Fountain of Youth Discovered by Dr. Northrup

Unearthed in The Secret Pleasures of Menopause

by Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Ageless Goddesses

“This little jewel is like nothing you’ve ever read before and quite different than Dr. Northrup’s other bestsellers.”

Ponce de Leon, the 18th century Spanish explorer, looked for the fountain of youth all over Florida. He found the beauty of that land, but no secret of rejuvenation. Now, Dr. Christiane Northrup has “put her finger on the pulse not only of rejuvenation, but also of delicious joy in her latest book, The Secret Pleasures of Menopause,” says Doris Cohen, Ph.D., distinguished psychologist and author of Repetition (Hay House, 2008). This is quite an accolade, even for Dr. Northrup who’s known for her groundbreaking work. This little jewel is like nothing you’ve ever read before and quite different from her other bestsellers, say three of Dr Northrup’s trusted colleagues, Doris Cohen, Ph.D., Caroline Muir, and Gina Ogden, Ph.D., who were asked to share their impressions of The Secret Pleasures of Menopause.

When asked why she wrote The Secret Pleasures of Menopause, Dr. Northrup answered, “After focusing on all that could go wrong with the female body, I decided to focus on all that could go right—and to help women, particularly at midlife, to welcome more joy and pleasure into their lives than they ever thought possible. I also wanted to write a book that was light, joyous, and within reach of women everywhere.” Dr. Northrup is the first to joke that her previous tomes can double as doorstops. Her latest masterpiece, though, is small enough to fit into most purses—but don’t let its size fool you!

Dr. Northrup’s new book “Reveals one of the best kept secrets in America—women become more powerful as we grow older. Not only that, we radiate an inner beauty and a sense that sexiness is integral to vibrant health,” remarks Gina Ogden, Ph.D., renowned Sex Therapist and researcher, and author of The Return of Desire, The Heart and Soul of Sex, and Women Who Love Sex.

“Thoroughly researched with referrals to a wealth of additional resources, this little book by Dr. Northrup is a treasure-trove of information. It is delightfully specific without being ponderous or burdened by ‘academics.’ Rather, Dr. Northrup, with a light heart and luscious descriptions, takes us on a precise and detailed journey to access the fountain of youth, joy, and rejuvenation,” adds Dr. Cohen.

Fountain of Youth

Dr. Northrup is known for illuminating medical truths and the science that supports them—a trend she continues in The Secret Pleasures of Menopause. Dr. Cohen explains, “The book refers to the marvels and miracles of the effect of nitric oxide in the body, which is released in abundance in our nervous system as well as all of our organs when we engage in sensual and sexual pleasures. It also occurs simply by having happy thoughts.”

Dr. Ogden believes that Dr. Northrup, “Offers astounding new information about nitric oxide, the Wow! molecule that continually resets our ability to connect body, mind, heart, and spirit. To activate this, we don’t need a pill or a patch, but we do need to care for ourselves. Dr. Northrup prescribes plenty of sleep, exercise, life-giving foods, letting go of resentment, and opening up to affirmation and love.

“Drawing on her medical expertise and the rich lessons of her own life, Dr. Northrup explains how our bodies are barometers of change—and that the road to vitality, pleasure, and ecstasy includes more than just hormones.”

Essence of Femininity

Caroline Muir, a founder of the “Divine Feminine – Awakened Masculine Institute” and author of Tantra, the Art of Conscious Loving, has much to say about the sensual nature of The Secret Pleasures of Menopause. “It is clear that Dr. Northrup has expanded her own knowledge into more esoteric areas, wherein medicine can only give us a limited view. There is the presence of luscious succulence exuding from our beloved goddess doctor, making her words more accessible.”

Ms. Muir is also excited by what Dr. Northrup’s message could mean to women everywhere. “I am given hope for a future where the feminine voice of intelligent wisdom is heard. Hope for a balanced humanity in which the power of our minds is fueled by the power within our sexual potency. Hope for every woman who lives in the shadows of her own sacredness that she now has a recipe for living a life that sets her free of the bounds of an old paradigm.”

“Dr. Northrup transmits her own awakening into pleasure through her warm and easy flow of words while openly sharing how her own life is unfolding into the soft power of her divine and sacred feminine. It is this very template that every woman needs.”

Readers are also treated to the Taoist perspective on sexual pleasure as well as the important work of Saida Desilets, Ph.D., which provide sensual insights into the divine feminine.

Our Story

Dr. Ogden believes that there is a central message in this inspiring book. “Now that we’ve outlived our childbearing years, it’s time for us to give birth to ourselves. It’s time to find the courage to unleash our creativity, speak from our hearts, become thoroughly ‘uppity’ women. If you want more love and sex in your life, don’t wait for your partner to change—become that new partner you crave.”

Ms. Muir adds, “I am deeply grateful and inspired by every word in ‘Secret Pleasures.’ I am eager for more of our story to unfold. I am ever nourished by the knowledge that I belong to a sisterhood of women who seek ideas and truths about the privilege of being female.”

Dr. Northrup was thrilled to learn that all three reviewers are such strong advocates of The Secret Pleasures of Menopause. Dr. Cohen told her, “I have literally recommended it to every woman I know in my family, to my friends, and all the people I work with. While the title refers to the pleasures achieved by the menopausal woman, I strongly feel that women of all ages from their early twenties on can transform their life by reading this book.”

Order your copy of The Secret Pleasures of Menopause today. Then enjoy, luxuriate, and immerse yourself in its simple truths and its amazing, uplifting tools.

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Last Updated: September 30, 2008

Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Christiane Northrup, M.D., is a visionary pioneer and a leading authority in the field of women’s health and wellness. Recognizing the unity of body, mind, and spirit, she empowers women to trust their inner wisdom, their connection with Source, and their ability to truly flourish.


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  1. Dulce
    14 years ago

    Ive had back pain and neck pain for a year and a half Im an MD an all my mri are normal…. Is tarted goingo to acupunture and masage and ive improove incredibly… Istarted looking for the cause and I came to the same conclution… ITS THE FASCIA!

  2. Jenn
    14 years ago

    Fibromyalgia was described to me as the tendons and ligaments around the muscles hurting. Is this actually the fascia?

  3. Sheryl
    15 years ago

    I am a craniosacral therapist and I support and validate everything you said above. In the 20+ years I have been doing this work I have developed such an appreciation for fascia. In particular – how widespread the effects of positive or negative influences on the fascia are on our bodies and our health. Thank you.

  4. Jen
    15 years ago

    As a massage therapist, my focus is on releasing fascial restrictions in the body that keep us from moving well and decreasing our organ function, nerve and blood supply. For more info and some great articles check out the website of my mentor and teacher, John Barnes, PT. The fascia is where it’s at!

  5. cynthia
    15 years ago

    This sounds like something I would benifit from while healing from scleraderma. Thanks!

  6. Mary
    15 years ago

    As an ICU nurse who has benefited greatly from myofascial release and accupunture, I want to thank you for supporting “nontraditional” medicine. I recently read about anesthesiologists that use accupuncture during surgery and have superior results than the typical drugs that are used in surgery. Thank you again!

  7. William
    15 years ago

    Christiane, Great blog! As a multidiscipline therapist, I love this. It can be difficult to express to a client how important that having ease in the fascial system is. I use drawings to show how the fascia is connected in such intricate webbings, and how we move or our experiences can effect this unique system. Thanks! moving in Qi, William

  8. Opie
    15 years ago

    I’ll be more conscious of this while working my computer all day and try to counteract the effects! THANK YOU!

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