I haven't ventured into here for a while - thanks for reminding me of this book again! I got it out of the library a year and a bit ago and have been using the accupuncture points (just pressing them with my fingers - has anyone tried using the lasar pointer like she suggested?) for the last few months. I don't know if I wrote out the diet recommendations. I've got it on hold again to check out everything I've forgotten! I know that I identified with Kidney Yang, Spleen Qi deficiencies, and possibly Blood Stasis.
I've been off sugar for about 6 years (due to Candida and hypoglycemia) - yes, it is possible to get off of it and artificial sweetners completely, although I do make most of my things from scratch. Tastier that way anyway. I do use Stevia on occasion (mainly in lemonade, although I haven't been drinking that much recently anyway). I tried several times going off wheat or dairy for two weeks and adding them back to check for reactions (none), but the last couple of months I've only had the odd bit of wheat (ww pasta) because it turns out DH has a problem with gluten. So much of the time I'm eating gf too, because it's annoying to make more than one thing. I do use rye and spelt flour for my bread (sourdough), and oats for breakfast - it's all a matter of what's in the pantry. Dairy though, I'd have to check out - homemade yogurt is full of those wonderful probios...
Recent exciting signs - we moved cross country in March, and went through a natural detox afterwards (sooooo much less smoggy here, and indoor air quality is better too!), and I'm on medical leave from school, so there's a lot less stress from that front. My May, June, and July O days were CD 22 (earliest in 6 years), CD20, CD17!! So who knows - less pollutants, less stress, able to be more active (feeling healthier), accupressure, no wheat? Whatever it is, keep it going! Not only that, but I've been told to decrease my thyroid meds, and I decreased my prog. cream this cycle (and I still think it's too much now)! Now, if only a BFP would appear
I'll have to pay more attention to the natural-only posts - I feel a little weird in most infertility forums because we aren't in a place financially (or housing wise) to push hard on the medical front - if 'it happens', then we'll 'make the best of it'
, but to undergo more than testing with our present lifestyle would just look irresponsible. Yet after 2.5 years (off and on, probably about 16 cycles of hitting the timing), I want to DO something about it, YK?