I tensed, teared up, and felt white-hot rage as I read a Natural Womanhood email this afternoon. I had a visceral reaction to the information because it was precisely my experience, a painful experience. Almost 10 years ago, my body broke down. It was a gradual process instigated by the use of hormonal birth control … Continue reading Autoimmune Disease and Birth Control
I had a kind of scary day Wednesday. I had tingling in my fingers and arm of my left arm; it just felt weak. I shrugged it off as just something weird, maybe just working too hard in the yard. I took the kids with me to a monthly play date/mom's meeting. We had breakfast, … Continue reading
I was sitting in my living room yelling affirmations at the screen while I watched a documentary on a Paleolithic lifestyle/diet. Everything I've been doing for the last 3 years with my diet and exercise was vindicated when I heard people describing their prior chronic health issues: fatigue, hair loss, hormonal imbalance, brain fog, emotional … Continue reading The Narrow Path
If there's an adverse reaction to a medication, I probably have experienced it. When I was a junior in high school, I had been asked to sing as part of an ensemble for an Easter program at a local church. We had a limited number of rehearsals scheduled which meant I was expected to be … Continue reading Why Herbal Medicine?