Dr. Henry’s laboratory has made major contributions to the understanding of vitamin D metabolism, particularly regulation of the production of the active vitamin D hormone by the kidney. She pioneered the use of cell culture systems to study renal vitamin D metabolism. A related area of research focus is the regulation of gene expression in the kidney by 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3. In addition to peer-reviewed research articles, Dr. Henry has authored chapters for the books Vitamin D and Handbook of Physiology, as well as the chapter on “Vitamin D Metabolism” for this Encyclopedia.
But perhaps most intriguing in this fascinating story are the many different people that have played key roles along the way – the highly intelligent but arrogant neurosurgeon that studied the pituitary gland (Harvey Cushing), the determined female scientist who developed the groundbreaking technique used to measure hormones (Rosalyn Yallow), and the parents of a patient who circled the country to collect dead bodies so their son might have the hormone he needed to grow (Al and Barbara Baliban).

This isn't the definitive book about hormones, but a worthy introduction. Some topics should be checked from other perspectives. For example on ageing, you may wanna read also The Science of Orgasm,Mutants: On the Form, Varieties and Errors of the Human Body,Oxygen: The Molecule that Made the World (Popular Science) and Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life.
I liked this book b/c it gave me some good steps to help me get my hormones back in balance. I don't know that it is very practical to do her entire "diet" at my stage in life, but I can definitely start making small changes when I feel out of whack. She also lists some recipes in the back of the book that sound pretty good & are easy to make with few ingredients. I also appreciated the test you can take from the book to see what hormones you may be low in & how to get them back to norma ...more
I don;t have a great deal of time to read about a personal journey although I definitely relate to this professional. I purchased a couple of her books, which I have been able to share with others. In hindsight, I wish I had not and just sent those same funds into purchasing her 10 day cleanse or something more direct. It is a good book but circuitous and wordy so you need to be patient.
Helped me understand what is going on with my body during this strange menopausal phase. However, I hate it when I get a good book with great information and it ends up with a suggestion to buy some product from the author.... to be it deducts some of the author's legitimacy as their premise is weakened as the book ends up to be a sales promotion tool instead of a knowledge tool.
This is yet another diet that tells people to avoid things that can have serious long-term health effects, such as processed foods and sugars. The hormone diet’s focus on natural, healthy foods as well as both cardiovascular and strength training exercises makes a great addition to any lifestyle. Even without following the hormone diet specifically, eating healthy foods and getting regular exercise will help you lose weight not only in the immediate future, but for the long haul as well. Though phase 1 has many food rules, it doesn’t necessarily classify as an extreme detox program. It can be viewed more as a clean-eating plan since many whole, fresh, nutrient-dense foods are encouraged.
SARA GOTTFRIED, M.D. is the New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure. After graduating from the physician-scientist training program at Harvard Medical School and MIT, Dr. Gottfried completed her residency at the University of California at San Francisco. She is a board-certified gynecologist who teaches natural hormone balancing in her novel online programs so women can lose weight, detoxify, and feel great. Dr. Gottfried lives in Berkeley, CA with her husband and two daughters. Visit her online at www.SaraGottfriedMD.com.
Another Great book ! This Lady MD knows how hormones increase health in hundreds of ways, throughout our bodies. I learned that about 65 years ago from my MD uncle, who kept my Dad alive and fully functional till age 97, with hormone shots twice a month. Get it and read it. She has the guts to go against the whole medical greed machine of the United States.
After the release of my first book, The Hormone Diet, I received hundreds of emails from people around the globe expressing exuberant relief that they finally found some answers. Many felt as if the book had been written directly for them, and they had at last discovered a solution to their nagging symptoms and hormonal hurdles. People were no longer sweeping their issues under the carpet, making excuses or hitting a wall with no discernible answers. It was exactly why I wrote the book in the first place- -to create a practical guidebook that explains the cause, the effect and the solution, so people can make informed decisions about their own health-- one step at a time. But a lot of readers also requested my three-step wellness plan to be more simply laid out. They wanted a more direct pathway to successful solutions--without the science. And so herein lies The Supercharged Hormone Diet 30-Day plan. I want better health to be accessible to everyone, and this plan is so clear anyone can do it.
Since hormones control our appetite and stimulate metabolism, achieving and maintaining hormonal balance plays an essential role in achieving lasting fat loss. Yes, diet and exercise are important. But the lasting solution must also include sleeping well, conquering inflammation, detoxification, optimizing digestion, limiting stress and introducing supplements or natural (bio-identical) hormone replacement. All of these factors influence our hormonal activity--and, ultimately, our weight-loss success--in truly dramatic ways.
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 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.
When it comes to weight loss, most people don’t think about hormones. But when you develop resistance to your seven major metabolic hormones—cortisol, thyroid, testosterone, growth hormone, leptin, insulin, and estrogen—your body adjusts by increasingly raising your hormone levels and ultimately slowing down your metabolism. And a slower metabolism leads to weight gain and difficulty losing weight. The solution, Dr. Sara Gottfried contends, is to reset the efficiency of your hormones by repairing and growing new hormone receptors.
Dr. Epstein's book is the one I wish I'd read in school and (perhaps the first time anyone has ever said this) also made for excellent beach reading. I came away with knowledge that will allow me to cast a more suspiciously curious eye over the hormone "industry". Which is in part Epstein's main point--endocrinology is partially an industry of supreme marketing, and it always has been.
Belinda Kirkpatrick is an expert naturopath and nutritionist, who specializes in women's health and is especially passionate about hormonal health, fertility management and miscarriage prevention. Belinda is known for her extensive knowledge of natural and conventional treatment in addition to her evidence-based approach to integrative healthcare. 
This is a new revolution in weight loss called "intermittent fasting." Studies have clearly shown that our body responds to the fasting by boosting growth hormone, the hormone that helps build muscle. It involves the avoidance of food intake for one day per week. Now this might seem to counter my viewpoint on cutting calories, but if done properly it will not cause muscle deterioration and can actually help greatly in the treatment of chronic pain and metabolic syndromes.  During your cleanse day you should drink at least 4 liters of warm or cold herbal teas to support the cleansing process. I recommend a combination of herbs with anti-inflammatory and diuretic benefits such as ginger, lemon, blueberry, hibiscus, dandelion, green tea and parsley.  You can consume one or two hard-boiled eggs in the morning or a serving of nuts in the afternoon if you feel overly hungry. 
Adequate estrogen levels are also essential for thinking and memory. Memory loss is a normal fact of life as the brain ages, but the loss is magnified when estrogen declines. A University of Rochester study published in 2013, in the journal Menopause, sheds light on the effect of menopause on cognitive functioning. Researchers followed 117 women, ages forty to sixty, in various stages of menopause and found that those who were in their first year of postmenopause experienced far greater cognitive decline and memory loss than those in perimenopause. Hormone loss was seen as the probable cause.

This section is organized as a chart, showing 40 different hormone lab tests and their corresponding “normal” and “optimal” results for women. It’s a great resource for at-a-glance comparisons after you’ve had your levels tested. Readers can easily check their results against the data anytime, and the best part is that it’s all in one place—no more hunting down the info for each test separately.