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Feeling Fat, Fuzzy, or Frazzled?: A 3-Step Program to: Restore Thyroid, Adrenal, and Reproductive Balance, Beat Hormone 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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Lia
May 27, 2009 Lia rated it 5 of 5 stars
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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...more
Gwendolyn
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
Leslea
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
Heather
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...more
Michelle Murray
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
Maggie
Informative, but also repetitive. I felt like I had to wade through a lot to get the answers I wanted.
Lindsey
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 :-)

Joan
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?
Chavonne
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.
Tina
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!
hollytree
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.
Katie Schwartz
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.
Julia
I thought this is a very informative book on how to take care of your thyroid.
Claire
I am in the middle and find it very interesting!
Deana
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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