August 24, 2014
I feel like I got more info out of this book for about $15 than I got out 3 naturopaths for about $400! Consider buying it!
Personally, I love this book!
love it so much I started a facebook support group to help me move
through the protocol and have 80+ ladies in it within 24 hours!
I feel like I got more info out of this book for about $15 than I got out 3 naturopaths for about $400!
had seen a Facebook (FB) post by the Food Babe regarding it as I had
been doing some research into estrogen dominance and progesterone cream.
I was hesitant to buy the book, based off of some of the reviews here
on Amazon (see below for money on negative reviews), so I posted in
several FB groups related to hormones and overwhelmingly women
recommended the book.
It covers 7 hormones issues: 1) High Cortisol,
2) Low Cortisol, 3) Low Progesterone and Progesterone Resistance, 4)
Excess Estrogen, 5) Low Estrogen, 6) Excess Androgens, and, 7) Low
Thyroid. She also dedicates a chapter to common combinations.
She also gives a section to choosing supplements which I can really appreciate.
ended up getting the Kindle version with audio companion and plan on
getting the physical book as well (see below for more on format).
Things have been off for me for a while and I’m only in my mid 30’s.
may be TMI but I have excess facial hair after having a hormonal IUD
(Mirena) removed in December, I’m moody/irritable/angry/negative a lot,
my stomach is bloated, I cannot lose weight despite eating all natural
foods, I’m having trouble sleeping and feeling fatigued even if I do
sleep, I’m stressed out and cannot handle it well, my sex life is
non-existent and that’s killing me, was having sugar craving after each
meal, low blood pressure, excessive body odor, strange bouts of nausea
& vomiting, etc.
One naturopath said I have adrenal problems
and should take a supplement that I could only get at her office and she
said I was estrogen dominate. Another naturopath wanted to take
progesterone cream which I was very hesitant to do and I’m glad I
waiting and did more research and I’m glad I found this book.
to the questionnaire in the book, all my hormones are out of whack and
it’s possible my adrenals and thyroid are the worst or at least
contributing to the other imbalances. I’m looking forward to trying the
“Targeted Lifestyle changes and naturaceuticals” as the first step from
the Gottfried Protocol.
You can take the questionnaire for free
from the book’s website. I think you just have to enter your email
address. This should help people know if the book might be worth it.
For someone like me with more than 5 symptoms in each category, I think
it’s worth it.
I really like that the first step is things you can
do (yoga, massage, meditation, acupuncture, exercise, etc) and things
you can eat (prunes, pomegranate, and grapefruit juice) and supplements
(Vitamin C, Licorice, Vitamin B5, Fish oil, etc). All of these things I
can easily do without too much trouble.
In fact, I have been
doing some of them already like avoid sugar/caffeine/alcohol, take fish
oil (fermented cod liver oil), and am probably getting enough vitamin A
& D from that.
In addition, I already started to implement
some info from the Step 1’s. I have increased my vitamin c intake by
2/3rds, I’m eating 100 grams of prunes a day, and I’m taking licorice
supplements. I hope to include more of the items over the next few
I’m going to give it a try for 6 weeks and see if I see any improvements.
love the advice she gives regarding Step 2 “herbs/botanicals”. This
was so helpful to me. “How to approach herbal remedies: Consult first
(start with lifestyle changes first then talk to doctor), One herb at a
time (for 6-12 weeks at a time), record any adverse effects, and for
I’m still looking for a good practitioner in the
area. I’m new to this area and having a hard time finding the right fit.
I’m going to use the website to research more practitioners in the
I love that Dr. Sara provides a lot of scientific info and
also lets the readers know they can skip the science part of they want. I
listened to the whole thing instead of skipping though. I like to know
the science stuff. She explains this in the “How to use this book” as
streamlined or comprehensive approach. I chose the latter.
of the reviews seem so odd to me. Some people say there’s nothing new
here. However, I found a lot of great new info in this book. I didn’t
find the language too “doctor” or over my head at all. I didn’t find it
long-winded or repetitive at all. I didn’t find the book’s organization
confusing and I didn’t have any problems with the friendly tone of the
author. I have no problem with her having an email list and other
resources. I would be surprised if she didn’t. The info in the book goes
far beyond “stress less, eat healthy, get some vitamins, and find
exercise routine”. She actually talks about scientific studies that
explain different exercises (30 minutes 4 days a week and not over doing
it). I didn’t find the author narcissistic at all. I also didn’t feel
like she was trying to be a “celebrity”
comments saying don’t buy the kindle version. It didn’t bother me at
all. I loved having a digital version that I could search through. The
audio companion seemed to be for a different version though because the
spoken word didn’t always match the written word. Most of the time, it
didn’t matter. I only noticed a few time were it might be problematic.