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Fertility Strategies to Improve Egg Quality

Fertility Strategies to Improve Egg Quality

For the woman over 35 who has been told she has “old eggs,” can egg quality be improved for IVF or natural conception? In my practice, women over 40 (or even younger!) who are struggling to conceive are often told by their physicians that they have “old eggs.” What does that mean?  And, are there… Continue Reading

Physical Therapy and Nutrition: A Powerful Combination To Heal Pelvic Pain

Physical Therapy and Nutrition: A Powerful Combination To Heal Pelvic Pain

She’s been dealing with increasing pelvic pain symptoms for years. Newly married and ready to start a family, she worries about the effect that her pelvic pain will have on her relationship with her husband and whether she will even be able to get pregnant. She’s been coming to see you in your physical therapy… Continue Reading

5 Steps to Improving Your Patient Compliance

5 Steps to Improving Your Patient Compliance

My patients seem to want to get better, so why aren’t they doing their home exercises/ taking their supplements/ eating gluten free/ giving up sugar/ going to bed by 10pm? I was working as a women’s health specialist physical therapist, working with a client struggling with postpartum back pain. It was 4pm on a Tuesday.… Continue Reading

The Three Magic Pills Method: The Secret to Optimal Health for Women

The Three Magic Pills Method(TM):  The Secret to Optimal Health for Women My clients are always asking me, “What is the magic pill that I need to take to relieve my pain?”  They go from doctor to doctor, therapist to therapist, nutritionist to nutritionist, and more… to find the magic supplement, medication, surgery, or manual… Continue Reading

Ultimate Guide to Preconception & Optimizing your Fertility Part I: Detoxification

By Kamila K. Veljkovic, Integrative Women’s Health Institute At the Integrative Women’s Health Institute, we are continuously seeing clients who are seeking a more holistic approach to pregnancy, through the following article we intend to provide you, the reader, with research backed approach to preconception and optimizing your fertility through proven ways we’ve seen work… Continue Reading

Delicious Collagen Smoothies for Postpartum Moms

Delicious Collagen Smoothies for Postpartum Moms

Supporting postpartum recovery for new moms is an essential skills for all women’s health physical therapists, fitness professionals, nutritionists, and other women’s health and wellness professionals.  The postnatal year is a time when women need emotional support, practical support, and physical support. Today we’re going to discuss vital aspects of nutrition for supporting tissue recovery… Continue Reading

Being a Healer and a Woman During The Modern Healthcare Revolution

Being a Healer and a Woman During The Modern Healthcare Revolution

It is well understood that the Western Healthcare System is broken. A 2013 survey revealed that 60% of healthcare workers feel burned out in their jobs (Healthcare Traveler Newsletter, 2013). Hospital mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the United States (Hospital Safety Score, 2013). Half of all adults has a chronic healthcare… Continue Reading

Healthy Comfort Food: Italian Sausage Minestrone Soup Recipe

Healthy Comfort Food: Italian Sausage Minestrone Soup Recipe

As the weather gets colder and we are knee deep in the holiday madness (I mean excitement!), it’s helpful to have a few recipes on hand to soothe your soul, your hormones, and your digestion.  One of my favorite healthy comfort food recipes is my Italian Sausage Minestrone Soup.  It’s gluten free, dairy free, grain… Continue Reading

An Interesting Pilot Study on Diet and Exercise to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

An Interesting Pilot Study on Diet and Exercise to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

It is well known that eating healthfully and exercising can help to reduce breast cancer risk.  But, there are still many questions about what specific influences diet and exercise can have on cancer risk factors.  Researchers performed a pilot diet and exercise intervention to look at lifestyle factors on breast cancer risk markers in seven… Continue Reading

How Fermented Foods and Probiotic Supplements Can Help Women with Chronic Pelvic Pain

How Fermented Foods and Probiotic Supplements Can Help Women with Chronic Pelvic Pain

There is a growing understanding that the microbial composition of the digestive system, urogenital system, and urine of women with pelvic pain conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), interstitial cystitis (IC), and chronic yeast infections varies from those in healthy women. For example, women with IC have significantly higher percentages of Lactobacillus in their… Continue Reading