My name is Taetske and I would like to tell you a bit about myself
I have started this website in the hope that my personal experience will help you. Whenever I find important information on health, I will write a post. By now, I am convinced that most of the time it is the food you choose and eat that will keep you healthy or will cause ailments.
In case you would like to contact me you can do so under firstname.lastname@example.org
I was born in 1950, and in 2003 I happily entered my menopause. I had no symptoms, like hot flashes or similar, so I was thrilled to have reached this point. No more periods or buying feminine hygiene products.
In 2007, with my annual checkup, I was told that something was slightly out of order and that I had to have a color Doppler scan performed. The results ended up with me having an Endometrial Ablation (scraping the lining of the uterus) and an order to return in 6 months.
At my next visit, my gynecologist informed me that in 6 months, the lining should not have exceeded 6 millimeters and mine had grown 10 millimeters. He told me “it is as if there is a party going on in your uterus.” He then stated, “In my experience, in five to maximum 10 years, you will have cancer so I advise you to have a total hysterectomy.” This operation was scheduled towards the end of 2008.
My unusual proposal
As my gynecologist is open to unusual ideas, or I should say he is used to me coming up with unusual things, I told him I wanted to calculate the most convenient date for this operation since it was not an extreme emergency.
I wanted to consider the moon phase and my astrological sign. He was so kind as to accept one of my suggested dates and arranged for the operation. I started to fast on Sunday (the concept behind this is you can save the energy used for the digestive process and expand it on healing.)
I was admitted to the hospital on Monday and operated on Tuesday. When they rolled me into the operating room, I asked them if I could keep my bed socks on because I have cold feet. There I was being operated on with my red bed socks knitted by my Mother.
I do not remember much about Wednesday because they kept me sedated. On Thursday, I was wide awake, picked up the tubes, and marched off to have a shower. The nurses were worried about my not eating, but I insisted on fasting.
My gynecologist has a problem
My gynecologist showed up and said, “I have a problem with the nurses because you do not eat.” So I said, OK, does this hospital produce some broth? He said yes, and I said breakfast, lunch, and dinner are to be broth. All were happy. On Friday, the gynecologist said I was healing so nicely that I would be released the following day (Saturday).
Then he stated “you were the talk of the operating room because, with this kind of cut (20 cm in length), I normally need to use 10 to 14 cotton swabs but in your case, I only used 3. Then I explained to my colleges of your wish to have the operation when the moon was past full and waning.”
The same as in nature, when you prune a tree, the moon should wane so the tree does not lose its life force.
An unnecessary operation
Had I known at that time what I now know, I would not have had this operation. I now listen more carefully to what my body is telling me. My hormones were not balanced. This is, of course, normal during the years of menopause. If I had taken steps to get this balance back, this operation could have been avoided.
They operate each year over half a million women in the U.S. It seems that 90% of these operations are unnecessary. Before you have a hysterectomy investigate the alternatives.
I came home and within a relatively short time I started feeling awful. I started talking to myself in the kitchen in a loud voice (Taetske this is not you) and within 3 months, I had put on 9 kilos (20 pounds). When a woman says, I have nothing to wear and her wardrobe is full of clothes, men usually smile, but in my case, it was the absolute truth because I had increased 1 to 2 sizes.
I went to my general practitioner, stood in front of him, and said: “Doctor, I am a nervous wreck.” He looked at me, smiled, and said:” Senora; I think you will be able to manage.” What I thought at that moment, I will not put it in writing but for sure, it was not nice. I understood I had to take care of my own health.
My gynecologist offered to give me some hormonal substitute, but as these were not bio-identical hormones, but a chemical abomination, I declined.
The show of Larry King
During these three months, on a Sunday morning, I happened to watch the Larry King show. At that moment, he was discussing with the author, Suzanne Somers, her book “Breakthrough: Eight Steps to Wellness”. This book is about nanotechnology, anti-aging, and hormone therapies.
I said to myself, do I know anything about this, no I don’t. So I ordered the book. (I really think that all men and women should read this book, in some cases, it might be lifesaving and at least it will provide valuable health information.) You can find this and many of her other books at this link.
This book was an eye-opener. I read it very carefully, underlining many passages and also putting big exclamation marks in the margins. I learned a lot of important things but one very shocking bit was that for decades, they have fooled women worldwide into taking a hormone replacement which is made from the urine of a mare.
Although the hormones which are harvested are nearly the same as human hormones, the difference is molecular (on the scale of one or two atoms.) One would think that this is so small that it won’t make a difference, but it does. It is not identical to hormones made by the human body.
In the long run, non-bio-identical hormone replacement has serious side effects and has been tied to increased cancer risk.
I find my anti-aging doctor
Through this book, I got to know about anti-aging and was lucky to find a doctor close by who prescribes this philosophy. After thorough tests, including a DNA study of my ancestral health risks, He put me on a regime of hormone supplements and I regained my vigor.
I started going in a new direction and slowly but surely, my eating habits and lifestyle changed. (more about this later.)
3 Years later
My website has grown during these years and now holds quite a few posts which are health-related. I have also learned a lot as when you investigate while writing your post you often come across interesting information. Something which I have often stated is that we have to take more care and be more critical of what we eat. Man-made foods are bad for us, the closer we eat and live to nature the better.
I have made a special page for you. It holds a collection of things you might find interesting. Pay a visit to Recommendations before you leave.
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