Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing

Book - 1998
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A groundbreaking book on women's physical and emotional well-being,Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdomhas 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 Wisdompowerfully 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 Wisdomis contemporary medicine at its best, combining new technologies with natural remedies and the miraculous healing powers within the body itself.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1998.
Edition: Completely rev. and updated.
ISBN: 9780553110333
0553110330
9780553379532
0553379534
Characteristics: xxviii, 906 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.

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kristina_rad Dec 12, 2018

I came across this book a decade ago when I was seeking to understand my body better. It has become a useful reference guide since. Dr. Northrup takes a wholistic approach to women's health that is rooted in mind-body wellness. This books utilizes years of experience from her medical practice, it educates and empowers.

Whether you want to understand how hormones work in the female body, how to do a breast self exam, what kind of questions to ask your doctor during a visit, how to listen to signs and symptoms from your body, the role that nutrition plays in overall health, useful supplements etc., this books has a lot to offer.

Here is a taste, 'Creating vibrant health means accepting that there are events in everyone's life that cannot be explained or changed, and at the same time realizing that each of us has a conscious input into our state of health through choosing relationships, thoughts, foods, and activities that support and nourish us fully'.

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