Jellied

Monday, November 15, 2010

I decided to take it daily- from what I can tell, royal jelly has good effects on all hormones, so conceivably (get it?) that would include progesterone, which is important in the 2ww! I also read that it has anti-inflammatory properties which is also good in the 2ww. Here's hoping for the best!

The kind I got is royal jelly in honey with bee pollen. It tastes like kind of bitter or more condensed honey. According the package, you're not supposed to put it in hot water (degrades it somehow), so I just take a teaspoon hunk (on a plastic spoon, also supposedly very important to keep it from degrading) and keep it on my tongue and wash it down with juice. Then I add my wheatgrass powder to my juice and swig that down, too.

The things we do for baby.

I have taken three days of the royal jelly so far, and to be honest, I do notice that I wake more easily in the morning, i.e. I don't feel like it will take a front loader to get me out of bed! I think that is a good improvement!

We feel really good about how we have changed most all of our food to organic and natural. We are bringing our fresh farm-raised turkey (non hormone/antibiotic/GMO-feed) to Mr. A's parents' for Thanksgiving, but what about all the other food? They are definitely not buying organic. I guess I will just try to eat in amazing moderation. Something about the way they cook (more oil/fat maybe? or maybe it's because we are used to less processed food?) makes Mr. A and I have indigestion anyway, so less of the food will probably be easier on my stomach! Am I a food snob? ;-)

And I decided to give the counseling a whirl- tomorrow afternoon. But we're going to do self-pay. The place actually sent me a pamphlet with the registration materials on how if you involve insurance with counseling, they can raise your rates in the future and legally have access to all your records. No thanks! Plus, I would hate to alert the insurance and feel like the session was a complete bust, never wanting to do it again, but now it's on my health record. So we'll see how it goes. Hoping it will be helpful, but skeptical at this point.

7 comments:

lowfatlady said...

Wow I can't believe insurance can do that. I was thinking about it a little, but I didn't want anything bad to happen with insurance, so thanks for the heads up. The royal jelly thing sounds interesting. I hope it works!.

Jessica said...

Good luck with your counseling appointment!!

Coco said...

Hope the counseling goes well! Sheesh, I can't believe the insurance can do that. Lame. I don't know what royal jelly is, I thought it was just a brand name at first, but clearly I'm wrong. Hope it's tasty and hope it works.

Thankful said...

I hope the appointment goes well. Insurance companies are incredibly confusing to me. The royal jelly sounds really interesting. How did you learn about it?

JC said...

I bought an organic turkey to bring to Thanksgiving at my Mom's too, haha! Luckily she will probably buy all organic for me anyhow. But I would say eat just a little bit of the rest...but the meat and dairy is prob the most important anyhow.

callmemama said...

Insurance sucks horribly. I can't believe they could raise your rates for going to COUNSELING. What a crock!

AL said...

GL with your appointment today!