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Screaming to Be Heard: Hormonal Connections Women Suspect… And Doctors Still Ignore

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Publisher: Scribner, New York
Number of pages: 437
© 1997

Are YOU a woman between the ages of 25 and 65? Are you experiencing any of the following?

  • Loss of sex drive
  • Memory problems
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Interstitial cystitis (or chronic bladder problems)
  • PMS – worsening as you get older
  • Food or alcohol cravings and chronic weight gain
  • Difficulty sleeping, especially prior to menstruation
  • Chronic fatigue or extreme tiredness
  • Chronic allergies or yeast

Have you seen one health professional after another without getting the help you need? Does it seem like no one is listening?

Have you tried many different therapies, but still don't feel like yourself? Do you know that something physical is happening to your body, even though everyone tells you that it’s all in your head?

If any of the above applies to you, then you must read this book!

Screaming to Be Heard validates what women have suspected all along: hormonal cycles DO play a role in many health problems that affect women in greater numbers than men. Dr. Vliet explains the complex connections between hormones and brain messengers that regulate memory, mood, sex drive, appetite, pain, and other body changes. She blends various treatment options to help women find “wholeness” in the fragmented, symptom-based approach of both alternative and traditional medicine.

The hormone connection often goes unrecognized, even by experienced doctors, and has not yet been seriously examined by the medical industry. Yet there ARE hormonal differences between men and women, and these differences can tip the balance toward health or illness, or even life or death.


  1. Screaming to Be Heard: Listening to Women’s Voices
  2. Making “Holistic”  Medicine Whole
  3. Hormones: A Guide to Body Cycle (Features an excellent section titled The Thyroid: The Great Imitator Often Missed in Women)
  4. Hormones and the Brain: Identifying Unrecognized Connections
  5. The Big Question: Has Anybody Seen My Estrogen?
  6. The Overlooked Women's Hormone: Where’s My Testosterone?
  7. Depression, PMS or Perimenopause? Hidden Hormonal Links
  8. Is it Chronic Fatigue, “Yeast” or Perimenopause
  9. It Went Right Out of My Head: Menopause and Memory
  10. Migraines in Women: Hormonal Links Women Know and Doctors Ignore
  11. Fibromylagia, Aches and Pains: The Estrogen Factor
  12. Interstitial Cystitis and Other Bladder Problems: Unrecognized Hormonal Connections
  13. Estrogen and Your Heart: An Update
  14. Breast Cancer: Politics and Hidden Risks, What You Aren’t Told!
  15. Hormone Replacement Therapy: Facts and Fallacies
  16. Still “Killing Us Softly” 1995 Update – Advertising Impacts on Women
  17. Patient and Physician: Imperative Agendas for the 21st Century
  18. What’s Wrong? Quiz Yourself Before You See the Doctor
  19. Fat to Fit: Making Health Lifestyle Changes for Mid-life and Beyond
  20. Take Charge! A Woman's Guide to Optimal Health and Well-Being