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Has anyone read Dr Sara Gottfried's "The Hormone Cure"?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 13, 2013 at 11:05 AM

It is a book for women about determining any hormone imbalance and then trying to correct it with mostly diet, herbs and lifestyle changes (hormones only if all else fails). She is not paleo, but seems to be into low-carb, whole-foods and organic. There is an extensive quiz (partially also on her website) that you take at the beginning that helps you determine if you have any imbalance, followed by protocols to follow to correct it.

I looked forward to the book coming out (less than a month ago), because I am 48 and feel like who knows what's around the corner, but her website and various emails she sends undercut my faith in her because of the infomercial five-things-you-need-to-know-just-click-here! vibe. I know (she is friends with my sister) that all these wealthy women and celebrities have her on retainer to assess their hormonal profile monthly, so she must be very good. She is also a yogi and I like her incorporation of yogic techniques.

So I feel mixed and am curious if anyone else has checked out this book and what your thoughts were.

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on April 13, 2013
at 11:24 PM

Ah, Yeah more carbs would be indicated then.

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on April 13, 2013
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I did..I have been almost obsessive about the daily bone broth and I eat a small piece of liver each morning. I also eat beef heart regularly. I will say that I was also doing a pretty intense weightlifting routine 3x/week for the first time in my life and I tend to overdo...

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on April 13, 2013
at 06:24 PM

Interesting that I have never had any negative symptoms from low carb Primal. Did you eat organ meats and bone broth at that time?

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on April 13, 2013
at 04:52 PM

The other symptom I had I am convinced was from going low-carb primal...sudden hair loss and feeling very cold (hypothyroid symptoms) which dramatically corrected itself when I added some carbs back in.

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on April 13, 2013
at 04:50 PM

Thank you Dragonfly, I always look forward to your thoughts especially since you are just two years older than me, have been very successful with Primal, and are a professional! I haven't had symptoms aside from the disrupted sleep I suffered from my entire adult life. But Primal/paleo with morning D and nighttime Mg seems to have fixed that.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on April 13, 2013
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I haven't seen the book, but I have had great success with hormonal balance through eating a Primal diet for the last 3 years.

50 and still cycling regularly, no perimenopausal or menopausal symptoms, etc.

I used Pro-gest cream for a few months when I first went Primal & was have symptoms, but I didn't have huge results at the time and haven't used it in over a year now.

Here's a blog post I wrote that may be helpful:

http://www.sondrarose.com/nutrition-for-a-juicy-menopause

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on April 13, 2013
at 11:24 PM

Ah, Yeah more carbs would be indicated then.

Ef32d6cc543a74319464e2100e5a9ffd

(1205)

on April 13, 2013
at 10:54 PM

I did..I have been almost obsessive about the daily bone broth and I eat a small piece of liver each morning. I also eat beef heart regularly. I will say that I was also doing a pretty intense weightlifting routine 3x/week for the first time in my life and I tend to overdo...

Ef32d6cc543a74319464e2100e5a9ffd

(1205)

on April 13, 2013
at 04:52 PM

The other symptom I had I am convinced was from going low-carb primal...sudden hair loss and feeling very cold (hypothyroid symptoms) which dramatically corrected itself when I added some carbs back in.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on April 13, 2013
at 06:24 PM

Interesting that I have never had any negative symptoms from low carb Primal. Did you eat organ meats and bone broth at that time?

Ef32d6cc543a74319464e2100e5a9ffd

(1205)

on April 13, 2013
at 04:50 PM

Thank you Dragonfly, I always look forward to your thoughts especially since you are just two years older than me, have been very successful with Primal, and are a professional! I haven't had symptoms aside from the disrupted sleep I suffered from my entire adult life. But Primal/paleo with morning D and nighttime Mg seems to have fixed that.

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