Hormonology uses hundreds of scientific studies to show you how the three key hormones in your monthly cycle (estrogen, testosterone and progesterone) impact you in virtually every way–including your energy, mood, brain skills, romantic life, shopping habits, food cravings, health and more. The Hormonology tips reveal the latest hormone research and show you how to apply it to your own life.
The Hormone Horoscope is a daily snapshot of your how your hormones are impacting you based on where you currently are in your monthly cycle.
Is Hormonology and the Hormone Horoscope based on astrology?
Nope, not even a little bit. Hormonology and the Hormone Horoscope are based solely on hormone studies.
How do I use the Hormone Horoscope?
All it takes is knowing which week you’re on in your monthly menstrual cycle–Week 1, Week 2, Week 3 or Week 4. And figuring that out is easy: Week 1 starts with the onset of your period. Then you count from there. If you’re not sure where you are in your cycle, there are easy clues to figuring it out. Use the Hormone Road Map to find out how. Then, you simply read the Hormone Horoscope for the week you’re currently on.
Can I use Hormonology and the Hormone Horoscope if my cycle isn’t 28 days long?
Absolutely! The Hormonology tips and Hormone Horoscopes are for women with healthy menstrual cycles of any length and even those with cycles that vary in length from month to month. All you need to know is which week you’re on in your cycle, which you can easily find out by using the Hormone Road Map.
What if I don’t know how long my cycle is?
The Hormone Road Map can help you figure out where you are in your cycle–and, subsequently, how long it will be–every month.
Can I use Hormonology and the Hormone Horoscope if I’m using hormone contraceptives?
That depends on which hormone contraceptive you’re using. If you’re using the traditional Pill (where you get a period every month), an IUD, vaginal ring or the Patch, then you can use the Hormonology tips and Hormone Horoscope in a similar way as women with natural hormones. You may notice some differences, though, for instance, the synthetic hormones may prevent you from experiencing the high energy, revved libido, super-charged brain skills and soaring mood you’d normally experience in your Week 2. And, your premenstrual week may be different depending on whether or not you go through a wash-out week where you temporarily stop administering the hormones.
If you use the extended Pill where you get no periods for two months at a time or longer, then it may be difficult for you to use the Hormonology tips and Hormone Horoscope since this form of contraception can make it challenging to know where you are in your monthly cycle.
Who’s the founder of Hormonology and Hormone Horoscope?
Me! I’m Gabrielle Lichterman, author of 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential (Adams Media, 2005). I’m a longtime women’s health and lifestyle journalist who’s written thousands of articles that have appeared in dozens of major magazines around the world including Cosmopolitan, COSMOGirl, Glamour, Marie Claire, New York Daily News and Woman’s World. I currently write news, health and lifestyle articles every week for Woman’s World.
You can learn more about me and how I live my life according to Hormonology at Facebook.com/mylifeinhormonology.
How did you come up with Hormonology?
It all began way back in 1999. While doing research for an article, I read a study that revealed women feel more drawn toward masculine-looking men during the second week of their cycle due to peaking estrogen and they feel more drawn toward feminine-looking men during other weeks of their cycle due to lower levels of estrogen. As surprised as I was by this study, I had a hunch that there were probably more hormone studies like this one, so I set out to find them—and I was right!
For several years, I collected and pored over hundreds of hormone studies conducted by noted scientists from around the globe, read a mountain of books about hormones and interviewed leading hormone researchers from around the world. And, I came to two stunning conclusions:
1. The hormones in a woman’s monthly cycle affect virtually every aspect of her day—brain skills, mood, energy, libido, cravings, shopping habits, chattiness, voice, taste buds, extroversion, confidence, pain sensitivity, chronic illness flare-ups, skin health and much, much more.
2. These hormonal affects change day-to-day. However, these changes occur in roughly the same way every single cycle.
It became clear to me what these revelations meant: Healthy, naturally-cycling women can use their hormone cycle to predict what every single day will be like before it happens!
Armed with this insight, I kept a daily journal for several months, detailing virtually every aspect of my life—my moods, foods I ate, products I purchased, how much I talked or how quiet I felt, my libido, how many invitations to social events I accepted or turned down, aches and pains, you name it. And I was impressed by how much my behavior and health mirrored the findings in these hormones studies. But, after examining the science behind hormones, it made perfect sense.
So, I continued researching hormone studies and then included the results of my years of work in my book, 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential–the first-and-only daily horoscope based on a woman’s monthly hormones–which has been translated into four languages and was named “one of the top 10 women’s health books of 2005”.
What about guys–do men have a hormone cycle?
They sure do! Unlike a woman’s month-long cycle, men go through an entire hormone cycle every 24 hours. Click here to learn more.
Got any apps?
Any more books coming?
Yup! I’m currently writing a second edition to my first book, 28 Days, and will be releasing several other books soon after. Subscribe to the Hormonology newsletter to get alerted to the launch of the new book and more Hormonology news!