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  • Paperback: 960 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam; Rev Upd edition (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553386735
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553386738
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 2.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,736 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

Every woman should read this book.
Dr. Northrup never suggests not treating physical symptoms, or denying conventional medical care.
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It was a very informative and helpful book.

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32 of 32 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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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By TurquoiseEyes13579 TOP 1000 REVIEWER 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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6 of 6 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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31 of 41 people found the following review helpful By kaw on February 7, 2012
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My initial opinion of the book was overwhelmingly positive, though I do feel I need to "caution" prospective readers because it certainly will not be for everyone. I focused on the women's health aspects, ignoring the chapters on pregnancy and menopause as neither applied to me. Dr. Northrop couples traditional "Western medicine" and by-the-book discussions of female anatomy and biologial functions with a holistic, soulful approach to understanding why our bodies work the way they do, the way society and emotional footprints influence women's perceptions of themselves and, subsequently, the way our bodies react to their woman-ness. I find that this approach fits nicely with my own perceptions of understanding our bodies and maintaining health in that I appreciate such non-Western aspects as chakra energy and the benefits of acupuncture, but also realize when Western medicine may provide assistance. Also, I do believe emotional and external influences do have an impact on how we feel and that this can sometimes manifest in physical symptoms. With that said, I think sometimes Dr. Northrop takes the ideas a bit too far--it seems that many times she suggests that some sort of emotional/relationship unrest is the underlying cause of physical problems. This could certainly be upsetting to, say, a very loving and committed couple who experience fertility issues. However, taken with a grain of salt, I think Dr. Northrop's messages should be heard and I've found benefit from the book already.

I returned to do a light brush-up with the information after several years and found myself caught by the "Abortion" segment since the Susan G. Komen/Planned Parenthood issue has been in the news lately.
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