Episode 1: Christiane Northrup: Women’s Bodies, Women’s Minds

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Dr. Northrup continues to be a familiar face in the media. Her numerous empowering works have been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Today show, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, The View, Good Morning America, and the Rachel Ray Show. Internationally known for her empowering approach to women's health and wellness, Dr. Northrup is a leading proponent of medicine and healing that acknowledges the unity of the mind and body, as well as the powerful role of the human spirit in creating health. Dr. Northrup put her own personal truth on paper in 1994 in her first book Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom (Bantam). This groundbreaking reference of raw facts and intriguing case histories became a New York Times best seller, has sold more than 1.25 million copies, and has been translated into 16 languages. Dr. Northrup continued to gain national recognition with her first two public television specials Women's Bodies, Women's Minds and Women's Bodies, Women's Choices. After that, she wrote her second New York Times bestseller, The Wisdom of Menopause: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing During the Change (Bantam). In this breakthrough book, she unearths new revelations about menopause, refutes the stereotypic definition as a frenzy of hot flashes and hormonal mood swings, and instead proves that it is a powerful , hormonally supported opportunity to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit on all levels. Over 1 million copies of this gutsy work have been translated into 15 languages. Dr. Northrup discusses menopause, which she calls "The Mother of all wake-up calls."She talks about hormone replacement therapy, then describes bio-identical hormones, and how women can create them for themselves with, among other natural components, natural progesterone 2% skin cream (over the counter), low glycemic diet, avoiding white foods, omega 3 magnesium 400 mg. per day. She tells us why so many women suffer degenerative diseases at midlife and how your beliefs shape your body. Dr. Northrup is candid, clear and speaks from a world of experience.