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The Role of Rehabilitation Medicine in Chronic Pelvic Pain

It was my honor to interview Dr. Allyson Shrikhande, MD, founder of Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine about the role of rehabilitation medicine in chronic pelvic pain. Rehabilitation medicine includes the tools of pain and nervous system modulation medications, specific injections to improve local pain in the pelvis, including pelvic nerve pain, and management and referrals for integrative healing. At Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine, the physicians are on the cutting edge of pain…

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Histamine-Intolerance

Histamine Intolerance, Autoimmunity, and Endometriosis

Histamine is essential to a variety of physiologic functions, and it is a versatile biologic amine involved in fine-tuning the balance between immunity and tolerance. Immunity is the ability to fight infection or clear abnormal cells Tolerance is the ability of the immune system to tolerate “outsider molecules” like foods, dust, environmental chemicals, etc. Histamines affect dendritic cells (cells that boost the immune responses by showing antigens on their surfaces…

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anticancer soup

It’s Anti-Cancer Soup Time!

People with pelvic pain conditions, including endometriosis, are at an increased risk of some types of cancer. Other common cancer risk factors: Inflammation Having a history of some viral infections, including HPV History of smoking Family history of cancer Chronic stress Drinking alcohol While cancer risk factors are common, let’s focus on the good news.  You have the power to create an environment within your body, within your cells, where…

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Xenoestrogens and Breast Cancer

Xenoestrogen Exposure is a Clear Risk Factor for Breast Cancer and Others For our clients and patients with exposure to xenoestrogens, the first step is to reduce the exposures, lowering their overall toxic load, and in turn reducing the risk for breast cancer. Everyone is exposed to some level of xenoestrogens; it’s impossible to completely avoid them. Thus, it’s important to emphasize the benefit of small, consistent reductions of exposure,…

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Hormone Balancing Spring Salads

Hormone imbalance is a frustrating issue to deal with for many people, which is why I love to recommend hormone-balancing recipes, like this one! For women with endometriosis, interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome, bloating, and other hormone issues, salad can be tricky. On the one hand... "Salad is healthy, right?" On the other hand..."Salad makes me bloated!" is a common refrain in my practice. When do raw vegetables help…

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My Long Covid Recovery: Perspectives from a Nutritionist and Physical Therapist

My Long Covid Recovery: Perspectives from a Nutritionist and Physical Therapist As an introduction to this article, I would like to share a few details about how I decided to write this post about long-covid recovery: Normally when sharing something like this with my colleagues of clinical relevance, I would cite as much literature as possible to explain my decision-making process. While I may add this later, I decided to…

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Life With Endometriosis: Interview with Margaret Kalms

Enjoy this interview with Margaret Kalms, author of Life With Endometriosis   Margaret Kalms created her art and a book of her art to raise awareness of the daily impact of endometriosis through her imagery and conversations with women with endometriosis. Tune in to hear the story of the creation of her Margaret's new book, Life With Endometriosis. Interview Transcript: Jessica Drummond: All right, hi there, everyone. It's Jessica Drummond…

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Alumni Spotlight: Michelle Weber Brings Women’s Health Coaching and Fitness to Women with Prolapse and More

How Can I Market My Services as a Health Coach AND a (fitness professional, massage therapist, physical therapist, nutritionist, physician, and more...)? We're often asked by our Women's Health Coach students and potential students... "I love health coaching, but how can I combine it with (fitness, yoga, nutrition, physical therapy, medicine, and more...)?" Michelle Weber shows us how to be a multi-passionate women's health expert and practitioner and grow a…

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Healthy Travel Guide for Healthcare Practice Owners

When you're building a successful niche coaching practice, you'll often have to travel to learn, network, and share your wisdom on stages. This kind of travel is different from vacation. You need to be on, brain focused, and energized. How do I stay sharp while traveling for business? One of our most popular IWHI Live topics was my healthy travel tips. These are the tips I have used to travel…

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Celery Juice – Does It Live Up to The Hype?

Celery juice, the hottest new instagram trend for solving all of your health problems, is probably ridiculous, right? That's what I thought, until I looked at the published literature on the specific health benefits of celery. Let's consider why some people are actually experiencing symptom reduction when starting their day with celery juice... Benefits of Celery Juice and Eating Celery 1. Celery juice has significant antioxidant effect: Celery root water…

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