Publication Date: March 2010
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THE UTERINE HEALTH COMPANION
A HOLISTIC GUIDE TO LIFELONG WELLNESS
By Eve Agee, PhD
By age sixty, one-third of American women have had a hysterectomy. Why is it that we lead the world in this unfortunately high statistic?
Medical anthropologist Eve Agee has studied women’s health throughout the world and has observed a Western health crisis. More than four million women suffer from endometriosis. Twenty-five percent of women in the United States report pain from uterine fibroids each year. Nearly three million women encounter infertility problems in America, and we possess one of the highest rates of debilitating PMS and menopause symptoms in the world. Yet women in many non-Western cultures typically do not experience so many benign uterine problems. So what gives?
The uterus has been so stigmatized in Western cultures that surgical removal is commonplace even for benign conditions. But living without one’s uterus should be the last resort, not the first. Everything is connected, and even biomedical research reveals that the uterus produces hormones that support the heart, help keep our blood from clotting and relieve pain; it carries out essential immune functions; it supports healthy posture; and a healthy sex life. It is a vital organ and one which enhances the overall health of all women.
Preventative strategies are not widely promoted in uterine healthcare even though scientific research shows that traditions rooted in complimentary medicine can offer significant relief. THE UTERINE HEALTH COMPANION is a groundbreaking book offering alternatives that work and global insights that will empower women. Deep breathing, nutrition, cognitive restructuring, visualization, and other mind-body healing practices make up a prescriptive holistic plan for optimal uterine health. THE UTERINE HEALTH COMPANION is a fascinating reference that makes a compelling argument for preventative care.
Eve Agee, Ph. D., is a medical anthropologist and holistic healer specializing in uterine health. During the past 20 years she has conducted research on women’s health and empowerment in the U.S. and Africa. She is a certified Spiritual Life Coach, Conscious Connective Breathing Facilitator, and Reiki practitioner with extensive training in integrative nutrition, visualization, and energetic healing. She was a political appointee for the Clinton Administration specializing in education and health care policy. She has taught at the University of Virginia and has spoken nationally on health care and education. She has received numerous honors and awards for her research on women’s health. She lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and is available for interviews.
$16.99 paperback 256 pages 978-1-58761-351-7
Published by Celestial Arts, an imprint of Ten Speed Press.
Also available: THE REAL LIFE BODY BOOK (March 2010).