What Your Doctor May Not Tell About Menopause / Premenopause

My experience in the area of health care, with some exceptions, has not been all that good. After doing much research, it has been difficult for me to find physicians who are at all helpful in the areas of nutrition, birthing, breast-feeding, and the necessity of immunization. So I guess it came as no surprise that in the area of menopause, little help was available. Fortunately, the one shining light in my experience with medical professionals has been Homefirst Family Practice in the Chicago area. This group of doctors is very family-oriented, believes in the benefits of home birth, and is much more willing to consider alternative courses of treatment than the medical establishment. They suggested these books on the subject of menopause, and I have found them most helpful. The books are authored by Dr. John R. Lee, a family practice doctor in California. Dr. Lee was challenged in a seminar by Dr. Ray Peat concerning the overuse of estrogen and the non-use of natural progesterone to treat the symptoms of menopause. To cut to the chase, Dr. Lee began prescribing the inexpensive progesterone cream (readily available at health food stores) to his patients and saw dramatic improvements in his patient's lives. He also saw a lot of blank stares when he presented his findings to medical professionals. So, instead of trying to change accepted medical practice, he wrote What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause in 1996 to get the word out directly to women who could benefit from it. It is written "for the layman", but includes plenty of useful medical information pertinent to the subject. His follow-up book, What ... Premenopause, is designed to help women approaching "the change" to avoid unnecessary surgery or drugs which mainstream medicine may suggest.




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