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Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
Women's Bodies Women's Wisdom
Author: Christiane Northrup
A groundbreaking book on women’s physical and emotional well-being, Women’s Bodies, Women’s 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 women’s health issues. — Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom — ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780553382099
ISBN-10: 0553382098
Publication Date: 3/1998
Pages: 906
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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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 more 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?"
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Great book! This is not the 2nd edition, but the first.
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Tremendous information and resource for women.


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