Stay Young & Sexy with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement: The Science Explained

Stay Young & Sexy with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement: The Science Explained

by Jonathan V. Wright, Lane Lenard Ph.D.

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Overview

It's been more than a decade since Dr. Jonathan Wright introduced the concept of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) with the book Natural Hormone Replacement for Women Over 45 (Wright JVW, Morgenthaler J. Smart Publications, 1997), at a time when only a handful of clear thinking, knowledgeable doctors had ever heard about bio-identical hormones. Many women first learned the truth about HRT and BHRT from that first book; others later heard about it from TV celebrity Suzanne Somers, who described her personal experiences with a different version of BHRT in the first of a series of books. But the real stampede away from HRT and toward BHRT began in 2002 with the premature termination of a large, government-funded study-the Women's Health Initiative (WHI)-the results of which confirmed that the risks of conventional HRT unquestionably outweighed its benefits. In their new updated book, /Stay Young & Sexy with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement: The Science Explained/, authors Wright and Lenard have brought to light many examples of forgotten or ignored scientific studies combined with up-to-date clinical experience that provide solid support for the safety and benefits of BHRT.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781890572228
Publisher: Smart Publications
Publication date: 12/16/2009
Pages: 536
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Dedications & Acknowledgments vi

Foreword Suzanne Somers ix

Preface - Bringing BHRT into the 21st Century Jonathan V. Wright xi

Preface - The Handwriting on the Wall Lane Lenard xix

Chapter 1 Don't Let Your Doctor Give You Horse Urine! 1

Chapter 2 She Just Didn't "Feel Right" 25

Chapter 3 Hormones and the Menstrual Cycle 53

Chapter 4 Of Hormones & Drugs and Urine & Yams 65

Chapter 5 Relieving the Common Symptoms of Menopause 95

Chapter 6 Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis: Progesterone to the Rescue 139

Chapter 7 Does Hormone Replacement Cause Cancer? 191

Chapter 8 Estrogen Is Good for a Woman's Heart... or Is It? 235

Chapter 9 Getting the Most Out of BHRT: How Much to Use and How Best to Use It 263

Chapter 10 Hormones for Him: Why Men Need BHRT, Too 315

Chapter 11 Compounded Bio-Identical Hormones: Just What the Doctor Ordered 347

Chapter 12 The Politics of Bio-Identical Hormones: Why and How They're Trying to Take Them Away 369

Appendices 415

Index 495

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