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What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause (TM): The Breakthrough Book on Natural Hormone Balance Mass Market Paperback – September 1, 2004
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About the Author
Virginia Hopkins has been a writer and editor since she graduated from Yale University in 1976. She is co-author of the highly successful "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You..." books with Dr. John Lee. She is also co-author of the best-selling book Prescription Alternatives. Hopkins is currently the author/editor of a popular newsletter and website, the Virginia Hopkins Health Watch.
For more information about Virginia Hopkins, visit her website at www.virginiahopkinshealthwatch.com.
Top Customer Reviews
The late Dr. Lee had done his homework even after medical school ended and it showed within both of his books. Everything is explained simply, concisely, thoroughly and in easily understandable terms.
Topics include: biochemistry of the body and synthetic drugs and hormones, mechanisms of the body, glands and functions, the estrogen myth and results of HRT study, female cancers and causes, autoimmune disorders, pros of natural progesterone and details of all relevant hormones, the pharmaceutical community and conventional medicine practices, illness and natural prevention, nutrition and exercise, osteoporosis and bone re-building, vitamins, herbs and minerals, heart disease and strokes, insulin and glucose, thyroid problems, liver health and many, many more that tie everything together so sensibly.
Without the specific label of a holistic doctor, Dr. Lee obviously believed and practiced a more natural way for his patients to live with optimal health and well-being. His books attest to the facts that natural is always best; synthetic drugs will always have side effects because they are foreign substances to our bodies; radical surgery is not always the best answer and menopause is not a to-be-feared disease.
Dr. John Lee's book is much more than your typical clinical info about "what to expect when you feel like a fading old bag slogging through menopause", but it does have a great deal of clinical info. But it's really about ALL of the female-related medical conditions that exist. It's for women of all ages, from those in their 20s to those super-seniors in their 80s and 90s. And it's about how all of us of all ages will benefit from bio-identical progesterone cream. The book talks about natural progesterone's history, clinical studies, usage, and how the medical community continues to prescribe fake chemical/synthesized meds because they can't make money from a natural product than can't be patented. Dr. Lee talks about the soaring rates of osteoporosis, breast cancer, etc., and how these are generally man-made diseases in industrialized countries.
Dr. Lee discusses the following: osteoporosis (see the clinical trials in the book that prove progesterone cream prevents and CURES osteoporosis for women of all ages, even seniors) fibroids, cystic breasts, hair loss related to PCOS/androgenic alopecia and hair loss from "The Change", PMS symptoms, and the incredibly uncomfortable changes peri- and menopausal and post-menopausal women suffer through. Progesterone cream is great for breast cancer patients, those who have had hysterectomies, heart disease, polycystic ovaries (PCOS), endometriosis, vaginitis, migraines, cholesterol issues, and those trying to switch from conventional HRT to a natural regimen.Read more ›
I have been to 3 board certified family practice docs or internists since my uterus had its retirement party. I had a bone density test 5 years ago which indicated osteopenia-the doc said to just take calcium with Vitamin D. It burns me up that none of them ever mentioned bio-identical hormones to me, even though every symptom I have complained of points to hormone imbalance. The fact is, progesterone protects us from breast cancer, uterine cancer, and osteoporosis. In fact, if you don't have progesterone on board, the calcium & vitamin D are largely futile. It burns me up that I had to discover all this on my own. When I took the hormone test results to my own physician (who I like and respect a lot) he gave it a cursory glance and said "This is not mainstream medicine. You do not need hormone therapy.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Have the original version. Both versions are excellent references for anyone going through peri-, full blown, or post-menopause.Published 3 days ago by Judy Zawacki
This book has been very informative. Answers many of a persons questions. Thank you.Published 6 days ago by Cynthia R. Keebler
So there is so much we don't know and are not being told. My mother used to say you have to be your own doctor, in the sense that we all have a brain and should not just take what... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Carol S.
This book helped me make the decision to stop taking HRT and start taking natural progesterone. It's well written and a book I wish I'd read a long time ago.Published 2 months ago by Mary Nunley
My husband highly recommends this book, he had me purchase the updated version.Published 2 months ago by Debreda R
Great book and very helpful. It's amazing how much the doctors didn't know what was going on and how to diagnose my symptoms. Read morePublished 2 months ago by EB