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…you shouldn’t have to live with Endo pain

The Trouble With Endo Pain Is That It Is Invisible

Isn’t it true,

The worst thing anyone can say to you is “but you don’t look sick”.

Don’t fall into the trap of having to justify yourself, or the fact that you need yet another sick day or a moment or two to go and lay on the floor to stretch your aching back and stomach, or that you just polished off another box of painkillers in the office medicine box.

As a teenager I was unfortunate to also have both my mother and my GP tell me:

“Pull yourself together, it’s just Women’s problems”.

So the message I got was either I was imagining the pain or

exaggerating it to get attention.

Unfortunately it did make me feel that the suffering I was going through was ‘normal’ and that I should endure it as part of being a woman. Did this happen to you?

I would like to think that today there is much more known about Endo and we are more open in our discussions about our conditions, that women don’t have to suffer this sort of treatment.

More importantly, it would be great to know that because of increasing awareness, Endo sufferers are not simply dealing with the pain, they are actively seeking and searching for answers and solutions.

Thank goodness for the internet and the amazing forums and support groups on-line that can encourage women to be pro-active about Endo. If you are part of one of these sites, I commend you and encourage you to keep posting supportive comments and advise based on what you have discovered.

In the meantime, here are some useful links and inspiration that might help you with your own personal battle to beat the pain.

Please contact me if you have any questions about forums and support groups in your area.

 

Help Your Child Stop The Itch

Heal Yourself With Nutritional Therapy Book 3
HELP YOUR CHILD STOP THE ITCH
The Eczema Itch Buster Most Skincare Companies Don’t Want You To Know About

From the author of the bestselling “Beat The Pain” and “Stop The Itch” now a book dedicated to helping parents and caregivers to understand their child’s skin disorder and how to deal with the itch from the inside out.”You can learn how to stop the itch – naturally.” – Sandra H, Queensland AustraliaLisa J. Faith, former Eczema victim, shares her story and that of another mother who discovered nutritional therapy that has stopped the eczema itch in their family.In the third book in her series, Heal Yourself With Nutritional Therapy, you will discover:

– Everything you need to know about Eczema and how the skin works
– Effective eczema treatment for children
– The traditional treatments available to treat eczema
– What nutritional specialists have to say about stopping the itch
– Find out why your doctor is unlikely to mention nutrition as as solution for your child’s itching
– Discover the shocking facts about most skincare products
– Learn simple remedies and solutions that really work
– Discover the vital minerals and vitamins that can help your child beat Eczema from the inside out
– PLUS learn the dietary tips and specific nutrients that can help

Lisa J. Faith now controls her Eczema, it doesn’t control her and she did this simply by giving her body what it needed to heal itself – learn how you can do the same for your children.
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Skin Seasons – Living with eczema at it’s worst

As the seasons change, so does our skin. Eczema sufferers often notice nasty flare-ups during the spring and autumn months and it can pay to be more in-tune with mother nature in order to better mange this disorder.

For those leaving summer and entering winter, Fall is a difficult time where skin, which may have been behaving better with lots of fresh air and lighter clothing, suddenly turns red and itchy again.

Those exiting winter in the Southern hemisphere on the other hand, may be experiencing all the joys of Spring, with allergy levels at their highest as grasses and pollens bloom and pets shed their winter coats.

Overheating in both instances is often a problem. In the North we are beginning to wrap up to keep warm in garments that irritate, such as wool. While in the South, the steady increase in temperature induces perspiration in high risk areas behind the knees and inside the elbows.

No wonder eczema sufferers seem to have flare-ups at this time of year.

So what are some of the things we can do to help prepare our body’s immune system to deal with the change in season and reduce the over-inflammatory responses we have to allergens in the environment?

Here are the top 5 tips:

1. Watch your diet?
Comfort food in the winter can contain much more dairy, gluten and sugar. In the summer months we tend to go overboard with all the new fruit in season, such as strawberries and our dairy intake can increase in the form of ice-cream. Although diet is not always specifically linked to eczema flare-ups, if you do notice a change in your skin, have a look at what you ate in the previous 24 hours. All food is wonderful in moderation, but if we overdo it with a particular thing, we can burden our immune system by making it absorb the dietary overload.

2. Don’t get hot under the collar?
As the outside temperature dips in the winter it is very tempting to turn up the heat in our homes and offices. Going in and out of these environments can put a hypersensitive immune system under pressure. You don’t need to freeze, just be sensible with the central heating, especially in the bedroom.?Our body temperature naturally drops as we near bedtime, so it is tempting to pile on the blankets and turn up the heat. The ideal temperature for a bedroom is around 65 degrees Fahrenheit or 19 degrees Celsius.?In warmer climates, it is important that you don’t spend too much time in the sun. Although it’s important to get your daily dose of Vitamin D, too much exposure can be very damaging to your already stressed skin. Humidity and perspiration can make your rash more fiercely itchy, so be prepared to stay in the shade during the heat of the day and keep spritzing your skin to keep it hydrated.

3. Check your product
If you have noticed your eczema is getting worse, or you have more itchy, scaly skin, it might be the very product you are using each day to clean yourself. Your skin has a healthy pH balance of around 6.5. This means that it has it’s own protective barrier, but it is very delicate and if you use a soap that is not pH neutral, you may be upsetting this balance. ?You can test your soap with a pH kit at home – it has a scale from 1 (Acidic) to 14 (Alkaline) and if your soap tests higher than 7 or 8, it is probably stripping your skin and inflaming your condition.??In warmer months you may also wish to check the ingredients in the sunblock you use. If the product you are using contains alcohol it can dry the skin. You might wish to avoid product containing parabens, propylene or methylisothiazlinone as these can irritate sensitive skin.

4. Hydrate
Keep active even when it’s getting colder. Fresh air and exercise can be a big support to your immune system. In the summer, make the most of swimming in the sea – the salt water is very good for healing the skin. It can be embarrassing to expose your red, raw eczema as the short sleeves and short dresses come back, but it’s worth letting nature help you. In the winter, it’s difficult to maintain good hydration as we wrap ourselves up in layers and our skin becomes scaly and dry.?Using a humectant based skin care range can help. Humectants draw moisture out of the air into our skin and keep it hydrated. You should also maintain a good level of water intake, regardless of the weather.

5. Watch your stress levels
In either the Northern or Southern Hemisphere, we are just around the corner from the silly season. Christmas is a time where stress levels soar and this is most noticeable in the largest organ we have – our skin. We can also overindulge in alcohol at this time, and this doesn’t help our immune system. So watch yourself, have fun and enjoy the festivities and at the same time, make time for you.

Lisa J Faith
Best Selling Author?Heal Yourself With Nutritional Therapy.

For more information on how you can stop the eczema itch and heal yourself with nutritional therapy, check out Lisa J Faith’s best selling book on Amazon: The eczema itch buster most skincare companies don’t want you to know about.

Stress and Endometriosis – A vicious cycle.?

This often misunderstood condition can not only cause increased levels of stress, it can actually be worsened by stress – leading to a vicious circle of pain – stress- increased pain – increased stress and so on.

Endometriosis effects millions of women worldwide, from all walks of life. With and without children, professional busy women and stay at home Moms. This is a condition that can negatively affect all aspects of their lives – physical and mental wellbeing, productivity in the workplace and their relationships.

A recent scientific trial on rats, some were induced with Endometriosis cells and then all were subjected to a stress test (swimming). The Endo rats were biopsied and were found to have not only developed larger endometrial cells, they also showed higher levels of inflammatory stress in their colons, and more inflamed immune systems.

This indicated that, if you have Endometriosis, you are more susceptible to stress related disorders. Not great news given having this condition itself is highly stressful.

So what are some of the things women with Endo can do to help reduce their stress levels and help their body reduce the inflammatory responses to stress?

Here are some tips:

1. Watch your food?
Avoid foods that can place a load on an already stressed system – these include caffeine, dairy products, refined sugars and carbohydrates.??Take a look at your normal daily intake. If your average day consists of a sugary cereal and milk, followed by white toast and a coffee, you are probably not giving your body the best start to the day. Follow that up with more caffeine during the morning, energy drinks a bread sandwich for lunch then a quick pasta for dinner with a glass of wine, and you have simply stressed out your system even further through eating the wrong food.??Try switching to green tea, add more fruit and vegetables – especially the leafy green ones and take a break from dairy for a few weeks, then slowly add one or two back in and see how your symptoms respond.

2. The Good Oil?
Most nutritionists will also suggest you have fish oil in your daily diet – it reduces inflammation and can help estrogen be cleared more efficiently from the body. Omega 3 supplements with DHA & EPA is particularly good. If you can’t stomach fish oil, you can also find Omega 3 fatty acids in walnut oil, flaxseed and olive oil.

3. Take it easy
Most women feel they are under pressure each and every day with the responsibility of managing a household, children, study, work, relationships, family, cleaning, catering, cooking, the list goes on. In reality I believe we put ourselves under pressure and it is a natural response as we are predominantly ‘nurturers’, driven by looking after others.??It takes dedication and training to teach ourselves to manage stress and to find a steady and healthy pace for life.

It’s all very well to say “I’ll schedule in some ‘me’ time” however, what really needs to happen is for a mind-shift to take place that taking time for you is incredibly important for us to properly function. The trouble is, “Me” time is often portrayed in the media as a group of women flippantly drinking bubbles and painting their toes and getting facials.??In reality, if you don’t take good care of you, how on earth do you expect to look after others?

Here are some de-stressing tips:

Exercise: Make sure you schedule 20-30 minutes each day – set the alarm 30 minutes early and go for a walk, jog, cycle. Go out in your lunch-break and walk to the nearest park, take in some fresh air, feel the grass beneath your feet. Grab the family after dinner for a walk to the local beach, river, park. Mix it up and make sure you do it each day until it becomes a habit. If you exercise first thing in the morning, you are up and gone before you can consider all the reasons why not to go, and you feel great for the rest of the day.

??Breathe: Sit for just 5-10 minutes and listen to your heartbeat, breathe evenly and gently from the stomach. Find a yoga position you like, or some music to listen to. Even sitting at a park bench with your iPod will do. Find your pace, release the tension, take a deep breath and get going again.

??Sleep: Burning the candle from both needs does not mean you are getting more done. It means you are not managing your time properly. Chances are, your productivity has decreased, the quality of your work is lower than normal and at some stage in the not-too-distant-future you are going to crash and need to take time off anyway. Your body repairs itself while you sleep and the hours before mid-night are especially important. Make sure your room is dark and to help de-stress even further, have a notepad and pen by the bed, so if you do wake up with lots of stuff in your head, you can write it down and get rid of it, enabling you to sleep better.

Sex: This releases natural endorphins into the system and can hep to reduce the levels of the stress hormone, Cortisol. Making sure you go to bed before you are tired will help with desire levels too. There are also a number of herbal supplements that help reduce and control Cortisol levels.

Drink: Plenty of water, especially at night. If you do have alcohol, match it glass-for-glass with water. Not only is it great for your skin it also helps your body flush out toxins, which it does mostly while you sleep.

Lisa J Faith
Best Selling Author?
Heal Yourself With Nutritional Therapy.??

For more information on how you can beat Endo pain and heal yourself with nutritional therapy, check out Lisa J Faith’s best selling book on Amazon: Beat The Pain.

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The Eczema Itch Buster Most Skincare Companies Don’t Want You To Know About

Heal Yourself With Nutritional Therapy Book 2
STOP THE ITCH
The Eczema Itch Buster Most Skincare Companies Don’t Want You To Know About

From Bestselling Author Lisa J Faith
“You can learn how to stop the itch – naturally.” – former Eczema victim

Lisa J. Faith, former Eczema victim, shares her story of endurance with conventional skincare treatments which lead to her discovery of nutritional therapy that has enabled her to stop the eczema itch.

In the second book in her series, Heal Yourself With Nutritional Therapy, you will discover:

– Everything you need to know about Eczema and how the skin works
– The traditional treatments available
– What nutritional specialists have to say about stopping the itch
– Find out why your doctor is unlikely to mention nutrition as as solution
– Discover some shocking facts about most skincare products
– Learn simple remedies and solutions that really work
– Discover the vital minerals and vitamins that can help your body beat Eczema from the inside out
– PLUS read other stories from Eczema sufferers who have done just that…

Lisa J. Faith now controls her Eczema, it doesn’t control her and she did this simply by giving her body what it needed to heal itself – learn how you can do the same.

BUY NOW for only $ 3.47 !

The Endometriosis treatment your doctor will NEVER tell you about

Heal Yourself With Nutritional Therapy Book 1
The Endometriosis treatment your doctor will NEVER tell you about
BEAT THE PAIN.
Lisa J. Faith, former Endometriosis victim, shares her agonizing story of misdiagnosis and endurance with conventional medical treatments that lead to her discovery of nutritional therapy and enabled her to conquer Endometriosis.

In the first book in her series, Heal Yourself With Nutritional Therapy, you will discover everything you need to know about Endometriosis. From the traditional treatments available to what nutritional specialists have to say about beating the pain.

You’ll find out why your doctor is unlikely to mention nutrition as as solution and discover some shocking facts about nutritional standards.
Learn the bad food to avoid and the good food to keep in your diet, discover the vital minerals and vitamins that can help your body beat Endo and find out more about the pro’s and con’s of supplements.

Lisa J. Faith now controls her Endometriosis, it doesn’t control her and she did this simply by giving her body what it needed to heal itself – learn how you can do the same.

BUY NOW for only $ 3.47 !

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