What You Should Know
Dr. Saundra Koke McKenna is a certified Nurse Midwife and author who focuses on women’s health issues. She entered the medical field in 1984 and since then has established herself as a trusted expert on women’s health. Rather than pushing mainstream medicines and treatments, she urges women to look to alternative medicine and health care options to take care of themselves naturally. We will take a closer look at her book, The Phytogenic Hormone Solution: Restoring Your Delicate Balance with Compounded Natural Hormones , to see if it is what it claims to be. The book can be found online through various retailers both used and new. The typical price runs at about $12.95.
List Of Ingredients
This book features information on several hormone related issues ranging from PMS, infertility, fatigue, irregular menstrual cycles, and weight gain. While synthetic hormones, such as those found in birth control pills, have been known to help alleviate some of the symptoms associated with PMS and irregular cycles for example, synthetic hormones are not treating the source of the problem. By ignoring the source of the problem, the synthetic hormones are not actually doing the women any good. Instead, she suggests using plant hormones which are then taken to a lab and made into bioidentical hormones safe for us to take. These are completely natural and therefore will not have any side effects, and will in many cases work better than the synthetic ones we are used to.
- The book provides solid information about how to restore hormonal balance.
- Many third party reviews speak highly of this book.
- Many people are fearful of natural remedies because they are unsure as to whether or not they will really work.
- The book doesn’t do much to address weight loss, and doesn’t address dieting.
This book is thought to be a scientifically accurate and well written informative source for women on using natural sources to restore a hormonal balance. While this is a key trigger for women with weight issues and can help in many other ways, it doesn’t address weight loss from a dieting and exercise perspective, which many women need to be successful. While we agree that the natural approach is better because it leads to less side effects, we also believe a nutrient rich diet combined with physical activity and a fat burner or appetite suppressant is the best way to lose weight. Addressing the hormonal aspect only takes care of part of the problem.