"If you are a woman and do not read this book, you are very possibly denying yourself the most important information of your physical life. . . . A powerfully persuasive, well-written, and extensively documented case. . . . A must-read if you value your health."
– So Young
"Any woman who is considering synthetic hormone therapy or who wishes to get off of it owes herself the reading of this densely informative book. The simplicity and safety of the solution is almost shocking. One might ask why every suffering woman is not using botanical progesterone."
– World Health News
"Books like The Estrogen Alternative are important: people have to become so knowledgeable that they don't let the health establishment get away with its systematic deceptions."
– Raymond F. Peat, Ph.D.
"I was thrilled to read The Estrogen Alternative. . . . The writing style incorporates the research into a narrative that is easy for the layperson to read. The book is thorough, well-referenced, and prepares the reader to make educated choices about her homonal health."
– Marcia Smith, N.D., Ph.D.
"This is an enlightening, easy-to-read book of vital interest to every woman. It assesses information not generally forthcoming from medical doctors and offers information that can help women decide how to manage the seriously important question of whether or not to take synthetic hormones. This book is a valuable tool if you are interested in maintaining your health naturally."
– Catholic Women's NETWORK, March/April/May 2001
"The Estrogen Alternative is a book that women should be reading now to get ready for the changes in their lives."
– Barbara Ardinger, SageWoman, Autumn 2002
"Produced in consultation with alternative health practitioners, this very important reference is a one-of-a-kind guide to very good health."
– The Book Reader, Fall/Winter 2002-2003
"A very informative book, helping to give women back the power to make their own decisions without having to depend on a medical doctor."
– Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf, December 2002
"It reads easily, explains clearly why natural progesterone should replace synthetic hormones, and has that added level of personal experience."
– Irene Alleger, Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients, October 2002
"...insightful advice on diet, and appendixes that offer a wealth of information on everything from hormone application and infant soy milk formulas to preventative medicine....a worthwhile resource for doctors and patients."
– Publishers Weekly, Dec. 6, 2004
"This is a terrific source book for women of any age. There is no padding here and it is packed with information. . . . Recommended for anyone interested in women's health and wellbeing."
– Jennifer Hoskins, New Dawn, Sept-Oct 2005
"[Readers] seeking information on safe ways to ease symptoms of menopause and treat various female health problems will appreciate this thoroughly researched healthcare handbook for women."
– New Age Retailer, Vol. 19, No. 7, Gift 2005
"The Estrogen Alternative is not just for women searching for relief from menopausal systems but for women of all ages seeking optimal health. . . . Through their thought-provoking and accessible text, Martin and Gerstung successfully assist women in making informed health decisions."
– Edge Life, March 2007
"I really enjoyed this well-researched and informative book on hormone balance. The authors clearly present many of the complicated issues surrounding menopause. I would not hesitate to recommend this resource to my menopausal patients, as well as add it to my own reference library."
– Robyn Barlow, ND, Lotus Guide, May-June 2007
"Raquel Martin and Judi Gerstung have performed a tremendous service to women, who need a book like The Estrogen Alternative to understand what is happening to their bodies during pre-, peri-, and postmenopause. It is a terrific resource for practitioners to recommend to their patients. I believe all women can greatly benefit from reading it."
– John Hart, M.D.
"This book, in its third edition, is hailed as a must-read for women."
– Frontier Perspectives, Fall 2002