Author:Dr. Alexsia Priolo

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...

Get to know Dr. Alexsia Priolo, ND

Hello, I'm Dr. Alexsia the resident Naturopathic Doctor here at Proactive Pelvic Health Centre! I'm incredibly passionate about women's and children's health. I truly believe that a healthy mom means a healthy baby. I am both a graduate of York University and the Canadian College...

Treating Endometriosis from a Dietary Perspective

Endometriosis, commonly mistaken as "just PMS" is an incredibly painful condition, affects 5-10% women of reproductive age (1). It occurs when endometrial tissue that usually lines the uterus, is found outside of it. The most common three symptoms associated with endometriosis are: painful periods, pain or...



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