Proactive Pelvic Health

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...

Understanding Diastasis Rectus Abdominus (DRA)

The female body undergoes dramatic changes during pregnancy as hormones relax the ligamentous structures of the pelvis and most noticeably the tissues of our stomach stretch to accommodate a child growing inside of us. A common concern for many new mothers has been dubbed the...

Kegel Exercises for Men

In my last blog post from August 2016 titled "Men Have Pelvic Floors Too?",  we learned that YES, men do have pelvic floors, and YES, men can have pelvic dysfunction leading to urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and pelvic pain. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer...

Breathing and the Pelvic Floor

When was the last time you thought about the way you breathe? Did you know that it can influence the health of your pelvic floor and overall health? It might be difficult to understand the link between breathing and its effects on your health when...

Learn how to track your menstrual cycle (+/- an App)

  Pelvic Pain and the Menstrual Cycle When most women think about charting their menstrual cycle the first thing that comes to mind is fertility or contraception, but charting can also be an important way to connect a woman to her body. When a woman begins to...

Posture and the Pelvic Floor

Can Posture Influence Your Pelvic Floor Muscle Function? A general trend that I hear with a lot of my clients entails the following repetitive weekday cycle: long meetings at the office, hours behind the desk working on the computer, long commutes home whether in cars or...

A Mindful Approach to Pain and Stress

In 1979, Jon Kabat-Zinn, an MIT-trained scientist, started teaching mindfulness to people suffering from chronic pain, stress and illness. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), is now used in hospitals and clinics worldwide. Jon Kabat-Zinn defined mindfulness, as being present in the moment, with non judgmental awareness....



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