ALL TOO OFTEN WOMEN ARE TOLD that feeling moody, asexual, tapped out, dried up, stressed out, and sleep deprived is just a part of being female Or they re led to believe that the answer can be found only at the bottom of a bottle of prescription pills Dr Sara Gottfried, a Harvard educated physician and nationally recognized, board certified gynecologist, refuses to acceALL TOO OFTEN WOMEN ARE TOLD that feeling moody, asexual, tapped out, dried up, stressed out, and sleep deprived is just a part of being female Or they re led to believe that the answer can be found only at the bottom of a bottle of prescription pills Dr Sara Gottfried, a Harvard educated physician and nationally recognized, board certified gynecologist, refuses to accept that being a woman means feeling overwhelmed or that popping pills is the new normal In The Hormone Cure, she shares the unique hormone balancing program that she has used to help thousands of women reclaim wellness, verve, and optimal health Combining natural therapies with rigorous scientific testing and using an informative questionnaire to identify the common causes of hormonal imbalance, Dr Gottfried provides an individualized plan in nonjudgmental and thoughtful language Based on ten years study of cutting edge medical research as a specialist in functional and integrative therapies, Dr Gottfried s three tiered treatment strategy includes Supplements and targeted lifestyle changes that address underlying deficiencies Herbal therapies that restore balance and optimize your body s natural function Bioidentical hormones most available without a prescription The Hormone Cure is a groundbreaking book that demonstrates how balancing your hormones can cure underlying health issues and result in restored sleep, greater energy, improved moo
The Hormone Cure Reclaim Balance Sleep Sex Drive and Vitality Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol ALL TOO OFTEN WOMEN ARE TOLD that feeling moody asexual tapped out dried up stressed out and sleep deprived is just a part of being female Or they re led to believe that the answer can be found o
Update So, I ve had less luck with the recommendations in this book than I would have liked I ve had to give up the yoga, which I enjoyed, because it badly aggravated an old back injury to the point where I ve had to get physical therapy on it The chaste berry extract didn t seem to help my PMS much either though I haven t been able to find the exact tincture Gottfried recommends, either Overall, I would say that this book is a good introduction to hormone imbalances, but I think you really need [...]
I m a huge believer that a pill doesn t cure everything and often not even that much and Dr Gottfried backs up this intuition but with a huge wealth of actual data and recommendations It s like the Getting Our Bodies Back for the new millenium Women who aren t satisfied with the answers or in most cases non answers they are getting from their doctors are looking for real ways to feel better, energized, sexier, lose weight and even handle peri menopause And that s what Dr Gottfried gives you Wha [...]
There is a lot of great information in this book, presented in an easy going and empowering manner I found it a helpful springing off point for conversations with my doctor, a naturopath.I bought and read this on Kindle While it was great for reading on the bus, I really wish I had purchased it in paper It s really hard to flip around in the book, which I wanted to do, repeatedly I had no ability to copy pages so that I could refer to advice for my condition or bring them to my doctor they were [...]
A great book for every woman to read in order that she be healthier,live longer and with a better quality of life and also to gift to her mom sister girlfriend especially working women and moms
This book was really annoying and I am relieved to be done with it.It should not have been this way There was good information on hormones and I did learn from it Also, I understand that it would be a relief for a woman experiencing hormonal disruptions to get reassurance from this book It was recommended by someone who was feeling some differences I just had a lot of problems with it.The first thing that was really off putting was the Gottfried s own fat phobia, which is featured really promine [...]
Finally, a doctor who addresses than just treating the symptoms Dr Gottfried does an excellent job explaining various hormonal imbalances, why they occur, how they affect women, and provides practical solutions to fix them She includes a comprehensive questionnaire to help you learn if you have a hormonal imbalance and what type thyroid, high and or low cortisol, low progesterone or estrogen, high androgens Her advice is than just try this or that, but seek out a doctor She lays out her protoc [...]
If you re a woman, have a daughter, are married to a woman, plan to marry a woman, or have women friends, you should read this book If you re a man with hormonal issues adrenals, thyroid etc you would also benefit.Written by a Harvard educated gynecologist who is also a yoga instructor, wife and mother, this book is the cutting edge of what is known about hormones Everything is explained in terms that are easy to understand I love that she utilizes lifestyle changes and herbal remedies if scient [...]
I enjoyed this book because the information was easy to understand and apply It goes over everything you would need to know about how hormones are produced, their function, their relatedness to other hormones, what happens when hormones get out of balance, and what to do about hormone imbalance I think every female should read this book I haven t read other books on this topic coming soon so Im sure there are comparable books.This book is easy to read not heavy reading at all There s also a grea [...]
Oh lordy where to start This book can be summed up into Meditate, eat well, test hormones and try to boost what you are low in first naturally and if that is not possible, opt for bioidentical ones strechted over 400 pages of blaaa Peppered with tales of her grandmother mud who was an inspiration to here because she drank lemon water and looked fierce without realizing her grannie sounds like just another over privileged California health nut.Overall this book can be hardly described as revoluti [...]
To all my girlfriends If you are 35 or over, you need to read this book I ve read a lot about this sort of thing before, but she really nails it She s a Harvard trained gynaecologist so she knows her stuff too not that she learned any of this stuff at Harvard, which is the real problem as she readily discusses It contains valuable information for women who have to cope with changing hormone levels at the most stressful points of their lives.The modern way of Western living is not doing us much g [...]
Excellent, thorough discussion of what hormones are, what they do, and what happens when they are out of balance in the body I ve been working through hormone treatments and adjustments for years, but even with the help of a great naturopath and a knowledgeable primary care physician my understanding was incomplete No The most useful information in the book for me were the details of how to test your hormone levels Some you can do yourself If you are working with a health care professional, Dr [...]
This is an important book for women of all ages Women hormones If your hormones are fried and likely they are if you don t get enough sleep on a regular basis, have basic life stress, eat too much sugar gluten dairy, and have ever taken the pill then you are fried Our bodies function based on the delicate interplay of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol, thyroid, etc and understanding how they all work, interact, and can so easily get out of whack is critical to feeling great Guess wh [...]
It s an easy to understand book, with very practical solutions to balancing hormones Dr Gottfried recommends lifestyle changes and supplements before attempting pharmaceutical solutions I really like that approach That said, it s difficult to self diagnose using just her questionnaires As she explains, if your root cause is low progesterone, it can cause excess estrogen in parts of your cycle You could be treating high estrogen, when the root cause is low progesterone Without testing, you really [...]
I m reading this book not just for myself, but for others I love It s so sad to me that we have been trained to believe that a pill is the answer for things, when these pills do nothing to repair the root problem they simply turn off the body s warning light I should ve gone to medical school I should become a yoga instructor I want the world to be a healthier and happier, mindful place Sigh I will share what I ve learned with everyone who wants to hear it or doesn t read it for themselves.
This book is great Thank you Dr Gottfried for validating that I m not CRAZY The book is structured so you can go straight to the part you need, or you can read all the scientific details or not I love her practical, science based approach This is a must read for any woman living in today s modern world.
Dr Sara Gottfried has demystified my own body for me At once scientific and intuitive, her work pushes the edges of traditional medicine to integrate what women have known throughout the ages The Hormone Cure is both accessible and substantive, with surprisingly simple but profound advice on each page It s a book every woman should read.
Very informative and resourceful Though I studied hormones many years ago, this book was a real eye opener I borrowed a copy from a public library, but I ve decided to get my own copy Kindle edition is not recommended.
This book saved my life Seriously, the Gottfried Protocol works and I am than thrilled that I ve found some relief.
As someone with chronic illness, sometimes it seems like you re either being pumped full of pills between surgeries or being subjected to woo There s seemingly no in between sometimes.This book is the in between.Everything is science based If there s no study specifically supporting her claims, Dr Gottfried explains that There is absolutely no woo in here.Everything is simple with minimal side effects which are described in the book I ve been told that the best way to wrangle my crazy woman horm [...]
A must read for all women, Dr Gottfried is brilliant, relatable and tells it like it is Even women in their 20s can benefit from the wisdom here about how to listen to our bodies and address imbalances stress, low sex drive, acne, etc in a natural way without running straight to pills or prescriptions What I love about this book is the way Gottfried absolves women of what many feel might be personal shortcomings or genetic life sentences Am I doomed to have low sex drive forever Will I always fe [...]
So between turning 40 and 42 in a month and a bit I feel like my whole mind and body has completely broken down I can t keep a thought in my head for 2 minutes and my desire to exercise is constantly being derailed by injuries This book was recommended to me by a couple of different people whose opinions I respect It is pretty much telling me things I have been feeling before reading this, eat whole foods, do yoga, etc But it is a nice affirmation of the changes I have been contemplating for t [...]
4.5 stars I finally feel like I may know what s going on in my crazy body I now have talking points with my doctor and husband as well as some strategies to implement to help with all the chaos for me, it will be a matter of balancing work and home and self care isn t that everyone s battle though she made this so easy to understand and talk about great book to learn for those of us who are easily confused by medical jargon I will share this resource with others who have been diagnosed with thy [...]
Feels crazy to give this five stars I don t do that often I don t know if the book will pan out for others, but hot flashes are gone after working through her Gottfried Protocol Life has improved amazingly since reading and applying her recommendations That s worth five stars to me She goes into detail to a level that won t interest some, but always gives you the option of skipping those sections I plan to keep this book in mind whenever I experience the symptoms she called out in her self test [...]
Great info, so needed Enjoyed Gottfried s writing style, fun and easy to understand I like her approach with fixing the cause usually stress related , looking to herbals and nutrients first and then, if and when needed, bio identical hormones Good layout so you can bop around to what you need or get and read the deeper details On target with hormone health and a great reference for all women
Wow Great book with tons of very important information on Women s Hormone Health and how that is affecting our body, mind and every day life, especially those near, in the midst of, or post menopausal She gives very specific directions on how to balance your progesterone and estrogen levels, in order to help you heal and thrive from many ailments Depression, Anxiety, Obesity, Dry Skin, thinning haird .
Currently on the path of great health after a total physical crash at the end of December Through lifestyle changes, nutritional overhaul, supplements, and an attitude change I am starting to feel alive again Still have a ways to go, but with the help of this empowering book and being told I look great, as if ii was reversing the aging process, I will continue to heal myself and regain balance A must read for all women
There is a lot of good information here Gives you, in detail, things to do The best is that it doesn t start with medication I hope that other doctor s read this so they can help others, instead of the old way which doesn t help at all It also confirms that fact that what you eat as the biggest impact on your health This is a manual than just a book It is something to use over and over, or to pass it on.
I think there is a lot of value in understanding the role hormones play with our mood, but I got really turned off of Dr Gottfried s whole thing when one of her emails encouraged me to buy her protein powder stuff What She s very much into her own branding, and that turned me off I did get some insight by taking the online quiz and by skimming parts of this book.
Lots of great information I plan on buying my own copy to keep as a guide I read a copy borrowed from the library I wish Dr Gottfried could be my own personal physician She is very knowledgable about women s bodies, hormones, and how they drive everything I love her approach No synthetic hormones, ever
This book is informative, well written and extremely useful I ve felt like my hormones were out of whack for the last several years and reading this book was not only illuminating, but also reaffirming of several insights into my health This is a must read for any woman pre, peri or postmenopausal.