Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing

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Bantam Books, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 906 pages
A groundbreaking book on women's physical and emotional well-being, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom has become a classic, with more than 270,000 copies in print in the four years since its initial publication. Now it has been completely revised, offering the most up-to-date information available on women's health issues.

Christiane Northrup's vision of mind-body wellness has received an extraordinary response from women all over the world. 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.

Now Dr. Northrup brings us vital new information about the best techniques of Western medicine and the best alternative therapies, showing how to incorporate both into a complementary whole. She guides readers through the entire range of women's health problems, and offers strikingly new, positive perspectives on normal processes, such as menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. This edition includes:

• An all-new nutrition chapter emphasizing individual dietary needs and body chemistry

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

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

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

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

Filled with dramatic case histories from the famed Women to Women health care center, 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.


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Wise words to women

User Review  - foxorama - Overstock.com

Excellent book for women to foster their knowledge about their bodies and spirituality.Very easy to read and Christianne Northrup does an excellent job about taking you methodically through your body ... Read full review

Hype not cracked up to much

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I was expecting to receive a very informative book as the title expresses however it is quite vague and has way too much info on pregnancy. I was misled to believe this book was more for women who ... Read full review

Contents

Part
2
Feminine Intelligence and a New Mode of Healing
26
Inner Guidance
51
The Female Energy System
68
Part
98
The Uterus
163
The Ovaries
207
Reclaiming the Erotic
237
Seeking Partnership Drawing by Whitney Oppersdorff
473
Bonding with Your Baby
521
Formula Versus Breast Milk
533
I4 Menopause
542
HormoneProducing Body Sites
549
Currents of lisdom
562
Steps for Creating Vibrant Health
605
Getting the Most Out of Your Medical Care
660

Vulva Vagina Cervix and Lower Urinary Tract
268
13
297
16
326
Breasts
334
l arths Energy Going Upward
340
Our Fertility
393
Fertility Awareness Ovulation and Basal Body Temperature
422
Pregnancy and Birthing
465
I7 Nourishing Ourselves with Food
687
The Power of Movement
759
Healing Ourselves Healing Our World
775
Resources
784
Notes
808
X
834
340
881
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About the author (2006)

Christiane Northrup, M.D., trained at Dartmouth Medical School and Tufts New England Medical Center before cofounding the Women to Women health care center in Yarmouth, Maine, which became a model for women's clinics nationwide. Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, she is past president of the American Holistic Medical Association and an internationally recognized authority on women's health and healing.

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