The New York Times bestselling guide to hormone balance that helps women of all ages achieve increased energy, resilience, vitality, and sensuality through science-based natural therapies.
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.
At the forefront of this scientifically advanced yet deeply humane guide to hormonal heath and the complex problems that result from imbalances are the views of the relatively new area of functional medicine: lifestyle changes as the first line of attack; a close patient-physician partnership for wellness; and the notion that, despite a myriad of confusing and sometimes overlapping symptoms, many conditions and diseases have a few basic root causes. Through in-depth questionnaires and case studies, bioengineer, gynecologist, and yoga instructor Gottfried guides readers to first identify their main hormonal problems (disordered levels of critical hormones like estrogen, thyroid, and the stress hormone cortisol) and then apply a combination of do-it-yourself remedies (diet, herbs, supplements, etc., to reset the scale. Gottfried calls hormonal balance a "soul-infused pie chart," which must be achieved for optimal health, including mood, sleep, weight, immunity, and longevity. For many women juggling careers and families, eliminating caffeine, sugar, and gluten from their diet and devoting time to achieving calm through self-care may seem like climbing a mountain, but Gottfried says that realigning hormones is much easier than continuing in a cycle that seriously impairs quality of life. As readers wade through detailed scientific explanations and extensive recommendations ranging from fish oil and ginseng to yoga-based breathing and meditation, they will be cheered by her appealing sense of humor and disarming candor. And likely, many of them will also be stirred by Gottfried's sympathetic understanding to stay the course.