About Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.

Adolescent Girls Having the ‘Talk’ with Pediatricians at Age 9

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Holy Hormones Journal: For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) has endorsed ‘named’ birth control for adolescent girls. In 2007, all the AAP did was issue contraceptive guidelines but now they are recommending the IUD -either Mirena or Paraguard or the implant Implanon and Nexplanon. According to the AAP, doctors beginning to Continue Reading …

Chemicals Lurking in Your Furniture Cause Cancer, Thyroid Issues, Infertility

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Holy Hormones Journal Do you get home after a long day at work –¬† start feeling ill, lethargic or experience a headache? If so, you are one of millions who chalk off the feelings to an ‘over-tiring’ day at work. But did you know – that the real problem may be the chemicals lurking in Continue Reading …

Damned if we do – Damned if we don’t: Women Display Depression in Positions of Authority

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Holy Hormones Journal: Holy Hormones, Honey! I am getting depressed just thinking about holding a position as a ‘woman boss’. Who would want the pressure? You would be caught in the cross hairs of those who criticize women leaders who adopted ‘traditionally male behaviors’ while on the flip side – the same women would not Continue Reading …

Dr. Nick Campos: Applying Universal Principles to Health and Wellness, Dec. 17

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Gratitude, appreciation; understanding the cycles of life – living with and honoring those cycles are some of the universal principles of health and wellness. Thank you Dr. Nick Campos for a fascinating interview. Audio archived above. Dr. Nick Campos Applying Universal Principles to Health and Wellness Holy Hormones Honey! Wednesday, December 17 7pm ET – Continue Reading …

Two New Views on a Sex Drug for Women – Who Will Really Profit from the Almighty ‘O’?

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Holy Hormones Journal: Have you heard of the New View Campaign? Their slogan is: Sex for our pleasure or for their profit? And that, my dear women friends, should be our mantra. Daily. Formed in 2000, the New View Campaign is a grassroots network that challenges the often “distorted and oversimplified messages about sexuality that Continue Reading …

PCOS Affects 10% of Women of Childbearing Age

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Holy Hormones Journal: Endocrine disruption, hormone imbalance – are all at the root of PCOS. Can it be reversed – yes. What causes it? Perhaps environmental exposure to BPA and other xenoestrogens. Honestly, I started hearing about PCOS more from girls adversely injured by Gardasil. And now it is in the New York Times? Things Continue Reading …

Are Indian Women Entitled to Respect & Dignity or are they Baby Machines Controlled by the State?

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Holy Hormones Journal: This is a horrible story coming out of India. Although I am sure some women are glad to be rid of the burden of carrying and caring for multiple babies. Think this can’t be done in the United States? Think again. It is already being carried out through various forms of birth Continue Reading …

Is Your Man Still Attractive When You Come off the Pill?

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Holy Hormones Journal: Well, this is a fine howdy do. Anybody ever hear of this little side effect to the pill – which could cost you your marriage: Warning: Coming off the pill may bring disaster to your relationship. No, of course not. But you have to figure that since the pill (as well as Continue Reading …

Rene Steinhauer: Ebola RN working in Liberia and author of ‘Saving Jimani’

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The archived audio recording of this moving interview is now posted. What is the human toll in disaster management? Rene Steinhauer shares a vivid/graphic accounting of what we never see in a disaster – unless we are one of the victims. Rene Steinhauer, author of Saving Jimani, Life and Death in the Haiti Earthquake Holy Continue Reading …

HPV Vaccines: A Large-Scale Dangerous & Ineffective Public Health Experiment

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Holy Hormones Journal: Once again, friend and colleague, Christina England has researched and written a brilliant article detailing the proven fallacies of the HPV vaccines. Why isn’t the government listening? Why is Merck & Co determined to have every girl in the U.S. vaccinated with Gardasil by 2020? When will the madness stop. Oh, maybe Continue Reading …