Item description for The Savvy Woman's Guide to PCOS: The Many Faces Of A 21st Century Epidemic... And What You Can Do About It. by Elizabeth Lee Vliet...
Overview Discusses polycystic ovarian syndrome, including the reasons doctors misdiagnose the condition, possible causes, important tests to take, and treatment options beyond dietary changes and exercise.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2006
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing Company
ISBN 1933213019 ISBN13 9781933213019
Reviews - What do customers think about The Savvy Woman's Guide to PCOS: The Many Faces Of A 21st Century Epidemic... And What You Can Do About It.?
Thought it would be better Sep 19, 2008
I read all the reviews on this book before I purchased it. I hoped it would be better coming from a Doctor who slams other doctors. She says all other doctors want to do is to put you on drugs to help your symptoms. But really that is all she suggests as well. She reccomends going on the pill to help a lot of the symptoms. What happens when you don't want to be on the pill and you want to get pregnant? The pill can actually cause some of the symptoms when used for long peroids of time. After years of trying I ended up getting pregnant by losing weight with diet and exercise. I was really not impressed by this book.
An excellent resource Jul 22, 2008
I've read a few books about PCOS over the years and I have to say that this one really is the most helpful I've come across. Not only does it not repeat the same old out of date information that seems to continually spring up everywhere, but I learnt a lot of important new information, in particular that some health issues that I'd never thought to connect with PCOS may well be part of it after all. It's also given me some useful things to talk over with my specialist, including some new treatment options.
The book manages to tread the fine line between not overly dumbing down the scientific information, while also being readable by a layperson.
I'd highly recommend this to anyone who suspects they might have PCOS, has been only recently diagnosed or even those who have been living with the diagnosis for a long time and already feel pretty well informed.
Ugly cover, great information Feb 29, 2008
If you're not put off by the awful cover choice, this book is full of great information, charts, health tests, etc.
I read this book in a 2 hour sitting, and took it with me to my nutritionist who specializes in PCOS and it really helped to guide my questions and what modifications I'd be making in my life.
Definitely worth reading- especially if your newly diagnosed or struggling for answers.
The Savvy Woman's Guide to PCOS Jun 12, 2007
This is the best book I have read on the subject!
Lots of knowlege from someone who knows May 22, 2007
This book has a lot of knowledge from a doctor who seems to know her stuff. It is helpful for me because I am getting ready to find a doctor and I will better be able to explain my situation. The book is a little bit of a difficult read, but I read it in short spurts and it is fine. Overall, it is a good book for anyone who has PCOS or who thinks that they might have PCOS but doesn't have a diagnosis. It can help someone go to their doctor and know how to tell them about their symptoms and what kind of tests to ask for.