Conservative cardio workouts are also recommended – about four times a week for 30 minutes. The idea is not to overdo it, since excessive calories combined with overexercising only increase the negative effect on a thyroid hormone deficiency, which slows down metabolism. Interval training is recommended over long endurance training. So exercise gently, and gradually make strength training part of your routine, which will maintain the muscle that you are building.

I didn't buy this for the "lose weight" aspect of it, I bought it for the hormonal information. I actually thought there was nothing more I could learn about balancing, etc. but what I learned in this book was priceless. I've trouble with my thyroid and have been trying to deal with it w/out medication and what I learned in this about the connections was so helpful.
“I was (an am) unsure about how I am related to my old self, or to myself from year to year. The hormonal profile of an individual determines much of the manifest personality. If you skew the endocrine system,you loose the pathways to the self. When endocrine patterns change it alters the way you think and feel. One shift in the pattern tends to trip another.”

I will spotlight testosterone exclusively in the next chapter because of this hormone’s enormous significance for women—and its lack of attention from the medical community. Women have been afraid of testosterone supplementation for good reason. Years ago, the side effects of testosterone-replacement hormones were sometimes frightening, including growth of hair on the face, acne, bad temper, and other problems. We now know that these effects were due to high doses given to women. Today, the medical community agrees that women should receive only a fraction of the amount given to men.
It’s common for so many of us to start eating less when we recognize our weight is failing to come off. For me personally, I know this all too well. I gained more than 25 pounds even though I was exercising an hour a day and counting every calorie. The more I strived, the harder I failed. And here's why: When we cut calories so drastically, we cause a significant amount of stress on our bodies. This increases our stress hormone cortisol, which only sabotages our effort as it causes our appetite for comfort foods to surge and is also associated with increased belly fat, even for people who are otherwise thin.  When one focuses on losing weight this way, it only inhibits our thyroid hormone’s ability to function properly, slowing down our metabolism.
In Dr. Turner’s previous bestselling books, she taught you how to identify and solve hormonal imbalances. In The Hormone Boost, she focuses on optimizing what’s right and includes a revolutionary plan that has been proven effective for everyone, not just those experiencing symptoms of hormone disruption. With more than 60 recipes and a simple Pick-4 guide to creating meals, smoothies, and salads, the book makes getting the right balance of carbs, fat, and protein easy.
Insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar. It is the ONLY hormone that is always telling your body to store energy as fat. See page 7 for more information on insulin excess. Not too high, not too low. Excess insulin (Insulin Resistance or Metabolic Syndrome) usually arising as a result of poor diet, lack of exercise, excess alcohol consumption, stress or sleep deprivation. Great sleep and stress management; detoxification; hormonally balanced nutrition and supplements; exercise (particularly strength training); additional recommendations in Chapter 11, pages 190-93 if you need targeted help for excess insulin.
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 more whole foods, do more yoga, etc. But it is a nice affirmation of the changes I have been conte ...more
Understanding the science of how our bodies work is important, but personal stories from others can really help us connect and learn. “Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause” provides key information and dispels myths about menopause, while also including stories from women about their own experiences. The book’s goal is to help you become more comfortable with menopause and know your treatment options.
In Hormones, Health, and Happiness, Dr. Hotze discusses symptoms of women and men in midlife, which include fatigue, weight gain, headaches, depression, insomnia, hot flashes, joint and muscle pain, brain fog, loss of interest in sex, allergies, and recurrent infections, to name a few, and addresses their solutions. His comprehensive eight-point wellness program will help you strengthen your immune system, balance your hormones, and increase your energy level.
For the last twenty years, this Harvard-MIT educated physician has helped thousands of women address the root hormonal causes of what bothers them most: excess weight, lack of energy, aging, and illness. Going beyond her bestselling The Hormone Cure, this program is the next generation of her deep understanding of hormonal optimization for rapid weight loss.
This book is great for those who are aware of their hormone imbalance, and would like to take a naturopathic approach to balancing hormones. I went to an endocrinologist, and found that my sex hormones are completely out of whack. I found myself suffering from hormonal acne, stress and weight gain despite my healthy lifestyle. The Hormone Diet, helped put everything into perspective for me. It provides great information about hormones and their functions, supplements necessary to achieve balance ...more
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.
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.
I was looking for a book that gave me information about changing hormones and losing some of the weight I had gained during menopause. This was a 2 for 1 for me. I like the outline of the book in that you can jump to the sections that apply to me and skip those that don't. I didn't go for the "supplement product buy", but instead took the information about them and bought at my local health food store. I'm down 20 lbs in 3 months and still losing. I don't follow the book 100%, but the 11 day detox was a great starter. I have more energy, my mood has improved and I'm sleeping better. I highly recommend this book!

Progesterone is the valium that bathes the female mind and helps reduce anxiety. Remember, it is the peaceful hormone. When I had hormone trouble in my early forties, progesterone deficiency was my biggest issue. Progesterone is the culprit when women balancing work and home responsibilities experience increased frustration with the details of life, and need to exert more control to keep their cool. That’s what happened to me.

Dr. Norman's biomedical research career has focused on the mechanism of action of the vitamin D family of steroids. His chief contributions to these areas of cellular and molecular endocrinology have played a pivotal role in defining the boundaries of this research domain via discoveries that have opened new areas of investigation. The first of these was the discovery in 1968, and chemical characterization in 1971, of the hormonally active form of vitamin D, 1a,25(OH)2-vitamin D3. Subsequent achievements include the discovery and characterization of the nuclear receptor for 1a,25(OH)2D3, the clinical evaluation of 1a,25(OH)2D3 in renal osteodystrophy, articulation of the concept of the vitamin D endocrine system, the importance of 1a,25(OH)2D3 to insulin secretion and the discovery of a new rapid, nongenomic, signal transduction process for 1a,25(OH)2D3.
As women grow older, many struggle to lose weight. Unlike men their age, women more often suffer from sleep problems, osteoporosis, and depression. Some even feel as though they age faster and less gracefully than their male counterparts. While there is ample discussion in the medical community about the effects of estrogen loss, more than ninety percent of women over age forty-five suffer from low testosterone levels. Dr. Tami Meraglia wants women to know that a healthy dose of testosterone can help you slim down, improve your moods, lower your risk for cardiac disease, increase energy and libido, prevent osteoporosis, enhance skin tone and texture, and possibly even prevent cognitive decline.

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 ...more


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.


This book taught me so much about my own hormonal system to the point where I was filled with a sense of pride and wonder. It taught me about the myth of synchronized cycles, female behavior during ovulation, specific types of female hormones, etc. It also taught me that birth control (specifically the pill) was created by men, and how unethical and dangerous it is to not to include females in any medicinal study. Doctor Haselton includes little segments of interesting information throughout the chapters, which is what she did for the myth of synchronized menstrual cycles.The book is written so that anyone can easily understand it, and the formatting is excellent.

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).
I enjoyed reading Dr. Hotze's book: Hormones, Health, and Happiness. What a wealth of information when I needed it. I have been having many health issues discussed in the book, with no success at the doctors office. After reading the book, I located a doctor who runs his practice like the book. I am on the road to recovery using natural supplements recommended in the book. I think that natural supplements should be taught to all people working in the medical field. I am not against doctors, they are a wealth of knowledge. (I really like my doctor's) I believe that their knowledge should be extended to incorporate natural supplements,promote healthy diets, and exercise. Dr. Hotze book inspired me to make changes in my life.

I loved this book and found it to be very informative. I have read quite a few books on balancing hormones but found this one to be more complete as it addresses many different aspects of weight loss and hormone balancing, not just the use of bio-identical progesterone cream. It describes how hormones are affected by stress, depression and ageing, and offers natural and alternative homeopathic solutions, creams, and mind body techniques to bring hormones back into balance.
Inflammation: Digestive disorders, allergies, autoimmune disease, arthritis, asthma, eczema, acne, abdominal fat, headaches, depression and sinus disorders are all associated with chronic inflammation, which has recently become recognized as the root cause of obesity and unhealthy aging. At the 2007 Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium at Harvard University, researchers revealed findings suggesting that inflammation and excess insulin are the major contributors to rising rates of type 2 diabetes and the overall fattening of North America.
“I was (an am) unsure about how I am related to my old self, or to myself from year to year. The hormonal profile of an individual determines much of the manifest personality. If you skew the endocrine system,you loose the pathways to the self. When endocrine patterns change it alters the way you think and feel. One shift in the pattern tends to trip another.” 

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I feel the diet is also very misleading. Dr. Gottfried gives you 7 resets that are supposed to last for 3 days each, but that's not exactly true. Reset 1 is meatless (estrogen reset); Reset 2 is sugar free (insulin); Reset 3 is fruitless (leptin); Reset 4 is caffeine free (cortisol); Reset 5 is Grain Free (thyroid); Reset 6 is dairy free (growth hormone); Reset 7 is toxin free (testosterone). The truth is you are eliminating red meat, alcohol, sugar, fruit, caffeine, grains, dairy and toxins for the entire 21 days. Take a look at the menu she gives you on day 1, the meatless menu:
This book taught me so much about my own hormonal system to the point where I was filled with a sense of pride and wonder. It taught me about the myth of synchronized cycles, female behavior during ovulation, specific types of female hormones, etc. It also taught me that birth control (specifically the pill) was created by men, and how unethical and dangerous it is to not to include females in any medicinal study. Doctor Haselton includes little segments of interesting information throughout the chapters, which is what she did for the myth of synchronized menstrual cycles.The book is written so that anyone can easily understand it, and the formatting is excellent.
i'm sad this was promoted as being helpful for hormonal imbalances whereas really this is just a poorly written, poorly cited and not very effective diet book. if you were eating fast food and processed/refined things prior to following this diet, it might help you to clean out your system and lose weight but this is absolutely not a hormone reset and has very little if any merit to the science of the approach. i can tell you it hasn't worked for me so far, i'm 14 days in, and i'm following it to a T and have spent hundreds on all the extra suggested supplements.
Tami Meraglia, MD, known as “Dr. Tami” to her patients and fans, is double board certified in integrative and natural medicine and aesthetic medicine. She is the medical director of the Vitality Medical Clinic in Seattle, Washington and serves on the advisory board of Douglas Labs, one of the largest medical grade nutraceutical companies in the United States, where she contributes to research and education.
Did you know that vitamin D is a hormone, not a vitamin? It has been called the key that unlocks thousands of enzymatic reactions in your body. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to multiple cancers, depression, and possibly even to multiple sclerosis (MS). Vitamin D is also important in the formation of bone and the prevention of osteoporosis. If you live in a latitude of 35 degrees (as I do in Seattle), you’re not making enough vitamin D from October to April. You will need to supplement.
Hormones regulate our bodies and run our lives—when they’re in balance we feel great, look beautiful, are fertile and sexual, and enjoy every moment of our existence. When they’re out of balance, whether during adolescence, pregnancy, menopause, or from medication or surgically induced, it can lead to devastating conditions like infertility, postpartum depression, insomnia, weight gain, loss of libido, memory loss, and unnecessary tests and surgeries.

The book should be a mandatory read for every woman, and if you only read one of the books in this post make it this one. Alisa has a wealth of knowledge and shares it in a way that is easy to understand. She teaches you how to “live in the flo” so that you are working with your body to support it instead of always trying to fight against it. She has a free app called “MyFLO” (for Apple devices at least, I’m not sure about android) that helps you track your period, symptoms and offers advice and tips.
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