And for too many of us, the tools we have make it impossible to “win” at health.
The fact is, almost nothing in our global health marketplace is designed to serve and heal women. From external factors like the global male-centric medical model, the predatory wellness industry, and the commoditization of traditional health practices, to internal challenges like stacked societal and familial expectations and our need to power through at all costs, women are beset with health-related obstacles from all sides.
However, when asked, most women will say, “I’m fine.”
Somewhere along the way, we decided that being a woman is a problem to be fixed, not a gift to be embraced. Our health systems at best minimize, and at worst outright ignore, key physiological transitions like menstruation, postpartum, perimenopause, and menopause, meaning that women are not supported through the most impactful health experiences of their lives—yet, we’re convinced that, somehow, we are the problem.
In this groundbreaking book, Anca Griffiths, Marjorie Jenkins, MD, and Alyson McGregor, MD, tackle the complex issue of the women’s global health marketplace. With bold insights and piercing clarity, they expose the hidden issues within our current systems, break down the four key reasons why women aren’t winning at health, and show you what you can do to take back control of your health journey. With additional contributions from recognized global experts, they lay a strong groundwork to empower women everywhere to thrive beyond the current status quo—because when women are well, everyone wins.
Chapter One: Hitting the Glass Ceiling
Chapter Two: Modern Medicine is Male-Centric Medicine
Chapter Three: Medicine, Mindset, and Money
Chapter Four: Beauty, Wellness, and the Myth of the Perfect Woman
Chapter Five: One Size Fits All? Not for Women
Chapter Six: “Cash for Care” and the Influence of Wellness Markets on Medicine
Chapter Seven: Ancient Wisdom and the Lost Threads of Healing
Chapter Eight: Diagnosing Our Beliefs
Chapter Nine: But, We Can
Chapter Ten: Finding Your Partners in Health
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