Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being
By Dr. Christiane Northrup (Author)
A book that should be required reading in a college General Ed. Class! Dr. Christiane Northrup writes from years of experience as an OB/GYN added to years studying Natural Health remedies. This marriage between Western Medicine theories and Eastern Medicine theories is a perfect compliment to each other. Dr. Northrup adds in many anecdotes and personal stories along with data to back up her prescriptive suggestions.
In a society that disparages the elders as weak and unwanted, this book gives us permission to grasp life in our own hands and age how we deem possible. Societal norms do not need to dictate how we age. Societal stereotypes do not have to be emulated as we grow in years. Dr. Northrup gives a wake-up call to everyone that we don’t have to be fragile, weak and addicted to Geriatic medications. We do not have to follow the whims of a multi-billion dollar healthcare system that wants us to be guinea pugs for their latest “age-related” prescription. When given a chance the human body in all its wonder can heal itself. Following a healthy lifestyle makes it easier for that body to be in optimal health.
Add in the pressure reserved for women as we grow older and this book truly lets down the proverbial hair to unleash magnificent women at any age. Every woman should be handed this book on her twenty-first birthday, the last birthday to be counted. As the years go by, age is no longer a number, birthday celebrations should be about celebrating that years’ accomplishments, not attaining a new number in a countdown towards death.
“What you are changing into is the powerful, luscious, fertile, ageless goddess you were meant to be—an expression of the divine, feminine life force unencumbered by cultural expectations that keep you small, overly cautious, and afraid to upset anybody.”(from the Introduction by Dr. Christiane Northrup)
Dr. Northrup is frank about what we should be doing to attain good health and most importantly how we shape our beliefs and thoughts. “Your beliefs and thoughts are wired into your biology. They become your cells, tissues, and organs. There’s no supplement, no diet, no medicine, and no exercise regimen that can compare with the power of your thoughts and beliefs.That’s the very first place you need to look when anything goes wrong with your body.”
This book is so full of information, the chapters need to be read over and over again to grasp all of the nuisances. Dr. Northrup writes in a conversational style, as if she were your friend chatting over a cup of tea. She fits in humor at just the right places, admonishes when it’s most important and cries with humility from sharing her personal experiences. All in hope to connect with the reader and offer the wisdom she has attained over the years.
A summary of chapters:
Chapter 1 Discusses how the myths of aging are incorrect and outlines how to live ageless and healthy.
Chapter 2 Chronicles how important sustainable pleasure and living joyously is to a life of vitality.
Chapter 3 A different perspective of the concerns woman have of their bodies.
Chapter 4 A continuance of the conversation about peri-menopause and menopause.
Chapter 5 A treatise of how old emotions linger to cause a plethora of diseases and how to release the grief, anger and shame.
Chapter 6 Reclaiming sexuality beyond the glossy covers of what our society deems is sexy.
Chapter 7 Toxic emotions that interfere with personal relationships and the effects on the body.
Chapter 8 Food and what it really does to our body, emotions and mind.
Chapter 9 Redefines exercise and suggests moving joyously instead.
Chapter 10 A perspective on how we see ourselves in the mirror.
Chapter 11 urges the reader to listen within, and trust what they hear as their body relates what it needs.
Chapter 12 the practical template for the 14-Day Ageless Goddess Program,
Ending with an Appendix of resources recommended throughout the chapters.
Be sure to check your local PBS listings to watch the accompanying program.
Please visit Dr. Northrup’s website to learn more about ageless living , her other titles and her speaking schedule: http://www.drnorthrup.com
FTC Disclaimer: I was given an ARC of this title via Net Galley for review purposes only. No other compensation was awarded.