PMDD not in our heads but in cellular response to sex hormones

  Holy Hormones Journal: Well what a way to start the New Year – with news that women have been dying (yes, literally) to hear – that PMS and PMDD are not in their heads – but in their cellular response to their sex hormones – estrogen and progesterone. But is this really good news? Continue Reading …

PMDD and the Power of Menstruation

Holy Hormones Journal: Every now and then an interesting read synchronistically comes across my desk. I was beginning to follow what was going on with the Dakota Access Pipeline and the gathering of the tribes in protest of the government placing a pipeline on sacred lands without permission. I am sure you have heard of Continue Reading …

Why is PMS so Misunderstood?

    Holy Hormones Journal: Just came across this article – and even though it is a year old – it is still poignant and true. Do not be swayed by the 5 to 8% of women have who experience PMDD – 5 to 8% of millions of women is a significant number. And for Continue Reading …

An Eco Social Approach to Menstrual Management

Holy Hormones Journal: Leave to women to develop a sustainable healthy organic fem care products while reaching back to help other women. I think we are at the tip of the iceberg in beginning to understand how the chemically contaminated national brands have affected our mental and emotional health. Think about it. Most women place Continue Reading …

US Fertility Rate Lowest Ever

Holy Hormones Journal: My biggest jitter is that the drop in fertility in the U.S. is being blamed on the “Great Recession” of 2008. I think that is whitewashing the real issue for the rise in infertility rates. Let’s face it – drop in birth rates and rise in infertility rates are two side of Continue Reading …

Is Menstruation a Disease?

Holy Hormones Journal: That we are even having this discussion saddens me beyond belief. The body is a vital organic network of organic rhythms and checks and balances. To alter one system will damage the rest. Suppressing menstruation is nothing short of sterilization. Giving up control of one’s body to the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Continue Reading …

Menstruation Hits Mainstream

Holy Hormones Journal – not to say that is has always been mainstream for women – and many of our partners and our children. Right – once a month pretty significant. And for many it is like a stream. But never in my journey of many moons over many years would I have ever have Continue Reading …

We Need to Talk about PMS

Holy Hormones Journal: We need to start talking about PMS. How many years and how many generations of millions of women have experienced premenstrual discomfort one a month – been laughed at, belittled, told its all in our head – when we damn well know – it is in our entire body. As feminist, and Continue Reading …

ACOG Recommends Menstrual Management for Teens

Holy Hormones Journal: Yes, I agree – menstruation is a vital sign of teen health – however, what I am wary of is menstrual management at an early age for girls who may not need that type of medical intervention. And being the well-informed skeptic that I am – I also see this as a Continue Reading …

Man Guide to Menstruating Female

Holy Hormones Journal: Talk about a picture speaking a 100 words – and in this case add in “The Last Straw” as the image was so aptly titled. Yes, hormonal fluctuations can affect a woman’s life, mood and state of mind. That is why my co-author and I wrote our book “Understanding Your Mind, Mood Continue Reading …