This book: - Explores what hormones are, where they are made and how they work - Explains the key functions of the body in which they are involved - Offers practical advice on how we can help our hormones help us through diet and lifestyle ...
Author: Catherine Whitlock
Publisher: Hachette UK
Foreword by Professor John Wass, Professor of Endocrinology at Oxford University Did you know that you have thousands, perhaps millions, of hormones in your bloodstream? Did you know that these complex chemical messengers regulate the function of our cells and organs? Or that they keep our bodies working properly, co-ordinating processes like growth, fertility and metabolism? Meet Your Hormones explores and explains the fascinating world of hidden hormones: what they are, what they do and why you can't live without these super-fast chemical messengers. Including in-depth profiles on each of the most important hormones at work in the human body, and helpful advice on how you can look after your own health through greater knowledge of your hormones, this is a wide-ranging introduction to the secret world inside your own body. This book: - Explores what hormones are, where they are made and how they work - Explains the key functions of the body in which they are involved - Offers practical advice on how we can help our hormones help us through diet and lifestyle - Examines the latest thinking and cutting-edge research - Forms a companion volume to Meet Your Bacteria
The Interaction Betwen Instinct and Intellect and Its Impact on Human Behavior
Mark Abraham ... And roger Levin in his book, The Hormones, illustrates how this
single gland, besides producing hormones, also regulates the distribution of ...
Author: Mark Abraham
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The Interactions Between Instinct and Intellect and its Impact on Human Behavior Length: 286 Pages I argue that human affairs divide into the two categories of serious affairs and fun affairs. The pleasure seeking aspect of humanity mostly revolves around fun, compassion, amazement and amusement, and sexuality that together constitute humans' Playful Mind, covered in this book. As Shakespeare says, "to be human is to play." Different instincts constantly precipitate varying human interests and energize all human emotions and compel them to interact. For example, the artists through their endless beautiful arts and athletes through their amazing athletic abilities purge life of boredom and render life endlessly joyous and pleasing. There are those who says, heaven belongs to mothers, but I say while that is true, it also belongs to great artists and athletes. However, without understanding what inner forces make these phenomena compellingly captivating for humans we will continue to enjoy them without properly understanding what it is that we so enjoy. In that, humans have enjoyed arts and sports for millennia without being able to articulate exactly what in these seemingly frivolous activities so engrosses these superbly intelligent and purposeful beings, humans. Hence, we have been relishing that which we do not understand at all. To use another example in the realm of human sexuality, over 90% of both genders have sexual fantasies that create a unique brand of human psychology of its own. Yet the origin of this fascinating and universally prevalent human mental phenomenon is yet to be explained in a meaningful way. This study, The Interactions Between Instinct and Intellect and its Impact on Human Behavior, for the first time unveils all these and more of human mysteries and renders humans naked, so to speak.
Dopamine, for example, can be considered our reward hormone. It's produced
whenever we experience something rewarding and it motivates us to pursue the
activity that will produce increased bursts of the hormone. It also gives you a spurt
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There are also methods of formulating and customizing hormone prescriptions so
they meet your needs in the lowest dose necessary to achieve relief of symptoms.
Pharmaceutical companies have recognized that a woman's body responds ...
Author: John M Kells
Now revised and updated, the comprehensive program for restoring vitality, sexuality, and health using natural hormones—just the ones each individual woman needs, and just the amount she needs. The decision of whether or not to use hormone replacement therapy (HRT) during menopause is perhaps more controversial—and more confusing—than ever before. The HRT Solution provides a balanced discussion of the issues and, most important, offers a choice that goes beyond "yes" or "no." The authors explain the shortcomings of the conventional, "cookie-cutter" approach to HRT, which gives women standardized amounts of synthetic hormone substitutes or animal-derived hormone products. Instead, they recommend a program designed to meet each woman's particular needs. Their approach emphasizes the importance of testing and ongoing monitoring to determine precisely which hormones a woman may want to supplement. The solution lies in the prescription of individualized doses of custom-made natural hormones—exact matches for the ones a woman's body produces. The HRT Solution makes it possible for each woman to maintain a hormonal balance that is optimal for her body and her well-being, without the unpleasant side effects and potential for long-term health problems associated with conventional HRT.
In regular, precisely synchronised order, the female hormones are released into
the blood to bring about the release of a mature healthy egg, in the hope that it
will meet an equally healthy sperm and become fertilised by it. The average ...
Author: Patrick Holford
Publisher: Hachette UK
Unbalanced hormones play havoc with women's lives and cause problems ranging from PMS and endometriosis to fibroids, breast cancer and menopausal problems. In BALANCE YOUR HORMONES Patrick Holford explains how, by making simple changes to your diet and lifestyle, you can restore the natural hormone balance in your body and return to a state of good, natural health. BALANCE YOUR HORMONES is packed with practical advice, backed up by the latest scientific research which continues to reveal new understanding of the role of food, nutrition and environment in hormonal health. The new chapters cover how hormones work; why hormonal problems are on the increase; what you can do to promote your own hormonal health; safe, natural strategies for restoring, maintaining and promoting your health; nutritional advice for preventing and overcoming problems associated with hormonal imbalance; and the problems associated with the synthetic hormones used in the Pill and HRT and how to overcome them naturally.
If your hormones are not delivering the right messages, you will initially feel lousy
. As time progresses, this ... Unfortunately, life itself is antibalance—your
hormones are constantly changing to meet your daily demands. This means you
have to ...
Author: Diana Schwarzbein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In her very successful book, The Schwarzbein Principle, renowned endocrinologist Diana Schwarzbein introduced her scientifically proven conclusion that degenerative diseases are not genetic, but acquired. Many studies have supported this, proving that life expectancy is 75 to 90 percent due to habits and only 10 to 25 percent due to genetics. This means that someone who is genetically destined to die at age 100 may not live past age 60 because of poor habits and lifestyle choices that cause accelerated aging and premature death. Conversely, a person can live to 100 and be functionally healthy. In this highly anticipated follow-up, Diana Schwarzbein, M.D., goes beyond the diet she introduced in her first book—which literally helped thousands of people lose weight—and offers a personalized anti-aging program for readers to heal their metabolisms and stop advanced aging in its tracks. Weaving in groundbreaking research and provocative case studies—including her own regeneration and that of her clients—she leads readers through a series of eye-opening questionnaires, which identify where they are on their path to either accelerated or healthy aging. Based on readers’ answers, she leads them to the “how-to” sections, which explain, in easy-to-follow and personalized detail, the steps they need to take to restore healthy functioning. For each unique situation, she covers five areas: Nutrition , Hormone Replacement Therapy (if needed), Tapering Off Toxic Chemicals or Avoiding Them Completely , Cross-Training Exercises and Stress Management. The Schwarzbein Principle II is sure to follow the success of the first book and will help people live a more healthful lifestyle by embracing a regeneration process to prevent and reverse accelerated aging.
Put Your Hormones to Work for You—and Your Waistline Alicia Stanton, M.D. ... It
usually occurs after a long period of chronic stress and high cortisol demand that
wears out the adrenal gland, which can't meet the body's demand for cortisol.
Author: Alicia Stanton, M.D.
How to stay slim...even when your hormones are working against you. For many people, trouble losing weight isn't about will power - it's about hormones. Stress, estrogen loss, thyroid imbalance, are just a few of the hormonal conditions that can lead to weight gain regardless of how much one diets or exercises. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Hormone Weight Loss offers detailed yet accessible explanations of these conditions and provides readers with diet plans, eating strategies, exercise tips, and other useful information that will enable them to win the uphill battle against unwanted weight gain.
An easy-to-follow anti-aging program draws on the principles of natural hormone replacement to promote a healthier, younger-looking skin, weight control, muscle tone, enhanced energy and sexual function, better sleep habits, balanced moods, ...
Author: Uzzi Reiss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
An easy-to-follow anti-aging program draws on the principles of natural hormone replacement to promote a healthier, younger-looking skin, weight control, muscle tone, enhanced energy and sexual function, better sleep habits, balanced moods, better memory, and more. Reprint.
Yes, it's time to dish on pregnancy and how it forces you to meet your limitations
and your greatest power as a woman. While I promise not to go Women's Studies
on you, I want to separate the truth from the myth when it comes to your body on ...
Author: Sara Gottfried
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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.
You and your partner are probably eager to meet your baby and ready to enter
the next stage of your lives. ... effects of labor induction, which bypasses the
intricate hormonal processes of normal birth, and on premature and post-mature
Author: Penny Simkin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn is one of the bestselling and most comprehensive books about pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn care on the market. Now completely updated, expanded, and redesigned, this authoritative book is the “bible” for expectant parents and childbirth educators. Here is a free sample chapter for you! In this chapter, "Preconception: Improve Your Health and Enhance Fertility", you’ll learn about: • Emotional wellness • Health • Health care • Hazards • Enhancing fertility and the odds of conception • Concerns about infertility • Planning ahead: maternity care choices If you like this sample chapter, look for Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn. The Award-Winning Resource Recommended by Experts & Loved by Parents Parents love this book because it puts them in control by explaining a wide range of options, information, and questions to ask, so parents can find what works best for their health situation, personal goals, and priorities. Experts love this book because it’s based on the latest medical research and recommendations from leading health organizations. It’s practical—rooted in the real-life experiences of new families. The five authors bring a combined total of 150 years of experience working with expectant and new families as educators, nurses, counselors, doulas, physical therapists, and lactation consultants. They have attended hundreds of births, heard thousands of birth stories, and assisted innumerable new parents in adapting to their new lives. Not only that, the authors have a combined total of 12 children and 12 grandchildren. All of this experience allows them to write with compassion, understanding, and wisdom based on what really works in the real-world of parenting. The companion website offers even more details on select subjects, including lists of all the best resources on each topic and worksheets to guide parents’ decision-making process. The website also includes a bonus chapter on pre-conception, which provides ways to improve your health and fertility before pregnancy begins.
You will have the greatest chance of becoming pregnant if you can guide your
health care provider to individualize your treatment to meet your needs. With the
growing success of fertility clinics, many diagnostic testsandmany treatments ...
Author: Robert A. Greene, M.D.
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
FOR THE ONE IN FIVE COUPLES WHO EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTY CONCEIVING You have more than one hundred hormones circulating in your body–reproductive hormones, pregnancy hormones, sex hormones, metabolic hormones, and stress hormones–relaying messages from tissue to tissue, organ to organ, brain to body, and body to brain. An equilibrium, a perfect balance in both partners, often determines your ability to conceive and support a pregnancy. When your body is imbalanced, conception becomes very difficult. Luckily, hormonal imbalances can be corrected. Drawing on the latest research in this field–which links underlying hormonal issues with infertility in men and women–Dr. Robert Greene, fertility specialist, ob/gyn, and reproductive endocrinologist, has created the Perfect Balance Fertility Program to help patients attain the optimal hormonal health that is necessary for conception. In Dr. Robert Greene’s Perfect Hormone Balance for Fertility, he shares his groundbreaking program so you can: •Identify and correct the causes of the hormonal issues that affect fertility •Use nutrition, exercise, and stress-reduction techniques to achieve a healthy equilibrium through a personalized plan •Determine when it’s time for basic or advanced reproductive techniques, such as IVF, and learn how to be your own advocate so you can avoid costly and unnecessary tests and treatments Comprehensive, friendly, and accessible, Dr. Robert Greene’s Perfect Hormone Balance for Fertility reveals all your best options for achieving the optimal hormonal levels that will positively impact your chances for a successful pregnancy. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Author: Nicola Temple
A fascinating examination of the three pounds of bacteria living in a typical human being. We are a society obsessed with cleanliness -- but is this a healthy obsession? Do we use antibacterial products correctly? Should my child wash her hands after playing in the park? Why does my doctor insist that I finish the bottle of antibiotics even though I feel better? What is Lactobacillus? And superbugs? The human body plays host to trillions of bugs -- living microorganisms too tiny to see -- including our own personal, unique set of bacteria. We're only just beginning to understand the important role these bacteria play in human health. This highly topical and accessible book covers bacteria from all angles and includes: The different bacteria that live on and in various parts of your body (not just in the gut) What these bacteria do, and why some are beneficial and some harmful Practical advice for promoting the good and inhibiting the bad bacteria The latest thinking on "clean" environments and the links between bacteria and disease Bacteria in pregnancy and birth and how children's bacteria set them up for life The causes of an unhealthy gut, including travel, eating a different diet, prolonged stress, intestinal parasites and improper use or overuse of antibiotics The current research, including fecal transplantation from a healthy person's gut flora to that of an unhealthy gut The difference between prebiotics and probiotics and their health benefits, and much more. Advertisers insist that bacteria are bad. Are they? Meet Your Bacteria has the answers.
It is one of a collection of lines of evidence that our microbiota influence more
than our metabolism, our immune system and our hormones. The microbes affect
our brains, too. Meet your second brain There are already researchers
Author: Jon Turney
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Every human body carries a secret cargo: a huge population of microorganisms living in the mouth, on the skin, in the gut. They help digest our food. They make essential vitamins. They break down toxins and metabolise drugs. They exert an invisible influence on our hormones, our immune systems, perhaps even our brains. This is the human microbiome – a living, shifting system of previously unimagined importance and complexity. In this first book-length account of this new realm of human biology, award-winning science writer Jon Turney explores the microbiome in detail, charting its birth and development, investigating how it works, and assessing its many implications for our health, including its potential to shed new light on conditions such as bowel diseases, cancer, allergies and asthma. He considers the potential impacts of our modern disinfectant and antibiotic obsessions, and ponders a future of designer microbiomes and mood-altering probiotics. This book will make you think again about your relationship with your body, your habits – even your sense of who and what you are – as it reveals what it means to be a 21st century superorganism.
What does it mean to individualize hormones? When your doctor tells you she is
going to individualize your hormone treatment, she means that she will prescribe
natural hormones formulated to meet your specific, individual needs. She'll ...
Author: Christine Conrad
Publisher: Perigee Trade
The co-author of Natural Woman, Natural Menopause provides a comprehensive and timely guide to hormone replacement therapty, explaining how to use natural hormones (instead of synthetics) to relieve PMS, headaches, depression and anxiety, and the problems of menopause and to protect oneself against the dangers of heart disease, osteoporosis, breast cancer, and other ailments. Original.
... within the hormone balance pillar. Specifically, are your adrenal gland function
or your estrogen, thyroid, and human growth hormone levels where they should
be in order to meet the basic requirements of the hormone balance pillar alone?
Author: Uzzi Reiss, M. D., OB/GYN
The new health bible for women. Women all over the world flock to Dr. Uzzi Reiss for his cutting-edge approach to women?s health. In The Natural Superwoman, Dr. Reiss brings his innovative philosophy to women everywhere, demonstrating how they can stop feeling overwhelmed and tired and start feeling their best?energized, focused, and ready to take on the world ?each day. As Dr. Reiss explains, hormone balance is the key to living with vitality. His anti-aging program combines natural hormone therapy, essential nutritional advice, simple exercise, and mind-body techniques to help you, no matter what your age, become the healthiest, most vibrant ?natural superwoman? you can be. The Natural Superwoman illustrates: · Which specific hormones can enhance energy, sexuality, and memory; heal dry skin; relieve sleep disorders; alleviate depression; and more · Why you should take magnesium instead of calcium to guard against osteoporosis · How to make simple changes to your diet to help you lose weight · Why you may actually be exercising too much This book offers accessible yet authoritative information from a physician with more than thirty years of experience in understanding and working with women. The Natural Superwoman shows you how to take control of your well-being and feel better than ever naturally.
Let them take something that needs to be improved upon and process it into their
life so that you can help them move towards the ... as setting the example, the
impact they could make as their hormones are swirling around in intensity and
they're thinking, “You know what ... of how they can be the best person they can
be and knowing you will love, accept and even forgive them when they don't
meet your ...
Author: Dawn Jones
Would you like your teen to listen to you? Would you like to trust that your teen is making good decisions? Would you like to know how to help your teen break old bad habits and establish healthy new ones-for life? Get unusual perspective from Dawn Jones, a former "troubled teen" herself who turned her life around to become a best selling author by applying these techniques of self-esteem.1. Understand what self-esteem is, and what it isn't 2. Discover the secret technique that will impact your teen's self-esteem3. Respond rather than react to your teen when under pressure4. Recognize how to successfully motivate your teen5. Learn how to be your teen's biggest champion instead of their enemy6. Discern how to respond to your teen when you're caught off guard7. Identify how to help your teen not give in to peer pressureYou'll be able to understand why Dr. Phil McGraw says we teach people how to treat us and how you can teach your teen to treat you with respect by communicating with them without getting caught in the emotional crossfire! You'll see why Dawn believes as Oprah Winfrey does, that our words towards ourselves and others have great impact on self-esteem and self-confidence. Dawn Jones is an internationally acclaimed speaker and trainer who is passionate about helping people break old habits and live life to the fullest!
By the time you actually get to meet each other face to ... The various hormones
produced by the endocrine glands (in women, including the ovaries and placenta
) are responsible for the many changes a woman will experience during her life ...
Author: Jane Dye
Publisher: Random House
Aromatherapy For Women & Children is an invaluable aid for all women interested in the practise and theory of aromatherapy and how it can influence their everyday life and those of their families. It combines a comprehensive guide to the therapy with an easily accessible alphabetical section on understanding the oils, along with an A-Z directory covering all the common ailments. As Jane Dye explains, aromatherapy can have profound influence on the mental, emotional and physical levels and, if used with a degree of knowledge and respect, can effectively and delightfully treat all manner of complaints in a safe, non-toxic, non-habit forming way. She makes it assessible for everyone of all ages, especially beneficial during pregnancy and for children, when ideally, chemical drugs and their sometimes side effects should be avoided.
Discover the Connection Between Stress and Illness and Reclaim Your Health
Richard Weinstein. TWO THE ... ow it ' s time to meet our good friend cortisol , the
primary hormone of stress and the body ' s anti - inflammatory chemical . If we are
Author: Richard Weinstein
Examines the long-term effects of stress on human health and the health ailments, including intestinal inflammation, caused by stress, and introduces a series of effective programs for correcting imbalances, repairing the intestinal tract lining, and managing stress, accompanied by a commonsense diet that promotes balance and a helpful resource guide. Original.
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Stop. Worrying. About. Getting. Laid. I know one of the main incentives of dating
for men is sex. Surprise ... Your hormones are always in overdrive. You're ...
Author: Romy Miller
Publisher: Book Factory
Confidence and attitude are everything in dating. These qualities are also an important part of meeting and attracting women. In fact, one could say they are crucial to being a man woman want. If you are ready to be this kind of man, this book can help you get started. How To Be The Man Women Want: The Get More Confidence and Meet Better Women Guide To Dating is the book to help you get the relationship—or relationships—you want. Whether it's insecurity or an inability to move forward, this book will give you the knowledge and confidence to overcome whatever obstacles might be holding you back.
Incidentally, those 25 international experts, after reviewing and discussing all the
available data, recommended that hormone therapy “should be given to women
with menopausal complaints to meet their individual needs, taking into account ...
Author: Marie Savard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
When it comes to your health, body shape really does matter! No matter what your current weight or how well you take care of yourself, whether you're a teenager or postmenopausal, this book will change the way you relate to your body forever. That's the power of body shape -- and it's as easy as knowing the difference between apples and pears! If you tend to gain weight in your belly and back, you're an apple. If your thighs and derriere are where you bear extra baggage, you're a pear. But do you know that your fruit IQ is the single most powerful predictor of future health? Body type directly affects your likelihood for obesity, heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, stroke, varicose veins, and certain cancers. But, as medical pioneer and ABC's women's health expert Marie Savard, M.D., explains in this ground-breaking book, there are things you can do to prevent or even reverse the risks of body shape. The Body Shape Solution to Weight Loss and Wellness can help you: • understand what body shape means, and how it relates to your health • learn how to distinguish between subcutaneous and visceral fat -- butt or gut! -- and discover why all fat is not created equal • discover the Elite foods that help protect against disease and improve your odds of shedding fat • acquire the tools you need to make conscious, informed, healthy choices about food • throw away your scale and get out of the cycle of diet failure -- for good! Work with your body -- not against it -- to achieve maximum health and look your best!