A Book Designed for Decision Making
At Last! Hormones Understood!
So, is there anyone here who is perimenopausal who is interested in reading about it?
We may be even less inclined to when we're "of that age." There are so many conflicting
theories going around! And do we need to be reminded?
Here's the answer. Even women who have discovered Dr. Christine Northrup (she's on the
Web and has a must-read newsletter; I have followed her advice for women's health for years!)
will appreciate The Estrogen Alternative: A Guide to Natural Hormonal Balance by
Raquel Martin and Judi Gerstung, D.C.
The proof is apparent as early as the Table of Contents. Part II is titled "Opening Up a
New World of Hope and Healing." Get that? Hope. A very important word to those of us looking
for better health and, well, relief.
I like the smart part of this book coupled with the inspiration. We aren't just looking
at natural hormone replacement here; we're looking at remedies "from God's Garden." Readers
will get much more from this than a plan for their bodies and confidence that they are
choosing correctly for themselves; they'll feel good about doing it.
James Jamieson, Pharmacologist, makes the point in his foreword that Martin is a layperson
and that this is positive, rather than negative. Who better than a woman who has been through
the trials we are faced with without a formal medical degree to assess the information available?
She has come at this just as any one of us has and has come out the other side understanding
our concerns and our confusion. She and Gerstung have designed a book that is helpful, and
she has managed this by using excellent research, by getting the necessary medical input and
by adding a dash of optimism, to give us what we need.