My Uterus must be angry…

My Uterus must be angry…

The Baby Psychic posted some interesting information about unhappy uteruses. If you are too lazy busy to go over to her blog and check it out, here is how you can make your uterus happy!

A healthy and happy uterus is dependent on optimal circulation of blood, Qi, nervous function, lymph, as well as good nutrient and mineral balance.

7 Healthy Tips for a Happy Uterus:

1.Walking is a wonderful free exercise that gets your heart pumping, your diaphragm descending for optimal digestion and breathing and your legs moving for good circulation. Walking also boosts the “good cholesterol” and lowers the “bad cholesterol” in your blood, which helps to keep the heart healthy. All of these things are necessary for a healthy uterus.

2. Yoga, especially inverted poses like downward dog, and partial or full headstands help the uterus go back into the proper position allowing for good circulation.

3. Greens, such as stinging nettles, kale, spinach, collard greens, etc, are very important for both alkaline balance as well as mineral balance for optimal nervous function. Women who drink 2-4 cups of stinging nettle tea daily and eat cooked leafy greens as well as lettuce salads are getting the abundant folic acid, calcium, magnesium, and other minerals needed to create a healthy baby.

4. Green Drinks such as spirulina, chlorella, oat grass and wheat grass are wonderful sources of minerals and high in chlorophyll. Wheatgrass is also an excellent source of vitamins A, B, C, E and K, as well as calcium, chlorine, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulphur, cobalt and zinc. The chemical structure of the chlorophyll molecule and its similarity to the hemin molecule of hemoglobin makes wheatgrass quickly utilized by the human blood stream, giving the human body the fundamental components to eliminate disease and regenerate itself. (Hemoglobin is one of the major components of our blood) Good strong blood and the proper mineral balance are essential for a healthy fetus.

5. Seeds and Oils and good fats are necessary for optimal hormone production. Some good sources of cholesterol are Flax seed oil, fish oil, olive oil, canola oil, almonds, cashews, avocados among many other sources. Flax seed oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, especially alpha-linolenic acid, which appears to be beneficial for preventing heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis and a variety of other health conditions. Flaxseed also contains a group of chemicals called lignans that may play a role in the prevention of cancer. Studies have shown that Mothers with low serum cholesterol levels are significantly more likely to deliver premature babies, or full-term babies with lower weight, according to the study, “Adverse Birth Outcomes Among Mothers With Low Serum Cholesterol.” Researchers studied 118 women with low total cholesterol (less than the 10th percentile) and 940 women with mid-range cholesterol levels.

6. Castor Oil is derived from the bean of the Ricinus communis or Palma Christi plant (Palm of Christ). The Palma Christi has been used for therapeutically for centuries in the folk medicine of ancient India, China, Persia, Africa, Greece, Rome, and the Americas. It has large, beautiful palmate leaves hence the name, Palma Christi.

Used externally, castor oil has been used to treat a variety of health conditions such as arthritis, liver and intestinal disorders, tumors, cysts, and skin conditions. Taken internally, castor oil is a strong cathartic and is not recommended as there are ways to relieve constipation that are not as harsh. Some of the numerous uses of castor oil include the treatment of breast cysts, fibroids, and ovarian cysts, congestion of abdominal organs, skin conditions, small benign cysts, and adhesions from surgery. Wherever there is congestion, decreased blood flow and need for healing, castor oil can be an effective treatment option.

Castor oil has a unique chemical profile rich in ricinoleic acid which is known to exist in nature only in castor oil. Double blind studies conducted by the Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc. demonstrated an increase in lymphocyte production and the level of activity of T-cell lymphocytes in the group that used castor oil packs. T-cell lymphocytes originate from bone marrow and the thymus gland, identify and kill invaders such as virus, bacteria, and fungi. In addition to strengthening the immune system, castor oil appears to have a balancing effect on the autonomic nervous system, increasing liver activity and improving digestion.

7. Maya Abdominal Massage is a non invasive external massage of the abdomen that increases circulation around the reproductive organs allowing for the proper balance of hormones, minerals for optimal nervous function, ad good circulation of lymph. Many women have a laundry list of physical and emotional symptoms that can be addressed and prevented with these simple, noninvasive massage techniques. When reproductive organs shift, they can constrict the normal flow of blood and lymph, and disrupting nerve connections. Just a few extra ounces sitting on blood and lymph vessels can cause havoc throughout the different systems in the body. By shifting the uterus back into place, homeostasis, or the natural balance of the body, is restored in the pelvic area and the surrounding organs. Toxins are flushed and nutrients that help to tone tissue and balance hormones are restored to normal order. This is essential for healthy pregnancy, labor, and delivery.

Thoughts on Teen Pregnancy

Thoughts on Teen Pregnancy

Before you start running, this is not a serious post.

Not that teen pregnancy isn’t serious. I take the topic very seriously, which is why I assigned my students this topic for their reflection books this week. They were to find an article on teen pregnancy, summarize it, and then give me their personal thoughts on the matter.

I got a lot of responses like, “Teen Pregnancy is bad,” and “Teens who get pregnant are stupid and will ruin their whole lives.”

But one reflection in particular stood out to me.

“I want 8 kids one day. But, not until I finish college and get married. The best birth control is aspirin. You put it in between your legs and hold on tight.”

I didn’t realize there were other uses for aspirin, but that’s not a bad idea….

I responded, “Ha! You are very funny. You do know that doesn’t really work, riiiiggghhtt??!?!”

I did give her lady bug sticker for that…

We’re going to the Fair….

We’re going to the Fair….

*title sang to the tune of the “Alachua county fair” (my gator girls know what I’m talking about!)*

It’s no secret that Matt and I are big time Fair farers. I mean, all you have to do is search for fair on the top of this blog and you’ll find posts describing the fried food on a stick I’ve consumed, me being a gullible chump at the fair, and various ginormous stuffed animals Matt has won in the previous years. We go multiple times. Yep. Actually, we were supposed to go last weekend, but remember I was so sick I couldn’t walk down the stairs or stand up without getting all woozy, so we had to reschedule for this past weekend. We went twice in one weekend. What??
In case you haven’t noticed Matt has the gift of winning all Fair games. Jamie had a plethora of fair toys before she was even born. This year Matt won her a Hello Kitty and fuzzy white Bear.
But that’s not all Matt won. Actually, Matt once kept his streak going and won the largest prize at the Fair. Twice. Because, we went twice, remember?
Here’s Matt and the largest prize at the Florida State Fair…..

And again…

Lovely, isn’t it? So lovely, we quickly pawned it off gave it to the “luckiest” kid standing near us. I mean, I really don’t think you can have enough Giant Rasta Man Banana’s, but I didn’t want to be greedy, you know?

As you can see, Jamie really enjoyed the Fair.

She especially loves sitting like a big girl in her stroller. Notice she likes to prop the feet up on the tray…

Who is this sassy girl, anyway? Sometimes I think I gave birth to a teenager. Baby’s prop their feet up, really?
You’ll be proud to know that I kept my fried food on a stick mantra again. This year I had chicken on a stick. But, that’s it folks! I didn’t eat the fried twinky on the stick in lieu of the hot waffle ice cream sandwich with strawberries on top. Heavenly. I’m pretty sure it’s not on my low oxalate diet. Or any diet, for that matter.
Another infertile, just like me!

Another infertile, just like me!

Did you see that Nicole Kidman has finally come out with her infertility struggles?

Mind you, I’m not happy that she’s been bit by the infertile bug, but I am happy that she is choosing to speak about it.

Nicole says this, “Anyone that’s been in the place of wanting another child or wanting a child knows the disappointment, the pain and the loss that you go through trying and struggling with fertility. Fertility is such a big thing, and it’s not something I’ve ever run away from talking about”

Yay! I’m so proud and thankful for her courage to come out and say these things. When you go through something like infertility and you feel much less than perfect, it’s nice to know even the seemingly perfect go through the same struggles as yourself.

I’m thrilled she’s addressed the public, and I’m happy to be talking about this issue, too. I think it’s really important for all of us to heal and feel normal again.

Thank you, Nicole!!

Butterfly down!

Butterfly down!

I think I mentioned in an earlier post that we have butterflies in the preschool right now (along with my little lovelies)…

Anyhow, one of the little girls came up to the other teacher in my room and told her she thought one of the butterflies was dead.

When she was asked why, she responds:

“Because it looked like this,” while lying on the floor on her back and sticking her arms and legs straight up.

Guess what??? She was right. The butterfly was dead….

I do love me some 4 year old humor!

Someone get this man a murse!

Someone get this man a murse!

This morning I woke up a little grumpy. I went to bed later than usual, so I was tired. Because I was tired I was running late (well, that’s relative since I get to work early- so basically it means I was on time). When I went to make my lunch, I realized I left my lunch bag at school the day before…you know, just one of those no good mornings where everything is going wrong.

In the car on the way to school, I was annoyed cause there were no good songs on the radio. I stopped at a station when I heard something going on in Sarasota. Apparently, a homeless man was arrested last week. When they sent him to jail they found a condom in his “no go” place, as the radio station called it. Inside the condom there were 30 items!!!!!

Items found:
17 blue pills
an intact cigarette
6 matches
lip balm
another condom ( I think they said unused, but I’m not sure if it was in the wrapper)
an empty syringe with an eraser on the top of the needle
a CVS receipt
a coupon (they weren’t sure for what, hopefully it was for a wallet, or lube)
a flint (I’m not sure what this is, is this to strike the matches on?)

Ummmmmm…..ok, ouch! I’m alternating between laughing hysterically and being horrified. I’m wondering how long that was in there for….is it because these were his prized possessions and he was homeless and needed a safe place to put them? Did he do this right before he went to jail?

The radio host commented that he should be nominated for the Guinness Book of World Records…or maybe be a spoke person for Trojan. At the very least, someone get this man a murse! I hear they’re quite metro these days.

Look…even Hugh Jackman uses one!

image via the webs

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