Which organ can stretch from the size of an avocado to the size of a watermelon?
The answer is the womb, and In celebration of International Women’s Day we’ll explore this amazing organ, the toxic threats it faces, and how to protect your uterine health.
Dr. Sebi’s Uterine Wash and Oil profoundly enhance feminine hygiene. The oil and wash prevent embarrassing odors, excess discharge, irritation, itching, and vaginal dryness.
The female uterus (the medical name for the womb) is part of the reproductive system. It is classified as a ‘hormone-sensitive sex organ’ that for some lucky ladies is also a source of orgasmic pleasure.
- The walls of the womb are made of a thick layer of muscle that allows it to stretch and accommodate a growing fetus.
- On the left and right of the womb are walnut-sized ovaries, containing eggs, that connect to the womb via fallopian tubes.
- At the base of the womb is the cervix, which creates a narrow exit to the outside world via the vagina.
From puberty until menopause, the ovaries produce the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone. Cyclical fluctuations in hormone levels regulate monthly periods, pregnancy, mood, bone strength, and even blood pressure.
Unfortunately, our sensitive womb’s are suffering from the influx of chemicals that mimic the structure of natural hormones.
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (mainly from pesticides and plastics but also common in tap water) are destroying the hormonal balance critical for women’s health.
The Trouble with Taboos
Each month hormonal changes trigger the thickening of the womb lining and the release of an egg. Women have about 450 menstrual cycles in their lifetime, varying between 24 and 38 days in length. The word menstruation is derived from the Latin ‘mensis’ meaning month.
- If the egg is fertilized, it travels down the fallopian tube before implanting on the wall of the womb and a whole new organ is created (the placenta), to nourish and sustain a new life.
- If the egg is not fertilized then the womb lining is shed as a period, and the cycle begins again a few weeks later.
Historically periods have been a taboo subject - several religions claim that women are ‘unclean’ during their period and banish them from the home. Still today only 35% of women in the US say they are comfortable talking about periods with male partners. Meanwhile, half of Spanish women are happy to discuss this intimate topic.
The taboo surrounding periods has also resulted in many different euphemisms that help us avoid talking about this natural cycle. Here are just a few different ways of talking about it:
- Shark week
- Bloody Mary
- Checking into the Red Roof Inn
- Monthly friend
- Code Red
- Moon time
- Erdbeerwoche (German for ‘strawberry week’)
The taboo around periods has limited our discussion and awareness of the dangers women face from our hormonally-disruptive environment.
Toxins to Talk About
Women use an estimated 15,000 sanitary products (tampons, towels, pads, and panty liners) during their reproductive years. These products are laced with cancer-causing chemicals, hormone disruptors, bleach, formaldehyde, and allergens that come into direct contact with the highly absorbent vagina. Many feminine washes and wipes contain chemicals that are not safe for internal use.
The first sanitary towels were invented by a pharmaceutical company in 1837. Tampons were introduced in the 1930s and were inspired by sea sponges - a natural period protector much healthier than modern alternatives.
Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that impact nearly 80% of women by age of 50. Despite the medical opinion that the cause of fibroids is still unknown, there is strong evidence that fluorinated carbons (found in non-stick pan coatings and fire retardants) drive their growth.
“Fibroids is the accumulation of what? Toxins!” - Dr. Sebi.
Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb forms outside the womb, often along the fallopian tubes. This painful condition affects 10% of women and is also linked to endocrine-disrupting chemicals. The official narrative is that the origins of endometriosis are a mystery, but we know differently.
Breast cancer is yet another condition related to hormone excess. About 70% of breast cancers are driven by estrogen imbalance. Estrogen directly interacts with growth hormones, so it’s not surprising it would drive the excess cell growth found in breast cancer, endometriosis, and fibroids.
Natural Womb Health
Fortunately, there are many simple ways to rebalance haywire hormones and upgrade uterine health.
Coconuts - Water from young soft-jelly coconuts can naturally restore hormone levels in women who have gone through menopause. This safe and natural hormone replacement therapy protects bone health and enhances emotional control.
Diet - Red meat, dairy, sugar, soy, and processed food increase the risk of fibroids and endometriosis. A plant-based diet has been shown to reduce or eliminate these conditions entirely. Burro bananas and berries (except cranberries) are highly recommended for their source of minerals and flavonoids. Garbanzo beans add fiber which helps cleanse excess hormones out through the bowels.
Hydration - Tap water is often recycled and contaminated with hormones from birth control pills, bleach, pesticides, and chemicals used to soften plastics. Drink pure and natural spring water to reduce toxin exposure and improve blood flow.
Hygiene - Don’t use chemicals or perfumed products on your sensitive areas. Dr. Sebi developed a safe and natural Uterine Wash and Oil to keep you feeling fresh. This blend of hygienic herbs reduces bacterial odor, prevents candida, and treats urinary tract infections.
Movement - Toxins stagnate when we stay still. Gentle exercise helps remove toxins and eases the pain of periods by supporting the womb to push blood out. Exercise endorphins and orgasms also reduce period pain.
Periods - Avoid toxic and environmentally polluting products, and choose washable organic unbleached cotton pads, mooncups (natural latex or rubber cups worn inside the vagina), or sea sponges to safely collect blood.
Pregnancy - Many hormonal issues resolve naturally after having a baby. Hormone levels are so high during this time that they ‘outcompete’ the artificial ones plaguing the body.
Rest - Getting more sleep, and reducing your stress levels, will help to regulate hormone levels. Natural light patterns also stimulate hormones that keep your cycle regular. Light penetrates directly into the womb and babies in utero will even respond to a flashlight.
The womb is a wonder of nature that has the ability to nurture and nourish life. It also collects toxins and gets easily disturbed by many of the substances common in our lives today.
For your own benefit, and to protect future generations, it’s time to take charge of your feminine health.