Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare

January 2, 2014
Hosted by Leslie Carol Botha

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Ann Blake Tracy, PhD, author of Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? - Our Serotonin Nightmare became an ardent activist after the attempted suicides by two of her nieces - one while on Prozac and the other on Wellbutrin. Dr. Tracy has been researching, writing, and lecturing about serotoneric medications since 1990, and testifying in court cases involving antidepressants & the newer atypical antipsychotics in both the US & Canada since 1992. Tracy demonstrates that impairing serotonin metabolism results in a multitude of symptoms including suicide, violent crime, mania and psychosis. Suicidal ideation is, without question, associated with these drugs. According to Dr. Tracy we have a new vocabulary as a result of SSRI’s: road rage; suicide by cop; murder/suicide; going postal; false memory syndrome; school shooting, and bi-polar - a condition that affects 1 in 3 people – not to mention skyrocketing rates of antidepressant-induced diabetes and hypoglycemia.

Holy Hormones Honey!

Holy Hormones Honey!

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Holy Hormones Honey! The Greatest Story Never Told is dedicated to every woman who has ever experienced a hormone fluctuation, from menarche to menopause! Sponsored by Truehope Inc, the leaders in brain health, the show will address 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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Leslie Carol Botha

Leslie Carol Botha

Leslie Carol Botha 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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