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The best books about Feminine Health for this Christmas

Christmas is a time for family reunion and big meals, but also for disconnection from work and chilling at home on the sofa with a blanket.

That is why we made a list of the books that we liked the most and that deal with menstrual health issues. Those who like to read and/or are interested in the subject, take a look at our list of books that all women should read at least once. Furthermore, you can buy it as a healthy Christmas gift for yourself or for someone special.

Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement by Nadya Okamoto 

This book explores the menstruation from a more activist point of view. It highlights how throughout history, periods have been hidden from the public. Because of these stigmas, a status quo has been established to exclude people who menstruate from the seat at the decision-making table, creating discriminations like the tampon tax, medicines that favour male biology, and more.

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Period Repair Manual by Lara Briden

This book is the right one for those who are seeking information about natural treatments to deal with their periods. It talks about the best diet, nutritional supplements, herbal medicine, and body-identical hormones that we can use in order to feel better. It also provides advice and tips for women of every age and situation. Some of the topics included are: what your period should be like, things that can go wrong, treatment protocols for all common period problems including PCOS and endometriosis.

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Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation by Amanda Laird 

For many, this book gives you the information about the menstruation that you didn’t get in health class. It challenges the history of period shame and stigma and explains its effects on women’s health and wellness today. Heavy Flow provides a crash course in menstrual self-care, aiming to lift the veil on menstruation, change the narrative, and break the “curse” once and for all.

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The Pioppi Diet: A 21-Day Lifestyle Plan by Dr. Aseem Malhotra and Donal O'Neill 

This book is not really about menstrual health but as we have already spoken in other blog articles, menstrual cycle and food are closely related. Therefore the relevance of this book to address the most common menstruation problems. In particular, this book talks about the Pioppi Diet, named after a village in southern Italy where the population are said to enjoy a longer life expectancy. The book contains the authors’ recommendations on nutrition, fitness, recipes and an exercise routine. 

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