Sexy Hormones: Unlocking the Secrets to Vibrant Sexual Health

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Sexy Hormones is the first book to explain when and how to use bioidentical hormones safely and effectively to eliminate hormonal health problems and get that zest back in your life. When hormone levels are not "just right," body processes malfunction in grand or subtle ways, and the results wreak havoc on your sleep, your temper, your libido, and your health. This book teaches you how to balance your sexy hormones, including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA, to ...

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Overview

Sexy Hormones is the first book to explain when and how to use bioidentical hormones safely and effectively to eliminate hormonal health problems and get that zest back in your life. When hormone levels are not "just right," body processes malfunction in grand or subtle ways, and the results wreak havoc on your sleep, your temper, your libido, and your health. This book teaches you how to balance your sexy hormones, including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA, to achieve maximum vitality!

Sexy Hormones is packed with simple, honest advice on how to achieve or regain lost passions. Lorna Vanderhaeghe and Dr. Alvin Pettle explain why the "little blue pill" for men is of little use when the women have lost their sex drives because of hormonal problems, too much stress, inadequate nutrition, and more.

Understanding when and how to use bioidentical hormones safely and effectively;

Treating hormone-related conditions from bladder incontinence to vaginal dryness;

Understanding what hysterectomy, the pill, and Kegels have to do with your sex life;

Recovering lost passions with sexy foods and simple exercises;

Unlocking the secrets to great orgasms with love, lubes, and toys;

The top 10 pro-sexual nutrients that will change love life-and your health.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591202615
  • Publisher: Basic Health Publications
  • Publication date: 3/28/2010
  • Pages: 281
  • Sales rank: 1,410,141
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue ix

Foreword Dr Alvin Pettle xiii

Introduction: Hormone Havoc xvii

Environmental Hormones, Sexless Alligators, and YOU xviii

Birth Control Pills are a Dangerous Xenoestrogen xxiv

1 Hormone and Endocrine Basics 1

Hormone Messengers Control the Body 2

Hormone Factories 4

Endocrine Summary 16

2 The Hormones at the Heart of Hormone Havoc 17

The Making of Steroid Hormones 17

Estrogens 19

Progesterone 23

Testosterone 24

DHEA 25

Cortisol 25

Thyroid Hormones: The Great Equalizers 28

3 The Ins and Outs of Hormone Testing 30

Reviewing Your Menstrual History 30

Reviewing Your Symptoms 36

Lab Test Help for the Hormone Puzzle 41

Tests for Adrenal function 50

Testing Thyroid Function 51

Two Non-Hormone Tests that Can Save Your Life 53

Beyond Hormone Testing 55

4 The Truth about Hormone Therapies 56

The Story of Synthetic Hormones 56

What are Bioidentical Hormones? 61

How Hormones are Delivered 62

Research on Bioidentical Hormones 65

Bioidentical Hormones to Restore Balance 69

Bioidentical Hormone Profiles 70

Finding a Bioidentical-Friendly Doctor 78

Compounding Pharmacies 78

5 Treatments to Tame Hormone Havoc 80

Hormone Havoc During Peri-menopause 81

Protect the Reproductive System and Make Periods Effortless 83

Uterine Fibroids and Heavy Bleeding 95

Endometriosis 97

Ovarian Cysts and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome 100

Fibrocystic Breast Disease 102

Lifestyle Recommendations for all Estrogen-dominant Conditions 104

A Warning about Hysterectomies 104

Support the Adrenal Glands 107

Correct Low Thyroid 111

Solve Insomnia 118

End Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) 122

Restore Hormone Balance at Menopause 125

Lift Depression 135

Boost a Low Libido 136

Symptom-Free Withdrawal from Synthetic Hormones 144

6 Sexy Hormone Diet Part One: Maintaining Hormone Balance 147

Carbohydrates 148

Dietary Fats 151

Dietary Protein: A Building Block for Hormones 157

Dietary Support for the Adrenals and Thyroid Function 163

7 Sexy Hormone Diet Part Two: Boosting Sexy Hormones 164

Chocolate: The Love Drug 164

Testosterone-boosting Foods 165

Estrogen and Foods: The Great, The Good, and The Ugly 166

8 Get Physical: Exercise Your Sexy Hormones 179

Soothing Hormone Havoc with Exercise 179

Move It or Lose It 181

The Healthy Exercise Program 183

42-Day Program that Gets Results: Fitness Fun in 10 Minutes a Day 185

9 The Anatomy of Great Sex 199

Sex Is Good Exercise 199

Exploring Your Sexual Anatomy 200

Loving Yourself 205

10 Program Yourself for Pleasure 211

Is it All In Your Head? 212

Tackling the Stress in Your Life 220

Rekindling the Mood 223

Appendix: Recommended Products and Services 227

References 232

Index 269

About the Authors 283

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