One Fish, Two Fish

By Riva Preil Forgot where you put your car keys?  Do you find yourself blaming those “pregnancy hormones” for occasional forgetfulness?  Believe it or not, it might not be the hormones talking…rather it might be your diet. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and two fatty acids present in fish oil that are highly …

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In Case You Missed Them: Great Health Resources!

In case you missed them, here are a few great resources and insights about pelvic health from the last few weeks. Sex Therapist Talli Rosenbaum on The Pelvic Messenger, Interviewed by Alexandra Milspaw, PhD, LPC On The Pelvic Messenger radio show, internationally renowned sex therapist Talli Rosenbaum spoke with healthcare educator Alexandra Milspaw about using …

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All the Pregnant Ladies

By Riva Preil Beyoncé has given a shout out to all the single ladies, and now I will do the same for all the pregnant ladies. Last week I discussed acupuncture for pregnant women, and today I will take the opportunity to discuss EXERCISE DURING PREGNANCY. The benefits of exercise during pregnancy are innumerable! Exercise …

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Pinpointing Prenatal Pelvic Pain

By Riva Preil As any expectant or previously pregnant woman can attest, the body undergoes major changes during the nine glorious months of pregnancy.  One noteworthy change involves a particular hormone called relaxin. Relaxin is a very appropriately named hormone- it’s job is to relax the pelvic ligaments to allow for widening of the pelvis. This …

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Cracking the Colon Color Code

By Riva Preil Recently, I had the opportunity to discuss the medical information that can be gleaned from one’s urine (refer to What Version is Your Urine? April 11, 2014).  Today, I have a similar opportunity to do so regarding … bowel movements!  Warning: If you are enjoying my blog while eating your lunch, or …

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The Hysterectomy and Chronic Pelvic Pain

Often because of the lack of understanding behind chronic pelvic pain, a hysterectomy is performed in hopes of eliminating said pain. The problem is that this can also to rectify the problem. In her latest blog post, "Hysterectomy for chronic pelvic pain? Ask these 7 questions first," Dr. Jen Gunter, board certified in OB/GYN and pain …

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Pelvic Pain in the Media

This coming Friday, May 9, at 5pm EST, 2pm PST, Amy will be participating in a discussion about pelvic pain in the media on The Pelvic Messenger radio show, hosted by founder Elisabeth Oas. Pelvic pain has, to say the least, been very underrepresented in media. Amy will be discussing her experience promoting pelvic pain awareness. …

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