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The Secret Pleasures of Menopause Hardcover – October 15, 2008
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About the Author
Christiane Northrup, M.D., a board-certified ob-gyn, is a visionary pioneer; beloved authority in women’s health and wellness; and the author of the New York Times bestsellers Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause. Her third book, Mother-Daughter Wisdom, was voted Amazon’s number one book of the year in both Parenting and Mind/Body Health in 2005. Following a 25-year career in both academic medicine and private practice, Dr. Northrup now devotes her time to helping women create vibrant health through tapping into their inner wisdom.
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Internationally known for her empowering approach, Dr. Northrup embraces medicine that acknowledges the unity of mind, body, emotions, and spirit, and teaches women to create health by tuning into their inner wisdom. After decades spent transforming women's understanding of their sacred bodies and processes, Dr. Northrup now teaches women to thrive at every stage of life in her latest New York Times bestselling book "Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-being".
As a business owner, physician, former surgeon, mother, writer, and speaker, Dr. Northrup acknowledges our individual and collective capacity for growth, freedom, joy, and balance. When she's not traveling, Dr. Northrup loves dancing Argentine tango, going to the movies, getting together with friends and family, boating, and reading.
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I feel very empowered to acheive optimal health through these new theories. I already eat with nutritional excellent from the book, "Eat To Live" by Joel Furham, M.D. and I am at my ideal weight. I exericise a lot and take many suppilmental vitamins and yet I have high blood pressure and suffer from anxiety. Just after reading this book and finding faith in it's words, I feel so much better and I even got my sex-drive back! This is a short easy book to read and I highly recommend it to everyone, not just women.
We think Northrop's right that the pleasurable feelings from connecting with others are very healthful, but oxytocin, not prolactin, is probably the reason. Indeed, prolactin (which rises after orgasm in both men and woman) may be more closely related to unpleasant mood swings. For example, men with high prolactin levels sometimes report low libido, headaches, erectile dysfunction, and anxiety. Women report similar symptoms. In one study, three quarters of women with unexplained high prolactin levels were suffering from depression, anxiety, and hostility.
This brings me to Northrop's indirect suggestion that masturbation is an ideal source of good feelings for women because of the short-term changes it produces in the body (endorphins and nitric oxide). Unfortunately, masturbation doesn't connect us with others. It's a solo performance. And, although sexologists aren't yet acknowledging it, there seem to be very real differences between masturbation and intercourse. The two are not interchangeable. Consider this woman's experience:
"It has been a year since my husband's death and I decided to see if I was still capable of orgasm. (My husband was very sick for several years before his death, so it has been a while.) The very next morning I woke up slightly depressed. Each night I masturbated again, trying to shorten the time to climax. Each morning I woke up a bit more depressed.Read more ›
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I was hoping for more general information about menopause and practical ways to combat issues. Though she does give specific ideas on how to thrive during this time, much of her... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lisa Brown
She hits it out of the park feel bad about getting older ladies you won't after reading this book you will feel valued and beautiful about your wisdom you now have.Published 5 months ago by Debra Searcy
Good for All Women at any age. Especially the area on Nitrate Oxide. We can really contribute and co-create our health!!!Published 7 months ago by ktid
Just regular insights of being positive expected more. Not worth the cost in my opinion. Didn't finish it. Thought it would be more about healthy supplements.Published 10 months ago by Patricia Frank
A must read for every woman pre- and post-menopausal! Gave me the just boost I needed to live a fulfilling life beyond menopause.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer