Women, Food, and Hormones

Women, Food, and Hormones

A Plan to Achieve Hormonal Balance, Lose Weight, and Feel Like Yourself Again

This book is thought-provoking and female-needs specific because women’s hormones are often ignored. It covers evidence-based research that challenges popular keto diets used for men and their bodies. Women’s bodies are unique, and many current guidelines don’t recognize that enough—on weight gain, waist gain, reduced testosterone, etc. and why that matters. Learn how to evaluate and balance hormones and tame inflammation.


A must-have for women who want a science-backed plan to get their health back on track. – Nicole Avena, PhD, FACN, assist. professor of neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

In a world where women’s hormones are often misunderstood or ignored, Sara gets down to the basics and provides step-by-step instructions while teaching each reader how to personalize their own health journey. – Dr. Will Cole, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Intuitive Fasting

Sara Gottfried, MD
Course Expiration Date: Apr-03-2026
Course Performance Indicators: 1.1.5, 4.1.2, 8.1.1, 10.2.2
Product Name

Book Only (2470)

Regular price $19.00 $19.00

18 CE Online Test Only (W2471)

Regular price $126.00

18 CE Book & Online Test (W2472)

Regular price $140.00

Book Details

Author Sara Gottfried, MD
Year Published 2021
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Harvest
ISBN 978-0358345411
Format Paperback
Page Count 336
CDR Activity Numbers
  • 18 CE Online Test Only: 175323
  • 18 CE Book & Online Test: 175323

Course Objectives

Level 1 & 2 CPE

CPE Type: 740 Online/Web-based 

Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:

1. Define Precision Medicine and describe two ways it differs from traditional medical practice.

2. Describe four ways women’s bodies often react differently than men on a ketogenic diet (keto).

3. Define the “testosterone advantage” as it relates to the keto diet.

4. List and explain the three tenets of the Gottfried Protocol.

5. Calculate the waist-hip ratio and BMI for an individual and identify the highest measurement of the “healthy” group.

6. Describe the main function of each of the following hormones: estrogen, progesterone, insulin, DHEA, cortisol, thyroid, and alpha-lipoic acid.

7. Give the highest blood sugar level of the optimal zone and the beginning of pre-diabetes, according to the author.

8. Describe three known consequences of lower growth hormone and testosterone in women as they age.

9. Describe four benefits of exercise for women and their hormones.

10. Identify which commonly prescribed drug is known for reducing testosterone.

11. List three hormone-induced characteristics of polycystic ovary syndrome.

12. Compare and contrast the traditional and Gottfried ketogenic diets and give three benefits and three precautions of the diet for women.

13. Give two reasons women have a greater risk than men of food addiction.

14. Name the three phases of the Gottfried Protocol and describe the purpose of each along with the approximate percentage of fat and protein in each phase.

15. Calculate the ketogenic ratio of a meal.

16. Describe the main function and beneficial effect of taking each supplement: milk thistle, N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), magnesium, and turmeric.

17. Discuss three benefits of intermittent fasting.

18. Explain the purpose of outdoor light exposure before 10 am.

19. Identify the diet the author believes is the best maintenance style of eating after using the Gottfried Protocol.

Recommended For...

Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (CDCES)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
American College of Sports Medicine

Why We Chose This Book

Dr. Sara Gottfried, MD is a Harvard-trained physician specializing in GYN practice, especially hormone imbalance specific to women. Dietitians have respected and given rave evaluations on her earlier book, The Hormone Cure. This book is highly referenced and covers evidence- and clinical-practice-based care.

About the Author

Sara Gottfried, MD, is a female hormone expert, a Harvard-educated physician-scientist, and a clinical assistant professor in the department of integrative medicine and nutritional sciences at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University. She has a private clinical practice.