women by Amanda McQuade Crawford
Well I've discovered another gem of a book.... for all phases of a woman's life and covers just about every thing. I just got it and even just flipping through it I know it is an excellent book for every woman's personal library.

Prevention's Healing Herbs for Women The Woman's Book of Healing Herbs : Healing Teas, Tonics, Supplements, and Formulas by Sari Harrar, Sara Altshul O'Donnell, Prevention Health Books for Women
A really great book, I find I'm using it more and more.

3 The Child Bearing Year
The Child Bearing Year by Susun Weed
One of my favorite books. She includes all aspects of fertility going into pregnancy and after the baby is born. There is information on fertility promoters and herbal birth control, menstrual promoters, uterine contractors, I think she covers every thing you need to know about pregnancy and how herbs can be used to aid the pregnancy and birthing process.

Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom : Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing by Christiane Northrup
I haven't seen this book before but reading the reviews, it looks like a very good book, and a worth while addition to your library.

18 Breast Cancer? Breast Health!
Breast Cancer? Breast Health! - The Wise Woman Way by Susun S. Weed
This is a really good book to help you avoid breast cancer, she has lots of info on how to maintain healthy breasts. If you or someone you love has breast cancer, then I highly recommend this book, there is not anything like it out there.

Herbal Healing for Women: Simple Home Remedies for Women of all Ages by Rosemary Gladstar
Rosemary has put together an unbelievable book for women. She covers just about any topic of concern to women. She writes in an easy to read fashion, her herbal remedies are easy to understand and make. This is another book every woman should have in her library.

19 Vitex - The Women's Herb
Vitex - The Women's Herb by Christopher Hobbs
Everything you wanted to know about this herb and more. How it can be used to treat PMS, menopause, hormonal imbalances, irregular cycles and fibroid cysts.

Natural Healing in Gynaecology - A Manual for Women. By Rina Nissim
Another wonderful book for women interested in taking care of their own reproductive needs. Covering things often over looked by the medical profession. Everything from painful menstruation and other menstrual problems, to infections and discharges, to cysts, endo, to tumors, cancer and AIDS. Information on alternative treatments including herbs and diet. Written from the self-help perspective.

Fertility, Cycles and Nutrition
Fertility, Cycles and Nutrition by Marilyn M. Shannon
This book is an asset to women who are experiencing fertility or menstrual problems, it addresses PMS, Infertility, painful periods, premenopause, repeated miscarriages, irregular cycles, heavy bleeding, pregnancy, and male infertility. The information is well organized, easy to understand, and to utilize the information in a practical manner.

A Woman's Book of Life - the Biology, Psychology, and Spirituality of the Feminine Life Cycle. by Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.
I found this book in the used bookstore the other day, and have just started checking it out, and It looks like yet another excellent book. At last a book which includes the spiritual aspect. I'll let you know what I think as I get into it.

Staying Healthy with Nutrition - book cover
Staying Healthy with Nutrition

Women and Hormones : An Essential Guide to Being Female

Women Hormones and the Menstrual Cycle : Herbal and Medical Solutions from Adolescence

The No-Hysterectomy Option: Your Body—Your Choice, Revised and Updated by Herbert A. Goldfarb, Judith Greif

Dr. Susan Lark's Heavy Menstrual Flow & Anemia Self Help Book : Effective Solutions for Premenopause, Bleeding Due to Fibroid Tumors, Hormonal imbalances

Natural Treatment of Fibroid Tumors and Endometriosis : Effective Natural Solutions for Relieving the Heavy Bleeding, Cramps and Infertility

8 A new view of a woman's body
A New View of A Woman's Body: A fully Illustrated Guide by the Federation of Feminist Women's Health Centers
A must for your library, no woman's library is complete without it. Difficult to find. Very straight forward, no nonsense. The information here is quality info. This is the book to help you truly understand your body. There are excellent pictures and illustrations. And information I have found no where else.

How to Stay out of the Gynecologist's Office
by the Federation of Feminist Women's Health Centers
The result of 10 years plus of research and health care (at the time of printing my copy was printed in 1981) helping you to understand and learn about: self-examination, the vagina and its ecology and secretions, the cervix and the uterus - including myths behind cervical cauterization and the "tipped uterus", Infertility. Prevent and use alternative treatment for: menstrual cramps and distress, urinary tract infections, vaginal infections, herpes, pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, nausea during pregnancy. helping take the mystery out of a medical visit by learning: how to choose a health care facility, what happens on a medical visit, how standard laboratory tests are done and what they show, what are accepted medical treatments and what are their risks, the terms most often used by gynecologists and what they mean in everyday language.
Chico Feminist Women's Health Center
Order Books & Speculums online.
1496 Humboldt Rd, Suite 200
Chico Ca 95926
They take accept credit cards, I believe the book is $10. They also sell plastic speculums for $5 {Be sure to request a medium sized speculum, unless you know you need a small sized one or a long size, I understand small sizes are usually sent out}.

The Breast Cancer Survival Manual : A Step-By-Step Guide for the Woman With Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer by John Link

The Breast Cancer Handbook : Taking Control After You'Ve Found a Lump by Joan Swirsky, Barbara Balaban

Breast Cancer : What You Should Know (But May Not Be Told About Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment) by Steve Austin, Cathy Hitchcock

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