The Better Period Food Solution: Eat Your Way to a Lifetime of Healthier Cycles 1st Edition
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"This book is leading the revolution in breaking the taboo surrounding periods. Tracy dissects the real nutritional science that supports how to eat for your cycle. She makes it easy (and fun) to learn how food can help reduce menstrual cramps and PMS and manage other conditions like amenorrhea and PCOS. I'm so happy a book like this is available to separate the myths from the facts" - Rachel Berman, RD, author of The Mediterranean Diet for Dummies.
"The Better Period Food Solution is the book that every woman with a period never knew she needed, but she does. She really, really does. Tracy Lockwood Beckerman empowers readers to use real food to take control of their cycles, from "feisty hormones" to fertility. She writes with charm, wit, and a solid evidence base. Beckerman's expert advice and approachable voice make this book the most entertaining non-fiction I've read all year." - Maggie Moon, MS, RD, author of The Telomere Diet & Cookbook: A Scientific Approach to Slow Your Genetic Aging and Live a Longer, Healthier Life.
"This book is organized in an easy-to-digest way that makes it not only fun to read but practical to implement the advice. It maintains a positive, realistic tone. And best of all, it's filled with realistic recommendations and research-backed, dependable advice." - Willow Jarosh, MS, RD, founder of Willow Jarosh Nutrition and author of Healthy, Happy Pregnancy Cookbook.
"The Better Period Food Solution is a wonderful gift to women! Based on evidence-based science and written by a registered dietitian nutritionist, this book dives deep into the female anatomy without requiring you to have a PhD. Tracy's straightforward yet friendly tone helps make a complicated topic easy to understand and implement in one's daily life. Plus, her delicious recipes focus on a whole foods approach to having a "better period", once and for all! No gimmicks or fads, just the facts! " - Elizabeth Shaw, MS, RDN, CLT, CPT, Nutrition Expert at ShawSimpleSwaps.com & author of Fertility Foods Cookbook & The Stress-Free IVF Nutrition Guide.
"The Better Food Period Solution is a fantastic resource that every woman should read to help manage her cycles in a positive way. Tracy does a fabulous job of digging into the science and explaining what it all means in a simple and entertaining way. Her nutrition recommendations are practical and effective. I highly recommend this book!" -Lauren Manaker, MS, RDN, LD, CLEC, and Author of Fueling Male Fertility.
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The book provides a comprehensive overview of female health and well being including:
o Period 101
o Food cycling, seed cycling
o Disorders common among females such as PCOS, endometriosis, thyroid disorders etc.
The book divides the period into four phases: menstrual, follicular, ovulatory, and luteal. The chapter for food cycling explains what a female body is going through in each of the phases, and which nutrition (micro, micro, antioxidant etc.) you should prioritize based on the hormonal activities during that phase. The book is very thoroughly researched and based on solid claims backed up by a long list of references to scientific papers in the end of chapters.
Tracy does a wonderful job to highlight two areas of health that are unfortunately often undermined or neglected by the conventional medicine: women’s period and foods’ impact on our health. She is such a wealth of knowledge and conveys that in a bright, cheerful, and personable manner, the attributes that I got instantly attracted to while listening to the podcast. The book is full of deep scientific knowledge written in an easy-to-read and -digest manner.
The best part of the book however must be the recipes. I have a countless number of health & wellness self-books that contain recipes to support whatever paradigm of health improvement they are talking about, ranging from autoimmunity disorders to genes and gut health. I usually find 95 % of these recipes disappointing falling either under the category of too complicated/expensive to cook, not palatable, or not original. All of the recipes in Tracy’s book I have tried became an instant regular in my everyday recipe repertoire – they are so easy to make yet original and super tasty! I love, love the edamame pesto – who knew that edamame can be cooked in this way!
Highly, highly recommend this book to anyone who want to improve their health by applying the concept of “foods as medicine” to optimize your female hormones. As it is rather rare to see a book tackling the connection between foods and female hormones, both nutrition newbies and experienced health hackers alike will find something new and helpful in this book. Last but not least, men who want to learn about women’s biological system will find the book tremendously helpful. A wonderful book, cannot recommend it higher!