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Book review-THe Hormone Cure By Dr. Sara Gottfried

     This is a great book for anyone who is feeling as if they aren't their best and hormones are to blame. 
 The author is Sara Gottfried, MD  and she is a  Harvard trained physician.  Through her own personal experience with hormone imbalance, and not feeling her best, she decided to create a plan to naturally and safely balance hormones.
    The book is called The Hormone Cure. This is a wonderful combination of education (the facts on hormone imbalances and how they happen),  alternatives to conventional pharmaceutical help for hormone imbalance,  and diet and exercise changes that help you get there.
     Each chapter focuses on a specific hormone (cortisol, estrogen, progesterone, androgens, and thyroid) 
 There are questionnaires to help you figure out what may be happening in your body. Once you have narrowed down the issue, or issues as it was in my case, there are plans to fix it.  Dr. Gottfried goes into the science of what is happening in your body. She then recommends certain supplements that help with each issue, as well as herbs, diet, exercise and stress reduction techniques.  She calls the plans of action the Gottfried Protocol.
     I really felt like this was helpful in figuring out what was going wrong with my body. The plans to correct your issues are well outlined and easy to follow.  You can pick up this book at her web site :http://www.saragottfriedmd.com/    She also offers products for sale on her site. These are products that she has developed to help address these issues, as well as a free on line quiz (from the book) to help point you in the right direction. You do not need to purchase these product in order to address the issues but they are there if needed which is nice if your aren't the DIY type of person.
     This is a great resource that was very helpful to me and I hope will be helpful to you.
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