Your Body Wisdom

Well-Being Through Self-Awareness


The Center for World Networking is a Santa Cruz nonprofit educational origanization who hosts Monday Night Events to support the world in creating health and well-being.

John R. Lee, M.D. is internationally acknowledged as a pioneer and expert in the study and use of the hormone progesterone, and on the subject of hormone replacement therapy for women. He used transdermal progesterone extensively in his clinical practice for nearly a decade, doing research which showed that it can reverse osteoporosis. Dr. Lee has had a distinguished medical career, including graduating from Harvard and the University of Minnesota Medical School. He retired from a 30-year family practice in Northern California a few years ago and ever since has been writing and traveling around the world speaking to doctors, scientists and lay people about progesterone. Dr. Lee has taught a very popular course on "Optimal Health," at the College of Marin for 15 years. He is the author of the best-selling book, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause: The Breakthrough Book on Natural Progesterone (Warner Books, 1996), the new What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause: Balance Your Hormones and Your Life from Thirty to Fifty (Warner Books, 1999), and editor of the John R. Lee, M.D. Medical Letter.

Susan M. Lark, M.D., is one of the foremost authorities in the fields of clinical nutrition and preventive medicine. A graduate of Northwestern University Medical School, she has served on the clinical faculty of Stanford University Medical School, where she continues to teach in the division of Family and Community Medicine. She is a distinguished clinician, author, lecturer and innovative product developer. Her clinical practice has spanned more than 26 years. Dr. Lark has lectured extensively throughout the United States on topics in preventive medicine. She pioneered the use of self-care treatments such as diet, nutrition, exercise and stress management techniques in the field of women's health, which she has presented in a nine-book series that includes the Premenstrual Syndrome Self Help Book, the Menopause Self Help Book and Anxiety and Stress, among others. With her husband, James A. Richards, MBA, she has also co-authored The Chemistry of Success: Six Secrets of Peak Performance.

Dr. Richard Shames from Marin County has two great web sites for understanding your endocine system. or


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