Bye, Bye, Pap Test – Hello, Cervical Cancer Test

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Holy Hormones Journal: Let’s examine (no pun intended) this new testing marketed to women. The pap test has been effective for over 40 years – and has significantly reduced the rate of cervical cancer.  The Columbus Dispatch had this to say about the change in screening: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved HPV Continue Reading …

What if Depression isn’t REALLY Depression?

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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 …

Mapping the Maternal Brain

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Holy Hormones journal: Finally, an article that I do not have to snark about, criticize, sound the alarm over – finally an article I can embrace with a resounding “Yes!” Mothering behavior does begin with biochemical reactions. The healthier the biochemical interactions, the healthier the emotions of mother – and the healthier the emotions are Continue Reading …

1 in 5 Women May Have Undergone Unnecessary Hysterectomy

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Holy Hormones Journal: Here is another wake up call – too late for some… 1 in 5  adds up to a lot of women walking around without their uterus. In the past, hysterectomies were performed because women beyond child-bearing years did not ‘need it’ anymore. Doesn’t anyone else see the absurdity in that thinking? Perhaps Continue Reading …

Pill is Still Dominant Choice for Contraception – and other Meanderings

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Holy Hormones Journal: Truly this article was written by a man. Choice of words like ‘dominant – and the ensuing analysis kind of makes me feel like (if I was menstruating) like a statistic instead of a woman choosing not to get pregnant. I think this article is important  for a couple of reasons: 1. Continue Reading …

Growing Vaginas In a Lab – Cause for Concern?

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Holy Hormones Journal: I posted a similar article about this topic in June of 2014. Then another article appeared at the end of the year – which made me think that is was important to post again – lest we forget. Why you say? Well, I am in some discussion groups and the same question Continue Reading …

Assessing Maternal Mental Health Post ASD – Are Moms Getting too Damn Vocal?

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Holy Hormones Journal – Support or Suppression? Hysteria – a word used to make women feel insane for knowing what they know. ~ Eve Ensler Many of you have heard me use this quote in my blogs and on my radio shows. But there is not another statement that captures the reality of suppressing women’s Continue Reading …

Husbands Beware: Women Coming off Contraception May No Longer be Attracted to You

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Holy Hormones Journal: If coming off the hormone contraceptives affects how a woman perceives her husband’s attractiveness – then shouldn’t we be wondering about what the pill is doing to women’s minds? How can that even be good for women. Many women even question who they are coming off the pill. Women even question who Continue Reading …

Birthing in America – from the Sacred to the Profane

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Holy Hormones Journal: How far we have come from that simple, yet profound statement. A sacred birth is truly for one purpose – to birth a child in a way that can best preserve the essence of divinity that accompanies each new being. Babies are wise and conscious beings. Babies born to conscious parents are Continue Reading …

Adolescent Girls Having the ‘Talk’ with Pediatricians at Age 9

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Holy Hormones Journal: For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) has endorsed ‘named’ birth control for adolescent girls. In 2007, all the AAP did was issue contraceptive guidelines but now they are recommending the IUD -either Mirena or Paraguard or the implant Implanon and Nexplanon. According to the AAP, doctors beginning to Continue Reading …