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  • in reply to: Second Puberty! #11754
    Julia Gumm
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    Well,I’ve noticed a lot of women in real and virtual life who concur with me, so I know it happens. Just wonder who and how it happens to.

    in reply to: Anybody into "alternative" tooth paste / powders / etc? #11661
    Julia Gumm
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    I think the real problem is the glycerin in most tooth pastes. Natural tooth pastes were extra gross for me and left my teeth super grody feeling, but I wasn’t down with the fluoride so I tried Eco-Dent tooth powder. I love it. I had what felt like a cavity coming in but then I started brushing with eco dent and using clove oil on it and it went away. By the time I got to the dentist she said everything was all clear.

    Glycerin in toothpastes and mouthwashes coats your teeth which prevents your saliva from getting in there and remineralizing the enamel, or so the story goes. I’m apt to believe that.

    I’m no slave to it though. I brush my teeth with the powder sometimes or sometimes with straight salt or straight baking soda or a blend. Or like lately, I sometimes just get down with the phenylketonurics and just chew sugarless gum. My goal is to keep my teeth from being fuzzy and my breath from being gross, that’s about it!

    in reply to: husband hates my weight gain #9368
    Julia Gumm
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    I know it’s hard to swallow but I think Matt is 110% correct in his comments. And consider this: If you lose weight for him you risk losing your sex drive again- you will have purposely modified your body for another person’s pleasure, willfully forgoing your own. You are saying that your body is of more importance to another person than yourself. That sounds like an ideal way to sell yourself out and undermine your confidence, which will set you up for a host of other problems. Problems that might even cause you to gain weight.

    Marriage itself is not a biologically driven institution. To commit to a person for life means for life, and life is not lived in the body of a 25 year old, pre-children. It is exactly true that if he “signed up” for your younger, leaner body and is now hating your new, older body that produced and feeds his child, than I think he has much to consider about what marriage really is. I know your marriage is important to you, but you have to be important to you too. Good luck and be well.

    in reply to: Endometriosis #8154
    Julia Gumm
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    Because tampons don’t allow endometrial tissue to release from the uterus and can cause a back up. Tampons just absorb fluid. But i imagine if you only use them for two days per month, you’d be less likely to have issues.

    in reply to: Inflammation and Muscle Soreness #8078
    Julia Gumm
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    Cats Claw and cherry juice after a workout helps me immensely!

    in reply to: Endometriosis #7790
    Julia Gumm
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    I have heard a LOT of great things about Pyconogenol (French maritime pine bark) for endometriosis. I don’t suffer from it, but it does make my periods less crampy and clotty FOR SURE. Worth a try.

    in reply to: Let's Talk Shit About Ray Peat #7785
    Julia Gumm
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    I can dig it. Shoot.

    in reply to: Liberation From Recipes: Cooking Without A Map #7783
    Julia Gumm
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    Aw. But I think there is an intuitive cook living in all of us, deep down. Just gotta trust yourself, baby! Some fat, some heat, some vegetables, some meat…what could go wrong?

    in reply to: Vaginal Yeast Infection #7782
    Julia Gumm
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    Reducing some sugar and taking probiotics might be warranted. Using probiotic vaginal suppositories, as well as coconut oil topically on the vulva can be helpful, too.

    When I am the a stage in my cycle where progesterone is high, I get the feeling of a yeast infection coming on. Increasing your food intake/body weight can increase all your lady hormones, which is good but can have some not so nice side effects. I never experienced that when I ate a more restricted diet. I tend to think that women’s bodies can have more individualized reactions to increasing food intake, and that you shouldn’t take all options off the table now just because you’re “eating the food.” Listening to biofeedback is key.

    in reply to: No longer interested in Exercise #7778
    Julia Gumm
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    Sometimes when we burn ourselves out on something, it can be hard to regain any kind of interest in it. I’ll bet that on some level, you compare yourself now to how you used to be, and since there is no way you can muster the enthusiasm to be a bodybuilder anymore, it’s like exercise is completely uninteresting. But maybe if you realize like hey, the past is dead. Of course I’m not gonna be like that now, I’m gonna try something totally fresh- maybe then you’ll get interested again.

    When I was younger I was really into taking marathon long walks and doing aerobics and traditional calisthenics- the more crunches the better, the harder I pushed myself, the aweseomer I felt. But I’m just so not like that anymore, and frankly, I don’t think that kind of exercise is even good for me now! Maybe it wasn’t then! So for awhile I had a hard time keeping up with “exercising” again, but this past month I decided to give yoga and pilates a go. What a difference. I feel challenged, because it’s new to me, and I feel like I’m focusing on things that are good for me and not damaging- like elongating the muscles, improving flexibility and becoming more limber. I’m just not the girl who did aerobics like a maniac anymore. And that’s cool.

    So maybe just try something totally different. I’m thinking of taking a martial arts class to keep with the theme of balance and body awareness and stuff, instead of just thrashing myself around and heave ho-ing big heavy weights. Try something you never did in your previous incarnations as an fitness freak, and take it slow.

    in reply to: Cheeseslave's Weight Loss Diet #7625
    Julia Gumm
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    I think it’s shitty. If you subtract her wine allotment from her total calorie allotment, you’re lookin’ at a mere 425-550 calories from food per day. Come the fuck on. Cheesey doesn’t have to please everyone, but a blog dedicated to good health and nourishment has some ‘splainin’ to do when promoting a diet like that. Yay?

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