The Hormone Connection: Revolutionary Discoveries Linking Hormones and Women's Health Problems

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Is this YOU?

Do you have vague symptoms like fatigue, dry skin, or constipation?

Do your symptoms come and go, especially around the time of your period?

Do standard medical tests say that you're " ...

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Overview

Is this YOU?

Do you have vague symptoms like fatigue, dry skin, or constipation?

Do your symptoms come and go, especially around the time of your period?

Do standard medical tests say that you're " normal"?

Are you bothered by anxiety, irritability, or depression but don't know why?

Are you taking an antidepressant like Prozac but still don't feel right?

Does stress make your problem worse?

Do you have trouble losing weight or keeping it off no matter how hard you try to diet?

Maybe your hormones are out of balance.

In The Hormone Connection, you'll uncover the hormone imbalances that affect many women but even doctors often overlook.

How many of these symptoms sound like you?

* Food cravings

* Joint aches and pain

* Wheezing

* Leaky bladder

* Sleep problems

* Aggressive outbursts

* Nervous tension

* Forgetfulness

* Easy distractibility

* Upper lip hair

* Lukewarm sex drive

* Knee pain

* Tearfulness

* Unexplainable fatigue

Each symptom could be linked to hormones in some way.

The Hormone Connection goes beyond estrogen and menopause to tell women what they need to know about all the hormones that affect them during their thirties, forties, and fifties: progesterone, thyroid hormones, metabolic hormones, even stress hormones.

Featuring a three-phase plan to restore and maintain healthy hormone levels

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579544010
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 554,820
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.76 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Beyond Estrogen xvii
Part I Your "Invisible" Health System
Chapter 1 Hormones 101: What They Are, What They Do 2
Chapter 2 The Importance of Balance 14
Part II What Can Go Wrong--And Why
Chapter 3 Don't Let Your Moods Control Your Life 24
Chapter 4 You Don't Have to Feel Tired All the Time 47
Chapter 5 Remember Everything Better 66
Chapter 6 Reach the Weight You Want 78
Chapter 7 Rein In Menstrual Discomforts 105
Chapter 8 Create More Love, Sex, and Intimacy 124
Chapter 9 Making Babies: Fertility, Conception, and Birth Control 136
Chapter 10 Perimenopause: The Change before the Change 147
Chapter 11 A Step-by-Step Guide to Menopause 163
Chapter 12 Coping with Early or Premature Menopause 222
Chapter 13 Master Diabetes and Blood Sugar Problems 225
Part III The Hormone-Balancing Program
Phase 1 Jettison the "Bad" Hormones 252
Phase 2 Crank Up the "Good" Hormones 272
Phase 3 Customize Your Hormone-Balancing Program 295
Hot Flashes 296
Night Sweats 302
Vaginal Dryness and Irritation 303
Urinary Tract Infections 308
Wrinkles 314
Acne 322
Varicose Veins and Spider Veins 329
Upper Lip and Facial Hair 335
Hair Loss and Thinning Hair 338
Allergies 348
Asthma 356
Migraines 362
Fibromyalgia 375
Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome 384
Leaky Bladder 395
Hysterectomy 405
Breast Lumps and Tenderness 412
Mammogram Pain 420
Cancer Prevention and Treatment 423
Jet Lag 434
Vision Problems 437
Recovery from Surgery 441
Knee Injuries 444
Gum Disease 446
Snoring 448
Part IV Hormone Helpers
Using Herbs and Supplements Safely 452
Women to Women: A Resource Guide 463
Index 479
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