From the Book - First Scribner hardcover edition.
Educate and illuminate : understanding the new hormonal landscape. Introduction : why hormones matter ; Getting started : fill out the questionnaires ; A hormonal primer : everything you need to know about hormones ; Perimenopause : your own personal global warming crisis, hypervigilance, and tighter jeans
Assess, diagnose, treat : from imbalance to ideal hormonal specimen. High and/or low cortisol : stress case? Is life without caffeine not worth living? ; Low-progesterone blues and progesterone resistance : heavy periods, PMS, insomnia, and infertility? ; Excess estrogen : depressed and chunky? ; Low estrogen : are you dry and cranky? ; Excess androgens : do you have pimples, ovarian cysts, and rogue hairs? ; Low thyroid : weight gain, fatigue, and mood problems? ; Common combinations of hormonal imbalances ; Hormonal nirvana : staying on course
Appendix. A. The Gottfried Protocol, by hormone imbalance ; B. Glossary of terms ; C. Hormones and their functions ; D. How to find and work collaboratively with practitioners for your hormone cure ; E. Recommended labs for home testing ; F. The Gottfried food plan.