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The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine
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Nov 10, 09

Read in October, 2009

Interesting book about how intense emotions and such are a part of how the chemical make-up of the female brain, but I would've liked to have seen more about how to counteract said chemicals/hormones with herbs or nutrition. For example, I've found that a deficiency of Dopamine and Serotonin, which can cause depression and anxiety, is counteracted by steering clear of caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol, which act to further inhibit those chemicals.

Bottom line: This book does a great job of explaining "why" - but doesn't do much in the way of "what can be done about it."
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Agreed!!! I also discovered that my own extreme pms (pmdd) symptoms in perimenopause are caused by the low serotonin. Evening Primrose oil is a true life saver. Think twice before having the chocolate, ladies!


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