hormone balance

The hormone cycle is a function of a highly evolved chemical feedback loop between the pituitary gland and the ovaries and uterus. Hormones are messengers and work on feedback loops that are dynamic. When the loops are interrupted – the messages become garbled.  Dr. Margarita Ochoa-Maya brings profound wisdom and insight to the importance of the symphonious hormone rhythm.

Balance is needed everywhere; in spiritual life, and in daily living. Balance is also necessary within the body.  When it comes to hormones, balance is key. When it comes to women’s hormones, estrogen is balanced by progesterone. The effect of one hormone offsets the effects of the other. Together they maintain an optimal balance in the body. Too much of one hormone or the other can lead to significant medical problems. Too much of a good thing can be bad; not enough is equally a pretty serious problem. But who is to say what enough is? Find out on Holy Hormones Honey!

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Endocrinologist – Dr. Margarita Ochoa-Maya

Within the broad area of internal medicine, preventive medicine, women’s health, adolescent health, and endocrinology, Dr. Ochoa-Maya has developed extensive interest in metabolism, the hormonal mechanisms of organ injury, the pathophysiology of hormones, obesity, hypertension and diabetes. She is a specialist in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, a seriously under-diagnosed condition that affects millions of women world-wide. She is very interested in the interrelationships between the environment, a healthy diet, routine exercise, and illness, including physical, psychological, and emotional health.

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.


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.