MenopauseMany useful articles about natural menopause solutions by John R. Lee, M.D. and Virginia Hopkins, with a special focus on natural progesterone cream and how to achieve hormone balance using natural hormones.
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.
Fibroids and Natural Progesterone
Dr. John Lee explains the connection between fibroids and hormones such as progesterone and estrogen.
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.
Hormone Balance and Nutrition
A few tips from Dr. John Lee and Virginia Hopkins about how nutrition can affect your hormone balance.
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.
Natural Progesterone Creams
A list of progesterone creams.
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.
Natural Progesterone - What Women Say
What women say about how natural progesterone has helped them restore hormone balance and combat estrogen dominance, plus what natural progesterone is and its effects in the body.
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.
Soy Foods and Menopause
Soy is widely touted as a cure-all for menopausal symptoms, but does it really work, and do you really want to eat that much soy?
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.
Take the Hormone Balance Test Now
The Hormone Balance Test is a wonderfully easy and useful tool for helping you decide, based on your symptoms, which of your hormones may be out of balance. At the end of this quick test we'll give you recommendations to help you decide the next steps to take to achieve hormone balance.
Use Caution with Soy Foods
Soy foods have become wildly popular in the U.S. as a health food, but Dr. John Lee explains why it's wise to eat soybeans in moderation and consider how the Japanese eat soy, which is to say almost always fermented, as in miso and tempeh, and eaten with fish and seaweed to offset the antinutrients found in soybeans.
Hysterectomy and Bioidentical Hormones
An explanation of why women with hysterectomies are so often told by their doctors that they don't need progesterone because they don't have a uterus. It's the difference between biodentical and synthetic.
Women with hot flashes and night sweats live longer
Women with hot flashes and night sweats have a nearly 30 percent lower risk of dying than women without these classic menopause symptoms.
Introduction to Dr. John Lee
Dr. John Lee was a pioneer in the field of natural hormones, also called bioidentical hormones. Here's where to find out more about Dr. John Lee and the history of his revolutionary discoveries about natural hormones, and in particular, progesterone cream.
A menopausal woman might want to consider these tests to determine her hormone balance.
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!