In Natural Hormone Balance for Women
, Beverly Hills obstetrician-gynecologist Uzzi Reiss makes it clear that he believes in hormone replacement therapy for women, but not the "chemicalized hormonal substitutes" usually prescribed. "I emphasize natural hormones that are precise replicas of your own hormones," he writes, which can increase energy and memory, decrease symptoms of menopause and PMS, improve skin and mood, and enhance sleep, sexuality, and well-being. But neither the widely used hormonal medications, such as estrogens derived from horse urine, nor the "natural" hormonal products derived from soy or yams replicate the hormones produced by a woman's body. Rather, he recommends a natural estrogen formula balanced with natural progesterone, both available through compounding pharmacies (with a doctor's prescription).
Dr. Reiss and talented cowriter Martin Zucker explain why, how, and when to use natural hormones. This is not a snappy, one-size-fits-all program--rather, you, with the involvement of your physician, learn how to analyze your needs and individualize your treatment for your own optimal hormonal balance. Reiss describes the benefits and uses of natural estrogen and progesterone, then discusses other natural hormones that might be helpful: testosterone, human growth hormone, DHEA, melatonin, and pregnenolone. This is a provocative book that's worth sharing with your doctor. --Joan Price
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Jesse Lynn Hanley, M.D. Coauthor of What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause As a physician who practices wellness-oriented health care, I predict that the book you are about to read will banish your confusion and fear....Uzzi Reiss is my gynecologist, and the gynecologist for many of my patients....This book is a translation of his experience with thousands of patients, and can help grandmothers, mothers, and daughters alike.
Ann Louise Gittleman, M.S., C.N.S.
Author of Before the Change and Super Nutrition for Menopause Natural Hormone Balance For Women is undoubtedly the single best book I have read on the subject to date, and I have read all of them.
Janet Zand, O.M.D.
Coauthor of Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child With this book, women can finally gain insight into what is going on in their bodies, why they feel how they do, and what can make them feel better. I am looking forward to recommending it to patients, friends, and colleagues.
Leeza Gibbons Dr. Reiss has been my doctor for many years. As I evolve as a woman, he continues to have answers to the questions that matter the most. He has contributed to my physical, mental, and emotional health, and in this book, he shows how all three are connected and how as women we can take back control. For every woman who ever felt her body was out of control, this book is a must-read.
Hyla Cass, M.D.
Assistant clinical professor of psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine.
Author of St. John's Wort: Nature's Blues Buster -- At last! The complex hormone issue made understandable. This program brings life-enhancing results through a dynamic combination of self-observation and physician partnership.
Film producer and author of Hello, He Lied Dr. Uzzi Reiss's revolutionary approach to women's health has changed my life for the better at a moment I feared the worst. His breakthrough research has emerged from this neglected field in the nick of time for my whole generation.
Cruise/Wagner Productions An intelligent book that talks straight about women's issues and enhances our understanding of how our complex systems work. This is empowerment!
Marsha Mason I wish this book had been available ten years ago. It would have saved me years of pain and anguish. I have been using natural hormone replacement for some years, and now I feel terrific and vital. Thank you, Dr. Reiss.
Victoria Principal Dr. Reiss's sensitivity and caring combined with his vast and courageous medical experience makes this a must-read for every woman over forty.