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Headwaters of Women's Health

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. Emilee
    3 months 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

  2. Kathleen Dooley
    7 months 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?

  3. Lisa
    11 months 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.

  4. Nadine Archuleta
    1 year 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!

  5. june
    3 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

  6. Cassie Bickham
    4 years ago

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

  7. Lori Medlen
    4 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.

  8. Linda Ercole-Musso
    4 years ago

    thank you and happppy holidaysssssssssssss

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