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HER Books A Celebration of Books for HER!

HER Books features a collection of women’s health and wellness books hand-picked just for you. Whether you read for information or pleasure, each book is carefully selected to cover the topics that matter to you most. HER Books is another tool from EmpowHER to help you take charge of your health and wellness. Start reading with us today!

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Body for Life for Women

Body for Life for Women

Author: Pamela Peeke, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P. This New York Times bestseller is the first consumer book to make clear that women of any age need to pay attention to the quality, not just the quantity, of their body to achieve their healthiest, most fit and toned body. Dr. Peeke uses her trademark Mind Mouth Muscle template showcasing a powerful holistic approach to life-long weight management, as well as mental and physical fitness. The book is filled with before and after stories of mental and physical transformations in women of all ages, from the teens to 90 years old, proving it's never too late to regroup and then rejoice.

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It’s Just Hair: 20 Essential Life Lessons

It’s Just Hair: 20 Essential Life Lessons

Author: Judith L. Pearson “This can’t be happening to me!” Bad things do happen to good people. The 20 essential life lessons in It’s Just Hair will give you the strength and perspective to meet these challenges. Read them all at once, read them one at a time. Read them in moments of solitude, read them out loud with others. The powerful lessons, delivered with honesty, courage and brilliant humor, are resources you or a loved one will reference time and again.

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In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother’s Suicide

In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother’s Suicide

Author: Nancy Rappaport Nancy Rappaport explores the impact of her mother's suicide from the perspective of a daughter, psychiatrist, wife, and mother of three -- illuminating in the process the complicated nature of loss, reconciliation, and healing. Inspiring, honest, and engaging, “In Her Wake” is a powerful testament to a woman's search for answers, and a potent reminder that love outlasts death. Publisher’s Weekly calls the book “a fearless memoir of loss and grief.”

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LOSING IT: The Semi Scandalous Story of an Ex-Virgin

LOSING IT: The Semi Scandalous Story of an Ex-Virgin

Author: Danielle Sepulveres Who knew first love would be such a pain in the hoo-ha? I had expected all the traditional insecurities that go along with losing the V-card: Will he respect me afterwards? Do I look fat without any clothes on? Can he tell I have no idea what I'm doing? What I didn't expect was a phone call from my doctor, a conversation about cervical cancer, and almost two years of constant doctors' appointments and procedures. Follow me as I navigate the road to recovery-both emotionally and physically-with bad dates, good friends, and some time on my therapist's couch. Welcome to my semi-scandalous life.

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Believe and it is True: A story of Healing and Life Lessons

Believe and it is True: A story of Healing and Life Lessons

Author: Deborah Lloyd The book details her personal story, told through the lens of learning 33 life lessons, lessons that are available to anyone seeking to manifest a physical, emotional and/or spiritual healing. For over fifty years, her life was defined by having been stricken with polio at the age of three – and by a traditional belief system. When the diagnosis of post-polio syndrome was made years later, her goal was to maintain the current level of physical abilities and not experience paralysis again. Through several synchronous experiences, her mind opened to the possibility of physical improvements. Eventually, old thoughts and beliefs were transformed into a new understanding of healing. Accepting Reiki energy treatments was the first step in accepting other alternative healing modalities.

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 A Lethal Inheritance

A Lethal Inheritance

Author: Victoria Costello Victoria Costello is a single mother living in L.A. with two teenage sons when her eldest is struck by mysterious symptoms of a mental breakdown. To help him she must first confront her own lifelong depression, then dig through some dark family secrets and comb the latest science of mental illness. In A Lethal Inheritance she details the pathways each took to recovery.

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Perfect Chaos

Perfect Chaos

Authors: Linea Johnson and Cinda Johnson Linea was a stellar student in high school and set to succeed in her dream college as well … until she became crippled with unbeatable depression. What Linea first thought were normal mood swings now threatened to destroy her. In their head-on battle with mental illness, Linea and Cinda Johnson, break through the barriers and stigma of what it means to be bipolar, but more importantly, what it takes to survive it. Linea's sections are real excerpts from her diary during the time she was being diagnosed and treated. Cinda's sections are recollections of what was going through her mind at the same time as a mother watching her daughter suffer and learn to survive. It is at once a heartrending and triumphant story about overcoming and thriving.

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In the Mood Again

In the Mood Again

Authors: C. W. Randolph, Jr., M.D., R.Ph. and Genie James, M.M.Sc. More than forty million American women and men live in low-sex, no-sex relationships. Not having fun in the sack, or being hot-under-the-collar but cold in between the sheets, seeps your vitality and drains joy out of relationships. Age-related hormone level decline is the most common culprit for loss of sex drive, decreased sexual pleasure or impaired sexual performance – but, Dr. Randolph’s and Genie’s good news: “You can safely and naturally rekindle your sexual fire through our signature 3-step plan: 1.) Eat foods with clinically-proven love-lust power, 2.) Do specific sexercises known to boost lagging testosterone levels, 3.) Restore your body’s optimum hormone balance safely and naturally through a combination of bioidentical hormone replacement therapies (BHRT) and centuries-old herbal supplements.

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Fit to Live

Fit to Live

Author: Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP Do you know if you're fit enough to live to enjoy your life and even save your life if you had to? This national bestseller is an ideal book for women 50 years of age and older, who are looking to be mentally and physically strong enough to navigate life's challenges and stay independent and in control of their lives. Dr. Peeke demonstrates simple, at-home ways to achieve and sustain mental energy, physical strength, and overall fitness and beauty for perimenopausal and menopausal women.

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Body for Life for Women

Body for Life for Women

Author: Pamela Peeke, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P. This New York Times bestseller is the first consumer book to make clear that women of any age need to pay attention to the quality, not just the quantity, of their body to achieve their healthiest, most fit and toned body. Dr. Peeke uses her trademark Mind Mouth Muscle template showcasing a powerful holistic approach to life-long weight management, as well as mental and physical fitness. The book is filled with before and after stories of mental and physical transformations in women of all ages, from the teens to 90 years old, proving it's never too late to regroup and then rejoice.

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From Hormone Hell to Hormone Well

From Hormone Hell to Hormone Well

Authors: C. W. Randolph, Jr., M.D., R.Ph. and Genie James, M.M.Sc. A must-read for any woman – or man – fearing it is inevitable that we will all get hotter, moodier, fatter, increasingly sexless and sometimes sadly senile as we age. That does not have to be your reality. Now, internationally-recognized authors C.W.Randolph, Jr., M.D. and Genie James offer both hope and a solution telling us: “It’s not your youth you’re missing, it’s your hormones.” Learn how to safely and naturally turn-back-your-inner-clock at a cellular level through a combination of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) and simple, wallet-friendly lifestyle choices.

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Feed Your Brain Lose Your Belly

Feed Your Brain Lose Your Belly

Author: Larry McCleary, M.D. Want to simultaneously fight two of society’s most pressing medical challenges – obesity and mental decline? Learn about dietary brain starvation, the key role played by brain healthy fats and the important relationship between weight loss and insulin metabolism. This diet and light exercise plan – tested in a double blind prospective randomized human clinical trial that was reported in a peer reviewed medical journal – helped lower insulin resistance (which causes diabetes) and resulted in safe, statistically significant weight loss.

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Three Feet from Gold: Turn Your Obstacles in Opportunities

Three Feet from Gold: Turn Your Obstacles in Opportunities

Author: Sharon Lechter A fresh, modern look at the core theme of Napoleon Hill's revolutionary best seller. In this inspiring contemporary fable, a young writer sets out to interview business leaders and other influential figures about the importance of persistence in attaining your goals. Through motivational real-life stories, Three Feet from Gold offers advice about having passion for what you do, finding your own Success Formula, choosing good counsel, and above all: never giving up.

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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

Author: Anne Fadiman The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lia’s parents and her doctors both wanted what was best for Lia, but the lack of understanding between them led to tragedy. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest, and the Salon Book Award, Anne Fadiman’s compassionate account of this cultural impasse is literary journalism at its finest.

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The Alignment Theory

The Alignment Theory

Author: Josette Sullins This holistic approach to self-development utilizes the innate intelligence of our own bodies and is recognized as an effective tool for insight, healing, and optimum performance. This book is a useful guide to understanding the twelve physical systems and three levels of development that dēhp enrichment works to integrate and express. Author, Josette Sullins, is the creator of the dēhp program as featured on international television and print media. Dēhp is an acronym for “Developed Expression of Human Potential”.

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Self Care for Life

Self Care for Life

Authors: Skye Alexander, Meera Lester, & Carolyn Dean, MD, ND Half of Americans feel that the amount of stress they experience has increased in the last five years. The results? Burnout, unhappiness, and mental and physical diseases. It’s no surprise studies show overwork can cause a myriad of health problems, including cancer and heart diseases (American Heart Association). So what can readers do to combat the rat race that is making us all sick? Enter self-care—the daily ritual that can save lives.

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