Category: Hormonal Balance

My Attempts at Sleeping in Darkness

It’s been a while since I wrote about Lunaception (the claim that sleeping in darkness can help regulate your hormones), but it’s still a theory I’m curious about. Since I move to Florida in September, I’ve been sleeping in a much brighter bedroom.  There were no curtains on the two windows flanking the bed, and the sliders leading to the

Do You Use Heating Pads or Hot Water Bottles?

So my castor oil pack treatment has brought up the question of heating pads. Are they safe to use on a regular basis or are they harmful because of the EMF exposure? The dangers of low-level EMFs are not widely accepted, but as Dr. Andrew Weil advises, it does seem prudent to minimize exposure when possible.  With this goal in

Down to Month 5 of my 6-Month Strategy

Oh boy, month one of my pre-wedding six month anti-cellulite program came and went at an unbelievable pace.  I can’t imagine what breakneck speeds month six will bring. Sometimes it feels like I am not making much progress, but when I look back at the first month of my renewed anti cellulite effort, I can’t be disappointed in what I

Balance Your Hormones with a Castor Oil Pack

  Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life by Dr. Claudia Welch is full of practical treatment techniques you can do at home to help regulate your hormones. I already wrote about Pranayaman breathing and Abhyanga massage as two treatments that work to balance hormones naturally.  Here is another one Dr. Welch is enthusiastic about endorsing. Castor Oil Packs and Menstrual

Can Abhyanga Self Massage Help Get Rid of Cellulite?

On Monday, I shared a video about an ancient yoga breathing technique Dr. Claudia Welch recommends for balancing hormones. As Dr. Welch explains in her book, Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life, women’s sex hormones are overburdened by our stress hormones.  With that in mind, it makes sense that these simple, natural techniques could be particularly effective in achieving hormonal

Balance Your Hormones By Breathing

I am in the midst of devouring Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life by Dr. Claudia Welch.  What a treasure! I chose to read Dr. Welch’s book because unlike most other books on hormones, she doesn’t focus on Hormone Replacement Therapy as a means to achieve hormonal balance. She includes it as an option, but it’s not the primary course

Happy Labor Day! (and an exciting update)

I hope you all enjoyed a fabulous Labor Day weekend! I’m happy to report that this was my first full weekend back at home in South Florida.  It’s not completely official, but if all goes according to plan, I’ll be here to stay.  I’m so happy! Investigational Impact “So what does this mean for the investigation?”  I’m glad you asked.

Want to Get Rid of Cellulite? Have a Boy!

This post is a follow-up from Monday. (I actually forgot I brought this up already (!) but I found more info about it that’s worth further investigation…) The hormonal aspect of cellulite is still a mystery to me. We recently received some fascinating intel that provides a solid clue to the cellulite/hormone connection. Jessie writes: I have suffered from cellulite

Beauty Secrets from Malaysia

I just finished reading an exquisite book about beauty traditions in Malaysia. What a fascinating culture. I want to go! Malaysian Traditions of Ramuan: Health and Beauty from the Rainforest is one of the most beautiful books I’ve seen in a while.  It’s a hardcover book with a gold inlaid title, a red ribbon book mark, and over 200 pages

Boron, Estrogen, Lunaception, and Menstruation

Two weeks ago, I conducted an experiment to verify my earlier hypothesis that boron supplements make me feel nauseous and cause motion sickness.  The same reaction occurred within 48 hours of taking a 3mg pill two days in a row. This data supports my conclusion that boron is displacing fluoride from my body.  But the human body is so complex,