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Authors: Christiane Northrup
ISBN-13: 9780553386738, ISBN-10: 0553386735
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Date Published: June 2010
Edition: (Non-applicable)

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Author Biography: Christiane Northrup

Christiane Northrup, M.D., is also the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Wisdom of Menopause and Mother-Daughter Wisdom, and the host of seven public television specials. A board-certified OB/GYN and past president of the American Holistic Medical Association with more than twenty years of clinical and medical teaching experience, Dr. Northrup was a pioneer in the partnership between conventional and complementary medicine. Her work has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, and Good Morning America, among many others. She lives in Maine and is the mother of two adult daughters.

Book Synopsis

Dr. Christiane Northrup’s vision of mind-body wellness has received an extraordinary response from women all over the world. Her groundbreaking classic, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, powerfully demonstrates that when women change the basic conditions of their lives that lead to health problems, they heal faster, more completely, and with far fewer medical interventions.

Here in this revised edition is the most up-to-date information available on the entire range of women’s health concerns, including:

• A nutrition chapter emphasizing individual dietary needs and body chemistry

• Information on improving fertility after age 35–and how to cut the risk of C-section by 50 percent

• A comprehensive program for menopause, including how to decide whether natural hormone replacement is right

• Holistic ways to prepare and heal faster if surgery is necessary

• Plus dozens of natural treatments and a wealth of hard-to-find health care resources

Filled with dramatic case histories from her medical practice in Maine, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom is contemporary medicine at its best, combining new technologies with natural remedies and the miraculous healing powers within the body itself.

Publishers Weekly

This guide goes far beyond standard self-help books [and] is as accessible as it is empowering.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Introduction to the Revised Edition: Speaking Our Truth
Introduction to the First Edition: Physician, Heal Thyself
1The Patriarchal Myth and the Addictive System3
2Feminine Intelligence and a New Mode of Healing25
3Inner Guidance50
4The Female Energy System67
5The Menstrual Cycle101
6The Uterus164
7The Ovaries210
8Reclaiming the Erotic241
9Vulva, Vagina, Cervix, and Lower Urinary Tract259
11Our Fertility381
12Pregnancy and Birthing445
13Motherhood: Bonding with Your Baby495
15Steps for Healing579
16Getting the Most Out of Your Medical Care642
17Nourishing Ourselves with Food674
18The Power of Movement740
19Healing Ourselves, Healing Our World757
AppChoices in Hormone Replacement777