A WOMAN'S HEALTH

[_]GUEST BOOK/EVALUATION [_]Aromatherapy Self Care [_]Healthy Nutritional Balance [_]Parents Teaching Values & Sex Education [_] A Woman's Health [_]Nutrition: Mother's View [_]Prenatal Charting Baselines: Questions/Policies [_]The Elders Place At The Table [_]Wholisitic Health Education BIOGRAPHY [_]What Does A Name Mean? FATHERS

A WOMANS HEALTH: VITAMINS, MINERALS, TRADITIONAL HERBS & FOODS

Herbs & Food For Female Reproductive Organs: Asparagus3, Black haw, Chamomile1, Chinese Angelica Root (Chinese Dong Quai Root), Chinese motherwort, Cinnamon Bar2, Currents, Ginger1,3,8,9, Passionflower, Peppermint2,5,8, Red raspberry leaf6, Valerian

ANGELICA (DONG QUAI ROOT)

The herbalists refer to this herb as the “female ginseng,”
VITAMINS: A, B12, E
MINERALS: Copper, Manganese
HEALTH BENEFITS:

  • [_] May support healthy central nervous system function.
  • [_] diuretic
  • [_] antibacterial
  • [_] anti-inflammatory,
  • [_] analgesic: pain-relieving
  • [_] antispasmodic
  • [_] painful menses
  • [_] abnormal menstrual cycle
  • [_] menopause
  • [_] hot flashes
  • [_] night sweats
  • [_] vaginal dryness
  • [_] mood swings
  • [_] blood tonic,
  • [_] circulation-enhancing
  • [_] tranquilizing
  • [_] strengthens immune system: increases production of white blood cells
  • [_] assists liver function: rids the body of toxins. 

BLACK COHOSH:

VITAMINS: A, B5
MINERALS: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium
HEALTH BENEFITS:

  • [_] helps relieve sinusitis
  • [_] reduces mucus levels
  • [_] helps relieve asthma
  • [_] relieves high blood pressure
  • [_] helpful in lowering bad cholesterol levels
  • [_] relieves menstrual cramps
  • [_] water gains
  • [_] bloating
  • [_] headaches
  • [_] better ovulation: maximizing chances of egg fertilization.
  • [_] hot flashes
  • [_] night sweats
  • [_] mood swings
  • [_] vaginal dryness
  • [_] depression
  • [_] lack or sexual interest.

RED RASPBERRY LEAF6

Traditionally midwives have encouraged that women drink 2 cups of Red Raspberry Leaf tea with honey everyday after the 1st trimester. 2-3 cups per day during the 3rd trimester. Red Raspberry Leaf teas can be used hot or even better cold with a slice of lemon.  Allows for greater communication between parents and the developing child, increasing attunement and bonding.  Creates a sense of relaxation in welcoming a child into the world with a deeper sense of joyfullness. 
VITAMINS:  A, C, E, B-Complex
MINERALS: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorous, Selenium
HEALTH BENEFITS:

  • [_] antioxidant
  • [_] aids in digestion
  • [_] normalizes bowel movements: eases bloating & cramping
  • [_] decreases inflammation
  • [_] soothes symptoms of arthritis
  • [_] soothes symptoms of gout
  • [_] soothes symptoms of headaches
  • [_] soothes symptoms of fever
  • [_] soothes skin conditions: psoriasis, acne, eczema
  • [_] boosts the immune system: stimulates production of white blood cells
  • [_] reduces high blood pressure
  • [_] protects the cardiovascular system against: atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes
  • [_] soothes eczema and rashes
  • [_] heals canker sores
  • [_] cold sores
  • [_] helps alleviates symptoms of gingivitis
  • [_] anemia
  • [_] leg cramps
  • [_] may ease symptoms of PMS
  • [_] may ease muscle cramping during menstrual cycle
  • [_] tones uterus: muscle relaxant
  • [_] increases fertility in women and men
  • [_] decreases nausea: morning sickness
  • [_] may ease and shorten labor
  • [_] allows the uterus to let go and function without tension
  • [_] may ease childbirth pain 
  • [_] may reduce artificial rupture of membranes
  • [_] may prevent postpartum hemorrhaging from a relaxed or atonic uterus
  • [_] postpartum recovery: eases afterpains while breastfeeding which helps uterus return to normal size

RED CLOVER

VITAMINS:  A, B1,B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, C 
MINERALS: Copper, Magnesium, Magnesium, Zinc
HEALTH BENEFITS:

  • [_] antibiotic
  • [_] blood purifier
  • [_] indigestion
  • [_] high cholesterol
  • [_] gout
  • [_] whooping cough
  • [_] asthma
  • [_] bronchitis
  • [_] eczema
  • [_] psoriasis
  • [_] PMS
  • [_] STI Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • [_] hot flashes
  • [_] breast pain or tenderness 

VALERIAN

VITAMINS:
MINERALS:   Magnesium, 
HEALTH BENEFITS:

  • [_] headaches
  • [_] reduces mucusfrom colds
  • [_] eases insomnia
  • [_] aids sleep
  • [_] increases GABA levels in the brain, helping reduce brain activity and allowing users to fall asleep more easily.
  • [_] sedative
  • [_] calms anxiety
  • [_] improves stress management
  • [_] lowers blood pressure
  • [_] improves circulation
  • [_] antispasmodic
  • [_] calms colic
  • [_] eases menstrual cramps
  • [_] suppresses muscle spasms
  • [_] natural muscle relaxer
  • [_] helps with daily stress management.
  • [_] makes it easier for both the mind and body to relax. 

CALCIUM

Calcium is traditiionally used as a pain killer: menstrual cramps, pregnancy, labor contractions, after pains. Calcium calms nerves, tones muscles, and clots blood.

  • [_] Fruit: cherry5, figs1, papaya, peach3
  • [_] Vegetable: broccoli, carob, cauliflower2, carrot juice, squash6,
  • [_] Grain: quinoa,
  • [_] Legumes/Seeds: small white beans6, almonds, sesame seeds, tahini seeds,
  • [_] Herbs: sea moss, red raspberry leaf6, spirulina, sun chlorella,
  • [_] Sea Vegetable: Hijiki5
  • [_] Other: blackstrap molasses, yogurt

IRON 

Essential for making hemoglobin, enriches blood, ensures vitally, reasoning & memory. May also help with PMS and symptoms of Iron deficiencies: Shortness of breath, Short temper, Irritability, headaches, dizziness, fatigue

  • [_] Fruit: Apricot, blackberry7, cherry, dates, peach, pear, dried prunes, raisins,
  • [_] Vegetables: beets, pumpkins,
  • [_] Legumes/seeds: beans, lentils, sesame seeds,
  • [_] Herbs: alfalfa, dandelion, nettle, parsley, yellow dock, liquid Floradix with Iron.
  • [_] Sea Vegetable: dulse, kelp, spirulina, sun chlorella, 
  • [_] Other: blackstrap molasses, brewers yeast, 

FACEBOOK PAGE: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2030347467239821&id=1639279646346607

BOOKS:

  • Prescription for Nutritional Healing By James F. Balch, M.D. & Phyllis A. Balch, C.N.C.
  • The Spiritual Properties Of Herbs By Gurudas
  • The Way Of Chinese Herbs By Michael Tierra, L.Ac., O.M.D.

EXCERPT

Black cohosh should not be taken by pregnant and lactating women without medical supervision, women with a proven case of breast or any other form of cancer, persons with liver conditions or girls before reaching puberty. Do not take black cohosh if you have cancer or liver disorders

PMS, PREGNANCY, POSTPARTUM AND MENOPAUSE

VITAMINS, MINERALS, TRADITIONAL HERBS & PLANT-BASED FOODS USED BY MIDWIVES

THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE

The purpose of menses is to cleanse nutrient rich blood in the uterus after the released egg (ovum) from the ovaries has not been fertilized. Blood & egg comes through Os. The average egg lives only 24 hours, so it has to be fertilized soon if a baby is to be conceived. If the egg meets up with a healthy sperm on its way to the uterus, the two can join and begin the process of creating a new life. If not, it ends its journey at the uterus, where it disintegrates and is expelled a couple of weeks later during the menstrual period.

Reference Material: "How To Create The Perfect Baby"

Signs of Imbalance:

  • [_] irregular cycle
  • [_] mood fluctuations
  • [_] hormonal blocks
  • [_] water accumulation
  • [_] cramps may indicate calcium deficiency
  • [_] excessive bleeding may indicate iron deficiency

TEAS

  • [_] Valerian Root 
  • [_] Peppermint
  • [_] Red Raspberry Leaf
  • [_] Honey

SOUPS

  • [_] Orange Lentil Soup With Dill
  • [_] Helps reduce depression
  • [_] Aids digestion
  • [_] Analgesic
  • [_] Antiinflammatory
  • [_] May help reduce menstrual cramps
  • [_] Antioxidant

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: VITAMINS & MINERALS

  • [_] Calcium
  • [_] Iron
  • [_] Magnesium

SELF-CARE AROMATHERAPY

  • [_] Jasmine
  • [_] Lavender
  • [_] Tangerine
  • [_] Olive Oil

CRYSTALS, COLORTHERAPY, & AFFIRMATIONS

  • [_] Amber
  • [_] Coral
  • [_] Jade
  • [_] Hematite
  • [_] Orange

DISCLAIMER:

  • Always check with your health care provider. This is designed for educational purposes only, for self study and self-development. During pregnancy, breastfeeding, and throughout your 4th Trimester (1 year postpartum), always check with your Health Care Provider, Midwife, and Lactation Specialist before using any foods, herbs, or essential oils, to confirm that it is not contraindicated for your personal care or use. Everyone has to take responsibility for your own health and your food sensitivities which may trigger allergic reactions.

Thanks for visiting. Come back soon.
[1266]