Book Review

The Miracle of Natural Hormones with Over 40 Actual Case Studies

David Brownstein, MD
Medical Alternative Press

Brownstein has done an excellent job compiling case reports on the use of natural hormones to treat chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), heart disease, menopause and reversal of the aging process. We need more case reports like this to help substantiate the use of more natural therapies. Chapters include natural thyroid, dehydroepiandrosterone, natural progesterone, natural estrogens, natural testosterone, melatonin, hydrocortisone and human growth hormone. Each chapter includes an introduction; benefits of therapy; case studies; and a discussion of doses, side effects, cautions and nutrition information. This reference is not for the beginner, but for providers who already have an understanding of these conditions and the role that natural HRT plays. Each provider has his/her own unique approach to dealing with these conditions, and it is always interesting to read about each one, in order to help fine tune one’s own.

Reviewed By:  Dana Reed-Kane, PharmD, FIACP, FACA, FCP, NFPPhC
In:  Sep/Oct 1999