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Feeling Fat, Fuzzy, or Frazzled?: A 3-Step Program to: Restore Thyroid, Adrenal, and Reproductive Balance, Beat Ho rmone Havoc, and Feel Better Fast!

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For the 33 million Americans who feel sluggish, spacey, and stressed out daily, Feeling Fat, Fuzzy, or Frazzled? is the first book to address the delicate balance among the thyroid, adrenal, and reproductive glands—which can make the day-to-day difference between feeling awful and feeling good. Long-term, if left untreated, this imbalance can cause heart disease, diabetes, ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 27th 2006 by Plume (first published 2005)
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May 27, 2009 Lia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: health
Aside from the excellent information, the thing I appreciated most about this book was how easy it was to understand. I confess I was a little intimidated by the idea of talking about the different hormones and how they affect the body as a system. I was nervous that I wouldn't understand what was going on. Quite the opposite, I'm delighted to say. I understood everything they talked about--easily.

If you have problems with your thyroid, adrenals, or reproductive hormones, or if you have been st
Dec 05, 2008 Gwendolyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I will always be "currently-reading" this book. A wealth of knowledge and information. I would give this book 10 STARS if I could. Everyone should read this book. It pertains to men, women and children. Have you every felt any of the above symptom's? It discusses the importance of three main glands - thyroid, adrenal and reproductive. How the function or dis-function of these glands effects us and in many cases is the underlying issues of what ails us. Being proactive in correcting these imbalan ...more
I have mixed feelings about this book so far. First, it is very easy to understand. It is written in a clear, concise manner (almost too homey) without dumbing things down. There are a lot of case studies and personal examples which really help clarify things.

On the downside, you really have to get the testing done in order to find the appropriate treatment plan. It costs roughly $260 for the testing and most doctors will tell you you're stupid if you ask for them to do the testing. So it's your
Sep 16, 2014 Leslea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well-organized chapters. Basic overall information about endocrinology is about the same as the Mary Shomon book, but this book is organized by which type of hormonal balance you may be experiencing (fat, fuzzy, or frazzled?). Particularly, I like the information on alternative testing and resources, and the very concise checklists in the back of each chapter. I was able to read this in an hour after dinner to find what I need to do next. The information on supplements was new to me, and will fo ...more
Mar 12, 2013 Lindsey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book took a while to get going into the information I wanted to know/learn, but once it did start, I loved this book's explanations, self-tests, and no nonsense guidance on how to help yourself beyond just prescription drugs. Diet, sleep, vitamins, relaxation, etc. I wish my live Dr. would talk to me like this book is written.

I checked this out from the library, but I will be purchasing this one to reference over the years as I continue to mature and blossom :-)

Nov 25, 2011 Chavonne rated it really liked it
This year has been a crazy one for my poor body! This book is really helpful for knowing what supplements to take to feel better. As a hippie, I'm trying to not have to take too much medication. There is a big push for getting tests done, so once they're done with my PCP, I'll be giving this more attention. I will be buying it for sure.
Oct 02, 2009 Joan marked it as to-read
I've been interested lately in trying to better understand some chronic illnesses that are not well treated by conventional medicine (like fibromyalgia, IBS, polymenorrhea... I think the cause is exacerbated by environmental toxins we've been exposed to since childhood, but the real question is what can be done now to restore health most effectively?
Aug 10, 2012 Tina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a really great book! It helped make sense of hormones, why it is crucial for them to be balanced as well as steps to take in your own health. Also,it provided a great understanding of so many other health issues that are a direct result of an imbalance in our hormones. I would highly recommend this book!
Heather Silvio
Mar 07, 2015 Heather Silvio rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall I liked this book because it was clearly written with very specific recommendations. I found it a bit repetitive, but if someone isn't reading it straight through (because they identified with one hormonal imbalance most strongly), they probably wouldn't notice that. Definitely recommend.
Feb 26, 2011 hollytree rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great mesh of being MORE scientific than gimmicky, and easy to understand for the average person. title doesn't do the book justice. so glad i picked it up.
Apr 20, 2010 Claire rated it really liked it
I am in the middle and find it very interesting!
Feb 20, 2013 Julia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this is a very informative book on how to take care of your thyroid.
Amer Sakr
Aug 31, 2015 Amer Sakr rated it it was ok
I stopped reading it! it was interesting at first then I realized it is not so practical and also the advice given on supplements are too non efficient!
Jul 28, 2012 Joann rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Xiomara Thorburn
Great book!

I love the information, helpful and has given me more insight on my hashimotos disease. I am more informed and can take control of my health.
Aug 07, 2014 Maggie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Informative, but also repetitive. I felt like I had to wade through a lot to get the answers I wanted.
Michelle Murray
Mar 19, 2014 Michelle Murray rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: personal
This was a thoughtful and helpful book about my Thyroid issues. Had to renew it at the library because I could not process all the info, had to read and reread to take it all in
Katie Schwartz
Oct 11, 2008 Katie Schwartz rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I think my expectations were too high. I thought I'd get a lot more detail about what and how to eat to lose weight. I didn't. Someone else might.
Jan 16, 2017 Whitney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This pretty much explains about 90% of my problems - adrenal fatigue
May 15, 2010 Deana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
fantastic book, learned a ton, and the stuff I was told by my Dr. made me feel better to read.
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Richard graduated Harvard and University of Pennsylvania, did research at the National Institutes of Health with Nobel Prize winner Marshall Nirenberg, and has been in private practice for twenty five years. In addition to his medical office work, he has been a member of the Clinical Faculty of the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco, a founding member of the American Holistic ...more
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