Book Reviews

Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom by Christiane Northrup


Women’s Wisdom

by Christiane Northrup

When it was first published in 1994, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom quickly became an international bestseller, and for the past fifteen years it has remained the veritable bible of women’s health. Now, in this revised and updated edition, world-renowned and much-beloved women’s health expert Dr. Christiane Northrup shares with us the latest developments and advances that will maximize our potential for living well in our bodies today. Inside you will discover

• new material on sexuality—and how to have a more fulfilling sex life
• the spiritual and scientific principles behind healing from terminal illnesses, and how you can utilize these principles for your own health and the health of others
• vital information about how to truly dissolve PMS and ease menstrual cramps
• extraordinary facts on Vitamin D—and why it is crucial for breast, cardiovascular, and immune system health
• the importance of the preconception diet and how to greatly decrease your risk of birth defects
• how to birth naturally, despite the current induction and C-section epidemic
• all you need to know about thyroid function, including proper blood tests
• life-saving facts about cellular inflammation—the root cause of all chronic degenerative diseases—and how to prevent this condition
• the essentials on the “fountain of youth molecule”—and how to enhance your levels of it for vibrant health

Living a healthy life in a woman’s body can be downright fun—even ecstatic! And that’s good news for everyone—women, men, and their children.

My Review:

There have been multiple times where I have mentioned this book. Personally, I think it is a great start to learning about Women’s Health. A few semesters ago, I took a Women’s Health and this was one of the few books we used. For any women who wants a kickstart to understand more about Women’s Health, this is a great book to start with.

Some of the topics that are in this book are a little touchy and sensitive, so read it knowing that your opinions may be a little different. This is more a medical book but Northrup does bring up her own opinions. Understand that your views may be different and look at the book as a whole and what it means for health, not the authors beliefs.

I like how this book tackled so many different topics. From emotional health to sex and diseases. If you had a question about women’s health, this book most likely has some sort of answer to it. For such a long book, it has pretty standard answers, doesn’t go in depth too much. Otherwise the book would be way to long.

Previously to reading the book, I had looked up reviews to take a look at what I was buying. And was surprised to see so many bad reviews. Sure, there are plenty of things wrong… First off, it was written in 1994. Second, the revised edition didn’t change too much. Little things here and there, but nothing really too substantial.

Overall, I give it 4 out of 5. Some of the information in Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom is outdated and sensitive but still a great start to learning more about Women’s Health.


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