A Harvard physician's scientifically proven method to improve your physical and mental health by optimizing your hormones in your 30s, 40s, and beyond. Dr. Sara Gottfried refuses to accept the traditional medical thinking that feeling cranky, asexual, tapped out, and sleep-deprived is just part of being female and aging, and that prescription medication will fix all problems. In The Hormone Cure, she combines natural therapies with rigorous scientific testing to help women feel fully alive, especially in the years prior to menopause. Using an informative questionnaire to identify common symptoms of hormonal imbalance such as insomnia, low sex drive, lack of energy, moodiness, hot flashes, and more; detailing causes; and offering solutions in non-judgmental and thoughtful language, Dr. Gottfried provides a novel plan based on solid scientific research. She believes you don't find a cure at the bottom of a pill bottle. A specialist in functional and integrative therapies and based on ten years' study of cutting-edge techniques and ancient treatments validated by current medical research, Dr. Gottfried's three-step treatment strategy includes: supplements and targeted lifestyle changes that address underlying deficiencies; herbal therapies; and bioidentical hormonesmost available without a prescription. Easy to understand and highly illuminating, The Hormone Curedemonstrates how balancing your hormones can actually cure underlying health issues, alleviate symptoms, and give women a life of increased energy, sensuality, and resilience. With an Introduction by Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom.