• Period Repair Manual

  • Natural Treatment for Better Hormones and Better Periods, 2nd Edition
  • By: Lara Briden ND
  • Narrated by: Norah Tocci
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (77 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Period Repair Manual is your guide to better periods using natural treatments such as diet, nutritional supplements, herbal medicine, and bioidentical hormones. It contains advice and tips for women of every age and situation. If you have a period (or want a period), then this book is for you. 

Topics include:  

  • How to come off hormonal birth control  
  • What your period should be like 
  • What can go wrong 
  • How to talk to your doctor 
  • Treatment protocols for all common period problems, including PCOS and endometriosis  

The second edition contains insights from Dr. Jerilynn Prior and an additional chapter on perimenopause and menopause. 

Written by a naturopathic doctor with 20 years of experience, this book is a compilation of everything that works for hormonal health.

©2017 Lara Briden, ND (P)2019 Tantor

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So Insightful and Informative

I read This Is Your Brain on Birth Control last year and it’s encouraged me to really start reading more about hormonal birth control, something I’ve been on for 15+ years. Although this is called the Period Repair Manual, it’s really more about full hormonal health and how your hormones impact your body, and vice versa. This is such an insightful and informative listen, that I actually bought the hard copy book as well to go back and highlight. If you’ve ever Googled going off the pill, the ‘what to expect’ can be overly negative and scare you into staying on the pill forever (at least for me). This book has accelerated my timeline for going off hormonal birth control and made me feel more confident in what to expect and how to handle it. If you are a woman that values her health and wellness, this is a read for you!!

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Great information!

So many things I learned in this book that I wish I had known about when I was a teenager.

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Insightful and Informative

I’ve been struggling with my periods/hormones for a very long time. This book was recommended by my wholistic GYN and I found it mind-blowingly informative and insightful. I feel that I now know the root of my issues and feel empowered to win this battle.

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Period Repair Manual

Great for an early maturing female wanting to know more about her body. This body talks about in great detail about what a female body has to endure each month and how to compact many side effects.

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Every woman should read this book!

This book was very enlightening and should be recommed for every woman to read. Just to be aware of how one's body should truly function.

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A must have for every woman!

I think this book is one of my best purchases ever, is informative, clear and without any specialized background gives you an entire picture of how your body works, a must have.

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Is a good book for general information, the thing is it is a little messy in the way that it keeps going back and forth telling you to check other chapters for more info. Also feels a little repetitive. But it was really helpful for me to know how to handle getting off the pill and why should I.

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Horrible narration

Fantastic book with great info. Literally the worst narrator I’ve ever heard. I’m was shocked at how bad. Made it really difficult to listen to the book, but I’m glad that I got through it.

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a hateful diatribe

• Dry, droning, brainless voice: perfect choice for the content
• Authors extreme prejudice reads loud and clear through common language of the book and detracts from otherwise valuable information. For example, I'm thinking especially of her dogged insistence on phrases such as "pill bleed" or "withdrawal bleed" instead of menstruation. According to the dictionary she's not strictly incorrect, but it's an odd and alienating semantic point. If I were on hormonal BC, I think this would feel much like a personal judgment, when I'm already reading this book because some part of me thinks hormonal BC is something that should be quitted.
• For someone who berates physicians and modern medicine in general, but especially for their confusion of FAM and the rhythm method, she does an exceptionally good job of bungling its explanation. As a practitioner of FAM, and as a person who's read TCOYF cover to cover, a lot of her instruction on FAM is inaccurate or misleading.
• The author frequently sprinkles in medical terminology in odd places without complete use, a fact most apparent when she's quoting PhD-prepared scientists and physicians, because you can see what less biased scientific literacy looks like in real time comparison.
• She plays up hormonal BC risks using dramatic language, and downplays any real benefits. The use of relative and absolute statistics would be very helpful, allowing the reader to make her own decisions about what an acceptable risk sounds like.
• I would be no better than the author if I didn't talk about what she did well. I learned so much in Chapter 4 about a healthy cycle, the corpus luteum, and estrogen and progesterone. I knew the basics of these things, but she raised my understanding by a level or two of detail. Her passion for women's health and reproductive anatomy shines through, and I feel it would be a radically different, more enjoyable book if she would harness her positive passion instead of spending the majority of the book harping and snarking.
• She says early in the book that she's used research wherever possible, and where she hasn't used it it's because it hasn't become available yet. Which to me says, there are points where she went off of anecdote and completely departed from the science because she didn't have a basis for her claims
• You don't need a science degree to know that it's a red flag when someone calls a supplement a miracle drug
• Sugar as an inflammatory ingredient: fear mongering over fruit?
• Literally what are you supposed to be able to eat if you can't eat gluten, diary, fructose? Nothing but oil, vegetable, meat and potato?
• Histamine intolerance is not a medical diagnosis: this literally is not a thing
• No wonder you need 800 supplements! You can't eat anything!

I want my money back!

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  • Mary Mercy
  • 02-08-20

Should be read by every girl/woman

Excellent overview of periods, hormones, fertility, menstruation and menopause - should be read by all girls and women - full of useful advice and insights - wish I’d read it in my teens

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  • Niki-sladuriki
  • 12-07-19

It’s a brilliant book

I would recommend the book to everyone.
Light weigh read with loads of information.
The narration is good too.

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  • a j grabiec
  • 10-31-19

struggled to finish

sorry, heard amazing reviews of this book but personally struggled and didn't finish, the language, the narration was so flat...