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Mass Paperback
224 pages
Jan 2006
Spire Books

A Woman's Guide to Good Health

by Carrie Carter, M.D.

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In her newly updated A Woman’s Guide to Good Health, Dr. Carrie Carter shares her view that “staying healthy should be a choice, not a chore.” Readers who struggle with never-ending goals to control weight, increase energy, and manage stress may feel like they’re facing insurmountable obstacles. Yet Carter’s easy-to-read guide shows them how to cut through the medical jargon and develop a lifelong plan of action.

According to the author, reducing stress is the most crucial factor in creating a healthier lifestyle. Too much stress sets many other negative actions into motion. She offers hope through the words of Jesus in John 10:10: “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” As a primary care physician for over 15 years, Carter has seen how making small changes can lead to a vast improvement in overall wellness.

Through charts and easy-to-understand visuals, Carter focuses on proper nutrition, weight management techniques, and preventative maintenance. She devotes an entire chapter on the world of nutritional supplements, dispelling many myths of the health and fitness craze. Her humorous, breezy style offers sound advice on which supplements are helpful and which are risky.

I found this book to be a refreshing change from other popular health books on the market because the expert voice of authority is also deeply grounded in Scripture. Most books like this are written by men, yet women readers will enjoy Carter’s frank discussion of her own health problems that led to her passion for educating others. The compact size fits easily into a purse, offering women the ability to improve their overall health one step at a time. – Heather Ivester, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

Do you want to control you weight, increase your energy level, and manage stress?

What woman doesn't? But with our busy lives, it's hard to make healthy lifestyle changes that last.

As an experienced primary-care physician, Dr. Carrie Carter knows that it's easy to be overwhelmed by the abundance of medical information available and agrees that medical jargon is confusing. With this easy-to-use, information-packed book, she helps you sort out your medical needs and offers doable solutions just right for you.

With information on everything from weight loss and stress to heart disease and menopause, A Woman's Guide to Good Health is a unique resource you will turn to again and again. Because staying healthy should be a choice, not a chore.