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One of the most heart breaking life altering events is discovering your child has been diagnosed for an incurable disease or disability. Then the fear, panic and questions set in. As a parent your world falls apart. How did this happen? What did I do wrong? What can I do now? Who do I go to for help? Will my child need a full time care taker? I will not put my child in a home! Will he/she be able to attend school? What kind of school? Will he/she be able to live an independent life? How will my child survive after I die?

Some disabilities are obvious. People can see a child in a wheel chair, spinal bifida or cerebral palsy and maybe even understand what a family is going through. But what able the invisible disabilities.

Neurodevelopment disorders like autism or ADHC. The outward signs are not obvious. We have all seen people react as if a child with these disorders is simply unruly, or the parents cannot control their child. These reactions add to the already overwhelming stress for these families.

The latest estimate of autism is affects—the updated incident report for ASD is 1:59 children in the US—is over 30% percent from the 1 in 88 rate reported in 2008, and more than double the 1 in 150 rate in 2000.

According to the parent reports, 6.4 million children (11% of this age group 4–17 years) have been diagnosed with ADHD, and rates are increasing an average of approximately 5% per year since 2003.

The numbers are staggering, but there is hope coming out of the research, testing and development at University of California Davis’ MIND Institute.

The UC Davis MIND Institute (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders) is a collaborative international research center, committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, and treatment of the challenges associated with neurodevelopmental disabilities.

In 1998, families of children with autism helped found the UC Davis MIND Institute (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders). They envisioned experts from every discipline related to brain development working together toward one goal: finding and developing treatments to reduce the challenges and improve the quality of life for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families.

On Tuesday September 3rd, I will interview three of the best minds in neurological disorder research. Join me September 3rd at 8:00 a.m. PST on https://voiceamerica.com/show/3902/life-altering-events

Dr. Leonard Abbeduto,the Director, UC Davis MIND Institute and Tsakopoulos-Vismara Endowed Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine.

Dr. Julie Schweitzer Director, Attention, Impulsivity, Regulation (AIR)/ADHD Program UC Davis MIND Institute; CoCenter Mentoring Director of the MIND Institute;

Dr. Judy Van de Water,  Dr. Van de Water’s laboratory pursues research programs pertaining to autoimmune and clinical immune-based disorders including the biological aspects of autism spectrum disorders. This includes understanding the role of the maternal immune system during pregnancy in  healthy and altered neurodevelopment.

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Study Reports Significant Robust Improvement in ADHD and Depression with Micronutrient Protocol By Leslie Carol Botha

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Study Reports Significant Robust Improvement in ADHD and Depression with Micronutrient Protocol By Leslie Carol Botha

medicineHoly Hormones Honey! Tune in for Leslie Botha’s latest Episode  “Study Reports Significant Robust Improvement in ADHD and Depression with Micronutrient Protocol” airing Thursday Feb. 20th 9am Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition and the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorder in childhood often persisting into adulthood.  As many as one in 20 adults have ADHD marked by symptoms such as inattention and lack of concentration, impulsiveness, and difficulty controlling behavior. Many other symptoms are associated with ADHD including hyperactivity, bipolar and panic disorders, anxiety, depression, and social anxiety.  Micronutrient treatment found to be more effective than placebo Researchers at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch New Zealand used a double blind study finding that the nutritional supplement Truehope EMPowerplus™ has significant benefits for adults with psychiatric symptoms of ADHD, depression, hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. Dr. Julia Rucklidge and her team of researchers successfully completed the placebo-controlled study, which was published Jan. 31 in The British Journal of Psychiatry.

Leslie BothaAbout Leslie Carol Botha

Leslie Carol Botha is host of Holy Hormones Honey! on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.  Botha is also a Women’s Health Educator and Internationally Recognized Expert on Women’s Hormones and Behaviors. She is the co-author of the highly acclaimed Understanding Your Mind, Mood, and Hormone Cycle, the first in a menstrual health education series that provides women with the education they never received about how their hormone cycle affects not only their minds, and moods, but their personal and professional relationships and their overall health and happiness.

Botha is a member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, and an advisory board member for the Cycles Research Institute. In 2006, Botha received the Edward R. Dewey Award for her pioneering research on how women’s hormonal fluctuations affect their behaviors. The award was bequeathed by the Foundation for the Study of Cycles.

Her research is also featured in The World According to Cycles- How Recurring Forces Can Predict the Future and Change Your Life by Samuel A. Schreiner, Jr., published by Skyhorse Publishing, New York City. Schreiner has noted that Botha is “one of the most prominent twenty-first century natural cycle thinkers.”

Botha has been a radio broadcast journalist for over 30 years. Her message is loud and clear: it is time for women to reclaim their health, and her passion and drive is to provide information to assist women in making informed choices about their health and well-being.

Special Encore Presentation: Controversial EMPowerplus Proves Effective for ADHD and Mood Disorders with Leslie Carol Botha

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Special Encore Presentation: Controversial EMPowerplus Proves Effective for ADHD and Mood Disorders with Leslie Carol Botha

TruehopeHoly Hormones Honey! Tune in for Leslie Botha’s latest Episode  “Special Encore Presentation: Controversial EMPowerplus Proves Effective for ADHD and Mood Disorders” airing Feb. 13th 9am Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

Would you consider a 47.6% outcome for a study on mood disorders significant? What would you say if this published study was on a micronutrient supplement and not a drug? Last week, a ground-breaking study published in the British Medical Journal cited that researchers at the University of Canterbury in NZ found the micronutrient supplement Truehope EMPowerplus™ had significant benefits for adults with psychiatric symptoms of ADHD, depression, hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention.  The research publication also identified a major reduction in symptoms in those suffering from ‘moderate’ to ‘severe’ depression.  Truehope founder, Anthony Stephan believes that this research now places EMPowerplus™ in a new class of first line treatments for the most common mood disorders.  The safety profile of the product has been researched extensively and has been proven to be safe in use over the past 16 years.  EMPowerplus™ has now been the subject of 24 medical journal publications.

Leslie BothaAbout Leslie Carol Botha

Leslie Carol Botha is host of Holy Hormones Honey! on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.  Botha is also a Women’s Health Educator and Internationally Recognized Expert on Women’s Hormones and Behaviors. She is the co-author of the highly acclaimed Understanding Your Mind, Mood, and Hormone Cycle, the first in a menstrual health education series that provides women with the education they never received about how their hormone cycle affects not only their minds, and moods, but their personal and professional relationships and their overall health and happiness.

Botha is a member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, and an advisory board member for the Cycles Research Institute. In 2006, Botha received the Edward R. Dewey Award for her pioneering research on how women’s hormonal fluctuations affect their behaviors. The award was bequeathed by the Foundation for the Study of Cycles.

Her research is also featured in The World According to Cycles- How Recurring Forces Can Predict the Future and Change Your Life by Samuel A. Schreiner, Jr., published by Skyhorse Publishing, New York City. Schreiner has noted that Botha is “one of the most prominent twenty-first century natural cycle thinkers.”

Botha has been a radio broadcast journalist for over 30 years. Her message is loud and clear: it is time for women to reclaim their health, and her passion and drive is to provide information to assist women in making informed choices about their health and well-being.

Controversial EMPowerplus Proves Effective for ADHD and Mood Disorders By by Leslie Carol Botha

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Controversial EMPowerplus Proves Effective for ADHD and Mood Disorders By by Leslie Carol Botha

Holy Hormones Honey! Tune in for Leslie Botha’s latest Episode Controversial EMPowerplus Proves Effective for ADHD and Mood Disordersairing on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

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Would you consider a 47.6% outcome for a study on mood disorders significant? What would you say if this published study was on a micronutrient supplement and not a drug?

Last week, a ground-breaking study published in the British Medical Journal cited that researchers at the University of Canterbury in NZ found the micronutrient supplement Truehope EMPowerplus™ had significant benefits for adults with psychiatric symptoms of ADHD, depression, hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention.  The research publication also identified a major reduction in symptoms in those suffering from ‘moderate’ to ‘severe’ depression.

Truehope founder, Anthony Stephan believes that this research now places EMPowerplus™ in a new class of first line treatments for the most common mood disorders.  The safety profile of the product has been researched extensively and has been proven to be safe in use over the past 16 years.

EMPowerplus™ has now been the subject of 24 medical journal publications.

Guest Bio

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Anthony Stephan is the founder of Truehope Inc., the leaders of brain health. His quest to find a natural solution for bipolar disorder started with a personal tragedy – the suicide of his wife, who battled bipolar her entire life, and the discovery that two of his nine children were afflicted with the disease. Through his hard work, he helped his children reclaim their lives. But he didn’t stop there – to date, he’s helped over 100,000 people through the Truehope Program, in over 600 countries.  There are now over 20 independent journal publications on his product.

For Stephan, the assurances of a Calgary psychiatrist, that his uncontrollable teenage son would never improve, and instead deteriorate was the prod to find an answer.  He was told he should prepare for another suicide in his family. “That hit me in the gut. Something snapped. I was not prepared to accept that God would put people on the Earth to suffer like this. There had to be an answer.”

 Leslie Botha

About Leslie Carol Botha

Leslie Carol Botha is host of Holy Hormones Honey! on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.  Botha is also a Women’s Health Educator and Internationally Recognized Expert on Women’s Hormones and Behaviors. She is the co-author of the highly acclaimed Understanding Your Mind, Mood, and Hormone Cycle, the first in a menstrual health education series that provides women with the education they never received about how their hormone cycle affects not only their minds, and moods, but their personal and professional relationships and their overall health and happiness.

Botha is a member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, and an advisory board member for the Cycles Research Institute. In 2006, Botha received the Edward R. Dewey Award for her pioneering research on how women’s hormonal fluctuations affect their behaviors. The award was bequeathed by the Foundation for the Study of Cycles.

Her research is also featured in The World According to Cycles- How Recurring Forces Can Predict the Future and Change Your Life by Samuel A. Schreiner, Jr., published by Skyhorse Publishing, New York City. Schreiner has noted that Botha is “one of the most prominent twenty-first century natural cycle thinkers.”

Botha has been a radio broadcast journalist for over 30 years. Her message is loud and clear: it is time for women to reclaim their health, and her passion and drive is to provide information to assist women in making informed choices about their health and well-being.

The New Buzz: Chronic Endocrine Disorders by Leslie carol botha

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This week’s episode, The New Buzz: Chronic Endocrine Disorders on Holy Hormones Honey! Airs January 16th LIVE at 9 am Pacific.  Catch this episode and others on demand every day here!

Once upon a time, words like immune-compromised, ADHD, Autism, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson disease, obesity, diabetes, hormone imbalance, adrenal fatigue, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome toxicity, gut function, food allergies and nutrient deficiency were not a part of our vocabulary. Today these words are embedded in our vernacular. Now a new term is entering the language: ‘chronic endocrine disorders’. Margarita Ochoa-Maya, MD, CDE CCD believes it is time to become proactive and personal about our health.  She is a proponent of nutrition and micronutrients as key determining factors for the prevention of chronic illness.  Prevention, patient knowledge and treating the whole person, not just the disease, are the keys to achieving wellness for everyone, especially those with chronic endocrine disorders. Dr. Ochoa-Maya will weave together the latest knowledge and cutting edge research in the traditional medical world, with other integrative therapies.

Guest Bio:

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Dr. Ochoa-Maya originally from Medellin Columbia, graduated from Instituto de Ciencia de la Salud CES and completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Boston City Hospital/Boston Medical Center in Massachusetts. She then completed a fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Ochoa-Maya, MD, CDE established Advanced Health and Wellbeing in 2010. With an 11-year history of practicing endocrinology, Dr. Ochoa-Maya, is well-known in southern New Hampshire as well as along the east coast through Florida.

Dr. Ochoa-Maya demonstrates her ongoing commitment to patient education by leading open discussions focusing on her areas of expertise and expands this commitment by actively participating in community activities that promote health literacy. Her main efforts are to understand and to help others acknowledge the influence hormones have on total health, happiness and physical appearance.

ADHD: Diagnosis or Deficiency By Leslie Carol Botha

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Tune in this week on Wednesday, December 12th at 9 am Pacific time to Holy Hormones Honey! for our show, “ADHD: Diagnosis or Deficiency? with our guest Julia Rucklidge.   Catch this episode and others on demand everyday here!

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral imbalance and the most commonly diagnosed disorder in childhood often persisting into adulthood. According to the CDC the number of children diagnosed with ADHD in the U.S. stands at 5.2 million. And that number is growing exponentially along with trends in ADHD medication use. Many other neurological symptoms are associated with ADHD including bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, social anxiety and panic disorders. Julia Rucklidge PhD has conducted a body of work from ADHD, bipolar and OCD using a micronutrient formula in lieu of medications. The outcome of her studies conclusively finds that the vitamin and mineral supplements had positive outcomes alongside an absence of side effects. She believes that further research needs to be conducted in larger controlled trials using the multinutrient approach. ADHD – diagnosis or micronutrient deficiency – you decide.

 

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Julia J. Rucklidge, PhD is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Originally from Toronto, she did her training in neurobiology (McGill) and Clinical Psychology (University of Calgary). Her interests in nutrition and mental illness grew out of her own research showing poor outcomes for children with significant psychiatric illness despite receiving conventional treatments for their conditions. For the last 6 years, she has been investigating the role of micronutrients in the expression of mental illness, specifically ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, anxiety and more recently, stress and PTSD associated with the Canterbury earthquakes.

Leslie Carol Botha

Leslie Carol Botha, host of Holy Hormones Honey! on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel, is a Women’s Health Educator and Internationally Recognized Expert on Women’s Hormones and Behaviors. She is the co-author of the highly acclaimed Understanding Your Mind, Mood, and Hormone Cycle, the first in a menstrual health education series that provides women with the education they never received about how their hormone cycle affects not only their minds, and moods, but their personal and professional relationships and their overall health and happiness.

Botha is a member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, and an advisory board member for the Cycles Research Institute. In 2006, Botha received the Edward R. Dewey Award for her pioneering research on how women’s hormonal fluctuations affect their behaviors. The award was bequeathed by the Foundation for the Study of Cycles.

Her research is also featured in The World According to Cycles- How Recurring Forces Can Predict the Future and Change Your Life by Samuel A. Schreiner, Jr., published by Skyhorse Publishing, New York City. Schreiner has noted that Botha is “one of the most prominent twenty-first century natural cycle thinkers.”

Botha has been a radio broadcast journalist for over 30 years. Her message is loud and clear: it is time for women to reclaim their health, and her passion and drive is to provide information to assist women in making informed choices about their health and well-being.

 

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