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Gluten and Endometriosis

  Gluten and Endometriosis Is there a link between gluten and endometriosis?  Should women avoid gluten to lower their risk of endometriosis or to help to resolve the symptoms of endometriosis? Let’s look at the research… First, it’s important to consider that endometriosis has many characteristics of an autoimmune disease (Eisenberg, et al., 2012).  It is clear that endometriosis is an inflammatory disease process.  In endometriosis, the presence of endometrial…

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Hormone Balancing Spring Salads

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 vs. when do they make things worse? Adding raw vegetables is most helpful when the digestive function is improving and there is less bloating.…

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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: 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 share this as personal experience and let you look up the literature yourself for…

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Pelvic Floor Muscle Health at Home with Intimate Rose

  Jessica Drummond: Hey everybody. It's Jessica Drummond here with the Integrative Women's Health Institute, and I have a very special guest for us today, Dr. Amanda Olson. She is a Physical Therapist who specializes in pelvic pain, and she originally graduated from Pacific University in 2005 and got her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2008 from Regis University, graduating as a member of the Jesuit National Honor Society. Jessica…

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Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Holidays! The holiday season is finally among us, and it’s the perfect time to celebrate by sharing the women’s health love with your friends and family (plus, get a little something for you!) Here at IWHI we’re picky about the products we recommend. We are personally connected with each of the small businesses we support, and use the products ourselves. This year our holiday focus is on women’s immune…

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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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5 Powerful Strategies to Lift The Brain Fog

One of the most frustrating symptoms, second only to intense pain, that my patients struggle with is brain fog. I don’t have time in my life for brain fog (and neither do you!) Let me share 3 of my most powerful tools for clearing the (brain) fog! I do a lot of writing, researching, teaching and working with patients every week, in addition to cooking dinner, taking care of my…

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What Causes Acne? Get Glowing and Clean Skin From The Root

Conventional creams and pills don’t address what causes acne. Acne is a common problem for teens. Eighty-five percent of 12-24 year olds experience acne. It’s a growing problem for adult women as well. Fifteen percent of us also struggle with acne. For most women with acne, whether it’s in their teens or beyond, the conventional recommendations for treatment are either hormonal birth control pills, topical benzoyl peroxide and/ or topical…

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