This article showcases our top picks for the best must-read books on women’s health. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).
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This product was recommended by Christine Scott-Hudson from Create Your Life Studio
“Too many of us have been taught to bury our real feelings. We bury them with silence. We bury them with people-pleasing. We bury them with alcohol. We bury them with drugs. We bury our real feelings with Netflix binges, food, sugar, shopping, sports, and the gym. We bury our true feelings with unhealthy relationships, drama, politics, anger, hating, social media, daydreaming, gossip, and other forms of self-harm. We ignore our own internal warning systems. We keep driving with the red check engine light on. We cover it up with tape, ignore the warnings, and keep going. This pandemic has rearranged some of these automatic pilot drives. We have had a bit of time to slow down and question where we are headed and where we actually would like to go.
This product was recommended by Stacy Caprio from AcneScar
Period Power by Maisie Hill is a great book about women’s health that teaches women how to align their life alongside their menstrual cycle to harness the power of their hormones and energy. This book is helpful especially if you’ve never thought of how your cycle influences your mood and energy level, and you’re looking to learn more about your energy and cycle.
This product was recommended by Jené Luciani Sena from JeneLuciani
It’s a guide to help women of all ages, shapes and sizes find the perfect bra as well as tackles breastfeeding, breast health, what causes sagging and more.
This product was recommended by Estelle Russo from Paleo Safe
Practicing Mindfulness: 75 Essential Meditations to Reduce Stress, Improve Mental Health, and Find Peace in the Everyday by Matthew Sockolov offers 75 meditations are perfect for any Mom looking for a few extra ways to relax after a long day. The 75 different exercises will give you different things to work on for roughly 2.5 months. I use it to relieve stress, fall asleep after a long day and recharge for tomorrow!
This product was recommended by Amy Oestreicher from LoveMyDetour
The book centers around minffulness and the power of creativity to heal the body As well as the mind and soul, especially in uncertain times like this pandemic, where we have all been affected subconsciously or unconsciously in some way. As a survivor—and “thriver”—of abuse and extensive medical trauma, Amy discovered sources of resilience she didn’t know she had but it turns out we all possess. In this book, she creates a tapestry made from each of each thread of her journey, empowering others to find gratitude in every setback and discover their own infinite inner strength. Amy’s search for “home” proves to be the greatest test of cultivating resilience after near-death, and reclaiming identity after both sexual assault and medical trauma. Amy’s journey is ultimately a celebration of ordinary and extraordinary challenges and miracles.
This product was recommended by Darina Lynkova from ExtensionRanking
Many women consume way too much sugar without knowing how harmful this is to their pancreas. Diabetes type two is a real thread and women all over the world need to know how to avoid that. Wendy Speake explains the issue in detail and helps her readers to overcome the need for sugar in a very comforting and spiritual way. This book will change the way you eat and will guide you towards a healthier lifestyle. The author explains how fasting is a wonderful way to feel full of energy and it will give you more strength to accomplish all you have put your mind up to. A must-read for any woman who craves a healthier lifestyle.
This product was recommended by Penny Casselman from PennyCasselman
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in their life. Whether that someone is you, a family member, or a friend, How To Get A Free Boob Job provides insights, new perspectives, and heaping scoops of gratitude for the little things we take for granted—all covered with sprinkles of humor. Casselman brings you along on her adventure of a lifetime and gives you a peek under her shirt of what it’s like to navigate the wild unknown of a genetically driven breast cancer diagnosis.
This product was recommended by Meg Marrs from Safer Senior Care
This book is a must read for women who are still menstruating. As one of the leading experts in hormones and women’s’ nutrition, Alisa Vitti, is equipped to educate women on how to understand their hormones better. She explains how to ‘bio-hack’ your hormones so you feel better, manage your energy, perform better at work plus much more! After reading this book you can wave goodbye to PMS and period pains.
This product was recommended by Gina Harper from Harper’s Nurseries
Described by many as the Womans Health and Wellness Bible, this book covers a comprehensive range of topics that include sexuality, PMS, thyroid function and many more subjects specific to female health and wellness. Christiane Northrup explains in a clear and easy to understand fashion how to be healthy in mind, body and soul. Instead of focusing solely on the medical model of health, in addition to conventional medicine she explores alternative methods of healing. Every woman should have a copy of this book. Highly recommended.
This product was recommended by Carol Queen from Good Vibrations
This book is the founding document of the women’s health movement, and the Boston Women’s Health Collective regularly updates it to keep it relevant to our lives today. It’s packed with info about medical issues that can affect our bodies, but also our sexuality, mental and physical wellbeing, prevention, health throughout the lifespan, reproductive health–SO MUCH information! This is a feminist classic and paved the way for so many positive changes in the way women live our lives.