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 …

Teen Depression and Heart Disease

Holy Hormones Journal: Has anyone noticed – a downward spiral in health care? Years ago, – ok many, many years ago… the media reported on the failing health of the elderly. Ok. We get that…. but now we are beginning to understand that even this premise will be challenged as we comprehend the evidence-based science Continue Reading …

Assessing Maternal Mental Health w Drugs that Cause Birth Defects

Holy Hormones Honey!  An article appeared in MedicalXpress this week, entitled: More mental health provision needed for mothers during pregnancy and after birth More research is needed to improve the identification and treatment of women with perinatal mental health issues, according to a new editorial co-authored by Professor Susan Ayers, the lead of the Centre Continue Reading …

Down the Rabbit Hole: Teen Girl Suicides Soar

Holy Hormones Journal: Usually, I would have a lot to say about this topic – but sadness overcomes the power of words. But let’s see if indeed the pen is mightier than the sword.  Many of you have heard me say – or have read in my blog this Native American proverb: “A nation is Continue Reading …

The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health | Julia Rucklidge | TEDxChristchurch

It’s not what we are and what we eat – it is what we are and what we absorb ~ Julia Rucklidge Published on Nov 10, 2014 This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In this critically important talk, clinical psychologist Julia Rucklidge explores a range of Continue Reading …

Mental Health in U.S. Women Declining & Other Alarming Trends

Holy Hormones Journal: The Washington Post came out with an article this month – probably because it is Women’s National Health Week (May 10 – 16)  with the headline Six alarming health trends every woman needs to know. The article said that even thought there was good news like a decrease in national mortality rates Continue Reading …

Bonnie Kaplan, PhD: The Emerging Field of Nutritional Mental Health – May 13

The always delightful and informative Bonnie Kaplan provided proof that we are on the crossroads of medicating vs. healing. Are you ready to take your mental health back? Listen to this most important interview. The archived interview can also be found at The Liberty Beacon Radio Network.   Bonnie Kaplan, PhD The Emerging Field of Continue Reading …

Depression – The Emotional Response to Your Microbiome

Holy Hormones Journal: I have been patiently waiting to post this incredibly powerful article by Bonnie Kaplan, PhD on the emerging field of nutritional mental health. According to Freud, the ego is part of  personality that mediates the demands of the id, the superego and reality. However, Freud has had his day in the limelight Continue Reading …

Suppressing Women’s Emotions

Holy Hormones Journal: Bravo for an excellent “Opinion” piece in the New York Times by psychiatrist Julie Holland who calls out the pharmaceutical companies for using medications to suppresses women’s feelings, emotions and ultimately our voices. As the world is descending into chaos, poverty, hunger, and decay, my comment has been over and over again Continue Reading …

What if Depression isn’t REALLY Depression?

Holy Hormones Journal: Depression that pervasive word that everyone fears. But what if depression isn’t what you have been told it is. What is does feel like is falling down the rabbit hole of your brain – not knowing how to get out… or even knowing how to get out. No light at the end Continue Reading …