Why We Love It
THE HRT SOLUTION provides all the information women need as they approach mid-life. In an exceptionally reader-friendly tone, the authors describe key hormones and their functions within the body - the hormones we know affect a woman's bones and heart, her brain, her immune system, her ability to cope with stress and her aging process. Keeping these hormones at youthful, pre-menopausal levels can quite literally change the way a woman ages.
Liberally sprinkled with anecdotes and case studies, this book is a must for every single one of the 4,000 women entering menopause every day.
“Superb!" says Dr. Christiane Northrup, author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and several other definitive books on women’s health. Dr. Northrup adds, "It should be the bible of hormone replacement for any woman who is on hormones or considering taking them."
Excerpt from the book: Women over 40 often mark the passage of time in ways not shared by the general population. An ache. A pain. A hot flash. A sleepless night. As time marches on, fatigue, forgetfulness, mood swings, all sorts of unpleasant symptoms are added to the list. And pretty soon, many women are faced with the three little words that spark heated debates in and out of medical circles: Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).
Every day, doctors do their best to mitigate the discomfort of their menopausal patients by prescribing hormones. Here, take one each day and you'll feel fine. One size fits all. Enter John M. Kells and Marla Ahlgrimm, RPh., authors of a new book that will, without doubt, change women's lives.
THE HRT SOLUTION: Optimizing Your Hormone Potential (Avery Publishing, $9.95) presents a revolutionary new process by which hormone levels are assessed with a saliva hormone test and hormone replacement therapy is prescribed on an INDIVIDUALIZED basis using bio-identical substances. That is, it is now possible to replace a woman's deficient hormones with exact non-synthetic replicas, in amounts and combinations designed to suit her individual needs.
Saliva testing has been used for many years in medical schools and research facilities, but its use in hormone testing is so new that many physicians are not yet familiar enough with its proven accuracy to incorporate it in their own practices. Yet this mode of testing details the hormone levels in a woman's body, opening up what the authors call the body's information superhighway, enabling the design of a program that will allow women to feel better, healthier, younger.
About the Authors: As co-founder and CEO of Aeron LifeCycles Laboratory in San Leandro, California, John M. Kells is the guiding force behind one of the world's most specialized hormone testing laboratories. John and his team of unique and highly specialized physicians, scientists, researchers and technicians developed saliva testing as a way to understand the impact of hormones on breast cancer. It opened the door for a better understanding of their impact on all aspects of women's health. Under John's guidance, Aeron has made great strides in the areas of hormone testing, and the individualization and monitoring of hormone replacement therapy, bringing about important advancements in women's health care and anti-aging medicine. They have received four National Institute of Health research grants for studies and a California Public Health Foundation research grant. John is a graduate of the University of Illinois.
A pioneer in the field of women's health, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and natural hormone replacement therapy,Marla Ahlgrimm, RPh. is the founder and chairwoman of Women's Health America in Madison, Wisconsin, and co-founder of Madison Pharmacy Associates, the first pharmacy to deal specifically with women's health. Marla was instrumental in identifying PMS as a legitimate physiological event and in developing treatments for it. Marla has helped to recognize, define and develop women's health care treatment options and individualized hormone replacement therapy protocols since the early 1980's. Marla is also the co-author of Self Help for Premenstrual Syndrome, Random House, 1998.