Hormone deficiencies are a problem for women of all ages, not just those in menopause, and they are making us sick, tired, irritable and killing our sex drive. How Your Doctor is Slowly Killing You: A Woman’s Health Survival Guide, informs and empowers women with the facts they need to know about health issues connected to hormone deficiencies, the benefits of bio-identical HRT, and how to speak with their doctors and become advocates for their own health.
[Following is an excerpt from the official OnlineBookClub.org review of "How Your Doctor is Slowly Killing You: A Woman's Health Survival Guide" by Dr. Angela DeRosa.]As a woman myself, I found this book to be very instructive and well written. Dr. DeRosa is very thorough in her explanations regarding her practice. We are given a detailed lesson on the importance of hormones and the health of not only our reproductive systems, like some might think, but our whole bodies. While being an all inclusive lesson, it is simple enough for anyone to understand well and read through without difficulties. Her style of writing is such that the reader feels a sense of familiarity with the author, making this a lighter read than what you would expect from a book relating to medical issues.How Your Doctor is Slowly Killing You: A Woman’s Health Survival Guide, is a great book to turn to, as a woman, in order to take more control over your health and be more knowledgeable about the common issues found in women’s lives. It not only presents the difficulties that hormonal imbalances and their misdiagnosis bring, but also the greatly beneficial side to hormone replacement therapy. I would defintiely recommend this book, especially so, to women. For the above reasons, I give this book 4 out of 4 stars.
I was given this book by a friend - and although I knew the primary topic was women's health care, I thought the title was extremely provocative. It's a quick read, and tells you things that you didn't know about your own body, and as Dr. Derosa explains, things that a lot of doctors don't understand, specifically as it relates to hormones.
I was telling my mom and sister about it, and just by our conversation they wanted to learn more. I picked up two more copies and now we all talk about estrogen, testosterone, thyroid medication and other preventative health issues. A couple of weeks ago my mom asked me for two more copies for her friends. It's definitely a viral kind of read. You'll be talking about it and your friends will want to read it too. (Buy a couple of copies, because if you are like me you will want to spread the word.)
Ultimately - "How Your Doctor is Slowing Killing You" is exactly what the title says. It is a woman's health survival guide. Doctor Derosa takes difficult medical issues and breaks them down to the point you can talk to your mom about them. It is extremely well-written and entertaining. A good read and good writing!
I recently turned 50 years old. Yet for many years I had hot flashes, mood swings, weight gain, etc. I had numerous Doctor's and even Mayo Clinic check my thyroid and other hormones. I was told repeatedly, everything is within normal range. Here is some prescription medications to relieve my symptoms. From Wellbutrin to high blood pressure meds, I was on a spiral roller coaster. I finally gave in to my doctor's pressure in the VA to try oral contraceptives. "For the Hot Flashes". Within 3 months, my health deteriorated, I was in the ER 4 times and had 3 PE's and blood clots in my legs. My good health went from living to being walker bound. A buddy of mine had kept up with my plight for the year and we happen to chat. She shared her story and recommended Dr. DeRosa's book to me. I read it in one sitting. It was like the last 10 years was not my mind playing games but the truth. I was NOT crazy. Since reading this book, I am a patient in her clinic. I get free health care with the VA but I would not go anywhere else but DeRosa's clinic. Thank you for clearing the fog, gaining my life back and feeling like my todays and tomorrows are worth fully living. If you get a chance to read this book, you too will return from the darkness. I know I did.
This book was an eye opener for sure! I think every woman, from young women in their 20's to post menopausal age women should read this book. Honestly, it is that important. Do you have depression, anxiety, night sweats, hot flashes, memory loss, mood swings, insomnia, fatigue, etc... So many women are experiencing some, all or even more of these symptoms and our doctors are using bandaids to hide instead of addressing the root of the problem. This book talks about the symptoms, diagnosing and treating hormone issues in such a way that is straight forward and easy to understand. It talks about hyper and hypothyroidism. It provides detailed info regarding the dangers of using the pill as opposed to other forms of contraception. Info, I'm sure the majority of women do not know because their doctors haven't told them. There's extensive information regarding various hormonal issues and how to tackle them in a way that eliminates most or all of your medication (ex: antidepressants, anti anxiety, pre diabetes meds, beta blockers) which you probably shouldn't have been prescribed to begin with. It touches on PCOS and why big pharma is keeping us on all these meds. I am fortunate enough to live in the same city as Dr. DeRosa's practice and will be seeing one of her colleagues soon (Dr.DeRosa is no longer accepting new patients) for an array of issues I've been living with for years. I will update after my appointment.
The thing that really got my attention when first seeing this book is the title. It is very thought provocating, no one wants to think about doctors killing us. The book was pretty short and I read it within the night which I really enjoyed. I really enjoyed how things were broken down and made easier for me to understand. I can see myself telling friends and family about this book.