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Product Details

  • Paperback: 960 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam; Rev Upd edition (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553386735
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553386738
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 2 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,936 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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.

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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 ground breaking 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 #1 book of 2005 (in two categories). In The Secret Pleasures of Menopause and The Secret Pleasures of Menopause Playbook, Dr. Northrup teaches how to experience joy, pleasure, prosperity, fulfillment, and vibrant health. Her children's book, Beautiful Girl, brings her positive message to the youngest of girls. Her books have been translated into 24 languages.

Following a 25-year career in both academic medicine and private practice, Dr. Northrup now devotes her time to inspiring women worldwide to truly flourish on all levels through tapping into their inner wisdom. She does this through speaking engagements, on Facebook, in e-newsletters, on her weekly Hay House internet radio show Flourish!, in television appearances and specials.

Don't miss Dr. Northrup's cutting-edge information. Follow Dr. Christiane Northrup on Facebook, Twitter, and at www.drnorthrup.com.

Customer Reviews

It was a very informative and helpful book.
Linda
Dr. Northrup never suggests not treating physical symptoms, or denying conventional medical care.
L. Erickson
I highly recommend this book to EVERY woman!
Kiondra

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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By bunnyrabbit4 VINE VOICE on June 18, 2010
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First!!! Please make sure you are looking at the new 2010 edition with the White cover and standing photo of Dr. Northrup. Amazon is posting all the reviews to ALL the editions! You can reach the other book by clicking on the above link that says which version this review refers too.

This is a brand new, newly researched and very updated version of an important book. I'm sorry that Amazon didn't list the updates from the back of the book first on the main product page. Here they are:

* new material on sexuality--and how to have a more fulfilling sex life
* the spiritual and scientific principles behind healing from terminal illnesses, and how you can utilize these principles for your own health and the health of others
* vital information about how to truly dissolve PMS and ease menstrual cramps
* extraordinary facts on Vitamin D--and why it is crucial for breast, cardiovascular, and immune system health
* the importance of the preconception diet and how to greatly decrease your risk of birth defects
* how to birth naturally, despite the current induction and C-section epidemic
* all you need to know about thyroid function, including proper blood tests
* life-saving facts about cellular inflammation--the root cause of all chronic degenerative diseases--and how to prevent this condition
* the essentials on the "fountain of youth molecule"--and how to enhance your levels of it for vibrant health

It is also important to look at the dates on the reviews when considering them. Many of them are 10 or more years old. Not only has the over 900 pages of information been significantly updated, but attitudes towards its content have changed dramatically since it was first published.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By TurquoiseEyes on October 3, 2010
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I don't have the revised version, so I can't speak on that. But the original book changed me profoundly. I came from a typical American, Western-civilization, patriarchal belief system & lifestyle. That was the type of church I was involved in, it was the type of family I came from & thus it was how my mind had been trained to work. And work I did, never understanding why trying to achieve the American Dream was so hollow & exhausting at the end of the day. I first read this when I was eighteen, and used it for a couple of years afterwards to work through some very painful memories & experiences. Although it was not a cure-all, doing the exercises in the book really helped me to start uncovering who I was underneath my social environment & upbringing.

Dr. Northrup brings to the table historical information, dozens of case studies from her own & other doctors' work & perhaps most valuable of all, her own experiences. I greatly appreciate her being willing to share her own struggles with her readers. I found what she was saying echoing through me as FINALLY, another person understanding why I was never content with my traditional, extremely male-dominated religion. Although I didn't fully recognize it or even be able to name it for years to come, I started to understand why I had lived virtually my whole life with an immense sense of cognitive dissonance. Partially because of this book, I started reading a lot more, challenging so-called authority more often, started doing yoga & studied a more Eastern philosophy, diet & lifestyle. It was one of the most transformative periods of my life, a time of a lot of emotional purging through tons of writing, tons of thinking & tons of tears. I am grateful I had the time & space to do this at such a young age, a chance many people never get.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bella on February 7, 2012
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This purchase is to replace an older version of this book, I love this book, I think every woman on the planet should own a copy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. L. Ramsey on November 27, 2011
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Lots of New Age philosophy is woven into much of what the author presents. The medical information is straightforward and usually right on track. However, when she goes on tangents into the New Age aspects of her world view, then things are less useful to the studied reader. Certainly worth reading but go into it with your eyes open and your mind fully functioning.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Luckii M. Ludwig on May 10, 2013
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I think this would be more helpful for younger women who are struggling with who they are and how their bodies work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Penny Nickel on August 14, 2010
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This book is a treasure! It answered many questions I've always had about women's health issues that no physician or nurse practitioner has ever been able to fully explain coherently--e.g. detailed information about common health conditions, reliability of screening tests, pros and cons of different treatment options, etc. I feel more empowered now going to the doctor's office, whereas before, I would just (begrudgingly) consent to whatever treatment was prescribed to me without asking for other options. I also like that the author focuses on the spiritual, psychological, and emotional factors that influence one's physical health.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Idon'twritereviewsoften on November 11, 2014
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I bought this book because I thought it would be a good medical guide through troubling PMS and my entry into Perimenopause. I have found little in the way of helpful medical knowledge. What I did find and wasn't expecting was having my PMS symptoms attributed to my own repressed emotional issues. The book is incredibly long and packed with so much new age drivel that it is impossible to tell if there is anything helpful within. I don't really want it on my bookshelf and will probably donate it.
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