The Hormone Myth

The Hormone Myth

How Junk Science, Gender Politics, and Lies about PMS Keep Women Down

by Robyn Stein DeLuca

Published by: New Harbinger Publications

Imprint: New Harbinger Publications

200 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781626255098
  • Published: August 2017

$16.95

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  • 9781626255111
  • Published: August 2017

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The Hormone Myth is a bracing, accurate breath of fresh air. It turns conventional wisdom about hormones on its head, and provides a far more liberating view of women’s health than what we’ve all been taught.”
Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom​

“Is it that time of month?”
“Is your biological clock ticking?”
"You're so emotional lately—are you going through menopause?"

We’ve all heard it before. From the moody menstrual monster to the menopausal maniac, the idea that women become raving lunatics when their hormones fluctuate is firmly entrenched in American culture—anddeeply fueled by the media. But where exactly did this stereotype come from? How has it hurt women? And how can we move past it once and for all?

In this breakthrough book, Robyn Stein DeLuca fearlessly exposes and debunks pervasive myths about women’s hormones, and reveals how flawed, outdated research and sexism have joined forces throughout history to keep women “in their place.” With a revolutionary exploration of women’s hormonal lives­­­­­­­—from menstruation to childbirth to menopause—DeLuca shines a much-needed light on the lies that have impacted women.

Now more than ever, it’s time to resist the myth that women are ruled by their hormones. It’s time for women to take charge of their lives. And it’s time for women to own their emotions in a healthy and realistic way.