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I am officially Fibroid free!   Leave a comment

That’s right, no more fibroids in this Uterus!

If you have or ever had a fibroid, then you probably know how problematic they can be depending on the size and location.

In case you’re not familiar, a fibroid is benign tumors that usually grows in or around the uterus.  A condition found mostly in African/American and Asian women.  Problems can range from very heavy and painful menstrual periods, enlarged stomach and even fertility issues including miscarriages.  

So you can understand how excited and relieved I am to be free of them!  I can’t wait to share my journey .

One of the original reasons this blog was started was to document me and my friend’s journey of trying to naturally shrink our fibroids.  I became an herbalist and a vegan during this process.

Details of my journey coming soon in an e-book.  Be sure we have your email to keep you updated!

In the mean time, feel free to contact me directly for the inside scope at:

Chemicals in beauty products.   1 comment

Are your beauty products safe?  Do they contribute to Fibroids or breast cancer?  Your baby will be okay with the baby wipes you use right? Hmmm, maybe you should click on the photo below. Snapshot video chemical

Menstrual Cramp Cures   Leave a comment

  Why is it some women have no menstrual cramps and some have                                     cramps from hell?  

There are a few reasons for this, but one thing to know is that they shouldn’t be unbearable.   If they are, it’s usually a sign that something abnormal is going on in your reproductive area.   One of the culprits could be  Uterine fibroids.  Uterine Fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) tumors that originates from the smooth muscle layer of the Uterus.  Depending on the size, they can usually be detected through a normal Pap smear.  Then usually followed by an ultrasound.

Once you find out the culprit of your horrible cramps, you should be researching the best way to heal yourself.  In the meantime what do you do to relieve the pain?  Well if you’re like me then you probably don’t want to continuously fill your body with stomach or liver damaging products such as Ibuprofen (Advil) or Acetaminophen (Tylenol).

So what works?

Acupuncture!  No kidding.  Well at least for me anyway.  I first tried it in 2009.  I couldn’t believe it.  It worked.  I got it a week before my next period and I had no abdominal cramps.  A little in my back, which is where they didn’t put the needles.  But none in my abdomen.  Now don’t get me wrong, acupuncture didn’t make my menstrual cycle a walk on the beach.  I still felt sensitive to anything cold touching my body.  Still tired.  Still felt slight cramps in my back and my stomach felt like the pain was waiting to come back at any moment.  But I went from rocking back and fourth in the fetal position on my bed, to just needing to take it easy while still handling my business.

What about the needles?  Do they hurt?

Honestly it depends on the acupuncturist.  They say Chinese style is more intense because of the style of needles.  Japanese is said to be a more gentle style.  I think I’ve had them all, including Korean.  But only once did it hurt, and in all fairness the guy did warn me that his style was more aggressive.  With everyone else I went to, I felt fine.  It’s not like sticking a sewing needle in you.  And they don’t stick them all the way in.   I’ve been amazed with the outcome.

Acupuncture can get expensive.  Especially when treating something like fibroids.  I was advised to go at least 3 times a month.  That can be anywhere from $65-$180 a session.

So what else relieves menstrual cramps?  I discovered something called Moon Cycle Tea from Nuwati Herbals.                                       Nuwati Herbals are natural Native American influenced products.  I stumbled across their product one day while visiting a Native American store on Venice Beach.

I tried the Moon Cycle tea and was amazed.  First off, it always feels good to sip on some tea while on your period.  But Moon Cycle has herbs like Black Cohosh and Dong Quai in it which are know to treat women menstrual issues.

My writing partner says it helps her but she has to keep drinking quite a bit of it.  I usually need 2-3 cups on a bad day.  Either way you can usually find some Moon Cycle Tea in the pantry of either one of our houses.

So to sum it all up:

There real cure for your horrible cramps would be to treat issue causing them in the first place.  But to relieve yourself of some of the pain,  I give 2 thumbs up to Acupuncture and Moon Cycle Tea.

~Lady A

Is It erbs or hhherbs?   Leave a comment

No matter how you pronounce it, herbs are this girl’s new best friend!  My co-author and I became apart of the herb game back in 2009/2010, when we both discovered that we had uterine fibroid tumors.  Being avid, natural healists (is that a word?), we were determined to do just that; heal our fibroids naturally.  That and we weren’t really given a choice as conventional medical wisdom states there is really nothing a woman can do to shrink fibroid tumors, short of surgery and menopause.  Oh, conventional medical wisdom…

My partner, being first to be diagnosed, became aware of herbs through her acupuncturist and shared her burgeoning knowledge with me.  Thus, when I was diagnosed the following year, I knew herbs were the way I wanted to go.  I did my own research and found out about Chinese herbs with proven results in shrinking fibroids.  Gui-Chi-Fu-Ling-Wan.  Yeah, I speak a little Chinese.  I went on a strict, no alcohol diet (which at the time was a strict diet) and tested out the herbs for three months.  I had an ultrasound at the end of my experiment and yup, my fibroid shrunk!  It didn’t go away, but with conventional medical wisdom saying any shrinkage was impossible, I knew I was on to something.

This year, my co-author and I decided to really get disciplined with our fibroid shrinking routine, which began with obsessive research of the various herbs out there.  And that’s when we really discovered the fantastical world of herbs!  We’re addicted.

If you have an ailment, there’s an herb out there to heal it, but why wouldn’t there be?  I mean, nature provides us with everything we need.  Before science got into the healing game, people went to healers, shamans and herbalists, not doctors.  Now, don’t get me wrong.  Doctors absolutely have their place, but we were given natural tools, like our immune system and herbs, neither of which came from a test tube.  And let’s be real for a minute.  All science does, from the medicinal standpoint, is try to mimic nature.  A scientist finds a plant that has certain chemical properties, then she tries to synthesize it in a laboratory and because it’s synthetic, there are all kinds of harsh side effects.  So, how about we cut out the middle man?  Rather than try to synthesize nature, let’s use nature in her glorious untainted form.

My co-author and I are currently learning about the herbs available to us and their healing properties.  One of our new favorite websites is  Oh Dherbs, Dherbs, how we love thee!  Not only does this website have herbal supplements for practically every affliction out there, but it also has tons of articles on natural healing and other interesting mind conscious topics, as well.  Honestly, the articles are my favorite part of the website.  I have been known to curl up with a good Dherbs article before I head to sleep.  Check them out and check out other websites and books devoted to natural healing.  There are so many out there.  Learn about herbs and what they can do (or undo) for you.  See what medicines in your medicine cabinet you can replace with herbs.  Liberate yourself!

As for our fibroids, we have been using several herbs to heal, including Dherbs Fibroid Buster.  We’ll keep you posted on our progress…


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