The Real Life Body Book

Paperback $22.00

Mar 30, 2010 | 464 Pages

Ebook $2.99

Nov 24, 2010

  • Paperback $22.00

    Mar 30, 2010 | 464 Pages

  • Ebook $2.99

    Nov 24, 2010


The Real Life Body Book provides readers with a single, definitive resource on the needs and functions of the body, and teaches young women good self-care practices that will help protect their future health.”
—Taste For Life, August 2010

“This book is honest, frank, smart, and easy to understand. Owning it is a must.”
—Nancy L. Snyderman, MD, NBC News chief medical editor and associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania
“I predict this will be the current generation’s Our Bodies, Ourselves. The awesome talents of Ricciotti and Spencer [are] brought to bear on the hardest question of the day: how to provide young women with accurate and helpful health and wellness advice that is interesting and engaging enough to want to read. They have nailed it.”
—Paul F. Levy, CEO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
The Real Life Body Book is a treasure trove of information. Packed with up-to-date, accurate, and essential information for the young woman eager to know how to stay healthy and happy, it is beautifully balanced with humor and warmth.”
—Alice D. Domar, PhD, executive director, Domar Center for Mind/Body Health

Table Of Contents

acknowledgments  1
welcome to the real life body book!  2
    1  meet your body and your doctor  5
    2  your head  31
    3  stress and your body  57
    4  your skin  73
    5  your heart  101
    6  your blood  125
    7  your bones and joints  139
    8  your stomach and intestines  155
    9  your neck and spine  183
  10  your waterworks  199
  11  your best sex  221
  12  your breasts  251
  13  your vagina and cervix  275
  14  your ovaries  301
  15  your reproductive system  317
  16  your fertility  347
  17  your diet  365
  18  your body’s other issues  393
appendix: tools to use  418
glossary  430
bibliography  441
index  451

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