The Perfect Menopause: 7 Steps to the Best Time of Your Life

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Greenleaf Book Group, Feb 8, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 238 pages
Dr. Henry Hess provides options complete solutions by blending natural and traditional medicine. If you have hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, weight gain, aches, forgetfulness, decreased sexual desire, dryness, or poor sleepdon't do anything until you've read this book! Find up-to-date, and effective solutions in this well organized and easy to read book, using all the best from natural therapies, medical therapies, and bioidentical hormones.
 

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The author's credibility? All you have to do is go to cms dot openpayments dot gov to see that he has been paid thousands by Noven big pharma - most recently related to Brisdelle - which is Paxil (paroxetine) an anti-depressant/anti-anxiety medication that the FDA initially refused to approve, then caved in after pressure from random people like the CEO of HysterSisters. Any doctor on the payroll of big pharma is biased, but I bought the book to see what he would say about things. His comments about the WHI study are those repeated over and over by OBGYNs at the behest of pharma. What's ironic is that the whole reason the WHI was even done at all was because Wyeth, now part of Pfizer, wanted the NIH to look at whether they could claim that their equine estrogen (their menopause medication is made from horse pee so they can patent the formula - just look it up) was cardio and memory beneficial in older women so they could sell to an even bigger market. THAT is the reason for the older age group in the study, not some flaw in the NIH's analysis. Pharma has been so disingenuous about this and have been backtracking ever since. Anything like bioidenticals that doesn't represent more revenue for big pharma is also criticized in this book. The question of whether estrogen has the same effect on younger women? The answer isn't 'no'. It's 'we don't know' because no one else wanted to sponsor a study like that after Wyeth's sales plummeted based on the results. Chances are more likely to be yes than no, though. Our bodies don't change that much. 

Contents

Do You Know This About Menopause?
23
A Brief History of Menopause Helps You Understand Your Options
25
What Are Bioidentical Hormones?
49
The 7 Steps to the Perfect Menopause
63
Step One Know Your Menopause
67
Step Two Determine Your Treatment Goals
85
Step Three Manage Major Symptoms
105
Step Four Get To Your Perfect Weight
129
Step Six Dramatically Improve Your Sexual Desire
177
Step Seven You Can Have A Better Nights Sleep
203
More Resources to Help You Achieve a Perfect Menopause
213
How to Choose and Work with the Perfect Medical Provider
215
Put Your Plan into Action Make These the Best Years of Your Life
225
Selected Resources for Additional Information
227
Index
231
About the Authors
239

Step Five Reverse Aging and Manage Your Dryness Inside and Out
153

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About the author (2009)

Dr. Hess has practiced in all areas of obstetrics and gynecology for over twenty-five years with a special interest in menopause and perimenopause. He believes in the integrative approach - a blend of traditional and natural medicine.

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