Tuesday, July 3, 2018

stress, late nights, and uterine fibroids

Ran across this interesting quote from a doctor in Taiwan -- Chou Tzung-han (周宗翰), an attending physician at the Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Taipei City Hospital’s Renai Branch.
Uterine fibroids are not only caused by excessive hormone production, but hormonal imbalances do play a key role in stimulating fibroid growth, Chou said, adding that unstable emotions often cause abnormal hormonal secretion.
Stress from daily life or work, staying up late often and poor sleep quality can all affect hormone production, leading to an increased risk of uterine fibroids, so the first thing that women diagnosed with them can do is to change their lifestyle, he said.
Source: http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2018/07/01/2003695900

Sunday, May 6, 2018

endocrine disruptors in hair care products aimed at black women

Recent study found a bunch of them, many not even labelled.

And CDC reports show that black women have higher levels of some phthalates (used as a solvent in fragrances) and parabens (used as a preservative) in their bodies than white women.

Scary stuff. Details here.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

fish and legumes could be helpful for fertility

Increased consumption of oily fish and legumes is associated with later menopause. Which could mean better fertility. Refined rice and pasta associated with earlier menopause. Details here.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

scary -- protein powders contaminated with heavy metals!

Besides the fact they are highly processed and taste terrible too. Details here.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

scary about "fibroid labor"

Yes I have heard that fibroids can try to "birth" themselves. One woman's experience here.

something to keep in your purse for period emergencies

Just found out about this new product, developed by a woman of course. Its a very teeny pouch that you keep in your purse, that has a fresh pair of panties, a wipe, a panty liner, and a bag to keep the soiled panties in.  Something that those of us with fibroids will want to keep on hand, as sometimes the flow can be unpredictable. You can get it here.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

How Emotional Trauma Prevents Healthy Detox

"How Emotional Trauma Prevents Healthy Detox" is the title of a talk I just listened to. It was really fascinating, and connected toxic emotions to toxic tissues in a way that I had not heard before.

I think this is a particularly helpful talk for all fibroid shrinkers, so highly recommend it.

You can get free access to this talk when you register for the Heavy Metal Summit -- register here.  The summit isn't for a few weeks but you can listen to this talk right away as it's one of the free gifts.

By the way, the other free gift talk, on minimizing the side effects of heavy metal detox, was very unfocused and not particularly helpful so I would skip that one.

potential injectable collagen treatment for fibroids being tested

A company called Biospecifics Technology is testing an injectable collagenase treatment on fibroids and also lipoma (which I have a couple of too). It makes fibroid tissue less stiff, and shrinks lipomas. Sounds promising!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Art of Self-Healing, Detoxing Your Soul, and other great topics for fibroid shrinkers

Just found this -- 20 health talks on really interesting topics, the two above, and a bunch on detox. Lots of relevant stuff for fibroid shrinkers. Completely free. Looks like worth a listen. Details here.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Heavy metals summit -- 38 free talks. This looks like must-listen content for fibroid shrinkers

As discussed previously on this blog, people with fibroids often have heavy metal overload and detoxing is a key strategy for fighting fibroids. However, getting rid of heavy metals is not that easy, as I have found personally (still working on it...)

So, I'm looking forward to this online summit coming up in January that has 38 different speakers on different aspects of heavy metals and how to detox from them. It's free. And includes subjects that sound really important to fibroid shinkers, such as:

  • HOW TO MANAGE YOUR TOXIC ENVIRONMENT
  • BOOSTING LIVER FUNCTION DURING HEAVY METAL DETOX
  • ROLE OF NUTRITION IN REDUCING HEAVY METALS
  • DETOX STRATEGIES OF A TOXIC WASTE REMOVAL EXPERT
  • HOW TO SAFELY REMOVE MERCURY AMALGAM FILLINGS
  • SHOULD YOU AVOID FISH TO REDUCE MERCURY EXPOSURE?
  • COPPER: THE DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD (many people link copper to fibroids)
  • METALLOESTROGENS AND HOW TO DETOX THEM
  • EFFECT OF TOXIC METALS ON DIGESTION AND THE GUT
You can sign up here, and even though the event is not till January, right when you sign up you get access to some of the talks including "How Emotional Trauma Prevents Healthy Detox" and "Minimizing the Symptoms of Heavy Metal Detoxification."

link between sleep problems and infertility

Make sure to get your zzz's if you are TTC! Info here.

Friday, December 8, 2017

eat more fruit, fewer empty calories to avoid fibroids?

This study is not conclusive but that's what it suggests. Details here.

Friday, November 24, 2017

The best nutrition thing I've done all year, now on sale

I did something this year that was really helpful for my nutrition game, called Habit. They are offering a special discount so thought I would tell everyone about it. I've lost weight lately and this has helped.

The way it works is that they send you a test kit. First you do a cheek swab for DNA info. Then you put blood drops on a card before and after drinking a special shake, which gives them info on how your body metabolizes fats, proteins and carbs. (If you've done 23andme, you can import your results and skip the cheek swab and it's less expensive).

Based on this information, you get a report telling you what diet is best for you. Not some generic diet, but a diet based on your body's unique needs. This was really helpful and unique information that I put to use right away. They will also link to your Fitbit data and adjust the recommendations based on that too.

In my case I am a "protein seeker" which confirmed what I had suspected but made it official. The report gives lots of info on the best mix of proteins, fats, and carbs, and how many portions of what you should be trying to eat, and also some specific foods that are particularly good for your body chemistry.

They have a special $100 off sale through Monday, and after that $25 off, if you sign up through this link and you use this promo code: 1ba91f75f9

If you live in the SF Bay area, you can also purchase pre-made meals that are perfectly suited to your individual nutrition needs, and are pretty tasty too. (They may be in other areas too, there is a place on the site to put in your zip code and see if they deliver there).

Highly recommend this for those who want to lose weight, have your meals feel more satisfying, or optimize your nutrition.

Here you can see some of what my recommendations were:


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

"ovarian rejuvenation" -- an excellent overview of current science

I saw this concept mentioned in a recent issue of Family Circle so was curious and looked into it. Article here.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

this isn't about fibroids but...

It was very interesting about emotional stuff being passed down, a topic that has been discussed on this blog before. Link here.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Sunday, September 3, 2017

applies to fibroids too

This post is about cancer but the basic Chinese medicine theory applies to fibroids too... http://www.chinesefootreflexology.com/cancer-part1/