Controversial actress-entrepreneur-author-ShopHQ vendor Suzanne Somers has another bestselling book on her hands.
The blonde actress’s new tome, “I’m Too Young For This! The Natural Hormone Solution To Enjoy Perimenopause,” debuts on The New York Times bestseller list.
Here is part of the description of the book:
Why are so many young women in their thirties and forties feeling like PMS is their new normal? On a roller-coaster ride of emotions, they are uncharacteristically cranky and fatigued — a bitchy, nasty, fuzzy-minded person they barely recognize and don’t enjoy (and neither, by the way, do their partners and families).
It’s perimenopause, that lesser-known term defining the years when women’s hormones are kissing them good-bye, before they reach menopause. Perimenopause takes a big toll on women’s moods, health, and relationships.
Suzanne informs women as young as 35 what to do when they start to experience hormonal shifts that wreak havoc on their lives, prime them for cancer and other chronic and deadly health issues, and make them feel plain miserable. She discusses:
* The minor hormones (or why you’re feeling so crappy)
* The major hormones and the importance of maintaining balance among them
* How hormones serve as protection against many of the diseases of aging
* BHRT—bioidentical hormone replacement therapy—and what the research really says about synthetics vs. bioidenticals
* The safety of bioidentical hormones—why few women would turn down an antibiotic to save their life, but they might decline a hormone that could prevent a deadly heart attack
* Informative study results like these: In 1996, the American Cancer Society published a study of 422,373 postmenopausal women who were cancer free at the beginning of the nine-year study. They found that women of all ages who took estrogens experienced a 16 percent decreased risk of dying from breast cancer, compared to nonusers, and that women who experienced natural menopause by the age of 40 and who used bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) had a 41 percent decreased chance of dying from breast cancer.
Somers has a history of butting heads with medical experts over her beliefs about using natural methods to fight diseases such as cancer.
In fact, in her recent blog she defends the experts quoted in her book and reacts to a negative New York Times story on hormone replacement, which she says isn’t fair and balanced.
Somers is certainly a polarizing figure.