A Mad Woman's Story of Psychosis to Happily Ever After

February 27, 2014
Hosted by Leslie Carol Botha

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After years of misdiagnosis, and RX drugs Cynthia Grace Fitzgerald-Costanzo moved from mania to the darkest depression and suicidal ideation that even her psychiatrist and therapist said they had ever seen. At one point Cynthia felt strong enough to pursue a natural alternative to resolve her symptoms. She set out to CURE herself and to shed the label and stigma of being bi-polar. She wanted options that would give her another avenue to health other than the only choice but to see her “shrink” every month while he “patted me on the head to make sure that I knew ‘I had to take the meds for the rest of my life’ and if I didn’t comply it would be back to the psych ward.” According to Cynthia, “This is the worst manipulation going on in this country and it has to STOP.” Today Cynthia is thriving had has started a movement to engage individuals labeled with mental health disorders that society has chosen to give them all for the sake of absurd amounts of profits.

Holy Hormones Honey!

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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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