resources

Some Helpful Websites:

Helpful Reading Material

Northrup, Christiane. “The Wisdom of Menopause”. Bantam Books, 2003.
Northrup, Christiane. “Women’s Bodies”, “Women’s Wisdom”. Bantam Books, 2002.
A comprehensive book exploring women’s health issues in relation to the mind-body connection. This is a wonderful reference for women of all ages interested in combining contemporary medicine with natural remedies. Dr. Northrup is the cofounder of Women to Women Healthcare Center in Yarmouth, Maine.

Somers, Suzanne. “The Sexy Years”. Crown Publishers, 2004.
This book describes Susanne Somers journey through menopause with the use of Bio-Equivalent Hormones. A must read for women considering Bio-equivalent hormone replacement.

Hotze, Steven F. “Hormones, Health, and Happiness” Forrest Publishing, 2005.

Brizendine, Louann. “The Female Brain.” Broadway Books, 2006.
Resources for HRT information

These organizations and articles have helpful and comprehensive information about HRT and women’s health.

American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)

American Academy of Family Physicians

Family Doctor Information

American Medical Association Patient resource

Your Disease Risk Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Osteoporosis, and Stroke

Web MD

Patient Information on the Latest Medical Research

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
(202) 863-2518

ACOG publications are available at: http://www.medem.com/

American Medical Association (AMA) – the endocrine system

The Hormone Foundation
(800) 467-6663

Medscape from WebMD (registration required but free):

Clinician Reviews: A Bioidentical Balancing Act by Ann W. Hoppel 

Medical Journal of Australia – a thorough article about androgen replacement

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Institute on Aging (NIA)
(800) 222-2225