Book Review

Balance Hormones Naturally

Kate Neil, Patrick Holford
The Crossing Press

This book focuses on nutrition rather than drugs to battle hormonal imbalances.

This 172-page book was written by two of Britain’s leading authorities on nutrition. Many of the books on the market today are focused on the use of medications and supplements to treat hormonal problems, but this revolutionary book promotes the use of food as a first resource. The authors do, however, recommend the use of natural bioidentical hormones after dietary strategies have been fully explored and have been unsuccessful in treating a diagnosed sex-hormone imbalance. Hormonal health problems such as premenstrual syndrome, infertility, endometriosis, breast lumps and cancer, ovarian cysts and fi- broids, menopause, osteoporosis, depression, and obesity are discussed. The book also contains an excellent “Hormonal Health Questionnaire” that can be given to patients; the data acquired can be used to identify underlying factors that may affect a patient’s health, such as allergies, Candida, and hormone imbalance.

Reviewed By:  Dana Reed-Kane, PharmD, FIACP, FACA, FCP, NFPPhC
In:  Jul/Aug 2003