Written by a Naturopathic Doctor, this book is such an excellent resource for learning about the hormones in our body and what happens when they are out of balance. I found it extremely fascinating and helpful to get the background and explanations on which hormones will pack on weight and which ones will help to lose weight and the things we can do to have optimal health.
Supercharged Hormone Diet is easy to follow. The diet is convenient for your time and budget. You can eat out, and you can have one "cheat meal" during the week, in which you are allowed to eat the foods you do not regularly eat as part of the diet and also consume more carbohydrates and calories. This makes you happy, and boosts your metabolism, Turner says.
I liked this book b/c it gave me some good steps to help me get my hormones back in balance. I don't know that it is very practical to do her entire "diet" at my stage in life, but I can definitely start making small changes when I feel out of whack. She also lists some recipes in the back of the book that sound pretty good & are easy to make with few ingredients. I also appreciated the test you can take from the book to see what hormones you may be low in & how to get them back to norma ...more

"* 'Combining in-depth research with a good eye for a story, Parry does a grand job of steering between didacticism and sensationalism, while keeping the tone bright and breezy.' Daily Telegraph 'Fascinating. To find out more about hormone health, read this book.' She 'From understanding a teenager to discovering which diet adjustments may ease the aging process, this guide makes fascinating reading.' Good Book Guide"
After the release of my first book, The Hormone Diet, I received hundreds of emails from people around the globe expressing exuberant relief that they finally found some answers. Many felt as if the book had been written directly for them, and they had at last discovered a solution to their nagging symptoms and hormonal hurdles. People were no longer sweeping their issues under the carpet, making excuses or hitting a wall with no discernible answers. It was exactly why I wrote the book in the first place- -to create a practical guidebook that explains the cause, the effect and the solution, so people can make informed decisions about their own health-- one step at a time. But a lot of readers also requested my three-step wellness plan to be more simply laid out. They wanted a more direct pathway to successful solutions--without the science. And so herein lies The Supercharged Hormone Diet 30-Day plan. I want better health to be accessible to everyone, and this plan is so clear anyone can do it.
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.
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.”
Turner gives a good basic background on endocrine imbalances and even helps the reader pinpoint what hormones their body is producing in excess or not enough of. I found some of her suggestion very helpful and she shed some new light on inflammation in the body, but over all the book wasn't well put together. It could be better formatted for easier understanding and flow. She doesn't make certain things clear, e.g. She clearly states to avoid caffeine yet a chapter or so later she encourages rea ...more
"* 'Combining in-depth research with a good eye for a story, Parry does a grand job of steering between didacticism and sensationalism, while keeping the tone bright and breezy.' Daily Telegraph 'Fascinating. To find out more about hormone health, read this book.' She 'From understanding a teenager to discovering which diet adjustments may ease the aging process, this guide makes fascinating reading.' Good Book Guide"
Erika Schwartz, MD is the leading authority on hormone supplementation in wellness and disease prevention. In The Hormone Solution, Dr. Erika shares her successful, proven program to help women of all ages prevent, reduce, or even eliminate the symptoms of hormone imbalance naturally. To date more than 100,000 people have read and successfully followed DrErika’s programs.

Dining out won’t be a problem under the Supercharged Hormone Diet. Eating out is not difficult on this diet because it essentially mirrors the Mediterranean diet – so ordering chicken and fish-based entrees and plenty of salads is fair game. You are also advised to have one meal a week that is a "cheat meal," which allows you to eat the foods you cut out.
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Did you know that vitamin D is a hormone, not a vitamin? It has been called the key that unlocks thousands of enzymatic reactions in your body. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to multiple cancers, depression, and possibly even to multiple sclerosis (MS). Vitamin D is also important in the formation of bone and the prevention of osteoporosis. If you live in a latitude of 35 degrees (as I do in Seattle), you’re not making enough vitamin D from October to April. You will need to supplement.

This book helped make me feel like I was in control of my syptoms. I've been to doctors who just wanted to put me on anti-depressants. But this book helped me sort out my syptoms and decide on natural remedies to control things like night sweats and mood swings. I am 50, and there may come a day when I do have to resort to prescription medications, but for now I can manage it on my own.
As you enter perimenopause, hormone production declines significantly in the ovaries, and the adrenal glands need to pick up the slack. When menstruation ceases and we enter menopause, the ovaries stop functioning and producing hormones altogether. Our bodies were designed to handle ovarian decline with the adrenal backup system to help maintain our quality of life. Today, however, the adrenals don’t work well enough to produce the hormones we need. Our twenty-first-century lifestyle has created conditions that make it impossible for our adrenal glands to thrive (known as adrenal insufficiency). We’re left with inadequate hormones to feel, look, and function at our best.

Understanding the science of how our bodies work is important, but personal stories from others can really help us connect and learn. “Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause” provides key information and dispels myths about menopause, while also including stories from women about their own experiences. The book’s goal is to help you become more comfortable with menopause and know your treatment options.

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When it comes to weight loss, most people don't think about hormones. But when you develop resistance to your seven major metabolic hormones—cortisol, thyroid, testosterone, growth hormone, leptin, insulin, and estrogen—your body adjusts by increasingly raising your hormone levels and ultimately slowing down your metabolism. And a slower metabolism leads to weight gain and difficulty losing weight. The solution, Dr. Sara Gottfried contends, is to reset the efficiency of your hormones by repairing and growing new hormone receptors.
If your thyroid is sluggish, eat a diet based on whole foods low in sugar and dairy and without gluten. This will lower inflammation. The thyroid loves selenium, iodine, vitamin B and iron. For tasty recipes created around these principles, get your copy of The Australian Healthy Hormone Diet – a 4-week reset to rebalance weight, mood, and energy. http://ahealthyview.com/healthy-hormones/

As a gynecologist who has worked with female patients for years, (and after decades of my own attempts at weight loss), I wanted to change this crazy pattern for good. I did a deep dive into the latest research and studied the direct link between the foods you eat and the seven key hormones that govern every aspect of fat loss. That led me to create a prescriptive, three-week plan to bring your body and your hormones back into balance.
I read the paperback edition of the original publishing year of 2005. It is written by a British science commentator/editor for various newspapers/magazines and a presenter of a BBC science program. For one thing, this means that this book is written in British English, which is fine, unless when it comes to measurements. I simply had no idea what it meant, when she wrote about a 10-year-old girl weighing 13.5 stones and a 2-year-old boy weighing 5 stones. Until I transcalculated that into 189 lbs (85.7 kg) and 70 lbs (31.8 kg) respectively. All due to the power of hormones (in these specific cases). The other issue I initially had was that I had my doubts about the non-professional writing about such a specific topic. But I do not regret having read the book. It has been criticized of not really explaining how the hormones make us tick the way we do (as in biochemistry), describing the resulting effects only. So you should know that beforehand. Of course, this meant also that the book is written in a highly entertaining fashion. Which I appreciated very much, as I like to laugh once in a while during my textbook prone reading habits.
I think there is a lot of value in understanding the role hormones play with our mood, but I got really turned off of Dr. Gottfried's whole thing when one of her emails encouraged me to buy her protein powder stuff. What?! She's very much into her own branding, and that turned me off. I did get some insight by taking the online quiz and by skimming parts of this book.

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This is a new revolution in weight loss called "intermittent fasting." Studies have clearly shown that our body responds to the fasting by boosting growth hormone, the hormone that helps build muscle. It involves the avoidance of food intake for one day per week. Now this might seem to counter my viewpoint on cutting calories, but if done properly it will not cause muscle deterioration and can actually help greatly in the treatment of chronic pain and metabolic syndromes.  During your cleanse day you should drink at least 4 liters of warm or cold herbal teas to support the cleansing process. I recommend a combination of herbs with anti-inflammatory and diuretic benefits such as ginger, lemon, blueberry, hibiscus, dandelion, green tea and parsley.  You can consume one or two hard-boiled eggs in the morning or a serving of nuts in the afternoon if you feel overly hungry. 
There is a lot of good information here. Gives you, in detail, things to do. The best is that it doesn't start with medication. I hope that other doctor's read this so they can help others, instead of the old way which doesn't help at all. It also confirms that fact that what you eat as the biggest impact on your health. This is a manual more than just a book. It is something to use over and over, or to pass it on.

This book helped make me feel like I was in control of my syptoms. I've been to doctors who just wanted to put me on anti-depressants. But this book helped me sort out my syptoms and decide on natural remedies to control things like night sweats and mood swings. I am 50, and there may come a day when I do have to resort to prescription medications, but for now I can manage it on my own.


My second (smaller) complaint is about his "ideal diet." He does admit that Americans eat too many carbs and sugar, which is great (and true), but he still mentions eating lean meats and small amounts of healthy fats. Again, there is nothing inherently evil or unhealthy about most fats. Yes, some forms of saturated fat are bad for you, but some are absolutely healthy and should be eaten regularly. Also, eating fats with carbs causes problems of it's own, but it's not the fat alone that is causing the problem. This has been very well documented in various books (Good Calories, Bad Calories, Primal Body, Primal Mind, etc).
Dr. Sara Gottfried refuses to accept the traditional medical thinking that feeling cranky, asexual, tapped out, and sleep-deprived is just part of being female and aging, and that prescription medication will fix all problems. Offering solutions in nonjudgmental and thoughtful language, Dr. Gottfried provides a novel plan based on solid scientific research. She believes you don’t find a cure at the bottom of a pill bottle. A specialist in functional and integrative therapies, Dr. Gottfried bases her three-step treatment strategy on 10 years’ study of cutting-edge techniques and ancient treatments validated by current medical research. The plan includes supplements and targeted lifestyle changes that address underlying deficiencies, herbal therapies, and bio-identical hormones - most available without a prescription.
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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...]
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