Fibroids: The Good, Bad & Ugly

fibroidsUterine fibroids can grow on the inside wall of the uterus, within the muscle wall of the uterus, or on the outer wall of the uterus and can alter the shape of the uterus as they grow.

As we age, women are more likely to have uterine fibroids, especially from our 30s and 40s through menopause (around age 50). Uterine fibroids can stay the same for years with few or no symptoms, or you can have a sudden, rapid growth of fibroids. Continue reading

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Alkaline Wake Up Detox Tea

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Super-Powered Alkaline Detoxer

Ginger has powerful detoxing, anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting benefits. Combined with lemon, turmeric and apple cider vinegar , you’ll have a true super-powered alkaline detoxifier. Continue reading

They’ve Got A Pill For That

I went to see Dr. Amadi today. I found her on the internet listed under “Endocrine Specialist.” I had to wait nearly three months for an opening, so when the day of my appointment finally arrived, I was quite excited. An intern came into the examination room first. asking several questions, including whether or not I was taking any medication. Continue reading

Pain In Shoulder Equals Pain In Neck

It all started with a pain in my left shoulder that prevented me from sleeping at night. I went to see an orthopedic doctor, who took an x-ray of the shoulder. Fifteen minutes later, the x-ray was on the screen before us.  The doctor pointed to a small line on the screen. “See this,” he said, “it’s a small crack in the bone. Have you recently had an accident?” I said that I hadn’t. “Well, this is clearly a crack,” he pointed out. “And your bones are softer than they should be.” “What do you suggest should be done,” I asked. “I can give you a cortisone injection in the shoulder,” he suggested. I declined his offer. I wanted to find the cause and not just treat the symptom.  Continue reading

The journey continues…

I started this journey because I was diagnosed with Graves Disease and didn’t want to accept the recommended treatments:

  1. Take Methimazole, hope for the best, and pray that it doesn’t damage my kidney and liver and cause a serious reduction of my white blood cells.
  2. Have my thyroid gland radiated, at which point it will stop working and I will have to take prescription drugs for the rest of my life.
  3. Have my thyroid gland surgically removed, at which point I will have to take prescription drugs for the rest of my life.
  4. Do nothing and face the high risk of having my organs shut down, if I don’t have a heart attack first.

I didn’t find any of those options appealing, so I decided to take responsibility for my own health.

I’m learning all sorts of useful things, like what supplements work for my body, what happens in my body when I eat something it doesn’t like and, most importantly, how to keep it working optimally.

I still have a long way to go but I can definitely see (and feel) the progress. If you’d like to join me on the journey, read on!