The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

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.

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3 Responses to The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

  • AJP says:
    138 of 153 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Not very helpful, May 20, 2014
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    AJP

    I was honestly very disappointed in this book and didn’t finish it. The questionnaires at the beginning of the book that are designed to help you identify which hormones are out of balance can be quite unhelpful in pinpointing imbalances. For example, if one is suffering from insomnia/disrupted sleep, depression, anxiety, brain-fog/poor memory, it could due to either low or high estrogen. There are similar examples relating to other hormones, (cortisol, for example). I find it incredulous that a Harvard-trained physician (which she mentions ad nauseum) would promote a diagnostic tool that has such basic flaws. If I can’t use the information to pinpoint my problem, the book can’t provide me with much guidance and is basically useless to me. It’s likely more beneficial to women with symptoms that clearly point to a given hormonal imbalance, but if it’s being promoted as a “cure,” the strategy promoted should work for at least almost all combinations of symptoms. Or, at the very least, explain how to proceed when the questionnaire results in conflicting results. Gottfried explains how to handle multiple imbalances, but the same symptoms shouldn’t point to both high and low levels of the same hormone.

    Another thing that bothered me about this book is that many of her recommended cures are not financially realistic for the average woman. One would have to be quite wealthy to afford many of the things she recommends.

    Bottom line: don’t waste your money!

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  • J. Ilfeld "Entepreneurial/Leadership Coach" says:
    321 of 356 people found the following review helpful
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    Here’s the Answer that’s NOT what your doctor is ordering!, March 12, 2013
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    J. Ilfeld “Entepreneurial/Leadership Coach” (Berkeley CA United States) –
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    Ok as we age, things change and yes I know that’s normal – but sometimes it’s hard to accept. After the birth of my 3rd kid, I could never really lose the “baby weight.” I feel like I tried everything and got to the point where I was practically WANTING my thyroid to be abnormal so I could hopefully take a medicine and lose weight. Unfortunately – that’s not really how it works. Even more unfortunately, when most of us go to our doctor’s to complain about this sort of standstill (or worse – gaining weight), our Drs are sympathetic (After all they hear it all the time) but have no answers beyond the standard, “eat less, exercise more” advice.

    Enter Dr. Sara Gottfried. In the hormone cure, she lays out the reasons why all these things we thought were just normal aging are really signs that our hormone levels are off-balance. And I don’t mean menopause off-balance. I mean normal 30s, 40s not even peri-menopause off-balance. Dr Sara validates the fact that things can be off-balance in our body but that doesn’t mean that our doctors will catch it, or actually even think to test it.

    What this Harvard trained Gynecologist does is explain all the hormones at work in your body (cortisol, thyroid, testosterone, etc) and how you optimally need them to work together to feel your best. Honestly I’d heard of all of them but how no idea how they really worked in my body. She includes easy tests to take (if you don’t want to pay lab fees) in her book or what tests to have ordered at labs if you want to be sure. Then she walks you through, step-by-step, what these results ACTUALLY mean. What a real normal is (not the dr’s tables looking for REALLY abnormal) and if you are slightly off – how to correct it to feel your best.

    It’s like a user manual for hormones that you didn’t even know existed yet are ruling your life! What I especially love is that a lot of Dr Gottfried’s solutions are simple (not easy but simple) and involve no drugs – just lifestyle modifications (that are doable). Like heart math, or yoga breathing, or a simple food to eat. She also gives you the natural over the counter supplements you can take to fix an issue that continues (your Dr would/could NEVER do that) and then lastly, how you might use RX drugs if the issue persist. Basically covering all your bases from lifestyle fixes to drug fixes and in between – LOVE IT!

    Fast forward a few months, I followed JJ Virgin’s foodplan that Dr Gottfried recommended, along with some heart math and some lifestyle shifts and I’m down 7 lbs that wouldn’t budge just months ago! I had honestly given up hope.

    I would recommend this book for women who are committed to living a full life and want to know the full range of options to do it. The book is easy to read, funny, and Dr Sara is likable. It’s also an amazing education that if you want to get to know your body’s inner workings better – you can’t miss. Read this book and someday soon, you too could be singing the “I feel awesome and my jeans are too big on me” non-blues!

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  • A Jones says:
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    Don’t buy on Kindle, March 26, 2013
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    A Jones

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    Although long winded and repetitive, there is useful information in this book. However, the appendix has all the dosage info for supplements and is totally illegible on the kindle. Get the book.

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