For many of us, simply learning about what is actually supposed to happening down there can help us figure out what is going wrong. It’s somewhat shocking and embarrassing how many women have no idea what the stages of their cycle are, what happens during each one, and why it’s important to have a regular cycle (if you are not on a birth control medication or have an IUD or something that may alter the naturally occurring cycle).
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
Explaining why women between the ages of 35 and 50 often experience significant changes in mood, weight, sex drive, and general well-being due to hormonal imbalances, this guide shows women how to regain control of their hormones—and their lives—and feel good again through natural means. Women who have had long-standing physical and emotional complaints written off by doctors as normal or genetic are provided with step-by-step solutions to such hormone-related problems as weight gain, fibroids, sex-drive doldrums, adult acne, depression, anxiety, irritability, chronic fatigue, and facial hair. Perimenopausal women will be able to regain control of their health by putting together a game plan for renewal—including hormone balancing and weight management plans that will help them feel better—with dramatic, life-changing results.
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
"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."
You will find many hormone issues, you may have wondered about for a long time or never knew existed. Is it true that semen makes you happy when swallowing it? Will nipple-twiddling of pregnant women really effect the onset of labour or remain just a fun thing to do? Is it an urban legend or scientific fact that women on the pill change the sex of fish in the Themes? Is it true that girlfriends can synchronize their menstruation? And other essential questions for the not-too-squeamish. Other issues include breast and prostate cancer, baldness, body hair, ageing and JFK's severe hormone syndrome. And everything you need to know about teenagers, of course. Such as that it would be a very good idea to change school hours for adolescents.
This is yet another diet that tells people to avoid things that can have serious long-term health effects, such as processed foods and sugars. The hormone diet’s focus on natural, healthy foods as well as both cardiovascular and strength training exercises makes a great addition to any lifestyle. Even without following the hormone diet specifically, eating healthy foods and getting regular exercise will help you lose weight not only in the immediate future, but for the long haul as well. Though phase 1 has many food rules, it doesn’t necessarily classify as an extreme detox program. It can be viewed more as a clean-eating plan since many whole, fresh, nutrient-dense foods are encouraged.
Twelve years ago when I still worked in the trenches of conventional medicine (before I spun off to start my own integrative and functional medicine practice), I figured there had to be a better way to fill the gaps that patients encounter between what they struggle with and what mainstream medicine offers. Not everyone can see these gaps, but one helpful illustration … [Read More...]
One of the most informative books I’ve read on hormonal imbalances and the countless problems that ensue. There are many quizzes to determine which imbalance(s) are likely, and the proper steps to correct the imbalance(s). Most of it does deal with diet, exercise and supplements, but they are catered to the specific issues that need to be corrected. And the author gives a good explanation on the importance of detoxing before attempting to lose weight. Overall, I think the solutions given are man ...more
We live in a culture of partial truths when it comes to food and alcohol. We tend to exaggerate our assets and minimize our liabilities. I used to do it too. I would go out on a Friday night and feel like a rock star after a few drinks, and not be honest about the bad behaviors and experiences that followed: the munchies and overeating, the unkind comments that I made … [Read More...]
The reason I chose this book here was it was written by a female doctor, who had hopefully experienced what I had in terms of food and hormones. I had hoped she had done as much research as was necessary to not just offhandedly quote people who are not in the medical profession or conducted studies as authorities. Unfortunately, some of the people mentioned are chiropractors, health mentors, and others...not that it is a problem at all, if you have the scientific data to back it up.

SO funny. And serious. But seriously funny. My favorite quote: "No one wants to tell the kids what happened to the remains of Charlotte the spider (of Charlotte's Web) after she spun her miraculous web to save Wilbur the pig, then had her babies and gracefully passed. In reality, Charlotte's cheerful, tiny offspring, which appear at the end of the story, would have devoured their mother's dead body as their first meal, as newly hatched spiders are known to do" (p. 194).
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.
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
Dr. Turner ND has changed the way she works with her Naturopathic and Nutritionist team members within Clear Medicine Wellness Boutique, as each has direct access to her for case consultations, input, and suggestions via text, email and phone at most times. Dr. Turner ND’s past experience providing similar services for a nutrition and wellness franchise created the perfect platform for her to work in this capacity with her very own team.  Practitioners meet with Dr. Turner ND every Thursday for case and clinical education.
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.
My intense efforts failed because they only served to make my hormonal imbalance, the true underlying cause of my weight gain, worse. Unbeknownst to me, I had a deficiency of thyroid hormone going on in the background. The imbalance only grew worse because the physical stress associated with excessive caloric restriction and overexercising actually increased the negative impact on my thyroid hormone deficiency and further slowed my metabolism. After this, three things quickly became very clear to me. First, weight loss is by no means only about calories in versus calories out--hormonal balance needed to be added to the equation. Second, hormones are very powerful substances that influence many aspects of our health and well-being. And third, the level of one hormone impacts another, which established the need to think "big picture" when it comes to weight loss.

Think about what drew you to this book in the first place. Do you have trouble dragging yourself out of bed in the morning? Do you experience uncontrollable sugar cravings at 3 p.m.? Nagging PMS every month? Interrupted sleep patterns? Do you get stressed out just sitting in your office? Do you have difficulty coping with every task? Bloating after meals? Skin that has lost its luster or tone? Belly fat that just won't go away? The list can go on and on, and I am willing to bet that many of you experience some of these frustrations every day. Believe it or not, these aren't just factors that make you feel bad. They are impacting your ability to lose weight!
Toxic Estrogen: Researchers have now identified excess estrogen to be as great a risk factor for obesity--in both sexes--as poor eating habits and lack of exercise. There are two ways to accumulate excess estrogen in the body: we either produce too much of it on our own or acquire it from our environment or diet. We are constantly exposed to estrogen-like com£ds in foods that contain toxic pesticides, herbicides and growth hormones. A premenopausal woman with estrogen dominance will likely have PMS, too much body fat around the hips and difficulty losing weight. Menopausal women and, yes, men too, may experience low libido, memory loss, poor motivation, depression, loss of muscle mass and increased belly fat.
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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.
Dr. Henry’s laboratory has made major contributions to the understanding of vitamin D metabolism, particularly regulation of the production of the active vitamin D hormone by the kidney. She pioneered the use of cell culture systems to study renal vitamin D metabolism. A related area of research focus is the regulation of gene expression in the kidney by 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3. In addition to peer-reviewed research articles, Dr. Henry has authored chapters for the books Vitamin D and Handbook of Physiology, as well as the chapter on “Vitamin D Metabolism” for this Encyclopedia.
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.