As a mother of 4 young kids, and not remembering the last time I *didn't* have pregnancy brain fog, I pre-ordered this book months before its release earlier this month hoping it would help me find wellness.
I have a background in biochemistry (and nutrition) and found the book to be appropriately technical yet approachable for someone who has a college education (it is afterall, written by a medical doctor). No background in biochemistry is needed to understand (although my background does contribute to my love of the book). For those that purchase it, and feel overwhelmed/intimidated by the technicality, I encourage you to locate a health professional that will be your advocate in understanding and applying the material in the book. You are worth it.
I feel like Dr. Oscar wrote this book for me. I am tapped out on sleep - having difficulty sleeping because my hormones were unbalanced due to lack of micronutrients and prolonged sleep deprivation. (The hormonal imbalance witnessed by hormonal acne and insomnia.) I even recently started having sensitivity to light and sound as well as ringing in my ears. I was almost as physically exhausted as I was when I had newborn twins to care for around the clock, years ago. Yet my youngest child was sleeping through the night - and getting rest wasn't touching my exhaustion. For being in my early 30’s, the pathetic amount of stamina I was endowed with was alarming. I was literally praying for relief; for the gift to feel like myself again.
The answer came in this book - reading about excess cortisol and the necessary micronutrients. I'm currently taking supplements per the protocol in the Postnatal Depletion Cure, and my health outcomes are starting to improve.
I am so grateful that this book exists, that it is so well written and detailed, and that it mercifully hit bookshelves (and my hands) right when I needed it. Thank you Dr. Oscar for your work in establishing the importance of mothers and advocating for their proper care. Thank you for writing this handbook detailing the steps to restoration. This book is well worth the money and has changed my life!
Edited to add: I have been on the supplements (indicated by the book and my blood levels, taking daily the RDA amounts) for 6 weeks and while not all the symptoms have subsided, I have more energy and am feeling more like my playful self. Sleep has improved & the hormonal acne has really mellowed out, too.
- Audio CD: 1 pages
- Publisher: Hachette Book Group and Blackstone Audio; Unabridged AUDIO edition (5 June 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1549143832
- ISBN-13: 978-1549143830
- Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 2.8 x 14.2 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 236 g
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