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 …

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 …

Lizette: Coping with PMDD AND the Holidays on Nov 29

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  What a powerful and provocative interview. My guest Lizette was brutally and lovingly honest about living with PMDD. As I mentioned during the interview – in all my years (and they are adding up fast) of “preaching” about the importance of living with the menstrual cycle to prevent physical, mental and emotional issues – Continue Reading …

Hormones, Mental Health and Stigma

Holy Hormones Journal: The author makes a good point about women not being biologically inferior because of our hormones – but their is no doubt that the role they play is affecting women’s mental health. We cannot afford to be stigmatized. Hormone imbalance is becoming a very serious issue. Only we can take our physical Continue Reading …

Gender and Stress is there a Difference?

Holy Hormones Journal:This is a very important article. Dr. Diamond¬†was very kind to answer my questions when I contacted her the day I read about her study. My initial question was about xenoestrogens (synthetic estrogen-mimicking hormones in the environment) and their influence on her study. The reply – was it is impossible to know. But Continue Reading …

Cheryl Hemmings: This Mad Cow’s Disease: One Woman’s Journey through PMDD ~ Aug 5

Cheryl Hemmings This Mad Cow’s Disease: One Woman’s Journey through PMDD August 5 7pm ET – 4 pm PT The Liberty Beacon Media Network Join me on Wednesday, August 5th when I interview a young woman who has struggled with PMMD over the course of her life. She has written some brilliant blog post on Continue Reading …

Amanda LaFleur: National Conference on Treatment Options for PMDD on Holy Hormones Honey! July 15 & 22

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Amanda LaFleur, executive director for the National Association for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (NAPMDD) offers insights and support for women suffering from this extreme form of hormone imbalance that affects so many women – and their families. Interview is archived here and on The Liberty Beacon Town Crier Amanda LaFleur, Executive Director, NAPMDD National Association for Continue Reading …

The Premenstrual Phase w/o the Diagnosis

Holy Hormones Journal: My colleague Gabriella Guglielminotti Trivel wrote this excellent article about an important aspect of the premenstrual phase of our cycle that is often overlooked. We are so used to the medical terms for PMS and PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder), and the medical diagnosis, we forget that their might be an even deeper Continue Reading …