Black Women's Wellness

Your "I've Got This!" Guide to Health, Sex, and Phenomenal Living

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Pub Date 24 Jan 2023 | Archive Date 27 Jan 2023

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An essential guide to lifelong health and greater well-being from one of today’s highly regarded women’s health experts

“I offer this book as a Black female to be your one-stop reference on your personal quest to achieve total wellness, health, and happiness in every important aspect of your life.”

With the relatability and warmth you want from your doctor, Black Women’s Wellness addresses what most other physician-authored books omit: the unique challenges Black women face, including microaggressions and the less-than-desirable statistics and legacy of health-care outcomes. With comparative data for Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American women, this book provides clear, actionable information so women can live vibrant, healthy lives today.

In these pages, you’ll discover head-to-toe information and wisdom on:

• The top five medical issues for Black women: heart disease, diabetes, cancers, HIV, and maternal mortality
• The effects of social stress and microaggressions on Black women’s health
• Gynecological conditions including fibroids, endometriosis, and menopause
• Eye conditions: glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration
• Lung conditions: asthma, sarcoidosis, and lupus
• Musculoskeletal conditions: arthritis, fibromyalgia, and others
• Sickle cell disease and multiple sclerosis
• Alzheimer’s, dementia, and personality disorders
• Sex, STDs, sensuality, and relationships
• Beauty, finances, and successful life management tools
• Self-care, embracing self-worth, and mental well-being
• Health inventory checklists and how to be an empowered patient

As a Black female ob-gyn who has cared for Civil Rights matriarchs, internationally known celebrities, and thousands of others, Dr. Melody T. McCloud urges, “If we improve a Black woman’s health, we can improve that of her family and future generations.”

Black Women’s Wellness is a long-needed book that will educate and motivate you to achieve your healthiest, richest life possible.

An essential guide to lifelong health and greater well-being from one of today’s highly regarded women’s health experts

“I offer this book as a Black female to be your one-stop reference on your...


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PAGES 320

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Black Women Are Beautiful

In reading this book, Dr. McCloud recognize that all women are the same anatomically (structurally) and physiologically (functionally) regardless of their race, with the exception that our hair may be a different texture, and our skin a different tone, but our inner workings are all the same, when normal.

She outlines three main things that Black women must do in order to bring forth a change in our health, and they are:
1. We can realign some priorities and the allocation of some of our expendable funds.
2. We can shift from a superwoman mentality— caring for everyone else— to one that affords us the obligation and commitment to care for ourselves.
3. We must release historic barriers, such as distrusting doctors, while solely relying on family traditions and prayer in lieu of seeking a physician.

Additionally, Dr. McCloud discusses ethnic health disparities, 10 leading causes of death according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and states that Blacks women as a whole face a disproportionate rate of morbidity and mortality than white women. She discusses quite a few diseases, their causes, health risks, and how many Black women don't seek medical help.

Dr. McCloud chapter on You Are Beautiful, is very uplifting to read. She discusses personal care, hygiene, and basically self love, from nail care, hair care, dental care to plastic surgery, mental health care, and over physical health care.

This is a great book with an amazing amount of helpful information dealing with a Black women all around wellness, including financial wellness. I truly enjoyed reading this book and would highly recommend that women of Color read it with understanding that as stated by the author Black women voices are no longer muted or silenced; instead , they are heard around the world, with sophisticated, strong, and successful style.

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