The Secret Pleasures of Menopause

by in Kitchen Sink, Menopause October 7, 2008

Oprah’s favorite OB/Gyn is at it again! Dr. Christiane Northrup’s latest book on menopause will be available on October 15th. I was excited to receive an early copy of the book, and think that its only flaw really is that it is directed JUST towards menopausal women.

Dr. Northrup’s self help tips are truly beneficial to women of all age groups, so why wait until menopause to find out these secrets?

Honestly, I wish I would have read this book ten years ago. “The Secret Pleasures of Menopause” is rich with advice that helps women embrace their femininity from a mind/body/spirit perspective.

The book is well rounded, full of positive affirmations, provides a vast array of diet and lifestyle tips, and explains how to optimize your body’s own production of nitric oxide, a biochemical made infamous by the Viagra industry.

Whether or not you choose to read the book, I hope all women can discover the most important concepts about menopause emphasized in this book:

  1. Menopause is a natural part of life, and not a curse.
  2. A comprehensive mind/body/spirit approach is the best way to keep your body balanced and healthy during this transition time.
  3. Healthy diet and lifestyle choices optimize the production of needed hormones and biochemicals.

~Dr. Nicole Sundene

Purchase The Secret Pleasures of Menopause through Amazon.

  1. I want some nitric oxide. I love Oprah, sounds like a great book!

  2. Well that is not fair! What if men want to know about nitric oxide? I guess I will have to buy the book for my wife. 😛

  3. Hi Heather, it is a super book, and timely for me to read, as I have been working on some research of foods that promote the release of nitric oxide and this book mirrors what I have come up with on my own. Stay tuned for more articles about this!

  4. Hi Robert, I guess you could buy it for your wife as a gift…just don’t get caught reading it. 😀 Actually if you did, it would make you appear very “sensitive” so go ahead and read it, men can benefit from this advice too.

  5. Doc this book sounds great! Thanks for the heads up, I will feature this as my book of the month on my site as well.

  6. Sounds like a plan Miss Matchmaker, this will go great with your article on chocolate.

  7. How many men do you think agree with that statement?:
    Menopause is a natural part of life, and not a curse. 🙂
    Actually it is a very wise man who does understand that.

    Souonds like a great read. Thanks for the recommendation!

  8. Hi Dr. Nicole-

    I appreciate all your research on menopause and look forward to the answer to my question soon. Thanks for all your hard work.

  9. Great post Doc! I love Christiane’s new book and her full-on vitality. She’s quite a gal, isn’t she?!! I agree that this book is for women of any age….and for men as well. I can’t recommend it enough! The book comes out today, Oct. 15, 2008. Hugs to you, Robin

    PS I will stumble this post!

  10. Thanks for the recommendation! I am actually a big fan of Dr. Northrup’s work and didn’t realize Secrets of Menopause was already out. She is just such a wonderful messenger for the holistic/integrative approach to women’s health care. Can’t wait until she is on Oprah again! Something else I just found out about her — she actually co-founded the Women to Women health care clinic in Maine (Yarmouth???). I have been reading the articles at for months and always thought, wow, that sounds just like something Dr. Northrup would say — and then I read the about us page and realized there was a connection. Anyway, digging this post!

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