Resources for Themes from the Stories
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are in alphabetical order
A Cautionary Tale of Hormones
This story really resonated with me. I had a friend many years ago who went from doctor to doctor, ER to ER with symptoms that could not be diagnosed. One night she was lying down on the couch and she told her daughter she might not live. That night she died and the autopsy showed she had pulmonary emboli (clots). That’s all I know…so after Elizabeth’s experience…I found the following website that might be informative to us all. Patient stories and information help make this a robust site. As well I’ve included url’s for the D-Dimer Blood Test.
WARNING LETTER: YAZ - WRITTEN TO BAYER PHARMACEUTICALS IN 2009
WARNING LETTER: NOA # 21-676, 21 ~873, 22~045 YAZ(f (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) Tablets MACMIS 10# 16473
The following site – National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine has excellent pieces for practitioners and the public. In the most recent segment, I especially enjoyed reading
"How to find a complementary health practitioner”
Read the section on how to talk to your doctor at
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction-On the same site, I especially enjoyed the articles on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
A concern I had was there was a section I could click on entitled Chinese Medicine Proven Helpful to Manage Menopausal Symptoms but when I clicked on it the article was from a newspaper with no references related to studies to show that studies have been conducted to "prove” the statement. My caution to you is if something is said to be "proven” ask where the proof is. Remember that the FDA does not require supplements to undergo the same testing as "medicines”…so buyer beware.
The second article I read was entitled Effect on Fertility Treatments (2013).This was an actual study and was quite interesting…however small numbers, but interesting nonetheless
The following email was sent to me from Amy. I thought this might be the best place to share the information with you.
Email sent by Amy to friends and family…sharing with all of you here…
On Wednesday, Dr. Oz had a show on the fastest growing cancer in women, thyroid cancer. It was a very interesting program and he mentioned that the increase could possibly be related to the use of dental x-rays and mammograms. He demonstrated that on the apron the dentist puts on you for your dental x-rays there is a little flap that can be lifted up and wrapped around your neck. Many dentists don't bother to use it. Also, there is something called a "thyroid guard" for use during mammograms. By coincidence, I had my yearly mammogram yesterday. I felt a little
silly, but I asked about the guard and sure enough, the technician had one in a drawer. I asked why it wasn't routinely used. Answer: "I don't know.
You have to ask for it." Well, if I hadn't seen the
show, how would I have known to ask? We need to pass this on to our daughters,
nieces, mothers and all our female friends and husbands tell your wives !! I just did,
now you send it on to your list. Someone was nice enough to forward this to me. I hope you
pass this on to your friends and family. THANKS FOR SHARING THIS, AMY!
Amy also shared with me the following website which she felt was very helpful during her experience with thyroid cancer.
Aging into Wellness - Dr. Gladys McGarey
Menarche: A Story of Aching and Understanding
Having tools available for young women can be of great benefit in helping they feel more confident in understanding their bodies as they experience menarche and their menstrual cycle.
Menstrual Cycle Charting
The Menstrual Cycle: Stigma or Life Map?
The Society for Menstrual Cycle Research was founded in 1979 by women who understood the importance of the menstrual cycle in women’s lives and health needs involving the menstrual cycle. This dedicated group of women (and a few men) conduct research, influence policy, provide women’s healthcare, and mentor students in the field. I have been a member of this Society for several years and have so enjoyed observing women from across the world come together for the cause of supporting other women in such a way.
The Road Less Traveled
Hannah’s webinar teaching about Fertility Awareness is excellent (see "Webinars" in the Educational Corner…below is a guideline from the government related to guidelines for fertility. As well, I’ve included a url for menstrual cycle charting which is so important in fertility awareness.
Guidelines for fertility - http://www.guideline.gov/content.aspx?id=35234
Charting - https://www.justisse-charting-app.com/
Read about Rachel’s dedication to the environment and helping women on this wonderful website … perhaps you’d like to have them cycle to your community~ http://sustainablecycles.wordpress.com/
ALSO...go to the following URL and read about Menstrual Products: Safe or Profitable: http://holyhormones.com/womens-health/menstrual-cycle/feminine-care/menstrual-products-safe-or-profitable/ WHAT DO YOU THINK? Tell us in the Forum.