Acclaimed and Renowned Author & Speaker


The Wisdom of Menopause (Revised edition: Bantam, 2021)

  • #1 on New York Times Best Seller List; #1 on, 2001 and 2002; “Best of 2001”

Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom (Revised edition: Bantam, 2020)

  • New York Times Best Seller List; #1 on, 1999

Dodging Energy Vampires (Hay House, 2018)

A Daily Dose of Women’s Wisdom (Hay House, 2017)

Making Life Easy (Hay House, 2016)

Goddesses Never Age (Hay House, 2015, New York Times Bestseller List)

Beautiful Girl (Hay House, 2013)

The Secret Pleasures of Menopause Playbook (Hay House, 2009)

The Secret Pleasures of Menopause (Hay House, 2008)

The Wisdom of Menopause Journal: Your Guide to Creating Vibrant Health and Happiness in the Second Half of Your Life (Hay House, 2007)

Mother-Daughter Wisdom: Creating a Legacy of Physical and Emotional Health (Bantam, 2005), #1 book of the year in both parenting and mind/body health; Quill Award Nominee


Host National Public Television Specials

  • Glorious Women Never Age, Hay House Inc., 2015
  • Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, Hay House, Inc., 2010
  • Menopause and Beyond: New Wisdom for Women, Hay House, Inc., 2007
  • Mother-Daughter Wisdom, Hay House, Inc., 2006
  • The Wisdom of Menopause, Heitz/Wilson, Inc., 1999
  • Your Diet, Your Health, Heitz/Wilson, Inc., 1999
  • Women’s Bodies, Women’s Minds, Heitz/Wilson, Inc., 1998
  • Women’s Bodies, Women’s Choices, Heitz/Wilson, Inc., 1999


The Dr. Christiane Northrup Newsletter, Hay House, Inc., 2004-2008

The Dr. Christiane Northrup E-Newsletter 2001-Present

Natural Health Magazine, “Woman to Woman,” June 1996-February 1997

Health Wisdom for Women, Phillips Publishing International, 1994-2004

East-West Journal, “Ask the Holistic Doctor,” 1985-1986

Honors & Awards

Named in “Spiritual 100 List for 2020 & 2021” Watkins Mind Body Spirit, Spring 2020 & 2021

Recipient, New Thought Walden Award for Mind/Body Healing. October, 2018

Recognized by OWN as a Super Soul 100 Soul Igniter, 2016

Named in “The 100 Most Trusted People in America,” Reader’s Digest, June 2013

The Labor of Love Award, Choices in Childbirth 2011

Integrative Healthcare Visionary Award, Integrative Healthcare Symposium, 2010

Trefoil Ranch 60th Award for Courage, Confidence, and Character, Girl Scouts of Utah, 2007

Excellence in Integrative Medicine Award, Heal Breast Cancer Foundation, 2007

Lamaze International Irwin Chabon Award 2006

Recipient, Chautauqua Lecturer for 2004

American Heart Association’s Learn & Live Gold Heart Award, 2004

Recipient, Campaign for Better Health Celebrating Excellence Award, 2003

Recipient, Maine Media Women’s President’s Award, 2003

Pioneer of Holistic Medicine, AHMA’s Silver Anniversary Scientific Conference, 2003

Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, University of Maine at Farmington, 2002

Books for a Better Life Award, 2001

Natural Health Magazine’s Hall of Fame, March 2001

Women of Distinction Honoree, Kennebec Girl Scout Council, 2001

Named “One of Ten Ob/Gyns Who Made a Difference,” OBG Magazine Award, 2000

Body Mind Spirit Book Award, Women’s Bodies Women’s Wisdom (Boston, 1994), 1996

Sarah Orne Jewett Award, Maine Women’s Fund, 1994

Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, Tufts Medical School, 1979


Diplomate, American Board of Holistic Medicine, 2005

Cofounder, Women to Women in Yarmouth, Maine, 1985 – 1997

Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Vermont College of Medicine at Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 1982 – 2001

American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1981

Private Practice Obstetrics & Gynecology, Portland and Yarmouth, Maine, 1979 – 2005

Clinical Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, June 1979 – June 1982

Associate Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Tufts University School of Medicine, 1979 – 1980

Director of Resident’s Outpatient Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinic, St. Margaret’s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts, 1979 –1980

M.D., Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, 1975

Professional Appointments

Alliance for Human Research Protection, Distinguished Advisory Board, 2019 – Present

Intact America, Board of Health Professionals 2010 – Present

A Woman’s Nation, Advisory Committee, 2009 – Present

Family Circle, Advisory Board, 2006 – 2009

Friends of the Birth Center, Advisory Board, 2007 – 2008

Heal Breast Cancer Foundation, Advisory Board, 2007 – 2010

Pilates Style, Advisory Board, 2006 – Present

Heartwings Foundation, Board of Trustees, 2004 – 2009

The Red Web Foundation, Advisory Board Member, 2004 – Present

American Holistic Health Association, Board of Advisors, 2003 – Present

Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Advisory Board, 1994 – 2001

Natural Health Magazine, Advisory Board Member, 1986 – 2009

Professional Organizations

Proprioceptive Writing Center, Portland, Maine Board of Trustees, 1987-1989

American Holistic Medical Association

  • President, June 1986 – March 1988
  • Co-President with Bernie Siegel, M.D., March 1988 – March 1990
  • Secretary, June 1986 – March 1988
  • New England Trustee, June 1984 – June 1986
  • Trustee at Large, June 1982 – June 1984


Internship and Residency, July 1975 – June 1979
      Tufts New England Medical Center Affiliated Hospitals
M.D., 1975, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire
B.A. (Biology), Magna Cum Laude, 1971, Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio

Assistant Clinical Professor

Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Vermont College of Medicine at Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine
June 1982 – March 2001

Board Certification

Diplomate, American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, 2016
Diplomate, American Board of Holistic Medicine, 2005
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1981
Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1981 – 2023

Clinical Instructor 

Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Vermont College of Medicine
June 1979 – June 1982

Associate Clinical Professor

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tufts University School of Medicine

Director of Resident’s Outpatient Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinic

St. Margaret’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
1979 –1980

Private Practice Gynecology

Women to Women
Yarmouth, Maine
February 1986 – June 1997

Co-founder, Women to Women
Yarmouth, Maine
November 1985

Private Practice Obstetrics & Gynecology 

Gynecological Associates
South Portland, Maine
July 1979 – August 1985

Hospital Appointments 

Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine
      Ob-Gyn Staff, 1979 – 2015

Mercy Hospital, Portland, Maine
      Courtesy Staff, 1980 – 2015

Maine Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
      Quality Assurance Committee, 1989 – 1995

Mercy Hospital
      Premenstrual Syndrome Advisory Board, 1984 – 1986

Maine Medical Center, High-Risk Perinatal Group
      Member, Perinatal Associates, 1981 – 1983