When you have questions about your health, you want answers from a trustworthy source. In The Real Life Body Book, a Harvard ob-gyn has joined forces with a humor writer to explain the full range of health issues facing young women today. This comprehensive and authoritative guide focuses on whole body wellness and prevention, from the skin (acne, piercing, tattooing) and the head (mental health, hormones, stress) to the bones, heart, and stomach (diet and digestion), plus sex and reproductive wellness. If you're between the ages of twenty-one and thirty-five and you want the latest facts about your health in a language you can understand, The Real Life Body Book is the go-to resource for keeping your body healthy today and for the rest of your life.
Hope Ricciotti, MD, is a practicing clinician and associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School. She has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and the Food Network. She writes a reproductive health blog at www.bewell.com and is a regular contributor to Oprah.com. Dr. Ricciotti is the author of four books on women's health and nutrition, and her writing has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine; Marie Claire; Glamour; Fit Pregnancy; Pregnancy; and Prevention. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts. Monique Doyle Spencer is a contributing columnist for the Boston Globe. Her work has also appeared in the International Herald Tribune and on the New York Times website. Spencer is the chair and founder of The Bucket Brigade, a volunteer-based group working in Southern Sudan, as well as the author of two books on cancer-related issues. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.