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The Ultimate PCOS Handbook


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With this practical handbook you can start to see PCOS symptoms improve in as little as 2 weeks. Based on the latest scientific research and the authors' first-hand experience, it will empower you to take back control of your body- and your life. Packed with all the essential information to naturally beat the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome. / 1 in 10 women suffer from PCOS, a hormonal condition that disrupts women's ovulation cycle and forms cysts on the ovaries. / Colette Harris and Theresa Cheung are the recognised authorities on PCOS. 'PCOS', the first ever book published on the subject in 2001, has sold over 63,000 while 'PCOS Diet Book' (2002) has sold just over 45,000. / Since Victoria Beckham, Jamie Oliver's wife Jules and Anna Friel revealed that they suffer from PCOS, the condition has had an increasing amount of media and press coverage. / When BBC Watchdog ran a short piece on PCOS in January 2002, 11,000 women phoned in with comments about their own suffering. / 10% of author royalties going to Veritas, the main PCOS web site in the UK. We will promote the book through their web site. / Colette and Theresa are uniquely placed to write this book, being sufferers of PCOS themselves. This is the self-help plan they have created to beat their own symptoms. / Competition: PCOS by Colette Harris (Thorsons 2000) The Low GI Guide to Managing PCOS by Jennie Brand-Miller (Hodder Mobius June 2005)

About the Author

Theresa Cheung was born into a family of psychics and astrologers. She gave her first public psychic reading at the age of 14 and has been involved in the serious study of the psychic world ever since. In addition to being a tarot reader, she has lectured and organised workshops on numerology, tarot, dreams and other aspects of the psychic world. Theresa has contributed to women's magazines such as Red, She and Here's Health as well as MBS magazines such as Fate and Fortune. She is the author of over 25 health, popular psychology and new age books including, Amazing You: Dreams (Hodder) and Teen Psychics (Adams Media). Colette Harris is the co-author of 'PCOS' and the 'PCOS Diet Book', patron of the UK's PCOS charity Verity, and editor of Health Plus magazine. She was diagnosed with PCOS in December 1996 and since then has been writing campaigning articles, speaking at hospital groups and at international health conferences to raise awareness of PCOS and the effects it has not only on women's health but their emotions and those of the people who support them. She's a passionate believer in the power of self help for managing PCOS through diet, exercise and lifestyle changes - 'Living well keeps my PCOS under control and helps me make sure it doesn't rule my life,' she says.


Verdict: Chapter notes, resources (web sites and organizations), resources for further reading (without dates), and an index give access to research, but a commercial web site is the major source recommended for information about the glycemic index. There is no glossary, and some of the web sites listed are inaccessible. Accompanying illustrations for the exercises suggested would have been helpful. Not recommended. Background: One of several new books on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), this guide to managing the disease is designed for women experiencing the common symptoms of weight gain, acne, and low fertility. The authors' personal experiences with PCOS informs their presentation, but a decidedly British slant (and terminology) may frustrate Americans looking for remedies available in the United States. In three parts, the book explains PCOS (assisted by the book's only illustration) and gives strategies for coping with both the physical symptoms and the psychological aspects. --Lois K. Merry, Keene State Coll., NH Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Praise for 'PCOS': 'Packed with essential advice.' Optimum Health magazine 'A ground-breaking book!helpful and sympathetic.' Here's Health magazine

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