A Woman's Guide to Natural Hormones

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Penguin, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 198 pages
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More doctors are recommending natural (also called bio-identical) hormones-because they offer all the advantages of synthetic hormone replacement therapy (HRT) without the negative side effects or long-term health risks. Unlike synthetic HRT, natural hormones are bio-identical: they match a woman's own hormones exactly and don't interfere with the body's normal hormone production. They are safer and more effective, providing protective benefits that range from alleviating unpleasant symptoms of menopause, perimenopause, and PMS to protecting against osteoporosis, endometrial cancer, and other diseases.

Topics covered include:

- What are natural hormones and how do they work?

- Why are natural hormones better and safer than synthetic HRT drugs?

- Do natural hormones increase the risk for breast cancer?

- Can natural hormones control midlife weight gain?

- Does natural progesterone help alleviate PMS?

- Will natural hormones improve skin?

- How to find the right doctor

- The latest on the recent NIH study

 

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Contents

What Are Natural Hormones?
3
Using Natural Hormones
19
Diet Supplements and ExerciseKeys
29
Finding Your Hormonal Profile
37
Questions
59
What is a precursor hormone?
65
What is biestrogen?
71
What are the possible side effects of progestins such
77
Will natural hormones make me gain weight
110
PMS Hormone Imbalance and Natural
115
Do birth control pills mask symptoms
121
Perimenopause and Natural Hormones
125
Menopause and Natural Hormones
131
hear that soy contains phytoestrogens Can I
136
Ive had breast cancer What can I do
143
Healthy Bones and Natural Hormones
155

Do natural hormones lower bad cholesterol LDL
80
What are the benefits of natural hormones?
87
Can taking hormones give me more energy?
93
If I use natural hormones will my periods continue?
104
Looking Forward
161
Resources
176
Index
183
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About the author (2005)

Christine Conrad, co-author of Natural Woman, Natural Menopause, is a former book editor and screenwriter. She is the founder of the Natural Woman Institute, a non-profit organization offering women guidance on resources and practitioners who provide natural hormone therapies.

To visit her web page go to:
http://www.naturalwoman.org

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