Holly Grigg-Spall: ‘Sweetening the Pill’- Hooked on Hormones September 5

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The ground-breaking interview with Holly Grigg-Spall is now archived on Holy Hormones Honey! on VoiceAmerica.

Click on the ‘Latest Episode” and the show will air immediately.  This is one of the most important shows a woman will ever listen to you.  And then she will go out and purchase her copy of  ‘Sweetening the Pill’.  Holy Hormones Honey!  It is time for women to reclaim their bodies and their health. When women thrive…. everyone thrives.


Sweetening the Pill Or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control
Noon ET; 11 am CT; 10 am MT; 9 am PT
September 5
Holy Hormones Honey! on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel



Want to know what those synthetic hormones are doing to you?  Want to know why?  Are you curious about how the pill came about – and whySweetening the Pill book_cover millions of young girls and women are on synthetic hormone pills, patches, implants, and IUD’s – even if they are not sexually active?

How about a 19th century views that women’s ovaries are the ‘origins of crisis.’  Or as Holly writes – ‘femaleness was considered to be a mental illness that required constant management’. Sweetening the Pill is going to be a run-away best seller.  And a must read for every woman.

When the birth control pill came on the market in the 60’s it bolstered a feminist revolution giving women new freedoms and the right to control their reproductive health.  Somewhere along the way our right to birth control is being used to control our bodies.  The pill has been promoted as a safe, easy to take daily medication – now known to cause severe side effects and death.

Holly Grigg-SpallHolly Grigg-Spall, author of “Sweetening the Pill Or How We
Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control
” will be sharing research and concerns about synthetic hormones.

We should all be concerned. By 2015 over 200 million women will be on birth control. How many of us know how this drug works – how many are told about the potential side effects – and how many of us know that it depletes vital nutrients that can cause depression, anxiety, and panic attacks? According to Holly – over 80% of women who pop the pill experience these symptoms over their life time.

Author of Sweetening the Pill Or How We Became Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control, Holly is a women’s health writer and activist whose blog documenting her personal transition off the pill gained international recognition from The BBC, The Washington Post, The Times (UK), and The Independent (UK).

Holly began writing a blog in 2009. When in London, England she had an article published in Easy Living on the side effects of the birth control pill. Her research was prompted by her own experience with Yasmin. After researching the pill Holly realized that after 10 years on synthetic hormone contraception, she needed to come off the pill completely. The blog became a place to document her transition and the steep learning curve that came with that choice.

Holly has contributed to Ms. Magazine’s blog, and she writes regularly for the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research blog re: Cycling. Holly has been interviewed on BBC Radio and now appears on Holy Hormones Honey!

Past radio shows are archived on Holy Hormones Honey! on the  VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.


Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.