BN.com Gift Guide

Outliving Your Ovaries - An Endocrinologist Weighs The Risks and Rewards of Treating Menopause with Hormone Replacement Therapy [NOOK Book]

Overview

“Outliving Your Ovaries : An Endocrinologist Weighs The Risks And Rewards Of Treating Menopause With Hormone Replacement Therapy” is a long overdue guidebook with new, break-through research that helps women evaluate Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) so they can maximize their overall health and quality of life.

“Outliving Your Ovaries” is written by endocrinologist Dr. Marina Johnson, medical director of The Institute of Endocrinology and Preventive Medicine. Dr. Johnson, a ...
See more details below
Outliving Your Ovaries - An Endocrinologist Weighs The Risks and Rewards of Treating Menopause with Hormone Replacement Therapy

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$9.99
BN.com price

Overview

“Outliving Your Ovaries : An Endocrinologist Weighs The Risks And Rewards Of Treating Menopause With Hormone Replacement Therapy” is a long overdue guidebook with new, break-through research that helps women evaluate Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) so they can maximize their overall health and quality of life.

“Outliving Your Ovaries” is written by endocrinologist Dr. Marina Johnson, medical director of The Institute of Endocrinology and Preventive Medicine. Dr. Johnson, a pharmacist and a physician, describes a wide body of research showing that pharmaceutical topical bioidentical hormones are safer than the most commonly prescribed hormones. In her e-book, she gives poignant, clinical stories from her 29 years of clinical experience during which she has managed over 100,000 female patient visits. These stories depict the tragic consequences of estrogen deficiency and the joy of transformation that occurs when a woman is made whole again. This eBook helps a woman evaluate the risks and benefits of HRT in clear, easy-to-understand terms so she can better work with her own physician to determine what’s right for her.

It’s been estimated that 6000 women in the U.S. become menopausal every day. That is four women every minute. According to the US Census statistics, 50 million women are expected to be menopausal by the year 2020. In spite of these vast numbers, because every woman goes through menopause, it is often not even considered a medical problem. Fewer than 20 percent of American post-menopausal women take hormones. Of those women given prescriptions for hormones, half of them discontinue therapy after the first year.

Estrogen deficiency is associated with increases in heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis and many other medical conditions that markedly affect both the quality and quantity of a woman’s life. Why do women deny themselves the benefits of hormones? Dr. Johnson contends it is fear and misinformation. While there are some risks from estrogen, it’s important to emphasize there are more risks from NOT taking estrogen. Heart disease kills more women each year (352,000) than the next 16 causes of death combined, including diabetes, all forms of cancer, AIDS and accidents.

Posted on Dr. Marina Johnson’s Facebook site, patients and celebrities of Dr. Johnson have come out in support of the release of her new eBook:

"Finally, a clear concise prescription for women as they navigate the challenges of menopause. Debunking misconceptions, Dr. Johnson provides a roadmap for health and vitality in what can be truly golden years." says Catherine Crier, Journalist, former Judge and best-selling author.

“There are perhaps only 1% in any given field that are truly the best at what they do and Dr Johnson is part of this elite group.” says Bill and Susan Casner, owners of Winstar Farms and this year’s top winners of the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes.

“A must read for all women!” says Joni Lamb, Host & Co-Founder of Daystar Television Network.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Catherine Crier
"Finally-a clear concise prescription for women as they navigate the challenges of menopause. Debunking misconceptions, Dr. Johnson provides a roadmap for health and vitality in what can be truly golden years."

Catherine Crier

Journalist, former Judge and best-selling Author
Joni Lamb
"I believe this eBook will be a great benefit to women who are struggling in the area of hormonal imbalance. Dr. Johnson explains the difference between synthetic hormones and natural hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Johnson brings her years of experience to answer women's questions and gives practical solutions that address the root of the problem versus treating the symptom! A must read for all women."

Joni Lamb - Co-Founder, Daystar Television Network
Daniel R. Mishell, Jr., M.D.
"Women who read Outliving Your Ovaries and use the information to take estrogen will enhance the quality and quantity of their lives."

Daniel R. Mishell, Jr., M.D.
Professor Emeritus, Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Southern California School of Medicine
Associate Editor Journal of Reproductive Medicine
Bill Casner
"Dr. Marina Johnson has been the personal physician for my wife, Susan and myself for the last nine years. Dr. Johnson has provided us with a level of health care that can only be characterized as extraordinary.I have learned from the business world that true talent is rare. There are perhaps only 1% in any given field that are truly the best at what they do and Dr Johnson is part of this elite group."

Bill and Susan Casner
CEO & Entrepreneur
Alan M. Altman M.D.
"Outliving Your Ovaries is a well written book that will help empower women to make educated choices about the use of postmenopausal hormone therapy."

Alan M. Altman M.D.
Medical Coordinator "Hot Flash Havoc" - the Movie
President
International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615404172
  • Publisher: Eyesong Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/18/2010
  • Series: Outliving Your Ovaries , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 552,675
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Dr Marina Johnson, a UCLA/USC trained, board-certified endocrinologist, has been using bio-identical hormones since 1986 and has managed over 100,000 female patient visits.

Before attending medical school, she was a pharmacist and served as an Assistant Editor for the American Hospital Service Drug Information (AHFS-DI), a non-commercial, unbiased, drug reference book published by the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists. Dr Johnson’s role was researching the medical literature and preparing comprehensive monographs on each drug. AHFS-DI is recommended by the American College of Physicians as part of a library for internists.

Dr Johnson sees pre-and postmenopausal women, many of whom are accomplished CEOs, professionals and celebrities who want to be proactive about achieving optimal health. The majority of her patients are in Texas, but she also sees women from all over the country and four continents. While she has a special interest in menopause, she also treats women and men with disorders related to thyroid, growth hormone, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), testosterone, and elevated cholesterol. Dr Johnson’s background in endocrinology and pharmacology gives her a solid foundation for developing and prescribing sophisticated hormone protocols that are personalized to each patient. She believes in staying abreast in her field and routinely attends five times the amount of yearly requirement for continuing medical education.

The Institute of Endocrinology and Preventive Medicine is a unique, medical practice that takes the principles of endocrinology, and applies them to preventive medicine and healthy aging. As Medical Director, Dr. Marina Johnson's patients benefit from her innovative approach to hormone management and cardiovascular prevention.

The Institute is a fee-for-service medical practice and does not belong to any managed care insurance plans. Our patients are sophisticated health consumers who are very proactive about their health. They have high expectations and recognize the value of this type of medical care. We provide a medical setting where patients can receive evidence-based solutions for their health problems; compassionate, personalized care; patient advocacy and education in an elegant, comfortable environment.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2011

    How Do You Thank Someone For Your Life?

    I've been a patient of Dr. Johnson's for 3 years now. Lousy quality of life, fat, frumpy and miserable when I found her, she has changed my life. I now love living, have lost 40 pounds, feel and look 30 years younger and only intend to get better. You owe it to yourself and the women in your life to read this book. Following her program is not easy or quick, but it's well worth the time and effort you spend. I'll never go back to the way I was. There are two most important women in my life: my mother, who gave me life; and Dr. Marina Johnson, who made it worth living again.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)