Better Tasting Water

So did you ever feel like you couldn’t drink another glass of water even though you had read over and over how important it is for you? Well, it is very important and we try to stress that here at Infertility Workshop.  If you have menstrual cramps for instance, then water will hydrate your muscles to help them not to cramp as much.   If you have issues with miscarrying early on, you may be surprised to know that the muscles of uterus are MUSCLES and that means you need to be hydrated in order to keep from becoming rigid and not being able to contract and release lightly for the proper blood flow. So how to drink that 64 oz per day or more?  I have been juicing for many years and have recently found thrown in among the recipes a common answer. Tasty Water is what I call it, or Better Tasting Water and it consists of: 1 gallon pitcher of water (filtered or well is always best) 1 lemon washed and then cut into thin slices.  (take off the ends) 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger.  Just peel it and grate it. 1 peeled cucumber sliced thin. Your favorite fruity tea bags as long as they don’t have sugar can also be added to make your water taste better too.  I like Celestial Seasonings tea for yummier water.  There are so many great flavors but my favorite would be a combination of True Blueberry and Wild Berry Zinger.  In a 2 quart pitcher put 2 Wild Berry Zinger and 1 True Blueberry and let steep until room temperature. ...

Broccoli soup for fertility

This is a recipe I made up for when we were doing a reboot and my daughters wanted some soup.    If you have been juicing all day or taking enzymes like Phyto Bio Forte and Digestion Specialist, then everything does not have to be raw.  The enzymes will unlock the nutrients in this soup. 2 large stalks of broccoli – one used raw and the other sauteed 3 garlic cloves – sliced or minced fine veggie spray for the pan or a tsp olive oil, if needed. 1 cup spinach (more or less to your taste) 1/2 red pepper 1/4 – 1/2 medium onion – any kind. 1/4 fresh parsley 1/2 tsp celery seed – optional  (This is like Dong Quai in its makeup so use it often.) nutritional yeast – optional.  Can give it a cheesy taste. 4 cherry or grape tomatoes 1/2 sweet potato –  peeled and cut very small.  optional Spray a non stick pan and saute’ the garlic, pepper and onion if you want.  Add the spinach when done. In 2 cups water bring 1 stalk of broccoli to boil and simmer about 3 minutes. Turn the heat off and put 2 cups of the broccoli/water mix into a food processor.  Process until as smooth as possible with the saute’ mix, the other raw broccoli stalk, tomatoes and celery seasoning (sweet potato if you are including that too. Add it all back to the rest of the broccoli and water. Enjoy with nutritional yeast on the top if you’d like.  It is very good but even better when you have become used to green juicing....

Good Morning Greens

Let me be as honest as possible.  It would be quite unusual for anyone to say this is her favorite juice the first time she makes it. But, if you are hoping for a baby with all you do instead of passively hoping and letting life go by in the meantime, then you are going to be willing to do this drink.  It gets better every day. Drink up!  Your baby is waiting.   Good Morning Greens; In the hopper place: 1 cup Kale – this is about 2 large or 2-3 small stalks of kale. 1 cups Spinach – Spinach is something that  you can easily use that comes in baby form. 1/2 medium Cucumber 4 stalks Celery 1 Green Apple 1” Ginger root 1/2 bunch parsley; curly, flat or even cilantro will do.  1/2 bunch equals a good handful. Optional: At first you might add another apple or 1 whole cucumber to thin it out. Optional also or only: 1/2 med beet.  This will add nutrition as well as a sweetness to the juice. Read more about the Importance of Greens before or after drinking a glass. Don’t want to   Share and...

Morning Pucker

Many of the detoxifying juice fasts and programs agree on the best way to start the day; with a lemon!  Waking up your liver, gall bladder and pancreas with a Morning Pucker. It doesn’t get any easier:  Roll a lemon on the counter and press firmly as you do. Cut off one end, enough to put in a hand juicer gadget (shown here) or use a manual citrus juicer.  Pour or juice into your glass. Boil some water and put about /4 cup of hot water and 2/3 cup cool water in a glass.  (Pour in the cool water first so the glass doesn’t break.) Make sure the seeds are out of the glass. Drink it down and pucker up. Let it sit with you while you juice your Morning Sunrise or Good Morning Greens. Enjoy!  Read all about lovely lemons.   Share and...

Morning Sunshine

Morning Sunshine is how I start the day every day of my life.  It is great for weight loss and the Vitamin C makes it amazing for fertility / infertility.  Nourish your adrenals and save your hormones The most important thing to know about juicing for weight loss, fertility, detoxing (detoxifying) is how to start your day.  Consider that every night you probably go to bed thinking that tomorrow is going to be different.  Well tomorrow truly CAN be different! Start your day with the Morning Pucker. Then get your juicing going and add these to the hopper: 1 medium grapefruit 1 juice orange or a juicy orange.  I juicing orange has thinner skin.  It is not the same as a navel orange and they are smaller.  They might have spots on them but that is OK. 1 lemon with the rind removed or cut off.  Leave some of the pith (the white part) if possible.  Though it is more bitter than the center it is where a high concentration of Vitamin C is found. 1 – 1″ cube of ginger root.  You can leave the skin on if it is organic or cleaned. Optional to take the edge off would be a few strawberries, leaves and all.   Share and...

Dictionary of Natural Health

Below is an alphabetical list of words found in natural health in order to help you understand how the body works and how to get healthy.  Enzymes:  any of various proteins, as pepsin, originating from living cells and capable of producing certain chemical changes in organic substances by catalytic action, as in digestion.    Mine:   They are the spark of life when the right situations are present.  Enzymes are present in live food waiting to spark life in our bodies.   These definitions come from Dictionary.com a great resource to use for everything. Other explanations are found at Wikipedia.com as well. Share and...

Annes Testimony

This is from Anne Searles.      She used to be in our support group before things were turned more toward having the information on the website.   You can sign up for our email support list by using the link on the side bar. Please notice that she cleansed, did vitex and really researched to know her stuff.   She also mentions about progesterone cream and how it works and when it helped and when it didn’t.   The creams are in our catalog store under Cycle Balance Cream and Happy PMS Cream.   I think this is powerful. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please visit our blogging site instead for the most uptodate version of this page: Anne had a baby boy on December 10th, 2000. here is her story – it’s long but awesome This will just be a little bit on how I believe I was able to conceive. Last year my cycles were running around 32 days consistently thanks toacupuncture. I started using progesterone cream (PC) in August thinking thatalone would help my luteal phase (LP). Since I wasn’t taking into considerationthat I would O later because of my longer cycle, I used the PC starting day 12or so. I did feel much better over all and slept REALLY well. I then joined theWalnut Study and had to stop using the PC. Within a month my cycles started tostretch out to 40+ days and by September or October I dropped out of the studybecause I couldn’t handle the stress of “when is it coming”. I dedicated October to studying the archives and reading whatever I could onherbs for treating...

Understanding D Chiro Inositol

Foods High in Inositol NOT the drug d-Chiro-inositol but the REAL inositol stuff! Quantities are approximated per 100 grams of food stuff, which is a little under 3.57+ oz.(each oz is 28 grams) 1,200 milligrams of Inositol was the therapeutic dose used in testing of the drug d-chiro-inositol (chemically carried inositol). The first column is the milligrams of inositol in each 100 grams of the food .The second column is the grams of food you would have to consume to get 1200 milligrams of inositol.  To put it simply: in 4 oz of soy lecithin you get almost twice the amount needed daily where as with beef you would need 1 1/2 lbs per day.  As you go down the table you need higher amounts of the food but the other benefits of the foods are not factored in here.  Consider that when eating a balanced diet. The grams needed column was rounded to the nearest 1/100th since it becomes arbitrary at that point. (tests done showed numbers extended well past 1/100ths place.) Remember to divide grams needed by  28 to figure out how many oz. would equal grams needed. Food source Mg/100 grams of this food Grams needed soya lecithin 2,100 57.14 This has been a popular new trend in infertility circles around the web for help with anovulation. chickpeas 760mg 157.89 brown rice 700 mg 171.43 wheat germ 690 mg 173.91 lentils 410 mg 292.68 barley 390 mg 307.69 veal/liver 340 mg 352.94 oats 320 mg 375.00 torula yeast 270 mg 444.44 beef 260 mg 461.54 alfalfa 240 mg 500.00 oranges 210 mg 571.43 peanuts 210 mg...

FAQs of Juicing for Fertility

Are you ready for juicing?  Want to make eating for fertility even easier?  Juicing is a little work for a LOT of benefit. Use the contact form to write with your juicing questions.    Q:  What juicer is the best? A:  There are so many great juicers out there. I don’t believe you have to have an expensive juicer at first.  Work your way up, if you want, but I have never needed something fancy.  At this writing I use a Jack La Lane Power Juicer.  We are just going to talk about what makes  good juice, why juice and how to juice. Q: Why Juice? A:   Juicing is a natural way to supplement your diet with natural vitamins and enzymes.  Juice is able to enter your system with very little work for your digestive system because it is already broken down. Q:  Are organically grown foods better? A:   By all means.  Organically means it is pesticide and GMO free with higher growing standards. Q:  Some juicer companies make a lot of health claims about their machines, are these claims legitimate? A:   A juicer must be able to liberate the hidden values from fibers and place them into the juice under pressure without loss by aeration or static in order to obtain the full nutritional value of such juices extracted from fruits and vegetables. Juicing Tips from Cherie Calbom’s book “The Juice Lady’s Juicing for High Level Wellness and Vibrant Good Looks” 1.  Wash all produce before juicing; fruit and vegetable washes are available from many grocers and health food stores. Cut away all moldy, bruised, or damaged areas before...

Benefits of Bee Pollen

THE BENEFITS OF BEE POLLEN.  A GENERAL LOOK AT AN AMAZING FOOD. Men worry about physical and mental function as they age. But aging can be limited.  Looking for products to help with your prostate issues?  Visit our Men’s category at our Catalog Store  and read about ReAssure prostate formula, FertilAid and Adam’s Prostate Progesterone cream for men. Benefits Nutritive, energetic, and metabolic advantages Maintain immune system Features Contains 25 percent vegetable protein (including at least 18 amino acids and all eight essential amino acids) and contains more than a dozen vitamins, 28 minerals, 11 enzymes and coenzymes, and carbohydrates Easily digestible and readily assimilated into the blood stream Bee Pollen What is bee pollen? Bee pollen is a substance that bees collect from flowers to use as food. When a bee climbs into a flower to gather nectar, it brushes the flower stamen, which holds pollen. The pollen is collected in tiny baskets at the back of the bee’s legs. It is taken back to the hive, and enzymes and nectar are added to it to create bee pollen. This pollen is then used to feed the young. Bee pollen is often referred to as “the bread of bees.” What nutrients are found in bee pollen? Bee pollen is one of the few foods that, in itself, is life sustaining. This is because it contains everything we need: It is 25 percent vegetable protein (including at least 18 amino acids and all eight essential amino acids) and contains more than a dozen vitamins, 28 minerals, 11 enzymes and coenzymes, and carbohydrates. This adds up to a nutritional, more-than-a-food...