• adenomyosis,  Endo,  endometriosis,  health

    Endometriosis Cure: What You Need to Know

    Endometriosis is a disease that affects the female reproductive system due to the development of endomentrium, the tissue that normally lines inside the uterus, growing outside the uterus. The tissue is normally denominated as endometrial patches, implants, nodules, or lesions, and it usually occurs in the pelvic cavity, including on or under the ovaries, on the fallopian tubes, behind the uterus, on the tissues that hold the uterus in place, on the bowels or bladder, and in rare cases, on the lungs or in other parts of the body. Pain and infertility are the two primary symptoms of endometriosis, but other common symptoms may also occur. These include painful, even debilitating, menstrual cramps, which may…

  • adenomyosis,  Endo,  endometriosis,  mental health,  wellbeing

    Endometriosis: One woman’s painful journey to diagnosis

    “It feels like hot knives stabbing through me, like fireworks going off inside me, like something twisting and stretching and taking over me.” This is Jaimee Rae McCormack’s description of the pain of endometriosis. The condition, where cells like the ones in the lining of the womb are found elsewhere in the body, can cause chronic pain, painful sex and lead to depression and infertility. Here the 27-year-old from Cardiff tells of the impact it has on her life and her 13-year fight for a diagnosis. Image captionHypochondria to food poisoning: Jaimee was given a range of diagnoses before discovering she had endometriosis “I’ve suffered with endometriosis since I was…

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    Yoga Moon Salutations

    The Moon Salutation sequence is perfect on days when you feel burned-out, tired or overstimulated. It is especially beneficial for people who are feeling stressed and need to balance the energy before reaching a point of exhaustion and for people who have have reduced doshas. Sunset or in our UK winter times any time before dinner is a great time for practicing your Moon Salutation, because it represents a balance between darkness and light, night and day, heightened energy and decreasing energy. Energy can be low during the new moon, full moon and waning moon, making these times of the month great for boosting energy using the Moon Salutation. I…

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    Yoga Nidra

    If you’ve experienced the restorative, clarifying benefits of deep sleep or meditation then you’re already familiar with the benefits of Yoga Nidra. It literally means ‘yogic sleep’. During your experiences of the YouTube videos below I advise you to lie in a flat position, make sure your warm and wearing comfortable clothes. You will then be guided through a unique combination of intention setting, breath, and body scanning techniques. The Yoga Nidra experience creates deep relaxation, allowing you to drop from a state of thinking and doing to feeling and being where unconsciously held blocks are released, intentions can be actualised and creativity can be unleashed. I created this YouTube…

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    Ayurveda Diet and Food Combining

    For many, the concept of food combining – the idea that some foods digest well together while others do not – is completely new, and somewhat foreign. In Ayurveda, it is an essential part of understanding how to eat properly, and balance our bodies. Careful food combining can dramatically improve your quality of digestion, support the body in receiving a greater level of nourishment, and positively impact your overall health body and mind. Most people in the modern and particularly Western world are accustomed to eating a number of foods that do not usually digest well together (like fruit with nuts, or beans with cheese). So why does it matter…

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    Top 10 Ayurveda Tips from Me to You

    Its time to be brave and put on your big girl and big boy pants. I know its scary, I have been there and I am still there, but its time to tune into why you are feeling unwell/not in balance/burnt out/run down/ and or suffering from recurring illness (both mind and body). These are my Top 10 Tips I have found through trial and error and by listening to my Ayurvedic teacher (and taking on board what she says). They really can have a huge positive impact on your mind and body. Dont forget 99% of illness stems from our emotions and you have the amazing ability to heal yourself. I believe…

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    Ayurveda Lifestyle Love Affair (My Story)

      I fell in love with Ayurveda without even knowing it. My story is one of suffering from a an autoimmune disease called Endometriosis, which later grew into Adenomyosis with bouts of depression thrown in every fews years for good measure. This was the most prominent factor of my daily life from the age of 10-30. Thats 20 years! Depression, feeling lost, feeling lonely in my illness, battling mental chaos, and dealing with extreme and debilitating pain, every day and night. 6 operation, 1 trip in an ambulance, and 6 months on morpheme. I had lost sight of who I truly was and forgot how it felt to enjoy my…

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    Goa Yoga and Killer Coffee

    Date: 28-3-2017 & 29-3-2017 Thoughts: Focused on the realisation, that even my old lifestyle in small doses (via coffee, stress, over sleeping, over eating sweet foods, can all make such a quick and drastic negative change so quickly). Diet: Coffee had made its way back in (not my normal 15 ish cups a day) but still I can see a direct link to my pain and fatigue coming back into my life, not to mention the bloating and pain. Drinking water but not enough, and eating curry and Indian porridge, but this is all wrong for my Kapha aggravation, so I am going to put more of an effort in to…

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    Ghee Hole Monday and Sweet Tooth Friday (India what have you done to me!)

    So this trip so far has been beautiful (people, place and animals), revealing, and some times a little…WFT? So in one of my last posts, I gave you an introduction to Ayurveda and I said it was going to get a little more nuts, especially to our Western minds and logic. Lifestyle is absolutely everything! and I cant express this enough, our lifestyles can give us health, clarity of mind, vitality and physical and emotional freedom…but…they can also give us illness, brain fog, pain, unhealthy mental states, anxiety and so on. And I think the majority of us can agree with this. We have been learning about our constitutions (dosha)…

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    I am starting to feel good

    Date: 24-3-2017 Time of practice: 8:00am What I had eaten: Empty tummy Mood before: Had a rough nights sleep as all the little critter who could bite you in Goa have taken a lovely chomp out of my legs the night before and its keeping me up in the night. Mood after: Blissed out, I love Hatha Yoga Endo before: Endo was fine, although my muscles are aching more and more each day, I feel like I am turning into a stiff robot! however… I am loosing weight which is good, I am slowly feeling better in my body, more me. Endo after: Endo had been a little aggravated during…

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    Tinderella (A Group Poem)

          Below is the awesome group poem written by me and my soul sisters, some who have now cupeled up with their Tinderfellas. I invite you to join in by writing your 5 line verse and sending it into me (form at the end of the poem). Happy scrolling! Am I your Tinderella? Are you the lucky fella? Will you swipe me of my feet? With promises we’al meet From here on now, I shall make the vow To stalk your online life I will know the name of your cat, your cousin’s and your second wife (Bridie, 31, Dorchester)   Am I your Tinderella? Are you the lucky…

  • adenomyosis,  Endo,  endometriosis,  health,  mental health,  wellbeing

    A Poem To My Surgeon

    This was inspired to write this poem after my surgeon delivered the news to me that I had a year to have a baby or face having a hysterectomy. Then watched the documentary Endo What and it literally not only saved my womb, but my life and was the start of my healing and self love journey.  Click on the trailer below to watch, and then share with others to help spread the love.      A Poem To My Surgeon ‘My name is Bridie, my disease is Adenomyosis Your name is Dr Iftikar, you disease is oblivi-osis You may be qualified, experienced and able But that does not mean you are the…

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