Holy Hormones Journal – Read the headline below… what kind of nonsensical message does this send to women? No you are NOT crazy – no – you do NOT have a psychological disorder – YES – you are experiencing hormone imbalance. NO – you do not need psycho meds. YES- you do need nutrition targeted Continue Reading …
Leslie Carol Botha: I agree with what Dr. Ochoa-Maya states that hormones are like an intricate symphony and when one hormone is offbeat that entire melody is ruined. This is so crucial. The original symphony comes from the pineal gland in the brain – and is transmitted via hormones ( the communicators) through the entire Continue Reading …
Health News Digest
By Staff Editor
Nov 15, 2011 – 9:37:55 AM
[Guttmacher_7_1] The most common reason U.S. women use oral contraceptive pills is to prevent pregnancy, but 14% of pill users—1.5 million women—rely on them exclusively for noncontraceptive purposes. The study documenting this finding, “Beyond Birth Control: The Overlooked Benefits of Oral Contraceptive Pills,” by Rachel K. Jones of the Guttmacher Institute, also found that more than half (58%) of all pill users rely on the method, at least in part, for purposes other than pregnancy prevention—meaning that only 42% use the pill exclusively for contraceptive reasons.
Society for Menstrual Cycle Research
September 8th, 2011 by Elizabeth Kissling
Guest Post by Harriet Hall, M.D.
When women live together, do their menstrual cycles tend to synchronize? It’s been a long time since I first heard that claim. I didn’t believe it, for a number of reasons. I had never observed it myself, I saw no plausible mechanism to explain how it could happen, I thought the statistics to prove it would be problematic and complicated, and I suspected that confirmation bias and selective memory might have persuaded people that a spurious correlation existed. How often do women say “Oh, look! We’re having our periods at the same time”? How often do they say “Oh, look! We’re having our periods at different times”? Now that many years have passed since my first encounter, I thought it would be fun to revisit the claim and see whether science has supported it or rejected it.
The Economist reported this week that falling fertility rates around the world spell doom for many countries as the single life appeals to more women than replacing themselves through children.
For hundreds of years, the world’s population has grown steadily. But demographers now believe that within several decades, the number of people on earth will actually begin to decline. Women in the wealthier parts of Asia, for example, are literally on a “marriage strike” leading to a drop in birth rates.
When is the right time to have “The Talk” with your child? This week’s topic suggested by Wakefield Patch reader Melissa.
Tasha Schlake Festel
Anyone who knows me knows I’ll talk about pretty much anything, anytime, anywhere… often to my husband’s chagrin. This generally applies to my children as well. However, to be honest, prior to this week’s topic, I hadn’t spent a lot of time considering how I was going to discuss sex with my kids. They’re 5 and 7. Sex isn’t on my radar for impending discussions, unlike “you may not hit in kindergarten” and “there is a difference between being honest and being a jerk.”