00:00 What if you had an opportunity to ask one of the visionary pioneers on The menopausal woman anything? Well, I did. As the Flipping 50 podcast launches into the second 500 episodes, I am honored to be joined on this episode by Dr. Christiane Northrup.
She is not only an articulate and intelligent woman who has insights few others do; she is funny. Behind the scenes I told her after the interview, interviewing her was like dinner and a show. And I’m sure you too are going to love it.
Christiane Northrup, M.D., visionary pioneer in women’s health, is a board-certified OB/GYN with more than thirty years of clinical experience, former assistant clinical professor of OB/GYN at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and three-time New York Times bestselling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause(1994) and Goddesses Never Age. In 2013, Reader’s Digest named Dr. Northrup one of the “100 Most Trusted People in America.” In 2016, she was named one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100, a group of leaders who are using their voices and talent to awaken humanity. And in 2020 & 2021, she was included in the Watkins Spiritual 100, a list of living people that make a unique and spiritual contribution on a global scale…
Questions we answer in this episode about menopausal woman:
Q) Why do you call it the Wisdom of Menopause?
Q) You say that “The brain catches fire at menopause.” What do you mean by that?
Q) You also say that the “dictates of the soul” come to the fore. Can you give us an example of this?
Q) What are your thoughts on hormone replacement? Do you think every woman should consider it?
Q) We’ve visited this topic but it’s such a good idea to clarify the difference between synthetic and a bioidentical hormone? Explain a bit about the difference of using a compounding pharmacy?
Q) You recommend the herb Pueraria Mirifica [Pronounce pwuh·raa·ree·uh mr·i·fuh·kuh] for menopausal symptoms. When should a menopausal woman start this? Can she take it if she’s already on hormones?
There is one gold standard… exercise.
Q) Many women complain of a “muffin top” around their middles, even though they haven’t gained any weight. Let’s unpack that for them.
Q) You say that it is women in their 60’s and beyond who are having the best sex of their lives. Many women do of course experience vaginal dryness, so how can we equal the playing field for them?