What The Yuck! From The Editors Of Health – (A Review For Women Only)

All women have concerns about their body that they are just too embarrassed to mention to their doctor. In “What The Yuck?!””Health Magazine” Medical Editor Dr. Roshini Rajapaksa (Dr. Raj) answers them all – ‘Could this mole be skin cancer?’ to the offbeat like ‘Can too many venti lattes (Green Tea latte made with Soy) give you a heart attack?’ and ‘Why do I get a headache when I eat chocolate cupcakes?’ Dr. Raj sheds light on even the most confusing symptoms, telling readers when not to worry, and when to see their doctor. The book also shares insider tips from Dr. Raj, fascinating factoids – such as ‘Most women have one breast that’s larger than the other’ – as well as poll results, so readers can see at a glance how many seemingly-weird body issues are actually healthy and normal. All 205 questions come from real women; they cover everyday health concerns and thoroughly modern conundrums, such as H1N1 (Swine Flu), celebrity diets, and mobile phone dangers. The book is organized by themes such as ‘That time of the month’ and ‘Between the sheets’, making it easy to navigate and irresistible to flip through. Sure to be a classic, “What The Yuck?!” is a book women of all ages will want to own.



I grabbed this book at BEA in New York earlier this year and finally just opened it up this week.  While some of the content was a bit “WHOA” for my blood… much of the book was very informative and I learned a few interesting things. I liked that the questions were answered by a woman doctor in detail.



Dr. Raj answers your questions about caffeine, spider veins, and germs on public toilets.

Q: I drink four or five cups of coffee every day, then a cappuccino at night. Is that too much caffeine?

A: Yes and no. For most people, 200 to 300 milligrams of caffeine a day—about two or three cups of coffee—is fine. But more than that may cause anxiety, sleep difficulties, or irritability, as well as stomach ulcers, esophagitis (inflammation of the esophageal lining), a temporary rise in blood pressure, and reflux—all signature signs of an overdose.


Of course I had to put the coffee one in my review.  😛  Overall this book is filled with good advice of what to bring to your doctor appointments that will save you time and money, as well as answers to questions you may have that are not always the easiest to ask.   Any woman  who read this book would take away something of use or interest to them.


Roshini Rajapaksa, MD, Health Magazine Medical Editor and Today Show contributor is an attending physician at NYU Medical Center/Tisch Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine. A Harvard graduate, she holds a medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and is board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.

I received my copy of this book from BEA in New York from the author

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Posted on September 10, 2010, in Book Review and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. Sounds like a book all women should read!

  2. This sounds like a great resource to have on hand!

  3. I’m never really sure what to think of titles like this one (not the book, but the title). It’s so cheesy that it’s almost a turn-off for me.

  4. I love the title! And books for women are great – there’s always something to learn in them!

    • Jill the book had some good lists of foods that help with bloating and foods that make it worse (good to know!) as well as other lists for health benefits and I do like reading about that.

  5. This sounds like a handy reference book to have around.

  6. I already know that I drink way too much coffee!! 😀

  7. Oh, I want this one so much…title and all!

  8. I see Christmas presents for my daughters in this book. It sounds like a handy little reference to have. In our busy lives, we often have trouble trying to decide what needs to handle ourselves and what we really should go to the doctor about.

    Thanks for the review. I had heard about the book and saw her on the TODAY SHOW.

    • Pat – warning – there are a couple racey chapters – one entitled between the sheets. FYI – for your daughters 🙂

      • My daughters are 37 and 35 so there shouldn’t be a problem. It is actually kind of pathetic, they have had to explain things to me a time or two. I had a very sheltered childhood I guess. I think they were planning on my being a nun. My siblings had much more exposure than I did and I was the oldest.

  9. Love the cover. I’ll have to see if my library has this one.

  10. This sounds really interesting!

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