This hormone is available over the counter, and I have put some patients on it. It’s one of the “mother hormones,” meaning that many other hormones are made from it. In the list of hormones and what each one comes from, cholesterol is at the top and pregnenolone is next in line. I find that my healthy young patients can correct their hormone imbalances by increasing this raw ingredient.

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 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.
We've always heard the importance of eating three square meals a day, but that's outdated and is interfering with our hormones and causing us to become overweight. When we eat this way, our body takes more dips and spikes than it should, throwing our hormones such as insulin and cortisol out of whack. Waiting too long to eat between meals causes a blood-sugar drop, triggering a stress response in our body, which will only release cortisol. This usually guarantees that we will overeat at our next meal, leading to a blood sugar and insulin spike. Insulin is the only hormone that stores energy as fat. So the more spikes in insulin a person has, the more fat will be locked inside their fat cells. Big surges in insulin almost always lead to more belly fat, hunger and cravings. 

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

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"Gottfried takes a comprehensive look at the most common physical and emotional ailments affecting women and explains why a hormone imbalance may be at their root. Her premise is simple: when a woman’s hormones are in sync, she’s a powerhouse, but when they’re out of whack, they wreak havoc on her body and mind. The book is both fun and an informative read [and] Gottfried’s take on the female body is eye-opening and empowering." (Spirituality and Health)