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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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* 'John Lee has pioneered work in women's health that has greatly influenced and enhanced the way I practice medicine. I am deeply grateful for his teaching.' - Christine Northrup MD, author The Wisdom of Menopause * 'A must-read for every woman over 40' Dr. earl Mindell, author The Vitamin Bible --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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.

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Revised ed. edition (September 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446614955
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446614955
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.2 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (191 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Back-to-back, I've read this book and the other one by Dr. John Lee, "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Pre Menopause: Balance Your Hormones And Your Life From Thirty To Fifty." Although the one just mentioned is more pertinent to my age group, and both books cover much of the same ground, I chose to review this book because it seems to be more in-depth. Both books, however, are laden with valuable information for women of any age.

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.
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As one who had a 15-year-long battle with all the "joys" of menopause -- insomnia, hot-flashes, night sweats, brain fog, etc -- I can tell you this book is a Godsend. I finally found someone who could really talk knowledgeably about my problems and give some firm recommendations that were tried and tested in a medical setting and had benefitted hundreds of women in Dr. Lee's own clinical practice. I also found a wonderful treasure trove of information about osteoporosis, often not discussed in connection with menopause, and a condition that is usually treated with estrogen. Dr. Lee gives the reader a full load of good information about the benefits of natural progesterone for bone health. I am profoundly grateful! Get the book! You'll be glad you did!
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This little $8.00 paperback book changed the way I look at the medications I was taking, and now I am approaching menopause with a new, true understanding. I have a natural, over-the-counter bio-identical HRT plan that has quickly worked to make me feel better.

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.
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Well, this book should be read by every woman in America. Younger women should read the sequel about pre-menopause. I am 15 yrs post-menopausal and even though I am a retired RN, did not realize that the funk I have been feeling for quite a while was from estrogen dominance. I had been searching online for "impediments to weight loss" and kept coming across the term "estrogen dominance" so kept reading. Once I read the symptoms and realized I was the poster child for same, I ordered a hormone test kit from Dr. Lee's website. I included cortisol in the saliva test kit because I am a type A person and I figured my cortisol was elevated, which can also impede weight loss. It was no surprise that I had zero progesterone. It was a surprise that my cortisol levels were low at all 4 times/day tested. The doctor at the weight loss place where I go pointed the low cortisol levels out, explained adrenal fatigue to me and recommended an adaptogen called Adreno-Mend. Who knew?
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.
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