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Consciously Female: How to Listen to Your Body and Your Soul for a Lifetime of Healthier Living Hardcover – March 30, 2004


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam; 1 edition (March 30, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553802933
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553802931
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.5 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,249,847 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This excellent compendium on women’s health is based on the integrative model of medicine popularized by Weil (8 Weeks to Optimum Health, etc.), emphasizing a combination of Western treatments with alternative therapies in a patient-centered approach. Gudet, director of the Duke Center for Integrative Medicine, and Spencer (The V Book), provide a guide to individualizing women’s health decisions relating to fertility, menstruation and menopause. Drawing on numerous case histories, Gaudet highlights the importance of understanding one’s personal health as a developing narrative and of creating the time and space to learn about oneself through conscious and unconscious methods. Among other tools, she recommends "dreamimagery," a technique that involves breathing and muscle relaxation and may spark images and bring unconscious thoughts to light. Through this technique, for example, "Paula" came to understand that she did not want to become pregnant again and "Kim" came to terms with her emotional ability to be a mother. Well organized and clearly written, Gaudet’s volume covers every aspect of female health from a person-centered point of view.
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"Tracy Gaudet has written a fabulous book about what it means to be Consciously Female. It’s loaded with consciousness-enhancing information guaranteed to make the experience of being female healthier and happier than ever before."
—Christiane Northrup, M.D., bestselling author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, and The Wisdom of Menopause

"Dr.Tracy Gaudet is the sort of doctor that every woman wants. Her unique approach to women's medicine blends the wide expertise of an integrative medicine physician with the deep insight and personal understanding only one woman can offer another. In Consciously Female, she shows us how to untangle the net of mind, body, emotions and spirit and weave it into a fabric far stronger than we have ever dreamed. If you are a woman, you owe it to yourself to read this one."
—Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., bestselling author of Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather's Blessings

"This book is about waking up, becoming conscious of not only our body but our mind and spirit as well. It is about using deep intuition along with rational discernment to make smart choices about our health. Let us be grateful for the blessings of scientific medicine, but let us also honor the holistic approach to health and healing that lie at the heart of Dr. Gaudet's elegant medical vision."
—Larry Dossey, MD, Healing Beyond the Body, Reinventing Medicine, and Healing Words

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Christy Mack on April 23, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This incredibly thorough and insightful interpretation of what it means to be consciously female in today's tumultuous times is a must read, not only for every woman, but also for any man who has a woman in his life. Dr. Gaudet's clear grasp of the interconnectedness of the mind, body, spirit, and community to health and wellness is right on target and it demands serious consideration when one is determining what course of action to take with regard to health matters. Her innovative approaches, which help us focus on how we think of our bodies and how we treat our bodies, are easy to understand and incorporate into our lives. Her sensitivity to the issues and her understanding of the impacts on our health are the foundations for the wisdom every reader will discover in this book. I highly recommend it for women of all ages!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tavalon on December 8, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I worked at University Hospital Labor and Delivery in San Antonio for the first eight years of my nursing career. Every year 7-8 new doctors would begin their residency. Most were competent or became so over their tenure but a handful were truly fabulous, so much so that I remember them to this day (I've been a nurse 17 years now). I would have chosen any one of them to be my personal OB/Gyn had they been in private practice. One of those physicians was Tracy Gaudet. I was so pleased when I heard she had joined with Dr. Weil to form an integrative medicine practice in Arizona after her residency. I finally got this book and I'm not surprised at how good it is. The book reflects the kind of physician she was then and the even better physician she is now. She is more than just a doctor, she is a healer.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 29, 2004
Format: Hardcover
A veritable cornucopia of wise and practical information and compassionate guidance from a physician who practices what she
preaches and is a highly respected advocate of a truly integrative medicine. Consciously Female may be the ally, friend, and expert you so sorely need and miss in today's rapidly changing medicine. It is a specific and scientifically-based prescription for optimizing health and well-being, a true gift to women of all ages, and a source of comfort and reassurance that honors the universe of the feminine in matters of soma, psyche, and relationship, including, importantly, with yourself...consciously."
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Augustine Kentwood on January 17, 2005
Format: Paperback
Not sure what the other reviewer is referring to about support -- this book is about stuff you can do on your own to be healthier. You don't need anything (or anyone) else! I loved the "tools," which are easy ways to pay attention to your needs. It's all about paying attention. Learning to think about myself this way helped me to quit taking my body for granted. I think this should be required reading to anyone starting a weight loss program!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Susan Tierney Cockburn on July 9, 2006
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Dr. Gaudet understands that women's body are impacted by more than the usual environment and eating habits. She makes you aware of the spirtual consciousness that connects our everyday living. Whether you have a chronic illness or just want to explore a wellness plan for your body, this is a must read.
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