Back pain

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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Postpartum Care is Undervalued and Underserved, How You Can Help

Just under 4 million babies are born in the United States each year (1), approximately 700,000 in the UK (2), and over 300,000 in Australia (3).  In total, 130 million babies are born in the world every year! (4) After having a baby, the healthcare focus generally shifts from the pregnant woman to the baby.  Immediately the focus is on infant health, feeding, and sleeping habits. Often maternal recovery is…

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Healthy Fats for Female Athletes

Over the last few decades there has been a lot of confusion about how much fat female athletes should eat and what types of fat are healthy.  When it comes to dietary fat recommendations for female athletes, there is a lot of good data that demonstrates the cardiovascular and performance benefits of eating the "right size" amount of healthy fat - not too much and not too little.  Additionally, the…

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Are You Suffering from Compassion Fatigue or Burnout?

Are You Suffering from Compassion Fatigue or Burnout? I want to share with you The 5 Root Causes of Women’s Health Professional Burnout. But first, let me tell you a little story… It was January of 2007.  I had just started a new job working as an inpatient physical therapist.  My expertise was in women’s and pelvic health.  But, the position was an interesting combination of inpatient women’s oncology, high…

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What Does It Mean When Your Pelvis Hurts?

What does it mean when your pelvis hurts? Pelvic pain is pain in the muscles, joints, nerves, or organs of the pelvis.  It can be vague pain that is difficult to isolate to any particular organ, muscle, nerve or joint, or it can be related to a number of more specific diagnoses. Pelvic Pain Diagnoses and Symptoms In 80% of all cases of pelvic pain, endometriosis is at least part…

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THE Chicken Soup for Women Recovering from Birth or Surgery

Recovery from birth or surgery both require similar care for the soft tissue to regain it's strength.  Collagen is important for healing from surgical incisions, C-section incisions, and episiotomies or tears.  Collagen is also essential for maintaining bone density post-menopausally (Shan, 2006), and though it has not been studied, likely in the childbearing years as well when women can suffer from transient osteopenia or osteoporosis.  Even if a woman has…

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Back Pain | Integrative Pelvic Health Institute

How to Prevent and Relieve Back Pain: Guest Post from Dr. Joe Tatta

As clinicians we often think about how to treat a diagnosis.  But, as we shift to thinking of our patients as clients and empowering them to take more responsibility for their health, we shift to thinking about how to help them build resilience in their physiologic systems, lifestyles, and emotional-spiritual lives. My friend and colleague, Dr. Joe Tatta, DPT, has just released a new program to help those who struggle…

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Our Favorite Pumpkin Smoothie

Embracing Pumpkin Spice Season I have perfected the most delicious and warming winter smoothie!  It is so good. I have been eating this almost every afternoon for a delicious after school snack. This smoothie is perfect for giving your child (and yourself!) a warming, hormone balancing boost after school. The pumpkin is a slow burning, high energy carbohydrate, the coconut milk supplies healthy fats that maturing hormones need, the hemp…

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