November 9, 2014

The Hormone Cure by Sara Gottfried M.D.

The Hormone Cure by Sara Gottfried M. D.
ISBN: 9781451666953
Trade Paperback

Synopsis: ALL TOO OFTEN WOMEN ARE TOLD that feeling moody, asexual, tapped out, dried up, stressed out, and sleep deprived is just a part of being female. Or they’re led to believe that the answer can be found only at the bottom of a bottle of prescription pills. Dr. Sara Gottfried, a Harvard-educated physician and nationally recognized, board-certified gynecologist, refuses to accept that being a woman means feeling overwhelmed or that popping pills is the new normal. In The Hormone Cure, she shares the unique hormone-balancing program that she has used to help thousands of women reclaim wellness, verve, and optimal health. 

Combining natural therapies with rigorous scientific testing and using an informative questionnaire to identify the common causes of hormonal imbalance, Dr. Gottfried provides an individualized plan in nonjudgmental and thoughtful language. Based on ten years’ study of cutting-edge medical research as a specialist in functional and integrative therapies, Dr. Gottfried’s three-tiered treatment strategy includes: •Supplements and targeted lifestyle changes that address underlying deficiencies 

•Herbal therapies that restore balance and optimize your body’s natural function 

• Bioidentical hormones— most available without a prescription 

The Hormone Cure is a groundbreaking book that demonstrates how balancing your hormones can cure underlying health issues and result in restored sleep, greater energy, improved mood, easy weight loss, increased productivity, and many more benefits. Dr. Sara Gottfried’s The Hormone Cure will transform your life.

My review: This book was named one of the best books of 2014 and I can see why after reading it. I happened upon it in the book store one day and after reading the back I though I could use this book. Now I am not normally one to read medical books as they are not up my alley but there was something about this book that had me very intrigued. There are some tests in the front of the book that you take and then Sara will tell you which chapters are beneficial for you to read. I finished the questionnaires and found out which chapters I should read, but this book was so interesting to me that I read the entire book. In my opinion Sara did such a good job at writing this book that I almost felt as if I was reading one of my novels that I enjoy. One thing that I liked was how the author included some of her case files from her patients which to me were interesting. I have approached my doctor about this book and asked him to do the blood work that Sara suggested. His response was that those types of tests are some times hard to read so he is referring me to an OB-GYN and if that does not work I am going to talk to an endocrinologist. I think I do have some hormone issues and I do not want to take the medicines that doctors want to prescribe as the one I did try did not suite me - I want to try the natural way. I strongly recommend this book to women as it is very informative and useful. 

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