It's My Ovaries Stupid - Revised Edition

Sometimes it seems as though the only women’s health issues that get any sort of attention are breast cancer, pregnancy, and menopause. But in her groundbreaking book,
It’s My Ovaries, Stupid!, Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet describes many of the rarely acknowledged, pervasive health threats to young women:
Premature Ovarian Decline (POD)
Premature Ovarian Failure (menopause in the young)
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Early puberty
Endometriosis
Infertility
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Diabetes
Heart Disease and heart palpitations
Osteoporosis
Insomnia, fibromyalgia, and fatigue
Mood disorders
Weight gain

All the above problems are on the rise, robbing younger and younger women of life, fertility, and vitality.
Why is this happening? What can you do to protect yourself? How can you get tested?
And what treatments are available?
Many common products and environmental toxins are endocrine disruptors
that can profoundly disrupt hormone function, even in childhood. These products include:

Pesticides
Plastic food wrappers
Aspartame
Soy supplements
Food additives

Your life, fertility, and long-term health may depend on on the information
contained in It’s My Ovaries, Stupid!. Dr. Vliet draws on the latest international scientific research and her more than twenty years of clinical experience to show the negative effects of endocrine disruptors and poor lifestyle choices on the body. She answers crucial questions for young women who want to take control of their health: For instance, whose job is it to care for the ovaries — beyond their function in reproduction? And why do women have trouble getting help for “hormone problems” that appear to be linked to their monthly cycles?

It's My Ovaries Stupid!
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