Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom (Revised Edition): Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing

When it was first published in 1994, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom quickly became an international bestseller, and for the past fifteen years it has remained the veritable bible of women’s health. Now, in this revised and updated edition, world-renowned and much-beloved women’s health expert Dr. Christiane Northrup shares with us the latest developments and advances that will maximize our potential for living well in our bodies today. Inside you will discover
 
• 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
 
Living a healthy life in a woman’s body can be downright fun—even ecstatic! And that’s good news for everyone—women, men, and their children.
 

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2 comments for “Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom (Revised Edition): Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing

  1. bunnyrabbit4
    May 12, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Excellent Revision of a Book Already Way Ahead of its time… 0

  2. TurquoiseEyes13579
    May 12, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    This is a review of the original edition 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. I stopped the world because I wanted to get off & figure out who the hell I was before I went on with my life as an adult. This is not to say I haven’t had my fair share of struggles, false starts & just plain failures, because I have. But I would much rather go through those things as my true self than as someone in constant inner turmoil over who they REALLY are vs. who they present themselves to be. This book helped me to be more honest with myself & with others, though it took years for the voice to grow strong enough to not back down.This should be required reading for everyone. Not just women- everyone. I don’t say that about many books. I’ve read no other book written by a doctor (and certainly not by any self-help author) that I would recommend so soundly. It makes one think about how a matriarchal vs. a patriarchal society functions. It makes one think about the various means of birth control available, and what a lack of having such options causes. It makes one think about why abortion is so prevalent in the States & yet so taboo in the country- and how that topic is thought of in other parts of the world. For example, China, where abortion’s essentially been demanded if the fetus isn’t a boy. Or in those countries where abortion’s not allowed at all- one cannot study the topic without learning of the devastating effects of such a ban, including preventing further education for women, children being born & raised knowing they weren’t wanted, and the all-too-common result of women & children staying in abusive relationships. Regardless of your opinion on the topic, there is food for thought here, and what I read was an eye-opener. I imagine Northrup’s tone would be too “leftist” for some. But to not read the facts & stories presented here would be to deny oneself much knowledge. Even if you remain against what Dr. Northrup believes in, it’s at least fair to look at all of the information presented with an open mind.Northrup doesn’t attack Christianity or any other faith, but as with every other topic she touches on, the history of what has truly happened over the years in the formation of various religions has to be given careful consideration. If we continue our participation in these congregations & belief systems, without looking at the facts- on both sides of the spectrum- we are only living in ignorance. As for me, I know that I could never again look at the topic from a purely & only emotional point of view. You could say that this book was perhaps the first which taught me to critically analyze, at the root, what I followed & what I fled from.The author doesn’t come off as a know-it-all, not by a long shot. It was clear to me (even when I was a teenager reading this) that she considered her life a journey, and was still only in the middle of it. Her advice on diet, exercise & other “physical” concerns was based on science, the advisement to use our own intuition in such matters & also documented personal experience from herself & her patients. She did not say “This is the right way to live/do/be, and if you don’t do it my way, you’re setting yourself up for illness &…

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