Mom's Health Matters: Practical Answers to Your Top Health Concerns

Carrie L. Carter, Author Zondervan Publishing Company $12.99 (272p) ISBN 978-0-310-24743-2
While Mom takes care of everything from boo-boos to stomach flus, it's often the case that she neglects to take care of herself. Carter, a pediatrician, offers no-nonsense advice in this Christian guide to women's health. Carter organizes her book according to the results of a recent survey of mothers, based on what they reported about their health. She devotes her early chapters to their top health-related concerns--lack of energy, abundant stress and weight problems. Carter is an ardent advocate of moderate exercise, especially Pilates, and explains its benefits to Christian readers who may be suspicious of anything remotely yoga-like. Other chapters address issues such as choosing a doctor, screening for diseases, avoiding sun damage, preventing viral illnesses and understanding (and regaining) libido. Some of Carter's tidbits are truly fascinating, including a special section on the chemical dangers of common household cleaning supplies. Final chapters discuss reproductive health concerns such as pregnancy, birth control and menopause.
Reviewed on: 08/01/2003
Release date: 08/01/2003
Genre: Religion
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