Natural Hormone Therapy With Botanical Progesterone
by Raquel Martin and Judi Gerstung D.C.
Raquel Martin sifts through the often confusing spate of studies on hormone replacement therapy and guides readers to the natural alternatives – non-drug alternatives to synthetic hormones that can help women deal with problems ranging from PMS to menopause.
Insomnia, irritability, hot flashes – just a sampling of the effects of menopause. We have estrogen-centered, synthetic hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to alleviate these symptoms, but it can produce a whole new set of problems.
The Estrogen Alternative expands our knowledge of HRT by providing information on the natural alternative progesterone derived from wild yams and processed into an “exact chemical duplicate of the progesterone that is produced by the human body.” Such a precise replication makes the hormone extremely effective ? and free from side effects. In addition to relieving the symptoms listed above, natural progesterone reduces cysts in the breast and uterine fibroids, assists thyroid function, and restores libido.
Offering expert advice on how to work with a sympathetic physician, this book gives us all the data we need to make an informed choice.
A must read if you are a woman and value your health. If you are a menstrating woman with cramps, mood swings, or other symptoms of PMS ? if you have undergone chemotherapy, are suffering joint pain, have osteoporosis, or have seriously tried to diet and still can’t lose weight ? if you are peri-menopausal, menopausal, or post menopausal ? if you are a woman and do not read this book, you are very possibly denying yourself the most important information of your physical life. Not only are the many discomforts women feel associated with excess estrogen production ? a hormone which, contrary to popular advertisements, continues to be produced after menopause ? but the synthetic varieties, hawked by pharmaceutical companies, can be deadly. A powerfully persuasive, well written, and extensively documented case for natural, nonprescription, yam-derived progesterone that balances estrogen and actually produces it if needed. A must read if you value your health.
Source: Natural Health and Longevity Resource Center