I happened to see this lady on Dr. Oz, which I never watch since I work during the day. I have been looking to see why my sense of smell was still so strong and narrowed it down to hormones being off. That is why I got this book. Little did I know it would completely get my IBS under control like nothing, nothing ever has. Yes, it takes while to read it. Then, based off what you get for your scores, you have to create your own plan. But I got my numbers, ordered my supplements off Amazon, and within days I was feeling so much better. It has helped my inflammation, my anxiety, and my IBS. I am off all prescription pills I was on for all those. Not only that, but for the first time in years, I am not cold all the time. I still take my thyroid meds, and will just because it takes so long to find the right dose, but for years, I was cold all the time. Not any more. My metabolism is kicking in. As for losing weight, I really don't care if I do or not since I have gotten all the above. But, I have. Just by being able to deal with my IBS, I can actually get out and run like I used to. This book was life changing for me. If you really want to feel good and think your hormones have anything to do with it, buy this book! It helped my arthritis, my thyroid, my anxiety, and my IBS. If it would have helped only one of those, I would have praised it. Take the time to go through the book and rate yourself. If this could have been rated 100 stars, I would have rated it so. And it did help my sense of smell not be so overwhelming, leading to my IBS acting up.

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.

Turner gives a good basic background on endocrine imbalances and even helps the reader pinpoint what hormones their body is producing in excess or not enough of. I found some of her suggestion very helpful and she shed some new light on inflammation in the body, but over all the book wasn't well put together. It could be better formatted for easier understanding and flow. She doesn't make certain things clear, e.g. She clearly states to avoid caffeine yet a chapter or so later she encourages rea ...more
Nitric oxide (NO) is an unusual chemical messenger. NO mediates blood vessel relaxation when produced by endothelial cells. When produced by macrophages, NO contributes to the cytotoxic function of these immune cells. NO also functions as a neurotransmitter and neuromodulator in the central and peripheral nervous systems. The effects on blood vessel tone and neuronal function form the basis... [Show full abstract]

Menopause: According to projections by consumer reports in the Unites States, 25 million women will hit menopause within the next decade. Contrary to popular belief, menopause, which can begin as early as 40 years of age, is not just about estrogen decline. Supplies of other hormones such as progesterone, testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) also tend to dry up, right along with the skin, hair, eyes and libido. So many women come to my office intensely frustrated with the unwelcome changes in their body during this phase of life, especially an annoying thickening of the waistline. Other common symptoms of menopause include hot flashes, difficulty sleeping, headaches, heart palpitations, poor memory and concentration, urinary urgency or incontinence, vaginal dryness, changes in the appearance of skin and hair and emotional changes including depression, anxiety and irritability.
I know from clinical trials and from treating thousands of my own patients that progesterone levels are the earliest to decline—and they drop fast! You can have a low progesterone level as early as your late twenties. This is significant for two reasons. First, irritability, loss of enjoyment of life, and trouble sleeping are not due to stress, working hard, or getting older (though these do not help). They’re caused by hormone imbalance, such as low levels of progesterone, and are easily fixed.
Drawing on current research and the programs she has developed and used to help thousands of women, she offers clear, concise action plans for what to remove and add to our daily diet to regain hormonal balance, including guides for specific conditions and more than 125 easy-to-prepare, flavorful, and anti-inflammatory recipes that are free of gluten, dairy, soy, corn, and nightshades and low in sugar.
This is an amazing read. It's pact full of information in a fun way that reads nicely and made me smile. I would recommend this book to young adults on up. As a female, I found this information to be very helpful and I wish that when doctors talked about birth control they explained what we where choosing for our body. I can not express how impactful the information on this book is. This will help me giggle over my daughters, especially with the preteen/ teen age. Don't worry I will also laugh about myself while eating some chocolate cake.... or ice-cream for breakfast!
I like to check out diet books from the library to look at their recipes, because I figure they're probably lower in fat. I don't usually care to follow the diet, because I think that there's really only way to lose weight and keep it off for me (watching what I eat and exercise). I'm not into crash diets, but I did think that this was educational for me, since I actually did read it and not just look at the recipes.
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.
Estrogen, which is also present in men (although at a much lower level), has a big job to do for women. For example, estrogen regulates female sexual characteristics. In puberty, this hormone is responsible for the growth of curvaceous hips and full breasts. Estrogen also builds the uterine lining during the first part of a woman’s menstrual cycle, in preparation for possible pregnancy. If pregnancy does not occur, this lining is sloughed off as a period.
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.
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.
DHEA is the raw ingredient of many hormones and an excellent indicator of your adrenal health. Because DHEA is a precursor to testosterone, replenishing it helps the body make more of its own natural testosterone. Studies show that the level of DHEA in your body also directly correlates with longevity. Perhaps one reason is that DHEA lowers total cholesterol and LDL (i.e., the “bad” cholesterol).
Finally, a doctor who addresses more 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).

Progesterone plays a role in embryo implantation, too. People think miscarriages and an inability to conceive are very mysterious and complicated. In medical school, I was taught that the most common reason for miscarriages is chromosomal abnormalities, and that it’s nature’s way of taking care of business. In fact, it turns out that miscarriages are usually caused by progesterone deficiency. When progesterone is prescribed, women are able to get pregnant and stay pregnant. It’s also reassuring to know that progesterone is safe to take when you’re trying to get pregnant and during pregnancy. Women who wait until their thirties to get pregnant may be surprised to learn they may have a progesterone deficiency.

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.
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. ...more
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.
I liked the stories, but I was kinda looking for it to be broken down differently, more linearly, I guess. I woulda preferred a history of the major hormones from the first conception they existed through to more modern times, like I've seen in other histories of science. I felt she jumped into the middle of the history of certain hormones much of the time to get the better story and hook readers when I wanted the boring bits that got us to the middle. It is fun read with a lot of resources for further research. Just not what I was looking for
This was a great read! I'm 52 yrs old and have been gaining weight over the last several years. I've never had a weight problem and especially never gained weight in my stomach. I've been thinking it's hormonal and inflammation for quite some time. I've been conscious of my carb intake and generally eat pretty well but can't seem to lose the 20 lbs to get me to my ideal weight. Dr. Tami's book is easy to understand and helps explain where and why I've been struggling to lose weight. Today is Day 1 of my cleanse. Felt good to rid myself of dairy, sugar, bread and coffee...easier than I thought and the green smoothies were great! Looking forward to seeing results. Will update at the end of the cleanse!
I came across this book after hours of research. I am 32 years old and have endometriosis. After my second child was born I had been having a hard time loosing weight-it was coming off but very slowly. I was also exhausted, cranky, and many other things that endometriosis brings on. Knowing all that I know about having this disease is that it causes various hormone imbalances. I am a firm believer in using diet to regulate and that is how I found this book. I started 3 weeks ago and I noticed immediate changes. I lost 6 lbs and only now have 3 to go to make it to my pre-baby weight, although I have to say that is just the added bonus. I feel so much better, I can get out of bed in the morning without feeling sluggish and I am not nearly as moody. I definitely recommend this book to people with any of the hormone imbalances that Natasha talks about. Endometriosis is something I'll have for the next 20 years and I feel like I've found a way to manage it.
The concept of eating your carbs early in the day, with the intention that you will have a better chance of burning them off, could actually be setting you up for cravings all day long. Eating a starchy carb, like potatoes or beans early in the day will cause more cravings later in the day, so I suggest you only eat one carb in your last meal. Eating carbs later in the day is proven to raise our serotonin levels, a "feel-good chemical" in our brain, which helps us sleep, and sleep is one of the most important fat-burning activities.
If you’re a fan of natural herbal therapies, “New Menopausal Years” provides hundreds of remedies focused on menopause. The remedies cover menopause from start to finish. You’ll find complete descriptions of the most commonly used herbs, along with recipes for bone and heart health. The book also takes a more spiritual approach, using the voice of Grandmother Growth to guide you through your journey.
Perk up your ears and imagine sitting next to me as the curtain is about to rise on the opening night of a concert. The orchestra consists of strings, wind, and percussion sections, each tuning up with dissonant sounds. Initially, there is a kind of chaos as orchestra members practice and refine the parts they play in the performance that’s about to begin. Yet slowly the instruments begin to work together in harmony. They become a cohesive unit as the curtain goes up, and the performance transports you. In many ways, your hormones, which control the functions of organs and tissues in your body, are similar to a philharmonic. Hormones must balance and work in concert with one another to create optimal health. In perimenopause or menopause, too little or too much of one hormone causes an imbalance in others and can set off a chain reaction of dysfunction. This imbalance is common, because our hormones rarely decline at exactly the same rate and pace.
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Written by a Naturopathic Doctor, this book is such an excellent resource for learning about the hormones in our body and what happens when they are out of balance. I found it extremely fascinating and helpful to get the background and explanations on which hormones will pack on weight and which ones will help to lose weight and the things we can do to have optimal health.

I came across this book after hours of research. I am 32 years old and have endometriosis. After my second child was born I had been having a hard time loosing weight-it was coming off but very slowly. I was also exhausted, cranky, and many other things that endometriosis brings on. Knowing all that I know about having this disease is that it causes various hormone imbalances. I am a firm believer in using diet to regulate and that is how I found this book. I started 3 weeks ago and I noticed immediate changes. I lost 6 lbs and only now have 3 to go to make it to my pre-baby weight, although I have to say that is just the added bonus. I feel so much better, I can get out of bed in the morning without feeling sluggish and I am not nearly as moody. I definitely recommend this book to people with any of the hormone imbalances that Natasha talks about. Endometriosis is something I'll have for the next 20 years and I feel like I've found a way to manage it.
I'm giving this 3 stars because I didn't learn anything NEW from reading this book. It was recommended to me by someone who told me it had the most current and up to date info regarding BHRT. Apparently nothing has changed in the last 10+ years. So I recommend this only if you are a novice just learning about BHRT. If you have read other books on the subject by authors such as John Lee, Christine Northrup or Suzanne Somers, I doubt you will learn anything new.

Along with advice for weight loss, Dr. Natasha Turner provides recommendations for anti-inflammatory detox, nutritional supplements, exercise, sleep, stress management, toxin-free skin care, and natural hormone replacement combined with a diet plan—all incorporated into a 3-step wellness program focused on the essentials of hormone balance for lasting health.

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.


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
I'm giving this 3 stars because I didn't learn anything NEW from reading this book. It was recommended to me by someone who told me it had the most current and up to date info regarding BHRT. Apparently nothing has changed in the last 10+ years. So I recommend this only if you are a novice just learning about BHRT. If you have read other books on the subject by authors such as John Lee, Christine Northrup or Suzanne Somers, I doubt you will learn anything new.
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.

The idea behind this book is not just intriguing, but probably true. Ordinary unguided diet and exercise may not help most people lose weight and regain a proper quality of health simply because their road to health is being blocked by hormonal imbalances. The author suggests that the process of healing should begin with a liver cleansing/detox, followed by entry into quite a restrictive diet, gradually adding back foods into the diet that are well tolerated by the individual patient. She provides extensive checklists intended to help the patient identify particular hormonal difficulties, and she provides suggestions that are plausible for dealing with each one. The greater span of the idea seems very good and probably effective for many people. As I see it, the whole thing is grossly impractical for most people. It is possible for anyone at all to start, if they are willing to buy her particular line of cleansing/detox products. Beyond that, the diet suggested is quite restrictive and may not be possible for everyone to implement, at least quickly. Part of the problem for many people is less time available to shop and prepare their food. So, knowing they should have a diet that requires more attention is not necessarily a practical help. Finally, although I should point out that I'm not the right sort of doctor to make medical pronouncements, I really think that the chemistry of the endocrine system is more intricate and trickier than her check lists foresee. The results are too easily confused, and the family of tissues which actually contribute to the hormone mix is larger---much larger---than our high school textbooks may have suggested. It seems to me much better to measure biochemically for imbalances than to infer it from the checklists (not very detailed check lists). That part seems a little off to me. If this program were to be undertaken in a retreat setting where someone else were doing the logistics of food preparation, and if actual hormonal testing were available, then I think this would probably work great---just wonderful results. It's a good idea. Not many people will be able to make it work from the book as written. Separately, I think the book could have been written a good deal better, but, then, I didn't write it---so I ought not complain about that.
Fortunately, between my own training and self-education, I’ve learned how I can manage my imbalance naturally without the aid of medications and other treatments. Many people are not that fortunate and require medications and treatments and while this post isn’t specifically for you, these books may still help you learn some new ways you can help take care of yourself in a way that promotes healthy hormone levels. This post is mostly for those who think they have an imbalance but haven’t been able to be diagnosed, and for those women who are tired of feeling “off” and not knowing what is wrong with them. Chances are regardless of what other issues you might be dealing with, wonky hormones are not helping the situation.
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