Author:Dr. Alexsia Priolo

How to Choose the Right Sunscreen for you and your Family

It's that time of year where you're likely donning lighter clothes , spending time outside, and filling up on vitamin D. Therefore, finding a sunscreen that works for you is incredibly important because it's one of the necessary ingredients to protect your skin. Here's what you...

Endometriosis and Your Gut

Your gut is more than just the organs in your belly. It contains your microbiome, which is an assortment of bacteria, viruses and yeast that live and are native to your gut. The gut also houses the majority of your immune system, and this is...

Do you have PCOS?

Between 8-13% of women live with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This is a complex condition involving reproductive, metabolic and psychological features. PCOS is considered a syndrome, because it doesn't always present the same among all individuals - there are multiple types. In fact, in order to be...

Now offering PAP Testing with Dr. Alexsia

Are you getting your pap exam done every 3 years?  Dr. Alexsia is now offering them in the clinic! Pap tests are used to determine if abnormal cells are present in the cervix, an area where cervical cancer would develop. Anyone with a cervix should begin...

Understanding Stress, Cortisol and Pelvic Pain

Research is indicating that there is a relationship between cortisol and the pelvic floor. To best understand this relationship, we must first understand stress and the body's response to it. When the body encounters a stressor, the stressor acts as a threat to its stability....

Labour Preparation Acupuncture

Acupuncture is becoming an incredibly common and safe way to prepare for and bring about labour, as it may help to shorten labour time and decrease the need for medical intervention. It can be used in two ways: first to prepare the cervix and pelvis...

Understanding Your Menstrual Cycle

I like to think of the menstrual cycle as the fifth vital sign. For women and people who menstruate, the menstrual cycle can actually tell you a lot about your health. The last time many women truly learned about their cycle was in the sixth...



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