Tag: Women's health

How to Recognize Verbal Abuse and Bullying

How to Recognize Verbal Abuse and Bullying

Most people assume that if they were being verbally abused they would know about it. After all, verbal abuse often involves yelling, put-downs, name-calling, and belittling behaviors. But there is so much more to verbal abuse than people realize. In fact, some people are verbally abused on a regular basis without even recognizing that it’s...

Should I Stop Trying to Get Pregnant Because of COVID-19?

Should I Stop Trying to Get Pregnant Because of COVID-19?

If you have been considering starting or expanding your family, the COVID-19 pandemic has likely caused you to reevaluate your plans—or at least contemplate them again in a new light. Sure, many people are joking that with so many couples quarantining at home, there is likely to be a post-pandemic baby boom, but you may...

7 Ways to Boost Your Mood With Food

7 Ways to Boost Your Mood With Food

If you sometimes indulge in sweets when stressed or upset, you know how immediately satisfying they can be. But all too often, they result in a quick blood sugar crash and irritability. Just as some foods can have a negative effect on your outlook, recent research explores whether eating certain foods can improve your mood and well-being. Here’s a...

Why Is My Period Late—Could Stress Be the Cause?

Why Is My Period Late—Could Stress Be the Cause?

We get it, living in a pandemic can really feel like the sky is falling. The last thing you need is a late period, especially if you’re not even sexually active. So what’s the culprit: Hormones? Stress? Less-than-optimal eating habits? (I’m digging through a bag of kettle chips as I write this.) To find out,...

Is Wearing Thongs Bad For Me?

Is Wearing Thongs Bad For Me?

Listen, thongs are not for everyone. For some, it’s the bane of their existence. For others, it’s an awesome, sexy pick-me-up, or maybe you simply wear these bad boys for practicality purposes. #GoodbyePantylines. But what about your health? How do thongs affect your body’s well-being, if at all? I mean, something has to be happening down there when...

This Easy Activity Is Amazing for Heart Health

This Easy Activity Is Amazing for Heart Health

If you’re looking for an easy way to improve your cardiovascular health, there’s one thing you should start doing every day. And we say it’s simple, it really will take little effort, and it’s been proven to be a great way to boost and even improve your heart health. All you have to do is a little stretching....

Is depression genetic?

Is depression genetic?

If your parent or sibling had depression, maybe you’re worried you’ll get it too. Or perhaps you’re concerned that because you had depression, you’ll pass it on to your child. Whatever the case, you may find yourself wondering: Is depression genetic? Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the US. About...

Why You Need This Mineral to Combat Coronavirus

Why You Need This Mineral to Combat Coronavirus

As the pandemic persists, efforts to support your immune system should continue to be made in order to increase your chances of staying healthy this summer—and beyond. While you likely already know that vitamin D plays a key role in promoting immunity, did you know that you need one mineral to supplement it in order to reap all of...

I love my husband but sometimes when we are having sex, I start off aroused and then lose interest. What’s wrong with me?

I love my husband but sometimes when we are having sex, I start off aroused and then lose interest. What’s wrong with me?

Many “happy couples” portrayed on social media are living with a troubling secret: little or no sexual intimacy. This, in particular, is a major hidden problem for women. And amid all of life’s demands and the white noise that comes with them, relatively few talk about it. My female clients tell me that lessened or completely lost sexual desire...

Lemon water can boost your immune system

Lemon water can boost your immune system

Lemon is a natural energizer; it hydrates and oxygenates the body so it feels revitalized and refreshed! Health benefits of lemon are due to many nourishing elements like vitamin C, vitamin B, phosphorous, proteins, and carbohydrates present in it. In Ayurvedic Medicine warm water with lemon has long been touted as a body cleanser.  When...

Should I Have a Home Birth to Avoid COVID-19?

Should I Have a Home Birth to Avoid COVID-19?

Pregnancy is often a time of high anxiety – even when there’s not a global pandemic going on. The images on the media of overflowing hospitals and conflicting articles bombarding your social media feeds make it hard to tease out the facts from opinion. I know that many of my patients are petrified by the idea of contracting...

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