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 …

Menstruation A Reproductive Rights Issue – Ask A Woman in Prison

Holy Hormones Journal: What is it about shaming women? Every step we take the patriarchy is quick to remind and remand us over our menstrual blood. Incarcerating women and then withholding femcare products is a human rights violations. Forcing women to wear stained clothes instead of providing them sanitary products is cruel and unusual but Continue Reading …

Tampons Pure, Clean, and Toxic

Holy Hormones Journal:  Representative Caroline Maloney – has been pushing for this fem care issue for 17 years. What is the problem? Why the delay? How is it possible that with the millions of women in the U.S. using tampons – spending thousands of dollars for fem care products that there has not been any Continue Reading …

Femcare Industry Sells Toxic Products for Your Hygiene Needs

Holy Hormones Journal: Here is another great product developed for women to be light and carefree – wearing white swimsuits, playing tennis – riding a white horse into the sunset or jumping into the surf in her white bikini – thanks to the manufacturers who have made our lives so fresh, clean and easy.  And Continue Reading …

Is Your Menstrual Discomfort Due to Your Femcare Product?

Do you want to ease the cramping, bloating and other menstrual discomfort you experience during your menstrual cycle? Have you ever thought that these symptoms plus your periodic fatigue many be due to your tampon or sanitary napkin? Some traditional padding in some sanitary napkins is made from paper pulp which is the product of Continue Reading …

Menstrual Products: Safe or Profitable?

Holy Hormones Journal: What is in those sanitary napkins or those tampons that we place outside or inside our vaginas once a month. Do we even think about it? I was just made aware by a colleague from Australia – that industrial glue is what holds all those synthetic layers together so that the pad Continue Reading …

Celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28

It’s hard to believe that globally, 4 out of 10 people lack access to something as basic as a clean toilet. It’s hard to believe that diarrhoea caused by dirty water, poor sanitation and bad hygiene kills more children than malaria, measles and HIV/AIDS combined. Holy Hormones Journal: At the 2013 conference in New York Continue Reading …

Are Toxic Tampons the Culprit Behind Rising Infertility Rates?

Holy Hormones Journal: Say it ain’t so – but then again chemicals in the vagina?  Even commercially available sanitary pads are not to be trusted.  Dalene uses Wikipedia to explain all of the toxins in femcare products: “The materials used to manufacture most pads are derived from the petroleum industry and forestry. The absorbent core, Continue Reading …

If it’s that Time of the Month – Why Can’t We Talk About It?

Holy Hormones Journal: This is an excellent article/commentary by Sinu Joseph – as she explains the the only relevant way to share information about menstruation with adolescent girls.  Too often the classes are set in a tone of shame and embarrassment – because the teacher/presenter is even too embarrassed to discuss the issue.  No wonder Continue Reading …