Christiane Northrup Profile

  • A OB/GYN board certified physician, Dr. Northrup has changed millions of people's perspective on health by teaching them to pursue wellness rather than viewing their bodies as a set of breakdowns and disasters waiting to happen.

  • Selected by Reader's Digest as one of "the most trusted people in America", Dr. Northrup is the best-selling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause, which have been translated into 24 languages.

  • Dr. Northrup's holistic approach to well-being has been featured in The Oprah Winfrey Show, the Today show, NBC Nightly News, and The View, among other media outlets.
  • Generations of women look to Dr. Christiane Northrup for her groundbreaking health guidance. Dr. Northrup is internationally recognized for her positive take on the human body and her tactics for reaching your full potential to be healthy and prosperous.

    A board-certified OB/GYN and former assistant clinical professor of OB/GYN at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Dr. Northrup has been named one of the “100 Most Trusted People in America” by Readers Digest. Within the medical community, she has been distinguished by her belief that optimum health is obtained by uniting our mind, body, emotions, and spirituality. She is the best-selling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause, and most recently, Goddesses Never Age. Her books have been translated into 24 languages.

    Dr. Northrup is the founder of A-ma-ta, a company that manufactures and distributes a product line featuring the Pueraria mirifica plant, a traditional medicine used by Thai women to alleviate the symptoms of menopause. The A-ma-ta line aims to help women embrace menopause as a rejuvenation and new beginning.

    Dr. Northrup’s work has been featured heavily on The Oprah Winfrey Show, after Oprah personally sought Dr. Northrup’s advice concerning menopause. She has also been a guest on the Today show, NBC Nightly News, Rachael Ray, The View, Good Morning America, PBS, 20/20, and The Dr. Oz. Show.

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      Engage in your own inner wisdom

          • What would your life be like if you learned how to respect your body as though it were a precious creation—as valuable as a beloved friend?
          • What if you no longer lived in fear of germs or cancer?
          • What would your life be like if you experienced your body as a barometer designed to let you know how well you are creating heaven on earth?

      Noted author and visionary Dr. Christiane Northrup asks us to ponder these questions because she finds that lasting health, wholeness, pleasure, and joy are only possible when we discover and practice behaviors associated with these same qualities. Dr. Northrup believes that the time to listen to your body’s wisdom is now!

      “Once you engage your own inner wisdom, you can change or improve your habits of thought, your emotions, and your behaviors… and create a more positive and joyful life experience right away,” Dr. Northrup says. “This process, when engaged in regularly, heals both your present and your future. It also enables you to live a life full of joy, meaning, and purpose—right here, right now.”

      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. Following a career as a practicing physician in obstetrics and gynecology for over 25 years, Dr. Northrup has dedicated her lifework to helping women (and the men who love them) learn how to flourish on all levels by creating health, prosperity, and pleasure in their lives. She says, “I’ve spent the first half of my life studying and footnoting everything that can go wrong with the female body—and figuring out how to fix it. I’m dedicating the second half of my life to illuminating everything that can go right with the female body, including teaching women how to truly flourish.”

      One can see that Dr. Northrup “walks her talk,” especially when she first 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 bestseller, has sold more than 1.9 million copies, and has been translated into 17 languages.

      In 1998, 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. The success of these programs led to two more popular specials, which debuted in August of 1999: Your Diet, Your Health and The Wisdom of Menopause.

      In March, 2007, Dr. Northrup brought her cutting-edge ideas and groundbreaking guidance on the most commonly misunderstood female health issues to audiences nationwide with her public television special: Menopause and Beyond: New Wisdom for Women. This show was based on Dr. Northrup’s long-anticipated revised edition of The Wisdom of Menopause—the book that women around the world have embraced, including Oprah Winfrey, who sought Dr. Northrup’s wise words when she turned 50 and faced “The Big M.”

      Dr. Northrup’s follow-up books, The Secret Pleasures of Menopause (2008), which is sold in 7 different languages, and The Secret Pleasures of Menopause Playbook (2009) deliver a powerful message that will help millions of women understand that at midlife, life has just begun! In The Secret Pleasures of Menopause, Dr. Northrup proves beyond a doubt that any stage of life—including midlife—can be the beginning of a very exciting and fulfilling time, full of pleasure beyond your wildest dreams.

      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, Rachael Ray, The View, Good Morning America, PBS, ABC’s 20/20, and The Dr. Oz. Show.

      As a business owner, physician, former surgeon, mother, writer, and speaker, Dr. Northrup acknowledges our individual and collective capacity for growth, freedom, joy, and balance.

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    Dr. Northrup challenges the public and medical community to rethink the way we frame healthcare. Rather than treat our body like a disaster waiting to happen, she explores steps we can take to fully tap into our potential to thrive at every stage of life. Pulling from decades of experience as an OB/GYN, Dr. Northrup initiates conversations that most doctors avoid and makes a compelling scientifically supported case for a holistic approach to health and medicine.

      Creating the Best Years of Your Life

      Midlife changes are inevitable – as 50+ million women age 35-65 know too well. But no one has to face the potential weight gain, mood issues, and insomnia alone. In this upbeat and eye-opening keynote, Dr. Northrup shares the one blueprint every woman needs to thrive (not just survive) during their very personal journeys of change. Armed with the latest research on hormone replacement, supplements, pelvic and breast health, brain changes, and more, women everywhere will walk away with an inspired new vision for their healthiest, strongest, most passionate life yet.

      The New “Healthy Woman” Project

      Trusted advisor Dr. Northrup demystifies your assumptions and how they play out in your decisions, behaviors, and health. What quality of life do you really want for yourself? Level of joy and satisfaction? Impact on your community? Hear a provocative new argument for investing in your best asset – YOU – via Dr. Northrup’s new “Healthy Woman” project. Her talk includes 3 prescriptive assessments to jump-start your journey into your new future.

      Women′s Bodies, Women′s Wisdom
      For the past 5000 years, the female body and everything having to do with it, have been seen as inferior to the male standard. For this reason, men and women both have been taught that the processes of the female body are at the best major inconveniences and at worst, curses visited upon women because Eve at the apple and thus brought evil to mankind. But we have now entered an era characterized by the rise in the status of women, and a growing global awareness of how gender abuse in all its many guises hurts all of us.

      Along with this rise in feminine consciousness has come the need to revise our thinking about the female body and its processes. Far from being a source of pain and shame, women all over the world - along with many scientists - are discovering that a woman′s body is deeply connected to the cycles of the earth - and that when we learn to respect and learn from these cycles, we enter the realm of true wisdom.

      The Mind/Body Connection in Health: Trusting the Wisdom of Our Bodies
      Consciousness creates the body. Our thoughts, emotions, past experiences, family histories, beliefs, relationships, nutrition, and exercise patterns all form a seamless web of energy and information that leads to our current state of health.

      Part of the art of living fully and healthfully is accepting that innate wisdom of our bodies as they give us daily feedback about what affects our health - either positively or negatively. When we come to see our bodily symptoms and feelings are our inner guidance system trying to get our attention, we are free to create health daily by making adjustments in our thoughts, emotions, perceptions, and nourishment levels vs. reacting only once disease has developed.

      Becoming an Exceptional Person While Remaining Human: Eight Principles for Health & Happiness
      In over 25 years of medical practice, Dr. Northrup has observed eight principles for approaching medical care - or life in general - that can, when applied consciously, enhance one′s ability to heal or remain healthy, while also living a joyous and fruitful life. Though she originally articulared these as "eight principles for becoming an exceptional doctor" when she was invited to address the graduating University of Vermont College of Medicine Class of 1997 at their commencement ceremony, she later realized that, whether we are doctors or patients or both, we all must embrace our common humanity if we are to experience optimal health and healing. These eight principles form a road map for this adventure.

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    Books by Christiane Northrup:

      Women′s Bodies, Women′s Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing

      Women′s Bodies, Women′s Wisdom powerfully demonstrates that when women change the basic conditions of their lives that lead to health problems, they heal faster, more completely, and with far fewer medical interventions. Now Dr. Northrup brings us vital new information about the best techniques of Western medicine and the best alternative therapies, showing how to incorporate both into a complementary whole. She guides readers through the entire range of women′s health problems, and offers strikingly new, positive perspectives on normal processes, such as menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause.

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      The Secret Pleasures of Menopause

      The Secret Pleasures of Menopause is a groundbreaking book that is long overdue! Christiane Northrup, M.D., delivers a breakthrough message that will help millions and millions of perimenopausal and menopausal women just like you understand that at menopause . . . life has just begun! It is the beginning of a very exciting and fulfilling time, full of pleasure beyond your wildest dreams!

      Dr. Northrup believes that it’s time for you to step forward and learn to enjoy the best years of your life! Even though studies show that menopause doesn’t decrease libido, ease of reaching orgasm, or sexual satisfaction, the majority of menopausal women aren’t experiencing the pleasure and sexual satisfaction that is their birthright. It is a long-held misconception that menopause signals “the beginning of the end,” and nothing could be further from the truth.In this fascinating book, Dr. Northrup candidly guides you toward experiencing life after 50 as the most pleasurable time of your life!

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      The Wisdom of Menopause: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing During the Change

      Menopause is every woman′s awakening, a stage that holds enormous promise for healing our bodies, minds, and spirits on the deepest levels.

      Dr. Christiane Northrup destroys myths and challenges convention. Now in her groundbreaking new book, The Wisdom of Menopause, she will forever change your views on menopause. Filled with remarkable new health choices, research, and Dr. Northrup s own candid personal experience, The Wisdom of Menopause is the ultimate guide for every woman ready to come into her own.

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