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Originally published October 8 2014

Infertility does not have to be your destiny: How my wife healed without drugs or surgery

by Lance Johnson

(NaturalNews) Like so many others, we were living the norm, routinely stopping off at the gas station to fill up on refined sugar, caramel coloring and dyes. We didn't blink, shoveling in the donuts -- the comfort of each glazed, bleached pastry passing through. McDonalds and Taco Bell were convenient too -- a rush of sodium, grease and fake meat. Boxes of processed foods and junk food cereals were cheap and addicting -- the flavor science flirting with our tongues.

We didn't realize that what we consumed had a direct impact on the health of our internal organs, the strength of our immune system, the clarity of our minds. We were practically void of vegetables, spices and fruits, and knew nothing about herbs, berries and roots.

That's when our health problems began and infertility set in

It didn't take long for health problems to begin nagging at us, day in and day out, even in our young marriage. Migraines and sinusitis were all too common. Inflammation was severe, from sciatica pain to sinus inflammation. Could it be some random act? How were we responsible for the way we felt, for the health problems we were facing?

When my wife began having recurring urinary tract infections, we knew that something was going wrong. Not long after, she began to retain water and lose menstruation. That's when she began experiencing debilitating pain in her female parts -- as the pain of ovarian cysts struck. After seeing a doctor, we felt uneasy about the path that we were on. We wanted to address the root of the problem, not cover up symptoms.

Taking responsibility

So we seized the moment and took our health into our own hands. We were encouraged by a family member to start experimenting with certain diet changes and cleansing herbs. Our research and pursuit for health led us to study plant-based medicine. This knowledge became our power, transforming our health from that day forward. What we implemented over the next eight months rebalanced our hormones, cleansed our blood (and organs) and provided our cells with more energy than ever before. Within eight months of detoxification, the bacteria plaguing her urinary tract were no longer. Sinus infections and migraines were not reoccurring. Most importantly, my wife's cysts began to dissolve, exiting her body. Finally, her menstruation cycle returned!

Here's what we did right off the bat

We stopped drinking from plastic bottles, which leach hormone-disrupting phthalates and plasticizers into the body. Instead, we purchased a standalone activated-charcoal and reverse-osmosis filtration system that effectively removed heavy metals, endocrine-disrupting chemicals, fluoride, pesticides and pharmaceutical runoff from our drinking water. We drank more of this clean water than ever before (120 or more ounces daily), and we drank from glass.

The second change that we made was under the kitchen sink. We removed any kind of cleaner, detergent, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc. that contained absorbable or breathable chemicals that are allergenic or hazardous.

Healing really began when we stopped eating certain crutches, like donuts, fast food, Pop Tarts, junk cereals and soda. Instead, we started drinking health foods like apple cider vinegar. We started eating turmeric and burdock root raw, which helped cleanse our blood and organs. Dong quai root and hawthorn berry really helped my wife's circulation and helped cleanse her female parts. One root that we learned to use was blue cohosh. As an emmenagogue, this herb helped activate menstruation, stimulating menstrual flow. It works by dilating blood vessels in the uterus while promoting circulation in the pelvis. Eleutherococcus root was another wonderful, balancing, plant-based medicine that provided energy, stamina and mental clarity.

Today, we are mindful of what we put into our bodies, trying to overpower the bad with more of the good. We are expecting our first child early 2015. We have never felt better.


About the author:
Passionate about holistic wellness, Lance Johnson and his wife invite you to, where you can buy clean, chemical-free body care products.

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