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Hormone Information “Certain man-made chemicals can act like hormones in the body. They pack a whollop to our endocrine system... and may disrupt or completely alter the actions of multiple body hormones.”
  — Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD
 
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Articles

  • When Hormones Go Awry
    Our marvelous ovaries and their hormones are intimately linked to ALL our body systems… every cell, tissue and organ we have! Estrogen alone is involved in over 400 functions in a woman’s body. Is it any wonder, then, that women have a whole host of problems when their ovarian hormones go awry whether following a pregnancy, tubal ligation, hysterectomy, or during the perimenopause and menopause years? Read the full article.
     
  • Making Sense of the Hormone Hysteria
    This article by Dr. Elizabeth Vliet explains  why some medications and hormone replacement therapies are far superior to others, and addresses some of the concerns surrounding older methods of hormone replacement therapy.
     
  • Gender Benders and Endocrine Disruptors around You
    Certain man-made chemicals can act like hormones in the body. They pack a whollop to our endocrine system and our bodies and may disrupt or completely alter the actions of multiple body hormones.
     
  • Natural Hormones vs. Synthetic Hormones
    Many women express the desire to take only natural hormones. But the words “natural” and “synthetic” can be very confusing, to patients and doctors alike.
     
  • What Is PCOS?
    Polycycstic ovary syndrome has begun to get attention in women’s magazines and physician’s offices. In the past, it was viewed as an “infertility problem, but PCOS is far more dangerous and potentially deadly, and it is on the increase in young women today.
     
  • What Is PMS?
    Current research indicates that PMS is triggered by the effects of ovarian hormones on the brain, which in turn influences multiple brain-body systems and leads to a wide variety of symptoms.
     
  • Women’s Health: State Rankings
    This article, first published in WebMD, shows how an American woman’s health may depend on where she lives.
     
  • Position Statement by the Executive Committee of the International Menopause Society (2-13-2004)
    Guidelines for the hormone treatment of women in the menopausal transition and beyond.
     
  • Wall Street Journal Articles
    See where Dr. Vliet has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal in various articles relating to hormones and women’s health.