Friday, February 27, 2015

acai berries for IVF egg quality?

This is an interesting new idea. Seems like the antioxidant properties are the key. See article here.

Here are two good sources of freeze dried acai -- powder and capsules.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Probiotics can help your body get rid of Bisphenol A!

Found this amazing information in a comment at the Healthy Gut Summit page for Sara Gottfried's talk, from Robert Gellibolian.  Thank you Robert for the valuable tip! The two strains mentioned below are contained in Garden of Life Primal Defense Ultra Probiotic Formula.  As discussed in previous posts on this blog, Bisphenol A (BPA) is a significant contributor to fibroids and also hurts egg quality (basically it is evil).

Anyways, research in animals seems to indicate that probiotics seem to make a big difference in detoxifying BPA from your body. Two common probiotic strains, Bifidobacterium breve and Lactobacillus casei, have been found in animal research to help the body detoxify it by reducing the intestinal absorption of bisphenol A through facilitating increased excretion (Oishi, T et al. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2008 Jun;72(6):1409-15). The animals receiving probiotic treatment were found to have 2.4 times higher excretion of Bisphenol A in their feces, suggesting probiotic supplementation could be of significant benefit to humans as well.


Monday, February 9, 2015

trerrific Christiane Northrup interview on defeating the myths of ageing

I really liked this interview with Christiane Northrup talking about how to defeat the myths of ageing. Love her spirit! (and she does the tango on camera!) Note, she talks specifically about fertility.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Great article about how long you can wait to have a baby

Having a baby later not necessarily as difficult as some would have you believe. Article here.

Monday, December 15, 2014

3 ways to create miracles

I blogged a little while ago about a great free seminar about how to create your miracles in your life. I just found out that they are doing the same seminar again this Thursday, December 18th, so you have another chance to catch it.
The seminar is definitely worthwhile in terms of creating the mindset needed to make big changes.  Particularly helpful for those of us working on fibroids and fertility issues.
Even if you can't listen live, register and they'll send you the recording after the event is over.
Click here to register.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Do you feel like you could use a miracle in your life right about now?

Check out this free on-line global seminar with #1 NY Times bestselling author and happiness expert Marci Shimoff and  success expert Debra Poneman.  They will be sharing their 3 proven secrets for Living a Life Filled with Miracles. http://www.miraclesonlineseminar.com/ 

This is an encore of this seminar, I listened to it earlier this year and I thought it was really excellent.

All of us who want to shrink our fibroids and/or have babies certainly would welcome some miracles in our lives!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

scary post on why wheat is problematic -- and it's not the gluten

It's  the Roundup they spray on it right before harvesting! Details here. Ugh, I swear Roundup is like a curse on the earth!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Duke to study fibroids

Glad someone is realizing this is something that needs more attention. Looks like they are only looking at allopathic medicine, and not things like acupuncture or herbs etc, which is a shame.  Details here.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

writing is good for your health

This study validates one of the reasons I decided to write this blog!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Good article on stigma attached to natural black hair

Speaking from the perspective of someone who is white and who thinks that natural black hair is beautiful, the situation described in this article is so incredibly sad. And not to mention, the chemicals used in perms and relaxants have been proven to contribute to uterine fibroids. That's probably one reason that African American women have a higher incidence of fibroids than Caucasian women.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

antibiotics prevent your body from excreting mercury

This is interesting new information.  As I've written about previously in this blog, mercury seems to contribute to fibroids.  Details here.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Sunday, August 3, 2014

the emotions and energies behind fibroids

In this interesting post a healer reflects on how she got fibroids.   In this follow-up post she shares what she did to treat them, how she decided to have them surgically removed, and what that was like.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

welcoming positive surprises into your life, shaping your reality

I really enjoyed this tapping session by Pat Carrington about being open to positive things in your life even if you don't think they are realistically possible.  She did it as a thank-you to everyone who contributed to her 90th birthday gift. If you've never heard Pat before, you will be impressed by her lovely personality. I think the contents are really relevant to those of us who are trying to do the "impossible" like shrink our fibroids or have babies after age 40.

I also listened today to this interview about shaping your own reality.  Very motivational for doing some positive visualization!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

good article on estrogen dominance and thyroid issues

Lots of explanation of the links.  Article here.  I decided to to try the Vickery Sea Plant Minerals & Glyconutrients mentioned in the article.

Monday, June 30, 2014

just because you buy it from Whole Foods doesn't mean it's good

Traveling and needed some more tampons, so popped into a Whole Foods and bought the house brand assuming  they would be good. Should have read the label more carefully. They are not organic cotton, and contain rayon and/or polyester. Also the Super Plus didn't seem so special.  Nothing natural or sustainable or healthy about them. Might as well have just gotten Playtex or something. Will stick with my usual choice, Natracare.

Friday, June 27, 2014

great post on how birth control pills impact your body & how to get back in balance afterwards

This post is a must-read for anyone who has taken birth control pills and is trying to get their body back in balance afterwards. Also by the same author a great post on detoxifying estrogen from your body. At the end of that article are some good links to other articles too.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

"BPA free" doesn't mean a damn thing!

Watch out for these other dangerous plastics!  Article here.

Friday, May 16, 2014

You in Full Bloom

It seems to be the season for telesummits (free presentations on the internet). This one caught my eye with the title "You in Full Bloom" and the following bullet points (which unfortunately sound like me lately):
  • Are you frantically trying to keep up with everyday demands but feeling disconnected from yourself and your joy? 
  • Are you merely going through the motions of your life but feeling checked out, unsatisfied, and numb? 
  • Have you completely lost touch with what you even want anymore? 
  • Are you ready to have more fun and pleasure in your daily life while feeling empowered to go after what you really desire?

One of the speakers is an expert in Pelvic Wisdom talking about "Healing Your Wounds" which sounds like it could be quite relevant for us fibroid shrinkers.

Click here to sign up.