The Wisdom of Menopause (Revised Edition): Creating Physical and Emotional Health During the Change

The Wisdom of Menopause (Revised Edition): Creating Physical and Emotional Health During the Change

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by Christiane Northrup
     
 

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Dr. Christiane Northrup’s #1 New York Times bestseller The Wisdom of Menopause has inspired more than a million women with a dramatically new vision of midlife—and will continue to do so for generations to come. As Dr. Northrup has championed, the “change” is not simply a collection of physical symptoms to be

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Dr. Christiane Northrup’s #1 New York Times bestseller The Wisdom of Menopause has inspired more than a million women with a dramatically new vision of midlife—and will continue to do so for generations to come. As Dr. Northrup has championed, the “change” is not simply a collection of physical symptoms to be “fixed,” but a mind-body revolution that brings the greatest opportunity for growth since adolescence. The choices a woman makes now—from the quality of her relationships to the quality of her diet—have the power to secure vibrant health and well-being for the rest of her life.

Now completely revised, this groundbreaking classic draws on the current research and medical advances in women’s health, and includes
 
• a new section on sex after 50—and how, if need be, you can rejuvenate your sex life
• updated mammogram guidelines—and how thermography improves breast health
• the latest on the glycemic index, optimal blood sugar levels, and ways to prevent diabetes
• dietary guidelines revealing that hidden sugar—not dietary fat—is the main culprit in heart disease, cancer, and obesity
• all you need to know about perimenopause and why it’s critical to your well-being
• a vital program for ensuring pelvic health during and after menopause
• strategies to combat osteoporosis and strengthen bones for life
 
With this trusted resource, Dr. Christiane Northrup shows that women can make menopause a time of personal empowerment—emerging wiser, healthier, and stronger in both mind and body than ever before.

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Praise for the works of Christiane Northrup, M.D.
 
The Wisdom of Menopause
 
“…One menopause book does rise…above the rest. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, [The Wisdom of Menopause] is the bible of middle-aged womanhood.”—Sandra Tsing Loh, The Atlantic

"The Wisdom of Menopause offers an honest look at the menopausal transition. This is sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, but never boring. If you are looking for realistic, positive, and constructive solutions to the inevitable challenges of life, then look no further—you have found your sourcebook.”—The North American Menopause Society
 
“Northrup writes from experience and, more important, from her professional expertise as a physician who has treated many women and researched menopause. The specific medical advice on sleep, diet, breast health and the empowerment motif will bring insight, comfort and confidence to women embarked on ‘the change.’ ”—Publishers Weekly

Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

“I recommend Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom to all women and also to all men who want to understand and nourish the women in their lives.”—Deepak Chopra, M.D., author of Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul
 
“A masterpiece for every woman who has an interest in her body, her mind, and her soul.”—Caroline Myss, Ph.D., author of Defying Gravity

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553386721
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/03/2012
Pages:
768
Sales rank:
59,113
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.68(d)

Meet the Author

Christiane Northrup, M.D., is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and Mother-Daughter Wisdom, and the host of seven public television specials. A board-certified OB/GYN and past president of the American Holistic Medical Association with more than twenty-five years of clinical and medical teaching experience, Dr. Northrup is a pioneer in the partnership between conventional and complementary medicine. Her work has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, and Good Morning America, among many others. She lives in Maine and is the mother of two adult daughters.

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The Wisdom of Menopause (Revised Edition): Creating Physical and Emotional Health During the Change 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 67 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been educating myself about menopause since I hit 40. This book covers everything I discovered plus gives a spiritual side that medical literature never covers. It is full of excellent practical advice. Dr. Northrup combines traditional medicine with other 'medicines' in a nice balance. 'THE WISDOM OF MENOPAUSE' and ' Understanding: Train of Thought' are life changing books. I can't recommend them too highly!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was thrilled to find this book, as a wife, mother, author and speaker I am guilty of taking care of everyone but me! This book is a needed wake up call for many women like myself. I love the word wisdom in the title it gives us permission to understand the experiences that make us wise, embrace and celebrate them as we age. As women we are often leaders both at home and in our communities, when we are at our best we have so much more to offer. Natural solutions are always best if possible and this book is full of them. Read this book and remember the message is take care of you. Thank you Dr. Northrup!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has been my bible to premenopause since the day I bought it. It has given me understading and knowledge of all the simptoms and pain asociated with menopause. I really recoment this book. No doctor could tell you what this book could tell you. Thanks to the writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you've seen Christiane Northrup on PBS you already know she's a fountain of information, as well as a sort of "fountain of youth." The Wisdom of Menopause book has helped me tremendously to understand my body, the American health care system, and how to deal with the changes my body is going through. I highly recommend this book, especialy if like me the women in your family never discussed menopause and you really know very little about it.
Kimberly48 More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! I am only halfway through and I have already learned so much. It is so helpful and contains so much valuable information for any woman headed either toward perimenopause or already there. I know I will use it many times in the years to come. I am fortunate that I am reading it at the very beginning of my symptoms and now I will have all the wisdom I need to get me through this trying time. Much thanks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has been one of the most insightful of all the books that talk about this subject. There are wonderful ideas and thoughts about menapause here that can help every woman. While not every suggestion is right for every woman, there is a wealth of information.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Being a middle 30ish aged woman, I found this book very interested and information packed. I also, happen to know Dr. Northrup as I work for the hospital she has worked at. I would suggest this book to all my girlfriends as well as coworkers. I saw Dr. Northrup on OPRAH as well and it was a great show. So glad to see women talking about menopause and pre-menopsause. Maybe men will finally realize that we do go through some crazy hormonal bouts. As for the remark by York Hunt...hmmm...another cheap jab, hope it makes you feel more manly. And her name is Dr. Northrup.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Menopause doesn't have to be a dreaded curse of aging during which we can look forward only to hot flashes and whacked-out hormonal mood swings. According to Christiane Northrup, M.D., menopause often marks the beginning of a woman's most sexually passionate, creatively inspired, and professionally productive phase of life. While this may sound like wishful thinking, Northrup backs up her good news with solid medical expertise. As an obstetrician and gynecologist, Northrup has specialized in using a mind-body approach to women's health for decades, which means she doesn't just write about hormones, but also examines how a woman's lifestyle, emotions, and beliefs are affected by menopause.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Filled with knowledge and insight into what I am currently experiencing. I plan to refer to this book over and over again as I continue to go through "the change".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was not in the least bit helpful. The author insinuates menopause will help you figure out your life is unfulfilling and divorce is a great answer. I gave up when she consulted her tarot cards. Very disapppointing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book after going into unexpected surgical menopause wanting to educated myself on what to expect. I'm sorry the author went through a divorce but I don't understand how that relates to others going through menopause. My marriage is stronger then it's ever been.
Jmoore46 More than 1 year ago
I read my own story within these pages! I had been struggling with symptoms that I didn't understand and felt that I was receiving a personal consultation with Dr. Northrup! Thanks!
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I plan on reading this book soon, but I am dismayed by the negative comments of women who say divorce is not relavant. Not true! 66% of divorces or breakups of LTRs during menopause are initiated by women. The other 34% are caused by selfish and uncaring male partners, some of whom cheat on their spouses or SOs, when the female's libido, drive, and functioning diminish or disappear. These men find it easy to pursue and often end up married to younger women. Meanwhile, women find that they are ignored by men and in the rare instances where a woman can find success in dating, she is left with very few options for dealing with sexual issues, which provokes alot of anxiety when a relationship progresses beyond the casual, and moves to intimacy. Men often feel like, if a woman can't feel satisfation or reach orgasam, especially if it's not within their timetable, usually 15 minutes, that she is cold or frigid, when it's anything but. When you add the insecurities women in the transition feel about wrinkles, thinning hair, belly bloat, and unpredictable hot flashes, and you can see why the idea of starting over after divorce or the breakup of a LTR seems so frustrating and impossible. Obviously, those of you who criticize the book for being too TMI, are happily married and don't need this information. Good for you! Skip those parts. Let the rest of us who aren't so fortunate, have this insight.
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NookTraveler More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent resource to get more familiar with what is happening during menopause and how to balance your life. It touches options, including not having to take pills.
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