Essential Oils for Fibroids

Uterine fibroids affect over 75 percent of women in the US at some point in their lives. That's a lot of women. Also, for some reason, African American women are disproportionately affected more.

Essential oils are a holistic solution I've read about in numerous publications. From what I've seen, doctors do not recommend much other than eat right and exercise as a solution when the fibroids aren't big or causing many problems.

The oils recommended include:

I've also read that a castor oil pack is extremely helpful as well. Along with eating organics meats and green leafy vegetables, avoiding environmental toxins is suggested as a solution to getting rid of the fibroids. When living in busy, urban cities such as Los Angeles, I wonder how this is possible.

One can just do the best you can with what you have...after you do extensive research.

Maternal Mortality Is A Problem in the United States

Maternal Mortality is getting headlines this week due to the new Vogue article with Serena Williams.

I’m glad Serena was able to get the treatment she needed.

According to one report, Black women in New York City died 12 times as often as white women during pregnancy, labor or from complications of labor during the years 2006 to 2010.

We hear so much about access to healthcare being the reason for infant mortality and maternal mortality, but we see time and time again as in Serena Williams case, where the mother and the baby had adequate access to a hospital.

A ProPublica analysis shows that women who deliver at hospitals that disproportionately serve black mothers are at a higher risk of harm.

To get to the root of the problem, one must look at the institutional racism, structural racism, the biases and the prejudices that are constantly and consistently being held when it comes to black women.

In Serena’s case the nurse thought that she didn’t know what she was talking about and that her pain medication must have been messing with her frame of thinking.

Why is it so hard to believe that a black woman knows her body?

My advise when going to the hospital remains the same. Be your own Advocate. Be persistent. Be adamant.

Do not stop until you get the treatment you feel you need.

Go To College or Don’t?

“What do you want to do when you grow up?” We as adults ask this of kids and teens all of the time. How many of us adults even know what we want to do? Well, raising a teen and a pre-teen has me contemplating the advice I need to dish out these days.

Thinking about their future scares me and brings me all kinds of anxiety. We tell our kids to get good grades and go to college. Still. Is this enough? Will the results be fruitful? As a parent, we want to guide our children to success. (Now I know we can go into detail about what success is, but here we’ll keep it simple.)

In California, we have two university systems, the UC and the CSU. We now have Cal State Universities where a 3.5 g.p.a. is needed to (realistically) be admitted and UCs with average g.p.a.s of 4.0 and above for their incoming freshman. Where does this leave students with g.p.a.s of 2.5 or 3.0? Community College? Do they stand a chance at being accepted to a four year university?

Then, for many the question is also should we even advise kids to go to college. There are many folks out there saying don’t do it. Skip it. Just google ‘skip college’ and read the numerous articles about other advice to give teens in 2017.

The book End of Jobs discusses the changing dynamics taking place in our country. One has to consider the job industries that look promising when looking at the future. Or, should a student not consider what looks promising and follow what they think they have a passion for?

With all of the information available out there, one has to be mindful of the changing landscape when advising teens on their future.

In the end, what do we tell the kids? “Get good grades and figure it out”.

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Why do we use it?

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using ‘Content here, content here’, making it look like readable English. Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors now use Lorem Ipsum as their default model text, and a search for ‘lorem ipsum’ will uncover many web sites still in their infancy. Various versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose (injected humour and the like).

 

Where does it come from?

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source. Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance. The first line of Lorem Ipsum, “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..”, comes from a line in section 1.10.32.

The standard chunk of Lorem Ipsum used since the 1500s is reproduced below for those interested. Sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 from “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” by Cicero are also reproduced in their exact original form, accompanied by English versions from the 1914 translation by H. Rackham.

Where can I get some?

There are many variations of passages of Lorem Ipsum available, but the majority have suffered alteration in some form, by injected humour, or randomised words which don’t look even slightly believable. If you are going to use a passage of Lorem Ipsum, you need to be sure there isn’t anything embarrassing hidden in the middle of text. All the Lorem Ipsum generators on the Internet tend to repeat predefined chunks as necessary, making this the first true generator on the Internet. It uses a dictionary of over 200 Latin words, combined with a handful of model sentence structures, to generate Lorem Ipsum which looks reasonable. The generated Lorem Ipsum is therefore always free from repetition, injected humour, or non-characteristic words etc.

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What is Lorem Ipsum?

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

Why do we use it?

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using ‘Content here, content here’, making it look like readable English. Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors now use Lorem Ipsum as their default model text, and a search for ‘lorem ipsum’ will uncover many web sites still in their infancy. Various versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose (injected humour and the like).

 

Where does it come from?

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source. Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance. The first line of Lorem Ipsum, “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..”, comes from a line in section 1.10.32.

The standard chunk of Lorem Ipsum used since the 1500s is reproduced below for those interested. Sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 from “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” by Cicero are also reproduced in their exact original form, accompanied by English versions from the 1914 translation by H. Rackham.

Where can I get some?

There are many variations of passages of Lorem Ipsum available, but the majority have suffered alteration in some form, by injected humour, or randomised words which don’t look even slightly believable. If you are going to use a passage of Lorem Ipsum, you need to be sure there isn’t anything embarrassing hidden in the middle of text. All the Lorem Ipsum generators on the Internet tend to repeat predefined chunks as necessary, making this the first true generator on the Internet. It uses a dictionary of over 200 Latin words, combined with a handful of model sentence structures, to generate Lorem Ipsum which looks reasonable. The generated Lorem Ipsum is therefore always free from repetition, injected humour, or non-characteristic words etc.