A quick guide to getting the most out of this book
Part 1: Here's the thing about hormones
Chapter 1: Hormones 101 - what are they and why do they aff ect us so much? Chapter 2: Take the quiz - find out if you have a hormone imbalance
Chapter 3: Meet your Feisty 4
Part 2: Why your hormones need help
Chapter 4: The big dietary and lifestyle saboteurs
Chapter 5: Ditch the diet - why dieting and extreme exercise is not working for you any more
Chapter 6: Your liver and gut - why they are important
Part 3: Your hormone-balancing plan
Chapter 7: The Happy Hormone Code - your simple four-step nutrition and lifestyle solution
Step 1 - Eat
Step 2 - Rest
Step 3 - Cleanse
Step 4 - Move
Chapter 8: Mindset - get your head sorted
Chapter 9: Keeping it going
Part 4: Beyond diet and lifestyle
Chapter 10: Get yourself tested
Chapter 11: How supplements can help
Chapter 12: Hormone Replacement Therapy - the low-down
A final word
Resources: Recipes; Low GL Guide; The Happy Hormone Plate; Home Thyroid Test; The Happy Hormones Manifesto; Website and book recommendations
No more fad diets, miracle pills or crazy workouts, this is a solution that gives you happy hormones for life!
Nicki Williams, DipION, mBANT, CNHC, is a qualified Nutritional Therapist, speaker and founder of Happy Hormones for Life, helping women over 40 to get back to their absolute best - slimmer, energized, more productive and in full control of their hormones. After failing to find any medical help for her symptoms of exhaustion, weight gain and hormone issues in her early 40s, she discovered it was her hormones that were at fault and that she could turn things around using diet, lifestyle and natural supplements. She went on to qualify as a Nutritional Therapist at the renowned Institute of Optimum Nutrition (ION), making hormones her speciality. She now helps women all over the world with her online programmes, workshops and corporate, individual and group coaching. In her one-to-one work, she uses state-of-the-art comprehensive hormone (and other) testing and Functional Medicine principles to identify the root cause of any imbalance and provide fully personalized programmes for faster targeted results.
'A really informative and easy to read book with loads of information to help you understand whats going on!
Practical solutions and easy steps to follow all clearly set out in both book and kindle versions. The medical information goes a step further to back up the reasons for doing things and for me I found that really helpful.
Nicki's 30 days to happy hormones plan takes the book on further and you really can make a great difference by adopting these small changes and when you understand how to do this its easy to commit. Nicki is realistic in her approach to life and living by the 80:20 rule which means you can experiment with the plan to suit your lifestyle too.'
'Brilliant, sensible advice and easy to understand. Really interesting too. It's actually changed my whole relationship with food.'
'I never realised I could control my hot flushes through diet without resorting to HRT. Thank god I went to Amazon before phoning the doctor!
Nicki not only knows her stuff, she is passionate about it and this comes through reading. The book is written in an encouraging way - very personable with just enough science to back the reasons why.
Her passion for wanting you, the reader, to understand your body and the effects hormones are having on it, is quite addictive and I almost found myself improving through osmosis.
I would thoroughly recommend this book to all women suffering from perimenopause/menopause.'
'I'd highly recommend this book to any ladies out there struggling to get to grips with their hormones and the horrible side effects we tend to just "live with" as we think that it's just part of being a women. Nicki helps explain the science behind hormonal imbalances in a really accessible, easy to understand way that really makes you go "ah-ha"! Her hormone balancing plan is easy to follow and full of so many helpful tips and information to make changes achievable and sustainable. I loved the lists and blocks of info as these were great to refer to for quick guidance and the recipes are delicious and use simple ingredients you can easily get hold of. Overall a fantastic read for anyone in need of more energy, a better mood and keen to lose a few extra pounds!'
'Most doctors know very little about hormones and like to pretend it's our age and well, what can you do? A great deal as it happens and this book is brilliant for giving clear and indepth explanations and solutions without blinding you with science. Nicki Williams really does know her stuff and every woman at the point of sheer frustration and with a myriad of symptoms should look no further than this book. You really can help yourself!'
'Crystal clear explanation with actionable steps to do something about it all! I love Nicki's clarity and examples. I think this is also for women in their 20's and 30's, or even older than 40 too! We all need to know at every age. And it's so good to know it's not lack of willpower. Our bodies are working as designed for cavewomen days. The fact that our days and our environment has changed, doesn't mean that our survival instincts and hormones work differently now. So incredible to see how much our present and future are driven by our deep past!'
'The premise of this powerful, well-researched book is simple: when a woman's hormones are in sync, she's a powerhouse, but when they're out of whack, they wreak havoc on her body and mind. The effective, easy-to-follow plan to balance your hormones to reclaim your life is worth its weight in gold. A "must read" for every woman over 40.'
'As a business owner, my health is my biggest business asset and my energy is my number one resource! For 40+ women like me, who want to really understand what their body needs at 40+ compared to our twenties to stay healthy and full of energy, Nicki's expertise, wisdom and practical advice is a god send.'
'For anyone who wants to manage their menopause without using HRT this book is a godsend. It is packed with lots of detail and practical help. It's not just about the obvious menopause/peri menopause issues. It's about looking and feeling your best, and having all the energy you want to lead a fun life.
On my first read I scanned a lot of it to get a general overview. The summaries at the end of each chapter were very helpful. But the book is so jam packed with information that I'm now going back to read certain areas in more detail. It's definitely going to be my hormone resource going forwards.
Nicki really does know her stuff, and can convey it in a down to earth manner.
I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone over 40 who isn't feeling quite as good as they would like.'
'I loved this book, really easy to read and well laid out.
I had tried to read about this subject before and basically gave up as It all seemed so confusing and there was too much information to take in. So I so appreciated the Summary at the end of each chapter.
I wish Happy Hormones had been around for me years ago, as I and many women were not even aware Peri-Menopause existed.
My summary: A very well researched book with bang up to date Information. I definitely recommend it.'
"I thought that this book was really informative, it helped me
understand why I wasn't feeling normal! I found some useful
information and tips."
"...A "must read" for every woman over 40."
"Easy to read and full of useful information to help through the menopause. I have made some of the positive changes recommended and am feeling the benefits already.
"The book is well written, easy to read and very informative. I have made some of the changes recommended and can see a difference in how I feel. Definitely recommend!"