Thursday, August 1, 2019

how to get a slim gut (helps keep your belly from sticking out from fibroids)

For those of us with fibroids, having our belly stick out making us look pregnant or matronly is a big issue.

I've been realizing lately while dealing with some gut issues of my own (more on that soon) that fibroids are not the only reason why one's belly is sticking out. If your gut is inflamed or bulky then that can contribute to the belly sticking out look.

Also, as mentioned previously on this blog, a healthy gut is important for proper estrogen detoxification, and if that isn't working well it can contribute to fibroid growth.

So, I'm looking forward to this upcoming free Slim Gut telesummit with lots of speakers about how to get a healthy gut. Topics to be covered include:

  • What your gut microbes actually do 
  • How to change your biology (instead of counting calories) 
  • Healing from within 
  • Importance of balancing your GI tract 
  • Debunk myths about carbs and body fat 
  • How to improve your metabolism naturally 
  • Autoimmune triggers, prevention & reversal 
  • Tips for SIBO, IBS and leaky gut  
  • And more!

(I;ll write more about this soon but the "autoimmune triggers" section is especially important because fibroids are actually related to autoimmunity I recently discovered! Mind-blowing, will share more on this soon...)

Specific talk subjects that particularly interest me are:

  • Bioindividual Diets for Gut Health
  • Making Lasting Lifestyle Changes
  • How Thoughts Affect Your Gut
  • Toxic Metals and Your Weight
  • Beyond Fasting For Gut Healing
  • Weight Gain From Hormonal Imbalance
  • Key Dietary Factors in Gut Health
  • What Causes Belly Fat
  • Lymphatic System and Gut Health

There's a lot of gut-related info out there but it looks like there will be some new twists in this. Every time I listen to a telesummit I learn something new that I hadn't heard before. So I'm signing up!

Register here.

The summit starts August 12th.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

herbs + acupucture 94% effective in treating fibroids -- study

A study from a Chinese hospital showed 94% effectiveness of Chinese herbal therapy combined with acupuncuture. The herbs worked on their own but were better with the acupuncture.

The article gives the exact recipe for the herbs. The acupuncture was daily, but unfortunately the article doesn't share which points were used.

Worth a read! Link here.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

black cohosh shown to shrink fibroids in menopausal women

Here is a link to the study. The idea was to give black cohosh to help with menopausal symptoms, which it did but at the same time it shrunk the participants' fibroids. Over the 122-week period, 70% of the women taking the black cohosh had decreases in their fibroid size, with average decrease of 30%. That's a lot for just 3 months!

The particular black cohosh used in the study was Remifemin, at 40 mg per day. It's available here and is not expensive. So worth a try if you are experiencing menopausal symptoms -- it's a two-fer for addressing those and shrinking the fibroids at the same time!

Friday, December 28, 2018

why your creativity is blocked

It's been said (by Christiane Northrup and others) that fibroids represent blocked creativity. If this sounds relevant to you, then you'll want to read this excellent article about a key reason women have trouble getting their creations out into the world. Link here.

Friday, December 14, 2018

surprising reason why a hysterectomy may be a bad idea

Many doctors recommend hysterectomy for fibroids. There are lots of reasons why they aren't a great idea, but here is a new one: removing your uterus affects your memory! Story here.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Sunday, August 12, 2018

could your house dust be feeding your fibroids?

This scary article certainly makes it sound that way -- because house dust is chock full of endocrine disrupting toxins.

Time to get cleaning!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

useful information on gut health

As has been discussed in this blog, there is an important connection between gut health and fibroids.

Personally, in the past few years I have struggled to get rid of SIBO. And my mother has had trouble with irritable bowel syndrome. So digestive problems seem to run in the family.

So I'm looking forward to the IBS and SIBO summit coming up next month. Sounds like there will be lots of good information.

As usual with these things, it's free if you listen during the summit. Sign up here.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

depressing news for those seeking to improve sperm parameters

Antioxidants don't seem to help -- new study here. (But they can't hurt, so when TTC I would keep taking them anyway, don't rely just on them though).

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Candida summit -- listen for free online this weekend

Hello folks, been a bit busy here so sorry to be telling you about this late. This week was the Candida summit online. Candida is something that I struggled with for a long time before I finally defeated it, and I am pretty sure that the candida was one of the contributing factors to my fibroids forming.

The summit had lots of interesting information, including on the link between mercury and candida (I had high mercury too when my candida formed).

They are going to be doing a free replay weekend coming up this weekend (21st and 22nd). It's certainly worth checking out. More info here.

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.

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!