Hormone Power: Transform Your Diet, Transform Your Life

Hormone Power: Transform Your Diet, Transform Your Life

by Marjolein Dubbers

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Simple tips and recipes to help women balance their hormones, boost their energy, and change their lives.

What if you could feel happier, more energized, and less stressed, simply by changing the way you eat? In this informative book, vitality expert Marjolein Dubbers offers effective, easy-to-follow advice women can use to take charge of their hormones, improve their mood, and transform their health—one bite at a time.

In clear, upbeat language, Hormone Power reveals the ins and outs of the endocrine system, explaining how estrogen, progesterone, insulin, cortisol, thyroid hormones, leptin, and ghrelin work in the body—and why they so often let women down. Debunking diet myths, Dubbers shares practical tips for how to harness these important hormones and improve everything from unwanted weight gain to low libido, menstrual pain to menopause symptoms. Along the way, she provides innovative ways to incorporate healthy habits into daily life, including delicious recipes for homemade granola, green breakfast smoothies, mouthwatering avocado lemon tarts, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771643566
Publisher: Greystone Books
Publication date: 05/14/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Marjolein Dubbers discovered the powerful relationship between lifestyle, hormones, and energy several years ago, when she overcame a major personal burnout by changing her diet. Today, she is a vitality coach, inspirational speaker, bestselling author, and creator of the popular Dutch website the Energetic Women’s Academy. She lives in the Netherlands.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Recipe: Homemade Nondairy Milk 8

Part 1 Hormones: The Key To Vitality And Health 9

Chapter 1 Women Really Are Different 11

Recipe: Green Smoothie 35

Chapter 2 Work Wisely with Your Hormones 36

Recipe: The Energetic Woman's Granola 45

1 Estrogen and Progesterone: A Delicate Dance 46

Recipe: Maca Magic 63

2 Insulin: Working Overtime 64

Recipe: Crispy Sweet Potato and Parsnip Fries 76

3 Cortisol: Out Of Control 77

Recipe: Chilled Fruit Soup with Extra Vitamin c 88

4 Thyroid Hormones: Testing Isn't Knowing 89

Recipe: Chickpea and Greens Salad with Tamari Brazil Nuts 95

5 Leptin and Ghrelin: Feel Full When You Should 97

Recipe: Green Vegetable Mini-Omelets 105

6 Your Gut: The Heart of Your Health 106

Recipe: Spicy Soup for Unexpected Guests 116

7 Your Liver: The Indispensable Cleanup Crew 117

Recipe: Turmeric Milk 124

Chapter 3 Are You Malnourished? 125

Recipe: Anti-Burnout Super Juice 136

Chapter 4 A Moment on the Lips, Forever on the Hips? 137

Recipe: Crunchy Cauliflower Pizza 147

Part 2 The Energetic Woman's Nutrition Compass 149

Chapter 5 The Basic Principle 151

Recipe: Quick Blueberry Jam with Chia Seeds 160

Chapter 6 Point 1: Eat and Drink as Nature Provides 161

Recipe: Stuffed Carrot Salad with Tahini Dressing 176

Chapter 7 Point 2: Don't Fear Healthy Fats (and Eat Them!) 178

Recipe: Avocado Lemon Tarts 194

Chapter 8 Point 3: Eat an Abundance of Vegetables 196

Recipe: Vegetable Salad with Grated Egg 212

Chapter 9 Point 4: Be Smarter than Sweets 214

Recipe: Raw Oatmeal with Orange Juice 234

Chapter 10 Point 5: Cow's Milk Is for Calves 235

Recipe: Coconut Yogurt 249

Chapter 11 Point 6: Intestines Do Not Like Gluten 250

Recipe: Provençal Vegetable Bread 262

Chapter 12 Point 7: Eat Many Different Things (but Don't Eat Too Much) 264

Recipe: Totally Green Frozen Banana Dessert 280

Epilogue. Do You Have a Landscape of Longing? 281

Appendix A Substitutions 286

Notes 290

Acknowledgments 296

Index 298

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"Hormone Power is a health book that puts the power in women’s hands, encouraging them to understand their bodies and the foods they eat."
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