Hormone Replacement Therapy-Yes or No;
How to Make an Informed Decision about Estrogen, Progesterone and Other
Strategies for Dealing with PMS, Menopause and Osteoporosis
By Betty Kamen, PhD
This highly readable and well-researched book presents a large volume
of information concerning PMS, menopause and osteoporosis. In the words
of Dr. Kamen, her book is designed to suggest ways "for you to decide
on personal action in those areas."
She has several strong opinions which are clearly stated:
* Transdermal natural progesterone is beneficial.
* Estrogen therapy (particularly oral forms) is unnecessary in most
cases and likely to be harmful.
* Diet is extremely important, including the addition of certain food
supplements and hormone-regulating herbs.
The author's strong background in nutrition is apparent in three major
chapters entitled "What about Calcium Supplements," "Food
as Self-Medication" and "Supplements for Health." Recommendations
include minimizing coffee, soda and meat consumption, reducing phosphorus
intake and avoiding harmful food packaging. Food tables are provided which
list calcium and phosphorus contents for a wide array of food items along
with some data on silicon and boron contents of specific fruits and vegetables.
Her chapters on bones and sex hormones are full of helpful facts. There
is also an interesting chapter on thyroid and stress connections.
This comprehensive book seems most suitable for open-minded readers looking
for an in-depth examination of the issues surrounding hormone replacement
Hormone Replacement Therapy Yes or No? (at Amazon.com)