Down the Rabbit Hole: Teen Girl Suicides Soar

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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 …

Awakening Our Female Mystique

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Holy Hormones Journal: My dear Goddess friend and sister, Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost, asked me to write an article for her blog, Thing’s We Don’t Talk About: Women’s Stories from the Red Tent. Isadora changed my life last year when she asked me to do a screening of her movie. She lifted the veil so that 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 …

Are Toxic Tampons the Culprit Behind Rising Infertility Rates?

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Holy Hormones Journal: Say it ain’t so – but then again chemicals in the vagina?  Even commercially available sanitary pads are not to be trusted.  Dalene uses Wikipedia to explain all of the toxins in femcare products: “The materials used to manufacture most pads are derived from the petroleum industry and forestry. The absorbent core, Continue Reading …

Menstrupedia: A Source for All Things Sacredly Menstrual


Holy Hormones Journal:  Aditi Gupta and her husband Tuhin Paul of India break through the barriers of menstrual taboos and develop a web site – to provide information and education on puberty and sexuality for pre-teens and teenagers. The site averages 40,000 visitors a month from 195 countries, with readers from as far afield Continue Reading …

Risk of Diabetes comes with Early Puberty


Holy Hormones Journal:   Science has now backed up the concerns that hormone imbalance is being passed down generation to generation. In addition, of course to estrogen mimickers in our environment – in addition to generations of synthetic hormone use.  All of these mimickers have been found in the umbilical cords of pregnant women. Hormone Continue Reading …

Gender Taboos and Menstruation Affects Economics

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Holy Hormones Journal: I think Ms. Marohasy cuts to the chase on this issue when she points out how countries support ‘politically correct’ campaign like AIDS, and infant mortality – but when it comes to menstruation and menstrual management – and the need for girls to have access to femcare products for menstrual sanitation- backs Continue Reading …

Estrogen Receptor Mutation Found to Delay Puberty


Holy Hormones Journal: This article is a clear indicator of the importance of the delicate, yet fundamental endocrine system. In this case, a mutation of the estrogen receptor has delayed puberty for an 18- year old girl. Certainly, a profound effect on her psyche. The article states:  “Estrogen production normally begins with the brain telling Continue Reading …

BPA Exposure in Puberty Causes Obesity in Girls


Holy Hormones Journal: Estrogen by any other name – in this case BPA – is still estrogen.  This study backs up my theory that menarche is the most fragile time of a woman’s life. Especially since, the authors did not find hormone related obesity in girls older than 12 or in boys in the same Continue Reading …

India’s Unschooled Teens Empowered with Sex Ed


Information on Sex Ed is vital – along with menstrual hygiene. According to Elisa Stein’s book, Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation, when women gained accessed to feminine hygiene in the U.S. the two greatest movements in women’s history took place: Women fought for and won the right to vote – and the birth of the women’s movement took place. Lack of menstrual hygiene education and products demoralizes women.