The uterus is a remarkable organ--it is our first home, it contributes to women’s sexual pleasure, it houses some of the strongest muscles in the body, and it even helps to prevent heart disease and high blood pressure. However, the uterus seldom receives our attention except when it becomes problematic or when we focus on getting pregnant or giving birth. And while health-promoting strategies for organs like the heart and lungs have become common knowledge, preventative measures for lifelong uterine health have been largely absent from Western medicine. Consequently, U.S. women have the highest rate of hysterectomy in the world.
InThe Uterine Health Companion, Eve Agee demonstrates why the uterus matters and how we can take care of it, from menarche to menopause--and beyond. She presents mind-body practices to create lasting health so that issues such as PMS, fibroids, and endometriosis do not have to be our destiny as women. A comprehensive holistic plan including nutrition, exercise, cognitive restructuring, and visualization shows us how to promote uterine wellness and enhance conventional medical therapies. Chapters dedicated to specific uterine issues illustrate how to support our health through simple daily practices and fundamental attitude shifts in our relationship to our bodies. The book also includes strategies for women who have had hysterectomies. This empowering resource offers a prescriptive, balanced approach to developing and maintaining optimal uterine health, for every woman at any stage of life.