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e-Book The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed On Women: Exploding the Estrogen Myth download

by Barbara Seaman

ISBN: 0786868538
ISBN13: 978-0786868537
Language: English
Publisher: Hyperion; 1 edition (July 9, 2003)
Pages: 352
Category: Womens Health
Subategory: Diets and Fitness

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-320) and index. Pt. I. How did all this happen? -. - Introduction I. Smart doctors, foolish forecasters - 1. On the path to Premarin - 2. Fountain of youth or Golden Fleece? -.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-320) and index

The Greatest Experiment ever Performed on Women: Exploding the Estrogen Myth (2003). In 2000, Seaman was named by the US Postal Service as an honoree of the 1970s Women’s Rights Movement stamp. Winner of Matrix Award in Books, 1978.

The Greatest Experiment ever Performed on Women: Exploding the Estrogen Myth (2003). For Women Only: Your Guide to Health Empowerment with Gary Null (2000).

Barbara Seaman, a well known science writer, has been following the estrogen story for years and was able to. .

Barbara Seaman, a well known science writer, has been following the estrogen story for years and was able to interview many of the major figures in the field. The story of how menopause came to be viewed as disease, how a dangerous drug was prescribed to women as a tonic for brittle bones, heart disease and Alzheimer's disease on the basis of circumstantial evidence is, indeed, compelling.

Now in paperback, Barbara Seaman's groundbreaking book that blows the lid off the wholesale use of estrogen to treat .

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The Greatest Experiment tracks the well-intentioned discovery of synthetic estrogen through the unconscionable and misleading promotion of a dangerous drug.

Seaman's current book, "The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women," is well timed to exploit the generalized confusion and anxiety recently generated among the millions of women who have taken hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in one form or another. Estrogens - "female hormones" - were prescribed for them as treatment for various peri-menopausal conditions, and also to prevent the onset of problems thought to be related to the internal hormonal environment.

A newly published book by Barbara Seaman, The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women: Exploding .

A newly published book by Barbara Seaman, The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women: Exploding the Estrogen Myth, Hyperion Press, should provide women with the ammunition they need to confront the medical, pharmaceutical, establishment, including the FDA and the National Institutes of Health for 65 years of deception. By exploding the estrogen myth Barbara Seaman is paving the way toward exploding the psychotropic feel good lifestyle performance enhancer drugs that pose far greater risks of harm than the public and many doctors are aware of.

Barbara Seaman's work is a women's must read because it encourages women to take . The author debunks the myths about the breakageof bones.

Barbara Seaman's work is a women's must read because it encourages women to take complete ownership of their health and bodies. Seaman details story after story of why women should question their doctors and pharmaceutical companies. Reiss claims that estrogens have a "bad" rap because studies such as those covered by Seaman only address synthetic hormones or those derived from horses.

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Women's Studies Books. The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women : Exploding the Estrogen Myth. The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women tracks the well-intentioned discovery of synthetic estrogen through the unconscionable and misleading promotion of a dangerous drug.

"If a menopausal woman has pain or makes trouble, pound her hard on the jaw." (Egyptian medical text, 2000 B.C.)

For almost a century women have been taking some form of estrogen to combat the effects of menopause and aging,and more recently to prevent a host of diseases, from osteoporosis to Alzheimer's to heart disease. For most of that hundred years, doctors have been prescribing estrogen in either its organic or synthetic forms, and women have gone to their pharmacists and dutifully filled their prescriptions. In some cases, menopause sufferers who were experiencing the most extreme symptoms were in search of relief from hot flashes, night sweats, dryness, and more, but increasingly in recent years, women began receiving estrogen sometimes with progesterone as "hormone therapy," not because they were in immediate danger of anything but rather as a preventative. But was this regimen warranted? Did doctors know enough about estrogen and its effects to be widely prescribing it for such a range of ailments? Or were women being used as guinea pigs in a great experiment, an experiment the author terms "The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women"?

Since the 1960s, women's health icon Barbara Seaman has been one of the lone voices in journalism to question whether doctors have sufficient justification to be writing so many estrogen prescriptions, or whether it is the pharmaceutical industry that is driving the research, marketing, and use of hormone replacement therapy. In 2002, several important women's health studies revealed that estrogen may cause more problems in patients than it is correcting or preventing, and that in fact it has a dismal record in terms of prevention.

This groundbreaking book illuminates today's "menopause industry," tracing the history of estrogen use from its early purveyors, including a well-meaning British doctor who lost control of the marketing of DES and therefore inadvertently led to the DES baby crisis, to Nazi experimentation with women and estrogen, to the present, and looks at how an experiment of this proportion could have been conducted without oversight,intervention, or real knowledge as to what its effects would be.

Comments:
Gaua
The information touch on a lot of details that were almost intimate in nature, but the fact remains that the public allows medication and doctors too much power in their life. there are so many ways that we as a public can be informed about the truth is we quit looking for the next miracle drug to solve our problems. I believe that there is a place for medication and medical interviention,
but wisdom on the part of the patient needs to be used and excercised. the facts in this book need to be part of the education of all docotrs and others who care for people in a medical setting. One person can make all the difference.

Malogamand
The Greatest Experiment is a fascinating book. It offers a valuable history of estrogen use from World War II to the present. Barbara Seaman, a well known science writer, has been following the estrogen story for years and was able to interview many of the major figures in the field. The story of how menopause came to be viewed as disease, how a dangerous drug was prescribed to women as a tonic for brittle bones, heart disease and Alzheimer's disease on the basis of circumstantial evidence is, indeed, compelling. The struggle to expose the side-effects of estrogen-derived birth control pills is also told. This led to Congressional hearings and forced drug companies to provide information on the side effects and dangers of birth control pills. The Greatest Experiment contains much more including the tragic story of the DES daughters (whose mothers received diethylstilbestrol, an estrogen derivative, to prevent miscarriages and gave birth to daughters who experienced life-long reproductive problems.) Also told is the troubling use of DES by farmers who still use it to fatten livestock. Finally, the book has an excellent Appendix on the options now available to women who seek treatment for symptoms of menopause.

Stoneshaper
I think anyone reading this book would appreciate the indepth research and Barbara's long legacy in the area of women's health.

Then I would keep the following in mind:

- hormones are primarily the result of life processes, not their cause. A healthy female body will produce the amount of estrogen best suited to her constitution. External estrogen "success" is merely based on the 'high' provided versus any real correction of the female hormonal status or balance.

- hormonal substitution or augmentation is (at best) a crude method of furnishing the desired hormones. It is impossible to supply the hormones at the natural rate of grandular secretion, or to know exactly what secretions need augmentation in order to balance the entire female endocrine system.

- there is no discussion of the nutritional toll external estrogens have on the body, thus further reducing female reproductive health and hormonal balance.

I think its safe to say estrogen produced by a healthy female body is not the problem here - per Ms. Seaman synthetic estrogens are, additionally I would say because bio-identical estrogen (balanced or not) still provide an artifical interference with the wisdom of the body, in no way provide for the corrective production of hormonal status or balance, and would also be a problem.

But women should read Ms. Seaman's information and then judge for themselves whether the medical community has provided the whole story or even an accurrate one to support the practice of prescribing hormones (synthetic or bio-identical).

Cogelv
Extremely informative and well researched. A MUST READ for every adult female. I'm recommending it to all my friends. !!!!!

Felolune
If you have taken Birth Control, ERT, HRT or any estrogen therapy this book is must read for you...Women have been used as a science experiment for way too many years...

Riavay
Barbara Seaman's work is a women's must read because it encourages women to take complete ownership of their health and bodies.

Seaman details story after story of why women should question their doctors and pharmaceutical companies. From taking drugs that destroyed their babies to taking cancer provoking concoctions, women have served as uninformed guinea pigs for years.

Accordingly, Seaman gives women a reason to say "No" to new drugs and new therapies that promise to make our lives easier in the ever popular crusade to ease "woman problems".

The female physique is inundated with mystique. That which is not understood faces constant scrutiny and treacherous attacks. Seaman sends a message loud and clear to all women- Take control of your own health because there are thousands of people out willing and waiting to experiment with your well-being while hailing promises of new found youth and renewed vigor.

I suggest your cross read The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women with Uzzi Reiss' Natural Hormone Balance for Women. Reiss claims that estrogens have a "bad" rap because studies such as those covered by Seaman only address synthetic hormones or those derived from horses. I did not find Reiss' arguments compelling, it just offered another view of the women's hormone scene.

Ranterl
This work teaches contrary to conventional orthodoxies.
Barbara cautions the reader on hormonal products as a cure-all
for women. She points out how the pill can impact the liver
adversely resulting in jaundice and irregular sugar metabolism.
There is a section describing the downside of oral
contraceptives. The author debunks the myths about the breakage
of bones . She goes on to state that bones break due to a lack
of lean muscle mass, cigarette smoking, tranquilizers etc.
Bone mass may be preserved with a rigorous exercise regimen.
This book is helpful in identifying the science or lack thereof
with regard to a number of health products directed toward women.
I would recommend this book as an integral part of any
health library for adults readers.

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e-Book New Molecular Mechanisms of Estrogen Action and Their Impact on Future Perspectives in Estrogen Therapy download

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