Dr. Christiane Northrup, author of the bestselling book Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, is a past president of the American Holistic Medical Association. She is an obstetrician-gynecologist who works out of Women to Women, an innovative health care center in Yarmouth, Maine. This video, which aired on many PBS television stations, reveals why she has become a trusted adviser to thousands of women nationally through her lectures and monthly newsletter.

Northrup opens by sharing the story of her personal journey through a traditional medical school education to her current understanding that the spirit plays a powerful role in creating health. She outlines steps to "vibrant health," including nutritious food, sunshine and natural light, uplifting relationships, satisfying living and working environments, inspiring music, and rhythmic dance. She explains that the mind/body connection means that our thoughts and emotions create biochemical reactions in our bodies. "If you have a condition, it's your body's wisdom trying to get your attention so you can change something in your life." Following her own advice that a sense of humor supports health, she covers serious subjects with warmth and wit. Do something radical, she says, "Rest when you are tired."

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