Hi beloved community! I miss you. I am almost done with my work (and its going well, huzzah!), and I can’t wait to come back to you with big ideas and lots of ambition for 2014.
In the meantime, facebook has reminded me that internet things are supposed to be on sale today.
So let’s do it super cheap! 50 percent off I think should work quite nicely.
To that end:
For PCOS Unlocked, go to http://paleoforwomen.com/pcos-unlocked-the-manual. Scroll all the way to the bottom where it says “for discounts.” Type in the code holidaysareawesome to receive the manual for 50 percent off, which should be for $23.
For Birth Control Unlocked, my new baby who hasn’t gotten nearly enough attention, love, or PR from me as she deserves, go to http://paleoforwomen.com/birth-control and straight up purchase the book. This discount I have built into the price from the back end here so even though it’s listed as 8.99 it will ring up at 4.48.
Not a sale I, or anyone, I suppose, for that matter, does all that often.
This will be open from now until Wednesday the 4th at noon EST.
Hi beloved community.
It has recently come to my attention that the razor-thin, holy-crap-I-am-barely-going-to-make-it deadline I was up against regarding a slew of damnably challenging papers has been moved up precipitously. Instead of having six weeks, I now have three. My time for writing 100 academic pages, as well as mastering and overcoming a particularly challenging set of metaphysical beliefs, and to finish copy editing our forthcoming natural womanhood manifesto, has been cut in half.
To which I can only say two things:
“Bring it on.”
And also, of course, “dear PfWers, please be patient in my absence.” I know that I personally shall miss you dearly. It gets awfully lonely in the library sometimes.
Best news is, however, that come mid December I am gloriously and radically free, and I will have abundant time to devote to our kickass womanhood and revolutionizing health agenda for the months to come.
Whoopah, and amen!
Today is October 18! This is exactly 365 days from the day I first released PCOS Unlocked! It is also my own birthday – so I am swimming in celebration and contemplation and symbolism this week.
To that end, since I recently finished writing and uploading Birth Control Unlocked, I figured why not go ahead and release it on the birthday of PCOS Unlocked. Now I get to have three birthdays this week, which might call for more tequila and dancing this weekend than I had initially prepared for.*
To that end, you can now purchase the ebook Birth Control Unlocked: Your Body, Your Options, Your Guide here on this website, @ http://paleoforwomen.com/birth-control, which is one of the pages listed in the navigation bar “Birth Control.” The sales page not a fancy sales page. It’s not designed to entice you. It just is. Birth Control Unlocked is a map to the world of birth control, and while charting all of the territory, I also highlight the best tools you can have on your journey (for example, liver health!) of choices, wellness, fertility, and kickass womanhood.
It’s only sale now for $8.99. That might change in the coming months – I have listed its value elsewhere on the web at $14, but for now I am going to sell it for $8.99.
Below is the table of contents, and below that I have attached the introduction to the book to give you a feel for how it reads.
Welcome to birth control unlocked! My name is Stefani Ruper, and I am the author of PCOS Unlocked: The Manual as well as the forthcoming Sexy by Nature: The Whole Foods Solution to Radiant Health, Life-Long Sex Appeal and Soaring Confidence. I also write at paleoforwomen.com, and I have been working in the field of women’s health for several years. Throughout those years, I have traversed the landscape of birth control options more times than I could count. I haven’t done any serious experimentation on a personal level. Aside from a few brief forays into hormonal birth control for health reasons, I haven’t used anything other than prophylactics. I have made these choices entirely on the basis of my extraordinary depth of knowledge in the field, my allegiance to natural womanhood, and of course the particular needs of my own sexual activity (which is not, to be fair, all that great.)
If my need for serious birth control increased, I would probably re-consider my current path. But I would not share my decision with you in this format. Birth control is an entirely subjective matter and needs to be treated as such. Each of us has different psychological needs, different physiological needs, and different negotiations to make with her partner – as well as differing financial needs. I do not delve into the finances of different birth control options here, nor do I discuss any psychological factors that may go into decision making. This is a guide that focuses on the physiological implications of all of the different options available to you, so that in the context of the rest of your life (on which you are a much better resource than I), you are empowered to use the information as best you see fit.
While none of the birth control options I discuss here are 100 percent effective – none of them are – they are largely effective and supported by all the major health institutions. It is also important to note that the majority of the ineffective cases are due to human error, not to faulty product design. Faulty product design exists, again, of course, but it is far and away more important that you act realistically and choose a birth control method that fits with your psychological and logistical needs. If you can remember to take a pill every day at the same time, great. If you cannot, I highly recommend looking elsewhere to meet your birth control needs.
My knowledge of the depth and breadth of birth control practices comes from years of helping women try to optimize their health in the context of their birth control choices. To that end, I share with you a significant depth of knowledge regarding different birth control options, but perhaps more importantly, I share with you the best theories I know out there on why birth control has certain effects on women while on it and while coming off of it. Many women wrestle with significant side effects, the least of which being infertility, after coming off of the pill. Why does this happen? What organs in your body are affected by birth control? What can you do while on the pill to mitigate damage, and what can you do afterwards to regain your fertility and hormone balance as soon as possible?
I wish you all the best moving forward with this information. This guide is not meant to share everything about diet, everything about birth control, or everything about how you need to make this decision with you. It is, instead, just one tool in your pocket. It’s the one for knowing your body, knowing your options and the risks, and doing your best to be as healthy as possible no matter which option you choose.
Go to http://paleoforwomen.com/birth-control to purchase the guide for $8.99, or click the button below!
*This is a rhetorical device. I almost never drink alcohol.Read More
Phew, it’s been a long week, hasn’t it? Tired of me selling products yet? With more on which tomorrow? I know I sure as hell am.
But, alas, I must forge ahead – and happily if wearily so. This is because these few resources I’ve been reaching out to share with you have all been really important to me and made differences in my life and the lives of people around me. I genuinely believe in their ability to help and even save us. As such, they sell themselves. Or at least I hope they do.
The Joyfully Pregnant Summit (go to http://joyfullyfertile.com to read more) is a summit Bridgit puts on every year for the sake of fertility advancements worldwide. This year’s list of speakers and topics is incredible (click the ‘speakers’ tab once you to go the site @ here). Each of them is, in Bridgit’s words,
Designed to take with you a journey with you from the early stages of trying to get pregnant, to learning more about your body, to getting a clear diagnosis and understanding specific conditions, to treatment options.
Titles for presentations in the summit include:
End Your Cycle Madness! Solutions for PMS, Estrogen Dominance and Post-Pill Amenorrhea by Nicole Jardim
Forget Infertility! by neurotransmitter and hormone specialist Dr Daniel Kalish
Getting Ready for IVF: A Natural Approach to Increase Your Chances of Success & A Healthy Baby by Dr. Lorne Brown
How Adrenal Burn-Out Zaps Your Fertility and How to Fix it by Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo
Healhy Babies are Made in the Gut..Really! by Amelia Hirota, LAc
A Holistic Approach to Overcoming PCOS (by me!)
and a whole lot more!
How it Works:
This goes the way most online summits go, though it can be a bit confusing for the first-timer. First, there is a series of videos released the week prior. That happened this week, but the videos are available throughout the whole summit so none of us are getting to this too late.
Then, since you register with your email address, you get a new series of presentations delivered right to your inbox every day of the summit, from October 21 to October 25.
Every evening of the summit, from 4-5pm PST, there is a live Q&A with the presenters from that day.
And, as a participant in the summit, you get to do it all in real time right there with the presenters, and then can continue to watch and listen to the talks long after they’ve happened.
Pretty cool stuff.
So, anyway. Read more about it and sign up for the summit that runs October 21-25 at http://joyfullyfertile.com. It’s a week for fertility, a week for your relationship with your body, and a week for making a healthy baby as a healthy, kickass mother.
The Harvest Your Health Bundle Sale ends officially tonight at midnight EST. I wanted to write real quick to sum up my favorite resources and point you to reviews that I have written of a small sampling of them. This is your last chance to snatch the bundle off the e-shelves before it disappears forever.
You’ll probably have noticed that I have blogged about this sale a lot over the last week. I hope I haven’t been overly obnoxious. I just – goodness. This is a great deal, so I wanted to make sure as many women as possible had a chance to find out about it. That’s all. Now, I don’t want you to buy it if you don’t want to. Seriously. Please don’t! But pardon the rest of us as we recap this week of totally kicking ass.
1. This bundle is fertility-heavy. Not does it contain my own new, forthcoming Birth Control Unlocked, but also nine other fertility and women’s health-focused ebooks such as Eat Your Way to Parenthood, Fertilize Yourself, Fertility Yoga Program, A Practical Guide to Children’s Health, My Buttered Life: Baby Edition, and Mother’s Little Herbal Helper and Home Remedies. I review the beautiful Fertilize Yourself here.
2. This bundle contains Seppo Puusa’s Clear for Life, my own personal acne bible and veritable treasure trove of information, which I would personally pay probably, seriously, hundreds of dollars for, which I review here.
3. This bundle contains 26 cookbooks, three of which I share photos from in this post. They are Fast Paleo Top 100 Recipes of 2012, 30 Day Intro to Paleo, and Paleo Ice Cream.
It also includes Crazy for Kale which was my favorite Ebook of the whole bunch, a delightful, quirky and helpful gem which I review here.
4. This bundle also contains Well-Fed, one of my all time favorite cookbooks, and which I reviewed several months ago here.
5. This bundle contains five fitness resources including specializations on running, sandbag training, body weight lifting, and yoga, which I review here.
6. This bundle contains my new, never-before-seen Birth Control Unlocked which is, if I do say so myself, a highly relevant and important book for our community. I discuss it at further length here. If you don’t get it in this bundle, don’t fear, however. It’ll be on sale at this website, and quite affordably, by the end of October.
7. This bundle contains subscriptions to 4 different meal plans that total more than a year’s worth of subscriptions.
8. This bundle contains 14 beauty-at-home resources including Natural Cleaning, Questions to Ask Your Dentist Handbook, and The Holistic Mama’s Guide to Home-made skincare.
9. This bundle contains Matt Stone’s insight-rich and controversial The Vegan Solution, which is quite a bit like Eat for Heat, and articulates his theories on how to increase metabolism and make you feel warmer in the winter. (Hint: put down the tea and pick up some ice cream.) I review it here.
10. This bundle includes significant discounts — up to 50 percent off! — on high quality food products such as olive oil, coconut butter, Paleo-on-the-go, chocolate, and wild-caught fish.
11. PCOS Unlocked is available for 50 percent off to people who purchase the bundle through my blog/email/etcs, making it a super discounted 23 dollars flat. All you have to do is email me at email@example.com once you’ve purchased your bundle, and in the week following the sale you will receive discount instructions.
12. AND ISN’T ALL OF THAT JUST COOL (If you’re into that sort of thing. And again, tots cool if you’re not.)
Sale ends tonight at midnight, EST Monday, October 14.
71 ebooks. 14 discounts. 4 fitness plans. 2 magazine subscriptions.
Including Birth Control Unlocked, a discount to PCOS Unlocked,
and my favorite acne resource of all time that in itself I’d pay hundreds for.
Click here > http://harvestbundle.com to learn more.
Or one of the kick ass graphics I made (so proud!) below.Read More