Book Review: Female Brain Gone Insane: An Emergency Guide for Women Who Feel like they are Falling Apart ~Mia Lundin, R.N.C., N.P.
I would love to see this book available to every woman I know. Just like the Gideon’s Bible is in the drawer of every motel room in the USA; this book needs to be that available to every woman.
Yes, I do feel very strongly about this book, because I am the woman that survived the worst nightmare of hormones for 16 years and it is only because of a miracle and my own abilities I was not declared Insane.
I started to cry – in a prayer of relief about page 91-this lasted for about 3 hours. A huge rage filled me by the start of Step 3 that I could barely contain. I did not want to give my Doctors and Naturopath a copy of this book; I wanted to hit them over the head and demand to know why they were so deaf and cruel.
Mia Lundin is a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner who experienced a postpartum hormonal imbalance at age 34. She was working in a Doctor’s office and persuaded her physician to use a new treatment option, which worked for her and developed a keen interest in understanding hormones and how they work or do not work well for women.
Lundin is an astute listener and can translate what she learns into study and results that actually assist in finding relief for women – creating balance. The examples and stories she uses in her book suggest an excellent ability to integrate what she is hearing into useable categories which produce very individuated and successful results.
I was referred to www.femalebraingoneinsance.com and downloaded the monthly chart to figure out what emotional/hormonal category I was. I so wish I had had this chart when I turned 16 and developed debilitating migraine headaches. I had to keep figuring it out alone. I did not even have a computer then or Search Engines to assist me. I was self diagnosing and exploring where I could find relief. A doctor tried me on early birth control pills and I ended up in the emergency room close to death. Filling in a chart for a month and finding the right food and supplements would have been so much easier than the lifetime of trial and error and just feeling “crazy”.
We have come a long way baby! And I do not mean because we can smoke! Ms Lundin has done all the research and integration here that any woman would need in order to get started on finding relief for the hormonal ups and downs. She has provided a start place and information that is helpful.
I would like to make an appointment with Mia Lundin. I want to be heard and to feel good and I think this might just be a possibility and an opportunity for me to accomplish this goal.
I got to the section of the book about Adrenal Burn Out. I read this section 4 times in disbelief – there was an accurate description of me and the last 16 years of my life. After 16 years of being told I was unique and if this “magic solution” was not the cure, then they did not know what to do for me, this book was HOPE.
I have 3 prescriptions for anti-depressants on my bulletin board which I never filled. I tested Diabetes medication and nearly died. I have been doled out supplements at a one at a time process and been given huge lab tests and never hormone tests. I have had x-rays and MRIs and colonoscopies and no one ever heard what I was describing or thought that 15 years of post ovarian cancer hysterectomy hell might be caused by a hormonal imbalance.
My life was just too stressful….I needed to calm down and lose weight. 2 hours of exercise a day was not enough. Feeling like someone pulled the plug and all of my energy was suddenly removed from my body was just being tired. That sleeping 36 hours straight was just something I needed.
I was just not thinking positively enough or visualizing the correct results. If that was all I needed to do then it is the Law of Attraction that brought me this book, although the student has been ready for this information for years and years.
The book is clear and any woman can understand and use this book. This is knowledge every woman needs to have.
I watched my youngest child literally “damage her brain” with once a month Birth Control Shots and develop Oppositional Defiant Disorder at age 15, because “all her friends were doing it.” Ignorance is not bliss – and this kind of knowledge just might save your life.
I would like to be able to put this book in every high school library and physician’s office in town. I am definitely purchasing 2 more copies for the 2 high school gym/ health/ coaches I know in my town.
I am going to share this book with my book group and other friends. Even if this is not happening to you, I am sure that every person knows a person that hormones have been a challenge to learn how to make them work in balance.
This was a very personal read for me – I wasn’t prepared for that.
Here are the other folks in the blog world who are reviewing this book, they have had very interesting things to share also:
January 11: It’s All a Matter of Perspective
January 12: Hope Springs Eternal
January 13: Quest for Balance
January 14: Family in Shape
January 19: Truth 2 Being Fit
January 26: Patricia’s Wisdom
January 28: Happy Lotus
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