Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a rare condition that affects 0.5–2.0% of pregnant women. It has a weird, hard-to-spell name but I think it should just be called ‘living hell’. The word itself is broken down to mean “hyper” is over- excessive or severe, “Emesis” is a medical term for vomiting, and “Gravidarum” is pregnancy. Put the word together for severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.
I’ve had severe morning sickness (a.k.a. hyperemesis gravidarum, HG) a total of three times. During those times, no one was able to cook in the kitchen because the smell made me vomit. We ate take-out or processed food. I could only eat food that was fresh and made somewhere else. I couldn’t eat anything unless I craved it in every cell of my being. It had to be the very exact thing, otherwise I couldn’t fathom eating.
Self Love Begins on Valentine’s Day ~ Automatic Writing
This automatic writing came through Valentine’s Day 2017. wrote as I received without changing a word ….
What if you love yourself so much you stop for a moment as you put on your sock. To let your finger pause just so there on your skin as if it was porcelain. As if your finger had nothing else to do but touch and move with great care, with great love for the simple beauty of skin.
What if you brush your teeth and stop mid-brush to
Placenta Capsules for Menopause & Hormonal Imbalance As a PBi-Certified Placenta Encapsulator I witness the ways a new mothers benefit from taking placenta capsules made with the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) method that I am trained in.
Why would a woman eat her placenta? Because during pregnancy, this organ regulates and stores hormones. Once it leaves your body after birth science shows placental tissue to be rich in hormones that are known to bring balance to a new mother in the postpartum. Within 6-8 weeks after birth most new mother’s will find that their pituitary gland kicks back into gear and resumes the job of regulating her hormonal well-being. During these few weeks when her body is re-figuring out a new balance, the placenta capsules can be very helpful to bring calm and strength to every aspect of life (see benefits).
If this is true during postpartum, then what happens when menopause comes around? After doing a fair amount of research, I found that:
This grocery list is for those on the initial 3-6 months of The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). This cleansing stage is a natural approach to addressing yeast, bacterial, or viral overgrowth (i.e. Candida, GBS+). These are your foods people. If you ready to transition to stage 2, then here is a stage 2 grocery list.
B.E.D. was created by Donna Gates to give the gut a chance to rest ‘n repair. Stage 1 in particular is known to jump-start the body’s ability to be the self-healing mechanism it’s designed to be. The foods below are nutrient-dense, easy-to-digest, probiotic-rich, and gluten/sugar/yeast free. Give your gut a break by practicing food combining 😉