The Estrogen Errors
Why Progesterone is Better for Women’s Health
“Jerilynn Prior can always be trusted to go beyond the surface to what is really happening in women’s bodies. She is a true champion in women’s health. This book will help you finally understand your body and hormones.”
Susan Love MD,
President of the Dr Susan Love Research Foundation
and author of Dr Susan Love’s Breast Book
In this revealing work, a medical writer and an internationally-known physician team up to explain the controversy over medicine prescribing estrogen for perimenopausal women in North America, and to detail why progesterone is actually a far more effective, and a far less risk-ridden, approach. Citing long-standing and emerging research, patient vignettes, and personal experience, endocrinologist Jerilynn Prior and writer Susan Baxter tell us how false beliefs on estrogen became entrenched in North American medicine and culture, and why business and politics have played a role in this erroneous thinking.
Like most women in Europe, Prior’s patients find progesterone the key to dealing with a life cycle transition that, contrary to Western medicine, these authors do not see as a disease. Challenging medical orthodoxy, this work presents arguments and evidence both women and doctors will find compelling and useful.