If you have been unable to lose weight, even with diet and exercise, your hormones are very likely the reason you have not been successful. Our bodies are hard-wired to send us signals when something isn't right, but often we're too busy to hear them begging for attention. Many of us experience signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance every day. Recognizing and treating the subtle signs of hormonal imbalance is essential, yet so many of us have been out of balance for so many years that we don't know how to recognize what "balance" is anymore.
I also explain that our years of perimenopause and menopause are associated with more significant physical changes than at any other time of life, except puberty. Loss of energy is only one of the issues. Unless an MD has taken additional education in integrative medicine or anti-aging (as I have), he/she can easily miss the very real problem of hormone imbalance. Why? Because the traditional medical education that I and other physicians received focuses on diseases and how to treat them, rather than on how to create and maintain wellness.
This may be TMI but I have excess facial hair after having a hormonal IUD (Mirena) removed in December, I’m moody/irritable/angry/negative a lot, my stomach is bloated, I cannot lose weight despite eating all natural foods, I’m having trouble sleeping and feeling fatigued even if I do sleep, I’m stressed out and cannot handle it well, my sex life is non-existent and that’s killing me, was having sugar craving after each meal, low blood pressure, excessive body odor, strange bouts of nausea & vomiting, etc.
Tami Meraglia, MD, known as “Dr. Tami” to her patients and fans, is double board certified in integrative and natural medicine and aesthetic medicine. She is the medical director of the Vitality Medical Clinic in Seattle, Washington and serves on the advisory board of Douglas Labs, one of the largest medical grade nutraceutical companies in the United States, where she contributes to research and education.
Dr Maupin does an excellent job describing in laymen's terms the symptoms of testosterone deficiency in women and the benefits/risks of bio identical hormone replacement. This book is a must read for any peri- or post menopausal woman suffering from fatigue, muscle loss/fat gain, joint pain, lost libido, incontinence and a host of other "normal" symptoms of aging. I have been on hormone pellets for six months and in them have re-discovered the fountain of youth. If you are a woman considering HRT, read this book before taking "traditional" estrogen pills. I have found the pellets to be much more effective in relieving sleep disturbance than the pills, my esthetician noticed the improvement in my skin within a few weeks after replacing testosterone, I no longer take NSAIDS for joint pain, my libido is restored, and I have maintained my 65 lb fat loss. I look and feel great and so can you!

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.


For the last twenty years, this Harvard-MIT educated physician has helped thousands of women address the root hormonal causes of what bothers them most: excess weight, lack of energy, aging, and illness. Going beyond her bestselling The Hormone Cure, this program is the next generation of her deep understanding of hormonal optimization for rapid weight loss.
Going through menopause doesn’t mean you stop being sexy. Author Staness Jonekos, who has gone through it herself, wants women to know they can fight the belly bulge and loss in libido. It may take some work with diet and exercise, but it’s still possible to wear what you want and feel good in your skin. “The Menopause Makeover” provides diet and exercise tips specifically designed for your needs during menopause.
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That brings us to the first meal of the day, which is crucial for setting up the metabolic tone for the day. I eat around 7 a.m. with my family – my husband, David Gottfried, and two daughters. I take 3 deep breaths before I eat because my old habit was to skip breakfast or shovel it in while speed-reading The New York Times. Distracted eating raises cortisol, your main stress hormone.
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).
Hormone secretion is highly organized temporally, achieving optimal biological functioning and health. The master clock located in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of the hypothalamus coordinates the timing of circadian rhythms, including daily control of hormone secretion. In the brain, the SCN drives hormone secretion. In some instances, SCN neurons make direct synaptic connections with... [Show full abstract]
At the time, I was a student and I assumed that the diet and exercise program I was following wasn't strict enough, long enough, or strenuous enough. Naturally I decided that I simply needed to do them both--harder. So, in desperation I added more cardio sessions and further reduced my food intake. The result? I gained another 5 £ds on top of the 20 I had already piled on. How could this be?
The 3rd edition of Hormones offers a comprehensive treatment of the hormones of humans all viewed from the context of current theories of their action in the framework of our current understanding their physiological actions as well as their molecular structures, and those of their receptors. This new edition of Hormones is intended to be used by advanced undergraduates and graduate students in the biological sciences.  It will also provide useful background information for first year medical students as they engage in studies which are increasingly problem-based rather than discipline-focused.  As the field of endocrinology itself has expanded so much in the past two decades, the up to date presentation of the basics presented in this book will be a solid foundation on which more specialized considerations can be based.

This may be TMI but I have excess facial hair after having a hormonal IUD (Mirena) removed in December, I’m moody/irritable/angry/negative a lot, my stomach is bloated, I cannot lose weight despite eating all natural foods, I’m having trouble sleeping and feeling fatigued even if I do sleep, I’m stressed out and cannot handle it well, my sex life is non-existent and that’s killing me, was having sugar craving after each meal, low blood pressure, excessive body odor, strange bouts of nausea & vomiting, etc.
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