Complete Guide to Women’s Health Book Giveaway!

Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Nieca Goldberg.  Dr. Goldberg is an associate professor of medicine and the medical director of New York University’s Women’s Heart Program, the co-medical director of the 92nd Street Y’s Cardio Rehabilitation Program, and a national spokesperson for the American Heart Association’s “Go Red” campaign. is thrilled to be giving away copies of her recent book The Complete Guide to Women’s Health to 3 lucky readers.

In the book you’ll find:

• the normal physical changes you can expect to experience at age thirty-five and after
• treatments for over- and underactive thyroids and other hormone issues
• the signs, symptoms, and management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes
• facts on fertility, contraceptives, pregnancy, and menopause
• information on good breast health, including preventive breast-cancer measures
• a comprehensive heart-to-heart about your cardiovascular system
• dealing with GERD, stomach ulcers, gallstones, IBS, IBD, and colon cancer
• strategies for keeping bones strong, fending off arthritis, and coping with foot and back pain
• the importance of diagnosing sleep apnea and saying good night to insomnia
• revelations about the mind-body connection–countering stress and relieving depression
• the ins and outs of medical exams–what to ask, and when to change doctors

With warmth and encouragement, Dr. Goldberg gives you the solid information you need on the path to great health.

To enter: 1) “like” us on Facebook, 2) sign up for our Newsletter (don’t worry, we won’t send you spam!) and 3) leave a comment telling us what YOU plan to do to be healthier this spring. We will choose 3 winners this Friday, March 4th. Terms and conditions apply.


  1. Shannon in Phoenix says

    I am drinking more water, trying to do more upperbody workouts (due to a post surgery foot) and sleeping more!

  2. says

    I had a heart attack over a year ago at 46 years old. Was and still is under alot of stress, also I am born with a heart ailment of Intramyracardial Bridging on the Left Ascending Artery. So since this big scare I have been eating very healthy since, and was not easy. We are so brainwashed by these processed foods that are available in our Grocery Stores, convience it is so sad what kinds of ailments, and sicknesses these foods can cause. But it does not stop here. I need to exercise more, although I run around alot with kids, errands, etc. I need to start exercising, pilates, yoga, or maybe just walking around a track. I have arthritus on my lower back, gurd, over active thyroid and struggled with depression especailly more since my heart attack. What elements out there, and around us today, lack of eating healthy, stress, lack of exercise, woman today are headed for all kinds of danger to their health. So it is time we all need to really educate ourselves, and make a difference. So far I have to a point, and there is more to go.

  3. Diana says

    I am honestly excited about Spring and am done with this cold and dreary winter. I can not wait to soak up some Vitamin D, get some fresh air and take my workouts outside. Taking a job, run or walk in neature’s beautiful landscape is so much more enjoyable then staring at basement walls or the gym (But you make due with what resources you have). Can also get back into biking, hiking, and tennis after the thaw.
    I’m also looking forward to the openings of the farmer’s market in our local towns, where I can get fresh and organic produce to snack on and cook with and at the same time!

  4. liz jorgensen says

    I am going to aim to put 1,000 miles on my bike this summer. And I’m going to stop at my local farmer’s market each week.

  5. Stephanie Wolfgang says

    I’ll be training for this summer’s Tough Mudder. I’ll be running hills outside more often and doing more back-to-basics strength training. Bring on the push-ups, pull-ups, and ab work!

  6. Jonathan Buffington says

    Personally, I’m already doing everything possible for my heart health. It’s my sister I am writing about today. My sister has always struggled with her weight, she only has one bad habit, unhealthy eating. She recently discovered she has had Scoliosis since childhood and is no longer treatable which makes the strain from excess weight on her body and spine extremely painful. She has also recently been having minor heart problems and high blood pressure. I have told her what I do(eat vegetarian), but she say’s that isn’t for her. Over the years diet books have piled up and been piled right outta here too. I believe if my sister had less of a diet book, and more of a healthy living book she might just turn the corner. She is older than me and her weight is very pronounced, I worry about her health but like me I guess you have to find what works for you individually. Anyway, the book would be a great tool for her to understand that it’s not just a diet she needs, it’s a major lifestyle shift with emphasis on making better choices in food and as well as better life choices. Thanks

  7. jennifer says

    Take my vitamin D supplement (mine is low) and take walks with my kids once the weather warms up. I know I need strength training so I’m trying to figure out how to incorporate that into my life on a regular basis. If I win this book I will read it and then pass it on to my mother…she never has regular check-ups but grabs on to fad heath things she hears from friends. She needs some guidence that is credible.

  8. mamotts says

    I am doing everything I can to change my life- stress is still a factor but when it warms up I will be able to get out more and walk- run- have time to yell and scream and talk with God/ we are as a family planting a garden- te kids are already drawing plans and making labels- healthy eating an moving and hopefully destressing

  9. says

    I need the book just to get me started.
    When the weather is warmer, will be walking outside instead of the mall and grocery warehouses. I am already committed to moving more, whether just walking or riding my stationary bike or stretching and bending.

    I have already started planning my plant pots, so I will be doing container gardening this year. Will have herbs and peppers.
    I am constantly looking for ways to eat healthier and get protein without eating meat. I don’t do sodas or energy drinks and don’t plan to start.
    And of course, I will be using sunscreen while outside.

  10. says

    I have started counting calories. I’ve been running at least 2-3 times per week. I’d really like to run more than that but I need to conquer my schedule first. I’m going to stop buying processed food and make it myself so that I know what’s in it and substitute with healthier options. Also – trying to not touch sweets or soda (huge! downfall for me). Been working on this for a while, but I’ve convinced my hubby to start eating healthier too :] so that will definitely help!

    Love this blog – just found it today & am IN LOVE!

  11. Jenny says

    I plan on and have already started counting calories and being more aware of what I eat each day. I also have started jogging and plan to go for a lot of walks outside now that the weather is getting nicer.

  12. kathyr says

    I aim to increase my exercise from 2x/week to 4-5x a week. My weight is going the wrong way, and i cannot continue like this. Also, to decrease my sodium intake — i already eat relatively well, and read labels, but need to switch to even more low-sodium products, in light of the new recommendations (1500 mg. daily limit for those who have high blood pressure.)

  13. Deb says

    eat less, exercise more, continue to take vitamin supplements, increase fiber intake, change diet to multigrains, fruits and vegtables

  14. kimberly Masseau says

    My weight has always been a constant struggle for me. When winter and cold weather enters I shudder because I know that I will undoubtedly pack on a few extra pounds. I cannot wait for Spring to get here. Just this past summer my husband and I began kayaking and we can’t wait to hit the rivers. Not to mention the snorkeling to be done. I have gained a lot of weight over the past few years and with the ripe age of46 fastly approaching it’s time to get off my haunches and get SERIOUS. Heart disease and HBP as well as diabetes are ailments that seem to plague my family as they get older and I SERIOUSLY don’t want to be in their shoes. Definitely can’t wait for my soda stream which is going to help tremendously on my road to HEALTHY. Smoking is another factor I’ve yet to completely kick. While I smoke maybe 3 cigarettes a day I know this still isn’t good for me………but that’s down from almost 3 packs a day I was smoking two years ago. So, milestones are commended. I’ve began setting goals (small ones). I use to set these large extreme goals that were impossible to achieve. I have found that with smaller goals they are more attainable and give you the ambition to continue on when they are reached!!!! Good Luck everyone on a Healthier Year!!

  15. Mandolyne Harris says

    I am 27 years old and I just survived a stroke, soon after they found a huge hole in my heart, I had heart surgery Feb 18th 2011 and I have never felt better!!!!! It was a blessing that they found it when they did, and I am still here today to raise my 3 beautiful children. I have already started eating better not only for myself but for my husband and children, and now Im trying to get an exercise routine down. I plan on giving back and working the the American Heart Ass. to spread awareness and help educate a healthier life style. With out your health you have nothing!!!! God bless you all!!!

    Mandolyne Harris

  16. Mary Warren says

    Two year’s ago I had a severe wake up call… I fell into a coma, actue kidney and liver failure, respiratory arrest, pneumonia and heart attack… I was given 48 hours to live. Somehow I made it through… right now I am trying to do everything I can possibly do to make my lifestyle a healthier one. I would really love to read this new book. As women we often overlook the warning signs, or don’t even know what they are. I am trying to educate myself so what happened to me never happens again.

  17. rad says

    To be healthier this year, I plan to use the lovely bounty of spring to eat well, admire the beautiful blooming trees by walking daily, and enjoy the sunshine to get my vit. d and elevate my mood =)

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