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Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healingby Christiane Northrup
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A groundbreaking book on womens physical and emotional well-being, Womens Bodies, Womens Wisdom has become a classic, with more than 1.25 million copies in print. Here in this revised edition is the most up-to-date information available on womens health issues.
Womens Bodies, Womens Wisdom
Christiane Northrups vision of mind-body wellness has received an extraordinary response from women all over the world. Womens Bodies, Womens 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.
Dr. Northrup brings us vital 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 womens health problems and offers innovative, positive perspectives on normal processes, such as menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. This edition includes:
• A nutrition chapter emphasizing individual dietary needs and body chemistry
• Information on improving fertility after age 35--and how to cut the risk of C-section by 50 percent
• A comprehensive 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 natural treatments and a wealth of hard-to-find health care resources
Filled with dramatic case histories from her medical practice in Maine, Womens Bodies, Womens Wisdom is contemporary medicine at its best, combining new technologies with natural remedies and the miraculous healing powers within the body itself.
Book News Annotation:
New edition of a guide to women's physical and emotional well-being. Supports the viewpoint that when women change the basic conditions of their lives, they heal faster and more completely. Contains updated information on a range of subjects organized into three major sections--from external control to inner guidance, anatomy, and how to integrate the best techniques of Western medicine with alternative therapies.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
With more than 270,000 copies in print, the new classic guide to women's physical and emotional well-being is completely revised to address women's most pressing health concerns.
About the Author
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 womens clinics nationwide. She is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, past president of the American Holistic Medical Association, and an internationally recognized speaker for womens health and healing. She is also a former Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.
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