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Cooking for Hormone Balance

A Proven, Practical Program with Over 125 Easy, Delicious Recipes to Boost Energy and Mood, Lower Inflammation, Gain Strength, and Restore a Healthy Weight

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From the founder of the popular Hormones Balance online community comes this life-saving program and cookbook filled with more than 125 tempting, nutrient-dense recipes to restore hormonal balance and achieve optimal health—resulting in improved energy, weight loss, lower stress levels, and enhanced emotional wellbeing for a wide-range of hormonal-related conditions.

Millions of women suffer from the life-altering, often debilitating symptoms resulting from hormonal imbalances caused by thyroid conditions, adrenal fatigue, menopause, endometriosis, fibroids, PMS, and PCOS, among others: stubborn weight gain, brain and mood issues, low energy, and more. The good news is that most of these conditions are reversible. Holistic nutrition coach Magdalena Wszelaki knows this firsthand. Developing hyperthyroidism and then Hashimoto’s, adrenal fatigue and estrogen dominance propelled her to leave a high-pressured advertising career and develop a new way of eating that would repair and keep her hormones working smoothly.

Now symptom free, Magdalena shares her practical, proven knowledge so other women may benefit. In Cooking for Hormone Balance, she draws on current research to explain the essential role food plays in keeping our hormones in harmony, and offers easy, flavorful recipes to help us eat our way to good health. She also offers clear, concise action plans for what to remove and add to our daily diet to regain hormonal balance, including guides for specific conditions.

Magdalena provides dozens of delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes using twenty hormone-supporting superfoods and twenty hormone-supporting superherbs. From condiments, appetizers, and snacks to soups and salads to main courses and desserts, this comprehensive cookbook shares recipes for kitchen staples such as Creamy Mayo Four Ways and Healing Bone Broth, and options for every meal of the day, including Teff and Cherry Porridge, Sweet Potato and Sage Pancakes, Porcini Mushroom Beef Stew, Creamy Rosemary Chicken, Kohrabi Kraut, Zucchini Olive Oil Bread, Coconut Kefir Chia Pudding, Chocolate Lavender Muffins, and Turmeric Cardamom Latte. While a select number of dishes have become fan favorites on Magdalena’s website, eighty percent are new and exclusive to this cookbook.

With make-ahead meals, quick meals ready in under twenty minutes, and time-saving tips and techniques, Cooking for Hormone Balance emphasizes minimal effort for maximum results. In addition, each recipe comes with modifications for Paleo, Paleo for Autoimmunity (AIP), anti-Candida, and low-FODMAP diets. Cooking for Hormone Balance is the comprehensive food-as-medicine approach for tackling hormone imbalance and eating your way to better health.

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Critical Praise

Cooking for Hormone Balance empowers women with the science behind how food can help balance hormones, and an abundance of simple, delectable recipes that will become every day go-to meals.”
JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS, New York Times bestselling author of The Virgin Diet and Sugar Impact Diet

“There are great books on women’s hormonal issues but very few provide recipes like Cooking for Hormone Balance. It’s time to rebalance your hormones with your fork!”
Sara Gottfried, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure, The Hormone Reset Diet, and Younger

“In this beautiful healing toolkit, Magdalena helps us with both the understanding of the true nature of hormonal balance and the practicalities of how to shift into vibrancy and vitality quickly and completely...Cooking for Hormone Balance is absolutely the most delicious medicine we could ask for.” Kelly Brogan, MD, New York Times bestselling author of A Mind of Your Own

“It is no secret that you can only lose weight if your hormones are in balance. Magdalena shows you how to identify which of your hormones may need help and shares her plan, including simple and delicious meals, to help get them back in line, including options for paleo dieters.” —Alan Christianson, NMD, New York Times bestselling author of The Adrenal Reset Diet

Cooking for Hormone Balance is the first book to show how scrumptious, fast, and easy food can rebalance your hormones, including your thyroid hormones, and free you from a long list of annoying and debilitating symptoms. A must-have for any woman with hypothyroidism.” —Dana Trentini, EdM, MA, founder of HypothyroidMom.com with over one million followers

“Our daughters are now experiencing hormonal challenges at a much younger age than we have. This book is a must-get to help women reclaim their sacred hormonal balance.” —Amy Myers, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Autoimmune Solution and The Thyroid Connection

“If you’re tired of your hormones holding you hostage, this book gives you all the tools you need to break free and be slim, healthy, and happy. What’s more, the recipes are awesome!” —Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, New York Times bestselling author of Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet and Host of the PBS special “21 Days to a Slimmer, Younger You”

“Due to the heavy burden of environmental toxicants and endocrine disrupting chemicals, as well as increasing psychological stressors, most of our patients struggle with hormone balance.  Magdalena has done it again with an amazing approach using real food and delicious recipes to heal the body and regain balance.” —Jill C. Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM, IFMCP

“This superb book shows how delicious, easy-to-prepare food can rebalance your hormones and free you from a long list of annoying and debilitating symptoms. Magdalena astutely portrays how food choices impact a variety of health issues.  Strongly recommended for any woman with hormone issues!” —Steven Masley, MD, FAHA, FACN, FAAFP, CNS, author of The Better Brain Solution.

“Easy to prepare, delightfully intuitive, and mouthwateringly delicious recipes…Cooking for Hormone Balance offers a clear, easy to follow A to Z guide for healing hormone imbalance, the gut, and inflammation. Magdalena’s knowledgeable, encouraging voice supports you every step of the way, empowering you to make the right choices for you” —Yasmina Ykelenstam, founder of HealingHistamine.com

“Better hormones have never tasted so good! Magdalena’s incredible recipes and practical hormone guide makes this an essential book in every woman’s kitchen.” —Dr. Jolene Brighten, author of Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth

“Hormone imbalances are often a root cause of Breast Cancer and many other dis-eases. Cooking for Hormone Balance provides a solution by deliciously making food your medicine.  These recipes are easy to prepare and tantalize your taste buds!”  —Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, author of Heal Breast Cancer Naturally and founder of BreastCancerConqueror.com

 “Magdalena beautifully weaves together the science behind hormone balance with simple and delicious recipes that will become everyday favorites. She teaches you how to uncover the root causes of your hormone imbalances. This book empowers you to take charge of your own health—a must-have for every woman!” —Andrea Nakayama, functional nutritionist and founder and CEO of Functional Nutrition Alliance

“Finally, a cooking guide designed to help the modern woman navigate her hormones and body through proven science and delicious easy-to-eat meals. I’ll be recommending this to family and friends for years to come.”  —Steven Wright, founder of scdlifestyle.com

“This book is so much more than thyroid-healing recipes. . . Magdalena is a master researcher and genius chef who is an inspiration to me, in how she has healed from trauma, toxicity, and genetic disadvantages, to serve others on their path to health.”  —Robyn Openshaw, MSW, bestselling author of Vibe and The Green Smoothies Diet

 “Magdalena empowers women to dive deep into their health and to find balance again through cooking positively delicious whole foods. It’s a powerful, must-read book for all women.” —Jenny McGruther, founder of nourishedkitchen.com

“Well-researched and gorgeously designed, Cooking for Hormone Balance sets a new standard. And the food is delicious!” —Leanne Ely, CNC, creator of savingdinner.com

 “Cooking for Hormone Balance is so much more than just a cookbook. I’m impressed by the wealth of information about hormones—how they work, how to assess them, and how to restore balance using whole fresh foods.” —Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, MS, DC, CCN, DACBN, founder of the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology and bestselling author of Unstoppable Health

“Highly recommended. Magdalena’s recipes and approach, using food as nourishment for our body and to balance our hormones, are exceptional. With such a good foundation in the use of herbs and spices and cooking fundamentals, she makes every one of her recipes a treat for the mind, body, and spirit.” —Anna M. Cabeca, DO, FACOG, ABAARM, creator of top selling products Julva, MightyMaca, and the online program Magic Menopause

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062643131
  • ISBN 10: 0062643134
  • Imprint: HarperOne
  • On Sale: 04/10/2018
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price: 43.50 CAD
  • BISAC1: COOKING / Health & Healing / General
  • BISAC2: HEALTH & FITNESS / Diet & Nutrition / General
  • BISAC3: HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Immune & Autoimmune

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