I read this years before menopause. This book is not just about menopause, but about achieving hormone balance mainly by using natural progesterone cream. Cited are many studies done over a period of several years in other countries as well as the U. I felt so guilty for making my partners do this that I was always looking for hormonal ways to practice birth control, and now I'm paying for it. Well, this book should be read by every woman in America.
Lee supplies all of the details as to how this works and why there is nothing comparable available that works as well to prevent osteoporosis. Lee hits on the perimenopause through the way-after-onset of menopause years. I liked it enough that it occurs to me I might need to read it again soon. It really is a must read for anyone over 30! I bought both but would not have needed the other one since all of the same info is contained in this book. 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. Don't let the title of this book fool you.
Natural progesterone, instead, puts postmenopausal women's hormones in balance, says Lee. During the months you start trying to take a break, you might try to slowly by 10mg per day lower your progesterone cream dose to the physiological doses originally recommended by Dr. For women, bone is automatically and continually lost very rapidly starting around age 50, leading to osteoporosis. In clear, easy-to-understand language, an internationally recogn The classic bestseller that has helped nearly a million women discover the answer to menopause is now revised and updated. The info presented is easy to understand and the appendix provides resources. Pages contain marginal notes, underlining, and or highlighting.
The fact is, progesterone protects us from breast cancer, uterine cancer, and osteoporosis. It is all there, in a simple but at the same time precise and scientifically correct way. I had a few other minor symptoms of pre-menopause, so I started thinking maybe my skin issues were hormonally caused. That little boy is 9 years old now. This book was recommended to me when I was beginning to have symptoms from menopause. Looking back, this book explains so much.
You'll be glad you did! Lee's pre-menopause and menopause books that discuss such harmful and ineffective products. Lee takes when it comes to treating women who are experiencing change of life and hormonal issues associated with menopause. There I found the explanation for all the problems I had due to lack of hormones and wrong replacent therapy. Be aware that the low-dose 40mg progesterone cream per day that Dr. 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.
Advertising and research dollars are spent trying to convince women that estrogen will cure everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's, writes John R. He also discusses how drug companies take useful items found in nature and turn them into synthetic compounds so that they can then patent their drug and sell it to us. Once I read the symptoms and realized I was the poster child for same, I ordered a hormone test kit from Dr. Lee's writing in this book has a somewhat defensive, emotional tone to it, which does not suit a scientific approach. Lee recommends is not the recommended dosage these days. What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause covers the benefits of natural progesterone, the history and politics of the medical and drug establishment, the biochemistry and dynamics of hormones and how they get out of balance, and how to prevent hormone imbalance and stay healthy. I do not like using synthetic hormones, which were often casually prescribed to me.
I highly recommend reading this book. This is due to more natural diets and active lifestyles. But some women may need more--listen to your body--there are plenty of women who take 100mg or more per day without ever taking a break--and have been doing so for years without receptor site problems. It was a perfect storm of circumstances that robbed me of bone density. Lee empowers you to ask hard questions of your doctor.
He talks about how synthetic hormones, phytoestrogens and xenoestrogens are putting our bodies out of balance thus causing us to go into an estrogen-dominant state. In an era before the latest studies, Dr. Lee hits on the perimenopause through the way-after-onset of menopause years. This book solved an issue I had. According to Lee, these synthetic compounds are harmful to our bodies and cause hormonal imbalance. I bought this revised edition 2003 having first dipped into this book years ago.