Amazon.comDr. Erika Schwartz combines gentle encouragement, smooth organization, and broad health education in her surprising simple 30-day plan. Rather than lumping all women together in one group, she's taken the time to separate out age groups, layingout the varying needs of vitamins and supplements while emphasizing that every age will benefit from increased walking, morning stretches, drinking plenty of water, and cutting back on coffee and alcohol.
The 30-Day Natural Hormone Plan includes many features found in diet books (journal pages, recipes, recommendations for specific brands of supplements) but the goal isn't primarily weight loss. Instead, Schwartz aims to help regulate hormonal fluctuations that lead to sugar craving, fatigue,blotchy skin, hot flashes, and sleeping problems. Two sections at the end of the book are worth reading before you dive into the book: a glossary that explains terms like "bioidentical" and "ostopenia," and a short chapter that outlines the headline-making study of women and synthetic hormones that identified serious health concerns.
Whether you're looking for natural alternatives for easing menopause, relief from monthly migraines, or just hoping to improve your overall health, you'll find plenty of benefit from Schwartz's nutritionally sound month-long plan. -- Jill Lightner Book DescriptionAn expert in natural hormone supplementation, Dr. Erika Schwartz delivers a comprehensive, proven program to help women feel 30 again--without hormone replacement therapy (HRT).The symptons of hormone imbalance are all too familiar for the millions of women who suffer from hot flashes, depression, night sweats, insomnia, mood swings, and loss of libido on a daily basis. For years, these women have dependedon synthetic hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to relieve their symptoms. But now that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has halted its government-run study and confirmed that HRT can have detrimental effects, including a higher risk of breast cancer, heart disease, and stroke, women are frantically searching for new treatments that are safe and effective. Dr. Schwartz presents a proven, 30-day program, which includes a natural hormone regimen, dietary advice, and information on exercise, vitamins,and supplements, that will alleviate symptoms and keep women feeling--and looking--young.