La historia de Adam (Un adelanto del libro de Adam)

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Si pudiera manifestar todos los sentimientos que me producen el escribir este artículo en especial no sería posible describirlos todos porque la mayoría son realmente indescriptibles. Por lo que deseo comenzar con una historia que comenzó siendo triste y que se transformó en una de las historias mas hermosas que haya conocido.

 

Durante muchos años de mi vida luché arduamente para llegar a donde llegué finalmente, con mucho esfuerzo y dedicación logré realizar mis sueños de convertirme en una profesional de calidad. Los años pasaban y yo cada vez me enfocaba mas y mas en llegar a mis metas, y una vez logradas me establecía una próxima meta. Así pasaron mis años, y créanme que pasan rápido y no nos damos cuenta. El tiempo realmente volaba. Jamás sentí la necesidad de tomar el camino de ser madre o de intentar establecer una relación seria porque la verdad no creía que era posible tenerlo todo. Me parecían cuentos de hadas en los que yo soñaba y cundo veía la realidad a mi alrededor sentía que no era posible que existiera el tenerlo todo.

 

Sufrí realmente, y hago énfasis en la palabra “sufrir” porque es la palabra que realmente caracteriza el sentimiento que sentía cuando era engañada, usada y manipulada por personas y situaciones que en nada me favorecían. Era realmente una tras otra decepción. Incluso mis propios amigos llegaron a traicionarme en ocasiones.

 

Puede decirse que “aprendí a vivir” una vida fría, vacía y sin un verdadero sentido mas que el de tener la infinita gratitud de contar con una hermosa familia unida como la que tengo. Sin ellos realmente no hubiese llegado adonde he llegado.

 

Luego de todos estos sentimientos de tristeza y vacío vino una ventana de oportunidad que sé que de no haberla cruzado probablemente se hubiese cerrado para abrirse de otra forma, en otro lugar o en otro tiempo quizás. Victor llegó a mi vida y me enseño que el amor de pareja existe, que el respeto mutuo existe, y que la comunicación y la tolerancia son pilares fundamentales en una relación. El es mi razón de ser y mi impulso diario para seguir adelante. Y estoy segura que vinimos juntos a esta vida, nos iremos juntos, y seguiremos viniendo juntos en muchas otras vidas.

 

A pesar de toda esa felicidad yo tenía un serio problema de infertilidad. Siendo yo misma una especialista en medicina reproductiva fue bastante difícil el aceptar y afrontar la situación con la valentía que tuve que producir. Victor y yo pasamos por 4 intentos de in vitro de alta complejidad, sin mencionar los incontables de baja complejidad, y cada vez el panorama empeoraba. Desarrollé envejecimiento ovárico prematuro, resistencias inmunológicas, perdí ambas trompas de Falopio, presenté alergias a las hormonas usadas en las estimulaciones ováricas, y desarrollé una muy extraña forma de alergia a la hormona del embarazo. Mi caso era lo que a veces llamamos un caso perdido. Al final logramos crear 4 embriones no de muy buena calidad, ya no podía realizarme mas intentos, y necesitaría un vientre en alquiler porque mi condición podía convertirse en un embarazo de muy alto riesgo.

 

Todo eso sucedía en mi vida y yo seguí adelante, no me rendí ni tampoco me dejé vencer por la tristeza porque el tener a Victor en mi vida era realmente suficiente para ser feliz. Y Victor me enseño que existen otros tipos de amor que, aunque jamás compensen el vacío del amor de ser padres, pueden aliviar las tristezas y vacíos. Recuerdo cuando Victor me dijo un día: “Quizás en otra vida fuimos muy pobres y vivíamos en la India y teníamos 7 hijos y juramos que en la próxima vida nos quedaríamos solos”. Sus ocurrencias realmente me hacían reír.

 

Por años aprendimos a vivir solos y a procurar llenar ese vacío evidente con mucho amor. A eso nos dedicamos. El amor fue siempre un componente primordial en nuestras vidas, y yo decidí trabajar menos y dedicarle mas tiempo a mi relación personal conmigo misma y con Victor. Decidí emprender un viaje muy largo de auto-conocimiento y búsqueda de mi propia identidad que tanto sufrió durante años por tantas tempestades, y mi viaje comenzó un día en que me propuse no terminarlo hasta sentirme totalmente satisfecha de que ya me había encontrado, que había evolucionado mucho mas como ser humano, y que aprendería a respetar la vida y a la Madre Naturaleza con todo lo que implica vivir una vida como un Ser de Luz.

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Durante mi viaje conocí a seres maravillosos, vi lugares increíbles llenos de mucho amor y paz, sentí cosas que nunca antes había sentido y ni siquiera sabía que existían, me llené de paz, de amor, de entendimiento, y aprendí que las cosas materiales jamás llenan lo que verdaderamente se necesita para crecer como ser humano, que el ego es nuestro enemigo con el que nacemos para recordarnos que venimos con una misión en la vida, y que nuestra mente es el comandante supremo de todo lo que sucede en nuestro organismo. Realicé mis certificaciones de Reiki, de Yoga y de Hipnosis, con la plena confianza de que ese era el camino correcto a seguir, y lo fue. El nivel de crecimiento fue enorme.

 

En el mes de Enero 2016 comencé a sufrir de un problema estomacal que terminó siendo ocasionado por la vesícula biliar. Requerí de muchos exámenes y evaluaciones, incluyendo valoraciones de Rx que tomaban horas; al final el diagnóstico de la medicina moderna indicó que necesitaba operarme y removerme la vesícula. Sin embargo, mi ser interno decidió auto-curarse usando Reiki y técnicas de Yoga. En días maravillosamente todos los síntomas se esfumaron, y dentro de mi estaban sucediendo eventos maravillosos que mas tarde me mostrarían que la Madre Naturaleza es sabia y sabe exactamente como trabajar sin la interferencia de nadie ni de nada.

 

En dos meses llegaría a descubrir que dentro de mi se gestaba un maravilloso Ser de Luz que decidió venir a este mundo gracias a la genialidad de mi cuerpo humano (la historia es mas extendida en la versión del libro de Adam-próximo en salir). Cuando por primera vez descubrí que dentro de mi se creaba un Ser tan perfecto y con la meticulosidad genética que requiere, mis conocimientos de la ciencia y de la medicina moderna siguieron cayendo en picada ya que, era científica y médicamente imposible que esto sucediera y de la forma en que sucedió.

 

Durante las 41 semanas y media de mi embarazo no necesité medicamentos, ni hormonas, ni vitaminas, absolutamente nada. Mi alimentación fue perfecta sin ningún tipo de deseos de comidas procesadas o grasosas. Siempre me alimenté muy bien, me mantenía haciendo ejercicios (corría, Yoga, natación, pilates). No dejé de trabajar ni de mantenerme activa y Adam crecía fuerte y sano cada día mas. Decidí olvidarme de mitos, ni dejar de escuchar a cualquier persona que me dijera que debía cuidarme porque algo podría sucederme. Me alejé de todo lo negativo y me rodeaba de personas positivas y que apoyaran todas mis actividades. Mi mama (mi pilar mas fundamental en mi vida) se mantuvo conmigo en cada paso de mi viaje y me aseguraba que todo iba a salir bien cuando, en ocasiones, me asustaba un poco por todo lo que estaba viviendo. De alguna manera me parecía mentira el ser tan feliz y haber logrado un embarazo sano y que nada malo sucediera. Ella me hizo ver que yo me merecía eso y mucho mas aún.

 

Adam nació muy sano, es un hermoso bebe feliz, activo, y con los sentimientos mas nobles que haya conocido en un ser tan pequeño y tan nuevo en el mundo.

 

Quiero compartir este pedacito de mi historia para todas aquellas mujeres que estén viviendo momentos difíciles en sus vidas y que sientan que todo está perdido. No todo está perdido, siempre hay una forma de lograrlo, pero la forma no es fácil y el camino puede tornarse difícil y complejo, pero por eso es el camino correcto, porque es complejo y difícil. Cada una de ustedes puede lograrlo, hay formas y personas en su camino que pueden ayudarlas si realmente confían. Entiendan que si creen en su ser interior, en su inagotable fuente de energía y en su mente que es capaz de crear y destruir, van a lograr lo que tanto desean. Esta es una larga historia en mi vida que he querido condensar para mostrarles que esa Luz al final del túnel es maravillosa y que estos seres de Luz que están viniendo al mundo vienen cargados con puro amor y vienen con una misión que impactará nuestras vidas.

 

El es Adam Lucas, el amor mas grande que he tenido en mi vida, aún cuando pensaba que el amor hacia mi familia, mi mama, mi esposo Victor, mis amigos era suficiente. Este es un amor como ningún otro, y todas tenemos el derecho de vivirlo.

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How to talk to your fertility specialist?

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Once you acknowledge something is not working properly in the fertility area, it is advisable to find a fertility specialist. This way you will get a proper guidance and the next steps to diagnose the possible causes.

The first important thing to do is to select the right fertility specialist. This is not easy as many specialists are available, most of them with impressive curriculums and studies, however once you get to know them it might be disappointing to find out they are not the person you were looking for. Others are very difficult to get appointments with, because they are so good that the waiting list is very long. It seems like a matter of luck to find the right one. I make emphasis in this because the relationship you establish with your specialist needs to be based in trust, otherwise you will not get the expected results.

Once you select the right fertility specialist, then comes the appointment. Most fertility clinics have a nice warm environment to promote relaxation and tranquility to patients.

If possible try to write notes with the questions you would like to ask. The meeting with the infertility specialist might be overwhelming and condensed with lot of information that will make you leave with even more questions. If you make notes it will be possible to address the previous questions before getting any new information that will result in even more questions accumulated.

Ask all your questions to your specialist.

While there, evaluate how you are feeling with that person, with the clinical team and the environment. It is important you feel confident, secure and safe with the medical team. Even better if you have references from other patients. They can be a rich source of information.

If the clinic offers counseling and guidance try to get it. This way you will get orientated with questions your specialist might not address.

It is important to tell your doctor everything relevant to your infertility, even things you might consider not to be important like the number of partners you have had, and the use of contraceptives. If someone else in the family had problems to conceive, or if someone had problems with the pregnancy.

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Try to go with your partner. Four ears will be better than two. He might have more questions. Give him/her the time to ask them properly. Communication between both of you is important to make the best decision based in the final result. Both of you will be tested, and you will have the time to discuss the results together and with the specialist. Try not to be too anxious or stressed.

The fertility specialist should treat your case with respect and consideration. Remember, you made the decision to see a fertility specialist to get help with a problem, not to find another problem. Your doctor should treat you with respect and understanding. After all, you are doing your best to get the best results.Your feelings are important.

Once the diagnosis is made it is necessary to do everything exactly as the doctor says. Do not compare your case with other patients, as every case is different. What you have been given it might not be the same for another patient. And your results will not be the same. Internet can be a rich source of information and guidance, but also a “time bomb”, because the information might be misinterpreted and misunderstood. You might end up comparing yourself with another different case and feel anxious because you are not having the same treatment. Every case is different and might not be treated the same way like others.

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Feel confident with your medical team. They are there to help and to make you feel comfortable while the treatment is been made.

Keep asking all the necessary questions. You need to undergo the treatment knowing what is happening and what the next steps will be and why. This way you will be involved and collaborate more with the process. Also the anxiety and doubts will decrease once you know what is happening, why is happening, what are the measures taken to correct it, and the expected results. Better if you do not ask for probabilities as they vary very much from patient to patient, remember every case is different.

Your fertility doctor will be there for you to guide you through the whole process. Trust him/her but most importantly trust yourself. You need to feel deep inside that your relationship with the doctor and team is comfortable. If not, then look for another place, because the results will not be good.

Remember, you are the patient looking for help. The help needs to come from someone you feel compromised with your case and respectful with your feelings. You are looking for a good result, and is necessary to do the best possible to get it.

 

Thanks for the knowledge and Thanks for letting me see into your cells.

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“When I see into the stars, it gets easier for me to understand most of the answers still out there, in the universe around us”.

I wake up everyday early in the morning, drink a large glass of water, watch some news, run for 10 minutes, get my breakfast, and head on to the clinic. I get there, get changed with clean clothes and it takes me around 5 minutes to get ready; I need to be as clean as possible. I do not wear a watch so do not need to be concerned about the time. Once I am ready, with my hair and shoes covered, and clean hands and face, I start my favorite part of the day: to go inside my embryology laboratory.

To be part of that, the place where amazing things happen, it makes me feel grateful for the opportunity of being there.

It was hard work though. Several years on the medical school, several years specializing in human reproduction, long working hours at fertility clinics in several places around the world, many hours of studying and reading new advances and research. Although I have not been a researcher publisher myself, it has been a pleasure to read new developments and achievements in the reproductive field. Everyone takes different paths. Mine was something else. To have spent long hours inside the embryology laboratories amazed by the perfection of life. I mean any life.

My mother has told me I used to be the curious one. Always admiring at things not many people were admired by. I loved nature, the sky and stars. I loved spending long hours contemplating at the night sky with my brothers. We used to ask ourselves how would it be to go out there, into the universe?.

What I did not know is that I was going to have part of the universe with me inside a laboratory where life starts at its most delicate and subtle way. When I see the embryos, which I like to call my embryos, I see the universe in its own expression of beauty and delicacy. It is possible to feel the enormous amount of energy located in one single place. The single expression of another universe we are not allowed to see while in the physical universe. I would like you to see that.

For those reasons, that is my favorite part of the day, to be inside that place.

When embryos are present they allowed me to see their beauty and perfection. Even when they are not that pretty, they look really pretty to me. We have a very strong connection and they let me appreciate their life, even for a single moment. My respect for them is huge. They deserve it. I know the place where they came from it must be pleasant and unique. For them to make the decision to come to this physical world, where they might suffer, feel pain, diseases, rejection, sadness; it is a hard and admirable decision. For that, I admire them. However, when I look into their future parents, and all the joy and happiness they will bring into their lives, I feel comforted. I know they will definitely be loved. Patients undergoing these treatments do so because they really want to have a child, and most of them will love them infinitely.

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Today a lovely couple told me: “when we take our embryos after the embryo transfer, we would like you to know they are also yours” I told them: “yes, I know they are also mine. I was the first person they trusted”. I had them with me, and that is a huge responsibility. The universe allowed me to accomplish that, and do so with my almost utterly respect and gratitude.

I appreciate every moment of my day. I see them come and leave. I see them coming into this world for the first time, and also see some of them leaving back to that place in the universe where they came from. I do not know where, but it must be incredible. Because when they leave they are all right, even if they were in this physical universe for minutes, hours or days.

Thanks for letting me see, and thanks for allowing me to be part of it. For that I will always be grateful.

La gran conexión entre el stress y la infertilidad.

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Diariamente en nuestra consulta de medicina reproductiva nos encontramos con pacientes que se encuentran con un grado de stress enorme con tan sólo acudir a la consulta por problemas de infertilidad. La tasa de infertilidad a nivel mundial sigue en aumento, así como la tasa de abortos.

 

El stress ha sido diagnosticado como una enfermedad, y por ende interfiere con el área reproductiva ocasionando alteraciones en nuestro funcionamiento normal del organismo. Uno de los motivos de esto es la disminución de progesterona, veamos que sucede.

 

La progesterona es una hormona esencial durante la gestación del bebé, y es una hormona esencial para poder embarazarse y mantener el embarazo. La progesterona alimenta al útero para su preparación antes de la implantación del embrión, y se mantiene preparando al útero durante el embarazo. Pero un stress constante ocasionará un descenso de los niveles de progesterona en nuestro organismo y con ello todas las alteraciones.

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Cuando las mujeres nos encontramos en una situación de stress nuestras glándulas adrenales van a producir mas cortisol y adrenalina. Pero para producir cortisol es necesario que la glándula use progesterona. Esto ocasiona que la progesterona sea usada para producir adrenalina durante el stress, y no para lo que debería usarse que es para mantener el embarazo.

 

Las glándulas adrenales no pueden producir cortisol sin usar progesterona. Por ello, cualquier situación de stress ocasionará este uso de progesterona y disminución en sus niveles, consecuentemente habrá alteraciones en todo el sistema que debería estar implicado en la preparación del útero para el embarazo.

 

Cada vez que estemos en situaciones de stress debemos pensar que estamos consumiendo progesterona para producir el cortisol. De igual forma existirá un desbalance en la producción de estrógeno y testosterona que son hormonas relacionadas con la progesterona. Algunas mujeres usan suplementos de progesterona para ayudar con los síntomas que se producen cuando ésta se encuentra en bajos niveles (calores, dolores menstruales, insomnio, cambios de humor, malestar general, etc). Pero la mejor forma es disminuir los niveles de stress, de esta forma nuestras glándulas adrenales trabajarán de forma correcta, produciendo las cantidades normales de hormonas.

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Si eres una paciente que se encuentra buscando concebir un bebé o ya en tratamiento para lograrlo, es necesario que converses con tu médico acerca de tu estado general de tranquilidad ó de stress. De esta forma es posible realizar una conexión entre los niveles hormonales medidos periódicamente durante el ciclo hormonal y comprender las razones por las que probablemente dichas hormonas se encuentren alteradas.

 

Las hormonas que se miden durante el ciclo son FHS, LH, estradiol y progesterona. Estas nos van a indicar acerca de la reserva ovárica de la paciente, su respuesta hormonal durante el ciclo, y cualquier anormalidad en el mismo. La función adrenal es determinada de igual forma con mediciones hormonales de cortisol, insulina y DHEA. Si estas hormonas se encuentran elevadas esto es una señal de que el organismo se encuentra expuesto a situaciones de stress.

 

Los niveles elevados de cortisol también incrementan la insulina, la cual está asociada con obesidad, diabetes, presión arterial elevada y enfermedad cardíaca.

 

El proceso de curación comienza por decidir restaurar la función normal del organismo. Cuando nuestras glándulas adrenales trabajan de forma armoniosa y saludable es posible que hayamos logrado controlar nuestras emociones y el stress diario, y por lo tanto nos encontremos mas cerca de nuestra meta final de ser padres.

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How do embryologists select the best embryos?

The procedure of in vitro fertilization is complex and involves several important and necessary steps in order to increase the chances of success. The scientific personnel needs to be prepared for any last minute event that might arise as consequence of dealing with live cells. These gametes can show different behaviors at any moment during each hour they spend in the laboratory.

 

It has been said that the embryology laboratory is a surrogate environment resembling the same environment (in vitro) provided to the cells by the uterus inside the body (in vivo).

 

Once we obtain the eggs and make possible the fertilization with the sperm, in a few hours we will start having consecutive divisions that are crucial to the process of selecting the best embryos. First we need to take into account the fact that 16 to 18 hours after fertilization we need to pay attention to the formation of the pronuclei. Normal fertilization of the egg will show the presence of two pronuclei, not one, three, four, five, and so on. If we observe anything different than two together, symmetrical and centered then we need to suspect something is not right. This is what we should have:

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And this is an example of an abnormal fertilization:

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After this time we will observe subsequent divisions each day, starting from the early cleavage stage during the first 24 hours post-fertilisation, and day 2 and 3 embryos (morula) with 2, 4, 6, 8 and 16 cells).

 

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Now the selection of the embryos is a key factor even for a well-trained embryologist. Involves the selection of the embryo/s that are considered stronger, with high quality and bigger chances of implantation, and the discarding or freezing of the ones that look less likely to succeed.

 

How to select the embryos if we have seen in our practice success with poor/low quality embryos developing into a healthy baby? And we have also seen not successful procedures using very good/high quality embryos? Not an easy task for us.

 

Some might be guided by their pure scientific knowledge than a good quality embryo it is likely to succeed rather than a slow, poor quality one. Some might use their embryologic instinct of using the embryo they consider to be stronger based on some of their qualities like good timing during fertilization and divisions, low fragmentation (rupture of the cells), cell symmetry, good zona pellucida, etc. There may be several factors to consider scientifically speaking. Also clinically it is important to judge the quality of the endometrium and the response of the embryo receptor to the treatment given to prepare for the embryo transfer. There are several factors to consider before selecting the best embryo for “the embryo transfer”. There is just one chance to make “the embryo transfer”, and even if the patient has remaining embryos to be used in future attempts, “the embryo transfer using those embryos” it will always be a one time chance. You will not have the same embryos or the same conditions to use them again. So, the embryologist criteria is really important to select the right “embryos to be transferred”. I call it “the point of no return”. Because there will just be one time to do it, and one time the same set of embryo/s to be used, not eh same again.

 

After being compelled to mention the scientific and clinical key points to be considered for the embryo transfer, among many others we will encounter during real life practice, it is important to mention another aspect to consider when selecting the right embryo/s, and is the behavior they showed during their short time stay on the embryology laboratory.

 

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They will show an specific behavior, each one of them is a unique being with the capacity to communicate in their own way, and embryologists are the tool to translate their language.

 

During our training as embryologists we learn a lot about embryos, all the scientific and clinical based studies and facts, but we do not learn how to translate their language or read their behavior. I realized working with thousand of embryos that each one of them is unique and shows an specific way of communicating with us, and to help us choose among all of them which one/s is the most suitable for “the transfer” which will occur one time only. We do learn to master that knowledge and understanding on our day to day practice in the field.

 

When I choose the suitable embryo I share the responsibility with them, because they are in charge of showing me their behavior and signs of capacity to implant or not. There are also others factors to consider, however it seems they know them all, even the ones that don’t relate to the treatment like the psychological and spiritual condition of their parents. Some of my patients already know in advance when their procedure will be successful because somehow they have been communicating with their embryos through meditation and prays, and they let them know it is time. Some other patients undergo the difficult in vitro procedure in order to feel relieved because at least they tried it, even when they know the result is not going to be positive. Some other patients do the procedure knowing they need to be resilient because they will get the positive result in the second or third attempt. There are so many stories of patients feeling different things before, during and after their treatment, and some of those stories literally change the patient’s lives. When the embryologist works alongside the clinical and scientific team, and with the patients, the results can be astonishing.

 

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I believe these tiny, microscopic beings, capable of behaving and sending messages to us through their short stay life on the laboratories, are changing the way medicine was before. They have been showing us life is possible in any form, in any way, at any moment and with any person. It is possible to get messages that we do not yet know where they are coming from and the reason they have been sending them in the first place. They have also been offered themselves for research to understand some of the mysteries of life and its many forms of changes throughout the centuries. Just decades ago it was nearly impossible to observe an image like this one, because life was considered to be sacred and just possible through the eyes of God. Today we have been allowed to admire these beautiful cells, which are accompanied by the being inhabiting it. They do deserve respect, consideration and understanding, because when I am able to create a baby after I saw him formed as an embryo before, and he is capable of recognizing my voice and respond to my touch, in a way like he knew me from before, it makes me believe there is certainly something else we have been missing out in our study of this science for decades, it might be time to check it out.

Arnica Montana and its many benefits

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Arnica Montana belong to the Compositae family, so it is a relative of the common Daisy. Several of this family of plants are used homeopathically and herbally. The star shaped flowers of this botanical family are familiar to us all as sunflowers and ornamental daisies. Other members of the Compositae family include food crops such as lettuce, chicory, globe artichoke and guayule – a source of hypoallergenic latex.

This link goes to a great Arnica cream/salve available on Amazon.

The plants are rich in inulin, a compound between sugar and starch that the plant store in their underground organs as a source of energy. It is used as a natural sweetener for diabetics. The Compositae contain selenium and arnica ash is rich in manganese. Both selenium and manganese are powerful antioxidants in the human body, and in addition manganese is an essential element needed for healthy bones, wound-healing, and the metabolism of protein, cholesterol, and carbohydrates. This rich source of manganese might be the one involved in the healing properties of arnica.

Arnica oil is a great way to get a very pure concentrated preparation to be used in salves and creams.

Arnica Montana is an alpine plant, grows in meadows up to 3,000 meters above sea level, where it is exposed to strong sunlight. The higher the altitude, the more aromatic the plant becomes.

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For centuries arnica Montana has been used for bruising and sprains. The roots contain essential arnica oils, which are powerful anti-inflammatory agents. The plant is used for traumatic injuries involving bruising, and as a cardiac tonic for weak and weary hearts.

 

It is also used in the form of arnica cream or arnica salve. Here you will get a great cream/salve made with Arnica montana.

 

Arnica montana is used for bruising, swelling, pain relief, arthritis, healing. It heals bruises very fast, any trauma that causes blood vessels to break under the skin. It is a potent natural anti-implammatory remedy (great after surgery). It stimulates the body’s healing process. It is great for the treatment of stiffness and arthritis.

 

Today Arnica montana is used for childbirth, headaches, shocks, burns, scars, acne, insect bites, mental burnout, tinnitus and jet lag.

 

Sources:

 

British homeopathic association.

Arnica.com

 

 

 

Did you know that?

Did you know that? by Lucy Coleman

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– Infertility is defined as he inability to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse or the inability to carry a pregnancy to live birth.
– 7.4 million women, or 11.9% of women, have ever received any infertility services in their lifetime.
– 1 in 8 couples (or 12% or married women) have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy.
– Approximately one-third of infertility is attributed to the female partner, one-third attributed to the male partner and one-third is caused by a combination of problems in both partners or, is unexplained.
– A couple ages 29-33 with a normal functioning reproductive system has only a 20-25% chance of conceiving in any given month. After six months of trying, 60% of couples will conceive without medical assistance.
– Approximately 44% of women with infertility have sought medical assistance. Of those who seek medical intervention, approximately 65% give birth.

– Approximately 85-90% of infertility cases are treated with drug therapy or surgical procedures. Fewer than 3% need advanced reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization (IVF).
– The most recently available statistics indicate the live birth rate per fresh non-donor embryo transfer is 47.1% if the woman is under 35 years of age, and 37.9% if the woman is age 35-27.
– 1 in 7 marriages are between spouses of different ethnicities. And multiracial children have increased 50% in the past decade.
– Because your weight, health and lifestyle can all affect your fertility, it is important to make sure you are eating well, managing your weight, and exercising.
– If you are over the age of 35, the time of trying to conceive is reduced to 6 months.
– Not every woman has a 28 day cycle. Understanding how your cycle works will help you determine you most fertile days.
– Although a man’s reproductive system is not driven by hormones like the woman’s, it is far more complicated then one might suspect.
– Every sperm cycle last 90 days
– Approximately 30% of female infertility problems are the result of ovulation disorders.
– Premature ovarian failure is defined by the cessation of menstrual periods before the age of 40, and occurs in 1 in 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 29, and 1 in 100 women between the ages of 30 and 39. The average age onset is 27 years.
– One in five couples will experience unexplained infertility.

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– You are more likely to get pregnant if you have sex in five days or so before you ovulate.
– Tight shorts, cycling, heat are nor good for the sperm
– A Harvard study concluded that 55% of women who participated in mind and body programs got pregnant, compared to 20% who did not practice.
– Couples in their 30s having unprotected sex only have a 15% chance of conceiving each month.
– Research has found that men produce stronger sperm after they view heterosexual porn.
– Full-fat dairy decreases the risk of infertility, while low-fat products do not have those helpful high levels of estrogen and progesterone hormones.
– Obesity can affect ovulation
– Over 1 million women go to a fertility website to get advice daily.
– The use of laptops can impair sperm production.
– Oysters have a lot of concentration of Zinc, one of nature’s most fertile minerals.

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Data taken from The National Infertility Association, The Bump Baby App, and the British Fertility Association.

Hypnocell® really change your life!

 

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A few years ago when my interesting and long quest in the fertility world started I was, as most of humans are, totally oblivious of the great power we all have with the most complex and interesting working-machine called BRAIN. The power of our brain is limitless, and each one of us posses the key to restore, renovate, preserve, reconnect, and rejuvenate each one of the cells composing the human body. Not even all my years of medical school or practicing with patients gave me this knowledge before, for that reason my real quest started a few years ago.

 

There were no answers to many questions, and some of the answers did not make real sense to me or to my patients. I knew there was a lot more than just medical and scientific facts. It was a point in my life when I got really tired of reading and listening the same things over and over again about the extensive use of drugs and hormones to control patients, anxieties and depressions, sadness and failure, lack of trust and disease; all elements very frequent among doctors and patients.

 

When I started my Reiki certificate and later my Yoga certificate, there was a knowledge that was given to me with information that was very new and even scary at the time. Things about the mind and body connection, the way the universe works, the immense power of meditation and relaxation, the very close relationship between our body and the surroundings, the huge respect for mother nature and its wonders, and the extensive and never ending power of our minds given by the powerful energy that inhabits our being. The end of my quest was to discover the power of hypnosis in our lives.

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Hypnosis is the ultimate way to recover and reprogram all the things that were meant to be a certain way from the beginning, and that have been interrupted, corrupted, disturbed, changed, modified, from the beginning of this lifetime until the very moment when we realize is time to get back on track.

 

We all loose ourselves on the way. We came to this world with a purpose and most of us fail to accomplish it, and that brings all sort of inconvenient and imbalances that can have physical, spiritual and/or mental consequences. I call them “disturbances”, because they are disturbing the purpose, the objective, the goal we came here to do. Since we are born there is a mission in our lives, and when this mission changes, stops, or does not happen at all, then all the life force energy suffers a disturbance and changes, most times in a negative way.

 

Hypnocell® was created to deal with that and get us back on track, to take us back to the path we were supposed to be from the beginning, to get rid of traumas, disease, sadness, confusion, worries, and all negativity that has been accumulated and created during all these years. It was the answer for me, and it is the way to find happiness, balance, and health again.

 

I invite you all to have a look at the great benefits of the Hypnocell program carefully designed for people seeking to get back on track. You can access going to www.hypnocell.com

 

Dr. Lucy Coleman

Director of Hypnocell®

[email protected]

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Yogis Relax with Yoga. A great new line of arnica salves for Yoga!

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Honestly, with the range of products available everywhere to treat so many problems, I am loving these arnica salves now. They were specially created for yoga practitioners, although can be used for any other sport or any person looking to alleviate symptoms, side effects, muscle aches, etc.

I use these creams every single day for my yoga class. I can apply it before and provides me a comforting, nice feeling during the class; also prevents me to hurt any muscles and I have found to be more flexible when use the cream rather than when I don’t use it. If I use it after the class I can spend a great day moving around and I even apply it before going to be so my muscles can relax during my sleep.

The salves come in six different fragrances, each one of them designed with a different purpose. They have been made with pure essential oils, and they are 100% organic – natural without any preservatives on them; this is very important for me as I have decided not to use any more products containing chemical preservatives as I know my skin is an organ that absorbs everything I put on.

So it is a highly recommended product for me. Yoga practitioners love it because of the many benefits they get with the regular use of the salves, and also the relaxation and aromatherapy properties excellent during meditation before or after the yoga class.

Arnica Eucalyptus-peppermint salve, Arnica almond salve, arnica mango-papaya salve, arnica coconut salve, arnica lavender-strawberry salve, and arnica chocolate salve,; all delicious and yummy!

Try one and see the difference…

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What is fertility online for?

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Through this blog I will communicate the discoveries I’ve made during my fertility experience. It has been a broad experience fulfilled with new discoveries, understanding and respect for the field of life.
I am sure many of the patients coming here will find comfort to several questions they may have, as a way to learn to understand what is the best way to prepare for a fertility treatment.

There is too much information out there, textbooks, magazines, internet; they all are a rich source of information. However, this information might be misinterpreted or confusing for most patients, even discouraging. There is no need to feel that way if you can find a resource with most of the answers to basic questions.

We all feel a negative sensation when something is not working properly in our bodies. We are afraid of changes and trying new things. But is important to learn it does not have to be so difficult. It can be accomplished.

What is life? it is the opportunity we have to live experiences. And that is the opportunity we all are waisting at not understanding the meaning of our own lives. Are you challenged in the fertility area? live it, face it and learn from it. There is always something to be learned.

I used to be a fundamentalist scientist, skeptical mind, motivated by pure science. The science that can be demonstrated. For any science with no possible logical explanations I was not interested. Consequently, I was not learning, not listening, not growing and not advancing in situations I was already working hard for. It was a plateau.

When things are not advancing in the direction we feel to be right, perhaps is because it needs to be studied, dealt with, solved and let go. Even if we work our hardest, if is not for us it will not be. When I hit my wall, it was the signal for me to start looking for other paths. I found the past of knowledge in a higher level. The main motivation was the patients and the need to study further the events I was witnessing. Logic is a difficult factor to deal with, but not impossible. The discoveries of the possibilities of another dimensions in our universe led me to believe there must be something else out there working hand-to-hand with my job of life and death.

In reproductive medicine not everything has the expected explanation yet. Still very young and there is a lot more to be learned. My decision was to learn to believe that there is not just a physical component in the universe, which forces stronger enough to make life possible, but also there are non physical forces which influence all our paths from the moment we arrive into this universe until the moment we leave it.

If I could do it, and I have been challenged in the fertility area myself, then you can do it too.

Open your mind. Let the information travel to the deepest level of our conscious and learn something.