From Hormone Hell to Hormone Well: Discover Human-Identical Hormones as a Safe & Effective Treatment for PMS, Perimenopause, Menopause or Hysterectomy

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780975427002
  • Publisher: Natural Hormone Institute of America, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Honoring the Mystery of Women 2
Challenging the Medical System 3
Searching for Answers 7
Identifying a Healthy Alternative: Human-Identical Hormones 10
Getting the Word Out 12
Chapter 1 What's Going On in "There?" 21
Looking Inside: The Endocrine System 24
Understanding a Woman's Lifecycle: Menstruation through Menopause 31
Experiencing Sudden Shock: Hysterectomy and Artificial Menopause 34
Chapter 2 Introducing a Circle of Women... and Men 37
Case Study #1 Carol / Heavy, Hot and Angry at Forty-Seven Years Old 39
Case Study #2 Natalie / Fifty-Three and Feeling Like She Was "Falling Apart" 41
Case Study #3 Barbara and Bob / Frightened, Lonely, and Helpless 43
Case Study #4 Beth / A Superstar with Headaches, Fatigue, and a Low Sex Drive 45
Case Study #5 Toni / A Young, Athletic Vegetarian Who Stopped Menstruating 47
What Happens Next 48
Chapter 3 Synthetic Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): A Pharmaceutical "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" 53
A Business Opportunity: Pharmaceutical Hype and Spin 57
The Woman's Health Initiative Study: The Horror Is Revealed 60
A Lot or a Little Poison 64
Chapter 4 You Do Have a Choice 73
Human-Identical Hormones: Keys That Fit 75
The Importance of Making Molecular-Identical Human Hormones 78
What About Other "Natural" Alternatives for HRT? 80
Why Haven't I Heard of Human-Identical Hormones Before? 83
Chapter 5 Personalized Medicine: One Size Does Not Fit All 89
Estrogen Dominance: A Very Common and Extremely Dangerous Condition 90
Saliva Testing: A Personal Profile of Hormone Activity 96
Compounding Pharmacies: Formulating Personalized Prescriptions 102
Chapter 6 Progesterone: The "Feel Good" Hormone 107
Progesterone Cream: Carol's "Gift From Heaven" (Case Study #1) 108
Why Is Progesterone Such a "Wonder Hormone"? 112
Sounds Good, but Can You Prove It? What the Research Shows 115
Progesterone: What I Believe to Be True 123
How Human-Identical Progesterone Therapy Is Administered 124
Chapter 7 Your Sex Hormones in Balance: A Healthy Menage a Trois 131
What Happens When All Three Sex Hormones Are Out of Balance? 133
How Is Osteoporosis Linked with a Decline in Sex Hormones? 135
What About Diet, Exercise, and Osteoporosis? 140
A Program to Balance Hormones and Build Bones 141
One Year Later: A Healthier, Happier, and Stronger Natalie (Case Study #2) 146
Chapter 8 Hysterectomy Hysteria 151
How Hormone Production Changes After Hysterectomy 152
How Do I Know If a Hysterectomy Is the "Right" Treatment Option for Me? 157
What Happened to Barbara and Bob (Case Study #3) 159
Can Human-Identical Hormones Help Me Feel Like a Woman Again? 163
Chapter 9 Adrenal Exhaustion: Stress, Fatigue, and Accelerated Aging 173
Why Are We All So Tired? 174
Maybe I Just Need to Take a Nap or a Vitamin 178
Breaking the Cycle 180
Living More and Liking It: Beth's Story (Case Study #4) 184
Chapter 10 Hormone Health During the Reproductive Years 191
Hormone Balance and Fertility... Or Infertility 192
Help or Hurt: The Real Story Behind "The Pill" 195
Anorexia and Hormone Imbalance: Toni (Case Study #5) 199
Chapter 11 The Link between Hormones and Breast Cancer 205
The Common Denominators: Hormone Imbalance and Estrogen Dominance 208
What About Genetics? 212
Synthetic HRT and Estrogen Dominance: A Very Toxic Duo 213
Fat to Hormone Imbalance to Breast Cancer 217
Xenohormones Contribute to Breast Cancer Risk 219
Progesterone Promotes Breast Health 222
Help and Hope 229
Chapter 12 Men Have Hormones Too: Understanding Andropause 231
Menopause Is Not Just for Women 232
What Does Testosterone Have to Do with Andropause? 234
Andropause and Osteoporosis 235
Andropause and Cardiovascular Risk 236
The Benefits of Human-Identical Testosterone Replacement 236
What Happened to Jake? 238
Chapter 13 Human-Identical Hormone Therapy: A Medical Revolution 247
Watch Out! Here Comes The Informed Healthcare Consumer 248
Today's Woman Has Mind, Body, and Spirit 253
A New Era of Medicine: Relationship-Centered Care 258
Chapter 14 Resource Listing: Getting Help When and Where You Need It 265
The Natural Hormone Institute of America 266
Compounding Pharmacies 267
Saliva Testing of Hormones 270
Physician Opportunities 272
Want to Know More? Recommended Reading 273
The Best Resource: Yourself 275
Glossary 277
References 293
Index 317
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2004

    This is the Truth for Women's Health!!

    There are so many 'experts' making judgments on women's health these days. Are synthetic hormones safe, can I get breast cancer from my HRT??..well, Dr. Randolph's book has cleared up everything for me. The information in this book is clear and now I have a clear course of action that I will take with my personal health. If you have any questions about your health as you age, this is the book to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2004

    Direct and to the point

    I have spent 3 months researching this information and have e-mailed many doctors, clinics, even famous names and have found that this book has more clearly answered many of my questions directly and very easily understood. I have given this book to several people and plan to hand out more. I find this book more clearly states what every doctor out there either has little or no knowledge about or is afraid to answer.

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