Since being pregnant I have had extreme heart burn and reflux to the point where it makes me want to puke. It’s actually very painful and uncomfortable, it even hurts to swallow water. I have had on and off days now since I have entered my 2nd trimester, but in the beginning it was bad. They say it gets even worse in the 3rd trimester so if that’s the case I needed to find a solution to help me survive this symptom.
A couple of weeks ago, I met with my nutritionist at The Midwives of NJ practice and she gave me a couple of suggestions. One of them being hazelwood and the other being a chewable calcium tablet which would act as an antacid, and would at the same time, up my calcium levels since the baby needs a lot of it anyways.
When she mentioned hazelwood to me, I thought it sounded interesting so I asked her to tell me more about it. Apparently when you wear hazelwood by having contact with your skin, it release all sorts of molecules that promote healing and may help ease the symptoms related to oxidative stress and inflammation such as : teething pain, heartburn, skin problems (psoriasis, eczema, acne), joint pain, and mouth sores just to name a few. If you know me, you know I LOVED the sound of that! I am all about unconventional natural healing techniques. The best part is that they make hazelwood into jewelry so they have all these cute styles of necklaces and bracelets. They makes them in all sizes from infant to adult.
Now you know why I wear this necklace. I love mine because it has freshwater pearls in-between the hazelwood. There are many places that sell them but I personally was recommended to buy from www.purehazelwood.com. The one I am wearing is product number A05 in the teen and adult section. Also, this company is based out of Canada so make sure you change the country settings on the top right to the United States. 🙂 I hope you enjoyed learning about hazelwood and I hope that you would be willing to give it a shot if you are having any of these health problems.
I will be posting again about this topic in a couple of months to give you some updates on how it has helped me. Talk to you soon!