The Missing Piece of Medicine

American Chronicle

By Terry Leder

August 26, 2008

“That missing piece of our complex human body is known and taught in grade schools as the body´s messengers, hormones. Hormones have not been completely ignored; there have been significant advances in this area of medicine as well. We have Endocrinologists to investigate and research how all of these substances behave, the role they play in our body´s synchronized dance. There have been dramatic advances in diabetes which is the result of insulin, a hormone gone wild to name one.

Currently when scientific talk turns to hormones, most news stories get lost in the abuses of athletic performance hormones such as Human Growth Hormone or the debate that rages over treatment of menopause with synthetic pharmaceutical hormones versus the natural Bioidentical Hormone Therapy or the newly recognized male counterpart, Andropause. Still, even with these lively debates raging, the missing medical link remains hiding behind the doors of the most advanced intellectual minds.”

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.