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Dr. Christiane Northrup

"Trust your desires. Women’s desires for more beauty, more joy, and better conditions are the world’s most potent force for change."

How She Empowers Others

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 30 years, Dr. Northrup has now dedicated her lifework to helping women (and the men who love them) learn how to create health in their lives.

One can see that Dr. Northrup “walks her talk,” especially when she put her own personal truth on paper in 1994 in her first book Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom (Bantam).  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. Two years later, Dr. Northrup wrote her second New York Times bestseller, The Wisdom of Menopause: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing During the Change (Bantam).  In 2005, Dr. Northrup wrote a book that is very dear to her heart called Mother-Daughter Wisdom: Understanding the Crucial Link Between Mothers, Daughters, and Health (Bantam), which explores how the mother-daughter bond sets the stage for a woman’s health throughout her life cycle. 

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, and Good Morning America. 

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 latest public television special: Menopause and Beyond: New Wisdom for Women. This all-new show is 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.” 

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.

When she’s not traveling, Dr. Northrup loves devoting her leisure time to reading, going to the movies, getting together with her daughters, and playing with her adoring, longtime cats Francine and Buddy, in her picturesque home in Southern Maine.   She says, “When you move toward that which is most fulfilling and life-enhancing, healing follows regardless of what your health is like in that moment.”