A long, long time ago–before my little hiatus–I received a book in the mail that, at the time, I couldn’t wait to dive into: Happy Hormones, by Kristy Vermeulen ND. This is the same woman behind the seed cycling post that I did and I’m SO happy to piece through her work again! You can check out Dr. Kristy’s full website here.
If you’ve been following this blog for quite some time then you may remember that I’ve tried several things before to manage my hormones, one of my favorite methods (and most popular posts!) was seed cycling. At the time my cycle was so out of whack that I would have one cycle that lasted 35 days followed by another cycle of 20 days. My cramps were out of this world and my acne was just kicking into full force. Seed cycling really helped me reign in my hormones to the point of a predictable cycle and less inflamed cramps.
So when I received this book in the mail I felt like it had come at perfect timing.
What Is Happy Hormones?
This book is broken down into six parts:
- Happy Hormones Explained
- Hormone Diagnosis: Questionnaire, symptoms and lab testing
- Happy Hormones Treatment Program
- Putting It All Together
- Happy Hormones Recipe Collection
- Diet Suport
- Lifestyle Support
- Nutritional Support
- Herbal Support
- Homeopathic remedies
What Are My Thoughts?
All this to say that I NEVER would have thought I had a Cortisol deficiency had I not used this book, nor would I have known how to properly address this deficiency!
Another addition I’d recommend is pairing these books with Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss. Her book helps look at the greater spiritual and emotional connection with our bodily ailments. The reason it comes to mind for me, here, is because fertility and hormonal imbalances are directly tied with our power as women, our role, our intimate relationships, our presence, and our confidence with our place in this world.