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Old 09-07-2008, 08:46 PM   #1
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I'll preface this by saying that I think these are great resources, no matter what happens with our economy in the upcoming years.

Assuming the worst case scenario and that everyday things we usually find at the drugstore become unavailable....


Luna Pads & Diva Cups:

http://www.lunapads.com/

(Purchased both last month. So far I've been very pleased with quality, comfort, and the company's customer service).


Book:
"Taking Charge of Your Fertility" by Toni Weschler

OK, the title isn't sexy. Maybe the topic isn't sexy, either. But this book, which I discovered last month, teaches a natural way to both prevent conception without the use of hormonal or barrier devices or to increase the likelihood of conceiving, depending on what you want. It is NOT the "Rhythm Method" and it is NOT a method that is affiliated with any religious belief.

I am so glad I bought this book. There is a ton of information in it, information I couldn't believe I didn't know about my own body before. I think it should be offered to all girls in high school, but that's a whole other matter...


Book:
"Herbal Healing for Women" by Rosemary Gladstar

This book teaches the basics of making balms, tinctures, poultices and teas and then goes into detail re: which herbs are best for treating common ailments that women experience. The author addresses women's needs from puberty right through to menopause and beyond! An informative and lovely book.

Please feel free to add additional resources to the list.
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:23 PM   #2
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I think you make an excellent point about fertility. Fertility Awareness is another great one!
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:30 PM   #3
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Ok....out with it!! whats the natural contraceptive.

Cuz, when we are all in survival mode in the wilderness.....im guessing the ladies will be more open to sex.

Any miunte death is around the corner. If lots of sex isnt going on then...hmm i jsut dont know. lol

gotta have some fun when we are scared
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:43 PM   #4
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Timing is everything, Chaordic. Understanding cycles. Women can't get pregnant anytime, there are only a few days/month where women are fertile. So go have some fun w/consenting women in the know.
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:48 PM   #5
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goodness gracious me - I never thought of such things, but 'needs must'
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:47 PM   #6
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How about promoting tantric sex, where there is no ejaculation or as little as once a month (that is a sexually active month)
Sounds good to me...
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:50 PM   #7
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Shall we stay on topic?
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:15 AM   #8
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Thanks for the posting Nenuphar,

I'd like to add Glad Rags as another resource for ladies. See www.gladrags.com They have a wonderful line of organic cotton reusable menstrual pads, pantliners and other useful products for women. If you go to Glad Rags website they often have sales/special offers available.

It's good to make the switch now as disposable products simply will not be available and once you get used to this system, it's really easy.

From a health standpoint, eliminating a very personal exposure to chlorine-bleached, dioxin-containing, plastic-layered hygiene products is a wise move.

IMPORTANT: For those with teenage daughters, or daughters who will be going into womanhood during these upcoming years, Glad Rags has a smaller size "day pad" which will be a better fit. I mention it because they do not list this on their website, but if you phone them (1 800 799 4523) and ask, they will trade out regular size day pads for the smaller ones.

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Old 09-08-2008, 02:29 AM   #9
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Thanks for the posting Nenuphar,



From a health standpoint, eliminating a very personal exposure to chlorine-bleached, dioxin-containing, plastic-layered hygiene products is a wise move.
Also small natural sea sponges or the Keeper/Diva Cups are excellent for menstruation.
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:49 AM   #10
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geez...i am glad i am really "49"
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:51 AM   #11
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A book on Emergency Childbirth
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:55 AM   #12
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if woman increase their vibration...
their period is much shorter
(like 8-12 hrs long)
without any bloating/or PMS etc.
(it also helps to take good herbs...
there is one i know of called
ming life enhancer by neways
www.ineways.com/workingwonders
(i take 3 of them a day-a bottle lasts 100 days/costs about $30) they also make amazing NON TOXIC -without chemicals/and, without fillers...
also cosmetics-that are safe
(red lipstick)
apparently, that always sells !!!

personal care products-shampoos/and, shaving gel
(that doesn't dull razor blades--as, shocking as this might be to hear, but, commerical shaving products/actually eat razor blades)
it's built into the design of shaving creams/and, gels

it will be important; to start discovering
products that do NOT harm the earth...
neways, is available in quite a few countries
around the world

brightest blessings
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:21 AM   #13
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eXchanger-

Could you share more information about this 8-12 hour period? I've never run across such info and have been working on my vibe for awhile. No such luck here though thinking about it I guess they may be a tad shorter.
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:44 AM   #14
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greetings...
any and every bit of info would be helpful,and fully needed....i personally feel that we are all going to be needing it....besides using unatural products are bad for you..."they" make it that way...
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:08 AM   #15
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Thank you Nenuphar, for the links. I've ordered for myself & my daughter.
Another great product, although not strictly for females, is "Tooth Soap."
All natural, no fluoride, or glycerine.
http://www.perfect-prescription.com/dentalhygiene.php?
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:59 PM   #16
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Hi Ladies...

Thanks Nenuphar for starting a topic like this. Deffo something I've been thinking on lately...

The 2 books you have mentioned I have heard great reviews for both. Just need to get buying them myself.

Has anyone ever thought about the chance of menstrual periods stopping altogether due to trauma, shock, worry, stress? I'm thinking its pretty likely that this would happen, due to the changes that we all would be going through. What are your views on this?

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Old 09-11-2008, 12:16 AM   #17
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Hey Nire-Riada,

I think its possible...I've personally had experiences where I was either late or early due to stress, changes to diet, environment, etc. I think the body picks up any changes that our conscious blocks out and reacts.

Sometimes tho, I really resent being a woman, especially knowing some people think of me as being only a sexual object and a baby machine.
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:40 AM   #18
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Hey LT Ripley,

I so know where your coming from with the Baby Machine/Sexual Object...Pee's me off at times myself, at least we know thats not the case.

I myself have had personal experiences of changes in cycle due to stress etc. I'm pretty sure its a big possibility of it happening. If the planets changing, we will also be.

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Old 09-11-2008, 01:53 AM   #19
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Hope you don't mind me just sneaking in here i just read your conversation-male free zone sorry!!lol.I would like to say that not all blokes think of women as sexual objects-there was a time many years ago that women thought that of me!!lol!!I wish,i wish.I shall now depart and leave you in peace.
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:17 AM   #20
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good post
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:32 AM   #21
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This is a very important subject and something men will need to be aware of too because modern contraception has always been hormonally dangerous for women and modern contraception for women and men may not always be readily available - so casual sex or sex without wanting to cause pregnancy or STD's will not be a common option. That may be difficult for many nowadays but something that has to be accepted and respected. Just because some might think 'life is short' or will perhaps be considerably shorter in possible future times, it's not short when living with consequences and people are going to have to consider their behaviour when convenience products are no longer convenient.

RubyTuesday has pointed out that women can only get pregnant at certain times, good point, however it has many exceptions. Lt Ripley and Nire Raida have brought up the most common one and that is menstrual displacement, i.e. when your cycle is affected and changes times or skips - this makes it even more inaccurate when watching your period for 'safe times' or relatively safe times.

There's also the point that many women suffer very painful, prolongued or heavy periods which in many cases are dihibilitating. Periods are usually seen as a 'women's issue' and it is brushed under the carpet with jokes, ignorance and scorn. It's not something to be ashamed of, it directly affects almost half the population and by follow on effects the rest. There needs to be more communication and sympathy between women and men on this subject especially in survival situations because most girls/women will come with menstrual cycles or reproductive issues, they can't be separated and there's no point ignoring it; men need to accept that and women who have consistent and 'easy' periods need to be more compassionate to those that don't because there is much revulsion and lack of solidarity in society over this. This should hopefully prevent time wasting and emotionally draining conflicts from arising in groups.

The next stages through pregnancy and childbirth for those who want that will be of utmost importance too and as aforementioned emergency childbirth and midwifery will be a good skill for many, not just a specialist area because the more people that share skills the better. Gestation is long and needs a lot of support, something that has been marginalised in society because of the view that 'women go through it all the time, it's no big deal' and any emphasis has moved along to the child at the end of that particular period rather than the mother. Well it is important and even though it's a mass occurrance it's still individual, more respect and appreciation are going to be needed .

The natural products in the thread are a good idea, including the toothpaste - putting artificial chemicals in your mouth with all the chemicals already in there and the fact that it is a living, thriving and changing environment is not logical or healthy. As for the sanitary products, many will have to adjust to the not as comfortable or convenient 'comes with wings, bells and frills' cotton, non bleached, non chlorinated, bio-degradable options - but ethical and healthy is more important than convenience. The same goes for men, because the responsibility cannot be one-sided.

We will also have to brush up on our botany - it would be helpful to start incorporating natural remedies and products into your lifestyles now and start replacing/reducing artificial chemical dependancy. Your body is a natural thing so that not only includes what you eat/drink but what you consume on the whole e.g. the products you use in/on your body and around your household, from cosmetics to clothes to detergents.

Much is common sense that has been overridden by advertising and information is readily available but for those who always like a reference guide handy - this is a good database reference: http://www.pfaf.org/index.php
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:21 AM   #22
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Thanks for the link.
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:16 PM   #23
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Thanks, everyone, for your contributions to this thread.

Here is another product I discovered in the last year and am very happy with. I have started to switch from mainstream commercial products (deodorants, toothpastes, etc) to ones with more natural ingrediants. I also stopped taking birth control pills after 9 years because I disliked the side effects (hair started to thin, fatigue, etc)

This item is hardly a priority for "crisis preparedness" lists. *L* I thought I would include it here simply as a healthier alternative to boxed hair colours and salon hair colours. It's called Herbatint and can be found in most health food stores. Here's their main site: http://www.herbatint.co.uk/

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Old 09-12-2008, 03:41 AM   #24
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Could you share more information about this 8-12 hour period? I've never run across such info and have been working on my vibe for awhile. No such luck here though thinking about it I guess they may be a tad shorter.
I'll share with you something that's quite interesting. Years ago, pre internet, I had a series of kidney infections that were very debilitating. I couldn't get any info out of docs on what to do to stop them. So I set out to find out all I could about kidneys. I spent hours and hours at the local health food store reading up on natural solutions and hours at libraries.

I finally put myself on an 80% raw/20%cooked foods, organic vegan diet for about a year and a half. It worked, no more kidney infections.

One of the side effects that I read about was that women would continue to ovulate but there would be little or no discharge. I read that this was the experience of women in many, but not all, older cultures. If I remember correctly, the places were the South Pacific area where little or no meat and no dairy products were eaten. It also mentioned that these women didn't go thru much of a menopause either.

The book that this was in stated that most of the discharge was due to injesting things that the body didn't want Dairy products seemed to be the biggest culprit, raw orgainc milk being the best to use if you do.

I doubt this is in any medical books, but that was my experience and that of the women I passed it on to. I don't go to doctors for most things anyway so get my med help from an acupuncturist/herbalist. We trade services -- bargaining is where we are all headed anyway.

Prepare; go vegan, raw and organic as much as possible.
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:20 PM   #25
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Well, so far I seem like the only "oldster" here! Im 51 and still have regular, heavy periods. I luckily dont suffer many pre-menapausal symptoms. I do get hot flashes occasionally, pms, bloating, etc, but if I stick with mostly fruits, veggies and fish (alcohol, dairy products and red meat are big contributers to hot flashes) then I stay pretty much symptom free.

I would recommend milk thistle (either capsule or liquid form, although I prefer the capsule as the liquid was unpalatable to me even though you mix it with water) I take 500mg a day. Its a great liver detoxifier as we take in so many toxins every day and our poor livers have to work overtime.

Thanks for all the great suggestions and links ladies!
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