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The Hormone Diet

A 3-step plan to renew, replenish and restore your health.

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When we normally think of hormones, we think of women, their menstrual cycle, their moods and chocolate cravings.

But in the book, The Hormone Diet by Natasha Turner, MD, the comprehensive topic of hormones is applied to both women and men of all ages and in all stages of their lives.

With an endorsement by Christiane Northrup, MD, The Hormone Diet is a three-step program to help you lose weight, gain strength and live younger longer.

The three steps of The Hormone Diet are:

  1. Renew and Revitalize
  2. Replenish Your Body and Balance Your Hormones
  3. Restore Strength, Vigor and Balance

The plan takes six weeks to complete although many of the principles including the nutrition and exercise plan, can be carried out for as long as you like.

As new research shows how balancing your hormone levels can help lead to a more efficient metabolism, weight loss, improved reactions to stress, better sleeping patterns and overall more vibrant sense of wellness, this book provides you with the understanding of why your past behaviors may have hindered your health and how you can now implement the strategies and practices to feel better than you ever felt.

In The Hormone Diet, Turner explains the symptoms of hormone imbalance and hormone balance as well as how to eat, sleep and exercise in a way that boosts fat-burning hormones. She also discusses how traditional ways of diet and exercise actually perpetuate weight gain or decreased energy levels and she shows you how to change them so that you can influence your hormones to improve your health.

Recipes, a guide to supplements, exercises, skin-care tips, detox guidelines, non-toxic household products, shopping lists and food lists are also provided.

PRO
  • Written by a medical doctor and endorsed by other medical peers
  • Applicable to both men and women
  • Promotes a diet that is free of additives and preservatives and refined products
  • Addresses other lifestyle behaviors like stress reduction
  • Offers a complete and holistic guide to weight loss and wellness
  • Medical information is communicated in an accessible and easy-to-understand form
CON
  • Even though it is also targeted towards men, the hormone focus might dissuade some men from following the program
DIET and NUTRITION

The Hormone Diet outlines a three-step plan to balance your hormones, lose weight and healthy up your eating habits so that you look and feel younger.

The three steps include a strong nutrition component and introduce you to the concepts and information in a clear and progressive way. Before you begin with step one, you are encouraged to complete a body assessment, which measures your weight and other key measurements as a way to track your progress as well as taking a pH and blood glucose test.

In Step 1, which is a two-week detox program, you are instructed to avoid dairy, gluten-containing grains, corn, oils, alcohol, caffeine, peanuts and peanut-containing products, sugar and artificial products and sweeteners, citrus fruit and red meat.

You instead eat a diet that consists of gluten-free grains, all vegetables except corn, all fruits except citrus fruits, nuts and seeds, fish and organic meat, goat cheese, certain oils like extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, flaxseed and canola oil, eggs, milk, and soy products.

In Step 2, you keep with the nutrition plan outlined in step 1 but also avoid white sugar, processed meats, and excess saturated fats.

In Step 3, you start to incorporate more mood-boosting foods to your diet as well as keeping with the clean-eating rules outlined in the first two steps.

Herbal, colon-cleansing and probiotic supplements are also encouraged with instructions provided on how to make and take them.

A sample day on The Hormone Diet might look like this:

  • Breakfast: Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie or Super Energy Smoothie
  • Lunch: Antioxidant Chicken Salad or Warm Black Bean and Turkey Salad
  • Snack: Berry-Apple Ricotta Cheese or Almond Butter Protein Bar Dinner: Zesty Chicken Salad or Mediterranean Tilapia

Recipes are included for the sample menu plans.

EXERCISE

Exercise is a strong focus of Step 3 of The Hormone Diet but rather than having you hit the gym every day, Dr. Turner lays out a do-able and realistic fitness program that includes both cardiovascular training and strength-training.

The plan requires that you exercise six days a week, alternating between resistance-training, cardio and yoga.

Three days a week you will complete a strength training routine, which is outlined for you. These sessions take about 30 to 40 minutes to complete.

Once a week, you will do an interval-based cardio session for 20 to 30 minutes. You can add a second session if you want.

Once or twice a week, you will do yoga for 30 to 90 minutes.

On your rest day, you are encouraged to participate in a fun activity like bike riding, hiking or swimming.

CONCLUSION

The Hormone Diet is a comprehensive wellness plan that is designed to restore your hormonal imbalances so that you can lose weight, look and feel better.

In three steps, over the course of six weeks, Dr. Turner guides you along a series of strategies that include diet, exercise, stress reduction, sleep tips and other lifestyle behaviors and actions that are intended to bring harmony to your life, one hormone at a time.

If you are looking for a complete and thorough wellness plan that leads you towards a more holistic and more simplified lifestyle, then The Hormone Diet might just hold the solution to help you renew, restore and replenish your health.

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(Page 1 of 1, 10 total comments)

Jack

As someone else pointed out, the reviewer has been misled. Ms. Turner is NOT an MD! Nor does she even hold a PhD. She broadcasts the title ND and calls herself a Dr.

There's also a question I have regarding this diet plan. If Naturopathy is so tuned to natural products and, therefore, natural sources and items available naturally, why is there such a huge reliance on supplements during the "detox" phase? Are these vitamins not available through natural sources at the grocery store or local market?

posted Nov 16th, 2014 4:33 am


Brandon

How do men increase hormones? I had pancreatic cancer. Because of high costs I am looking for ways to increase my male hormones. Being uninsured and $100,000 in medical debt, I need advice. I'd even eat a head of lettuce if it would help with erections. Thanks

posted Mar 8th, 2013 9:26 pm


LINDA RHYMES

I LIKE THE BOOK LOTS OF INFORMATION. I LOST 4 LBS IN 4 DAYS. MY QUESTION IS BEING DIABETIC, SOME OF THE THINGS I CANT EAT LIKE BANNAS AND ORGANIC SOY MILK GAVE ME GAS AND I FELT BLOATED ALL DAY. CAN I USE SOMETHING ELSE, I DO FEEL BETTER AND LESS STRESS FOR ON DAY I ATE SOMETHING DIFFERENT BOY DID I FEEL AWEFUL. I LIKE IN THE BOOK IT ASK HOW YOU FEEL AFTER EATING A CERTAIN FOOD. NOW I KNOW WHY.

posted Mar 28th, 2012 5:36 pm


AL

I really like this program. The detox was successful for me, lost 10 lbs in 20 days. I felt better & my skin looked better. Wish she had an office closer to me.

posted Mar 22nd, 2012 12:51 am


tonya laramee

I don't understand? you can have milk and eggs? I have to eliminate most hormones from my diet because of ovarian cysts, and milk and eggs were the first to go. Also I was told nothin about gluten? why is it bad?

posted Dec 27th, 2011 2:36 am


Diana

I have been on the plan for eight days. I have lost the bloated feeling and the urge to scream everytime I looked in the mirror while nude -thinking I looked 5 months pregnant again. I am 50 and going through menopause so this diet has balanced me out more than taking bio-identical hormones. You do need time to prepare the meals indicated but if you can organize yourself to do that you will see results and NOT feel deprived in any way. I have lot 7 lbs in eight days. Woo hoo!

posted Dec 5th, 2011 8:15 pm


Alex

Natasha Turner is not an MD as stated in the review. She is an ND - Naturopathic doctor. Very different!

posted Sep 12th, 2011 12:59 am


Lynn

I've read numerous diet books and this is the first clear, concise and comprehensive program I've run across.It really does work! It's multi tiered approach provides the reader/user with a invaluable tool box of information to better understand your own physiology while implementing a sound health and wellness program. I highly reccommend it!

posted Aug 23rd, 2011 9:30 pm


Patton

Why no peanuts? I would try this, but peanut butter is a staple for me.

posted Mar 7th, 2011 12:18 pm


Sheena

I think this is a great diet that balances all food groups and relieves stress. I would recommend it to everyone to read and follow. I feel great now that i've started the plan and I've lost 15 Lbs.

posted Sep 23rd, 2010 7:29 pm



   
 

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