Jena Covello, our forthright host of Nateurious and founder of results-driven green beauty company, Agent Nateur, divulges when she was first diagnosed with endometriosis at 23, the slew of surgeries she endured, and the extensive complications that wreaked havoc on her body. But Jena wanted to stop being a victim to the pain she suffered and take healing into her own hands.
In her debut episode of Nateurious, Jena recalls her upbringing, the woman—namely Madonna—who inspired her to be fiercely independent, how her political views have changed over the last 10 years due to corporate lobbying with big agriculture and big pharma, how she has healed endometriosis and adenomyosis and why digging for the truth is always top of mind.
Nateurious Episode 1 Jargon:
Endometriosis: With endometriosis, the tissue can be found on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, or the intestines. The most common symptoms are extreme pain, heavy bleeding and menstrual irregularities.
Adenomyosis: Similar to endometriosis, but the tissue invades the muscle of the uterus. The standard protocol is hysterectomy.
Bodywork: Bodywork is a collective term that refers to alternative medical practices involving hands-on manipulation of the body. Bodywork techniques range from myofascial release, massage therapy, deep tissue manipulation, to yoga. Therapeutic goals of bodywork for the treatment of chronic pain include relaxation, loosening the fascia, stimulated blood circulation, increased endorphin levels, reduced muscular tension, and anxiety.
Hysterectomy: A hysterectomy is a surgery to remove a woman's uterus or womb. The uterus is the place where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. After a hysterectomy, you no longer have menstrual periods and can't become pregnant.
Holistic Doctor: A form of healing that considers the whole person—body, mind, spirit, and emotions. A holistic doctor may use all forms of health care, from conventional medication to alternative therapies, to treat a patient.