New Mom loses secret battle with Postpartum Depression

Holy Hormones Journal: I am posting this just as I am preparing to depart for Philadelphia to speak at the National Association for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder  (NAPMDD)conference. We are losing too many women to severe depressive disorders that result in suicide. This is not something that a drug can fix. but the drug companies are Continue Reading …

Are Postpartum Practices Harmful to New Mothers?

Holy Hormones Journal: Although the article is from 2013, the author not only raises a good question – but she puts postpartum care within a historical and cultural perspective – and you  know how much I love that. Long gone are the days of “social childbirth” and being pampered by your favorite women friends. I Continue Reading …

Hormone Health Breakthrough for an Incredible You

“I got my brain back. When I started taking EMPowerplus Q96, I would stay sharp the whole time and it was amazing. I loved how I felt. I stay present and focused.” ~ Testimonial   Holy Hormones Journal: I have been working with, educating and counseling women about their hormone related anxiety, depressions, PMS, PMDD, Continue Reading …

When Postpartum Depression Turns Into Maternal Mental Illness

Holy Hormones Journal: Postpartum Depression is now being called Postpartum Psychosis. This is a scary turn in terminology and may lead to mother’s to getting a mental illness diagnosis and being place on psychotropic drugs. In fact, last year Good Morning America did a segment on putting new mommies on Xanax so they would be Continue Reading …

Postpartum Wellness Expert Cheryl Jazzar: From Post Partum Depression to Majestic Motherhood

Time for a Hormone Harmony Summer! I have been on the air once a week for 11 years… It is time for a ‘hormonious’ break! Will be back on the air in the fall – but in the meantime, I will be posting the ‘Best of the Best’ of my most favorite radio interviews. This Continue Reading …

Empowering Women with Hormone Harmony

EMPowerplus Q96 – EMPowers Women with Hormone Harmony© EMPowerplus Q96 is a natural micronutrient formula developed by Anthony F. Stephan designed to promote mental well-being in those suffering from various mood disorders and hormone imbalance. The supplement provides a broad-based balanced supply of micronutrients needed for healthy brain function and development. As a result of Continue Reading …

When a Mother Drives into the Ocean

Holy Hormones Journal:  Most of us watched the video of the pregnant woman driving her minivan with her three – children straight into the ocean on the news the first week of March. What would ‘drive’ a woman to kill herself and her children? How deep was she in the hell hole of her mind Continue Reading …

Your Postpartum Blues Affects Your Daughter’s Maternal Care

Holy Hormones Journal: What mother – whether a rat or human – wouldn’t be distressed by a strange male invading their space.  Many people have been chased by veracious female elk during calving season.  That behavior is not unusual and it is a maternal instinct that crosses many species.  What is interesting is the learned Continue Reading …

Miriam Carey: How Did a Beautiful Woman End Up a ‘Psychotic’ Victim?

Holy Hormones Journal: Postpartum psychosis…. what happened to postpartum depression?  The tragic death of Miriam Carey must be a wake up call for women – all of us. We cannot let this woman’s needless death be swept under the carpet.  We must hope and pray that on another level, Carey might have had an agreement Continue Reading …

Bye, Bye Drug Psychiatry – Women Deserve Better – We All Deserve Better

Holy Hormones Journal: How familiar does this sound? I cannot tell you how many hundreds of women who have posted and commented on articles on my blog who have fallen into the same hormone-related ‘postpartum journey into the world of psychiatry’.  Thanks to Dr. Kelly Brogan ‘The Renegade Psychiatrist’ for bringing this woman’s story to Continue Reading …