HRTHormone replacement therapy (HRT) can make a menopausal woman feel much better or much worse, depending on what type of HRT she chooses. Here's where to find articles by John R. Lee, M.D. and Virginia Hopkins about natural HRT and bioidentical hormones.
Hormone Balance Made Simple Chap 1
Read Chapter 1 of Dr. John Lee's Hormone Balance Made Simple by John R. Lee, M.D. and Virginia Hopkins.
Dr. John Lee's 3 Rules for BHRT
A Dr. John Lee classic - clear, commonsense guidelines for when and how to use bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), also called natural hormone replacement therapy (NHRT).
Progesterone Cream FAQs
Dr. John Lee and Virginia Hopkins answer frequently asked questions about natural progesterone cream include: what is natural progesterone; how to use natural progesterone cream; what dosage to use; real progesterone vs. progestins; how safe is progesterone, and when to use progesterone cream.
How to Get Off HRT
Questions and Answers from Dr. Lee and Virginia Hopkins about how to get off HRT and onto natural hormones, also known as bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT). How to have balanced hormones, and relief from menopausal symptoms, without using conventional HRT.
HRT and Osteoporosis
Dr. John Lee and Virginia Hopkins explain why progesterone is as least as important as estrogen when it comes to building and maintaining bone density in women around the time of menopause.
HRT, Breast Cancer and the Women's Health Initiative
An article by Dr. John Lee about why the risks of conventional HRT outweigh the benefits, and how major research, including the Women's Health Inititive (WHI) and the Million Women Study have finally made that clear.
Menopause Book Chapter 1
Here's where you can read chapter one of Dr. John Lee and Virginia Hopkins' best-selling book, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause.
Progesterone and Estrogen Effects
Progesterone and estrogen balance each other in the body. Here is a list of estrogen's effects on the body, and the complementary effects of progesterone. Both hormones have important effects throughout the body.
Suzanne Somers and The Sexy Years
In her book, The Sexy Years, Suzanne Somers has done a wonderful job describing the perils of the hormonal imbalances that menopause can bring, and she has certainly put natural, bioidentical hormones on the map with media appearances, but she has some misconceptions about how to use bioidentical hormones.
Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance
Estrogen dominance is a term coined by Dr. Lee, and this is his famous (and much copied) list of the symptoms and conditions associated with estrogen dominance.
Women - Take the Hormone Balance Test
Are your symptoms caused by a hormone imbalance? Take this test to find out if a hormone imbalance is the underlying cause of your symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, irregular periods; or PMS symptoms such as moodiness, irritability, menstrual cramps; or symptoms of ovarian cysts (PCOS) such as mid-cycle pain, menstrual cramps, excess hair and acne.
Asthma and Hormones in Women
Women have more asthma than men, and it is linked to birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
It's Official - Less Synthetic HRT = Less Breast Cancer
As the use of synthetic HRT has dropped, breast cancer rates have dropped, according to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Hormone Balance Made Simple by John R. Lee, M.D.
You wanted hormone balance made simple, you got it! Dr. John Lee's work compiled by Virginia Hopkins into an easy-to-read and understandable book for women who just want the straight scoop.
Saliva Test Kits
Saliva testing for hormones is easy and accurate. You can "spit" at home and mail it to the lab in a prepaid package.
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause
The classic best-selling book by Dr. John Lee and Virginia Hopkins is a detailed and useful guide through menopause and natural hormones that every menopausal woman should have on her bookshelf!