Dr. Christian Northrup is an obstetrician and gynecologist, with a complementary and holistic approach to health. She has written a number of books on women’s health and has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show multiple times. She is a proponent of mind-body wellness and complementary medicine.
There are so many health issues that are unique to women and which are unfortunately increasing at significant rates. From infertility to miscarriages, cysts, endometriosis and certain female-specific cancers, it’s important to understand what is happening in our bodies and how to prevent and treat these conditions by addressing the factors that can contribute to them. This book covers all of these conditions in great detail and also provides an overview of our bodies, as well as strategies to create vibrant health.
Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom is an excellent resource in both prevention as well as management of existing conditions. Dr. Northrup explains the potential causes and contributing factors, as well as the conventional and complementary treatment options that are available, including diet, supplements and lifestyle strategies. She then takes it to another level by looking at the mind-body connection, and the role of emotions and our psychology on our body and health.
To understand more about Dr. Northrup’s take on women’s health and well-being, read her article on Oprah.com entitled What Is Your Body Trying To Tell You. It is an insightful look at the lessons and messages that are available to us, and that the process of going through an illness is not necessarily negative, but rather, can awaken us to a richer and more fulfilling life. In the article, Dr. Northrup says “your health depends on what’s going on with your mind, body and soul, and your symptoms are actually your soul’s way of bringing deeper issues to your attention.”
This book goes deeper into this notion, but also discusses the physical and practical elements of health. It is an excellent go-to resource to have at home. It is very comprehensive and full of valuable information and advice. Whether you are looking to improve your overall healthy and vitality, or looking to heal an existing condition, I highly recommend it as part of your wellness toolkit.
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