"The Secret Female Hormone is a must read for women today! Hormones should always be evaluated in unity, and testosterone is almost always overlooked. The authors tell the truth about how hormone imbalances truly affect women - not only their energy, their vitality and their libido but also their family relationships and self-esteem. This book will be a resource for women for years to come!" - Marcelle Pick, author of Is It Me or My Hormones? and The Core Balance Diet
Leading experts show why testosterone hormone imbalance could be the vital connecting factor in a wide variety of health issues for women in midlife.
You know the experiences all too well. You can’t sleep, so you start your day feeling exhausted. Seemingly overnight, you can’t remember names, places, appointments—things you could previously recite at the drop of a hat. You want to be more active, but you have zero energy for that. And sex? Forget it!
By now, you’ve probably been told this is "normal," or that it’s the "natural" course of aging. And you might even believe it, because so many women approaching midlife have the exact same symptoms. In fact, millions of women worldwide are undiagnosed and untreated for hormone imbalance deficiency.
As one of the country’s leading experts on hormonal balance—and as a woman who experienced these symptoms herself—Dr. Kathy Maupin has identified a debilitating and overlooked health condition: testosterone deficiency syndrome, or TDS. Most people associate testosterone with men, but it’s one of the most vital hormones in women, and one of the first hormones that women begin to lose as they enter their 40s. And Dr. Maupin’s own research has shown that the symptoms of aging—fatigue, memory loss, moodiness, low libido, and so much more—are initiated and accelerated by testosterone loss.
In this book, Dr. Maupin and therapist Brett Newcomb show how testosterone replacement can radically improve your life. They share the history and background of hormone replacement therapy, the latest research on treatment options, as well as:
• Tips for dealing with mood swings, changes in sex drive, and maintaining healthy relationships • Surprising information on the long-term effects and health risks of testosterone loss • Common myths and misconceptions regarding estrogen and testosterone replacement therapy • Questionnaires to help you determine your individual hormone deficiencies • Real stories and personal experiences
Dr. Maupin’s patients share clear, practical, and easy-to-use, this authoritative guide sheds light on the importance of testosterone and will help you reclaim your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
About the Author
Kathy Maupin, MD, is a board-certified OB/GYN and founder of BioBalance Health, a practice dedicated to helping men and women in midlife who are experiencing symptoms associated with hormone deficiency. She is the author of the Women’s Healthcare Initiative legislation, which became law in Missouri in 2000 and protects women’s rights to receive care from OB/GYNs without a referral, as well as provides for insurance coverage for plastic surgical reconstruction for women who have breast cancer. Kathy is also the founder of St. Louis political action committee Physicians for Sound Healthcare Policy. She co-hosts weekly video health podcasts that address current issues related to aging and relationships. Website: www.BioBalancehealth.com Brett Newcomb, MA, LPC, has 30 years of experience in private practice as a family therapist. He has worked with Dr. Maupin for years to help her patients deal with the psychological and marital ramifications of hormone imbalance and the necessary adjustments following successful treatment. In addition to his clinical experience, Brett has supervised and trained many other therapists, as well as taught at Missouri Baptist University and Webster University in St. Louis. Website: www.brettnewcomb.com
“I have long recommended testosterone to those women who require it. Dr. Maupin’s updated and thorough approach to this little-known female hormone is simply excellent.” — Christiane Northrup, MD, OB/GYN, and New York Times best-selling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
“The Secret Female Hormone unveils the missing link for many women over 40 who are suffering from symptoms such as low libido, fatigue, insomnia, loss of muscle mass, and an increase in belly fat—despite the perfect diet and exercise regime. Every woman should read this book!” — Dr. Natasha Turner, naturopathic doctor and author of The Hormone Diet, The Supercharged Hormone Diet, and The Carb Sensitivity Plan
“The Secret Female Hormone is a must read for women today! Dr. Maupin and Mr. Newcomb have brought to light the importance of testosterone for many women struggling with low libido. Hormones should always be evaluated in unity, and testosterone is almost always overlooked. The authors tell the truth about how hormone imbalances truly affect women—not only their energy, their vitality, and their libido but also their family relationships and self-esteem. This book will be a resource for women for years to come!” — Marcelle Pick, MSN, OB/GYN NP, owner of Women to Women and author of Is It Me or My Hormones? and The Core Balance Diet