|“Women in this country are usually given
only one recipe for hormone therapy. I call it the ‘cookbook
approach’... Rarely are other options offered to women.”
— Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD
It’s My Ovaries, Stupid!
Publisher: Evans and Company, New York
Sometimes it seems as though the only women’s health issues that get any sort of attention are breast cancer, pregnancy, and menopause. But in her groundbreaking book, It’s My Ovaries, Stupid!, Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet describes many of the rarely acknowledged, pervasive health threats to young women:
All the above problems are on the rise, robbing younger and younger women of life, fertility, and vitality.
Why is this happening? What can you do to protect yourself? How can you get tested? And what treatments are available?
Many common products and environmental toxins are endocrine disruptors that can profoundly disrupt hormone function, even in childhood. These products include:
Adding to the problems posed by endocrine disruptors are lifestyle factors, such as stress and dietary fat.
Your life, fertility, and long-term health may depend on on the information contained in It’s My Ovaries, Stupid!. Dr. Vliet draws on the latest international scientific research and her more than twenty years of clinical experience to show the negative effects of endocrine disruptors and poor lifestyle choices on the body. She answers crucial questions for young women who want to take control of their health: For instance, whose job is it to care for the ovaries — beyond their function in reproduction? And why do women have trouble getting help for “hormone problems” that appear to be linked to their monthly cycles?
It’s My Ovaries, Stupid! will help you understand your symptoms, get reliable tests, obtain treatment, and improve your health. The book also examines the controversies surrounding hormone replacement therapy and discusses some of the latest and best options for the treatment of thyroid problems.
Remember, it’s not stress, and it’s not all in your head. It’s your ovaries!
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