Thursday, November 8, 2012

Horrific Winds- We May Get Blown to Texas!

Well they advised winds, only we got 60 mile winds rather than 20mph.  The winds blew all day. While my husband was home, we worked to save the cold frame. We didn't even notice one panel on the chicken coop roof was missing. After he left for work, I saw it.  It was a choice of leaving it and watching it tear up the rest of the roof or trying to fix it in the winds.  It was pretty dangerous up there but the winds were blowing at my back which helped. The only thing I could do was try to put plastic sheeting up from the inside to block the hole. The wind began ripping it off. So I took an old window screen to the top of the roof and over the plastic to keep it down. Rocks, a board, and bricks were put over that to keep all of it down. As darkness crept up, the temporary fix was still holding.  The chickens and the ducks were all pretty scared. It blew anything that was not tied down all over the property. All day the mountains were covered by the wind blowing sand our way. I came in with a layer of sand all over my face and eyes.

The next weather assault will be snow and 14 degree temperatures.  I doubt the cold frame can protect the plants down to that degree of cold.  Even commercial cold frame covers only state they protect 8 degrees. But they are miracles and the cold frame could use one. I have no idea what this winter will be but it is starting with some nasty weather. We can't wash away but we blow away. There are occasional 100 mile an hour winds in this area.  With the strange weather patterns that could get worse. We are positioned on a hill with no protection from the winds sweeping down from the mountains. Someone before us let the trees planted as a windbreak die, so it could get pretty bad. We do get less snow than the Carson City area or Reno. We moved here because of this factor. My husband and I are not in shape for digging out from snow drifts.

On the bright side, the animal sheds are built pretty sturdy. We can add heat to the sheds if it gets that cold.  I can report too that the Moringa is the laundry/greenhouse are doing well. The humidifier and heater are doing well. They are still growing slowly and they look great. So far, this is working.  I have grow lights on them repositioned so they all get some needed light.

Coldframe from the back. you open it up to pick the Swiss chard and Comfrey. You can also water it this way. The front is left closed up.   

Comfrey in the ground under the coldframe
Swiss Chard and kale doing well down to 27 degrees
14 degrees on Sat and snow is the next test....I'm adding prayer to this step

Well all for tonight. If you don't hear from me again...we got blown to Texas over the next few days. I fly better than I swim....just kidding. Will be signing off for tonight. God bless you all!
Kate Freer, The Herbladyisin


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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Does Moringa Help Reduce Fibroids

This came in as a question from one of my female readers.  I suffered with fibroid tumors, large ones,  and solved the problem without surgery. It took a half year or more with effort to reduce them. Mine caused several emergency visits along with job problems. I bled clots, endured a year of pain, and was a mess. I ended up with two D and C's to stop the  bleeding. I did find the answer to my fibroid issue, but the path took a long time and patience. In my case, Esseac worked along with diet and stress reduction. I can only relate what worked for me. It may not work for you. No one can give you promises on that.  What works for one woman may not work for you.  In some cases it may be easier to get surgery but there are a lot of women who have severe hormonal disruptions after surgery. So it is a difficult decision. Be aware that the bleeding that goes with large fibroids can get dangerous. You should get a biopsy on them as well along the way.

Fibroid tumors grow in the uterine wall because of the several factors below:

#1  Estrogen Dominant (Excess estrogen production): This creates an imbalance of estrogen in the body. Excess estrogen causes belly fat, water retention, and hormonal problems.  The excess estrogen feeds a fibroid tumor.  Fibroids are part of the uterine wall, like a balloon, that grows inside the uterus like a baby. It can cause symptoms such as pain, abnormal bleeding, and your stomach makes you look pregnant. They are not usually cancerous and with some women are not much of a problem. When they grow big, they make women miserable. One of the main factors to reduce them is to correct the excess estrogen problem.

Insufficient Progesterone:  Natural progesterone cream can help balance estrogen dominance. You need to have your estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and thyroid hormones evaluated by lab tests first. Learn how your system is imbalanced so you can correct it properly. A woman doctor will be more apt to issue the tests. Most male doctors don't understand the female body and emotions. Try to find a holistic female doctor to help you. 

#2: Diet: Caffeine, Red Meat, Dairy:  Cut out dairy unless it is organic, caffeine of any kind, and red meat unless it is organic. They feed cattle estrogen so that they gain weight more quickly. This estrogen ends up as residue in the meat and milk. This adds to your excess estrogen production.  Goats milk does not have that problem. Organic red meat, chicken, and milk is much better for your hormone balance. Caffeine stimulates estrogen production.

#3: Lack of Exercise: Exercise helps your body to get rid of excess estrogen and is very imp in a fibroid reduction program. If your fibroids are large, be careful when performing stomach exercises by machine or at home. With large ones, you can start bleeding. The exercise pumps the abdominal muscles which put pressure on the fibroid. It is like a balloon that can leak with pressure exerted on its sides. How do I know that? I ended up in emergency twice trying to perform abdominal exercises.  Sex can also start you bleeding for the same reason.  Walking is great and almost anyone can walk. 

#4 Stressed to the Max:  Stress stimulates excess estrogen and wastes the adrenal glands. Stress causes problems in hormonal balance. So do whatever it takes to reduce your stress level. That must be a priority to reduce fibroid.

 Can Moringa Reduce Fibroid Tumors?

#5: Moringa: I have no personal knowledge of Moringa reducing fibroids. Fibroid tumors are not cancerous in most cases,  but form  out of the uterine wall.   Moringa could have a positive effect on your whole health and stress level. Stress depletes nutrients from the body. Stress creates imbalance in the hormonal system.  It could help but my advice first is to adhere to the program above.  Cayenne pepper orally, one cap by mouth, every 4 hours will reduce abnormal menstrual flow and pain. Cayenne also helps open up the uterus for better flow.

 I only know of two products for fibroids. One is Myomin and Ezzeac with Cats Claw. Ezzeac with cat's claw works by helping the liver to work better which helps to dispose of excess estrogen.  That is why I sell it on the site because it worked for me. You have to take it for a number of months and is not an inexpensive way to go. It worked for me in my case. I also did the above steps as well.   Herbs and foods can have different effects on people.

You could try Moringa and see if it helps. You will certainly be better off nutritionally by taking it. I will not tell you that Moringa will work on fibroids when I have no experience or knowledge on that answer. The nutrition in the leaves may impact your whole health, including your hormonal system, by supporting it nutritionally to work more effectively.  It will help you to put back into the system what the stress is pulling out.

This is the most truthful answer on this question I can give you. If you try it and it helps, please share that knowledge with our readers. I feel that reducing stress, and changing your diet is first and foremost for reducing fibroid growth. It is not easy no matter what you do.  Excess estrogen needs to be reduced for balance.  Please visit a holistic female doctor who supports natural remedies and has experience dealing with this health problem.

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