Product Description: Breast cancer has reached epidemic proportions. Once a relatively rare disease, it now affects 2 to 3 million American women, and the incidence is going up at an alarming rate. What can we do to protect ourselves? Christine Horner, M.D., has the prescription: Eat healthy foods, add a good dose of specific supplements, get adequate rest and exercise, and avoid those things that have negative effects on our bodies.
Using the metaphor of the Warrior Goddess, this book explains something that Ayurveda, an ancient systems of healing, describes as our "inner healing intelligence". It explores the various foods, supplements, and health promoting strategies that can enable women to successfully fight breast cancer and claim the healthy body that should be theirs. Dr. Horner tells us what to avoid and what to embrace, what will poison the Warrior Goddess and what will feed her, and what she needs to thrive.
Waking the Warrior Goddess sums up with Dr. Horner's program for reclaiming health and defeating breast cancer. Each step is presented as a new custom to implement into one's daily life. The program focuses on those nutrients and activities that bring health, vitality, and longevity to women. An extensive resources section lists contacts for obtaining various nutrients and toxin-free products that can keep our Warrior Goddess strong and healthy.
Publisher: Basic Health Publications, Inc.
Date Published: 2005
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments, ix
My Journey, 1
How to Use This Book, 11
Modern Breast and Ancient Slayer
1. Breast Cancer Epidemic, 17
2. Rediscovering Ancient Healing, 25
3. The Birth of the Beast, 31
A Banquet Fit for a Goddess
4. Let Food Be Your Medicine, 39
5. An Organic Pharmacy, 43
6. Mother Nature Knows Best, 49 7. Fields of Gold, 61
8. Fats: The Good and the Bad, 65
9. A Fortress of Seeds, 77
10. Asian Defense, 81
11. Magic Mushrooms and Much More, 89
Secret Weapons for Your Warrior Goddess
12. Mighty Micronutrients, 105
13. Defense Shields, 111
14. Smothering the Flames, 121
Poisoning Your Warrior Goddess
15. The Four Perils of Red Meat, 129
16. A Dangerous Foe in a Sweet Disguise, 133
17. Losing Your Goddess-Like Figure, 139
18. A Drink Not to Drink, 145
19. Sir Walter Raleigh's Folly, 147
20. Fatally Flawed Pharmaceuticals, 151
21. Portrait of an Assassin, 157
Preventing the Birth of the Enemy
22. Invite Friends, Not Foes, 167
23. Cellular Housecleaning, 173
Balancing Rest and Activity
24. Healing Nectars of the Night, 183
25. The Medicine of Movement, 193
26. Emotional Healing, 201
27. Turning Inward, 213
Putting It All Together
28. Dr. Christine Horner's 30-Step Program, 223
Recommended Reading, 283
About the Author: Christine Horner, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a nationally recognized surgeon, author, professional speaker, and a relentless champion for women's health. She is passionate about teaching people the tools for staying healthy naturally, avoiding disease, and living life to its fullest potential. Her presentations are charismatic and persuasive. As a result, Dr. Horner, has both educated and inspired countless women and men to live a healthier lifestyle.
In the late 1990s, Dr. Horner spearheaded a national campaign to pass laws requiring insurance companies to pay for breast reconstruction following mastectomy. Her five-year effort led to laws in thirty-five states and a federal law passed by Congress on October 21, 1998. She has been featured in many national magazines, newspapers, and television news programs. In February 1999, Glamour magazine honored her as their "WOW Woman of the Month". In 2000, Oprah Winfrey recognized her as part of her "Angel Network" on her television program. Dr. Horner has received many honors, including the YWCA Career Women of Achievement Award in 1997. In 2011, she was voted by her peers as one of Cincinnati's "Top Doctors".
Dr. Horner teamed with Paul Schaefer, an award winning television anchorman and reporter, in 1999 to create the first ever syndicated television news segment exclusively focused on complementary and alternative medicine and natural approaches to staying health. In 2001, the segment was syndicated on the WISDOM Television Network, reaching 5.5 million households. Dr. Horner is the host and medical editor of the segment.
Dr. Horner resides in Taos, New Mexico, with her cat, Sita.