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.
Meet Dr. Sara Gottfried: 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 that women can lose weight, detoxify, and feel great. Dr. Gottfried lives in Berkeley, CA with her husband and two daughters. Visit her online at

Randi Epstein has written a fun, fast-paced medical detective story about the discovery of hormones and what they do in the body. We learn how these chemical signals regulate growth, weight, gender and sexuality, even the bonding of mother and infant. We learn what happens when there is too much of them – think of the fat lady and giant that were once paraded around at the Circus – or too little – the salt craving and exhaustion of Addison’s Disease that afflicted John F Kennedy.
A must-read for all women, Dr. Gottfried is brilliant, relatable and tells it like it is. Even women in their 20s can benefit from the wisdom here about how to listen to our bodies and address imbalances (stress, low sex drive, acne, etc) in a natural way without running straight to pills or prescriptions. What I love about this book is the way Gottfried absolves women of what many feel might be personal shortcomings or genetic life-sentences: Am I doomed to have low sex drive forever? Will I al ...more
After knowing "something" wasn't right in my body, and with all blood work for normal panels and the thyroid test showing normal, my only recourse was checking the hormones. My Gyn Dr is very open minded and he actually believed me when I said something's not right. I am 55, very athletic, not overweight, can work circles around most 22 year olds, and when I suddenly put on 8 lbs and gained 2 inches in my waist in spite of rigorous exercise and a 1400 cal diet, he said let's check the testosterone. We did, and I had NONE, zero, "unable to calculate". He was surprised I hadn't put on more weight and didn't feel really bad. Had I not been fighting "it" I would probably have put on 20 lbs!! Reading this book really explained what's going on in my body and I start on pellets in 2 weeks. It will take me 6-8 months to get back to where I was, but knowing I CAN go back is very reassuring and makes the wait worth it. If you are having any of the "usual" postmenopausal problems, I highly recommend having the testosterone checked, even if it means changing doctors!!
It is little-known that hormones play a crucial ongoing role in our most vital bodily functions. I see countless patients whose busy lives leave them feeling depleted, burnt out and looking for answers. They do not want an extreme approach – nor do they need one. They usually need a reset and to balance their hormones. This 4-week plan outlines nutritional and lifestyle changes to help get your life and your hormones back on track.
I believe anyone can change the way they eat, making adjustments that provide healing. Often your body sends you sacred messages that your food plan needs to change. Perhaps binges, breakouts, or bloating are plaguing you. I have a “food first” philosophy and passionately believe that food is the small hinge that swings the biggest doors when it comes to your health.

Estradiol is the predominant hormone of our youth. In the childbearing years, our ovaries produce mostly estradiol (80 percent) and the rest is equally divided between estriol and estrone. As we enter menopause, the ratio changes, and we produce predominantly estrone. Each of these estrogens is broken down, primarily through the liver, into other estrogens, and each has a role to play in our health and the diseases that affect us.

There are lots of Supercharged Hormone Diet recipes. "The Supercharged Hormone Diet" book provides plenty of recipes. Take note of the many smoothie recipes, especially since smoothies are part of the daily snacks. Other recipes include the ricotta oatmeal pancakes, egg white and goat cheese omelet with avocado and apple, and goat cheese, pear and pine nut spinach salad.
androgen Dihydrotestosterone DHT multiple AR 5-DHT or DHT is a male reproductive hormone that targets the prostate gland, bulbourethral gland, seminal vesicles, penis and scrotum and promotes growth/mitosis/cell maturation and differentiation. Testosterone is converted to 5-DHT by 5alpha-reductase, usually with in the target tissues of 5-DHT because of the need for high concentrations of 5-dht to produce the physiological effects.

If there’s a woman who’s satisfied with her weight and body firmness as she gets older, I haven’t met her. Yet testosterone can make an enormous and surprising difference in both. Take Mary, a thirty-nine-year-old stay-at-home mom and the wife of a construction manager. Her kids were in school, which left her time to enjoy going to the gym and playing tennis. Despite this active lifestyle and a slim body, Mary came to see me about how she could tighten her arms. She was fit, but unhappy that no matter how hard she worked on her arms she couldn’t firm them up. “I’ve stopped wearing sleeveless tops and dresses,” she told me. “I need laser treatment.”
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.
... They can be transported to distant organs to regulate physiology and behavior via the circulatory system. The biosynthesis and secretion of hormones are regulated by other hormones, plasma concentrations of ions or nutrients, neurons and mental activity, and environmental changes [41]. Changes in hormone concentrations can also reflect the state of homeostasis [42]. ...
General Considerations of Hormones. Steroid Hormones: Chemistry, Biosynthesis, and Metabolism. Hypothalamic Releasing Hormones. Posterior Pituitary Hormones. Anterior Pituitary Hormones. Thyroid Hormones. Pancreatic Hormones: Insulin and Glucagon. Gastrointestinal Hormones. Calcium-Regulating Hormones: Vitamin D, Parathyroid Hormone, Calcitonin. Adrenal Corticoids. Hormones of the Adrenal Medulla. Androgens. Estrogens and Progestins. Hormones of Pregnancy and Lactation. Hormones Related to the Kidney and Cardiovascular System. Prostaglandins. Thymus Hormones. Pineal Hormones. Cell Growth Factors. Hormones and Cancer. Appendices.
Earlier this year in January (2012) I suffered from incurable, painful headaches and no pill could cure them or make them feel better. I had a horrible headache every single day in January. I also began to have intense hot flashes and could not sleep at all. I was physically exhausted and miserable because I was in so much pain. I knew my problem was hormonal and so I did what every American does with a computer, I googled it.
The good news is that you can turn this problem around in only twenty-one days. Based on leading scientific research, The Hormone Reset Diet is Dr. Gottfried's proven step-by-step plan designed to help women of all shapes and sizes, ages, and ethnicities lose weight and feel lighter and more energetic. In seven three-day bursts, you'll make specific dietary changes, eliminating metabolism-wrecking foods—meat and alcohol, sugar, fruit, caffeine, grain, dairy, and toxins—to repair your body and reset your hormones. At the end of twenty-one days, Dr. Gottfried shows you how to develop a new personalized food code that enables you to look and feel your best every single day. In addition, this highly practical guide explores the emotional issues that drive cravings, addictions, and habits, offering insights to quench incessant hunger and get your life back. With The Hormone Reset Diet, you can finally shed the weight, feel trim and sexy, restore your hormones and health, and rediscover the body you want.
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.
Dawn M. Cutillo has been in the health field for over 23 years, working specifically with hormone balancing for over 12 years. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and currently owns and operates The Rejuvenation Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Her focus with her clients is on hormone health, detoxification, and weight loss. As the owner of Infinity Health LLC, her national consulting company, she provides weight loss franchises and doctors with education and supplements to aid their clients/patients in balancing hormones and relieving many "subclinical" health issues. She facilitated a small breast cancer study and was published internationally for her unique protocol for stress management. To read her full biography, please visit
To celebrate the re-release of “The Hormone Cure” and to show my gratitude for your unending support, I’m giving away Your Hormone Toolkit (my 39-page quickstart guide to hormone balance), plus my brand new Video Series + PDFs to help you quickly fix your adrenals, reverse food addiction and sugar cravings, and boost energy with proven supplements.