From the author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom comes a bold new health plan based on Dr. Chris Northrup's work as a physician to thousands of mothers, daughters, and sisters. She fuses her real-world experience with a rare expertise in mind-body medicine. The result is a cutting-edge session with insights gathered from the world's wisdom traditions and a wealth of research that covers menopause, PMS, nutrition, breast health, and much more. Dr. Northrup teaches simple techniques for engaging with your body, drawing from your inner wisdom, and taking the action necessary to create the health you want.
- Creating Health—Six factors we control in our health; environmental dangers; the first step in creating health; her evolution as a physician; balancing technology and the human spirit; psychology and the immune system; premature cognitive commitment; confronting your deepest pain; your inner critic; the power of intent; the laws of attraction; grief as unfinished process in the body; the myth of physical illness; wound identification; eight steps to creating health
- PMS—Menstruation and sacred power; PMS shame in Western culture; hormones and neurotransmitters; phases of the menstrual cycle: 30 symptoms; estrous cycle and sex drive; diet and exercise issues; Moon Lodge and tribal women; endocrine changes; five-part regimen for treating PMS; alternatives to pain killers; inner desires revealed
- Menopause—Menopause and the myth of decline; “endocrinopathy” and medical fallacies; holistic views of menopause; specific diets; menstruation and creativity; how bone loss/building works; estrogen replacement options; the high-fat diet danger; menopause and the energy matrix; kundalini energy at 40; opening up to your wise woman; tribal lessons; intuitive thinking and Alzheimer's
- Whole Nutrition—Women and self-nourishment; correcting emotional imbalances; why women diet; macrobiotics and healing foods; animal fats, proteins, and chronic illness; cross-cultural comparisons; agendas of the dairy/meat lobbies; helping your body find its natural weight; fiber-estrogen links; food allergies; dairy products and fibroid growth: the truth; how much protein?; calcium sources