Dr. Northrup explains that it is important to look at the mind, body and spirit connection of an illness. "There's always meaning because every symptom has physical, mental, emotional meaning. But usually you won't know the meaning until after the thing is over. So I don't want anyone to drive themselves nuts thinking, 'Oh my God, what does this mean?' Usually you don't know until afterwards. Your point of power, though, is always to know it's about something. That's your point of power so you won't be a victim of your body," Dr. Northrup says.
By understanding that there is a greater meaning, Dr. Northrup says you will be able to look at your symptoms differently. "What an awful thing to think that your breasts are two premalignant lesions sitting on your chest or you're a heart attack waiting to happen or your uterus is going to drop at any moment. I mean, who would ever want to live that way? But when you know it's related to your life in some way and it's guiding you home, it's guiding you to something fuller, to more optimal health, then life becomes such an adventure and your body is your ally in this," Dr. Northrup says.
"And your body is always talking to you. Just as your life is talking to you," Oprah says.
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