Women's health, women's hearts.I'll tell you a secret: the women's health Women's Health Definition
Women's health is the effect of gender on disease and health that encompasses a broad range of biological and psychosocial issues. issue is usually the one I look forward to the least of all of our yearly issues. I drag my feet when thinking of all the articles about curing menstrual difficulties and soothing menopausal hot flashes hot flashes Hot flush Gynecology A symptom afflicting 80-85% of middle-aged ♀, first occurring during the perimenopause, continuing with ↓ intensity for yrs, manifesting itself as transient waves of erythema and uncomfortable warmth beginning in the . How uncomfortable. Is this what being a woman boils down to?
On the other hand, we could have women write feminist articles about the pride in being women, solidarity, woman power. Some people live this, but it's not my thing--when I'm around people that go off in this direction, I feel isolated, less grounded in my femininity, and less connected. So where do I and the editorial staff of New Life Journal turn when we're looking for Looking for
In the context of general equities, this describing a buy interest in which a dealer is asked to offer stock, often involving a capital commitment. Antithesis of in touch with. articles to headline our women's health issue? Sometimes, if we're lucky, the right articles just find us.
In this issue, we have two main features that are more personal than most of our feature pieces. First, Lisa Lichtig, M.D., one of our medical editors, puts on paper her personal story, of initiation into being a woman, her hardships and subsequent revelations that brought her ultimately into her life's path of midwifery midwifery (mĭd`wī'fərē), art of assisting at childbirth. The term midwife for centuries referred to a woman who was an overseer during the process of delivery. In ancient Greece and Rome, these women had some formal training. from the heart. Personally, I would trust someone with this type of life-shaking transformation and perspective to deliver my child before a doctor with all the academic training in the world.
Writer Beth Trigg is not a doctor or even officially a health practitioner, but she was diagnosed with a serious, misunderstood illness and took her health into her own hands, with great benefit for her and for us, her readers. Her article provides us with cutting-edge information on thyroid disease thyroid disease Thyroid disorder Endocrinology Any benign or malignant condition that affects the structure or function of the thyroid gland. See Anaplastic carcinoma of thyroid, Chronic thyroiditis–Hashimoto's disease, Hyperthyroidism, Hypoparathyroidism, , a hidden epidemic among women in our culture. Offering her perspective as a victim turned victorious, she shares a striking view of our bodies as indicators of the imbalance of our relationship with nature, and she empowers us with solutions.
In addition, this issue is filled with more grist for the mill: acclaimed local author MariJo Moore writes about ritual and nature, Juliet Blankespoor helps us to detox de·tox
To subject to detoxification.
A section of a hospital or clinic in which patients are detoxified. , Nikki Solomon demystifies wild yam wild yam (wīldˑ yamˑ),
n Latin name:
Dioscorea villosa L. , and Lauri Newman and Donita Allen help us create a beautiful spiral herb garden.
With our usual commitment to local writers, inspiring themes and useful and timeless content, this issue goes out from our hearts to yours. Savor it!
Editor/Publisher & the New Life editorial team