Sunday, October 16, 2011

Jump Off the Hormone Swing by Lorraine Pintus

Ok, Ladies... this one's for you! And you don't want to miss it!

Lorraine Pintus has given us a valuable resource in Jump Off the Hormone Swing. If you suffer from PMS or perimenopause... or even if you don't... you'll want to read this book. Before I read it, I didn't think I had any hormonal problems. But then I read this: 

"Oh, the inner turmoil when one moment I was on my knees compassionately praying for my neighbor, and the next moment I wanted to strangle her and kick her ugly dog."

It startled me! It made me laugh out loud... And then I thought "How does she know me?" Page after page she was writing my story. I couldn't put it down. I couldn't believe what I was reading. She knows exactly how I feel and what I'm going through. So that must mean... I'm not the only one!

Before I read this book, I would have never related my feelings to hormones. I thought I was just a weak woman. I couldn't figure out why I couldn't get it all together. Now I know. Hormones.

Lorraine takes on tough questions like:
  • How do I manage the swing between feeling super confident and energetic one day, and incompetent and listless the next?
  • How do I handle my self-hatred after downing an extra large bag of peanut M & M's the day before my period.
  • How is it that I suddenly find my husband so annoying?
  • How can God possibly love me when I hate myself?

Unlike a medical book, Jump Off the Hormone Swing addresses EVERY aspect of PMS. Physical, Mental (Mood), and Spiritual. She gives a very simplified explanation of what part each hormone plays in your body... the effects of too little, or too much. Lorraine gives advice on diet and exercise, relieving stress, planning ahead for the days that you know will be the hardest for you (Who would have thought?), and most of all... she reminds us to invite God into these issues as well.

Lorraine shares from her heart and a Biblical perspective. She shares many of her personal 'aha' moments with us. She shows us how to 'do' life... how to be a Godly woman even in the middle of a hormonal storm. You will also find a 10-week Bible Study in the back of the book, along with a symptom tracker.

There is so much in this book I'd like to share that I can't recommend it highly enough.

*I received a copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest review. ~Thank you!

See the Book Trailer

You can also check out Lorraine's website here. A lot of great information there as well.

Thanks for reading and God Bless! :)


Kathleen said...

Now that I'm post-menopausal, I look back and wonder what all the fuss what about. I did have my share of heat surges, and I don't much care for the last of elasticity in my skin, but by & large this stage of life is absolutely fabulous. I'd gladly be 65 forever :)

Mary Ann said...

I'm hoping it will be mostly smooth sailing... and I'm a bit more encouraged when I hear positive comments like yours. I've known women who seem to get a free pass... and the few who can't seem to get a break. Just goes to show that God made us all different... but doesn't change the fact the He is in control! God bless! :)


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