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Discover Your Menopause Type®
by Dr Joseph J. Collins, RN, ND
About this book
Discover Yur Menopause Type® provides women with important and practical information, such as:
  • A complete description of hormones and their effects on the body.
  • How nutrition, herbs, glandulars, hormone precursors and natural hormones can be properly used.
  • A questionnaire for the reader to determine her menopause type.
  • Advice on how to order consumer-direct hormone tests.
  • Suggestions for choosing a "hormone-educated" doctor.
  • And so much more!

Book Description
Even though every woman is different, traditionally every woman has received one type of menopause therapy--a "one hormone solution." This is the first book to offer women an individualized treatment for the symptoms of menopause. In What's Your Menopause Type? Dr. Collins has identified 12 distinct menopause types® and developed a treatment for each. With this unique book, Dr. Collins shows women how to determine their own menopause type® and then prescribes a nutritional, herbal, glandular, and hormonal treatment program to manage the symptoms for each type. He also provides women with a complete description of hormones and their effects on the body, a questionnaire for the reader to determine her menopause type® , advice on how to order consumer-direct hormone tests, and suggestions for choosing a "hormone-educated" doctor.

A Naturopathic Physician invites women to identify their menopause type to develop their own personal program to reduce symptoms and find relief.
Chapters 1-15Table of ContentsPage Number

Chapter One Menopause - One size Doesn’t Fit All       1

Chapter TwoThe 12 Types of Menopause       11

Chapter Three     What’s Your Menopause Type? A Questionnaire               3

Chapter FourUsing Saliva Tests to Measure Hormone Levels        44

Chapter FiveYour Hormones and Your Health        55

Chapter Six  Adequate Menopause Types, Type1, Type 2 and Type 3         81

Chapter Seven    The Low- Estrogen Menopause Types, Type 4, Type 5 and Type 6        102

Chapter Eight     The Low-Progesterone Menopause Types, Type 7, Type 8 and Type 9    125

Chapter Nine      The Dual-Deficiency Menopause Type, Type 10, Type 11 and Type 12     148

Chapter TenSelf-Care During Menopause168

Chapter Eleven   Nutrition and Menopause, ncluding Minerals, Vitamins and Phytoestrogens  179

Chapter Twelve  Herbal Remedies for Menopause220

Chapter Thirteen        Glandular Extracts and Menopause    251

Chapter Fourteen       Hormone-Replacement Therapy 266

Chapter Fifteen   Conclusion, The Future of Menopause: How to Prepare  312


APPENDIX AEstrogen: Natural Estrogens and Estrogen Metabolites     321

APPENDIX BProgesterone330

APPENDIX CTestosterone and the Androgens332

APPENDIX DOther Important Hormones  334

APPENDIX EThe Steroidogenic Pathway343

    Notes     344
    Resources     390
    Index     394

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Discover Your Menopause Type,  is the authoritative guide on menopause type® identification and management. Based on widespread clinical experience, extensive review of lab tests and exhaustive review of scientific literature, this book presents clear and practical information on identifying and treating each of the unique menopause types.

Dr. Joseph Collins has worked in both private and group practice before becoming an educational and clinical consultant for laboratory assessment of hormones. He continues to maintain a limited private practice. Dr. Collins currently serves as a consultant and lecturer to physicians, pharmacists, and consumer health groups. He is widely regarded as a leader in hormone assessment, phytotherapeutics, and integrative endocrinology.

In this one-of-a-kind book, Dr. Collins shows how women can determine their own menopause type® and then choose a nutritional, herbal, glandular, and hormonal treatment program for their type.