Item description for When Your Hormones Go Haywire: Solutions for Women over 40 by Pamela M. Smith...
Overview Smith contends that hormonal change is not a disease but a natural process designed by God. Her practical and hopeful how-to book includes a 12-week plan to help women ages 35-55 to nurture and improve their health and well-being--spiritually, emotionally, relationally, and physically.
Publishers Description You Can Feel Good Again A great book, loaded with practical information from an author I love and respect. If Pam Smith said it, I believe it. She's the best ----DR. KEVIN LEMAN, Author of The Birth Order Book and Sex Begins in the KitchenIn When Your Hormones Go Haywire Pam Smith draws on breakthrough research to provide you with proven step-by-step solutions that will help you regain hormonal balance as you choose how to navigate the challenges of midlife. It includes: * Help in deciding how to respond to the latest research on hormone replacement therapy. * Natural solutions for: ? Fatigue ? Weight Gain ? Anxiety ? Hot Flashes ? Irritability ? Low Libido ? Fuzzy Thinking ? Memory Loss ? Insomnia ? Depression ? Headaches ? Achy Joints * A 12 Week Action Plan to achieve hormone balance and nourish yourself, body and soul. * Recipes to help you increase daily energy and feel healthy again. Pam Smith knows that midlife transition can sometimes be tough. In When Your Hormones Go Haywire she helps you discover how it can also be an opportunity for personal growth and renewal, a time in which you emerge as a stronger, healthier woman in every respect.
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Ingram Advance - 04/01/2005 page 126
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.98" Weight: 0.99 lbs.
Release Date Mar 13, 2005
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310257360 ISBN13 9780310257363
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More About Pamela M. Smith
Pamela Smith is a nationally known nutritionist, best selling author and culinary consultant. She is a registered dietitian and the founder of Nutritional Counseling Services in Orlando, Florida, one of the original private practices of dietetics in America. Pamela serves as a nutrition consultant to several teams and individual players in the National Basketball association and to other professional athletes nationwide. In addition, she is the corporate nutritionist and culinary consultant for the Hyatt Corporation and its Cuisine Natural gourmet menus. She has also consulted with Walt Disney World on their light cuisine and corporate wellness programs.Having written the top selling Eat Well-Live Well, Pamela is helping thousands to eat for energy and peak performance. Her other books include The Food Trap, Alive and Well in the Fast Lane, Perfectly Pregnant and Come Cook With Me. She has been a guest on "The Today Show," CNN News, "The 700 Club," Focus on the Family's radio program and a number of other nationally broadcast radio talk shows.
Pamela M. Smith currently resides in Orlando, in the state of Florida. Pamela M. Smith was born in 1942.
Reviews - What do customers think about When Your Hormones Go Haywire: Solutions for Women over 40?
Surprising! And excellent! Nov 20, 2005
I sympathize with another reviewer who was not expecting a Christian book when she bought this. I was unsure about it myself. But it turned out to be so medically excellent that I'd hate for readers to reject it on that account alone.
The amount of space devoted to spiritual advice is very small. Most chapters deal with their subject alone ("Phytoestrogens," "Soothing the angry gut," "Skin Hair and Bones," "Menstrual Migraines" etc.). Even the chapter on Stress mentions God only briefly at the end, and its info on the relationship between stress hormones and female hormones was enlightening. Part 5, "The Power for Change," talks a bit more about God, but even there, the emotional emphasis is on embracing change and connecting with others. Christianity is only part of a chapter that, in turn, is only 9 pages anyway. References to the helpfulness of prayer are sprinkled throughout the book, but sparsely, and many of those reference the Hebrew Bible.
I completely support any readers who want no Christian slant in such a book. This one just isn't for you. But many non-Christian readers might not mind Smith's light touch. She believes that a spiritual center can be immensely beneficial during stress and change, and there's a lot to be said in favor of that. Though Smith might be horrified by my saying this, a reader can easily substitute her personal spirituality, Buddhism, the Tao, anything, for Smith's.
Smith is NO lightweight when it comes to medicine and nutrition. She never talks down to the reader or oversimplifies. I thought I was already pretty knowledgeable, but was surprised by how much biology and physiology I learned. It's very up-to-date as of my writing this review, and covers HRT studies that have recently made the news. Boxes in the margins organize and emphasize important points and information.
Coverage of nutrition is thorough and intelligent, not only about what to eat, but also the importance of timing. There's a nice recipe section for those who like to cook, and terrific general food advice that lets those of us with a cooking-aversion put together a good simple eating plan for balancing blood sugar, energy, mood, and weight.
The only weak point, to me, was the insomnia chapter. It was the standard advice about making the bedroom dark and cool enough, not using it for work or other stress activities, winding down, avoiding spicy foods, etc. etc. Heard it all before! Then again, I'm not finding any better advice anywhere else, and these are sound principles, just a bit wimpy in coping with a perimenopause insomnia. Smith's blood-sugar balancing diet can help these nighttime problems.
Great book for Christian women, still great for non-Christians who buy it knowingly, and can take the many benefits it offers, cafeteria-style!
What does the holy bible have to do with hormones? Aug 22, 2005
This was an excellent book except for one glaring exception and that is the author sprinkled verses of scripture throughout the book. I found her bible thumbing quite jarring and inappropriate and I plan to return the book despite its rich content. Perhaps Mrs. Smith should have warned her readers by properly titling the book something like "When Your Christian Hormones Go Haywire" or "Solutions for Christian Women over 40".
awesome Nov 13, 2003
Awesome book. Really helped put things in perspective. The diet changes are helping greatly! Highly recommend this book to anyone in this phase of their life.
Take Charge of the Change ( Balancing Hormones) Apr 24, 2003
This is a FANTASTIC book. I have looked for almost 10 years for answers as to why I developed migraine headaches. I asked my family doctor, gyn, neurologist. None came with any answers. I just knew there was an answer (and maybe a simple one!) out there to help. Well-here it is. This book explains the whole hormone "mystery." It explains IT ALL and WHAT TO DO! and simply. She also is a Christian. (yipee!) You will be so happy to have found this helpful, enlightening, info.