Period Repair Manual
Naturopathic doctor Lara Briden wants to give women the knowledge and tools to improve their period health. Half the population will menstruate in their lifetime, and 1 in 2 women will struggle with their period health. Lara's book, previously self-published, has already garnered rave reader reviews because of its willingness to deal with this important aspect of women's h...more
It is full of extremely clear and helpful information on naturally balancing your hormones, increasing your fertility, finding effective and healthy birth control, treating PMS, irregularity, pain, peri-menopause, inflammation, and every other challe ...more
There is useful information here but, as it often happens, that's not enough.
Having had some very bad experiences with The Pill myself, I initially liked the way Briden addressed it:
"Why should we have to shut down a woman's entire hormonal system just to accomplish the simple job of preventing pregnancy? Fertility is an expression of health, not a disease to be treated with a drug."
It is true that the pill often has extreme side effects about which no one warns you and that it's prescri ...more
1. The book states, “Need a quick way to know if a food item has too much sugar? Ask yourself: ‘Does it taste really sweet?’ If it does—if it is essentially dessert—then it has too much sugar.” What kind of advice is that? To me personally, fresh pineapple tastes very sweet. But in reality, fresh fruit has zero added sugar. Conversely, many loaves of bread at the su ...more
If you want your patients to stop turning to naturopathic providers, listen to your patients. Acknowledge side effects of medication. Refer your patients to specialists when you don’t know something.
🌺And for the love of all that is holy, stop prescribing birth control for every period problem.🌺
Alright so now that my soap box is out of the way, let’s talk about this book. I’ll just jump right to the bad: there’s a lot of hormonal birth control fear-mongering in here. C ...more
This book provides the most comprehensive (and easy-to-understand) explanation of the female cycle. I’d recommend reading that part to every woman. For example, did you know that it takes 100 days for your eggs to mature? That is, a period (or lack) this month actually reflects what was happening in the body/life three months ago?
Also, did you ...more
Your period is not just your period. It is an expression of your underlying health. When you are healthy, your menstrual cycle will arrive smoothly, regularly, and without symptoms. When you are unhealthy in some way, your cycle will tell the story.
I wish I had read this a decade ago. I would have saved myself from years and years of sub-optimal health. Unfortunately, this book wasn't even published 10 years ago, and instead I listened to my gynecologist who suggested I continue taking the p ...more
The book does get repetitive, but I found it helpful as someone who was ...more
Why are there no men's hormonal birth control? What should a normal period look like? You mean PMS is NOT SUPPOSED to happen?
This is an understatement. For so long I have been struggling with reproductive medical problems and this book helped me understand what is going on and why. It opened the door to so many conversations with women in my life about "What should your period look like?" many thought they were suffering alone or thought they were simply experiencing wha ...more
A valuable resource for all women! ...more
I read this for help wi ...more
I am astounded how helpful this book has been to me and to people as I mention things from it they should try.
10/10 pain from menstruation is now a thing of the past due to this book.
Whereas chance conversations with people about vitamins have helped many a woman I know to have their hair thicken up and stop falling out.
Know how your body should work and what to do when it doesn’t.
With a strong science background, Lara sits on several advisory boards and is the lead author of a 2020 paper published in a peer-reviewed medical journal.
She has more than 20 y ...more