About the Author and Expert
SUSUN S. WEED, author of New Menopausal Years The Wise Woman
Way, Alternative Approaches for Women 30-90 (Ash Tree Publishing,
November 2001), is one of America's best-known authorities on herbal
medicine and natural approaches to women's health. Expert herbalists
and well-known women's health physicians such as Susan Love, MD, Christiane
Northrup, MD, Rosemary Gladstar, and David Hoffman recommend her books.
For a new generation of women, she has completely rewritten, expanded,
and updated her famous menopausal bible, which has sold half a million
copies and has been a top-ten seller for a decade.
Since she began studying herbal medicine more than thirty-five years
ago, Weed has garnered an international reputation for her groundbreaking
lectures, teachings, and writings on health and nutrition, which frequently
challenge conventional medical approaches and are unabashedly pro-woman.
For example, for more than a decade she has been an outspoken voice
warning about the dangers of hormone replacement therapy. The scientific
community has only recently (since early 2000) documented HRT's connection
to breast cancer and heart attacks.
A powerful advocate for integrative medicine, Weed has appeared on
numerous national radio, television, and new-media venues, including
National Public Radio, NBC News, CNN, and ABCNews.com. She has been
quoted and interviewed in many major magazines, including Natural Health,
Woman's Day, First for Women, and Herbs for Health. She is a contributor
to the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women's Studies, and
writes a regular column in Sagewoman. Susun authors a monthly e-mail
newsletter and maintains five information-rich websites including www.susunweed.com.
Known for her voracious intellectual appetite, encyclopedic knowledge,
and phenomenal energy, Weed maintains a farmstead with dairy goats,
reads about a hundred periodicals a month, trains apprentices, and oversees
the work of more than four hundred correspondence course students. She
also coordinates the activities of the Wise Woman Center, based in Woodstock,
New York, an educational center that hosts such teachers as Vicki Noble,
Z Budapest, Merlin Stone, Brooke Medicine Eagle, Luisa Teisch and many
Weed travels worldwide to speak at major conferences, medical schools,
hospital wellness centers, breast cancer centers, midwifery schools,
naturopathic colleges, and shamanic training centers. Her teaching fields
of expertise encompass herbal medicine, ethnobotany, pharmacognosy,
psychology of healing, ecoherbalism, nutrition, and women's health issues.
In addition to New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way, Alternative
Approaches for Women 30-90, Susun Weed's other best-selling
books include Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman Way; Healing Wise; and Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing
Year (now in its 24th printing).
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