Dr. Christiane Northrup

Some Thoughts On Menopause

Some Thoughts On Menopause

Some Thoughts on Menopause Maria Gray, LMFT, NMP In my mid 40s I noticed I was starting to sweat a lot, and this was unusual as normally my hands and feet are as cold as ice blocks. Sometimes I experienced painful headaches, irritability, and insomnia. My metabolism slowed down and my clothes felt tight. My energy level plummeted and became unpredictable. And so began my adventures in Menopause. Most of the women I know are reluctant to talk about menopause; especially here in Los Angeles. In writing this article my aim is to reduce the shame associated with menopause by sharing my own story. One of my close friends recommended Dr. Christiane Northrup’s book The Wisdom of Menopause, in which Northrup candidly describes her own menopause. Reading her book brightened my grim outlook on menopause