by Sara Fragoso & Brooke Kalanick, ND, MS
Hangry – is a book that will help it’s readers understand what their hormones are doing within their body. It highlights knowledge before offering any “fixes” to apply. Most readers will settle in with this book and walk away feeling empowered and having gained more knowledge in the process.
This book will be a perfect guide for someone who has no knowledge of what their body has the power to do for them. Sarah and Brooke focus heavily on building a foundation of knowledge for their readers. The first 1/3 of the book is dedicated to that — it’s heavily focused on giving the reader knowledge and a working understanding of what women’s hormones do, what supplements may help support them, and how to key down exercise and up proper nutrition to support them.
I personally have a hard time with this style of approach only because my time is limited. When I sit down to read a book like this, I expect a faster paced approach to get to the meat of what they are trying to teach me. I wanted this book to tell me the “what” of the fix ahead of the “why” so I could fully invest in the program they were pitching. Because they worked the other way with their approach, they slowly began to lose my interest and eventually my focus.
I give this book a 2 out of 5 stars simply because the approach they took to educate their readers didn’t work for me. I couldn’t bump it to a 3 because it would be authentic to do so. I really had to force myself to flip through the pages of this book. I’m sure not all readers will feel this way and I am positive some aspects of this book will be revolutionary for someone. It simply wasn’t revolutionary for me.
My professional background in biotechnology as a research chemist and as a veterinary technician has allowed me to have experienced two vastly different fields and for that I am thankful. In both careers, I have mentored, encouraged, and developed talent.
As a mother of two (a daughter and a son), I'm a self-proclaimed backyard chicken guru and someone who has “foster failed” nearly all the animals currently running the household. Oh, and I maintain a husband in my spare time.