Like a natural woman: the black woman's guide to alternative healing

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Kensington Pub. Corp., Jan 1, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 269 pages
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FROM ONE BLACK WOMAN TO ANOTHER...Good health doesn't come in a prescription bottle. In fact, all you need to start feeling better is an open mind, a new attitude, and this remarkable, one-of-a-kind book.In LIKE A NATURAL WOMAN, Ziba Kashef, a senior editor and former health writer at ESSENCE "RM" magazine, brings you a comprehensive guide to alternative techniques and therapies that can put you on the road to wellness. Drawing on her interviews with a variety of alternative health practitioners, as well as the time-tested folk remedies of our African ancestors and exciting new methods that address the unique health issues of black women, she gives you the tools you need to cope with everything from PMS, weight problems, and diabetes to hypertension Lupus, and cancer.Learn how to: -- Ease the discomfort of morning sickness and digestive problems...with vitamins, supplements, and teas-- Shrink fibroids by changing your diet...and avoid surgery-- Satisfy your taste buds...without all the fat and salt-- Control the symptoms of menopause...the right diet, exercise, and soy supplements work wonders-- Boost your immune system to fight disease...alternative approaches like hydrotherapy and acupuncture enhance conventional treatments-- Harness the healing power of touch...massage and acupressure are great for your body -- and your spirit-- Handle your depression...with the help of therapy, yoga, and meditation-- And much more!You on a profound healing journey. You'll not only feel -- and look -- like a new woman, but you'll create a sense of personal balance and well-being that will last a lifetime!INCLUDES REAL STORIES FROM WOMEN WHO GOT HEALTHY,THE NATURAL WAY!

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African Americans are at higher risk of hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease than other ethnic groups. Black women, who traditionally serve as caregivers, have the added stress of ... Read full review

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ZIBA KASHEF is a senior editor at ESSENCE "RM" and a health writer. In addition to writing and editing articles for that publication, she has also written on a variety of health-related topics for such publications as Good Housekeeping and the New York Post. She is also a contributing writer for Black Parenting Book. Formerly a senior editor at Sesame Street Parents magazine and an associate editor at McCall's, Ziba is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University.