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Understanding Your Mind, Mood, and Hormone Cycle Paperback – April 1, 2013
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Leslie Carol Botha, Women's Health Educator, author, publisher, and broadcast journalist is an internationally recognized expert on women’s hormonal health. Botha’s 30 years of research demonstrates how hormone changes/fluctuations in the menstrual cycle affect women’s physical, mental and emotional well-being. 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 bestowed by the Foundation for the Study of Cycles. Her research is also featured in a recent book titled: 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. Schreiner has noted that Botha is “one of the most prominent twenty-first century natural cycle thinkers.” H. Sandra Chevalier-Batik co-founded Pleiades Publishing Services in 1992. In addition to her work as a Publisher, she joined the Holy Hormones Women’s Menstrual Education Project as Principal Research Analyst in 2002. Her responsibilities focused on the collation of statistical data, developing reports, publications, and training materials; with a particular emphasis on women’s health, the pharmaceutical industry, and government funded health initiatives. Sandra has conducted over 300 seminars and workshops and has been a featured speaker at national and international publishing conferences. Sandra has earned a reputation for making highly complex subjects easily understood. Her informal approach helps put both readers and class attendees at ease and ready to tackle unfamiliar material. Her many years of research analysis, curricula development and training experience has helped her bring a real-world sensibility to her work with the Holy Hormones Menstrual Health Education Project.
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But independently that the subject is approach different in Venezuela than in the States, what I can tell you is that I never learned the sacred part, the cyclical aspect and the correlation with the moon phases.
Since my early adulthood I have been facing big behavioral troubles which have lead to live some very difficult moments not just to me but also to people living wth me, meanly my partners. After my divorce (married at 22 and divorced at 28) and while being in another relationship, I started to notice a pattern: I started to notice that exactly 2 weeks before my period my behavior was awful, I was aggressive and very emotional. Now I feel like Aureliano Buendia when he discovered that the Earth was rounded and not flat as everybody else in Macondo thought.
That discovery lead me to stop taking the pill. I noticed that it was affecting me even more, and that maybe influenced a lot my behavior in the past years.
In the last years, after having my first son at 32, the patterns somehow got worse. I have been seeking for information, everything at the beginning was leading me to me having DPMS! And I was feeling depressed thinking I had a deserve nobody could understand, and medication has never been an option for me. However, I started to make changes in my diet, I started to replace carbohydrates in my diet, a diet more rich in fat and proteins, avoiding almost totally simple carbohydrates and sugars in general. And some months later I started not just to see results, but also to feel them. And even when I have always been physically quite active, I started to feel more energy and to work out more regularly. Then, my partner and I made the decision of removing the cooper spiral I had: NO MORE CONTRACEPTION. It was amazing to be released of the IUD. Then the changes were even more noticeable.
But even though the big progress, I was still feeling some fussiness the previous days to my period, so I continue seeking for information about "how to cure it", and then I found about this book.
OMG! How cool! Thanks God. Because after reading this book I am not seeking anymore for a cure. Now I understand that there is nothing to cure because my behavior is just normal, is part of my natural cycles. I will always from now see my period in a totally different way. I feel blessed to be a woman, I feel so proud! So happy! Now I want to know in which phase the moon is, I want to understand more about the connection with the moon, and it feels so nice now to be really aware of what is going on inside me, what is the endometrium and every other single part of my inner reproductive system... To understand what is going on.
I had some time already jotting down some aspects related to my period using an app, but now I want to really start this holy hormones diary the authors mention, I know that by doing it I will understand much more my cycle and then will be able to plan better my activities based on the phase of my cycle I am.
And for sure: I really want my partner to read the book! And he will, I know.
Again, thanks so much, thanks so much.
In “Understanding Your Mind, Mood, and Hormone Cycle,” co-authors Leslie Carol Botha and H. Sandra Chevalier-Batik beckon us to understand the intimate relationship between our hormone cycle and its impact on our thoughts and emotions. They explain how we can become empowered by understanding the brain – nervous system connection so we can enhance our personal and professional relationships. Furthermore, we learn how our health can be improved by maintaining a natural hormone cycle to decrease the risk of serious medical conditions including depression, anxiety, autoimmune disorders, and diabetes.
“Understanding Your Mind, Mood, and Hormone Cycle” provides health-related insights for both women and men. This book is well-written, easy to understand, illustrated, and beautifully organized. Kudos to Botha and Chevalier-Batik for researching and writing a great book that explains how to react positively to the constant stress of living in the 21st century.
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