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The Postpartum Dilemma and How to Navigate It

In many respects, there is a lot of beauty in the postpartum period. A new life is introduced to this world, your heart opens up like you never knew it could and all of a sudden, you have a bigger purpose. But there is… Continue Reading “The Postpartum Dilemma and How to Navigate It”

Pain and COVID-19: Why Some Are Thriving and Some Are Suffering

COVID-19 has changed life as we know it. For some, these changes have been positive and for others, detrimental. But how does this related to an individual’s experience of pain? It all has to do with what these changes have done to each person’s… Continue Reading “Pain and COVID-19: Why Some Are Thriving and Some Are Suffering”

Mama Care

The first step toward change is recognizing that there is a problem and I believe we are there when it comes to peripartum care in the United States. Research is showing that as a first world country, the US is falling short, especially when… Continue Reading “Mama Care”

Endocrine Disruptors: The Invisible Cause to Internal Chaos

What is an Endocrine Disruptor? Let’s first define what endocrine means. Endocrine is the body’s system of hormones (chemical messengers that are both produced and used throughout the whole body). An endocrine disruptor (also known as endocrine disrupting compound, EDC, or hormone disruptor), is… Continue Reading “Endocrine Disruptors: The Invisible Cause to Internal Chaos”

Why Everyone Should Get to Know Their Pelvic Floor

There is a common misconception that the pelvic floor is only relevant for women who have had kids. I’m here to tell you this is bonkers. Sure, having a child tends to lend to more obvious pelvic floor dysfunction, but there are many signs… Continue Reading “Why Everyone Should Get to Know Their Pelvic Floor”

The Pillars of Health

Most of us want to be healthy or know we should be. But what is health and how is it measured? When do we know that we have achieved it and how can we achieve something that we haven’t yet defined? We can’t. My… Continue Reading “The Pillars of Health”

Spinal Stability

The intricacies of spinal stability can get complicated but the big picture is pretty simple. It can be summed up in a few sentences: a stable spine is required for strength and proper function of our limbs or whole body for that matter. The… Continue Reading “Spinal Stability”

The Diaphragm – More Than Just a Muscle

“There is arguably no other muscle in the human body that is so central literally and figuratively to our physical, biochemical and emotional health as the diaphragm. From its obvious role in respiration to its less obvious roles in postural stability, spinal decompression, fluid… Continue Reading “The Diaphragm – More Than Just a Muscle”

Coronavirus Coping – A Health and Happiness Guide

Oh man. Strange times. In some respects, that’s all that needs to be said. We are all on information overload with everything related to COVID-19 these days. The numbers and rates, the precautions, the closures, the predictions and survival guides. So why produce more… Continue Reading “Coronavirus Coping – A Health and Happiness Guide”

What is Functional Medicine?

“Functional Medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual’s illness.” – http://www.ifm.org In non-scientific terms, functional medicine is the practice of figuring out the… Continue Reading “What is Functional Medicine?”

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