Tuesday, July 26, 2016

"Goddesses Never Age" by Christine Northrup, M.D.

I found out about this book and author from an organic women's newsletter.  The subject matter intrigued me, so I started to read the book.  There is a lot of advice in these pages, most of it a bit unconventional.  It's good that the author is a doctor because that gives her thoughts credibility.  There is a lot of eastern meets western medicine in this book.  A large focus of the book is on stress and emotions.  When patients are happy and carefree, they tend to have better health.  However, the author does not ignore physical aspects of life such as poor lifestyle, cancers, and genetic disorders.  Yes, there is a time and place for medication / surgery.  But the key is that every woman must first examine their personal life to see if there is something that could be triggering their bad feelings.  A portion of the book focuses on women's sexuality, which some readers (including myself) may be a bit uncomfortable with.  On the plus side, since the author appropriately titled each chapter, it is easy for readers to skip chapters that they may not enjoy.  At the end of the book, there are ample resources for diet and exercise, as well as women's health in general.  there is even a 14-day plan to help women feel their best at any age.

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