The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones, 2nd edition

 
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The 2nd edition of Dr. Platt's highly informative award-winning health book, The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones, How I Lost My Fatigue, Hot Flashes, ADHD, ADD, Fibromyalgia, PMS, Osteoporosis, Weight, Sexual Dysfunction, Anger, Migraines, provides many answers to common medical problems by explaining their underlying cause and how hormone balance brings you wellness. Outstanding praise for this reader-friendly book both nationally and internationally, because of its new ideas on hormone replacement and its unique perspective for optimum health.

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  • A must read for women, primary care physicians, and GYN's!
    Fascinating read! Further your personal education by reading this easy to understand book. You will know just what questions to ask your physician! Not many doctor's are open to this "conservative" way of treatment. What a shame! Atleast now I have an idea as to where, what, and why! And I can pursue issues until I'm satisfied. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to achieve total health....more info
  • A very thought-provoking and well-written book
    Reviewed by Cherie Fisher for Reader Views (6/07)

    Dr. Michael E. Platt's new book "The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones" --how I lost my fatigue, hot flashes, ADHD, ADD, fibromyalgia, PMS, osteoporosis, weight, sexual dysfunction, anger migraines -- is very thought-provoking and well-written. In this book Dr. Platt takes on the traditional medical community who primarily base their treatments on clinical studies funded by pharmaceutical companies. His frustration lies in the fact that there is little to no incentive for studies about natural hormone supplements because no patents are available for these products and patents are where the real money is. I found the book to be very well-written and reader-friendly for the lay person.

    Dr. Platt's approach was very well-organized and his ideas seem to be ahead of his time. As there are almost no research studies done on Dr. Platt's approach, he used case studies from his clinical practice to support his claims. He is a board certified internist with over 35 years of clinical experience. He approaches illnesses looking for the cause, instead of just treating the symptoms, and has had tremendous success over the years. His premise is that because hormones control every system in the body, the underlying causes of illnesses happen when they are out of balance. Dr. Platt writes in his book "Until doctors get back to treating their patients instead of lab tests, until they start listening to patients instead of drug companies, and until they open themselves to a more logical and healthful approach to medicine, we are destined to remain on the bottom of the list of civilized countries when it comes to health care."

    I found "The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones" to be very interesting and I went to Dr. Platt's website to see what it offered. He has a free evaluation that you can take to see if you possibly have imbalanced hormones. I took and received an immediate answer. While the premise of the book is excellent and I agree with a lot of what he is saying, I am having a hard time locating a physician in my area that follows his premise. Hopefully, that will change as more information is released on this topic and physicians see success in the treatments. I applaud Dr. Platt's efforts and hope that his approach will inspire the medical community.
    ...more info
  • THIS BOOK IS LIFE CHANGING !
    The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones by Michael E. Platt,M.D. is a LIFE CHANGING read! For woman AND men of ALL ages, you will be shocked by the mistakes we are all making in our own health care, and our childrens! I am a Registered Nurse, and after applying the information I received from this book, my health has already improved dramatically, in less than 2 weeks! I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,Migraines, severe PMS {all my life}and Hypoglycemia.I am somewhat of a "health nut" and thought I knew a lot, forget it, after reading & studying this book, I have learned that many of my unidentified body struggles were/ are related to Hormone and Thyroid Imbalances ! This book addresses MANY male and female health issues including ADD, ADHD, Weight Loss, Osteoporosis, Diabetes and Cholesterol. I have been blown away by the truth behind so many of our health problems. Get this book ! It has already been a "MIRACLE" for me !...more info
  • A Life-Changing, Life-Saving Book
    I got a copy of Dr. Platt's book by accident, but when I started reading it I (and my partner) saw ourselves in the pages. It was really quite remarkable, as Dr. Platt seemed to be writing about us. The book gave us hope for renewed health, and on the basis of it, we scheduled an appointment with him on Jan 3, 2007 (we live in California).

    We have been following his program for less than a full week after driving back from Palm Desert, but the results have already been astonishing. My partner was sleeping 12-13 hours a day and was always exhausted; she is now sleeping 8 hours a day and waking up naturally, rested. For the last year we had to drug ourselves with benadryl and melatonin to sleep; now, with the progesterone cream, we are sleeping easily and well. We both have energy again, and the brain fog is starting to clear. My partner was so depressed she was literally suicidal, yet all the anti-depressants in the world were not helping. She is no longer taking anti-depressants, yet she is in a better mood than I have seen her in YEARS. She was struggling to work 3-4 hours a day, and she has put in FULL 8 HOUR DAYS every day this week. There is no explanation for this major change other than the fact that she has been taking the thyroid and hormone medications prescribed by Dr. Platt. She has also been getting very ill with respiratory illnesses every winter for her entire life -- especially the last few years -- and she is now -- in just a week! -- in better health than she has been in years. I know it sounds too good to be true, but it is true.

    I have already lost nearly 6 pounds in five days, and I haven't even been 100?% compliant with cutting out refined carbs (I've been 95% compliant, my partner has been 100% compliant). What is most astonishing is that neither one of us have the cravings for sugar, white bread, candy, baked goods that we had before we started on Dr. Platt's regimine. Before, we would try not to eat carbs, but it was just impossible -- the cravings were too great. I attribute the lack of cravings to the hormones that Dr. Platt prescribed.

    I don't know what will happen over the long term, but I do know this -- the results we seen in just the last week are nothing short of miraculous. We are going to keep this up. I won't bore everyone with the details of the major health problems we've both had during the last 10-15 years, but I will say that we had pretty much given up hope. I am 49 and my partner is 54, and we have real optomism now that we can regain our health and enjoy the rest of our lives with mobility and joy. Now I really believe that my lifelong goal of hiking down and up the Grand Canyon can be achieved, because now I really believe I can get the weight off that it will take to accomplish that goal.

    Dr. Platt was kind, gentle, and factual when we met with him. His office staff is first rate. It was a blessing to talk to someone who, for the first time, didn't blame us for our weight and health problems. It was a blessing to have someone treat us as humans, not as lab results.

    I recommend this book to anyone who is persistently, consistently overweight or is experiencing high blood sugar, etc. I recommend that you find the money and consult with Dr. Platt if there isn't someone in your area who will do hormone replacement. I think this is, at last, the real deal. ...more info
  • I was told I needed surgery until I met Dr. Platt
    I became so ill I could hardley sit, lay down to sleep or work.I was told by my doctor I needed major surgery as soon as possible having to miss 3 months of work and how my life wouldn't be the same. He said thats just the way it is, your getting older. This doctor was highly recomended where I live.
    I had a family member who had been seeing Dr. Platt and was amazed at the transformation that happend. They were in so much pain, often not being able to enjoy life like they used to. All of us very concerned until we saw what Dr. Platt was able to do. Between what I had seen and reading his book I chose to go and see Dr. Platt. Amazing! In 24hr. I was able to sit, sleep through the night and a month later won't need surgery.
    His book is important to help us understand more about ourselves and the changes that happen as we get older. Educating us on what we can do so we can enjoy our lives to the fullest. And for me I found frustration that to many doctors cures are surgery and drugs.
    ...more info
  • Cheryl Ellis, Allbooks highly recommends
    Genre: Health / Well Being

    Title: The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones

    Author: Michael E. Platt, M.D.

    Doctors give drugs of which they know little
    into bodies of which they know less
    for diseases of which they know nothing at all. Voltaire


    In this fascinating book, Dr. Platt with proven case studies brings awareness of a healthy alternative to a largely pill popping society.
    An internist for over 35 years, his purpose is to teach those searching for relief of many debilitating disorders, that hormones control the body, in fact, every cell of the body. When the hormones are tested, usually through an easy saliva test, then put into balance, many find relief from their world of pain and disabilities. Arthritis, ADHD, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Menopause and Cancer are just a few mentioned but there are many more life altering ailments that balancing hormones would give the person a new lease on life.
    Dr. Platt is one of a select few that deal with the cause of an illness instead of the symptoms. Unfortunately most doctors are not educated in natural hormones. Most of their knowledge from medical school is learned based on research done by pharmaceutical companies.
    "Bio-identical hormones are hormone supplements whose biochemical structures are identical to those produced by the body," therefore minimizing potential risks. They are usually prepared from a natural base such as soy or yam and are FDA approved. The ultimate advantage is that the dosage is tailored to the individual's own hormonal requirement. The preferred method of delivery is creams, gels and suppositories, so they are absorbed directly into the bloodstream.
    Dr. Platt encourages the public to become proactive in their own health and not to rely solely on the health system. Doctors will not change the current approach to care unless we, the patients demand better alternatives. He challenges our minds to think about the power of the current systems, relying on pharmaceutical and insurance companies.
    This book is brilliantly written and laid out so that anyone reading it can easily understand his well- researched opinion.
    Michael E. Platt is a board-certified internist based in California. He maintains a medical practice devoted to wellness and preventive medicine. He is nationally and internationally known and in my opinion, we should all listen and learn form his opinions. Personally, I wish I lived close enough to be under his care.
    I not only highly recommend this book but will insist my family and friends read it!
    Reviewer: Cheryl Ellis, Allbooks Reviews
    ...more info
  • The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones
    This is a life changing book. Wether you are male or female, young or old, this book will change the way you look at life. An open an honest look at how your body works and what to do to help it....more info
  • A Fascinating Book
    This fascinating book, written by an internist who became interested in hormones twenty-five years ago when his mother died of cancer, unravels many mysteries of human dis-ease. I found it to be clearly written and wonderfully informative.

    This book purports that bio-identical hormones, which are hormones created from plants but which are identical to those produced by the human body, have been manufactured for seventy years and can be obtained by prescription from doctors and pharmacies, but -- according to my understanding -- they cannot be patented by pharmaceutical companies because they are natural. For that reason, pharmaceutical companies would prefer that patients go on their synthetic drugs -- the ones the companies stand to make the money on! And even though the natural hormones are much better, people are routinely placed on synthetic hormones and other drugs that just mask the symptoms and can actually make the patient much sicker in the long run.

    Dr. Platt explains this in detail in his book, though it seems his main objective is to explain how natural hormones (especially progesterone) can prevent and heal so many of our common afflictions: obesity, cholesterol, diabetes, ADD and ADHD (which, Dr. Platt explains, are caused by hormone imbalance), not to mention "women's issues" such as cramps, post-partum depression, and the like.

    I found this book to be most helpful in understanding health issues, as well as the modern medical profession. I highly recommend it. ...more info
  • Review of Dr. Platt's new book on bio-identical hormones
    I enthusiastically read Dr. Platt's brilliant new book from cover to cover, and I highly recommend it to everyone interested in the coming medical revolution using bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. He has unique, cutting-edge solutions based on his wide patient experiences with bio-identical progesterone which promises to cure such difficult problems as ADD and ADHD. He also presents valuable advice for treating hot flashes, fibromyalgia, anger, night sweats, asthma, osteopososis, diabetes and sub-clinical diabetes. A must read for the general public as well as medical professionals who need alternatives to the prescription drug approach. Dr. Richard Lippman, Member of the Swedish Medical Association and The International Hormone Society....more info
  • A GREAT BOOK
    I have been reading and studying about health and nutrition for over 20 years now. I have read two other books on bio-identical hormones and found Dr. Platt's book to be the best. I like the way he puts everything into laymans terms so it's easy for people to understand. I also like the patients stories and found that I was able to relate to some of them. I will be making an appointment to see him and I am confident that he will be able to diagnose my problems. ...more info
  • Very informative and helpful!!
    Thank you Dr Platt for an educational and life changing book. Serendipitous indeed (as you mention in the book)!!
    I just finished this book for the 2nd time in a 24 hour window! Read it last night in bed till 2:00 AM and went through it again today with my highlighter and took notes. I have an appt tomorrow with my internist. I am on testosterone replacement for 2 years with wonderful results (earlier blood work indicated almost no testosterone in my system). However, I still felt something was off balance as I started having peri-menopausal symptoms. After reading Dr Platt's book, I realize that I have many of the symptoms of low progesterone. I am so relieved to be able to identify what I think is wrong. I am sure that the blood work will back me up.
    Dr Platt's book is easy for the average person to read and interpret and gave me great insight into all the nuances of hormone deficiency. My current doctor is very well versed in testosterone deficiency [...] and is just starting to work with the bio-identical hormones. I am bringing Dr Platt's book with me tomorrow and already emailed my doctor a link to this amazon book page. ...more info
  • Amazing book.
    This book is the best. My wife suffered for many years with a thyroid problem which was misdiagnosed by many doctor's. After treatment from Dr. Platt we are convinced he is the real deal. The doctor genuinely cares for his patients and his staff is second to none. We live in Canada, and travel at great cost several times a year to visit the office. Worth every penny. It's a total wellness program with the resources of a nutritionist. If conventional medicine ( drugs ) have failed, then you owe it to yourself to give him a chance. I guarantee success!...more info
  • Informative!
    This book was very informative, easy to grasp and well presented. I would recommend it....more info
  • A MUST READ BOOK
    AS A PRACTICING ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON IN JAKARTA,INDONESIA,WITH GREAT INTEREST IN PREVENTIVE MEDICINE;I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AS IT IS A FANTASTIC ONE,THE ONLY KIND OF BOOK THAT PROMPTED ME TO FLY FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE GLOBE TO MEET THE AUTHOR IN PERSON.
    HENRY SUHENDRA,MD,FICS ...more info
  • Non-bioidentical estrogen phobia
    There's two big problems with this book: it promotes estrogen-phobia and recommends non-bioidentical hormones (even though the title is The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones).

    It claims that estrogens promote uterus and breast cancers. But doesn't mention that the reason young women don't get cancers when their estrogen is at its highest is because it's balanced by progesterone. Doesn't mention the safety of any natural estrogen replacement therapy when it's balanced with progesterone. The book does not mention that a decline of estrogen leads to heart disease, osteoporosis, mood problems, etc. There's no proper presentation of menopause in this book. Moreover, the book implies estrogen is useless other than for getting pregnant and it has no effect on sex. Check the textbooks. Estrogen has a powerful libido-enhancing and mood-enhancing effect on woman's body. Everybody knows what happens to poor women when they go through the menopause. The book claims progesterone boosts libido. As an anti-depressant it actually has a libido-reducing and relaxation effects. Progesterone is great for health but sorry it doesn't effect the libido. Also, the amounts of progesterone recommended seem high.

    The book screams 'bio-identical' and 'natural' on every page. Yet, it recommends synthetic thyroid and the non-bio-identical estrogen (1 of the 3 estrogens is missing in the recommended cocktail). Then talk about cancers.

    This book is not very good with common sense and doesn't contains references to works of other people or offers much reasoning for the claims made. It's got "personal bias" and "free interpretation" written all over it. There are much better books on the market:

    - Natural Hormone Balance for Women: Look Younger, Feel Stronger, and Live Life with Exuberance, by Uzzi Reiss
    - What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause (TM): The Breakthrough Book on Natural Hormone Balance by John R. Lee
    - The Hormone Solution: Stay Younger Longer with Natural Hormone and Nutrition Therapies by Thierry Dr Hertoghe

    You can't educate yourself about natural hormones by reading this book!...more info
  • The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones: A Revolutionary Approach to Wellness for Men, Women and Children
    Very interesting and informative, after reading this book I found a MD in my area that did this type of therapy. I did contact Dr. Platt by e-mail and took the test. When I had my blood work done it was almost all the things he said that I was deficient in. I have given this book to many of my friends. ...more info
  • Important book to read!
    Reviewed by Cherie Fisher for Reader Views (6/07)

    Dr. Michael E. Platt's new book "The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones" -- how I lost my fatigue, hot flashes, ADHD, ADD, fibromyalgia, PMS, osteoporosis, weight, sexual dysfunction, anger migraines -- is very thought-provoking and well-written. In this book Dr. Platt takes on the traditional medical community who primarily base their treatments on clinical studies funded by pharmaceutical companies. His frustration lies in the fact that there is little to no incentive for studies about natural hormone supplements because no patents are available for these products and patents are where the real money is. I found the book to be very well-written and reader-friendly for the lay person.

    Dr. Platt's approach was very well-organized and his ideas seem to be ahead of his time. As there are almost no research studies done on Dr. Platt's approach, he used case studies from his clinical practice to support his claims. He is a board certified internist with over 35 years of clinical experience. He approaches illnesses looking for the cause, instead of just treating the symptoms, and has had tremendous success over the years. His premise is that because hormones control every system in the body, the underlying causes of illnesses happen when they are out of balance. Dr. Platt writes in his book "Until doctors get back to treating their patients instead of lab tests, until they start listening to patients instead of drug companies, and until they open themselves to a more logical and healthful approach to medicine, we are destined to remain on the bottom of the list of civilized countries when it comes to health care."

    I found "The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones" to be very interesting and I went to Dr. Platt's website to see what it offered. He has a free evaluation that you can take to see if you possibly have imbalanced hormones. I took and received an immediate answer. While the premise of the book is excellent and I agree with a lot of what he is saying, I am having a hard time locating a physician in my area that follows his premise. Hopefully, that will change as more information is released on this topic and physicians see success in the treatments. I applaud Dr. Platt's efforts and hope that his approach will inspire the medical community. ...more info
  • Not the most useful book.
    This has to be one of the least informative books I have ever purchased (on any subject). My suggestion would be to skip over this one. ...more info
  • Great book! Wonderful Doctor!
    This book was written in terms that could be understood by all. Everything was well explained and case studies given. I was so impressed with this book and Dr. Platt, that I actually make an appointment to see him. My husband and I traveled clear across the country for our visit and felt it was money well spent. Dr. Platt's visit was very imformative and his staff was extremely friendly. I look forward to being a patient of his for many years to come. I highly recommend reading this book!...more info
  • Informative Book!
    I read this book and things started to make sense. It was written so anyone could understand it and had lots of information in it. It is certainly worth looking in to....more info
  • EVERYONE should read this book
    As an American society, we are not educated on this topic. And it could save millions of lives! I was enlightened to discover a Doctor who has so much compassion for people and is so effective at what he does. I booked an appointment right in the middle of the book and was so impressed at how much time he gave me on our first meeting. I'm all for preventive medicine the miracle of natural biodentical hormones! A month ago I was at my wit's end from being exhausted, too emotional, not losing weight, and a list of other symptoms... and now... I'm already feeling and seeing a difference! I've got my Mom going now and my friends asking for his number....more info
  • Okay, but not the best
    This book is easy to read and you can get through it quickly. It's good for the person who is looking for information, but isn't going to use one one book as the ultimate resource....more info

 

 
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