Saturday, July 18, 2015

Recent research on fibroids....

...seems to be targeting genetic mutations in the cells rather than just estrogen and progesterone sensitivity. See here.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015

gut dysbiosis link to hormonal issues

She doesn't mention fibroids specifically, but if you read this post it's clear that gut dysbiosis can lead to or worsen fibroids. I believe that gut health is a priority for everyone trying to shrink their fibroids. She has a nice quiz in here to help identify if you have dysbiosis. Article here.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

role of cadmium in fibroid growth

A fascinating post.  I recommend to all fibroid shrinkers to be tested for heavy metal exposure, including cadmium. Read the post here.
More on cadmium here. Some info on detoxing from heavy metals here.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Decongesting your lymph

Congested lymph is said to be one of the causes of fibroids. This article has good tips on how to clear out your lymph!

Raw carrot salad to reduce estrogen lervels

Here is a really simple idea clinically proven to help reduce estrogen levels -- a raw carrot salad, consumed daily.  We fibroid shrinkers need to reduce our estrogen to avoid the estrogen dominance that helps cause fibroids.  Recipe here.  This page give more details, including that best time toear it is 30-60 minutes before your mid-day meal.

This page has other good ideas too, including the news that one of my favorite foods, bone broth, is helpful for estrogen due to the gelatin content!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Good source for fibroid-friendly foods while traveling

I travel a lot on business and so often find myself eating things that I shouldn't at airports and at my client's office. Like chocolate chip cookies, deli sandwiches, potato chips, etc!

Just found a new way to avoid that temptation, I order some fresh vegetable juice from Urban Remedy and have it sent to my hotel, and sip on that in order to fill me up. They also offer vegetable based raw "pasta" dishes that make a great light healthy meal, and smoothies that can substitute for a meal.

Of course you could also have these healthy goodies sent to yourself at home too. Many people use Urban Remedy as a source for juice cleanses (which have been said to be great for fibroids). Personally I can't handle a full cleanse but figure that if I substitute raw green juice for chocolate chip cookies that has to be helpful!

Use this link to get $10 off your order.

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.