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NDr. in Madison, WI Dr Chad Oler

     When I was told (by a conventional Dr) that my 3 yr history of cervical dysplacia (caused by HPV) had not and would not improve and recommended a LEEP procedure, I went to see Dr. Chad -he…Continue

Tags: menstruation, acne, HPV, cancer, cervical dysplacia

Started Dec 11, 2010

Mystery Food Addatives
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I am just trying Pomona pectin for the first time to make jams for canning.  It has two ingredients : Pectin and Monocalcium Phosphate.  I had read somewhere to be wary of phosphates in food.  I want…Continue

Tags: jello, gelatin, jelling, calcium, phosphates

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kelli Sep 22, 2010.

Painful menstruation
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I am wondering if anyone can add any experiences to my own about if dairy makes for sick-to- stomach-painful-crampy-vomiting periods and cruciferous veggies seem to lessen it.  When I was seeing a…Continue

Tags: hormones, milk, veggies, cruciferous, menstruation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah Cortes Sep 6, 2010.

Making Dairy-sub yogurts and other cultures
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Cut n Pasted from my post on Heal Thyself FB page :Opening post :    Well, I made 4 different kinds of yogurt. Soy milk, rice milk, cowmilk and almond milk. All with granular starter, which I've…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah Cortes Dec 11, 2010.


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Sarah Cortes commented on Pat Robinson's blog post Master Tonic 101
"I just keep the bits in fridge and scoop out what I need.    I keep it in the fridge all year - until I make the next batch and have never seen signs of spoilage , due to the vinegar I assume.   The new moon thing  - it's…"
Feb 4, 2013
Sarah Cortes commented on Pat Robinson's blog post Master Tonic 101
"For future reference, here is a full year calendar with moonphases on it.  It's been so useful.   I print out a new one every year for various things.       I keep one along…"
May 4, 2012
Sarah Cortes replied to Laura H.'s discussion Receding gums
"I also have receding gums.  Luckily it's pretty early and I hope I can reverse it.  Have you searched the internet for articles on it?  Here's one I found :         …"
Feb 14, 2012
Sarah Cortes replied to Daisy's discussion What's up with our teeth?
"I'm having tooth problems myself, so this post caught my eye when it appeared in a Heal Thyself email.  I dont right now have time to read the original post though.  Elizabeth - I only know some basics about phytates, but I…"
Feb 14, 2012
Sarah Cortes commented on Pat Robinson's blog post Master Tonic 101
"Yes, 1/4 cup of garlic, 1/4 cup of onion, 1/4 cup of ginger, etc. Then cover with ACV. Weeks later, when finished infusing, save the strained solids and add them to soups, chili, stir frys, mix with something to use as sandwich spread or salad…"
Jan 5, 2012
Sarah Cortes commented on Pat Robinson's blog post Master Tonic 101
"Dont see why not."
Jul 18, 2011
Sarah Cortes commented on Pat Robinson's blog post Master Tonic 101
"I dont know anything about the drainage, I dont have allergies.    I store my pulp in the fridge, in a jar with lid.  I dont add any vinegar to cover , it seems to store fine.    I dont suppose a spoonful of pulp in what I…"
Mar 28, 2011
Sarah Cortes commented on Pat Robinson's blog post Master Tonic 101
"I store the pulp in the fridge.  I dont know how long.  It's in beneficial bacteria (raw ACV) vinegar, so I suspect a long time, 3-6 months, maybe more."
Mar 5, 2011
Sarah Cortes commented on Pat Robinson's blog post Master Tonic 101
"Sure, why not?  WOW, will it ever be potent !  I actually use the pulp after straining as seasoning in various foods.  Soups, stirfries, meatloaf, anything.  So you would miss out on that, unless you save some out for that."
Mar 5, 2011
Sarah Cortes commented on Pat Robinson's blog post Master Tonic 101
"Dont know why not, the other flavors are so strong it would just get lost flavorwise, I think."
Jan 10, 2011
Sarah Cortes commented on Pat Robinson's blog post Whole Food Probiotics 101
"Yea, what you describe is normal.  Watch out for rancid, garbage-y smells.  Also, in case youre introducing a type of bacteria that your body may not be cultured to, I would advise to eat very small amounts (anywhere from a bite to 1-2 oz…"
Dec 28, 2010
Sarah Cortes replied to Shannon's discussion bone broth
"I recently cooked some chicken bones down till soft at the tips and beginning to come apart lengthwise.  Then put them in the blender.  Then through the colander, then through a wire strainer.  After settled, it was like a broth with…"
Dec 20, 2010
Sarah Cortes replied to Shannon's discussion bone broth
"Just want to add that I read somewhere that non organic bones do not produce a jelled broth.  That's not true.  Mine jell, though I definitely give preference to  organic bones/meat.  Sometimnes I even throw away non organic…"
Dec 20, 2010
Sarah Cortes replied to Amy Lewis's discussion night sweats
"I never get night sweats, but instead breast tenderness during the same this following article says most women get them (about 1 to 2 weeks before onset of menses, then it stops promptly the hour menses start. Hopefully someone in the Heal Thyself…"
Dec 13, 2010
Sarah Cortes replied to jennifer larson's discussion Heart issues
"Possibly a muscle spasm ?  I sometimes have really strong pains in my chest, sometimes back when I eat too fast (immediate reaction), dont chew too well.  I dont know if theyre muscle spasms or not, I just try not to do that. When I was…"
Dec 12, 2010
Sarah Cortes replied to April Hildreth's discussion menstrual cramps ..question
Dec 12, 2010

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How did you learn about the "Heal Thyself" site?
A friend suggested the FB group to me and after posting about my non-dairy yogurt experiments Pat suggested I come to the blog.
What does "holistic" mean to you?
Seeing the best way to health from any illness is through whole body health, not just treating the immediately affected organs and systems.
How long have you been interested in holistic living?
Lifelong. Stronger interest and practice came when I saw a Naturopathic Dr. to avoid surgery for cervical dysplacia.
a little about me
I love to garden and am also a crafter, mainly sewing lately. i do some home repairs, maintenance and upgrades. I do some work on my car such as brakes and whatever other minor things it needs. I am also quite thrifty and love to find ways to re-purpose things. I am an active member of freecycle and madisonplants exchange group. I also am looking forward to being a member of the Sun Prairie horticultural society. I like to ride my bicycle and hope to make it my main form of transportation like it was in my early 20's, a few years ago. I grew up an active child, studying martial arts and racing BMX bicycles.
Professional or business affiliations?
My boyfriend is a wood floor installer and I am a waitress in an Italian restaurant, I hope to be in a new job soon.

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At 6:17am on March 26, 2011, Pam Genant said…

Happy Birthday Sarah!

At 12:57pm on December 14, 2010, Gabraela said…

Hi Sarah!  I'm hoping you will add me as a friend so I can private message you about one of your posts.  thank you!  Gabraela

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