This book was great! It was an easy read! Nisha Jackson provides readers with a great overview of symptoms and options as well. I just recently experienced a doctor(s) who has dismissed my symptoms. Its very frustrating. I'm not sure why doctors don't bring themselves up-to-date with the various tests and treatments. So now I'm on the hunt for a doctor who recognizes perimenopause as an actual imbalance that requires testing and treatment. Until that point, I have started with a progesterone cream which has immediately started to relieve some of my symptoms. Nisha Jackson is very well educated in this field and I highly recommend this book.
That’s why I often hear a familiar story when a new patient comes to my office. I always ask, “Why are you here?” The answer is usually: “I’m not really sick. But I don’t have the energy I used to.” Frequently, a primary-care physician has prescribed an antidepressant or sleeping pills. I point out that the symptoms of depression and insomnia are almost identical to those of hormone imbalance. “First, let’s check to see if you have any hormone deficiencies,” I add. “Maybe we can restore hormone balance without adding prescription drugs that have a long list of side effects.” I want to know why my patients are experiencing a problem, and address that first, rather than to simply treat symptoms.
I'm so glad I gave this book a shot. She walks you through exactly what chapters to read and what chapters to skip based on your exact symptoms. What's even better is that she lays out steps as in what to try first, second, and third in that order. She doesn't jump right in to herbal stuff (which sometimes makes me uncomfortable). For my particular problem, step one started with basic combinations of vitamins to try. Who knew. Within a week or less I started sleeping through the night for the first time in months.
Sara Gottfried, MD is the New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet. After graduating from 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 slow down aging. Dr. Gottfried lives in Berkeley, CA with her husband and two daughters.
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.
Dr. Erika Schwartz is an internationally renowned thought leader and pioneer in the field of prevention, patient centered healthcare, hormone balance, lifestyles, and supplements. Her work integrates body and mind treatments using all modalities. Dr. Erika’s groundbreaking book Don’t Let Your Doctor Kill You exposed the truth about our flawed health care system and empowered patients to take control over their own healthcare.
Turner says most people lose 5 to 12 pounds during the detox. Although the Glyci-Mediterranean diet has not yet been researched, the Mediterranean diet on which it is partly based has been extensively researched. According to the studies, the Mediterranean diet does actually help you lose weight and is linked to a lower likelihood of being overweight or obese. The glycemic-index diet, which emphasizes lower glycemic foods, also has shown short-term weight loss benefits. It's likely that you will lose weight and keep it off, but the focus of the Glyci-Mediterranean diet is on restoring your internal health.
I had seen a Facebook (FB) post by the Food Babe regarding it as I had been doing some research into estrogen dominance and progesterone cream. I was hesitant to buy the book, based off of some of the reviews here on Amazon (see below for money on negative reviews), so I posted in several FB groups related to hormones and overwhelmingly women recommended the book.