Sure, we can heal scar tissue and adhesions with the therapies and intense, focused plan in my book. But what if the scar tissue has other forces behind it? If it’s not caused by surgery or a prior infection (that has since been resolved), it can be caused by Endometriosis. This result of scar tissue and adhesions (endometriosis) is one that can be insidious and a bit more difficult to manage and treat. But it CAN be treated and healed successfully. It will, however, take a holistic whole-body approach. And in order to fully heal blocked fallopian tubes due to Endometriosis with a permanent healing, it will involve addressing the root causes. So, let’s discuss now one of the root causes of Endometriosis, Estrogen Dominance.
Estrogen Dominance - This is an excess of estrogen relative to progesterone. Estrogen dominance is behind many women's health conditions including PMS. Symptoms such as bloating, weight gain, headaches, and backache are common with excess estrogen. Estrogen dominance can be created by eating foods high in estrogen (commercial animal products - meat, dairy, eggs). Also herbicides, pesticides, and the byproducts of plastics can mimic estrogen once they enter the body. Chronic constipation or toxic buildup in the intestines cause excess estrogen to be reabsorbed by the body instead of being eliminated. Chronic stress, underactive thyroid gland and perimenopause (the 10 to 15 years before menopause) can all create estrogen dominance.
So, let’s address the first cause of estrogen dominance -- your diet. The best possible thing for estrogen dominance is a natural, paleo-type diet. Cooling inflammation, supporting organ – and particularly liver – function and maximizing nutrient status are excellent, estrogen-managing aspects of paleo.
A paleo-template type diet includes healthy, grass-fed or wild-caught animal products (with both the protein and the fat), seafood, fruits, vegetables, olive oil, coconut products, starchy vegetables, and to some extent seeds and nuts.
However, in an estrogen dominant system, seeds and nuts can act as phytoestrogens and tip the hormonal balance in favor of estrogen, so they should be carefully stepped around.
Foods to emphasize for estrogen clearing are those that boost B vitamin levels, omega 3 levels (fermented cod liver oil is an excellent way to meet the body’s need for omega 3 while also getting the rare but crucial vitamins A, D, and K), choline (for the liver!), zinc, magnesium, calcium, and vitamin D.
For that reason, eggs (choline), fish (omega 3 fats, iodine, selenium, and vitamin D), liver and other organ meats (vitamin A, vitamin K, B vitamins, and iron, zinc, manganese, etc), and high quality animal protein may be your best companions in this journey.
Foods to be avoided are all processed sugars, grains, omega 6 seed oils, phytoestrogens which include soy, flax, legumes, seeds, and some herbs, and alcohol.
Consume more fiber to avoid constipation. Also, if you suffer from chronic constipation, you may want to try an awesome magnesium supplement that I use myself, called Natural Calm. It’s a drink and it’s not delicious, LOL, but it definitely does the job!
It’s best to eat or drink from glass containers. When you must eat or drink from plastics, always use BPA-free plastics. Others have xenoestrogens in them which can seep into our systems when we eat or drink from them. And NEVER heat up plastic in the microwave! Also, try to eat organic fruit and vegetables as much as possible to avoid the herbicides and pesticides. We will delve deeper into this aspect in a later post.
Exercise is incredibly important, as it can speed up the liver’s detox processes, sharpen insulin sensitivity, boost weight loss, help mitigate mood swing problems associated with estrogen dominance, and reduce levels of stress hormones in the body.
Chronic stress, underactive thyroid gland and perimenopause (the 10 to 15 years before menopause) will all be discussed separately in much more detail in later posts.
Stay tuned for this holistic Endometriosis Root Cause Series. Remember, you CAN heal yourself. Your body knows what to do -- You just have to give it the proper tools and environment!
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Planning on starting a family can be one of the happiest times in a couple’s life. From conception to pregnancy, the process that both the mother and father undergo can be a challenging, happy and joyful – and a life changing journey to say the least. However if you experience complications, health issues, or difficulty conceiving, this natural process can become one of the most stressful, worrisome and exhausting times a couple may go through together.
For conception to occur the female must be producing viable eggs during her monthly cycle and the male’s sperm must be strong and healthy in order to fertilize the egg during intercourse. Infertility, which is quite simply the inability to conceive, is becoming more common and this “natural and simple” journey can be a difficult challenge given all the contributing factors to fertility. Factors such as diet, exercise, weight, health conditions, stress levels, emotional and mental states, genetics and a high toxic load in the blood stream all play a major part in determining ones ability to conceive.
How The Human Body Deals With Scar Tissue & How To Heal For Good
The fibrous tissue that the body creates to replace damaged skin is called a scar. Scars are also know as cicatrices and are formed as a biological response for repairing skin and other tissue damage in the human body. Although they are most often not considered pretty to look at, a scar is a natural part of the body's healing process. Every wound will result in some form of scarring depending on its severity. The human body's healing process tries hard to repair the skin but it does not get it completely right, so to say. Enzymes eat scar tissue and fibrosis. Fibrosis is scar tissue and most doctors learn in anatomy that it is fibrosis that eventually kills us all. As we age, which starts at 27, we have a diminishing of the body's output of enzymes. This is because we make a finite amount of enzymes in a lifetime and we use up a good deal of them by the time we reach our 40's.
When I began this vaginal steaming journey, I was so excited and I wanted to start right away. My only dilemma was, what am I going to use to steam this "vajayjay" of mine?? I didn't want to use my toilet. That didn't feel very queen-like to me. (Even though it is a "throne," haha! Gosh, I'm so corny. Still, not my idea of a throne) I didn't have an old wooden chair to cut a hole in it. I didn't have a spare toilet seat top laying around to use over a non-plastic bucket, or anything of this nature. So, I decided to look online and try to buy a vaginal steaming seat made just for this purpose. Sounds logical enough, right? So, Amazon and Google, here I come!
When I tell you I was disappointed with these search results...man! I am going to need someone to tell me why a wooden box with a hole in the top of it costs upwards of $150-$400??! And there was even one seat, that was not really a steaming seat, basically just a wooden toilet seat top that you would have to put on top of something. It was a slab of wood with a hole in it. It costed $70!!
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