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A Woman's Guide to Natural Hormonesby Christine Conrad
Synopses & Reviews
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
Geared to the more than one million women expected to choose a form of hormone replacement therapy this year, this Q&A guide examines the benefits of natural hormones in relieving hot flashes and other female problems, and protecting against serious diseases.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -196) and index.
About the Author
Christine Conrad, co-author of Natural Woman, Natural Menopause, is the founder of the Natural Woman Institute, a non-profit organization offering women guidance on resources and practitioners who provide natural hormone therapies.
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