John Lee, MD, Writes About Menopause, Premenopause, Breast Cancer
John Lee, MD, writes about women’s healthissues: menopause, premenopause, breast cancer.
Book Reviews by Barbara Ferguson
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About: Menopause Premenopause Breast Cancer
by John Lee, MD
John Lee, MD writes: about Premenopause: Balance Your Hormones and Your Life from Thirty to Fifty, about Menopause: The Breakthrough Book on Natural Progesterone, and about Breast Cancer: How Hormone Balance Can Help Save Your Life.
In 1996, John Lee, MD, wrote, “Menopause as a disease has been largely fabricated by physicians and the pharmaceutical industry.”
Menopause: Dr Lee writes about the biochemistry and dynamics of hormones, how they get out of balance, and how to prevent hormone imbalance. He very clearly explains how hormones work in our bodies, how hormone imbalance can be misdiagnosed, how environmental toxins are affecting our hormone balance, and how we can minimize many of the symptoms associated with the onset of menopause. He also explained, early on, why synthetic hormones would not work and why they were dangerous.
Premenopause: If you are a woman between ages 35 and 50 and are experiencing PMS, migraine headaches, sudden weight gain, fatigue, irritability, tender or lumpy breasts, memory loss, fibroids, or cold hands and feet, you may be experiencing symptoms of premenopause. An excess of estrogen and a deficiency of progesterone may already have your hormones out of balance. After explaining the causes of this, Dr. Lee offers natural treatments through progesterone cream, diet, exercise, vitamins, and herbs. Just as important, he also explains substances to avoid.
Breast Cancer: Authors John Lee, MD, and David Zava, Ph.D, provide ample medical research to back up claims that excessive estrogen is a main source of cancer-causing irregularities. Once they have established that fact, they tell you what to do about it, giving you practical strategies for lowering your risk and preventing this disease through a revolutionary program to balance hormones.
Dr. Lee also covers the history and politics of the medical and drug establishment, something I feel all of us should understand. I was astounded and actually felt betrayed by "big medicine" as I absorbed this information.
These books are important resources for women. I recommend both the breast cancer book and menopause book to women 50 and over. For women under 50, I recommend the breast cancer book and the premenopause book.