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.

Monday, May 5, 2014

drinking some kukicha, and new supplements for helping both breast health and shrinking fibroids

Did some switching up of my supplements today working with my BioSet practitioner, to include Jade Disperse 2 and Stasis in the Mansion of Blood as my main fibroid shrinkers. Both of them target stagnation.

Plus I added some supplements intended for breast health that should also be good for fibroid shrinking -- I did a breast thermography the other day and my hormonal activity in one of my breasts had risen to medium, a sign I need to do something more about my hormones than the DIM and Calcium d-glucarate I have been taking.  So added:
Also added Bone Renewal, primarily targeting my bones as a substitute for normal calcium supplements. But it's full of algae which should be good for fibroid shrinking too.

Along with that, added kukicha, 2 tea bags per day. People in Japan don't drink it anymore, but as a vestige of the 70s macrobiotic craze one can usually find some kukicha in health food stores. It's a tea made from the twigs of tea bushes.  Somehow I find it feels very tonifying, especially when I have a cold.  Looked it up and found this very long list of health benefits -- had no idea!  So that's a nice addition to the regimen. I find that I need to switch up my supplements every couple of months, seems to work better that way, and that includes my tea!

My Chi Nei Tsang practitioner said on Saturday that she thinks that my fibroids have shrunk further. Still a ways to go, but making progress!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Thought I would share this lovely piece

About manifesting and healing and love.  From the NY Times of all places. Link here.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

The gluten-thyroid link, and more about your thyroid

On my fibroid-shrinking journey I have heard many times (and have discussed various times on this blog) how many experts believe that fibroids are linked to thyroid issues. And indeed my thyroid was subtly off during the time that my fibroids were establishing themselves. And thyroid health is also essential for fertility overall.

So, certainly don't want to miss this good opportunity to learn more about our thyroids and how to keep them healthy.  A telesummit is coming up starting May 4th with a whole slew of presentations about the thyroid, including "The Thyroid’s Effect on Conception and Pregnancy" and "Your Fertility Depends on Your Thyroid Gland: Support It!"

Full details and registration information are here (it's free).  When you sign up, you can also immediately view a full length video presentation about the gluten-thyroid connection.

Fertility Focus Telesummit starts tomorrow

These online telesummits are a great way to learn a lot in a short period.  Tomorrow (Sunday April 27) the Fertility Focus Telesummit begins. Information and registration here. Note: it's free.

There will be three presentations per day for a whole week, so a lot being offered. Each presentation will remain up online for 24 hours after it's posted.

The presentations include the following topics:

  • Optimising & Preserving Fertility Through Chinese Medicine, Lifestyle Adjustments & Self-Care
  • Take control of your period so you can take control of your fertility!
  • Turn Confusion and Overwhelm into Clarity and Ease on Your Fertility Journey
  • 3 Ways to Love Your Womb
  • Are you genes blocking your fertility? How lifestyle and good nutrition can provide a solution.
Looks like some interesting stuff and I will definitely be checking it out.

The full schedule and details can be seen here.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

yams helpful for fibroids?

That's what this article mentions -- it's due to progesterone. Be careful though because not everything that is called a yam is really a yam...see info here.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

superfoods for health

This is a nice concise post from my physician on key foods to eat to be healthy.  How many of these have you eaten this week?

Saturday, March 15, 2014

acai for sinus/allergies and better sleep?

Lately I have been having trouble with spring allergies, and also waking up in the morning not feeling refreshed.  Somewhat by chance, last night I took a scoop of Sambazon Acai powder right before going to bed, and this morning I awoke refreshed and without the big allergic reaction I normally have in the morning. Wow, huge difference from normal. I am going to make this my nighttime routine!

I couldn't find any information online that acai is good for sinus or helping with sleep.  And of course as with other "miracle berries" there is a lot of low quality information out there online.  I looked specifically for info on acai and fibroids, but there doesn't seem to be anything out there, although it does seem to be an ingredient in a couple of specious-looking supplements available out there. There is some evidence it might kill cancer cells.  Here's a summary of its good qualities and one more. Certainly can't hurt, and seemed to be very helpful for me!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

why juice detox may not be best way to get rid of excess estrogen

Interesting article, and they have a webinar coming up. Spring is the time for detoxing!  Link here.

Monday, March 3, 2014

interesting information on how fibroids form

Blame genetic mutations and too much of those growth factors.  Details here.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Recommending Good Eggs

No this is not about good eggs for IVF, but the food from the Good Eggs delivery service could well help in building some good eggs.  Lots of terrific stuff, including pastured eggs, fermented veggies, fresh raw fruit and veggie juices, fresh veggies, and gluten free bread and pasta.  Really helping me with eating healthily.  And only $2 to have it delivered to your door!  Suggest you check them out, if you're in one of the areas they serve: Brooklyn, Los Angeles, New Orleans and SF Bay Area.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

bone broth for beauty

Daily bone broth is a standard part of my routine. Now the beauty benefits are being pointed out!  Article here.

radical forgiveness and other keys to healing -- this week!

I've written in this blog before about the Emotional Freedom Technique. This week is the 6th annual Tapping Summit, and there are some great events for fibroid shrinkers, including a session on radical forgiveness tomorrow that looks really good.  Check it out here, EFT is powerful stuff, and all the sessions are free and can be listened to online at your convenience.