- Print Length: 336 Pages
- Publisher: HarperOne
- Publication Date: March 19, 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BY5MEIG
- ISBN-10: 0062130773, 006213079X
- ISBN-13: 978-0062130778
- File Format: EPUB
With WomanCode, holistic health coach Alisa Vitti shows women how to maintain health and vitality with a food-based program to rebalance their hormones.
Alisa Vitti found herself suffering through the symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and was able to heal herself through food and lifestyle changes. Relieved and reborn, she made it her mission to empower other women to be able to do the same.
Whether you are suffering from irregular periods, fertility issues, depression, or lack of sex drive, Alisa Vitti says that meds and anti-depressants aren’t the only solutions. Groundbreaking and informative, WomanCode educates women about hormone health in a way that’s relevant and easy to understand. And the five-step protocol can markedly improve health and overall quality of life.
Bestselling author and women’s health expert Christiane Northrup, who has called WomanCode the “Our Bodies, Ourselves” of this generation, provides an insightful foreword.
The best book about women’s hormones I’ve ever read!
Honestly, I thought this book was going to be a bust. I only gave it a shot because I had tried everything else. I never expected to stick with it, but it’s become second nature and now I can’t see myself ever going back. It has completely changed the way I eat, exercise, work and live–it’s helped me balance my hormones, eliminate skin issues, manage my blood sugar, improve my sleep patterns, minimize my PMS mood swings and cramps, and understand my body better. This month is the first time in the 12 years since I first got my period that I didn’t take a single pain pill. I used ginger and a heating pad for some minor cramps. Amazing!
If you have thyroid issues, PCOS, painful cycles, fertility problems, missed cycles, acne, weight problems, fatigue, depression, endometriosis, any hormonal issues (or even if you think you have no issues)–buy this book, download the app, and start reading her website, FLO Living. A lot of people point out that the book is a little repetitive at times and doesn’t go into as much detail as they’d like. I think this is partially true, but the book is like the foundation. The other resources are the stepping stones to build on the foundation. Use them all! We have to be proactive about our health and do some of our own investigating–so no, she doesn’t hand you everything. But if you spend a couple days reading more specific topics that pertain to your issues on her website, you can basically build the protocol tailored to your needs.
Ultimately, there is no reason we should have to live with hormonal issues at any age. It’s not normal. Once I really thought about it, it made sense. Why do we try to do the same things day in and out (eating the same foods, doing the same exercises, etc) when as women, our hormones fluctuate on a weekly basis where our bodies need different things to thrive? Why aren’t we supporting these hormonal changes every week so we can live our best lives? Once you know how to do it, it’s simple!