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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.

Anatomy of an Epidemic: The Hidden Danger of ‘Wonder Drugs’ With Leslie Carol Botha

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Anatomy of an Epidemic: The Hidden Danger of ‘Wonder Drugs’ With Leslie Carol Botha

mentalTune in to Holy Hormones Honey! with Leslie Botha for her New Episode “Anatomy of an Epidemic: The Hidden Danger of ‘Wonder Drugs.’ Are ‘Wonder Drugs’ Doing More Harm Than Good?” on the Voiceamerica Health and Wellness Channel, airs Thursday January 30th at 9am Pacific Time.

Robert Whitaker is an award-winning science reporter who has explored the history of mental illness in America – with disturbing results. In his new book, Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America, Whitaker asks if ‘wonder drugs’ like Prozac are really helping medical consumers, then why has the number of Americans on government disability due to mental illness skyrocketed from 1.25 million in 1987 to over 4 million today?

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Are the long term-effects of using ‘wonder’ drugs causing the very problem that psychotropic drugs were supposed to ‘manage’?  Are these ‘wonder’ drugs doing more harm than good? Are they distorting our mental faculties? Are we going “Mad in America” while the rest of the world is watching?

In this episode, the long-term effects of psychiatric drugs, the link between social violence and drugs, and forced psychotropic treatments will be explored.

Guest Bio: Robert Whitaker

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Robert Whitaker is the author of four books, two of which tell of the history of psychiatry. His first, Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill was named by Discover magazine as one of the best science books of 2002. His newest book on this topic, Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America, won the Investigative Reporters and Editors book award for best investigative journalism in 2010.

Prior to writing, Whitaker worked as the science and medical reporter at the Albany Times Union newspaper in New York. His journalism articles won several national awards, including a George Polk award for medical writing, and a National Association of Science Writers’ award for best magazine article. A series he co-wrote for The Boston Globe was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1998. He also was director of publications at Harvard Medical School for a time.

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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 Science of Miracles By Leslie Carol Botha

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The Science of Miracles By Leslie Carol Botha

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Holy Hormones Honey!  The Science of Miracles  airs on the VoiceAmerica Radio Network on Thursday December 26th at 10 AM Pacific Time.

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Maureen Edwardson, author of Your Magical Evolutionary Code Unleashed believes that by clearing the layers of what no longer serves us in our lives, we will be attracted forward to our greater good with effortless grace. These are exciting times to realize we are spiritual beings co-creating and birthing our evolved selves and our world through the science of miracles.

In the past 20 years of discovery, Maureen perfected an amazing technique called Inner Resonance Technologies (IRT). She believes we are walking miracles, born ‘fully loaded’ with all the programs our ‘bio-supercomputers’ need to instantly heal our bodies, clear our minds and reconnect our spirits, allowing us to feel whole once again.

In this episode of Holy Hormones Honey! Maureen Edwardson will welcome you to this adventure of consciousness! Together we will explore beyond the frontiers of mind/body to the limitless Human Spirit, creating new possibilities and realities, beyond our current limited beliefs.

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About Maureen

Maureen has been developing Inner Resonance Technologies over the last 20 years, traveling internationally, sharing with the Russian doctors of the Medical Research Institutes in Siberia, the traditional shamans of the Republic of Altai, healing centers in Norway and Sweden, and for three years in the US giving training to various Tribal Schools for the Office of Indian Education Programs, Bureau of Indian Affairs.

IRT is unlimited in its application, and loving the variety of possibilities, Maureen not only enjoys working in the field of rapid injury recovery and addiction recovery, but also provides a cutting edge Corporate Wellness service.  Her favorite thing is giving group presentations and teaching, and remains grateful for the capacity to make such an amazing difference with her work.

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.

 

Super Charge Your Dreams into Being With Leslie Carol Botha

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Holy Hormones Honey! “Super Charge Your Dreams into Being” airs on the VoiceAmerica Radio Network on Thursday December 19th at 10 AM Pacific Time.

Would you like to wake up in the morning filled with happiness, enthusiasm and an abundance of life-energy? Would you like to know how you can focus this inner energy in such a way that your dreams can make the journey from being just an idea to becoming actual manifestation in your present life? Would you like to learn how to tune into and trust your Soul’s guidance? If you answer yes to any of these questions, then Cissi Williams’ book, Supercharge Your Dreams into Being by Trusting Your Soul’s Inner Guidance is for you.

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The book will show you how you can make your dreams come true – by supercharging them with life-energy – and then focusing this energy in such a way that you are able to bring your Soul’s dreams into being. In this way you start to create your most amazing life ever – a life where you know how to tune into the wisdom from your Soul, allowing it to guide you on the path your Soul wants you to take.

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Cissi is an Osteopath, Cranial Osteopath, Naturopath, Trainer of NLP and Transformational Soul Coach, specializing in Break-Through Coaching. She is passionate about giving tools, techniques and wisdom to others so they can heal and evolve spiritually. She does this through her writing, courses, seminars and treatments.

She qualified as an Osteopath and Naturopath from the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy (now called the British College of Osteopathic Medicine) in London in 1997, after having undergone a four-year full-time osteopathic training leading to a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honors) in Osteopathic Medicine.

Cissi started training in NLP in 2002 and has since then been very busy with coaching clients. She has also authored, Transformational NLP – a Spiritual Approach to Harnessing the Power of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and Spiritual Medicine – 7 Spiritual Potions to Heal Your Life.

 

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.

 

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.

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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.

 

Are Women on the Pill Still Female? By Leslie Carol Botha

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Are Women on the Pill Still Female? By Leslie Carol Botha

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Tune in this week on Wednesday, December 5th at 9 am Pacific time to Holy Hormones Honey! for our show, “Are Women on the Pill Still Female?” with our guest Holly Grigg-Spall at  Catch this episode and others on demand everyday here!

Holly Grigg-Spall in her book, Sweetening the Pill or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control states that the perfected body in our culture is not female – but male. She raises an interesting question: if the essential biological center of femaleness is suppressed with synthetic hormones, then can we say that women on the pill are still ‘female’?

Holly Grigg-Spall will be sharing her research and concerns about synthetic hormone use.

We should all be concerned. By 2015 over 200 million women will be on birth control. How many of us know how this drug works – how many are told about the potential side effects like migraines, dizziness depression, anxiety, panic attacks, blindness and even death. According to Holly – over 80% of women who pop the pill experience these symptoms over their life time.

What kind of bargain do women make with Mother Nature when we prevent nature from running its course?

 

About Holly Grigg-Spall:

Author of Sweetening the Pill Or How We Became Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control, Holly is a women’s health writer and activist whose blog documenting her personal transition off the pill gained international recognition from The BBC, The Washington Post, The Times (UK), and The Independent (UK).

Holly began writing a blog in 2009. When in London, England she had an article published in Easy Living on the side effects of the birth control pill. Her research was prompted by her own experience with Yasmin. After researching the pill Holly realized that after 10 years on synthetic hormone contraception, she needed to come off the pill completely. The blog became a place to document her transition and the steep learning curve that came with that choice.

Holly has contributed to Ms. Magazine’s blog, and she writes regularly for the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research blog re: Cycling. Holly has been interviewed on BBC Radio and now appears on Holy Hormones Honey!

 

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.

 

Defend Your Life with Vitamin D – The Missing Hormone with Leslie Carol Botha

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This week’s episode, Defend Your Life with Vitamin D – The Missing Hormone on Holy Hormones Honey! airs  October 31st LIVE at 9 am Pacific.  Catch this episode and others on demand every
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Defend Your Life; the award-winning and Amazon bestseller by Sue Rex Ryan contains vital information about the health benefits of vitamin D including the potential prevention of chronic medical conditions including autism, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and multiple sclerosis. 

For the majority of her life, Sue Ryan endured an undiagnosed vitamin D deficiency from lack of adequate sun exposure. After retiring in her early 50’s, Ryan parlayed her science background with a quest to attain a medical understanding of hormonal imbalance. She attended medical conferences, seminars, and workshops to learn about vitamin D and other hormones from renowned experts. Having extensively researched compelling medical findings about vitamin D’s benefits, Sue successfully became “vitamin D healthy.” She shares her impassioned self-help success and knowledge about Vitamin D in Defend Your Life with the hope that the information will empower the health and quality of life of many people.

Guest Bio:

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Susan Rex Ryan is the author of the award-winning and Amazon bestseller Defend Your Life. Born and raised in the Philadelphia, PA area, Sue enjoyed a career with the U.S. government where her service included leading non-proliferation efforts for nuclear and chemical weapons security. Formal recognition of her achievements includes the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Exceptional Civilian Service Award and the U.S. Department of State’s Meritorious Honor Award.

Susan Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University and a Master of Science degree from the U.S. military’s National War College. In addition, she has earned scores of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits from accredited U.S. medical programs approved by, inter alia, and The American Academy of Family Physicians. Her professional memberships include the Vitamin D Council, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and the Independent Book Publishers Association.

Thriving in the 21st Century with Leslie Carol Botha

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Thriving in the 21st Century with Leslie Carol Botha

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This week’s episode, Thriving in the 21st Century on Holy Hormones Honey! airs  October 24th LIVE at 9 am Pacific.  Catch this episode and others on demand every day here!

Are we going to thrive – or just survive? Join Life Coach, Angela Bussio, creator of the “The Science of Attracting Joy™, and “Design My Destiny© on October 24 to find out how you can break out of survival mode and into a thriving, successful life. 

At a young age, Angela discovered the principles or “rhythm” of creating the life that you desire.  Her life has been an experiment of both the effective and ineffective uses of the universal laws that govern our personal experience of reality.

After experiencing an almost magical era using these principles in her young adult life, Angela manifested an incredible man, and married him.  Over time, she forgot these early patterns.  This change of rhythm and focus created an extremely negative period in her life, while she was busy raising five children. Ultimately, at the height of a very stressful period she experienced a complete breakdown. Remembering her earlier experiences led her on a new quest to create a joyful life.

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Guest Bio

At the age of 45, Angela graduated with a B.S. in Psychology. To her dismay, she found the practical applications of traditional psychology and use of psych medications were only effective in quelling only some of the most acute symptoms. 

Angela began a journey for healing that led her to read almost 100 books and experience as many programs. This passionate, determined quest led her to the discovery of a new genre of psychology called “Energy Psychology.” It was the through the application of several of these techniques- that she was able to completely heal.

Angela became certified on a master level. She started a life coaching practice using these techniques in conjunction with her knowledge of brain and body processes and the powerful laws of Newtonian and Quantum physics to assist those who were suffering. She helped them learn to heal and re-create their lives. 

Angela appears as a Life Coach on a local morning television show, and conducts addiction group workshops.

Through the Looking Glass: Mental Wellness & Micronutrients with Leslie Carol Botha

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Through the Looking Glass: Mental Wellness & Micronutrients with Leslie Carol Botha

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This week’s episode, Through the Looking Glass: Mental Wellness & Micronutrients on Holy Hormones Honey! airs  October 17th LIVE at 9 am Pacific.  Catch this episode and others on demand every day here!

In Lewis Carroll’s famous 1871 fable Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, the heroine ponders what the world is like on the other side of a mirror’s reflection. To Alice’s surprise, she is able to step through the mirror to an alternative world. In this reflected version of her house, Alice finds a book with looking-glass poetry, “Jabberwocky.” Realizing she is traveling through an inverted world, Alice recognizes that the verse on the pages are written in mirror-writing. What if we have been living in an ‘inverted world?’ For those with mood disorders – or addictive/compulsive behaviors it feels that way. Inverted, disconnected, alone and afraid. Caught in the rabbit hole of our minds. Anthony Stephan, the founder of Truehope Inc. is inviting you to walk out of the dark throes of your inverted world into an alternative world. What if we have been reading the script wrong? Instead of drugging our minds, we need to be feeding our brains micronutrients to optimize our mental and physical health.

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Anthony Stephan is the founder of Truehope, a leading brain health supplement company. 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 Carol Botha

Leslie Carol Botha, host of Holy Hormones 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.

 

 

Rise of Mental Illness in America With Leslie Carol Botha

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Rise of Mental Illness in America With Leslie Carol Botha

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Don’t forget to tune in October 10th for Holy Hormones Honey!  at 9 am Pacific for our show on… The Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

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In Anatomy of an Epidemic, whistleblower Robert Whitaker asks why the number of adults and children disabled by mental illness skyrocketed over the past fifty years. In 1955, there were 355,000 adults in state and county mental hospitals with a psychiatric diagnosis. During the next three decades, (the era of the first generation psychiatric drugs) the number of disabled mentally ill rose to 1.25 million. According to government records there are now more than four million people in the US who receive a disability check because of a mental illness and that number continues to soar. Every day, 850 adults and 250 children with a mental illness are added to the disability rolls.

According to Whitaker, the astonishing increase in disability numbers raises the obvious question: “Could the widespread use of psychiatric medications–for one reason or another–be fueling this epidemic?”  Has the ‘psychopharmacological revolution’, failed consumers? Are we going ‘Mad in America?’

Guest Bio

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Robert Whitaker is the author of four books, two of which tell of the history of psychiatry. His first, Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill was named by Discover magazine as one of the best science books of 2002. His newest book on this topic, Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America, won the Investigative Reporters and Editors book award for best investigative journalism in 2010.

Prior to writing, Whitaker worked as the science and medical reporter at the Albany Times Union newspaper in New York. His journalism articles won several national awards, including a George Polk award for medical writing, and a National Association of Science Writers’ award for best magazine article. A series he co-wrote for The Boston Globe was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1998. He also was director of publications at Harvard Medical School for a time.

 

Leslie Carol Botha

Leslie Carol Botha, host of Holy Hormones 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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