When I was a teenager, I remember seeing my mother go through a hysterectomy. (Pssst…don’t forget to download my FREE hysterectomy guide!) I remember her life leading up to it, her struggle with fibroids and the heavy bleeding that crippled her month to month. She looked at me at one point and said, “Filha (meaning daughter in Portuguese), I hope you never have to go through this.” Those words stuck with me. So you can imagine my fear later in life when I was in hospital for an ovarian cyst that ruptured and tore off a piece of my right ovary and almost killed me.
Now this is a heavy topic for many women. In fact, one in three women in the United States will reach the age of 65 without a uterus. And truthfully I’m pretty sure Canada isn’t too far off from that.
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So today I wanted to provide a video on:
Natural ways to prep and recover from a hysterectomy surgery.
In the video above, you’ll learn the following:
- Supplements to avoid taking prior to surgery – there are ones you need to be careful of!
- What to do following the surgery and how to recover fast. This isn’t about hormone balancing it’s about taking care of the inflammation and the toll on your digestion
Remember these tools described above WILL apply if you’ve had a hysterectomy or even one like the one I had where I had a 6″ incision. Remember post-surgery they’ll likely pain killers that are highly constipating. My docs for one, were blown away at how fast I healing!
One of the recipes I made while I was healing and that you can too is my Gut-Healing Job’s Tear’s Porridge. Job’s Tears is very healing to the gut and supports the immune system. It looks a lot like barley but it’s actually gluten-free and known as Asian Pearled Barley. Here’s the recipe.
- 1 cup Job's Tears
- 4-5 cups water
- 2 inches of ginger grated
- Coconut milk to drizzle
- Unpasteurized honey to sweeten
- Pinch of sea salt
- Soak job's tears in water overnight.
- In the morning, strain water and then add job's tears to a pot and bring water to a boil and then let simmer while covered.
- At about the 30 minute mark add grated ginger.
- Let cook for an additional 15 minutes and then transfer to a bowl, add coconut milk to your taste, honey and sea salt.
And I also want to address this, if you’ve gone through a hysterectomy and you think your hormone issues are solved. Think again. In my Sexy Lady Balls hormone membership program, we have many women post-hysterectomy and their biggest struggle? Hot flashes and going through induced menopause. Whether you keep your ovaries (your lady balls) or don’t, your hormones post hysterectomy WILL fluctuate.