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Meditations for a Miraculous Life
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This track is excerpted from Marianne Williamson's Meditations for a Miraculous Life. Jump-start your spiritual progress and experience an abiding sense of peace by listening to this Audio Program by best-selling author and lecturer Marianne Williamson. Honor your need to cultivate quiet and become grounded in deeper serenity by practicing these customized meditations for different aspects of your daily life: work, finances, health, relationships, and more. When you start and end your day with positive energy and spiritual reflection, you'll find that your life will truly change for the better. Marianne guides and inspires you to bring your healing spirit to bear as you release stress, anger, and pain; find fulfillment through your work and forgiveness in your relationships; and feel the deep, enduring love that is your birthright. The more you practice these empowering meditations, the more you'll become attuned to your inner self. From there, the possibilities for self-growth and a uniquely miraculous life are infinite.

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Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
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There are many ways to cultivate your inner wisdom to create health, such as tuning into your emotions. Learn why changing your beliefs is one of the most powerful things you can do for yourself. “Listening to your body is the easiest way to create health daily. If you are already experiencing symptoms, pay attention to what they are telling you. It’s not too late to change your beliefs and change your health for the better.” — Christiane Northrup, M.D.

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What's Next After an Empty Nest?
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Reviewed May 2017 Today’s topic is the empty-nest syndrome, what to do when the kids move away. I know how bad this one feels, and I remember one of my patients talking about how she used to stop at stoplights right around the time when her last child was graduating from high school and just start to weep. I, myself, had chest pain when my youngest daughter was about to leave home, and I remember that she left an instant message on the computer for her friends, as each one went off to college. Her message said, well, I guess this is it, goodbye. And the day she left, that instant message was plastered right on the main computer in the house, and I was thinking, oh, how am I going to do this? And so the first thing to do is to feel that this is a loss. Anytime you do anything where you have poured a lot of your creative energy into a project, into a novel, into a business, into a child, when that process is over, when the novel is complete, when the business is on its legs, whatever it is, you go through exactly the same thing you went through when you gave birth, which is a kind of a postpartum letdown. So the only way out is through. Allow yourself to feel that fully. Take long walks, sleep as much as you can, nourish yourself, make sure you’re taking a good multivitamin, keep your blood sugar stable, and simply feel it. You know the old saw, you have to feel it to heal it. And then understand something, usually when we women are at the age where our child has, our last child has left home, we’re at the beginning of giving birth to ourselves, and this is why so many women actually dream of having babies at midlife. They have all these dreams of going through labor. I certainly did. It was fun, too, as an OB/GYN, because when I have a dream that I’m in labor, I know everything that’s going on, plus there’s no pain whatsoever. So this is the time when you, yourself, get to go back in your mind, to what you loved when you were 11, 12. At the feisty, mouthy girl that you were at 11 or 12, who liked to ride horses, liked to ride bikes, liked to hike, liked to swim, liked to dance, liked to sing, and that will hold a clue as to what it is you are supposed to be doing. And so you need to start somewhere. The most important thing is to get a life. I remember saying as a mantra, I don’t have a life anymore. Can you imagine? I mean, I had a couple of New York Times bestselling books, and I had a great career, but I really felt as though the bottom of my life had fallen out. I don’t have a life. What I didn’t have was a satisfying social life. I knew how to work, and I knew how to deal with my kids, but I didn’t know how to have fun, and I didn’t know how to reinvent myself. So you start where you are, and you keep fit, and you take classes, and you begin to do the things you’ve always wanted to do. The health, your health, the health of your entire family is dependent upon how you negotiate this life stage. Because if you fail to do it, you will become the same problem for your kids that perhaps your mother has become for you. This is the turnaround time. So your job is to start thinking of all the things that you’d really like to be doing. If anything at all were possible, begin to focus on yourself, for a change, and you will find that that will seed your entire family with more juice and more joy than anything you could possibly imagine. That’s what you do with the empty-nest syndrome. Read more at http://www.drnorthrup.com

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Secrets of Weight Loss
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Reviewed April 2017 Today’s topic is tips on weight loss. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know, you’ve heard them all, and I’ve been on every diet known to humanity since the age of 12. I think all of this started when I was five and my parents referred to my body as, she’s built like a little M-a-c-k truck. It took a while before I could spell and read, but the first time I saw an M-a-c-k truck I was horrified. And that sort of went in as my body image. And so you can imagine, when you get that little weight that you put on before your growth spurt when you get your period, it sets the tone, doesn’t it, for a lifetime of weight concerns. I still have weight concerns, but I want to give you the tips that have led to keeping my weight stable and these have worked, of course, for hundreds and hundreds of women that I’ve worked with. The first thing is this. You need to know where you’re starting. So if you don’t know your weight, step on the scale and get your weight recorded and then be done with it. I don’t know if you’re one of those people who need to weigh daily just so you know what’s going on. I did that for years and years. Right now, I’m on a not-weighing-at-all place because I found that the obsession with the scale was decreasing my quality of life. You’ve got to have a mindset where you’re no longer on a diet, where you are following a sustainable way of life. Diets do not work because they are not sustainable. Of course, diets work while you’re on them, but then you have to come off them. So it would be much better if you would shoot for something that was really doable. I have a friend who did something amazing with weight loss. She decided that she was going to lose two pounds a year and keep it off until she was down to her target weight. Which she did, through exercise and eating sensibly. That’s a sustainable plan that’s not a diet. So here’s what you do. If you’re really serious about staying at a normal size, getting to a healthy size, you need to have regular exercise. I have never met anybody who kept weight off and got to a healthy size who did not do regular exercise. That’s tip number one. Tip number two, drink water. You need to drink half your body weight in ounces every day and you will be amazed at how much the consumption of water decreases appetite. Because many times we think we’re hungry when in fact we’re just thirsty. Number three, make sure that you have something to do in the evening besides watching television. I have been amazed at the hidden cues in television commercials and television shows that prompt one to eat. I have watched some television myself at home alone in the evenings and found that the hidden cues to eat were almost beyond the ability of my willpower to resist. So do something besides watching television in the evening if you possibly can. So that’s water, that’s exercise, that’s not watching television. And then you also need to do some work with self-esteem. This is where you say to yourself, I love myself right now. Right now. Now the other thing you want to do, and this is a very important tip, eat for pleasure. That means the plate should be beautiful. You should eat slowly. A friend of mind went to the Duke diet center and did something that I considered extraordinary. At this Duke diet center, where they have good success, the people who go have to sit for one hour at the meal. They’re on 1200-calorie-a-day diets, but they have to have dinner over the course of an hour. If they gulp their food, they’re stuck sitting there at the table. Now we all know that it takes about 20 minutes for the all-full sign to reach the brain from the stomach. So give yourself time to eat. Sit down, go slowly, savor every bite as though you were in Italy, where the food is truly exquisite. And if you do those things, then weight loss is assured. But mostly I’d like you to think not so much about weight loss as ideal healthy size.

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The Effects of Stress
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Reviewed April 2017 Stress and your physical body. I know, I know, we always hear, oh, it’s stress, it’s stress. Stress is kind of a wastebasket term, isn’t it? It doesn’t really refer to anything. I want to tell you what stress does. We need some stress in our lives. You need stress on your bones, vertical vectors of force on your bones to keep bringing in the calcium and other minerals that build bone. And we need stresses on the brain, routinely, in order to learn new things. And every time you lift weights, you get stronger, because you’re putting stress on the muscle, which brings in more amino acids and so on and builds a stronger muscle over time. So stress is not necessarily bad. The kind of stress that gets all of us into trouble is the unremitting stress that says, there’s no escape, there’s no way out, there’s nothing you can possibly do. This is the kind of stress that will cause women to miss their periods, have their hair fall out, gain weight. Now how does this happen? When you’re under stress, your cortisol levels rise and you go into what’s called fight or flight. Now, as Dr. Pam Peeke points out, when your cortisol levels rise, it is to prepare you to exercise, to run away from something that is scary and that could harm you. So 15 minutes, 10-15 minutes of walking will eat up excess cortisol, a stress hormone, and that’s really all you need to do. That’s why exercise is so good for decreasing stress. When you don’t exercise and the cortisol goes up, what happens? You want to eat more, because the cortisol suggests burn calories, do something, I need more calories, and then you actually want to eat more. Have any of you ever been on any of those steroid inhalers, and after you’re on the steroid inhaler, let’s say for asthma or whatever it is, you’re desperate to eat Pop-Tarts? It’s because the cortisol, the prednisone, that’s another name for cortisol, it’s a drug, it actually forces you to want to eat more. So the more cortisol, the higher the desire to eat, and the higher the intake of sugar, and then the higher the intake of insulin, or the blood produces more insulin, and that stores fat in your cells, and it’s a vicious cycle. So it all starts with some way to stop that vicious cycle of stress. One way to do it is to simply visualize a stop sign, and then when you’re doing it to yourself, you go, stop, and then you take one full deep breath in through your nose, and out through your nose, and that in itself will stop the vicious cycle of stress, because when you breathe deeply through your nose, the lower lobes of the lungs will expand, and the vagus nerve, the main nerve of the parasympathetic rest and restore nervous system goes right through there, and it will be triggered. It will instantly lower your blood pressure, and lower your heart rate, and begin to gobble up stress hormones. Let me give you the other big stress hormone gobbler, sleep. Sleep is, without a doubt, the best way to digest excess stress hormones that there is. Of course, and then you want to stop the stressful things in the first place, and that requires mindfulness. Changing the story you tell yourself about what’s stressing you. So let me give you this final thought. There is no situation that is hopeless, there is nothing that you can’t escape from, but what you have to do is engage your higher power, the nonphysical part of you that knows a lot more than the part of you that is stressed out. Sometimes that involves getting down on your knees. I can’t tell you the number of people who have a change in their life, simply when they’re brought to their knees and they surrender. Okay, all right, I’ve had it. I can’t figure it out myself. Tell me what to do. That, alone, will stop the vicious cycle of stress, most of which is in your head. Learn more at http://www.drnorthrup.com

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What is Proper Conception Nutrition?
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Reviewed April 2017 Today’s topic is optimal nutrition during pregnancy. Now, if I had my way, of course, everyone would start eating right long before they conceived, but that’s not in the real world. In the real world, people say, oh, my God, I’ve just found out I’m pregnant. Unfortunately, I had three glasses of wine last night with dinner. Ahh, is my baby going to be okay? Well, now this is the really good news. The body is so forgiving that I’ve delivered babies in women who didn’t even know they were pregnant until they went into labor. I know, it’s hard to believe, isn’t it? That’s a real mind-body split. God, I mean, what is that moving around? I guess I really had bad indigestion. Anyway, all that to say, the babies were born fine, and that’s because Mother Nature usually gets it right. However, to help it along, you want to follow the 80/20 rule, 80% of the food you eat should be whole and unprocessed and hopefully organic, and 20% can be some french fries if you want. The data on caffeine is mixed. Many women when they’re pregnant just don’t feel like drinking coffee, so I would avoid it. If you want a cup now and again, I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. I would keep the sugar to a minimum. The main thing, particularly if diabetes runs in your family, or if you’re starting to get what’s called gestational diabetes, where you’re starting to spill sugar, please understand that a diet that contains optimal amounts of protein and lots of fruits and vegetables and whole grains will often cure gestational diabetes. It’s all about the glycemic index of food. Glycemic index is a measuring system for food that basically determines how fast a certain food will raise your blood sugar level. So a high glycemic index is a food such as white bread. That’s got a very high glycemic index. You take a piece of Wonder Bread and it will be sugar in your blood in about two seconds. Keep that food to an absolute minimum. Keep the whole, unprocessed fresh food to a maximum. Eat enough protein and get a little exercise, and your pregnancy should be fine. Also, of course, if you listened to that preconception nutrition podcast, you know that I am a major fan of omega-3 fats. Eat fish a couple times a week. In fact, all the major authorities, including the American College of OB/GYN are saying that the benefits of fish outweigh any risks of mercury, but you don’t even have to take in any risk of mercury if you get wild Alaskan sockeye salmon, which is available canned or frozen, or if you take your omega-3 fats as a supplement, either fish oil or supplements made from marine algae. You also need enough magnesium and calcium and vitamin D is really important. Many, many women are deficient in vitamin D, so, and this is the good news, the fish oil often has vitamin D, or get out in the sun a little bit. Also, please understand that your thoughts and your emotions are also being processed and digested by your baby’s nervous system. So think as positively as you possibly can. Oh, and one more thing, do not let those naysayers come up to you, pat your belly, and start telling you horror stories about labor. Just walk away. Learn more at http://www.drnorthrup.com/

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Is Diet Soda Safe to Drink?
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Reviewed March 2017 Diet sodas, are any of you addicted to diet colas? I know you are. I know you’re out there. There’s a certain buzz that people get from a diet soda, a cola, in particular, that they don’t get from any other drink. And guess what? It’s addictive, because people will sort of like run over others to get to their diet cola. Here’s why that food is so addictive. It is a combination of aspartame, which is an excitotoxin that actually kills brain cells, but before they die, there’s this sort of heightened jolt to the brain, aspartame and caffeine. And caffeine, of course, is a neurotoxin, but it’s okay in small doses. But the combination of aspartame and caffeine is particularly addictive in certain kinds of brains. So I really know that you need to stay away from diet sodas. Let me give you a diet soda that’s good, however. There’s a new one out called Zevia, Z-E-V-I-A, and it’s sweetened with Truvia, which is an extract of stevia. Stevia is a plant, it’s all natural. You can grow stevia in your garden and use it in iced tea. But Zevia is a truly healthy alternative to diet sodas, and they have a cola that’s really, really good, and also a lemon-lime drink that’s really, really good. So as you are weaning yourself from your usual diet cola with aspartame and caffeine, please understand that you can substitute with something else. Aspartame has been associated with increase in migraine headaches, seizures, weight gain, all kinds of things. It is not your friend. Now, let’s say that you want to get off it cold turkey, here’s what you do. Just drink water all day long, and within a day or two, you can detox diet cola. For now though, please take a look at labels, and if there’s aspartame in it, don’t eat it, or drink it. Learn more at http://www.drnorthrup.com

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Are You Guilty of Overgiving?
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Reviewed March 2017 I’ve been thinking a lot about how those who don’t feel worthy in life tend to over-give as a way to compensate for that. And those people are often women, not always. The reason that I was thinking about this so much is that a year ago, I developed rectal bleeding, and it went on for about 10 days, and as I always do, I consulted a medical intuitive. In this case, Dr. Doris Cohen, who has a book with Hay House called Repetition. She’s absolutely wonderful. And what we came up with was that I had had a past life with eight children, and I didn’t have any money, and I had to go out and get food. So I had all these little children around me wanting to be fed, and they were like little birds, and I was a very good mother, but very poor, and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, and I left the two oldest in charge, and I went out to get food, and when I came back, all my children had disappeared, And I don’t know whether they were taken into servitude, whether they had been killed, I don’t know, and they all, I ended that lifetime destitute and depressed. And in this lifetime, I could name you all of those children, who had been in my life in one form or another, and I was surrounded by a series of people at that time, including my own two children, all of whom seemed entitled to my time and energy, and all of whom I couldn’t seem to give enough to, until my own body had to get my attention with bleeding, like what do you want, my blood? And as soon as I identified the pattern, the bleeding went away. A year later, the pattern recurred in a different form, but this time, the bleeding only lasted three days, and this time I got a colonoscopy, which was completely normal. I knew it would be, but I also knew I was going to tell you about this, and that you would be horrified if I didn’t get the colonoscopy, so I got it. Just got the report back today. But I could see that like peeling an onion, oftentimes, we women have this pattern of giving away our life’s blood. I was talking with a reporter today, who recently went to a funeral, where they showed slides of this woman who had died at the age of 53. From the time she was a child and vibrant and a young woman and vivacious and full of life, and then in all the family photos, she appeared to be more and more in the background, more and more in the background. And on the little card at the funeral home, it said, she was a wonderful wife and mother. She always put everyone else before herself. Can you relate to that? She was a wonderful wife and mother. She always put everyone else’s needs before her own. I want you to know something. To be a wonderful wife and mother, to be a healthy woman, you must put your own needs on the front burner. Otherwise, you’re likely to be dead, and you won’t be any good to anyone. Wouldn’t it have been so much better if this woman hadn’t died at the age of 53, but had been available to her 20-something daughters, because she’d spent some time paying attention to her own needs? Please examine your reason for over-giving, and I’ll bet you it has to do with guilt at not feeling worthy. In my particular case, whether or not you believe in past lives, it was feeling as though I had done something wrong. So I did a 21-day exercise, where I lit a candle and forgave myself for everything I knew and everything I didn’t know. And the pattern of over-giving is gradually leaving my life. But I’d like you to eradicate it before you get a physical symptom. Learn more about Christiane Northrup, M.D. at http://www.drnorthrup.com/

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Body Pleasure Meditation
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Body Pleasure Meditation with Louise Mazanti Ph.D.

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The Hidden Cause of Obesity
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Reviewed March 2017 Obesity has overtaken smoking as the major health burden in the U.S. It’s amazing to me that now what we call in my profession the morbidity, mortality curves for smoking and obesity in the U.S. have crossed, and so now obesity has become the greater health threat, at least as measured by something in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Now, it’s very wonderful that the prevalence of smoking has declined 18.5% from 1993 to 2008, but the number of obese people, obesity, by the way, is defined as a body-mass index greater than or equal to 30, and you can find those body-mass index charts all over the Internet. But that rose, the number of obese people rose by a steady 85%. Some of this is simply because our food supply has had so much sugar added to it. Jorge Cruise, in his very practical book, The Belly Fat Cure, points out that from 1972, until now, there has been a 10,000% increase in the amount of high fructose corn syrup that’s been added to the diet. Contrary to what you’ve been told, fat does not make you fat. It is sugar that makes you fat. So I want you to start counting the amount of sugar you’re eating. And to do that, you can get Jorge Cruise’s book, published by Hay House, and obesity does not need to be your destiny at this particular time. If you have stopped smoking and you got fat, the only thing you need to do is go on a low-carb lifestyle, which I will be talking about in future podcasts, and also it’s all over my book, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, and The Wisdom of Menopause.

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Seize Your Sexual Confidence
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Reviewed March 2017 Here are some tips for boosting your sexual confidence. All right, let’s just start with the territory. Here’s the territory. When you’re a little girl or a little boy, you begin to see airbrushed images of idealized bodies so early on that you begin to think something is wrong with you if you have a normal body. My daughter re-tweeted something that I loved that said, I wish I had known how hot I was in my teens. Like I was looking through old pictures and I saw how hot, but I thought I looked terrible, which is very often the case. So, to boost your sexual confidence, you have to start by loving the body you’re in or at least liking the body you’re in, and you also need to understand, now I’m assuming that you’re a woman listening to this since most of my listeners are women, I want you to know guys don’t care as much about how you look as you think they do unless you got a hopelessly narcissistic guy, and that can happen, but we’re not talking about that because that’s not the norm. Women are their own worst enemies, and so you need to start thinking of yourself as looking hot and being hot. One of the things that I like about the star Mo’Nique is this is a woman who, by all of our cultural standards, is overweight. Has that stopped her from thinking she’s the hottest thing on the planet? Absolutely not. She’s in your face with how hot she is at what I would consider 60 pounds over what would be ideal or healthy. So take your cue from women who do not look like the cultural ideal and are certain that they’re the hottest thing ever born and practice yourself. I’m going to give you a little exercise. This one is really very effective. When you’re home in your bathroom just having come out of a bath or a shower, I want you to turn the lights down really low or turn them off altogether, light a candle, and I want you to begin admiring your skin in the dimmed light. Just admire your skin, stroke your skin until you begin to see that the very act of admiring your body in that way begins to create a glow within you. And also please understand that sexuality is nothing more than life force. Your body was created by sexuality. Your body was created by an egg and a sperm coming together, and your body was created an orgasm. So therefore, you are a sexual being. It’s just the way it is. It’s why sex sells. So get in the game and start, particularly now because it’s springtime. It’s this wonderful rising of energy, the sap is rising. Start to talk to yourself as though you are a sexy woman. Breathe in the essence of sexuality. Think about the women who you consider really sexy. So, it might be Salma Hayek or Angelina Jolie or someone of that nature who you think is sexy. Breathe in their essence. Pretend they’re walking beside you for 30 seconds twice a day. Breathe in their essence. And that’s how you become sexually confident. If there’s any guys listening to this, and I hope there are, please understand the biggest boost to a woman’s sexual confidence is knowing that she is desirable. Please understand also that the G spot is in her ears. Women are turned on by words. Tell her she looks hot. And if she ever says to you, do I look fat in this, plead the Fifth Amendment, don’t ever answer that question. Read more at http://www.drnorthrup.com/audio/sexual-confidence/

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What is PMDD
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Reviewed March 2017 Premenstrual dysphoric disorder, PMDD. Back when I was doing my training, PMDD did not exist as a diagnostic category in the DSM-IV, or the DSM whatever it is now. That is the diagnostic manual that all the so-called CPT codes come out of, and it’s how you bill for medical services. You know that the world changes depending upon what we call things, and PMDD is a disorder in which a woman literally becomes Dr. Jekyll before her period. And it’s not PMS. About 60% of women experience PMS, which is some mood changes and so on, and I’ll talk to you later about PMS and what it is and what to do about it. PMDD is far more serious, and it affects only 1-2% of women. What happens is a woman will be walking along in the beginning phase of her cycle, which is called the follicular phase, when the egg is growing from the ovary, and her estrogen levels are starting to climb, and she’s feeling really good. And then at ovulation, the minute that the little body in the ovary called the corpus luteum, where the egg was, when that starts to produce progesterone, she then flips out and becomes like an entirely different person. These are the women who are prescribed the psychotropic drugs like Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, and it can even them out and make them feel better. I, personally, would prescribe bioidentical natural progesterone for this group, first of all, because what they have is a relative deficiency of progesterone. If you were to draw their levels, they would be normal, so I want you to know that, but there’s something about their brains that is different. And here’s what I’ve found. Almost always to a person, they have a history of some kind of trauma, an alcoholic parent, sexual abuse, rape, anything like that, and what happens premenstrually, Eckhart Tolle put it beautifully, he said, the pain body comes up premenstrually, and it hits you between the eyes. How do you dissolve a pain body? You stay present with it. You simply breathe. It kind of goes back to learning how to love yourself. You feel like throwing dishes, you feel like running into a hole and crying, you feel like divorcing your husband, and instead of doing any of that, you simply get into your observer self and watch that part of yourself with compassion and curiosity. If you have PMDD, by all means, get the treatment that makes sense to you, whether it’s progesterone, or whether it is an SSRI drug, but please, please, please don’t make the mistake of thinking that it’s just your hormones and the PMDD just ran out of the closet and hit you. It will respond very beautifully to a whole lifestyle program. The main part of it being that it is your job to be present with your pain body and dissolve it with the power of now, and dissolve it with your presence, and then over time, it will be less and less and less, and in due course, chances are very good that you’ll be able to get off your medication. For more information, visit http://www.drnorthrup.com

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When is "Selfish" Healthy?
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I once heard Cheryl Richardson talk about her recent book, The Art of Extreme Self-Care. I was particularly captivated by one sentence that she uttered, which was, 'let me disappoint you.' This actually is the chapter title in her book. And then she told a story about being very, very sensitive and having people come up to tell her how she should change things and so on. And she’s learned how to just stop them before they even come up to her. And she said, you will never be able to become as healthy, as attractive, as prosperous as you could be as long as you’re trying to please everyone. So this mantra, 'let me disappoint you,' has become very permission-giving, not only for me but for my entire family. And here’s the good news. You do not need to be the person who takes care of someone else’s life because each of us has a higher power and each of us is able to get our needs met. In the book Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg, he points out that when we can articulate our genuine emotions such as I feel sad when you do X and I would love it if you could say hello to me when I come in in the morning, you know, I feel sad when I’m not greeted by you, so can you meet my need to be greeted by saying hello to me? That person may not be able to meet your need but the fact that you’ve articulated the need means that the universe will send you what you need. And I’ve found this happens every single time. So don’t worry so much about being selfish and not meeting someone’s need. 'Would you please drive my child to school today when you have something else planned?' And you can say, 'I would love to meet your need. It makes my heart sing to say yes to you and today I simply can’t.' I want you to practice something. When someone asks you to do something, okay, here’s what you’re going to do. You’re going to say, 'let me get back to you, let me think about this for a moment.' Give yourself some time before you do the knee-jerk yes and then go home and say, oh, God, I didn’t realize that I had cookies to bake and then I had this to do and I told so-and-so I’d go and help her move and all the rest. I remember years ago, Bernie Siegel in a group of cancer patients asked people to raise their hand if they would go and help a person move when they already had something wonderful planned for that day and if they would cancel their pleasurable plans to go and help a friend move. And then he asked people to raise their hands, those who would cancel their plans for a pleasurable day. And several people raised their hands. And he said, you are the ones whose immune system is apt to be depleted and you are not going to do as well with your treatment. I will never forget it. Bernie was a real pioneer. So, it’s selfish but the word selfish needs to be redeemed. And sometimes, many times, it is completely healthy to be selfish. When your kids are tiny, you can’t. You’ve got to sacrifice your life for them. You won’t be taking a bath alone until they’re about 10. That’s just the way it is. But after they’re about 10, then you’ve got to put yourself first so that they can learn how to do the same thing.

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The Importance of Preconception Nutrition
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So if I were you, I would start making sure that I had enough omega-3 fat in my diet, long before conception, and then, of course, once I conceived, I’d really start socking that stuff to me. Red Alaskan sockeye salmon is loaded with DHA. If you’re vegetarian, you can get it made from marine algae. One of the brands that makes it from marine algae is called Neuromins. You want to shoot for at least 400 milligrams a day of this amazing substance. And by the way, for anybody at any age, fish oil has been shown to reduce all-cause mortality, meaning everything that you could possibly die prematurely from, fish oil helps you prevent, and it sure does wire in a healthy baby’s immune system and brain and so on. And what happens in the women I’ve told to take the fish oil, I later see their babies, and they have the smartest babies I’ve ever seen. This is just the truth. And the data on it is overwhelming. The other thing you should have preconception is high levels of folic acid. A supplement should contain at least 800 micrograms of folic acid, daily. And again, the women whose bodies are replete in folic acid before they conceive are the ones least likely to have birth defects such as spina bifida and even cleft lip and palate. In fact, we’ve got data on people who have followed a very good preconception nutrition program, and their rate of congenital defects, birth defects in their babies is much, much lower. So please take my advice. If you are thinking of having a baby at any time, you start to feed your baby right two to three years before he or she is born.

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Dream Interpretation with Christiane Northrup, M.D. & Doris E. Cohen
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Few people realize how powerful their dreams are for providing guidance and healing information. In fact, research is even showing that things like breast and lung cancer can show up in dreams long before you have symptoms, and in plenty of time to get the right treatment. Of course those are extreme cases. Dreams can help you negotiate the choices in your daily life. In this episode of Flourish, Dr. Northrup's favorite Dream teacher, Dr. Doris E. Cohen and I will show you how to remember your dreams, interpret your dreams, and get the most out of the messages that your soul provides for you each and every night. First appeared on HayHouseRadio here: http://www.hayhouseradio.com/#!/episode/3-lifehacks-dream-interpretation

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Why I Hate the Term Cougar
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Why I hate the term cougar.

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Urinary Tract Infections
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UTIs, urinary tract infections. God, what a pain, huh? Especially for those of you who have recurrent urinary tract infections. So what causes them?

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The Benefits of Walking
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Today’s topic is walking. Is it still the best exercise for overall good health? Well, I think it is. It’s the easiest! The famous cardiologist, Dr. Paul Dudley White, who was responsible for those wonderful walking paths along the Charles River and also the inventor of the EKG, said, I have two physicians: my left leg and my right leg. Walking does a number of things. First of all, it seems to help you digest your day emotionally. How many of you have found that when you’re up against a problem that you can’t seem to crack you go for a walk? It works as well often, maybe better, than sleeping on it. Sleeping on it, of course, is a different mode in the brain. But when you walk and when you exercise, you bring into play all the memories in your muscles. You also do another thing. You create a rocking motion in the sacrum, and that actually helps pump cerebrospinal fluid, which is loaded with immune system cells and loaded with neurotransmitters, and you pump that throughout your entire body. Read more at http://www.drnorthrup.com/audio/benefits-walking/

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Salt - Christiane Northrup, M.D.
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Strategies to reduce salt in the diet. I know that many of you have heard the Institute of Medicine report saying that Americans consume unhealthy amounts of sodium in their food, far exceeding public health recommendations, and it is a concern for all individuals because it raises the risk of high blood pressure, a health condition that’s avoidable and can lead to a variety of illnesses. The studies coming out show that population-wide reductions in salt could prevent more than 100,000 deaths annually. Now here’s the problem. I know you think, oh, well, it’s the salt that I put on my food. But that’s not it. Over the years, from the 1970s until now, processed food has had more and more sodium added to it and so our taste buds have become acclimated to fast food that’s really high in hidden sodium. So we have this preference for salty food.

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