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Dr. Stephanie Lam returns to the podcast to discuss vaginal infections and vaginitis, which are very common and, she estimates, affect 20-25% of patients. Dr. Lam and Dr. Fox review common types of infections, what symptoms to look out for, treatment options, and when patients need to schedule an appointment with their gynecologist.
Matt, Joe & Scoop are back for another edition of Suck My Balls. This week they tackled a topic that has become a big life change here in America, Vegetarianism. After a school field trip to the Cow Slaughter farm, Stan and the boys find out that Veal is Baby Cow. Stan, disgusted by this, enlists the boys to steal and harbor 20 plus baby calves. As a result, Stan elects not to eat meat and as a result, gets sick and comes down with Vaginitis. The show comes to a dramatic conclusion as the boys negotiate the safety of the baby calves. We also talk about trivia, pop culture, our top moments and more. So go ahead and take this free sample home with you, it's delicious. On Twitter & Instagram @SuckMyBallsPod On Facebook @SouthParkPod Email us https://www.spreaker.com/rrpodcastnetwork RatSaladReview.com HaminMediaGroup.Podbean.com
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I wanted to do an episode on the back of my 9 Root Causes of Painful Sex with Endometriosis episode, as I talk about bloating, bladder pain, brain fog and fatigue a lot, but I haven’t covered painful sex much lately. This episode contains a range of strategies, some long-term, some more short-term and this list certainly isn’t exhaustive. Many of the changes you make to improve your endometriosis in general, such as healing the gut, are not covered here but will certainly make a difference to the pain you feel during sex. You don’t have to try all of these and you certainly don’t have to try them all at the same time, but see which ones resonate for you. TRIGGER WARNING: This podcast contains brief references to sexual trauma. Reduce chronic inflammation - Nutrition is one of the most effective ways to reduce inflammation. Foods that cause inflammation include sugar, alcohol, trans fats, processed conventional meats, processed foods and for some; gluten, dairy and caffeine, as well as other foods groups you may personally be sensitive to, even if they seem healthy (eggs, nightshades, etc.). A four-week elimination diet is one of the best ways to identify what personally inflames your body and causes irritation. You remove certain foods for this period of time and then return them to your diet one by one and look for symptoms. This is best done with the support of a health practitioner or at least following a protocol from a patient book or course. If a full-on elimination diet feels daunting of triggering to you, a smaller version where you just remove some of the key inflammatories like sugar, may be more doable. Regardless of your choice, filling your diet with anti-inflammatory foods will be incredibly beneficial - aiming for 8 servings of veggies, 2 portions of fruit, healthy fats, organic clean proteins and gluten free wholegrains (as long as you’re not sensitive to them). Balancing blood sugar is also key to lowering inflammation. Some of the basics of balancing blood sugar are keeping refined carbs and simple sugars to special occasions and ensuring you have a plate ratio of 50% low starch veggies, 25% protein and the final 25% split between healthy fats and complex carbohydrates. Pelvic floor physiotherapy - Arguably one of the most important when it comes to healing painful sex! Pelvic floor physiotherapy can release the tension and tightness in the muscles and ease nerve sensitivity in the area, as well as relaxing the vaginal canal. You want to look for a pelvic floor physio specifically - not just any physio - and one who is familiar with endo and pelvic pain conditions. Don’t worry, they won’t go internal straight away if you’re uncomfortable, but if you’re willing, they’ll do an internal examination in the first session to identify what’s happening. If not, they’ll work externally to reduce your pain until you feel ready for an external examination. If you can’t afford a physiotherapist, there are courses, free videos and paid for videos which are all incredible resources and are linked below. The Ohnut - The Ohnut is a wearable non-toxic rubber-like ring which stacks on to the penis or whatever form of penetration you’re using and allows you to control penetration depth. The tool comes with several rings so you can customise depth to your comfort. The tool was designed by Emily Sauer who has suffered with painful sex for years and designed the product in her kitchen! It has changed the sex lives of countless people with painful sex and partners enjoy it too! Swap perfumed and toxic products for non-toxic, vagina friendly products (and get some lube!) - Did you know that the chemicals and perfumes found in everyday body products can cause reproductive health issues, fertility problems and hormonal imbalances, and have been directly linked to endometriosis? These products can also irritate the skin and inflame the sensitive vaginal area, which is made of very absorbent tissue. Instead, try swapping to organic and non-toxic based products that are perfume free and suitable for the vagina and sensitive skin, especially focus on your period products, wipes if you use them, body wash and most definitely, lubricant! I’ve linked to some of my favourite products below. Don’t rush and jump into penetration before you’re ready - If your body isn’t ready for sex and well lubricated, whether naturally or with lubricant, the friction of sex may cause tiny tears in the vaginal wall, leading to irritation, swelling and inflammation. Equally, if you’re not ready your vagina may not be open and relaxed enough, and therefore may more easily tense up and experience pain upon penetration. Help your brain to feel safe - This isn’t something you have to do during or before sex, but more generally on a daily basis, is to help the brain feel safe by flooding it with safety signals. When we have an upregulated nervous system, it can be hard to tell the brain to quiet those danger signals, so the aim is to calm the brain down by reassuring it with safety signals instead. We want to train the brain to move out of flight or fight and spend more time in the rest and digest mode, by repeatedly lowering cortisol. Proven methods of lowering cortisol include connecting with your own support network, walking in nature, yoga, breathwork and meditation. Self-massage (potentially using a yoni wand) - You can use self-massage to identify your pain points (known as triggers) in your vaginal canal and use massage to ease tension and release these tighter areas. If you’re not comfortable with using your hands, you could use a tool called a yoni wand, which you can insert into the vagina and move in a clockwise manner to ‘map’ the pain points within your vagina, and then carefully use massage to release these. This is best done following instructions, which I’ve linked to below in the show notes. Identify and work on tensions in your relationship - Do you feel comfortable in your relationship? Do you feel pressured or guilty about sex, or have you not really been able to share how you feel during sex? Does your partner not support you around endo, or are there other tensions unrelated to endo that need to be addressed? This is an area that can take a long time to work on and explore but can make a huge difference. If there are tensions in your relationship, this will put your brain in flight or fight mode and signal to your body that it’s not safe, potentially creating tensing and pain during sex. Couples therapy could be an option for those who are ready, but even listening to podcasts or reading books on healthy relationships can help, or even just having a difficult conversation. Address trauma and any discomfort around sexuality - If you’ve experienced sexual trauma, you may likely benefit from some kind of therapy that helps you to process that trauma. There are various types of therapy for trauma from EDMR to Somatic Experiencing. If you’re not ready for talking, there are a number of books, podcasts and resources available online to help you begin the process. If you haven’t experienced trauma but you’re uncomfortable with your sexuality or sex in general for whatever reason, therapy could also be helpful, as could reading books, taking courses and workshops and listening to podcasts on sexuality. I’ve linked to resources for both below. Visceral manipulation - Visceral manipulation can help free up the pelvis and organs that have become ‘frozen’ from scar tissue and adhesions. Clear Passage has lots of research behind it and is one of the most effective for pelvic pain, endometriosis, SIBO and infertility, but is expensive. Another wonderful option is Mercier Therapy, which is specifically designed for gynaecological conditions and pelvic pain, but you can also find general visceral manipulation therapists too! A good pelvic floor physiotherapist may also be able to do visceral manipulation on adhesions as well. For more info on where to find these support resources, scroll down to the show notes. Listen and subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, listen directly/download MP3 here or just listen below! Let's get social! Come say hello on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or sign up to my newsletter. This episode is sponsored by my free guide ‘A Natural Pain Relief Tool Kit for Endometriosis’. This four page guide includes evidence based and effective remedies which you can use at home to reduce your pain with endo. Download your copy here. My cookbook This EndoLife, It Starts with Breakfast is out now! Get 28 anti-inflammatory, hormone friendly recipes for living and thriving with endometriosis. Order your copy here. If you feel like you need more support with managing endometriosis, you can join Your EndoLife Coaching Programme. A 1-to-1 three month health and life coaching programme to help you thrive with endometriosis. To find out more about the programme and to discuss whether it could be right for you, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my website. This episode is sponsored by The Pod Farm. Learn all about how to start your own podcast with the complete course from The Pod Farm. Aimed at beginners, this course takes a simple and straightforward approach to planning, equipment buying, setting up, recording, editing and hosting your own podcast. With hours of audio and video materials, and downloadable guides and useful links, this multimedia approach aims to have something for every kind of learner. From now until April 15, newsletter subscribers get 20% off the course price. Visit www.thepodfarm.com to enroll or find out more This episode is sponsored by BeYou. Soothe period cramps the natural way with these 100% natural and discreet menthol and eucalyptus oil stick on patches and CBD range. Click here to find out more and to shop: https://beyouonline.co.uk This episode is sponsored by Semaine Health, the anti-inflammatory, plant-based pain relieving supplement. Now priced at $28.99 for subscription. Shop here. Show Notes Reduce chronic inflammation Outsmart Endometriosis: The Elimination 'Undiet' for Endometriosis with Dr Jessica Drummond Antioxidants for Endometriosis Anti-inflammatory Living for Endometriosis What is The Endometriosis Diet with Henrietta Norton of Wild Nutrition Six Tips for Reducing Endometriosis Pain in The Week Before Your Period Reduce Fatigue, Endometriosis Symptoms and Oestrogen Dominance with A Better Breakfast Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Equal Treatment for Black Endometriosis Patients and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy for Painful Sex, Interstitial Cystitis and Endometriosis with Dr. Juan Michelle Martin Your Brain on Pain - How Your Nervous System Affects Interstitial Cystitis and Endo Pain with Dr. Nicole Cozean Pelvic Floor Therapy for Endometriosis with Heba Shaheed of The Pelvic Expert Yoga for Endometriosis Yoga for Vulvodynia Relieving Pelvic Pain yoga video Pelvic Sanity You Tube Ohnut Ohnut website How Ohnut is Easing Painful Sex with Emily Sauer Non-toxic products Yes Yes Yes Into the Wylde Foria Wellness Womanology Urtekram SIMS Headspace Yoga for Endometriosis Yoga for Vulvodynia Relieving Pelvic Pain yoga video Frequency breath work Self-massage Healing Endometriosis-Associated Dyspareunia and Rediscovering Pleasure with Elena of The Yoni Empire Yoni mapping blog post Yoni massage blog post CURVE yoni mapping toy Healing Endometriosis-Associated Dyspareunia and Rediscovering Pleasure with Elena of The Yoni Empire Relationships Communication, Relationships and Endometriosis with Melanie Cox Relate How We Cope with Endometriosis as a Couple - A Conversation with My Boyfriend The Gottman Institute for relationships The Zim-Zum of Love Addressing trauma and getting comfortable with your sexuality Mind charity EDMR therapy Trauma Recovery + The Epigenetics Of Stress + Rewiring The Survival Brain With Elizabeth Stanley, PhD The Sex Doctor Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life OMG Yes Eat. Play.Sex. Podcast Visceral Manipulation Mercier Therapy for Pelvic Related Conditions with Dr. Jennifer Mercier The Healthy Gut Podcast Ep.25: Adhesions And SIBO With Larry And Belinda Wurn The Healthy Gut Podcast Ep.33: Visceral Mobilisation With Alyssa Tait Visceral manipulation practitioner directory
Petroleum jelly products have been part of the American skincare market for 100 years. It’s been marketed as a makeup remover, a skin moisturizer and even a salve for cuts and burns. Even if you think of Vaseline as something your grandmother used, you’d be surprised how many products still contain petroleum jelly. But what is this stuff really made of? And is it safe? Welcome to Fatal Conveniences™ This is a bite-sized segment that parallels The Darin Olien Show. In these segments, we get into society's Fatal Conveniences™. I define these as the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to. These things save us time and trick us into thinking they're actually good for us. But it's those same things that are breaking down our health, and the health of the environment around us. I've spent most of my adult life obsessively researching these "conveniences." On every show, I pick one topic, and we dive into it. My goal is to make you more aware of these traps so that you can push back on them. Remember, it starts with you and the choices you make. So, if you're willing to look at your world from a different perspective and make little tweaks that amount to big changes, then this segment is for you. 1 out of every 14 cosmetic products on the market contain petroleum jelly. When we think of petroleum jelly, we think of Vaseline. And yes, Vaseline is made of petroleum jelly. But there are so many other products in the stores containing this stuff as well. Lipsticks, lip balms, lotions, moisturizers, conditioners and ointments all have been known to contain a form of petroleum jelly in their ingredients. So if it’s been around forever, it should be ok, right? Well, if you’ve listened to these segments before, you probably know what I’m going to say. No, it’s not ok. Petroleum jelly, also known as white petroleum, mineral oil, or soft paraffin, is a toxic, crude oil by-product. Do you really want something produced by the oil industry all up in your face? It’s been marketed for decades as a soothing, healing, moisturizing cure-all, but believe me, it’s anything but. In this segment, I go over what petroleum jelly is made of and what it’s doing to your body. Remember anything that goes on your body, goes in your body. And I promise you, you don’t want crude oil by-products in your body. I’ll go over the studies linking vaseline to cancer and skin infections, and I’ll give you plenty of alternatives to use instead. Stop slathering this stuff on your skin, guys. Or using it “down there”! It’s doing the opposite of hydrating, and it’s leaving dangerous toxins in its wake. Other info in this segment: The history of Vaseline How petroleum jelly is marketed How it ends up in other products Why it’s used for cuts and burns What it actually does to your skin What safe alternatives to use instead Links & Resources: History of Vaseline in the US The Amazing History of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly May Not Be As Harmless as You Think Pub Med Article on the Danger of Petroluem Jelly Getting into Your Lungs Article on the Risk of Vaginitis from Vaseline use The Dirty Dozen - Cosmetic Products to Avoid Use Caldera Lab’s “The Good” serum on your face instead, that’s what I use! Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer Download my amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”
Today’s episode is another in the root causes series and I’m talking about the root causes of painful sex with endometriosis. 92% of you voted for this episode, so I’m assuming that if you voted, you likely struggle with this symptom. But having painful sex isn’t just part and parcel of having endometriosis - there are things that can be done, and it begins with identifying why you’re experiencing pain in the first place. Endo is complex and the stress it puts on the body can lead to other conditions and complications developing, so we’re going to explore some of these here. If you can begin identifying even just one root cause, the road ahead to healing pain will become clearer. Again, this is about shining a light on the root causes so you’re no longer in the dark about your health. You don’t have to deal with them all and it’s unlikely you’ll have them all, just begin with one area and take baby steps there. As I’ve mentioned with all these episodes, this list isn’t exhaustive, but it does include some of the most common conditions associated with painful sex and associated with endometriosis. TRIGGER warning: This episode briefly discusses sexual trauma. Vulvodynia - Vulvodynia is a condition of chronic pain in the vulva area, that is usually worsened by sitting, sex, going to the toilet and movement. You may not have the pain all the time, but it is reoccurring, though some can experience the pain constantly. Many report the pain as a burning/stinging/itching/aching/throbbing sensation. Causes can include untreated or resistant infections like candida, nerve hypersensitivity, damage or trauma to the area, pelvic floor dysfunction and chronic inflammation. In the case of developing vulvodynia with endometriosis, I would argue that the amount of inflammation and an upregulated nervous system from years of chronic pain could in time affect the vulva area, as well as having a tight pelvic floor, which is common with endo patients. Vaginismus - Vaginismus is a condition where the vaginal canal involuntarily spasms and closes, usually in response to some kind of penetration, though I’ve spoken to many people with vaginismus and they report this spasming to eventually happen all the time. This is thought to occur as the body’s response to fear of penetration, even if you don’t mentally feel scared. Vaginismus can be caused by multiple issues. It could be that endo has created so much pain internally that your body now has a fear of sex hurting and so essentially closes up shop. Constant painful, traumatic, invasive and embarrassing medical examinations that you may have endured whilst trying to get an endo diagnosis, or following one, may have triggered the onset of vaginismus as well. Uncomfortable or distressing feelings about sex like shame, guilt or trauma can also cause the condition too. Adhesions or distorted fascia - Adhesions are web like scar tissue structures that do not show up on scans as they’re made of collagen. They grow in response to a wound or trauma and attempt to ‘knit’ an area back together, but can often continue to grow and extend, attaching to organs, wrapping around organs and sticking to surfaces. Adhesions are VERY strong and will cause pain and discomfort, and can pull and tug on organs, restricting their movement and even function. Fascia is a thin sheet of tissue which covers the entire body, sits below the skin and encases the muscles, bones and organs. Endo can grow on the fascia and cause puckering in the surface of it, and excisions form surgery can also cause the fascia to pucker from scar tissue. This puckering pulls the fascia out of shape and can distort the fascia across the rest of the body - think of what happens when you pinch a nice neat bed sheet. If you have adhesions or your fascia is tight and distorted, this could result in painful sex. There may be pulling on your vagina or uterus, they may be putting pressure or causing pain on surrounding organs, which could then impact sex as the organs in the pelvic area are so closely packed together. Don’t forget, your bladder sits in front of your uterus and vaginal canal and your bowel sits directly behind. If any of these are tethered to each other and/or the pelvic wall, this could cause a lot of tension, tugging and pain during sex. Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - Many people with endometriosis have a tight pelvic floor. Think of your pelvic floor as a bowl made of nerves and muscle and in the bowl sits your bladder, vagina and uterus, and colon. These muscles and nerves help to control the function and sensitivity of these organs. When you live in chronic pain due to endo, these nerves in the pelvis get used to sending out distress signals and receiving pain signals, and over time, the nervous system becomes upregulated and this path of distress becomes the default option for your nerves. They become easily triggered, even by something that wouldn’t normally cause pain. Equally, as your muscles continuously react to chronic pain, they begin to tighten. This tightening occurs to both protect you but also as a result of the positions we often adopt when we’re in pain, like curling into a ball. The tightness causes tension, irritates the nerves and distorts the way the organs are sitting and functioning. Vaginitis - Vaginitis is a sort of blanket term for inflammation and irritation caused by, most commonly, some kind of infection. Symptoms include swelling, itchiness, pain and sometimes unusual discharge or some bleeding. Vaginitis isn’t common within the endo population specifically, but it is common in general. Causes include STIs, candida overgrowth, allergic responses to chemicals in contraception, lubricants, body washes, etc., and changes in hormones. Endo lesions - Endo lesions cause pain, swelling and scar tissue on both the surface their attached to and the surrounding area, and can cause cramping as they shed with the hormone cycle. Endo lesions can be found on the bowel, pouch of Douglas (between the uterus and the bowel) and bladder, amongst of course other areas such as the pelvic cavity and ovaries. These are all very close to vaginal canal, especially if the endo is in the pouch of Douglas, as penetration may be almost directly irritating these endo lesions. Chronic inflammation - Endo is an inflammatory disease. It creates its own inflammation, it uses inflammatory chemicals in its development and growth, and it triggers the immune system to send inflammation to the area. Inflammation causes pain and swelling, and as the endo lesions are chronic, this swelling and pain can spread throughout the pelvis as the body attempts to get our attention. Meaning that even if you’re vaginal canal or surrounding area isn’t directly being affected by endo, you may experience pain there. IBS - Many people with endo experience IBS like symptoms, which can include bloating, gas, constipation and diarrhea. All of these can make the abdomen and pelvic area tight, swollen, painful and uncomfortable. Your intestines sit right above your uterus and your colon is right behind the vagina and uterus, so if your intestines are inflamed and swollen, the chances are that these are going to be putting pressure on surrounding organs and the inflammation and pain signals will also likely spread to these as well. Equally, IBS problems cause leaky gut. Leaky gut allows allergens and particles to flow through the gut barrier, causing an immune reaction which releases inflammation into the body. Toxins from infections and problems like SIBO can also pass through the barrier and end up in the pelvic cavity, creating further inflammation. Upregulated nervous system - The brain is designed to protect us from threats. If you have experienced chronic pain, this may have created a loop where the nerves are signalling distress signals to the brain, which then registers with pain to alert us to the problem, inflammation is released but the endo lesions don’t heal, so more distress signals are released and so on. Eventually, over time, this becomes your nervous system’s default pattern - it associates the pelvic areas with danger. This is made worse if you’re experiencing chronic stress or acute moments of stress, if you feel unsafe in your body, your home or with your sexual partner. This stress is telling the brain it’s right to feel unsafe and the danger signals are heightened. Of course, if you’ve experienced sexual trauma this is likely to have had an impact on your brain’s perception of safety in your pelvis and pain may be the brain’s way of alerting you to that trauma, whether past or present. Scroll to my show notes to learn more about diagnosing these conditions or getting help identifying these issues, and for references and further reading/listening. Listen and subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, listen directly/download MP3 here or just listen below! Let's get social! Come say hello on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or sign up to my newsletter. This episode is sponsored by my free guide ‘A Natural Pain Relief Tool Kit for Endometriosis’. This four page guide includes evidence based and effective remedies which you can use at home to reduce your pain with endo. Download your copy here. My cookbook This EndoLife, It Starts with Breakfast is out now! Get 28 anti-inflammatory, hormone friendly recipes for living and thriving with endometriosis. Order your copy here. If you feel like you need more support with managing endometriosis, you can join Your EndoLife Coaching Programme. A 1-to-1 three month health and life coaching programme to help you thrive with endometriosis. To find out more about the programme and to discuss whether it could be right for you, email me at email@example.com or visit my website. This episode is sponsored by The Pod Farm. Learn all about how to start your own podcast with the complete course from The Pod Farm. Aimed at beginners, this course takes a simple and straightforward approach to planning, equipment buying, setting up, recording, editing and hosting your own podcast. With hours of audio and video materials, and downloadable guides and useful links, this multimedia approach aims to have something for every kind of learner. From now until April 15, newsletter subscribers get 20% off the course price. Visit www.thepodfarm.com to enroll or find out more This episode is sponsored by BeYou. Soothe period cramps the natural way with these 100% natural and discreet menthol and eucalyptus oil stick on patches and CBD range. Click here to find out more and to shop: https://beyouonline.co.uk This episode is sponsored by Semaine Health, the anti-inflammatory, plant-based pain relieving supplement. Now priced at $28.99 for subscription. Shop here. Show Notes Vulvodynia National Vulvodynia Association Functional Nutrition Treatment of Vulvodynia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Depression: A Case Report NHS vulvodynia page An Integrative Approach to Healing Vulvodynia w/Hannah Matluck of the V Hive The Changing Landscape of Sexual Health In Medicine w/Dr. Heather Quaile Vaginismus Vaginismus And The Overlaps Between Pelvic Pain Conditions With Shelby Hadden of Tightly Wound Self-Love And Reclaiming Womanhood With Oliwia Drzymuchowska Of Womanology The Vaginismus Network NHS vaginismus Adhesions and distorted fascia The Healthy Gut Podcast Ep.25: Adhesions And SIBO With Larry And Belinda Wurn The Healthy Gut Podcast Ep.33: Visceral Mobilisation With Alyssa Tait The Period Party Podcast: Mercier Therapy for Conditions with Dr. Jennifer Mercier The Best Surgery for Endometriosis with Dr. Andrew Cook Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Equal Treatment for Black Endometriosis Patients and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy for Painful Sex, Interstitial Cystitis and Endometriosis with Dr. Juan Michelle Martin Your Brain on Pain - How Your Nervous System Affects Interstitial Cystitis and Endo Pain with Dr. Nicole Cozean Pelvic Floor Therapy for Endometriosis with Heba Shaheed of The Pelvic Expert Vaginitis NHS vaginitis Endo lesions The Best Surgery for Endometriosis with Dr. Andrew Cook Six Tips for Reducing Endometriosis Pain in The Week Before Your Period Inflammation Outsmart Endometriosis: The Elimination 'Undiet' for Endometriosis with Dr Jessica Drummond Antioxidants for Endometriosis Anti-inflammatory Living for Endometriosis What is The Endometriosis Diet with Henrietta Norton of Wild Nutrition IBS Dr. Ruscio How To Heal Leaky Gut Understanding The Endometriosis Belly, Part 1 Understanding The Endometriosis Belly, Part 2 Understanding The Endometriosis Belly, Part 3: SIBO Symptoms “Leaky Gut” and Pelvic Pain Dr. Jessica Drummond The SIBO, Endometriosis and Interstitial Cystitis Connection wth Dr. Allison Siebecker How To Treat SIBO with Dr Allison Siebecker How Do You Know When to Test for SIBO? How to Test for SIBO at Home Upregulated Nervous System Your Brain on Pain - How Your Nervous System Affects Interstitial Cystitis and Endo Pain with Dr. Nicole Cozean Taking An Integrative Approach to Endometriosis with Jessica Drummond of The IWHI Anti-inflammatory Living for Endometriosis Healing Endometriosis-Associated Dyspareunia and Rediscovering Pleasure with Elena of The Yoni Empire Communication, Relationships and Endometriosis with Melanie Cox Endometriosis and Energy Healing with Aubree Deimler of Peace with Endo
On this week's episode of #BroadTopix with Kim Congdon & Alex Scarlato, the girls get together to discuss how drinking kombucha can turn you into a healthy alcoholic, how practical it is to send a fart to someone as a prank, the difference between vaginosis and vaginitis, how disgusting gonorrhea actually is, a comparison between Helen Keller and Anne Frank, and so much more!Follow the show!Kim Congdon: Twitter: https://twitter.com/kimberlycongdon | Instagram: @kimcongdonAlex Scarlato: Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamalexscar | Instagram: @iamalexscarBroad Topix: Twitter: https://twitter.com/broadtopix | Instagram: @broadtopixThe newest 15 episodes are always free, but if you want access to all the archives, watch live, chat live, access to the forums, and get the show 4 days before it comes out everywhere else, you can subscribe now at www.GaSDigitalNetwork.com and use the promo code TOPIX for 14 DAYS FREE!Check out www.PodcastMerch.com/BROAD to get EXCLUSIVE Broad Topix merchandise, with brand new items available now!
Zaiba and Uzma talk about expected symptoms of “the change,” and what exactly that is and is NOT. Menopause and genitourinary syndrome of menopause are the topics of the day. Super exciting, right? It IS! If we aren’t in the neighborhood of these things happening to us, we can at least walk our moms through it for sure, and they certainly deserve it. If you love an older mom out there, share this episode with her! God knows she won’t talk to her doctor or to us about it! Don’t forget to listen to our public service announcements for preventive health during the last third of this episode.We brush on vaginal rejuvenation do’s/don’ts and “should we even”…..but mostly: hormones, cancer and osteoporosis risk, and treatments for symptoms are also discussed, so not to worry: there’s hope! Links: 1. Genitourinary syndrome of menopause: https://www.acog.org/womens-health/faqs/vulvovaginal-health2. Vaginal symptoms to know about: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0301/p321.html3. Treating Menopausal Symptoms: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1201/p884.html 4. Purchase a copy of Love Meets Life: www.mommyingwhilemuslim.com5. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. FB: Mommying While Muslim page and Mommyingwhilemuslim group7. IG: @mommyingwhilemuslimpodcast
#149 Moira Bradfield, founder of Intimate Ecology clinical and education services, is a Naturopath, Acupuncturist and educator with over 18 years clinical experience. She has a passion for helping people experience optimal health in sustainable and sensible ways. Clinically she has a niche interest in recurrent vaginal infections, the vaginal microbiome and their associated impact in health and disease. In 2019 Moira is embarking on formal research with Griffith University as part of commencement of PhD studies in the area of the vaginal microbiome and conditions of vaginal dysbiosis. In this episode we cover Why Moira is so interested in vaginal/ vulval health The changes that commonly occur in the vagina and vulva during menopause How this presents symptomatically Aerobic vaginitis. What is it and how does it present in menopause How does it differ from BV Clinical treatment for aerobic vaginitis and menopause
Welcome to OBGYN Audiophile! Some free audio files will be uploaded as podcasts here. They contain practice questions and answers for those studying hard for their OBGYN oral examination. Good luck to all of you. Hope you find these files helpful to practice your oral exam skills while exercising, commuting or even doing your dishes! Happy multitasking. For more files like this one, please visit our website www.obgynaudiophile.com where additional non-podcasted files can be purchased for small fees. Again, Good Luck! This episode contains questions and answers regarding an office topic, vaginitis! It is both a great popquiz for those of us who manage vaginitis in the office and also a perfect refresher for MFM fellows or OB hospitalists. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Eine gesunde Scheide braucht Milchsäurebakterien Vielleicht hat dein Gynäkologe bei der Vorsorgen einen Abstrich gemacht und meinte, dass zu wenig Milchsäurebakterien vorhanden wären. DAS ist schon mal nicht so gut. Denn die Milchsäurebakterien sorgen für ein gesundes Scheidemilieu und schützen vor Krankheiten. Was ist denn eine bakterielle Vaginose? Wenn man in der Medizin von einer bakteriellen Vaginose spricht, dann meint man in der Regel eine untypische Besiedelung der Scheidenflora mit fremden Bakterien (die normalerweise dort nicht sein sollten). Die Folgen einer bakteriellen Vaginose sind vielfältig. Es kann zu akuten Entzündungen, nicht nur der Scheide, sondern auch der Gebärmutter, des Eileiters oder sogar des Eierstocks kommen. Symptome der bakteriellen Vaginose Oft genug merkt frau gar nicht, dass das Scheidenmilieu nicht optimal ist. Vielleicht brennt es ein wenig beim Wasserlassen. Oder es gibt einen ziehenden Schmerzen in den Rücken oder es juckt im äußeren Scheidenbereich. Doch alle Symptome sind nicht ständig da oder einfach nicht deutlich genug. Bei anderen Frauen ist der wässrige, grau-weiße Ausfluss nicht zu übersehen. Außerdem reicht er auch recht unangenehm, wie nach Fisch. Und bei manchen Frauen verstärken sich die Beschwerden nach dem Geschlechtsverkehr oder während der Periode. Für schwangere Frauen ist die gesunde Scheidenflora besonders wichtig Rund 5% der schwangeren Frauen laufen mit einer (häufig symptomlosen) Vaginose herum. Die Folgen können tatsächlich gravierend sein. Vorzeitige Wehen, vorzeitiger Blasensprung und damit die Gefahr einer Frühgeburt stehen, nach neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse, in Zusammenhang mit einer bakteriellen Vaginose. Wie du eine bakterielle Vaginose erkennen kannst und wie eine gesunde Scheidenflora wiederherstellen kannst, erzähle ich dir in dieser Podcastfolge. "Nimm deine Gesundheit wieder selbst in die Hand!" @deineAlex ______________________________________________ Hier sind Links, um raus aus dem Hormonchaos zu kommen: Webseite: www.alexbroll.com Kostenlose Hormonsprechstunde: www.alexbroll.com/sprechstunde Youtube: https://bit.ly/2hzB6dl Facebook: https://bit.ly/2Gr7kRL
Jared and Bobby discuss the crazy comments on their instagram post, recap Week 1 of the NFL, give their picks for Week 2, share some old stories about high school, discuss how adults get undermined by 17-year-olds, and how vaginitis needs to be considered as an actual diagnosis. Make sure you SUBSCRIBE to the show to stay up to date on the latest releases! You can find the video show on YouTube by clicking here!
The human vaginal ecosystem is highly dynamic. The vaginal microbiome can affect host physiology, and vice versa. In 1965, Desquamative Inflammatory Vaginitis was 1st described, but the condition fell out of the spotlight. Recently, new data has brought this condition back into the light. How is this diagnosis made? Is vaginal culture recommended? That answer may surprise you. In this episode, we will review the latest information on Desquamative Inflammatory Vaginitis: its presentation, diagnosis, and treatment.
Practice Bulletin #251, Published in January 2020 We'll cover: - understanding normal vaginal pH and flora - role of estrogen in maintaining vaginal health - infectious and non-infectious causes of vaginitis - diagnosis and treatment of candidiasis, bacterial vaginosis, and trichomoniasis ...and much more! SHOW NOTES This episode pairs nicely with the 2016 Pinot Noir from Carmel Road Winery Theme music by my main amigo, Evan Handyside
Double feature Saturday! We kick off with 1994's classic, Speed, and find out whether it holds up or not. Then we dive into 2001's hidden gem, Bandits, which features a hypochondriac who raises awareness for vaginitis. Among other shenanigans.
American Fuzzy Lop What is small fuzzy, floppy and cute all over? The American Fuzzy Lop, of course! With lots of personality wrapped in a fuzzy four-pound package, the “AFL” is gaining in popularity, especially among female rabbit fanciers. The American Fuzzy Lop is a sweet, energetic rabbit that is known to be great for show, fur and pet purposes. Their wooly coat is great to be shown off to the world and the American Fuzzy Lop is a favorite in competitions. For practical purposes, this rabbit’s fur can be spun and made into different kinds of clothes. Their curious, playful attitude makes them great pets for singles, seniors and families alike so long as they are given plenty of love, affection and a place to let their energy run free (a fenced yard would be more than sufficient). It is similar in appearance to a Holland Lop. However, the American Fuzzy Lop is a wool breed and will have wool similar to the Angora breeds although the wool will be shorter than that of a commercial Angora. The American fuzzy lop has to weigh up to 4 pounds in order to be shown. History The background of the American Fuzzy Lop is interwoven with the history of the Holland Lop. When first introduced, the Holland Lop rabbit was only available in solid colors, and some breeders wanted to add the broken pattern to the Holland Lop gene pool. To do this, they bred their Holland Lops to English Spots. While they achieved the goal of producing broken pattern rabbits, they failed to keep the rollback fur the Holland must have. The offspring instead had the flyback fur of the English Spot. The breeders then bred Holland Lops to French Angoras, a breed that has a very gentle rollback coat. The result of these manipulations was that the wool gene was also introduced into the Holland Lop gene pool and a Holland with long wool was occasionally found in Holland Lop litters. These were generally sold to people who were enchanted with a small wooled lop-eared rabbit. One opinion about the development of this breed is that ‘this is a genetic fault in the Holland Lop where occasionally a long haired Holland Lop results’. Another opinion is that ‘an occasional long haired Holland Lop is a result of much earlier breeding attempts between the Holland Lop and the Angora rabbit which has a very gentle rollback coat’. So, some Holland Lops could be carrying the necessary gene to produce long hair. Either way, the long haired Holland Lops were bred together for creating the American Fuzzy Lop rabbit. The pioneer American Fuzzy Lop breeders, including Patty Greene-Karl and Gary Fellers of the East Coast and Kim Landry and Margaret Miller of the West Coast, noted the marketability of these fuzzy Hollands. Patty Greene-Karl is credited with realizing that the "fuzzy" gene was recessive, so that mating two Holland Lops carrying this gene resulted in a certain percentage of the offspring (theoretically 25%) with wool. Patty decided to develop these rabbits as a new breed, named the American Fuzzy Lop. After working for four years on the development of Fuzzies, she presented her rabbits to the ARBA for the first showing of the new breed at the 1985 ARBA Convention in Houston, Texas. Three separate standards for wooled lops were received from three different individuals. The original standard called for a maximum weight of 4 ¾ lb with the ideal weight of 3 ¾ lb, a rabbit designed to have the body type, ear carriage, and size of a Holland Lop, combined with a short, easily maintained wool. At the 1986 ARBA Convention in Columbus, Ohio, the American Fuzzy Lop was presented for its second showing, and again passed. At its third showing at the 1987 ARBA Convention in Portland, Oregon, the ARBA Standards Committee did not approve the breed. They stated a lack of uniformity from one animal to another. A new working standard was written by Jeff Hardin at the request of Patty, which was accepted. The revised standard basically described a wooled Holland, calling for a maximum weight of 4 pounds, and an ideal weight of 3½ lb. In 1988, ARBA requested only the breed sponsor be allowed to bring her Fuzzy Lops to Convention in Madison, Wisconsin because of limited cage space. The American Fuzzy Lop had to pass that year to become a recognized breed or else its proponents would have to start the procedure all over again. Fortunately, Patty's presentation passed at this Convention, and the American Fuzzy Lop became a new recognized breed. In 1989 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Helen McKie's "Herbie" was selected as the first Best of Breed (BOB) American Fuzzy Lop at an ARBA Convention. Herbie's picture graced the ARBA Standard of Perfection, 1991–95, representing Fuzzies well but only the American Fuzzy Lop presented by Patty was granted a working standard. Appearance and Personality The American Fuzzy Lop resembles the Holland Lop with the exception of its wool. The American Fuzzy Lop has a short, thick body. They have a broad chest, short shoulders and broad, deep, well-rounded hindquarters with plenty of muscles. Their fuzzy ears flop to the sides of their heads. The American Fuzzy Lop weighs 3-4 lbs. as an adult with a preferred weight of bucks at 3.5 lbs. and does at 3.75 lbs. or between 1.4 and 1.8 kg. They have a very compact body, that appears very muscular. They come in most of the recognized ARBA colors. The ears of the American Fuzzy Lop do not stand erect, but rather lop along the side of the face. They have a short and flat muzzle similar to that of a cat. Coat The American Fuzzy Lop rabbit fur can come in a variety of different colors. The American Fuzzy Lop’s coat is actually wool, as it can be spun into yarn despite being only about 2 inches in length. These rabbits are also known as “The Head of Fancy,” which lets you know how lovely their wool really is. American Fuzzy Lop wool is coarse, like that of an Angora rabbit – this means the coat will not be prone to tangling or matting. American Fuzzy Lops can be prone to matting around the tail area, mostly from sitting. Part of your grooming process should include trimming nails, brushing, and trimming the mats. A baby Fuzzy Lop will have what breeders call a “baby” coat from the age of 2-6 months, sometimes longer depending on some genetics. It is recommend grooming once per week with a flea comb, cutting away any large tangles carefully with scissors. When the senior coat comes in after the first molt, you will notice the difference. One breeders seniors are only groomed every 1-6 months (more often if they are being shown, left often if they are breeding stock.) It is recommend shaving a baby coat off (in the summertime) with electric clippers. This greatly reduces the time needed for grooming and the senior coat will come in sooner. Lots of breeders also breed out this baby coat because a breeder doesn’t want to spend hours combing it out. Colors The American Fuzzy Lop rabbit can come in a variety of different colors such as Agouti, which is a combination of any color with white (colors include Chestnut, Chinchilla, Lynx, Opal and Squirrel) and the Pointed White Group, which is a pure white body. However, all American Fuzzy Lops have distinctive markings on their nose, have eye circles and tinted ears. American Fuzzy Lop rabbits come in most of the recognized ARBA colors. They are revealed in two categories, derived from their color pattern. Their body color will have a nose marking, eye circles and tinted ears. The pointed white colored American Fuzzy Lop rabbit has a pure white color body, and they have markings of different colors, such as either black, blue, chocolate or lilac, and they have these markings on their ears, feet, nose and tail. There are presently nineteen accepted colors in the American Fuzzy Lop, although many other shades can be found in the rabbitry. If you want to purchase a show-quality animal, make sure it is an accepted color. Current Standards for showing Fuzzy Lops: Weight limit for juniors (under 6 months): 3 3/4lbs Weight limit for senior bucks and does: 4lbs. How it’s evened up (points) Head – 30 Body – 30 Ears – 10 Feet & Legs – 5 Fur Density – 8 Fur Texture – 5 Fur Length- 2 Color & Markings – 5 Condition – 5 Total – 100 A good Fuzzy Lop with good body type is to be short and close-coupled with well developed shoulders and hindquarters. It is supposed to be heavily muscled, smoothly rounded, well balanced with other body parts, AND within the weight limits. The rabbit should also have strong bone and thick stubby legs. The ideal head (keep in mind a super large head may not balance well with a smaller body) should have excellent width from the top down to the muzzle. The head should appear as an even and square block, and flat faces are an excellent sign of strong bone which is ideal. The head should be set up around medium height directly on the shoulder. No neck should be apparent. A good crown which is part of the head is best visible by looking at the ears. The ears should be short, thick and wide. If the ears have a fold in them down vertically in the middle, it means that the crown is pinching them and needs more width. Fuzzy Lops must carry their ears down (although some will hold them up when stressed, others hold them up all the time and are referred to having “air-plane” ears or poor ear carriage. The ears should balance with the body and may be longer, but the idea length is to be about 1/2 inch to 1 inch below the jawline. The ears should not have the long fur on them. Feet and legs should be straight. When holding the rabbit on it’s back and looking at the bottoms of the feet, the feet should be straight with the toes pointing upward towards the face. Feet with toes that point outward are a sign of pinched hindquarters. An ideal show coat (for a senior) should be slightly coarse, thick and even all over the body with guard hairs (with the exception of the ears.) Softer coats are expected in the juniors, they should be clean, unstained and free of knots. Length of wool should be at least 2 inches. It is a disqualification to have wool less then 1 1/2 inches in length. Recognized Varieties: The American fuzzy lop comes in many recognized varieties. They are broken down into groups as follows. Agouti group: chestnut, chinchilla, lynx, opal, and squirrel. Broken group: any recognized breed color broken with white. Pointed white group: pure white with black, blue, chocolate, or lilac points. Self group: black, blue, blue eyed white, chocolate, lilac, and ruby eyed white. Shaded group: sable point, Siamese sable, Siamese smoke pearl, tortoise shell, and blue tortoise shell. Wide band group: fawn and orange. Purchasing Your First Fuzzy: The first thing to consider is type. There are 75 points on type in the ARBA Standard of Perfection. The body should be compact and cobby, with width equal to height at the shoulders, loin and hips. The spinal column is not to be prominent nor should the hip/pin bones stand out. The body must feel very smooth and well-muscled. As you slide your hands from the shoulders they should not catch on the hips. As you slide your hands down the hips to the feet they should not angle in. The head is to present the appearance of a round ball with a flat face. It is massive in appearance and set at mid-height and close to the shoulders. The Fuzzy should not appear to have a neck. Ears are to hang straight down, carried close to the cheeks and extending 1/2 to 1 inch below the jaw. They are covered in regular fur. Because of the inquisitive nature of American fuzzy lops, you should allow a show rabbit to relax before evaluating its ear carriage. The adult wool should be very dense, but not felting or 'angora' type wool. Guard hairs must be well distributed throughout, making it a very easy care coat for a wooled rabbit. The wool is to feel full of life without being excessively soft or silky. There is a minimum length of 1-1/2 inches, with a 2 inch length being preferred. The junior coat differs from the mature senior coat as it will have fewer guard hairs, making it softer and more angora-like. This softness may cause easy matting and will require more grooming to remain tangle free. By the age of six months this softer wool should be molted out and the senior texture should be displayed. A senior animal with a junior-type coat may be disqualified from competition. Things to Avoid: Narrow body, pinched or undercut hindquarters. Narrow head. Heavy wool side trimmings on head. Narrow ears, or ears with wool. Slipped crown. Wool on front feet is a disqualification. Thin wool. Soft and silky wool on seniors is a disqualification. Wool under 1 1/2 inches is a disqualification. Tips for getting a good showable Fuzzy Lop 1. As always check condition, if it is well groomed, kept clean and check to make sure it is free of disease (check ears, eyes, nose, genitals). 2. Fuzzy Lops are supposed to be under 4lbs. Look for one that is small and compact with good depth, not over weight or it maybe hard to keep it under that limit. Brood does are the only exception because larger does (while not extremely fat) produce larger litters and will often throw thicker bone. Look for a good head that balances with the body. The ears should be covered in fur and the feet should have thick pads of fur on them. Also check and make sure eye color match the color of the animal (eg. brown eyes for a black), and toenails for the color (eg. colored nails for a black). 3. The wool should be long (2 inches or more) and dense. It should be coarse, but babies under 6 months will have soft and get knotted easily. They will out grow this, and should be groomed as much as possible to keep the matting down. 4. Check out the pedigree, don’t ever get a show rabbit without a pedigree. Look at the line and check for inbreeding, or if it has the colors you would like to see if you want to breed. I breed mother to son and father to daughter alot, as well as many other breeders do, but I never breed a rabbit to another that has the same mother and father. This could can cause some defects and other health problems when it gets older. It’s best to stay away from that. Care Requirements Rabbits are clean animals when it comes to grooming themselves, and American Fuzzy Lops are no exception. These rabbits do not require daily grooming unless they are going through a molt. When this happens, simply run your fingers through their wool to work out any tangles and debris that may have gotten stuck in their coat. You may also use a pet-specific brush if you don’t want to use your fingers, but under no circumstances should you fully bathe your rabbit; this causes them far too much stress. If you find a stain on your Fuzzy Lop’s coat, you can “spot clean” it with a damp cloth. As with all other rabbits, their diet should consist of 70-80 percent hay and grass with the rest of their meal consisting of fresh fruits and vegetables. Make sure your rabbit’s enclosure is dung-free, clean, and always has fresh water at their disposal. If your rabbit’s enclosure is outdoors, always be wary of the temperatures and weather forecast, as these factors can be a potential danger to your furry animal. Whether your enclosure is indoors or out, it’s best to keep this little guy happy with plenty of free time outside their cage. American Fuzzy Lops are active rabbits who love to run and jump round while basking in the sunlight, so a fenced backyard is recommended. If you live in an area where winters are particularly harsh and your Fuzzy Lop is indoors, they will still benefit from having time outside of their enclosures playing with their toys and cozying up with their favorite human. Health The American Fuzzy Lop’s coat is actually wool, as it can be spun into yarn. The American Fuzzy Lop is not at risk for any particular disease, however because its fur is so wooly, owners should watch out for Wool Block. Rabbits groom themselves like cats by licking their fur, but while cats can regurgitate the fur out of their system, rabbits cannot. When they eat too much of their own fur, their bodies tell them that they are full, when in reality, they are starving. If left untreated, they can die, so it’s important for owners to be aware of when and how much their rabbits eat at all times. Some owners use a papaya enzyme tablets, as the enzymes are supposed to help break down the furballs (since rabbits can’t regurgitate) and therefore prevent blockage. Also keep an eye on your rabbit’s fingernail and teeth growth to make sure they are not overgrowing. A rabbit’s teeth grow at an incredible rate and usually, they are shaved down by their high-hay and grass diet. However, some rabbits’ teeth still tend to overgrow and if this seems to be the case with your rabbit, there are several ways you can go about reducing their teeth length including giving them some rabbit-friendly wood to chew and play with. Female rabbits can be spayed as early as 4 months of age; however vets like to wait until they are at least 6 months. This is because they older they are, the less risk there is of complications on the operating tables. Bucks can be neutered as young as 3 1/2 months old. Uses American Fuzzy Lop rabbit is a fancy rabbit breed. It is known as ‘The Head of the Fancy’. The breed slogan express the reason why the breed was developed. Today they are mainly raised as show rabbit and also very popular as pets. Although the breed has good course wool that is great for making in to yarn. Temperament/Behavior These rabbits love to play. Their energetic nature makes them ideal for families with younger children who have never had a pet before or for couples who want to take the next step in their relationship by caring for an adorable animal. Save for the initial purchases of their enclosures and the cost of the actual rabbit, they are relatively low-maintenance animals. They don’t require much grooming and simply need food, water and plenty of affection to keep them happy and healthy. Purchasing two rabbits instead of one may give both rabbits another year or two of life, as animals tend to live longer if they have some company to pass the time. However, this means their enclosure should be sufficient to hold two fully grown rabbits with plenty of space to spare. American Fuzzy Lop rabbits love to hang out indoors and hang out with their families on their own watch. With plenty of playtime and toys, your Fuzzy Lop will be a wonderful addition to a growing family. American Fuzzy Lops are an active, playful, social breed with lots of personality. They enjoy the attention of their owner, as well as the companionship of other rabbits. AFLs do enjoy having toys such as a plastic ball, pine cone, piece of soft wood, stuffed sock, or an old glove. Like many other lop rabbit breeds, they also love to be cuddled. Both does and bucks are sweet and they are considered to be a good first rabbit for beginners. The does can sometimes be a bit more shy and skittish. The does can especially be nervous with loud sound and fast movements. The average lifespan of an American Fuzzy Lop rabbit is about 5 to 8 years, but they can live longer in captivity, up to 10 years. You just want a pet? If you are just looking for a pet and you are interested in American Fuzzy Lops, they do make wonderful pets. Keep in mind they will require a bit additional grooming then a short haired lop. They have wonderful personalities and are very docile. Club Information The objectives of the AFL club are to encourage, promote and improve the breeding of American Fuzzy Lop rabbits by maintaining standards, encouraging exhibitions and offering services to its members. The American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit Club currently has nearly 550 members from all over the United States and several foreign countries. In addition to the national organization, there are also a number of regional specialty clubs. They have a Specialty Club page on their website you can view for additional details. AFLRC also has their own official group on FaceBook. Close The small size, inquisitive personality, and easy-care coat makes the AFL suitable for a pet, 4-H project, or show animal. The breed is recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association, but it’s not recognized by the British Rabbit Council. Today the breed is raised mainly as a show animal and also as pets. Maybe you are interested in keeping this wonderful cute fuzzy breed for yourself! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Fuzzy_Lop https://aflrc.weebly.com/history-of-the-american-fuzzy-lop.html https://aflrc.weebly.com/ https://www.petguide.com/breeds/rabbit/american-fuzzy-lop/ http://rabbitbreeders.us/american-fuzzy-lop-rabbits https://www.roysfarm.com/american-fuzzy-lop-rabbit/ http://www.thenaturetrail.com/rabbit-breeds/american-fuzzy-lop-breed-information/ https://caringforpets.net/rabbits/american-fuzzy-lop-rabbit-origin-facts-and-colors/ http://ephiny.net/all-about-american-fuzzy-lops/ Vaginal Discharge in Rabbits Vaginal discharge is not a common or normal occurrence in rabbits, and is normally taken to be a sign of infection or illness. Vaginal discharge includes any substance that comes from the vulvar labia, or vaginal area, including fresh blood or blood tinged fluid. Vaginal discharge is almost always considered abnormal, except in cases where the rabbit is discharging postpartum fluids -- the fluids that leave the uterus after birth. Symptoms and Types The signs, symptoms and types of vaginal discharge vary from rabbit to rabbit and may vary according to the sexual status of the rabbit. Those that are sexually active are more at risk for vaginal discharge. Older rabbits are also more at risk. Common symptoms and signs include: Blood in the urine - although this is a misconception, since blood does not actually originate in the urinary tract but actually originates in the uterus Spotting, which is usually tinged with blood Discharge that may stick to the fur of the perineum or around the anus of the rabbit Enlarged uterus which may be easily felt on physical examination Enlarged mammary glands, either one or both Depression and lethargy Inability to eat or lack of interest in eating Nesting activities Increasing aggressive tendencies Pale mucous membranes Causes The causes for vaginal discharge may include: Uterine cancer, or adenocarcinoma, among the most common causes for vaginal discharge Other disorders of the endometrium or lining of the uterus, including tissue overgrowth Trauma to the vagina Urinary tract infection, which is unusual Vaginitis (inflammation of the vagina) Diagnosis To diagnose the condition, your veterinarian will gather a specimen sample of the urine to distinguish blood in the urine from blood expelled from the uterus. Other exams will include ruling out uterine adenocarcinoma (cancer). Ultrasound can be used to examine the uterus and surrounding reproductive organs, and radiography will help your veterinarian to detect any masses in the uterus and help measure the size of the uterus to determine if it is abnormal in any way. Pregnancy can also be ruled out during the course of these diagnostic checks. A culture will help rule out any bacteria infections, and will help assess the health of the vaginal flora – the collection of healthy bacteria, fungi, and microorganisms that normally live within the vaginal canal. An imbalance of the vaginal flora will be indicative of yeast overgrowth and other common fungal infections. Treatment Common treatments are typically aimed at treating the cause for the vaginal discharge. In cases of uterine adenocarcinoma, the internal reproductive organs may require complete removal, also known as a hysterectomy. Often, uterine disorders can increase the risk for hemorrhage in the uterus, which can be life-threatening. Blood transfusions are also sometimes necessary. To control bacterial infections, antibiotics may be used. However, they are recommended on a case-by-case basis, as they can sometimes prove fatal. Be sure to consult with a veterinarian before medicating your pet. Living and Management Complications associated with treatment may include blood infections, and adhesions or tissue growths in the abdomen. Some rabbits may also experience internal hemorrhaging. Overall, however, the prognosis is good for rabbits receiving an hysterectomy in a timely fashion. For this reason, prompt treatment is the best course of action if your rabbit is in the early stage of vaginal discharge. Be sure to seek prompt care and follow up care for the best possible outcome. https://www.petmd.com/rabbit/conditions/reproductive/c_rb_vaginal_discharge WITCH AND HARE 1 AN old witch, in days of yore, lived in this neighborhood; and whenever she wanted money she would assume the shape of a hare, and would send out her grandson to tell a certain huntsman who lived hard by that he had seen a hare sitting at such a particular spot, for which he always received the reward of sixpence. After this deception had many times been practiced, the dogs turned out, the hare pursued, often seen but never caught, a sportsman of the party began to suspect, in the language of the tradition, "that the devil was in the dance," and there would be no end to it. The matter was discussed, a justice consulted, and a clergyman to boot; and it was thought that, however clever the devil might be, law and church combined would be more than a match for him. It was therefore agreed that, as the boy was singularly regular in the hour at which he came to announce the sight of the hare, all should be in readiness for a start the instant such information was given: and a neighbor of the witch, nothing friendly to her, promised to let the parties know directly the old woman and her grandson left the cottage and went off together; the one to be hunted, and the other to set on the hunt. The news came, the hounds were un-kenneled, and huntsmen and sportsmen set off with surprising speed. The witch, now a hare, and her little colleague in iniquity, did not expect so very speedy a turn out; so that the game was pursued at a desperate rate, and the boy, forgetting himself in a moment of alarm, was heard to exclaim: "Run, Granny, run; run for your life!" At last the pursuers lost the hare, and she once more got safe into the cottage by a little hole in the door; not large enough to admit a hound in chase. The huntsman and all the squires with their train lent a hand to break open the door, yet could not do it till the parson and the justice came up; but as law and church were certainly designed to break through iniquity, even so did they now succeed in bursting the magic bonds that opposed them. Upstairs they all went. There they found the old hag bleeding, and covered with wounds, and still out of breath. She denied she was a hare, and railed at the whole party. "Call up the hounds," said the huntsman, "and let us see what they take her to be; maybe we may yet have another hunt." On hearing this the old woman cried quarter. The boy dropped on his knees, and begged hard for mercy, which was granted on condition of its being received together with a good whipping; and the huntsman, having long practiced among the hounds, now tried his hand on other game. Thus the old woman escaped a worse fate for the time present; but on being afterwards put on her trial for bewitching a young woman and making her spit pins, the tale just told was given as evidence against her, before a particularly learned judge, and a remarkably sagacious jury, and the old woman finished her days, like a martyr, at the stake. http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/eng/efft/efft51.htm © Copyrighted
Jason tries several times to tell a story about yelling at an Asian kid very publicly over some donuts. Christina accuses everyone/thing of having vaginitis, and Earl talks about his first and only time smoking grass in no other place than Vietnam.
In the next few minutes, I want to share with you the real cause of most food addictions. First let me tell you, they are not your fault. I’ve spent 7 years mentoring men and women throughout the world to shed excess fat and keep it off permanently. During this period, I made an astounding discovery about the common reason for almost all uncontrollable food cravings, as well as what you can do to end the suffering they can bring. First, a word of warning: What you will learn in the next few minutes may well blow your mind. Addictive eating makes you feel powerless. You’ve been taught to hate yourself for being “weak willed”. You feel at the mercy of some force that seems impossible to resist. So you go on and off slimming regimes, take diet pills, lose weight temporarily only to gain it back soon afterwards. OK. It’s time to lay aside all your guilt, shame and self-criticism, as well as the fear that you have some kind of “emotional eating disorder.” To my amazement, what I have found out is this: an inability to control appetite no matter how hard you try is triggered by monstrous visitors from the underworld who have invaded your body. Food addictions, cravings, hopelessness and self-recrimination are the result of an overgrowth of Candida albicans. These are parasitic yeasts and fungi. These strange and powerful organisms feed on sugar as well as anything you eat that turns into sugar. This includes grains, cereals, fast foods, and convenience foods—all of which they thrive on. The goal of Candida is to control your body so they get their sugar fix. Next time you find yourself craving that piece of cake or reaching for a sugary drink, stop and remember this. It is not YOU who is craving that piece of cake or chocolate. It’s the yeasty beasties who are after sugar in any form for their continued survival in your body. Amazing? It certainly amazed me to learn this fact. Then, I spent two years learning about the behavior of these darkly hidden organisms, whose numbers are legion, and discovering how to help you clear them from your body. More about this in a moment. When Candida invades your body en masse, it distorts brain functions and can produce endless miseries. It screws up your emotions. It can even undermine your sense of personal power, so that you don’t feel you’re in control of your life. The chemical products that Candida pours into your body through the fermentation process by which it lives and spreads contain high levels of ethanol—plain old alcohol. This is why there are many cases on record of people who do not drink alcohol, yet live in a state of drunkenness which alters thought patterns, disturbs consciousness and creates many emotional and physical disorders. When the alcohol produced by Candida begins to break down in your body, this produces acetaldehyde—a chemical six times more toxic to the brain than ethanol itself. Acetaldehyde insidiously interferes with brain functions, causing damage to neurological structures. Let me share with you just a few of the symptoms experts have connected with an overgrowth of Candida albicans: Weight gain Chronic fatigue from impaired metabolism Brain and nervous system dysfunction Self-blame, shame, guilt and fear Headaches Poor memory, fuzzy thinking, inebriation Heart problems—rapid pulse rate, palpitations Vaginitis and lack of bladder control—which can lead to frequent urination, itchy rashes and vaginal thrush Stomach troubles: diarrhea, bloating and gas, gastritis, gastric ulcers, constipation Allergic reactions of many kinds Until the past decade, few doctors believed that Candida could invade the body’s tissues. Now we know it can do this with ease. Like every primitive microorganism, Candida has a powerful will to survive. It can breach normal defence systems to enter through skin and digestive tract, decrease the level of protective white blood cells, and invade the deep tissues of the body including the bloodstream. Medical tests for Candida are notoriously unreliable, and medical diagnosis of chronic Candidiasis is virtually impossible to make. Few physicians as yet even understand it. It is the body’s biological terrain that has to be restored to health for you to eliminate Candida from your system. This is what an effective anti-Candida program must do for you. Once this happens, all the addictive eating for which you have wrongly blamed yourself for causing is gone. The feeling of freedom and renewed self-esteem that this brings can be nothing less than life-changing. With the help of men and women whom I worked with on fat loss, I tested out dozens of anti-Candida supplements. In the process I found only one which I can recommend for everyone. It is low in cost and non-aggressive but highly effective. Now here is the catch. It takes time. Candida is so persistent that you must take 2 capsules of this nutritional supplement at lunch and two at dinner each and every day without fail, over a period of 3 to 6 months, to clear it from your system. During this period you must also stay away from convenience foods, breads, cereals and grains, all of which turn into sugar when you eat them. You need to increase the green vegetables that you eat and you must stay away from sugary fruits, fruit drinks, and sugar itself in any form. It can be a challenge. The good news is that, as Candida clears from your body, the increase in energy, wellbeing, self-confidence and loss of excess fat people experience brings with it an unparalleled experience of freedom and self-respect that is even hard to describe. To learn more about the monstrous and mysterious Candida, click on the links below here. 1. Are You Addicted To Food 2. End Food Cravings - Part 2 3. Radiant Health Restored - Part 3 In the meantime, let me share with you what I find to be the most gentle, effective and inexpensive natural nutritional supplement for clearing a Candida infestation. One last word: Patience. Remember, it can take three or more months, taking 2 capsules of this supplement at lunch and at dinner each and every day without fail. The transformation this kind of clearing can bring about is well worth the effort.
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Each week Martin Pytela begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting and Scott Paton discuss Holistic principles for healthy living. Life Enthusiast Co-op is built on over 25 years in study, health consultations and market research in the field of holistic and alternative medicine. We deliver solid time tested expertise. We are in this business not for the money, but for the passion, we have for sharing with others what we had to learn the hard way, through experience. We focus on high quality, innovative holistic solutions. Length: 25:27 Go to iTunes and review our podcast: iTunes Life Enthusiast Reviews and 5 star ratings If You Enjoyed This, Please Go To "FANS OF THIS SHOW" On The RIGHT And Then Click On "BECOME A FAN". In Addition, PLEASE CLICK On The “SEND TO A FRIEND” At The Bottom Of This Podcast…. COPY THE DATA And SEND THIS, and “My Pod Home Page URL”, To EVERYONE In Your ADDRESS BOOK…. FRIENDS Or ENEMIES! WANT TO BE NOTIFIED OF NEW EPISODES? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Go To “Join my mailing list ” On The RIGHT………. When It Comes Up You Will See On This Page “Add me to Life Enthusiast''s mailing list:” ………. And Then type in your name and email address ………. Now Just Click “Save”. Assimilation and elimination are the two key stones that make us tick. Edgar Cayce said that if we could control these aspects of the human form, we could extend life to whatever we chose, that's how important these two principles are. Assimilation Assimilation is defined as the measure of the ability of any body to utilize foods we eat. Some people think that having massive doses of food will give them all they need. They could not be more wrong: it is all right shoving nutrition in but it is quite another thing if the body can absorb it and use it in that form. Typical assimilation rates might vary from 20% to 80% and nutrition supplied in some forms will not be absorbed at all. That means out of every 454 grams of food you might only absorb 20-80% of that. What happens to the food after you swallow it depends to a large degree on the other three principles of your body, namely circulation, relaxation and elimination. Circulation is crucial if assimilation is to be maintained at high levels. Circulation is helped greatly by some important factors; exercise, especially cardiovascular. Apparently something like 50 or so times as many blood vessels open up when exercising than just sitting. We have about 60,000 miles of vessels, mostly capillary type, so you can imagine the effect of increased blood flow. Massage, hydrotherapy treatments and osteopathic adjustments help because the blood stream carries the rebuilding forces to the body in these channels. They need to be clear and stimulated so that the blood will flow to feed the cells and tissues. Elimination Every activity your body does produces waste. We get rid of that waste through the skin, the lungs, the kidneys and the intestines. Major problems start to occur when any of these important channels are stopped from doing their job. We start to accumulate waste, bacteria start growing at alarming rates which leads to all sorts of problems as we become toxic. Imagine not cleaning up the kitchen very often -leaving waste- what would happen, your kitchen would become literally alive with all sorts of creepy bacteria. The same with your body. The fact that poor elimination is the most cited cause of disease within the Edgar Cayce research papers totaling over 14,000 gives you some idea just how important this aspect really is. It gives you an idea of the importance of getting rid of toxins, rid of waste from our bodies. Some of the diseases which elimination problems either cause or play a big and major part include: Arthritis, Acne, Anemia, Apoplexy-stroke, Appendicitis, Asthenia, Asthma, Atrophy, Balding-poor circulation, Bladder stricture, Blepharitis, Some cases of blindness, Boils, Brain tumors -poor circulation, Bronchitis, Bursitis, Cancers and tumors, Skin cancer, Canker sores and herpes simplex, Cataracts, Cirrhosis, Colds, Colic-poor assimilation, Colitis, Colon impaction, Complexion problems, Cystitis, Cysts, Some cases of deafness, Dermatitis, Eczema, Edema, Enteritis, Feet swelling, Gall bladder -gall stones, Halitosis-bad breath, Headaches general, Hemorrhoids, Hepatitis, Hernia, Herpes zoster, Unwanted hair, Indigestion, Insomnia, Iritis, Kidney problems, Laryngitis, Leukemia, Lumbago, Lupus, Lymphangitis, Malaria, Measles, Menopause problems, Migraine, Some cases of myopia, Polyps, Nephritis, Neuritis, Oophoritis, Phlebitis, Pneumonia problems, Poison ivy, Prostatitis, Pruritus, Psoriasis, Purpura, Pyorrhea, Rheumatic fever, Sarcoma, Sciatica, Rheumatism, Scolliosis -eliminations were a cause and an effect, Seborrhea, Skin ulcers, Female/ male sterility, Streptococcus infection, Tic douloureux, Tonsillitis, Torticollis, Ulcers, Vaginitis, Varicose veins, Vertigo-some cases, Xeroderma So if you are suffering from any of these complaints it is highly likely that you could be helped by increasing your body's ability to rid itself of toxins and wastes. It is as simple as that. Phenomenal results have been obtained from increasing your eliminations. Peoples lives have literally been turned around. Read more about Assimilation and Elimination Technorati Tags: weight loss, Diet, Obesity, Dieting, Healthy Living,Food, Exercise, Fitness, Nutrition, Supplements, Lose Weight, Martin Pytela, Scott Paton.