The Estrogen Alternative

The Estrogen Alternative Author Raquel Martin
ISBN-10 1594770336
Release 2004-11-22
Pages 352
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Provides up-to-date information on natural alternatives to synthetic hormone replacement therapy, including new studies on using natural progesterone to combat a multitude of illnesses such as hormone deficiency, PMS, fibromyalgia, depression, miscarriages, and infertility. Original.



New Estrogen Alternative

New Estrogen Alternative Author Raquel Martin
ISBN-10 089281893X
Release 2004-06-01
Pages 274
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This updated fourth edition offers the latest information on how botanical progesterone therapy, also known as natural HRT, can provide safe, natural relief for many of the problems women face from hormone deficiency, including PMS, fibromyalgia, depression, menstrual irregularity, miscarriages, uterine fibroids, and infertility. Botanical progesterone supplementation can be also extremely effective in relieving hot flashes, insomnia, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and even cancer. The authors sift through misinformation and contradictory studies, warning against corporate-sponsored research in a multi-billion dollar menopausal industry, and guide readers to natural alternatives. This fourth edition also includes new studies regarding the dangers of a diet rich in soy contributing to the onset of premature menopause, as well as thyroid disorders. The dangers of mammography and the importance of focusing on safer, more effective methods of cancer detection are also well documented.



The Estrogen Alternative

The Estrogen Alternative Author Steven R. Goldstein
ISBN-10 0399525327
Release 1999
Pages 197
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A comprehensive discussion of Hormone Replacement Therapy examines the benefits of SERMs, the new estrogen substitutes that are less risky than conventional estrogen treatments, and explores how estrogen lowers rates of heart disease, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer's disease. Reprint.



The Soy Solution for Menopause

The Soy Solution for Menopause Author Machelle Seibel
ISBN-10 0743421523
Release 2002-10-01
Pages 352
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If you're looking for a safe, natural way to treat symptoms of menopause, The Soy Solution for Menopause is for you! Based on his groundbreaking work in the field of fertility and menopause, Machelle Seibel, M.D., reveals how the soybean and its by-products afford new hope to menopausal women. Alleviating symptoms ranging from hot flashes and sleeplessness to vaginal dryness and weight gain, and reducing the risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, and diabetes, soy provides a natural and safe alternative to commonly recommended treatments. For the millions of women concerned that hormone replacement therapy may increase the risk of blood clotting and breast and uterine cancer, soy provides a superb alternative. Here Seibel explains how the female body processes soy, how soy products naturally restore hormonal balance by behaving like estrogen, and how to add soy to your diet for maximum effect. For the 1.5 million American women who turn fifty each year, The Soy Solution for Menopause is an invaluable companion -- a striking breakthrough in the quest to ease a natural but difficult transition.



Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy Author Orrin Devinsky, MD
ISBN-10 1934559083
Release 2005-05-01
Pages 344
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Epilepsy is a difficult illness to control; up to 35% of patients do not respond fully to traditional medical treatments. For this reason, many sufferers choose to rely on or incorporate complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) into their treatment regimens. Written for physicians, knowledgeable laypersons, and other professionals, Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy bridges the worlds of traditional medicine and CAM to foster a broader perspective of healthcare for patients. The book respects cultural differences that may incorporate alternative medicine into a medical management program, and encourages patients to safely continue receiving necessary medical treatments. Wherever possible, scientific evidence supports the choice of treatment modalities, as well as the effectiveness of a combined traditional and CAM approach. Readers will find incisive discussions in sections on: Learning to Reduce Seizures Asian, Herbal and Homeopathic Therapies Nutritional Therapies Alternative Medical Therapies Oxygen Therapies Manipulation and Osteopathic Therapies Music, Art, and Pet Therapies From stress and epilepsy, to acupuncture, massage, craniosacral therapies, homeopathy, ketogenic diets, aromatherapy, hypnosis, and more, the book is all-inclusive and enlightening. Additional commentary by the editors provides a critical vantage point from which to interpret the data and viewpoints of the contributors, all experts in the therapies presented. This balanced, scientific approach will appeal to even those most skeptical of alternative therapies, making the book essential for every professional who seeks to provide the broadest range of effective patient care.



Complementary and Alternative Therapies and the Aging Population

Complementary and Alternative Therapies and the Aging Population Author Ronald Ross Watson
ISBN-10 0080921248
Release 2011-04-28
Pages 624
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The major objective of this book is to review in detail health problems occurring with significant frequency in aging adults which are proposed to be treated or ameliorated using nutriceuticals as foods and dietary supplements as well as other complementary and alternative therapies. Chapters primarily focusing on nutrients have been excluded to maintain a focus on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The book is divided into three general sections: 1. Nutriceuticals and Botanicals in Health Promotion - including Specific Nutriceuticals Used in Treating Aged; and General Nutraceutical Approaches to Therapy with emphasis on cancer. 2. Non-nutritional CAM Therapies – including Mind-mediated Therapies; and Physically Applied CAM Therapies 3. Non-dietary Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Use and Benefits to the Elderly in Health Identifies the important nutritional requirements of the aging population, and how nutraceuticals and other CAM options affect those Addresses the many disease entities and cancers are found with higher frequency in the aged, including cancer, trauma, or infectious disease that can alter intakes of nutraceutical containing foods and/or requirements for various nutrients. Explores the nutritional materials botanical extracts and components that can have important health promotion benefits and risks, to ensure safe consumption Reviews the frequently used non-traditional and often unproven CAM therapies, beyond nutritional and nutraceutical supplements, including a variety of physical and psychosocial treatments.



Menopause and Estrogen

Menopause and Estrogen Author Ellen Hodgson Brown
ISBN-10 1883319536
Release 1996
Pages 197
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Offers alternatives to estrogen replacement therapy, including herbs, homeopathic treatments, diet, and exercise



Molecular and Cellular Pediatric Endocrinology

Molecular and Cellular Pediatric Endocrinology Author Stuart Handwerger
ISBN-10 9781592596973
Release 1999-02-26
Pages 317
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Stuart Handwerger, MD and a distinguished panel of clinicians and experts review the most significant recent developments in molecular and cellular biology, powerful advances that have produced new diagnostic methods and improved treatments for many pediatric endocrine diseases. Topics range from the growth hormone/prolactin/placental lactogen gene family and their regulation of growth, to steroid hormones, sexual development, and mineral corticoid action. Additional chapters examine the pathophysiology of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, the molecular genetics of thyroid cancer, the molecular basis of hypophosphatemic rickets, and inherited diabetes insipidus. Molecular and Cellular Pediatric Endocrinology offers today's clinicians and researchers not only the latest findings on endocrine diseases in their pediatric manifestations, but also highly practical insights into today's cutting-edge diagnostics, treatment strategies, and powerful new therapeutics.



The Estrogen Depression Connection

The Estrogen Depression Connection Author Karen Miller
ISBN-10 9781608825103
Release 2007-05-01
Pages 208
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What You Need to Know About Hormones and Depression Research has shown a strong connection between estrogen levels and depression throughout a woman's lifetime. We now understand that abrupt hormonal changes can take a toll on women's moods and even cause serious depression. But the good news is that there is a lot women can do to moderate the effect of these changes. The Estrogen-Depression Connection explores this issue and offers practical advice and tips for managing mood changes throughout all the major stages of a woman's life-from puberty and menstruation to pregnancy and postpartum, and from perimenopause to menopause. It explains in easy-to-understand terms what women can do right now to help balance these estrogen fluctuations through diet and lifestyle changes, alternative therapies, and medication. Get the information you need:•Learn how estrogen affects each stage of a woman's life•Cope with postpartum depression and menopause•Find the best medical and alternative treatments



Methods and Morals in the Life Sciences

Methods and Morals in the Life Sciences Author Wim J. van der Steen
ISBN-10 0275971198
Release 2001-01
Pages 212
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Van der Steen and Ho present tools from logic and ethics for assessing and creating scientific literature in biology and biomedicine. Contending that logic and methodology are not well applied in medicine and biology, they argue that the impact of social and moral factors on claims within the disciplines are underestimated by most researchers. They then set forth approaches to better assess the literature and to generate more effectively argued and accurate materials.



Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Author Ronald C. Hamdy
ISBN-10 9780199927708
Release 2013-03-21
Pages 146
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Osteoporosis distills the available information on osteoporosis on osteoporosis into an easily comprehensible format that serves as a practical guide for busy clinicians.



Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Author Marc S. Micozzi
ISBN-10 9781437727050
Release 2010-04-01
Pages 624
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Focusing on emerging therapies and those best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence, Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine describes some of the most prevalent and the fastest-growing CAM therapies in use today. Prominent author Dr. Marc Micozzi provides a complete overview of CAM, creating a solid foundation and context for therapies in current practice. Coverage of systems and therapies includes mind, body, and spirit; traditional Western healing; and traditional ethnomedical systems from around the world. Discussions include homeopathy, massage and manual therapies, chiropractic, a revised chapter on osteopathy, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, naturopathic medicine, and nutrition and hydration. With its wide range of topics, this is the ideal CAM reference for both students and practitioners! An evidence-based approach focuses on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence. Coverage of CAM therapies and systems includes those most commonly encountered or growing in popularity, so you carefully evaluate each treatment. Global coverage includes discussions of traditional healing arts from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Longevity in the market makes this a classic, trusted text. Expert contributors include well-known writers such as Kevin Ergil, Patch Adams, Joseph Pizzorno, Victor Sierpina, and Marc Micozzi himself. Suggested readings and references in each chapter list the best resources for further research and study. New, expanded organization covers the foundations of CAM, traditional Western healing, and traditional ethnomedical systems from Asia, Africa, and the Americas, putting CAM in perspective and making it easier to understand CAM origins and contexts. NEW content includes legal and operational issues in integrative medicine, creative and expressive arts therapies, ecological pharmacology, hydration, mind-body thought and practice in America, osteopathy, reflexology, South American healing, traditional medicines of India, and Unani medicine. Revised and updated chapters include aromatherapy, classical acupuncture, energy medicine, biophysical devices (electricity, light, and magnetism), massage and touch therapies, traditional osteopathy, reflexology, vitalism, and yoga. New research studies explain how and why CAM therapies work, and also demonstrate that they do work, in areas such as acupuncture, energy healing, and mind-body therapies. Expanded content on basic sciences includes biophysics, ecology, ethnomedicine, neurobiology, and pschoneuroimmunology, providing the scientific background needed to learn and practice CAM and integrative medicine. Expanded coverage of nutrition and hydration includes practical information on Vitamin D and healthy hydration with fluid and electrolytes.



Vitamins and Hormones

Vitamins and Hormones Author Gerald Litwack
ISBN-10 0080522831
Release 2000-10-05
Pages 394
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Under the capable and qualified editorial leadership of Dr. Gerald Litwack, Vitamins and Hormones continues to publish cutting-edge reviews of interest to endocrinologists, biochemists, nutritionists, pharmacologists, cell biologists, and molecular biologists. First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. In the early days of the Serial, the subjects of vitamins and hormones were quite distinct. Now, new discoveries have proved that several of the vitamins function as hormones and many of the substances inferred by the title of the serial function in signal transduction processes. Accordingly, the Editor-in-Chief has expanded the scope of the serial to reflect this newer understanding of function-structure relationships in cellular communication. The Editorial Board now reflects expertise in the field of hormone action, vitamin action, X-ray crystal structure, physiology, and enzyme mechanisms. This volume comprises three groups of contributors. The first three papers deal with receptors and their actions. The second group of three papers are on diabetes and specific hormones. The last three papers are presentations on various aspects of vitamins and growth factors.



Preventing and Reversing Arthritis Naturally

Preventing and Reversing Arthritis Naturally Author Raquel Martin
ISBN-10 0892818913
Release 2000-11-01
Pages 260
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A comprehensive self-help program designed to prevent and reverse degenerative inflammatory disease without drugs and their unwelcome or dangerous side effects. By the author of the bestselling Estrogen Alternative.



Alternative Therapies For Epilepsy

Alternative Therapies For Epilepsy Author Orrin Devinsky, MD
ISBN-10 9781617050664
Release 2012-06-19
Pages 240
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Written by three distinguished epileptologists with a long-standing interest in alternative therapies, this book provides an evidence-based consideration of the use of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies in epilepsy care. Organized by problem, the authors review alternative approaches to epilepsy- related conditions to help physicians, healthcare professionals, CAM providers, and patients understand the options and safely integrate treatments that work into their regimens. The book begins with an overview of the therapies themselves, including herbal remedies, nutrition, alternative pharmacological therapies, physical treatments, and neurobehavioral approaches, and also discusses medication-related considerations and caveats. The next group of chapters covers CAM and preventive approaches to mitigating the effects of epilepsy and epilepsy therapies, such as drug toxicity and side effects of anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs), seizures, enhancing cognitive function, issues for women (pregnancy, breast feeding, menopause), and managing anxiety and depression. The final part of the book focuses on quality of life and lifestyle modifications to reduce seizure risk, including techniques for stress reduction, sleep disturbances and aids to normalize, alcohol and recreational drugs, and environmental factors. Features of Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy Include: Evidence-based review of CAM therapies for epilepsy Problem-oriented, practical approach to integrating alternative treatments into traditional regimens for healthcare providers Written by distinguished epileptologists with broad clinical experience Addresses all aspects of health for persons with epilepsy (not just seizures) and offers practical suggestions for improving patient care and patient health



Tissue Specific Estrogen Action

Tissue Specific Estrogen Action Author Kenneth S. Korach
ISBN-10 9783540495482
Release 2007-05-16
Pages 181
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Current molecular understanding of estrogen action has greatly profited from advances in molecular cell biology. These advances, and their implications for clinical use, were discussed by leading researchers from industry and academia during an international symposium held in Berlin, 1-3 March 2006 and are featured in this volume.



Estrogen Mystery Drug for the Brain

Estrogen     Mystery Drug for the Brain Author Christian Behl
ISBN-10 3211835393
Release 2001-06-22
Pages 231
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It is well known that estrogen is "somehow” a protective hormone for various age-related disorders. This book provides a solid knowledge of estrogen’s neuroprotective activities in the brain with a special emphasis on neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease. The focus is (1) to describe the biochemical, molecular, and cellular basis of the protective activity of estrogen and (2) to transfer this knowledge into the hospitals by discussing preventive and therapeutic approaches such as estrogen replacement therapy for post-menopausal women. Besides up-to-date information on estrogen and the brain, this book explains in a highly understandable manner molecular and cellular techniques by which basic data have been collected. The reader, which may include the professional specialist as well as the interested non-specialist, will also gain insight into the scientific transfer process of knowledge from basic science to the clinical situation and therefore "from bench to bed”.