Holy Hormones Honey! Tune in for Leslie Botha’s latest Episode  “Illness Defined: Mercury Toxicity and Trauma airing March 27th 9am Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

Richard Diaz, author of Illness Defined has been an outspoken advocate on the dangers associated with mercury exposure for the past 30 years.  He feels strongly that the organic source of disease has been overlooked by scientists, researchers, and the medical industry. In fact, he believes that “no scientific or medical study is valid unless and until a heavy metal assay has been completed on the subject(s).”

Diaz states that most people are not aware of the presence of heavy metals in medications, dental applications, makeup, consumables and vaccines. A metallic neurological disturbance can lead to violence, rage, anxiety, addictions, compulsive behaviors, and CNS disorders.

Diaz has invited a special guest to join in the discussion to share his experience about how the neurotoxin Mercury was implicated in an auto accident which began his rapid descent into illness with no hope of recovery. Eliminating Mercury was the first step in his path to healing from the trauma.

Guest Bio:


Born shortly after World War, II Diaz had all the cultural attitudes of a rebellious personality. Whether that is from the common culture of the times or the systemic poisoning he was exposed to, remains to be answered.

After 30 plus years of investigating medicine, disease and chronic illness, Diaz came to a number of conclusions; most doctors are prisoners of their education and shackled by their profession, and most importantly not a single medical professional knew how to define illness.

After all the classes, groups, and speaking with researchers, scientists and patients, Diaz proceeded to define illness from basic principles he had collected. This was not easy and took years but he came up with a definition that would apply to anyone, anywhere in the world.

This is not a how to, about getting healthy. Everybody tries to tell you about that. Diaz will teach you what you already know, in a different context and in doing so you will begin to understand how to avoid illness.


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.