PMDD not in our heads but in cellular response to sex hormones

  Holy Hormones Journal: Well what a way to start the New Year – with news that women have been dying (yes, literally) to hear – that PMS and PMDD are not in their heads – but in their cellular response to their sex hormones – estrogen and progesterone. But is this really good news? Continue Reading …

Why is PMS so Misunderstood?

    Holy Hormones Journal: Just came across this article – and even though it is a year old – it is still poignant and true. Do not be swayed by the 5 to 8% of women have who experience PMDD – 5 to 8% of millions of women is a significant number. And for Continue Reading …

We Need to Talk about PMS

Holy Hormones Journal: We need to start talking about PMS. How many years and how many generations of millions of women have experienced premenstrual discomfort one a month – been laughed at, belittled, told its all in our head – when we damn well know – it is in our entire body. As feminist, and Continue Reading …

Man Guide to Menstruating Female

Holy Hormones Journal: Talk about a picture speaking a 100 words – and in this case add in “The Last Straw” as the image was so aptly titled. Yes, hormonal fluctuations can affect a woman’s life, mood and state of mind. That is why my co-author and I wrote our book “Understanding Your Mind, Mood Continue Reading …

Is Menstruation Having a Moment? #periodsarenotaninsult

Holy Hormones Journal: You could say that menstruation has come a long way baby. Back in the day, when I started out – no one talked about menstruation but me. On the radio. On the TV. Mind you this was before the Internet. Holy Hormones Honey! Was their ever life before the Internet? Methinks I Continue Reading …

Why is Period Pain Ignored?

Holy Hormones Journal: Laura Beil has written an excellent commentary about the monthly period pain more and more women are experiencing – and the lack of treatment since the mid-1980’s when people were no longer interested. Perhaps there was a great push for going on birth control at that time – up until now… Perhaps, Continue Reading …

Cheryl Hemmings: This Mad Cow’s Disease: One Woman’s Journey through PMDD ~ Aug 5

Cheryl Hemmings This Mad Cow’s Disease: One Woman’s Journey through PMDD August 5 7pm ET – 4 pm PT The Liberty Beacon Media Network Join me on Wednesday, August 5th when I interview a young woman who has struggled with PMMD over the course of her life. She has written some brilliant blog post on Continue Reading …

Amanda LaFleur: National Conference on Treatment Options for PMDD on Holy Hormones Honey! July 15 & 22

Amanda LaFleur, executive director for the National Association for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (NAPMDD) offers insights and support for women suffering from this extreme form of hormone imbalance that affects so many women – and their families. Interview is archived here and on The Liberty Beacon Town Crier Amanda LaFleur, Executive Director, NAPMDD National Association for Continue Reading …

The Premenstrual Phase w/o the Diagnosis

Holy Hormones Journal: My colleague Gabriella Guglielminotti Trivel wrote this excellent article about an important aspect of the premenstrual phase of our cycle that is often overlooked. We are so used to the medical terms for PMS and PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder), and the medical diagnosis, we forget that their might be an even deeper 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 …