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Trade Paperback
352 pages
Mar 2005

When Your Hormones Go Haywire: An Over 40 Women's Guide to Hormonal Balance and Lifelong Well-Being

by Pamela M. Smith, R.D.

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When Your Hormones Go Haywire shows how to get your life back in order. This book looks at the personal and perplexing changes that women encounter during the years leading up to menopause. The author writes likes a dear friend who understand these situations, both from a professional level as well as from her own experience. Women readers will find hope and help in these pages.

First of all, the author makes it perfectly clear that these hormonal changes are normal. She reminds us that God created our bodies and this is all part of His plan. Yet, she also realistically examines the unpleasant and often undermining effects of these changes. Hot flashes, weight gain, and fatigue can rob a woman’s joy as well as limit her social activities.

This reviewer can honestly say that every topic concerning perimenopause is covered. The facts presented are not only helpful, but will empower women to make sound decisions about their bodies. Although the author speaks from an authoritative medical base, she is never dogmatic, and appears to be only determined to evaluate and explain the most up-to-date information. The section discussing the recent research on hormone replacement therapy is a must read for every woman.

The progression of the book takes readers from an understanding of their bodies, to a place where they are encouraged to undertake positive action. There is a wonderful 12-Week Plan featuring steady steps to an improved lifestyle.

This time in a woman’s life is both fearful and confounding. Sincere thanks go to Pamela Smith for giving us the facts, while encouraging us to keep our faith in God. -- Joyce Handzo, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

In 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.