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Hormones Making You Sick

The Taylors explore the use of salivary testing in the diagnosis and treatment of hormonal imbalances. This book is the outpouring of the Taylors efforts to seek answers for the author, Ava Taylor, who was affected by an undiagnosed hormonal imbalance.

Salivary testing which is simple, easy and painless test can accurately measure hormonal levels in women. It allows physicians to diagnose and treat hormonal deficiencies and surpluses. Most insurance companies cover the cost of salivary testing but few physicians are aware of its availability. However, physicians still commonly use blood tests to determine hormone levels, which do not give a true picture of a woman’s hormonal status. Women no longer have to wonder if they have a hormonal imbalance. By simply spitting in a cup, women can find out whether they have a hormonal imbalance.

Hormonal imbalances affect hundreds of thousands of women in the United States resulting in surgery, the prescription of numerous medications, sick and disability leave, loss of income, undue stress and an inability of women to effectively carry out their daily roles as mothers, wives and career women. Hormonal imbalances in teenage girls may result in absenteeism, school difficulties, mood swings, irrational behaviors and interpersonal conflicts. Women from adolescence to late adulthood are affected by undiagnosed hormonal imbalances.

Salivary hormone testing is useful in premenopausal, perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. It can be used to identify hormonal imbalances associated with infertility, PMS, heavy painful periods, fibroids, endometriosis, and fibrocystic breast disease. Salivary hormone testing can also be used to identify women with hormonal imbalances who are at risk for osteoporosis and breast cancer.

Previous books about women and hormones have made sweeping generalizations concerning treatment (i.e. no one should take estrogen, all women need estrogen to prevent osteoporosis and heart disease or all women need progesterone, or herbs). Unlike other books written on the subject, this book advocates the use of objective and accurate testing through salivary testing before prescribing treatment.

By reading this book you will learn:

    • What creates hormone imbalances in the body
    • How hormonal imbalances cause weight gain and acne*
    • What is the best laboratory test for diagnosing hormonal problems*
    • What causes PMS, perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms*
    • How hormonal imbalances effect your sex drive, energy levels and mood*
    • What can you do to stop hot flashes*
    • How to limit your risk factors for breast cancer, fibroids and osteoporosis*
    • How to make dietary and lifestyle choices which can prevent and treat hormonal imbalances*
    • How to correct hormonal imbalances by using conventional medical treatments and natural therapies**Results may vary

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The Stress Connection

Stress is defined as any disruption of homeostasis or balance. In present times, it is hard to maintain a balanced and stress free life given the many demands and challenges that we face each day. We are bombarded with psychological and physical stressors on a regular basis that we have all come to accept as a normal part of life. It is commonplace to brag about how stressed we are as if it were a badge of honor. Multitasking, long work hours, sleep deprivation, poor nutrition and family and social obligations eventually take their toll on us mentally and physically leaving us exhausted and worn out.

Everyone reacts differently to stress, depending on his or her genetic make-up, family upbringing and social circumstances. Certain events are more likely to trigger extreme stress responses. These events include the death of a spouse or family member, marriage, birth of a child, divorce or separation, injury or illness, being fired from a job, retirement, imprisonment, financial problems and any major life-altering events. One common thread that these events have in common is that their outcome is either uncontrollable or unpredictable and often leaves one feeling helpless and vulnerable. Stress can also be caused by physical factors such as chronic infections and illnesses, inflammation and pain, food intolerance, heavy metal and environmental toxins, temperatures extremes, sleep deprivation, excessive exercise, nutritional imbalances, prescription medications, surgery and trauma. Stress has existed since the beginning of time. Its affects are far reaching for all livings organisms.

By reading The Stress Connection you will learn:

  • How the normal stress response helps the body cope with stress*
  • How chronic stress affects the body and leads to a multitude of symptoms and diseases*
  • How adrenal gland and autonomic nervous system dysfunction cause fatigue, mood swings, anxiety. insomnia, memory problems and decreased libido*
  • How to treat stress related illnesses with nutritional and herbal supplements, bio-identical hormone replacement and stress reductions techniques**Results may vary
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Informative Book on Hormonal Balance, November 20, 2000
Reviewer:A reader from Atlanta, GA. This book is the best one I have read on hormonal balance in women. It explained how the hormonal system works in women in a way the non-medical person could understand. It explained how different hormones work in relation to each other and how imbalances occur. Also interesting was the chapter on saliva testing and why this works to allow women to know exactly which hormones they need. Then typical case studies of various hormonal problems showed results of before and after treatment. Instead on one size fits all standard hormonal treatment, women now have a more individualized treatment program which may be more effective and with fewer side effects. Also the book explains how lifestyle factors and environmental factors are part of the hormonal picture. I highly recommend this book for any woman who wants to be more knowledgable about what is happening to them at the hormonal level–it is truly educational and easy to understand as well.Just wanted to say that i thought your book was wonderful. Very clear and
easy to understand. I have recommended it to two people who contacted me
through my site.**Results may varyBest regards,Jason (Jason Theodosakis, author of “The Arthritis Cure”

Dear Dr. Taylor,

I recently attended your seminar, Are Your Hormones Making You Sick? and purchased your book by the same title. For the first time I feel I have a real understanding of the female hormonal cycle and how the cycle changes from puberty through the reproduction years, perimenopause and menopause. I have read other books on the subject, but your analogies make it more understandable. I applaud your inclusion of the importance of diet and lifestyle changes to bring balance to the whole person. Thank you for sharing this information. I’m sure that many women and their families bless you!*

Grace Roberts

Drs. Eldred & Ava Taylor,

Yes, I have had a chance to read Are Your Hormones Making You Sick? and feel the book offers readers a clear understanding of hormonal imbalances and the serious problems that can develop from them.

The book is very well written and presented. I think there are several different topics and lectures you could create from it that would greatly benefit both men and women! It is unfortunate that today many women do not understand their own bodies due to a lack of knowledge by their physician and general misconceptions presented and formed through the years. I also find it very beneficial that you explain how and why hormonal imbalances occur and offer lifestyle changes, medicines, and spiritual solutions.*

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Melissa Banks
Literally Speaking Management Group

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