Find the Perfect Balance

  • Diana Derval
  • Johan Bremer
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Business book series (BRIEFSBUSINESS)


In this chapter, we review the ideal lifestyle (Fig. 5.1), hobbies, family life, friends, and partner for each Hormonal Quotient (HQ) profile. We learn about celebrities’ passions (Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp). We also reveal the compatibility between the different Hormonal Quotient (HQ) profiles.


Autism Spectrum Disorder Anorexia Nervosa Eating Disorder Weak Immune System Prenatal Testosterone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diana Derval
    • 1
  • Johan Bremer
    • 2
  1. 1.DervalResearchChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Bremer StudiosAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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