Holy Hormones Honey! The Greatest StoryNever Told! debuts on the VoiceAmerica Radio Network on Thursday August 8. The show will air live at 10 AM MDT on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

The radio show  is dedicated to every woman who has ever experienced a hormonefluctuation, from menarche to menopause!  Sponsored by Truehope Inc., The Leaders in Brain Health, the focus of the show will be on addressing core biological issues that cause mood disorders and/or mental illness from a micronutrient support perspective. Because no one can make a sound decision unless their brain functioning is intact.

For decades, the power of women’s hormone shifts has been unrecognized and underestimated. In fact, women make up the majority of mental health diagnoses’ due, in part, to a lack of education about the endocrine system and how and why our hormones affect our minds, moods, and behaviors. For too many years women have been labeled as ‘mentally disordered’ if they struggle with their menstrual cycle. Women will be the portal to sharing this information with the men and children in their lives. Because when women thrive, everyone thrives. Now that is true hope.

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Join Leslie Carol Botha when she interviews Autumn Stringam â€“ a woman with a family history of severe bipolar disorder (her mother and grandfather committed suicide because of the disease – and her now 20 year recovery from medications and institutions because of her father’s dedication to saving her life.

If you are looking for hope  then you are in the right place. Autumn Stringam, author of “A Promise of Hope” will be sharing her incredible journey from the depths of bipolar disorder to becoming a beacon for thousands of others when she changed her ‘hopelessness to healing’ with the use of micronutrients.

In 1995, Autumn Stringam had been using 13 drugs in different combinations with multiple hospitalizations and therapy for several years, to no avail. Her bipolar symptoms were out of control.  One terrible hospitalization after another for Autumn finally led her husband, to seek family help. Autumn was no longer able to drive, care for herself or 3-year-old son, and the psychiatrist demanded assurances of 24-hour adult supervision for Autumn when she was not in the hospital.

Using the Truehope EMPowerplus micronutrient combination, Autumn was able to eliminate all of her psychiatric drugs in only two months.

Autumn grew up in a bipolar household, losing both her grandfather and her mother to suicide by the age of 21. At 19, Autumn was diagnosed with Bipolar I with rapid cycles and Schizophrenic tendencies and before long had tried 13 different drug combinations, to no avail. Hospitalization and regular emergency visits to the doctor for sedative injections were common when each of the drug combinations stopped working.

Since starting the micronutrient therapy in 1995, which finally resolved her symptoms, Autumn has become an author, magazine contributor, public speaker and political advocate for the rights of the mentally ill. She is a mother of four and has dedicated her life to breaking the cycle of illness that plagued her family. She is educating and supporting other people who want to find total healing from the aftermath of mental illness.

Autumn’s inspiring memoir, â€œA Promise of Hope” (HarperCollins, 2007) is available on Amazon.com


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.