Dr. Larrian Gillespies newest book You're
Not Crazy, It's Your Hormones! is an intelligent guide to help ALL women
understand how ALL of their hormones work. This handbook gives women the latest health
information and best medical tools. Women, by using Dr. Gillespies book, can work
with their physicians in planning and utilizing the best up to date therapies.
Dr. Gillespie, the author of The Menopause Diet, The Goddess
Diet, The Gladiator Diet, and You Dont Have to Live With Cystitis, is known as the
Hormone Diva. She possesses both the expertise and real life experience to
help all women. Dr. Gillespie established a web site called the Hormone Diva. This web
site includes information and help in dealing with all kinds of hormonal problems
including those involving estrogen, progesterone, and the thyroid gland. Her site also
works to build a community of women who work together to help each other through online
support groups. Dr. Gillespie writes a FREE educational newsletter to stay connected with
all members of the Hormone Diva group. This assists women in maintaining their health and
learning how best to get the health care they need.
with Dr. Larrian Gillespie
Your latest book You're
Not Crazy, It's Your Hormones! is a wonderfully thorough and smart look
at how ALL hormones affect women's lives. You talk about the most popular hormones,
estrogen and progesterone, but you really go into depth about all the other important
hormones like the ones made by the thyroid gland.
What made you decide on this topic for your book?
Over the years of responding to women on my forums at hormonediva.com, and
writing my free newsletter, Larrian Reports, I noticed the discussion ALWAYS turned to
hormones and how they affected their lives, weight, mood and family. At the same time,
women were eager to find out how to work through their hormone issues, but there simply
wasn't any book that took them by the hand and gave them the "inside" diagnostic
tree used by physicians to figure out WHICH hormone was at fault. "You're Not Crazy
It's Your Hormones! The Hormone Diva's Workbook" does just that. Any woman can take
the quizzes, then read what lab test(s) give you the best bang for the buck in getting a
diagnosis, and which medications is the right choice for WOMEN to use, not men.
(Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
I noticed that you included PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian
Syndrome in your book. This condition affects millions of women yet there is so little
good information about this important syndrome. You talk about how women can find out if
they have PCOS. Many times they have had this condition when they were in their teens. How
would you know if a teenager had PCOS and what is the best course of treatment for them
(this includes how best to preserve their fertility)?
PCOS is a syndrome, which means it represents a collection of problems which
funnel into some main criteria: insulin resistance and elevated testosterone in women.
Unfortunately, most gynecologists fail to recognize the problem, feeling birth control
pills are enough for management. This allows insulin resistance to remain untreated, which
can cause not only weight gain but heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and even
osteoporosis. Some women are estradiol deficient, while others have abnormal pituitary
function. To preserve fertility and health, women need to be treated INDIVIDUALLY, not
generically by defining the SPECIFIC abnormalities each one is experiencing, and then
treating those conditions. Metformin, an oral glucose regulating agent, has shown good
results in stimulating normal ovulation and dropping blood insulin levels. The newer BCP's
have a progestin which has a lower profile in causing insulin resistance and can block
testosterone levels. Diet is another critical factor, as consuming high glycemic carbs and
not enough protein will increase the insulin resistance. My book The Goddess Diet,
discusses the impact of hormones on weight gain and how to eat so as to stimulate normal
hormone function. Finally, exercise is important. Techniques such as TTapp, biking and
Pilates can lower insulin levels as well as blood pressure.
to organize and plan a health care strategy
I love the fact that YOU'RE NOT CRAZY, IT'S YOUR HORMONES! is a workbook. I found
it to be very friendly and a great way to organize and plan a health care strategy. Why
did you feel this was the best format for your book?
Again, women would ask me to guide them through a workup and I found myself
repeating things over and over. So, the workbook is a way to give ANY woman the basics,
and valuable Diva Diamonds about low ferritin levels and thyroid problems, how to detect
insulin resistance by your neck circumference, what's the correct blood values for
hormones at each week of your cycle. ultrasound images, scans and more. I've also shown
women how to put together a medical scrapbook complete with forms, where to order lab work
and medications without a prescription (one can never have too much information about your
body!) and how to negotiate with your doctor for the right therapies and diagnostic
studies. This workbook gives women the knowledge and confidence to go into their doctor's
office with organized thoughts about their own healthcare. Once women approach physicians
armed with knowledge, they don't get shamed into accepting substandard health care or
harmful medications. And if women need immediate help or another perspective on their
problem, then can subscribe to my Hormone
Diva Speaks forum, where I personally answer questions in the privacy of the specially
designed message board.
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Nurse and women's health educator Debbie DeAngelo
experienced menopause herself at 26, after ovarian cancer forced her to have both her
ovaries removed. Debbie addresses the issue of what faces women who face menopause
unexpectedly from various reasons including hysterectomy, chemotherapy, radiation,
medication, anorexia or other unusual causes. She offers guidance on the emotional and
cognitive difficulties (short-term memory loss), as well as the potential physical
problems (osteoporosis, heart disease) related to early menopause, and their treatment
(nutrition, hormone replacement therapy, exercise). In this exclusive article on HotFlash,
Debbie has also graciously shared the first chapter of her book which tell us a bit more
about what sudden menopause is. She goes on to tell us more about sudden menopause, the
reasons for hysterectomy and ovarian malfunction, the connection between the brain and menstrual cycle, and the process of natural menopause. Have a question, don't forget to ask it
on our FREE support group.
by Debbie DeAngelo
Facing more weightIn our
discussion groups, many people want to know the "secret" of "The Menopause
Diet." Dr. Gillespie understands, and she explains, in her book, why women gain
weight during perimenopause and menopause. The "secret" is that women are
different than men in how we use the food we eat. Here's a little more information how to
get started with the book and get FREE support in our Buddy System support group.
after a hysterectomy or after menopause?
Getting started with "The Menopause Diet"
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by Monique N. Gilbert, B.Sc.
Ever since the NIH stopped its major study on the risks and
benefits of HRT, many women have begun to look for safe and effective natural alternatives
to treat their menopausal symptoms. In this article from Certified Personal
Trainer/Fitness Counselor Monique Gilbert, she tells us how exercise and the using natural
estrogens in the form of soy can lead to better health. Included is a recipe for
"Golden Tofu Strips" which is a tasty way to serve tofu.
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