In this comprehensive, reader-friendly guide Dr. Laurie Steelsmith shows how women can create a lifetime of optimal health and well being from blending the extraordinary benefits the Western tradition and ancient Chinese teachings of natural medicine. Outlining the essentials of a Naturally Healthy Lifestyle that enhances the body's own health-sustaining abilities, Steelsmith identifies the ten crucial components of a woman's health: the immune system, kidneys, liver, digestive system, heart, hormones, bones, breasts, pelvis, and mental health. She also provides dozens of tips to help you maintain your peak condition using natural and nontoxic methods. In this resource you will discover: How to balance your hormones with natural medicineHow to keep your bones strong for lifeA list of "Best Breast Foods" and other tips to enhance your breast healthAncient methods for increasing your libido with Chinese herbal medicine The hidden benefits of doing both a liver cleanse and a digestive cleanseHow exercise can promote the balance of yin and yang in your bodyHow to keep your mind sharp well into your senior years Secrets of the Chinese Five element system and how your personality type influences every aspect of your healthHow to use aromatherapy, flower essences, and homeopathic medicines to enhance your wellbeing in numerous ways Dr. Laurie Steelsmith is a licensed naturopathic doctor, acupuncturist, and practitioner of Chinese medicine. She was trained at Bastyr University in Seattle, the nation's leading center for natural medicine. She has practiced in Honolulu since 1993, where she writes the "Prescriptions" column for the Honolulu Advertiser and she is a frequent lecturer on the subject of women's health.