A lot of young people cross my path and some occasionally share their surprise at becoming pregnant unexpectedly.  Most know to avoid middle of the month intimacy without protection, See Urban Princess Hormone Chart, “Let’s Parte” (below). However, they note that their intimate moment occurred in what is commonly considered the “safe” part – during their period.

What I was to learn long after taking biology class is there is an Estrogen Spike during the period portion of our menstrual cycle and if it is high enough an egg may be released.  See “Baby Maker?! (below).

Good to Know – Please Share !!

Taken from: Urban Princess Survival Guide

Ginger Is an Acquired Taste So This is What I Did!


A ROBUST IMMUNE SYSTEM AT LAST! These therapies helped to rebuild my life post cancer.  I am grateful to the healthcare professionals that cared enough to teach me new ways to approach health. It took about four years to figure this part out – so I hope the following information is helpful and saves you time.

POST CANCER: For about 6 months after I beat cancer, I was energetic, fearless and invincible. This was likely due to the influx of Oxygen and Nutrients. The Lymphatic Cleanse was key as it helped to clean out old debilitated and sludged up lympatics and blood vessels.


I gradually began to struggle (again) with chronic sinus infections and pneumoia. Having over-used antibiotics from my 40’s on, so I wouldn’t miss work, my doctor kept warned me that I would eventually become vunlerable to ‘Superbugs.’  Gradually, we figured it out a system that worked better than antibiotics and helped to reinstate a healthy biology. I am back to feeling invincible.


GINGER TEA – FOR DAILY IMMUNE BOOST: One day, sweet neighbors recommended Ginger Tea which was always brewing on their back burner. The ingredients are as follows.

  • Ginger – 2 Large Pieces, Sliced & Peeled
  • Star Anise – 2 -4 Pieces
  • Cardamon – 4-6 Pieces
  • Cloves – 4-8 Pieces (this is strong so according to taste)
  • Basil – 3-4 Stems (this will darken and change the taste so sometimes I leave it out)



Bring all ingredients to boil then simmer on low heat to let it steep; after 20-ish minutes pour a mug and add a squeeze of lemon and honey to taste. It is pungunt and pleasing.


STRAIGHT GINGER SUPER PUNCH:  Sometimes, Ginger Tea is not enough and my allergies kick in. That’s when I order 20oz of straight Ginger Juice and sip as needed. This seems to make a big difference and I feel really good. I have more energy when I do this regularly maybe because I am not wasting so much energy to fight invading microbes. This can be an acquired taste. Sometimes, I use orange juice chaser.


© Clarity Medicine 2022

Clarity Medicine Journal



I Kept Getting Sick and This is What I Did!




Sometimes life seems full of more tricks than treats. This article is an introduction to the Power of Ginger by Michelle Tool at Healthy Holistic Living. Ginger has been, for me, an unexpected treat.


One study, conducted by Georgia State University found that ginger extract was able to reduce the size of a prostate tumor by 56% in mice. In addition to its effect on cancer, ginger was also observed to reduce inflammation and supply the mice with life enhancing antioxidants.

Another study published in PLoS found that one particular component in ginger known as 6-shagoal is superior to conventional cancer medication, namely chemotherapy, at targeting the cause of breast cancer malignancy: breast cancer stem cells.

Sometimes referred to as ‘mother cells,’ cancer stem cells are the cause of a wide range of cancers, not simply breast cancer. These ‘mother cells’ are responsible for creating the different ‘daughter cell types that make up the tumor colony. While cancer stem cells only constitute .2 to 1% of the cell makeup of the tumor, they seem to be almost immortal.

What that means is, these different cancer stem cells can self-renew, they are capable of continuous differentiation, are resistant to conventional chemotherapeutic agents, and are capable of splitting off and forming new tumor colonies. The only way to fully ensure that your body is cancer free is to destroy the cancer stem cells within a tumor.


This new study found that the pungent constituent in ginger known as 6-shagoal was very active when it came to anti-cancer stem behavior. This constituent is produced when the root is either dried or cooked, two very common uses for ginger already. But there is something very specific about 6-shagoal that makes it potentially superior to some chemotherapy treatments for cancer.

Researchers found that these cancer-destroying effects occurred at concentrations that were non-toxic to non-cancer cells. That means that this particular component of ginger only killed cancer cells, leaving the healthy cells alone. This makes it very different from conventional cancer treatments that do not display that kind of selective toxicity.

When it comes to breast cancer, 6-shagoal significantly affects the cell cycle, resulting in the increased cancer cell death. It induces programmed cell death due through the induction of autophagy. It also inhibits breast cancer spheroids (lumps) from forming. But that isn’t the only astounding thing about 6-shagoal.

This study also found, that in tests of the cancer drug Taxol, it did not show the same level of effectiveness at destroying cancer stem cells and tumors as 6-shagoal. Even when the concentrations of Taxol were increased, it was still found that 6-shagoal was 10,000 times more effectively, stopping tumors from forming, and keeping healthy cells alive.

Although more research needs to be done to show how’ modern cancer medicine’ may not be as effective as natural remedies, this is promising preliminary research.

Check out this video about how Dry Ginger affects cancer!

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CONCLUSION:  It has taken me 4+ years to figure out how to effectively boost my immune system. I now rely heavily in ginger to fight bacterial & viral infections and as a deterrent against cancer stem cells. I used to chase it with orange juice but now drink it straight – sipping it throughout the day. The improvement in how I feel is significant.

© Clarity Medicine 2021

While at the make-up counter one day, the man applying my make-up ever so adeptly, kept up an easy conversational patter during which he enlightened me regarding his gay-dom. “IF YOU THINK THAT I WANTED TO GROW UP GAY IN TEXAS, THEN YOU’RE CRAZY!”


I was shocked and just a little uncomfortable for as a ‘child of the sixties’ the prevailing thought was homosexuality was a choice. While my generation rarely discussed homosexuality, and your generation may be more accepting, there still seems to be considerable confusion about the origins of sexual orientation.


To say those who exist outside the norms of society are ostracized and ridiculed is stating the obvious. There is, however, greater tolerance when the biological or pathological origins of an anomaly are identifiable. The point is: that lack of knowledge can breed behavior that hurts those already hurting.







In The Red Queen, Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature (1993), Matt Ridley discusses possible causes for sexual variations in society:


“A man develops a preference for women because his brain develops a certain way. It develops in a certain way because testosterone produced by his genetically determined testicles alter the brain inside his mother’s womb in such a way that later, at puberty, it will react to testosterone again. Miss out on the genes for testicles, the testosterone burst in the womb, or the testosterone burst at puberty – any one of the three – and you will not be a typical man…Research in Britain, America and Germany has all confirmed that a prenatal exposure to a deficiency of testosterone increases the likelihood of a man becoming homosexual. Men with an extra X chromosome and men exposed in the womb to female hormones are likely to be gay…” (p. 264).”


“Research in Britain, America, and Germany has all confirmed that a prenatal exposure to deficiency of testosterone increases the likelihood of a man becoming homosexual. Men with an extra chromosome and men exposed in the womb to female hormones are more likely to be gay or effeminate…”


“Intriguingly, men who were conceived and born in periods of great stress, such as toward the end of World War II, are more often gay then men born at other times. (The stress hormone cortisol is made from the same progenitor as testosterone; perhaps, it uses up the raw material, leaving less to be made into testosterone.)”


“It is clear, however, that the cause of homosexuality lies in some unusual balance of hormonal influence in the womb, but not later on, a fact that supports the idea that the mentality of sexual preference is affected by prenatal sex hormones.”


Blitzkreigs over London during WWII were devastating in terms of life, death and survival – and while we are not typically faced with life threatening situations – surviving our current world may have an equally devastating impact. I think, in particular, of women who are raising children with no safety-net and having sole financial responsibility. That may not seem like WWII but the body may perceive the long term stress as commensurate to war related stress.


And we now know that stress does act on the adrenals diverting DHEA to the stress hormone CORTISOL thus compromising normal hormone function and balance (see Cortisol / Stress Model above).


While scientists have been searching for a “gay gene,” there is more information pointing to the impact of hormones during pregnancy as a factor in determining sexual outcome. In my humble opinion, the fact that we have a spectrum of sexual expressions would support the Cortisol / Stress Model.


This blog is meant to open the conversation of “WHY AM I” and support those who feel they don’t fit what has been determined “the norm.” Understanding conundums through research and education can provide answers that remove fear. Education is mandatory. Fear is optional. Hate is unconscionable.


© Clarity Medicine 2021


Many Americans experience exhaustion caused by adrenal depletion but doctors
don’t always diagnose adrenal conditions until cases become extreme.

Below is a description of stages of adrenal depletion. If you have concerns, look for a healthcare professional who is knowledgeable and suggest available options.

Stage 1 – Can’t sleep or wake up tired; and you don’t feel restored after some R&R.

Stage 2 – Thyroid/Hormone Dysfunction; more sugar, caffeine & diet soda; weight gain, depression, memory loss, reduced testosterone and estrogen, reduced libido.

Stage 3 – Autoimmune Disorders where body turns on itself causing psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, pernicious anemia, etc.

Stage 4 – Disease caused by further loss of body balance…heart disease, diabetes, cancer to name a few.

NOTE TO SELF: Are you a STRESS BALL? Take a minute to REBALANCE.





Purpose: This blog is about my experience with Stem Cell Therapy, a controversial topic for many years. It has finally evolved from experimental status to an accepted medical protocol, administered by a physician. There are several sources of “Stem Cell” being promoted covering a wide price range. Some medical groups offer insurance coverage. See below.

Reverse Aging:  I became interested in Stem Cell Therapy as I approached my 60’s and noticed that my will power no longer overcame increasing fatigue. At that time stem cell procedures were “experimental” yet I absolutely offered myself up as a guinea pig – especially after my very conservative, engineer colleague “volunteered” for a stem cell presentation for a physicians group. I recall three days later, his crippled knees were dancing a jig. Seriously, I will never forget that transformation.

Past Experience: This would be my 4th stem cell procedure. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd were completed around 2015 during the “experimental stage” in the medical community. I paid $600 per treatment. There was an interim period when physicians were subject to close scrutiny and sanctions. I could not locate a physician until recently. And it took additional research to navigate pricing without having to sell my first-born.

Stem Cell Source: I chose Stem Cells derived from Umbilical Cord for several reasons. Research supporting this option is included in graph below. This was a fairly simple procedure compared to liposuction-derived Adipose Fat stem cells or the Bone Marrow procedure where a physician inserts a needle through bone to extracts stem cells.

Cost:  Price range was between $2,200-$14,000 per treatment. Some insurance companies including Medicare now cover procedures. Due to time constraints, travel restrictions, stress and health objectives, I chose a double dose and paid $4400 from a local practitioner. And no, I am not wealthy. However, the better I feel, the easier to cope with a gyrating economy and necessary midcourse financial corrections.

Dad Takes the Plunge: I had to finally commit when, without ever mentioning it, my 91-yr old father scheduled stem cell treatment for neuropathy.  They used needles to inject stem cells into calf area. It was a pain management group that navigated the approval process for coverage under Medicare. Dad can already feel the gas and break-pedal better when he drives. God help us all.




Day 1: Just completed Stem Cell Therapy using Umbilical Cord via intravenous (IV) insertion at 10:30am. The whole procedure took about 60 minutes. I was scheduled for Friday but just couldn’t wait. The physician implemented a stem cell “push” which is a closely monitored manual insertion of product through IV, followed by an Ozone-4 “chaser” to stimulate cellular activity.

Day 2 Morning: The Nurse mentioned I might experience “flu like symptoms.” This morning I woke up slow but ready for work – just not with the usual get-go. The “above mentioned “flu like symptoms” is also referred to as a healing crisis – as body focuses on repair mode and flushes dead cells. I started to drink more water to help flush out toxins.

This feels similar to the cancer die-off I experienced 3 1/2 years ago. I will go low-key and let my body use its resources to heal. No gym today.

“The big take away this morning is zero arthritis in my lower back.”

Day 2 Evening: This is the end of day-2 and I am definitely in ‘healing crisis. This is solid progress. I was home by 6:30 – after picking up the makings for chicken soup – I am craving homemade chicken soup, of all things. It’s on the stove.

Day 3 Evening:  Now I am tired but maintaining work schedule which included a small landscaping project in the pouring rain. Jeez. Such an endeavor in my weakening mid 60’s would have resulted in pneumonia. Not so today – So, not complaining. After so many years of feeling run down and repairing from cancer and heart disease, I am thrilled with my new normal.

Reinventing Age – AKA Anti-Aging – AKA Reverse Aging



Conclusion: This was another successful Stem Cell Therapy and I am so glad “Stem Cell” is finally back on the market. My physician mentioned I might not feel a difference immediately yet results were substantive and quite immediate. There is ZERO arthritis pain in my lower back and neck and as I write this blog at the end of day 4. I can say that my energy has been steady throughout the day. / Not bad for 69.

Below, is information regarding different types of stem cell sources and effectiveness.


The Age of Stem Cells Matter

Human Stem Cell Age

Self-Renewal Estimate

Placental or Cord




40-Year Old


80-Year Old


This is important because as stem cells age, their ability to self-renew declines

rapidly. Placenta or cord stem cells can self-renew approximately 2,000,000

times; a teenage stem cell 200,000 times; a 40-yr old 1,000 times; and an 80-yr old

about 4 times.


Stem Cell Source

Proliferation Capacity

Bone Marrow


Aidpose Fat


Cord Blood


The ratio of marrow cells to stem cells as we age shows 2 things:

1.) The repair burden for each stem cell increases with age.

For example, a newborn has 1 stem cell for every 10,000 bone marrow cells.

Whereas an 80-yr old has 1 stem cell for every 2,000,000 bone marrow cells.

[There’s just not as much to go around!]


2.) We get drastically fewer stem cells from harvesting our own bone marrow

as we age.


Human Stem Cell Age

1 Month Growth

Placental or Cord


35-Year Old


65-Year Old


[This explains why my 2nd and 3rd round of Stem Cell Therapy was not as affective

in my early 60’s.]


Source: Comparative Analysis of Mesenchymal Stem Cells from Bone

Marrow, Umbilical Cord Blood, or Adipose Fat Tissue.

©Clarity Medicine 2020


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Men can be so confused when it comes to women. Perhaps, you have noticed that many men are not particularly tuned in to the complexities of the female universe. Especially when it comes to emotions which may, at times, appear somewhat unpredictable…or even chaotic.

Well, most women don’t understand why they can be topsy-turvy. So, in case you missed the ever popular “Birds and Bees Lecture” as a teenager, below is an updated hormone chart (lower left) and an Urban Princess Blinged-Out Chart with corresponding emotions (lower right).

What if this is what a guy hears throughout a monthly cycle…PARTAY! LOVE ME! DO THIS & THAT FOR ME! SEX NOW! DON’T TOUCH ME! I HATE YOU! WAH-BOO-HOO! HUG ME! CUDDLE-CUDDLE! Honestly, we can give an array of contradictory messages. And you know they are wondering: “How many women are stuffed in that one body?”

Beneficial info? Understanding the body ‘s natural rhythms creates an opportunity to leverage your strengths. Upswing? Date time or great time to make a presentation or throw a party. Downswing? During low energy…read, maybe clean, organize, research, write a business plan.

NOTE TO SELF: When it comes to mixed signals, maybe we give as good as we get.

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Ubran Princess Straight Talk Brain Fog & Butt Kickin Fatigue

Youth sees 20=30=40=50=60 in terms of having the same resources to accomplish whatever whenever. This is a falsehood of mythical proportions as there are times when no amount of positive thinking or more exercise will exorcise a problem and result in a ‘back to normal.’

So many changes happen between 35-45 and two very common experiences are brain fog and fatigue. Being able to distinguish and pinpoint cause as related to exhausted adrenals, educed hormone production, and/or thyroid issues can be hugely advantageous in terms of knowing how to fix and where to fix.

This information is important to you because some (many) physicians do not acknowledge, test or treat the above biological dysfunctions. “You’re getting older so live with it” is not that a woman juggling home, spouse, children, homework, soccer practice and dance classes work wants to hear.

Below, is a Low-Thyroid Symptom Chart for your reading pleasure. Next Blog: Sexual Performance

NOTE TO SELF: A basic understanding of ages and stages can be your best friend, girlfriend.

“Common Knowledge isn’t all that common.”
– Anonymous

Common Low-Thyroid Symptoms Compiled by
Jim Hrncir, RPh, Las Colinas Pharmacy & Wellness

  • Fatigue
  • Weight Gain
  • Hair loss- Outside Eyebrows
  • Low Basal Body Temperature
  • Cold Hands and Feet
  • Intolerance to Cold
  • Scalp Hair Loss
  • Dry Skin
  • Decreased Memory & Concentration
  • Weak or Ridged Nails
  • Puffy Eyes- Swollen Eyelids
  • Depression
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Headache
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Fluid Retention
  • Hoarseness
  • Decreased Sex Drive