Weight-loss research shows that the average person will add 1 to 2 pounds around their abdomen each year between the ages of 35 and 55 without changing their eating or exercise habits. Noted expert Dr. C.W. Randolph explains why: “estrogen dominance,” a natural shift in hormone production that begins at age thirty, which causes weight gain and sabotages the most steadfast attempts at shedding it. Even worse, estrogen places the added weight around the middle, which has a negative impact both aesthetically and medically. Once estrogen dominance has taken hold, it creates a vicious cycle: fat cells will produce even more estrogen, which then biochemically predisposes the body to add on even more pounds. Here, Dr. Randolph introduces the three-step plan he’s used with success in thousands of patients. In simple language, Dr. Randolph lays out the facts about bioidentical hormones and explains what foods and supplements guard against or reverse estrogen dominance. He also shares client success stories and presents practical eating plans, recipes, and shopping guides to put the advice into practice.
Middle age is dreaded by many as all too often people can't seem to lose that little extra weight that comes with achieving the age 40+. "From Belly Fat to Belly Flat: How Hormones Are Adding Inches to Your Waistline and Subtracting Years from Your Life" will explain exactly why this happens to so many people, and more importantly, how to remedy it. It has less to do with carbs and calories says C.W. Randolph, a physician who has treated more than 100,000 women for their hormonal imbalance issues over the year, and more to do with hormones. "From Belly Fat to Belly Flat: How Hormones Are Adding Inches to Your Waistline and Subtracting Years from Your Life" will teach readers how to self-diagnose their estrogen dominance problems, everyday culprits that will mess with your hormones, and vitamins that support and hinder your hormonal balance. "From Belly Fat to Belly Flat: How Hormones Are Adding Inches to Your Waistline and Subtracting Years From Your Life" is highly recommended to women approaching middle age everywhere and for community library health shelves.The Midwest Book Review (May 2008)
Somehow, Americans have internalized the notion that a healthy woman's body has a stomach like a washboard. Never mind that women naturally have a pouch of fat called the omentum located below and around the navel. If you have to believe the flat myth, however, this book by Randolph and health writer James will give you enough exercises, paired with the usual food recommendations, to keep you crunching for years.Library Journal (January 2008)