About Whole Woman Founder & CEO Christine Kent, RN
I was 41 years old when I was talked into an unnecessary bladder suspension surgery that resulted in an immediate and profound uterine prolapse.
I refused the hysterectomy I was told was now essential, and spent the next decade trying to understand what had been done to me, and how I could bring my pelvic organs back where they belonged.
After ten years of struggle, it was clear that solving this problem was going to be my life's work. I spent almost all of the next four years in the medical school library until the pieces of the puzzle scattered over many medical disciplines and even centuries fell into place.
In 2003 I published results of my research in my book Saving the Whole Woman - Natural Alternatives to Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Urinary Incontinence, which was highly endorsed by Christiane Northrup MD, Michel Odent MD, and many other doctors, midwives, and physical therapists. I put up my website wholewoman.com in July of that same year, and began teaching my methods to women of all ages on my online forum.
In a matter of weeks women began writing in, “My symptoms are improving!”
I discovered three things in the years I spent solving the problem of pelvic organ prolapse.
- The medical system is deeply corrupt and dysfunctional
- Medicine has created an almost complete vacuum of knowledge and information about health in our society and a subsequent dependence on doctors, drugs, and surgeries
- I have both a love as well as talent for finding and studying research publications and bringing the knowledge I have acquired to other women, freeing them from the tyranny of the medical system.
I hold a Bachelors degree in Anthropology from Northern Arizona University, a Bachelors degree in Nursing from the University of New Mexico.
Prior to founding Whole Woman, I worked for three years in the medical system, both on a busy medical/surgical floor where I became charge nurse, and in hospice. So I have experienced first hand the insanity of modern medicine.
About Lanny Goodman, Whole Woman COO
I was raised by distinguished parents, my father a nuclear physicist (Cal Tech and Ph.D. from MIT), and an equally distinguished mother, the third woman to get a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Radcliff, Harvard's sister school as women couldn't attend Harvard in those days.
We lived in Boston, Japan (where my parents were both Fullbright Fellows), Washington DC, and Houston, Texas. I went to college in Wisconsin. Between Houston summers and Wisconsin winters, I'd had my fill of weather extremes and moved to San Diego the day I graduated.
I started my career building a fine jewelery manufacturing business. In three years, we were the largest manufacturing jewelers in San Diego County. After eight years, my business partner and I parted ways.
We had always had sailboats in the family growing up and my then wife
and I decided to have a boat built. While it was under construction I went into business with our sailmaker and built cruising sails for boats around the world. It was great fun but with two babies living with us on the boat, it was time to get serious.
Through the parents of a high school friend, I got into consulting. An unexpected divorce threw me into a tailspin for about a year and a half, but I used the time productively to build a body of work that got me featured in Inc. magazine as well as invitations to speak at a number of their conferences.
Christine and I met when I was still in the jewelery business and she was just heading off to Flagstaff, Arizona to finish her degree. We dated on occasional weekends and school breaks for about eighteen months and drifted apart. Little did I know what the future held for us!
Christine's mother had been a customer in my jewelery business and I stopped in to see her at Christmas time. She mentioned Christine had asked about me. We had both divorced about the same time, both had two children. She was living in northern California. I drove up to visit and despite twelve years apart, we instantly bonded.
As a family of six, we decided to leave California and move to New Mexico. A relatively minor stroke in 2013 put an end to my non-stop consulting travel schedule and as I recovered I came to work for Christine. She creates content and I do essentially everything else.
We're approaching forty years of married partnership and it has been an amazing journey, watching Christine blossom into the world's leading expert on non-medical management of common women's health conditions!
I have a B.A. degree in Fine Arts from Beloit College and an MBA in Finance from National University in San Diego.
What is a Whole Woman?
- A Whole Woman knows she is more than her body, she is a being of spirit and energy.
- She is committed to taking responsibility for her life.
- She is committed to taking responsibility for her own health.
- She does not passively take what she is told by doctors at face value because she understands the medical system is in pursuit of its own interests of money and power, not her interests. She does her own research.
- Even when she has been damaged by the medical system, she can still be a Whole Woman because she has learned and grown from the experience.
A Whole Woman understands that of all the demands placed upon her from her partner, family, and work, her first responsibility is self-care, without which she cannot give to others.
A Whole Woman supports the growth and development of other women because she understands that restoring the balance between men and women is essential to stop the devastation of the earth and for human survival.
Welcome to the Whole Woman family!
When You Need a Dynamic, Expert, & Provocative Speaker for Your Conference or Podcast...
Christine Kent, RN, Founder of Whole Woman
In addition to prolapse, over the years my work has evolved to help women resolve chronic hip and knee pain, post-hysterectomy, and menopausal challenges as well.
I will provide the women in your organization or listeners with life-changing information based on scientific research they will never hear from a doctor.
Below is a sampling of my presentations and of course, I'm happy to work with you to address the needs of your organization or listeners.
The Myth of the Pelvic Floor
The 500 year old mistake that gynecology refuses to correct. Once accurate female pelvic anatomy is understood, the paths to self-healing and self-care are clear.
Why Kegels Don’t Work - and What Does Work
Doctors know kegel exercises are ineffective. Why they continue to recommend them shows what doctors don’t want you to know.
Virtually Everything You Have Been Told About Women’s Health is Wrong
Very little of what is discovered in scientific research will ever make it to your doctor’s office.