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Avoiding Breast Cancer While Balancing Your Hormones Paperback – September 26, 2005
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Any woman hesitant about hormone replacement because of fear of breast cancer should read this book.
Joseph McWherter MD, an OB/Gyne doctor in Texas with a large natural hormone practice, wrote this book in response to the Women's Health Initiative Study (WHI) published in JAMA in 2002. The WHI Study was halted early because of increased heart disease and breast cancer. As usual, the newspaper headlines were misleading and got the story wrong, failing to mention the important distinction between the unsafe synthetic hormones used in the WHI study, and the safe natural hormones used by Dr. McWherter and many others.
Chapter 2 discusses the causes of breast cancer, namely accumulated DNA damage related to junk food diets, stressful lifestyle, environmental toxins, radiation, hormonal imbalance, and genetic predispositions, etc.
Chapter 3, Estrogen Explained, goes over rather detailed and technical information about the three types of human estrogens (E1,E2,E3) and their metabolism. Also clarified are the differences between synthetic estrogen, natural estrogen, xeno-estrogen and phyto-estrogen.
Chapter 4 is devoted to explaining the WHI Women's Health Initiative Study, and a discussion of the importance of testing estrogen metabolites, namely the 2/16 hydroxy-estrogen ratio. Increasing this 2/16 ratio by consuming broccoli, or with supplements such as I3C and DIM reduces breast cancer risk.
Separate chapters are devoted to exercise, diet, and detoxification, all very detailed and complete. Before studying medicine, Dr. McWherter was a mathematician, and he covers these topics with mathematical precision.Read more ›
For the women who have been using HRT DR McWherter porvid a detail prevention plan to protect and improve the health of the breast
Uzzi Reiss ob/gyn and the author of "NATURAL HORMONE BALANCE FOR WONEN"
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Great info a must read for all women. No problems with this seller, book arrived in timely fashion.Published 7 months ago by phoenixrising1689
I appreciate the science behind Dr. McWherter's book and his medical protocols. As a patient, I am interested in protecting my health and doing my best to avoid serious health... Read morePublished on June 12, 2012 by Middle-Aged but Young-Minded