I wrote “The Hormone Cure” to help women everywhere take their health and happiness into their own hands. It’s a tool for educating yourself, assessing your personal situation, learning the applicable science, and finally understanding the steps you can take to restore balance. It is a myth that getting older is synonymous with feeling moody, tired, and unsexy. You may have believed this before, but let’s just ditch that faulty logic at the door right now. The truth is that your hormones want to be in balance—all it takes from you is a little knowledge and application.
The newly revised and updated Hormones, Second Edition provides a comprehensive treatment of human hormones, viewed in light of modern theories of hormone action and in the context of current understanding of subcellular and cellular architecture and classical organ physiology. Each chapter presents a physiological description of the hormone system under consideration, followed by a listing of the mode-of-action of the hormone. This book includes significant advances in the molecular biology of receptors, hormones, and studies of hormone action that have transpired over the past five years. The text updates the material on enzymes related to steroid metabolism and new hormone systems, as well as providing a new chapter on hormones and cancer.

Discover how to feel your best and balance your hormones, naturally. Healthy Hormones is about making small and realistic changes to help your body function at its optimum level. Naturopath Belinda Kirkpatrick helps you understand your hormones and provides easy ways to manage symptoms, hormonal conditions and fertility through diet and lifestyle. Expert nutritional advice and lifestyle tips are combined with answers to the many questions that women have asked Belinda during a decade of clinical practice. Healthy Hormones features 50 deliciously healthy family recipes, specially created, styled and photographed by recipe developer Ainsley Johnstone. The dishes are tailored around hormone-balancing ingredients and nutrient-dense fertility foods.
Cortisol is also responsible for dumping sugar into the bloodstream (you need immediate energy for the fight-or-flight response). The trouble is that sugar makes our bodies produce insulin to deal with it. Insulin is secreted by the pancreas and released into the blood when glucose levels rise, such as following a meal. The insulin lowers the glucose level in the blood by transporting the glucose to the cells. When there is more glucose than the cells need at that moment, the insulin stores the excess sugar as fat. Over time the amount of insulin rises, which increases the desire and craving for more sugar in order to fill the insulin receptors. Sugar addiction has been compared to heroin addiction, due to these receptors shouting to be fed. This is one of the reasons stress causes you to gain weight and makes it almost impossible for you to lose weight. My 30-Day Plan will help you change this.
Although it may seem like strange advice, chase your evening meal containing your starchy carb with a small amount of tomato juice.  It’s the natural acidic quality of this tasty drink that offers us weight-loss benefits. Drinking something acidic after your meal is also known to reduce the glycemic load (or blood sugar impact), which then blunts the increase of insulin and leads to less sugar being stored as fat.
Summary AninterestingissuerelatestothefactthatmanyhormonesonthemarkettodayarenotregulatedbytheFoodandDrugAdministration(FDA)therebymakingthepurityofthesehormonesquestionableandthedosesvariable.Onemightwonderwhysomehomonesaretermed‘dietarysupplements’andarenotregulatedbytheFDA,whileothersarestrictlyregulatedandsoldonlywithprescrip-tionsfrommedicaldoctors.Dietarysupplementsareproductsintendedfordigestionasasupplementtothediet.Theseincludevitamins,minerals,herbsandmanyotherplant-derivedsubstances.Theseagentsmaynotbesoldastreatmentsorcures,butmaybesoldasdietarysupplements.Althoughtermeddietarysupplements,thesefoodadditivescanbeidenticaltohormonesknowntocirculateinthebody.FurtherinformationonthistopicisavailablefromtheFDA.Thefocusoftheprecedingdiscussionhasbeenonthehormonalsystemsthathavebeenwellcharacterized.Whilesome evidence of the interactions among hormonalsystemshasbeenpresented,thisisacomplextopiclyingatthebordersofourknowledge.Recently,therehavebeennumerousreportsadvocatingtheuseofhormonaltreat-mentsfordisordersrangingfromreducedsexdrive(e.g.DHEA)tojetlag(e.g.melatonin).Thenewsmediabroadcasts‘miracle’curespromotingtheuseofhormonestoenhanceimmunefunction,slowdowntheageingprocessandincreasesexdrive.Becausehormonesarecapableoftravellinginthebloodtositesalloverthebody,theseagentscanhaveabroadimpactthroughoutthebody;thus,itisimpossibletofocushormoneadministrationsolelyontheproblem(e.g.jetlag)oneistryingtocombat.Someaspectsofresearchonhormonaltreatmentsare‘immature’:often,long-termsideeffectsofthesesub-stanceshavenotbeenevaluated.Medicaldoctorswhoadvocatetheuseofhormones,suchasmelatonin,maycitethefactthatextremelyhighdosesofmelatoninwillnotkilllaboratoryanimals.Certainly,one’scriteriafortreatmentshouldnotsimplybewhetherornotadministrationofthedrugwill leadto death;thus, one should resist thetemptationtousehormonesunnecessarilyuntillong-termclinicalstudiesareconductedtodeterminewhetheranyunforeseensideeffectsresultfromtheiruse.Inadditiontounanticipatedlong-termsideeffects,onehormonalsystemtypicallyinteractswithotherhormonalsystems;forexample,hormonesoftheimmunesystem,calledcytokines,interactwithnumerousotherhormones,includinggonadalsteroids,glucocorticoids,prolactinandthyroidhormone.Thus,alteringonehormoneconcentra-tiontypicallyhasfar-rangingeffectsonnumerousotherhormonalsystems.Unforeseensideeffectsofself-treat-mentwithhormonescanbearesult.Theknowledgeofhowhormonesaffectthebody,fromtheprecedingsections,togetherwiththesecautionarynoteswillhopefullyprovideatheoreticalframeworkwithinwhichthereadercanevaluateongoingresearchinbehaviouralendocrinology.

I am completely impressed with The Hormone Diet. It is professionally written and the writing has personality. It is written by an ND – a Naturopathic Doctor. In the acknowledgements, the author says a MD – medical doctor – reviewed the book to offer their suggestions and opinions. Additionally, it is full of research, and it is structured in a way that is pleasing to read (the chapters are broken up with lots of subheadings and sections, and several diagrams and charts). It is a long book (480 ...more

This book answered questions that I didn't even know were related to PCOS. I now have a list of different test I want the Doctor to run to see if I can remedy some of my symtoms. I also realized why my insulin spike after I started taking Mircette BCP but my doctor at the time said it would help with some of my symptoms and instead it made me 20 times worse. But now that I am informed I can do something about this.
EPSTEIN: When we say study, we tend now to think of the randomised clinical controlled trial. You know, you have one sample here. You compare it to another. When they were doing studies, they were doing sort of weird experiments on people and dogs and all kind of things. So there was Harvey Cushing. He was one of the first people to talk about that pituitary tumors can really muck you up and like send a lot of hormones awry. But here's what he tried to do that didn't work out that's kind of a wacky experiment. He had a 48-year-old man that had a pituitary tumor that was making him have double vision and headaches and other endocrine issues. And Harvey Cushing thought, what if we take a nice, healthy pituitary of a baby that just died if there is a newborn that didn't make it and just implant that in this old man, and then we just revive him and he'd be back to normal. Newspapers got a hold of it, as media tends to do. And there were wonderful headlines like baby brain, you know, broken brain fixed by baby. And it went wild in terms of, wow, we can now cure broken, old brains. And, spoiler alert, let's just say that we don't replace baby pituitary glands into grownups when they have pituitary tumors anymore.
This book takes a hollistic approach to treating womens health issues. Includes a 14 day detox diet to help pinpoint foods that cause inflammation and ruin hormonal balance, as well as beneficial food lists. I like this book overall, but it fell short because it lacked citations of sources so that readers could take the book with a little more credibility to their Western doctors when they are seeking diet-based treatment vs drugs and surgeries.
That brings us to the first meal of the day, which is crucial for setting up the metabolic tone for the day. I eat around 7 a.m. with my family – my husband, David Gottfried, and two daughters. I take 3 deep breaths before I eat because my old habit was to skip breakfast or shovel it in while speed-reading The New York Times. Distracted eating raises cortisol, your main stress hormone.
I have read this book twice now and have it all highlighted and marked up. When I'm starting to feel bad and unhealthy, this is the go to book to get back on track with my health and feeling good again. The recipes in this book are easy and actually pretty good. You will learn so much about how all the different hormones work together in your body.

This is a post I’ve had on my mind for quite a long time and it’s taken me an embarrassingly long time to get around to writing it. I’ve been pretty open about the fact that I have a hormone imbalance, largely due to having both an ovary and fallopian tube removed as a teen thanks to an ovarian cyst gone wild. At times of stress (like when I was in serious overtraining mode) it gets worse, and times when I’m keeping control of my stressors and doing all the things I know I should be doing, you wouldn’t even know I had an issue.
Anthony W. Norman received his A.B. from Oberlin College in 1959, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1961 and 1963, respectively, from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Following postdoctoral work in Paul D. Boyer’s group at UCLA, in 1964 he joined the Department of Biochemistry at University of California, Riverside, as an Assistant Professor. From 1976 to 1981 he served as Chair of the department and currently holds a Presidential Chair and is a Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Norman has also been active for some 25 years in medical education on the UC-Riverside campus and at UCLA through participation in the UR/UCLA Program in Biomedical Sciences, of which he was Dean and Director from 1986 to 1991.
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Now symptom free, Magdalena shares her practical, proven knowledge so other women may benefit. In Cooking for Hormone Balance, she draws on current research to explain the essential role food plays in keeping our hormones in harmony, and offers easy, flavorful recipes to help us eat our way to good health. She also offers clear, concise action plans for what to remove and add to our daily diet to regain hormonal balance, including guides for specific conditions.

Think about the average woman you know. Is she overworked? Short on time? Spread too thin? Zapped of energy? Frazzled and stressed? Missing her libido? Tired of feeling tired all the time? It’s no surprise that, being in this state day in and day out, most women reach for a quick fix diet, energy boost, or drugs that our doctors promise us will solve our problems.
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