Menstruation Now a Social AND Medical Problem – Holy Hormones Journal: Although the feminist in me wants to rage at the proposed law put forth by a Russian lawmaker to give the ‘fair sex’ suffering from hormone imbalance and menstrual discomfort – paid time off because they are less productive at work – all I Continue Reading …
Holy Hormones Journal Jane Ussher has penned a brilliant article on the myth of women and madness – enforced by psychiatry’s bible – the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-5). When one starts looking at the history of women and ‘madness/mental illness’ it is distressing at best. Thousands of women have disappeared over Continue Reading …
Leslie Carol Botha: First we find out that synthetic hormones are linked to breast cancer and mortality AND then we find out that PMS – premenstrual syndrome is linked nutrient deficiency. And how many years have women been subjected to the “Take Two Valium and Go Home Honey, Syndrome?” Now young mothers are encouraged to go on Xanax to be better mommies. Is anyone else furious?
Three and a half years ago, after Princess L was born and we were pretty darn sure that we did not want anymore babies, this seemed like a really great birth control option. Easy office appointment to have it put in place, minimal side effects (more on this in a bit), safe to use while breastfeeding and no need to even THINK about having an oops baby for at least 5 years. What was not to like about it?
Holy Hormones Honey! PMS, PMDD and now PPD – all labels that stigmatize women while profits are being made off the medicalization of women’s bodies. I believe all new moms should be screened for postpartum depression with a hormone analysis and then treated with therapies that support the balancing of their hormones.
Join Leslie Carol Botha on Monday, June 11, on Holy Hormones Honey! when she interviews Anthony Stephan, co-founder of Truehope, a Canadian company that has developed a cutting-edge nutritional supplement for bipolar disorder, and other mental illnesses. This is an important show for women with hormonal anxiety, PMS, PMDD or PPD – or even if you are fatigued and depressed. The show will be audio streamed on KRFC FM – from 6 to 7 pm MST.
By Jo Waters
Last updated at 11:32 PM on 18th July 2011
Kirsty Baranowski stood in the middle of the road hammering on a taxi driver’s windscreen. She was incandescent with rage because he’d suddenly pulled out in front of her.
The outburst was completely out of character, but for 20 years she had been battling with violent mood swings in the run-up to her period.