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| March 10, 2021 1:00 AM

Way too many women suffer! So often I hear women suffering “at that time of month.” What they reveal to me sounds nothing less than excruciating! No woman should have to suffer like that! When I was young, your “period” just came and went. It was rare when a woman bled heavily, like this bleeding akin to a hemorrhage. When I tell women they don’t have to have periods like that, they look at me like I have two heads or something! So many women and young girls suffer so much that they now think it’s normal. That really saddens me.

Most of the women and girls I’ve worked with that thought I was crazy to suggest that they needn’t have this excruciating “curse”, now love that they no longer do. They love to report back about their shorter cycles, lighter flows, absent breast tenderness, swelling, mood swings, headaches and the myriad of other symptoms they used to suffer from. Each month brings new happier expectations.

So if it’s not normal to have these horrible cycles, why do we have them? Because we live in an era fraught with all the triggers for them that you can imagine.

Our food is full of hormone-mimickers. Chemical compounds that the body confuses with real hormones. Our foods also contain residues from chemical agricultural practices (unless, of course, you are eating organically grown foods). We have an excess of packaging around our foods, in the way of plastic wraps and containers and the insides of our pre-packaged containers that contain several kinds of hormone mimickers. We spray our rooms with toxic hormone disrupters in the name of smelling “good.” We consume synthetic hormones in our foods, in the form of birth control pills and even hormone replacement.

We wear clothing saturated in flame retardants, also known hormonal disrupters. Our cosmetics contain many as well. What we put on our skin often is laden with these awful compounds.

How do we navigate this craziness, keep our sanity, and still enjoy the luxuries we have become so accustomed to? We learn what we can do. Nearly everything that we clean up in our diet, environment, and lifestyles can have a positive impact on our hormonal health.

Some may be doing “all the right things” and still suffer. Some may need to detox some of this stuff because their God-given ability to do that has been overwhelmed, or hampered in some way from various causes. Of course, that has to be done carefully to keep from further overwhelming your system.

Learning is the first step — attend our upcoming webinar, "Menopause, PMS and Other Hormonal Imbalances," 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10. Register here:

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Holly Carling is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of Naturopathy, Clinical Nutritionist and Master Herbologist with over four decades of experience. Carling is a “Health Detective.” She looks beyond your symptom picture and investigates WHY you are experiencing your symptoms in the first place. Carling is currently accepting new patients and offers natural health care services and whole food nutritional supplements in her Coeur d’Alene clinic. Visit Carling’s website at to learn more about Carling, view a list of upcoming health classes and read other informative articles. Carling can be reached at 208-765-1994 and would be happy to answer any questions regarding this topic.