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

Women s Bodies Women s Wisdom Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing Quite possibly every female over the age of will find this huge book enlightening pain saving and perhaps even lifesaving Think of it as a much empowering and holistic Our Bodies Ourselves North

  • Title: Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing
  • Author: Christiane Northrup
  • ISBN: 9780553379532
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Paperback
  • Quite possibly every female over the age of 12 will find this huge book enlightening, pain saving, and perhaps even lifesaving Think of it as a much empowering and holistic Our Bodies, Ourselves Northrup is a gynecologist who acknowledges the power of natural therapies and herbs, but also maintains that allopathic treatments, including surgery, are sometimes best IQuite possibly every female over the age of 12 will find this huge book enlightening, pain saving, and perhaps even lifesaving Think of it as a much empowering and holistic Our Bodies, Ourselves Northrup is a gynecologist who acknowledges the power of natural therapies and herbs, but also maintains that allopathic treatments, including surgery, are sometimes best In Women s Bodies, Women s Wisdom, she covers the treatment of many physical concerns among them PMS, menstrual cramps, breast cancer, fibroids, endometriosis, infertility, depression, childbirth, abortion, cystitis, and menopause explaining how many of these physical problems have roots in emotional upsets For example, a woman who is unhappy with her marriage may be infertile because deep down, she knows that her husband is not the right man to have children with a teenager who has cramps may be having problems accepting society s expectations of her as a woman Some readers may be put off at first by Northrup s obviously unconventional ways of thinking Her medical approach is decidedly feminist, blaming our addictive and patriarchal society for many of the health problems plaguing women She clearly illustrates her ideas, however, by drawing upon two decades of experience from her medical practice and citing dozens of her patients remarkable personal stories Northrup also delineates the best way to go about tuning in to one s body and mind in order to start the healing process, a self induced therapy of sorts She also includes in the book a copy of the eye opening health inventory she gives her clients It includes unusual questions such as Are you bored with your life and Do you have enough friends or neighbors This book will be of special benefit to women who are pregnant or entering menopause Northrup is an unequivocal believer in natural births and her dialogue on the birthing process will remove the fears of even the most petrified mother to be She criticizes episiotomies she should know she s given birth without one and supports midwifery She also warns against the harmfulness of cesarean births and includes illustrations of acupressure points that help turn around a breech baby For women in perimenopause or menopause, Northrup will help turn this life phase into one of peace and personal growth instead of one of suffering She was one of the first doctors to use natural progesterone to treat menopausal symptoms, and this revised edition includes a clear primer on the latest in hormone replacement therapy and how to determine if it s right for you Northrup also expounds upon the benefits of acupuncture and herbalism as well as emotional self analysis for alleviating hot flashes and mood swings Erica Jorgensen
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    • Kathryn says:

      May 2008: 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, [...]

    • lola says:

      This book is so OK in many ways--she has me nodding "yes, yes, yes" about working on your attitude to improve your health and everyday well-being all the way up until she starts talking about how like, you can give yourself cancer if you regret not having children or whatnot. Sort of like when Louise Hay writes in You Can Heal Your Life about doing therapy with overweight people and then just busts out with, "I explain that they are fat because they don't love themselves." For a better explanati [...]

    • Andrea Marley says:

      "Women are rising like yeast all over the planet"-Sonia JohnsonI reserve my usage of 5 stars for outstanding books such as this. I enthusiastically believe every girl and woman need this information, although I do believe we are already experiencing a shift in our society. The times, they are a changing! I look forward to sharing these new traditions and rituals with my daughter.Let me conclude with a little Tupac:"And since we all came from a womanGot our name from a woman and our game from a w [...]

    • Pamela Wells says:

      Every woman should read this book and every man should buy the women in his life this book. Empowering women worldwide with knowledge about their own bodies in the most practical of terms, this book covers a broad range of women's health issues with the balanced yet practical wisdom of mind-body wellness. I recommend this book to all my friends and it has been a permanent addition to my favorite books collection. This book was a foundational book for me and gave me greater understanding into bot [...]

    • LizG says:

      Every women should read this book, period. It's jam packed with info not just on health, but on understanding, respecting and honouring the amazing knowledge and strength women have when they connect with what their bodies are telling them. For me the most powerful underlying idea that many of the systems of our culture are defaulted to a linear/masculine way of thinking, which leaves women feeling like they don't fit. If we can acknowledge this and disengage from trying to fit, it's possible to [...]

    • steph says:

      I've been reading this book in spurts off and off since like May I believe. And since the year is almost up, I figured I should add it to my GR pile before I forget. This book has good and not so good parts. The good parts is that the author really stresses the importance of getting to know your body and how so many people are quick to turn to medicine and things that manipulate your body before even understanding how their body works. I like also how she stresses that everything influences you [...]

    • Daniel Donatelli says:

      I received this book as a gift from my ex-girlfriend after I told her it had passed my "first sentence, first paragraph test" while I was poring through her bookshelf one night, and its quality remained steady throughout. As a hypochondriac, I think I needed to read this book about women's health issues in order to learn the power of listening to ourselves and our cells without losing myself in worries over the various maladies described (I could learn about self-healing without having to palpat [...]

    • Rebecca Recco says:

      This is an amazing book. A friend recommended this book to me when I mentioned that I was having issues with my health. I expected this book to have a lot of information about that, but really didn't expect to find such a weath of information on women's wellness -- from stress to diet and exercise, to attitudes I learned that there is so much more to health than simply dealing with illnesses. Illnesses are nothing more than our body's way of telling us to re-evaluate our attitudes and habits, an [...]

    • missy jean says:

      pamy and juliei finally read it! joe's mom actually had it on her bookshelf so i read it over the four days that we were in illinois. you were right: i loved it. i want to get a copy for myself and read it with a highlighter, because there were so many comforting parts (especially the parts about birth and nursing) that really spoke to some of the feelings i've had since the baby was born. what a great book

    • Kristie says:

      This is one I will be reading through for ages to come. I skip around and read what applies to me at that time in my life. Not for everyone, as the author gives a more holistic approach when healing the mind, body, and soul.

    • Danielle Wells says:

      This is an excellent book to have on hand at home as a reference manual. I think it would be a great book for teaching young girls about their body. The topics covered in the book are: women's anatomy (uterus, ovaries, breasts, vagina), menstrual cycle, pregnancy & birth, fertility, motherhood, menopause, healthy eating, exercising, medical care, flourishing and healing.The book is over 900 pages so it's not really meant for a complete "read through" like I did. I think one might read parts [...]

    • Shiloah says:

      A must read for every woman!

    • Rebekah says:

      Exceptional book, taking medical, holistic, cultural, and spiritual studies to connect women's health issues to their lifestyles, giving insights on how to cleanse the associated health problems and behaviors from our beings. Tuning into feminine intuition, Northrup helps pinpoint weak areas,giving advice to change those around.Filled with specific diets, medicinal advice, alternative therapies, and plenty of women's own stories, this book can be an empowering tool for any woman who has ever tho [...]

    • Lora says:

      I read most of this several years ago and recently pulled it back off the shelf for reference to present cares and woes. I have to say my initial response of enthusiasm for the book is still.lyere. It is a good reference for womens health issues and the many emotional and spiritual underlying causes of such physical manifestations. On the other hand, it crosses the line in its hostility to the entire idea of a patriarchal society. I always wonder if any aspect of our society is wrong in and of i [...]

    • Shannon (Mrsreadsbooks) says:

      My therapist recommended this book to me and I was very surprised when it arrived and was about 900 pages. I have not read it completely as at the moment I have no use for the chapters on pregnancy and menopause, though I do plan to read the pregnancy chapters soon and will add to this review.I would have given the book 5 stars but there were a few things that I didn't really like. This book is very interesting, the author is a gynecologist but talks about a lot of things I would assume traditio [...]

    • Na'ama Yehuda says:

      Wonderful, demystifying, normalizing book about what many women did not have the opportunity or place to learn or know (and what many doctors--and research that was done only on men, to avoid the effects of 'hormonal fluctuations' on the result--could not tell us women about our own bodies). Love it. It is through that book that I realized why Aleve works for menstrual cramps for me while Advil and Motrin did not. It helped me understand other things, and it helped strengthen my relationship wit [...]

    • Willow says:

      I LOVE this book! I keep it by my bed and look things up in it frequently. I'm a healthy person and I just find it comforting to have answers to any questions I may encounter right at my fingertips. Originally, I was recommended this book when I was experiencing frequent, multiple ovarian cysts rupturing (incredibly painful), and the doctors I was going to had very little advice or answers for me. This book explained more about what was happening in my body than the doctors did. The cause ended [...]

    • Angie Libert says:

      I have dismissed Dr. Northrup for years because of her MD title. I falsely assumed that an MD would not speak truth. Well, just like all prejudices, I discovered I was wrong! :) This lady is fabulously insightful and knowledgeable. She has meshed her MD knowledge with Eastern medicine into a truly beneficial wealth of knowledge about women and their bodies. I am looking forward to reading more of her material!

    • Kelli Best says:

      The "This is You" book for women. This book is rich with information, and with ideas that don't see the light of day in traditional medicine. Not sure if I buy all of it, but it is certainly thought-provoking!

    • Polina Blair says:

      I love this book. This is the best book about women's Heath I read.

    • Zethu says:

      Great book as a male reading this I found myself constantly going "Hmm never thought of it like that" and "Oh that makes perfect sense.". It's simply a must read for any females out there, but men don't be afraid to give it a read and gain an extra advantage on the females! On a serious note it will help you in your relationships with women by giving you a whole new level of understanding. And they'll appreciate that. Trust me I know sweat women can be.

    • Laura says:

      I did not read this book in order I skipped back and forth between chapters. There were some chapters that were uncomfortable for me to read and some chapters that I disagreed with. Overall, still an excellent read for women.

    • Naomi Toftness says:

      not actually helpful. seems to make the claim that your bodily functions are all in your head. outdated and potentially harmful

    • Shannon says:

      Holistic primer on women's health. Gives women the knowledge and confidence to trust their intuition and guide their bodies to heal.

    • Zoe says:

      No I didn't read the whole book in a day but I have read it before so just revisited a few chapters. So I don't necessarily agree with Northrup about everything in this book but the essence of it is important: look after all aspects of your body, and love yourself first and foremost. Also a good reminder to get regular health checks and pay attention to what your body is telling you.

    • Liyana Silver says:

      It's only the "bible" for women to understand and revere our bodies. Dr. Northrup is my shero, and is an esteemed founding mother of the rise of the Feminine.

    • Bmw800 says:

      Woah! There is so much great information to glean. I am seriously considering buying this book for my personal library. (NOTE: 1st read was an abridged audiobook, 2nd read was the paperback/paperweight (It's big!))

    • Martina says:

      Žensko tijelo, ženska mudrost je divna knjiga koju preporučam svim ljudima otvorena uma, svakoj ženi i svim muškarcima koji vole svoje žene. :-)Dr. Northrup je cijenjena američka ginekologinja koja radi u klinici Žene ženama te u pogledu zdravstvenog stanja svake žene naglašava neraskidivu vezu tijela i duha odnosno vezu duševnog stanja i tjelesnog zdravlja, a na temelju njezinog bogatog iskustva iz prakse možemo i sami zaključiti da je jedno s drugim čvrsto uzročno posljedično [...]

    • Nsharil says:

      This could be one of the 2 most important texts pertaining to women's health in our modern times. The other one which I feel serves more as a reference point is Tori Hudson's Women's Encyclopedia. Dr Northrup speaks in this book in a gentle, familiar manner. Something I feel is largely missing in the allopathic medicine field. It is a plus point that she is a trained gynaecologist, though not a conventional one I reckon given that she is not pro-vaccination when it comes to things like HPV and s [...]

    • Alyssa says:

      I finally got through this monster of a book. It probably isn't normally a book you read straight through, but instead only the sections pertinent to you currently. However, I have this problem of having to read every word from start to finish. Maybe I wouldn't feel this compulsion if I owned it instead of checking it out at the library. I actually would consider buying it and having it around as a reference book, as soon as I can afford buying books just for kicks!I liked a lot of the author's [...]

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