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by Christiane Northrup, M.D.

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It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the new DrNorthrup.com! While I know that many of my readers have followed my work for years (even decades, in some cases), I want you to hear my story—why I love being at the headwaters of women’s health.

I became an ob/gyn because I wept with joy the first time I saw a baby being born. I was still in medical school, and nothing had ever moved me that much. After an ob/gyn residency, I started my career as a doctor in a conventional medical practice. And soon realized that a woman’s health (or lack thereof) was intimately related to her beliefs, behaviors, diet, relationships, and environment. I also witnessed the devastating effects of abuse of all kinds.

Despite this, I have also seen the inner power to heal that lives inside everyone—no matter what their past experiences have been. And I have seen that this power very often comes through the very processes that can be so problematic for women, including labor and birth, the menstrual cycle, and menopause.

Because of my experiences on the front lines of women’s health, I eventually started a different kind of medical practice—one that honored the sacred processes of the female body.

Now I’m working way upstream at the very headwaters of health… teaching women (and men) from all around the world how to:

  • Trust what they know in their bones.
  • Honor the wisdom of their bodies.
  • Master the skills necessary for growing beyond any limiting beliefs, which may be adversely affecting their biology.
  • And, most importantly, to welcome this truth: It’s possible to experience heaven—and joy—right here on earth.

I designed this website to help you enjoy vibrant health at every stage of life. Health isn’t just the absence of disease. It’s being physically and emotionally able to live joyfully and in alignment with your deepest self. You have the ability to build health every day. All it requires is an open mind and a willingness to accept the healing power within you.

For inspirational tips and advice I encourage you to explore DrNorthrup.com where you will find wisdom and guidance for your body, mind, and spirit. Visit daily to discover how to mine the riches that already reside within you.

If you haven’t already done so, I hope you will stay connected with me by signing up for my eNews. There’s a free gift with every subscription.

Remember: You have the power within you to create vibrant health—at any age and life stage.

Last Updated: December 3, 2014

Christiane Northrup, M.D.

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. Christy Vollstedt
    3 weeks ago

    Hi you guiding light, I know I have heard you speak on the ways of staying empowered in the institution environments of Allopathic medicine. I am checking my BP right now daily when I am home it is in a excellent range. Yes I have checked my machine with the clinics and they are both good. When in ANY clinic situation BP not good. It just dawned on me that checking it twice everyday is likely insane. I sure don’t check my weight ever in fact do not even have scales at home. Where can I hear or read your wisdom on what I am speaking about. Tomorrow dance dance. You inspire me ☮️

  2. Donna Purcey
    3 months ago

    Dr. Northrop, I need help. My 42 year old daughter just had her first child on March 25, 2020. An adorable, healthy baby boy. She lives in Atlanta and I am at our winter home in Utah. Our other home is Michigan. I arrived in Atlanta on the 7th of March in case the baby came early. My 75 yr old husband stayed behind. (He’s her step-dad but considers him dad.). Her due date was March 12. By March 20 the coronavirus was getting serious to the point where we weren’t sure that I would be able to get back to Utah. There were no signs that the baby was close other than head down in position. My daughter was planning to have the baby at home. I regrettably made the very painful (for both my daughter and myself) decision to return to my husband in Utah. He was fearful of having to deal with
    this virus shutdown alone. Although we were able to virtually be with her and her partner during birth, which unfortunately ended up being in the hospital (stubborn baby), and I see the the baby every day, virtually, I’m still in pain from not being able the hold and bond with my new grandson or be with my daughter during these early days of motherhood. What I am asking from you, is for you to put into words (and this may already be in your book, but it is back in Michigan) how important the mother/daughter bond is and why I’m feeling this pain so that my husband can read it and maybe understand better what I’m going through. He doesn’t see what “holding the baby” is going to do for me even if it is for just a few days. I’m still trying to come up with a safe plan to go and see her. It may not be until the first of May but I cannot fathom going any longer than that. It’s been a few years since I’ve read your books and I’m so grateful that you arrived in my thoughts this morning when I woke up.
    Thanking you in advance for your help,

  3. Raye Wagster
    4 months ago

    Dr. Northrup , it is 3:30 in the morning I have not slept well for months . I am in a dire and frightening circumstance in rural Indiana .I was in a 45 year marriage with what I term a “loving vampire”. My husband was a textbook narcissist ,while giving support and financial security to our family. He passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in October 2019 . We were a successful family only two large crop insurance agencies . Since my husband‘s passing my son and his wife have narcissistically abused me until I am almost insane . I had always had a supportive and loving relationship with my son . But looking back I realize I have been loving and supporting of him but had never asked or required anything from him . My circumstance is so serious and dire I have been overthrown from my own company ,my health has been depleted and I am uncertain about my financial future . I built our companies out of my own living room 25 years ago . Due to the coronavirus I cannot see my attorney and I am not sure our rural community attorneys would understand what I’m up against . I desperately need help but don’t know where to go or what to do . I am not a weak individual and have accomplished many things in my life .Any advice would be appreciated. I am so exhausted and my health so depleted ,I am not sure how I stumbled upon this page . I am so frightened if it all possible could I receive an email with any advice please .thank you

  4. Margaret H Tyus
    8 months ago

    greetings
    I have no estrogen. What can I take? I also have a prolapsed uterus and vagina. I don’t want a hysterectomy-removal of uterus and Fallopian tubes. Any alternative? Please help. Thank you!

  5. Louise Mann
    8 months ago

    Chris,
    You have been a member of my yoga class for 25 years without even being present. We are all so thrilled you are OUR generation. We used to pass around your hard copy newsletter back in the 90s. AND yours is the only call in radio show I will listen to because you are the ONLY Hay House host who gives callers all the time they need. Please know how very much your work is appreciated by a group of crones in the ARK OZARK MTNS! Can you please tell me the name of the eye exercises you recommended couple years back. I need it. Thanks! Lou Mann

  6. Susan Marihugh
    1 year ago

    Are you going to update The Wisdom of Menopause? I’m a librarian and I need to have the latest medical advise available to my customers. We have the 2012 edition and I’m hoping you will be doing an update soon to include the latest science.

  7. Barbara
    1 year ago

    Do you have any alternative methods for treating severe osteoporosis? I dont want to take fosamax or boniva. Im currently taking algaecal and strontium.

    Thank you

    1. Rebecca Kemp
      1 year ago

      Read the Calcium Lie by Robert Thompson, M.D. then watch utube videos on role of K2 in moving Calcium ftom soft tissues to bobes and teeth. Take ionic trace minerals everyday and true sea salt. Weight bearing,exercise. Vitamin D3 if your test shows under 60…but this requires research…do HTMA…see Thompson. Almost no grains or sugars and lots of fresh vegies and low carb fruits, high quality fats, omega 3s Good luck!

  8. Ellen Braun
    1 year ago

    Hello Christiane, I am a German Reader and would be interested in the book: Dodging Energy Vampires for my
    daughter. I believe she is caught in the very thing you describe. When can I expect a translation into German????
    Looking forward to hearing from you,
    Sincerely,
    Ellen

    1. Coulson Duerksen
      1 year ago

      We have a number of foreign translators for Dr. Northrup’s book. It looks like it was published in German by ZS Verlag http://www.zsverlag.de

      I hope this helps!

  9. Jay Ritchey
    1 year ago

    Thank you Dr. Northrup for all you do to improve the quality of life for so many women! I am currently taking your Amata Life Pueraria Mirifica with great relief from postmenopausal symptoms – with the exception of night sweats. Any medical concern with my night sweats has been ruled out by my physician and I would like to know if it is safe to take Usana’s Phytoestrin with my Amata Life PM. I did have prior success with Phytoestrin getting rid of night sweats? My physician is unable to advise because the information is not available in the CPS. Thank you.

  10. Dave Fink
    1 year ago

    Perhaps belatedly, regarding Louise Hay’s DVD, “You Can Heal Your Life,” and your appearance on it aka 2005, you mention about your younger brother and sister having issues of not eating and not knowing why and also your compulsive behavior regarding getting straight As in school are related. You also discussed about the birthing room about being a holy place for peace. What happens is parents and their concerns. While a child is very young, such is highly susceptible to the beatitudes of parents in the present. At that time, body language is highly communicable to the child, whether positive or negative, Inter parental communications would best not be engaged before a child as the words are often in-cognizant for the child, whereas the body language is. Disapproving of any food before a child raises concerns in the child about food in general, especially while being fed. And so on…. Peace is always a communications skill excepting for politicians. More words here.

  11. Emilee
    2 years ago

    Hi
    My name is Emilee. I’m a2x cancer survivor. Recently survived stage 3c ovarian. Had radiation to my pelvis at age 4. Suffered a life time of pelvic pain and painful sex due to multiple surgeries on my girly parts.
    I’m 42, been surgically put into menopause during my major debulking surgery! Now I have osteoporosis. I’m a Pilates and yoga teacher. I exercise. My oncologist recommends estrogen only patch, and a naturopath recommends bioidentical progesterone, testosterone & progesterone. My oncologist showed my the research that says I should be on estrogen only, low dose for my heart health. If you have any thoughts or advice I would be grateful because I’m not getting a straight answer from anyone and my life is on the line . I don’t want to cause my cancer to come back. Love Emilee

  12. Kathleen Dooley
    2 years ago

    my dr said to research bioidentical hormone therapy on Dr. Northrup’s website and decide which form of estrogen replacement I would chose. IO do not see that information anywhere. Do I have to buy the book to figure this out?

  13. Lisa
    3 years ago

    I am a 65yo woman but feel and look like I am 50. I have two grown girls and I have been a widow for sometime I have been celibate for two years but I want a healthy love/sex life. It’s been a stressful year,I was prescribed Intrarosa for vaginal dryness. I have never had any symptoms and otherwise healthy. I have not taken this drug because I value your opinion need to know if I should take it, or would you recommend another treatment. Thank you for all your books, sharing your knowledge and changing my life as a young woman 30+ years ago.

  14. Nadine Archuleta
    3 years ago

    Hi Dr. Northrup,
    I just turned 44 and for the last year have had a lot of stress in my life! I have anxiety and GERD, and was also diagnosed with PVC’s, and Esophageal Spasm’s. I believe the stress really did a number of my body! My doctor prescribed Effexor for my anxiety, which I took for about 6 months, and I noticed I began having leg and arm spasms. I then stopped taking the medication. The swallowing is getting better, but not 100% yet. But now I noticed that I am having like chest pressure. It’s not all the time and no other symptoms. I’m worried there is something wrong with my heart 🙁 I have missed 2 periods and believe I am in perimenopause stage. What suggestion, lifestyle changes, can I make? Thank you for you time!

  15. june
    5 years ago

    In 1982 I was a patient at that OB/GYN office where you worked; I ended up with Gestational Diabetes and you became my OB doctor-the best day of my life. You have been an inspiration to me and my way of looking at my health started changing that day. I can still remember crying because I couldn’t give myself my insulin shots and you were so reassuring and I left your office feeling so much better The day of my induction my doctor never showed up and you came in and you were not on call Best delivery I have ever had and Ginny was my 4th I still remember her birth and how you held her looked into her eyes and told her she was beautiful. No other OB did that and actually they just did the delivery, handed the baby to the nurse, congratulated me and walked out. Thank you and btw, Ginny is a beautiful woman and is always smiling, laughing and loves life. We feel very lucky you came into our lives during that tough time

  16. Cassie Bickham
    5 years ago

    Dr Northup I watched your program on PBS and I am so excited about taking charge of my body and mind.

  17. Lori Medlen
    6 years ago

    Love gaining a better understanding about my health and body. You have definitely had an impact on my life for the better, thank you.

  18. Linda Ercole-Musso
    6 years ago

    thank you and happppy holidaysssssssssssss

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