Women’s Health

How to Eliminate Water Retention before your Period

2019-06-05T14:19:03-05:00

How awful does it feel to be bloated, swollen, puffy, and uncomfortable 1-2 weeks per month? A lot of women describe feeling this way at some point before their period comes; one source quoting over 50% of PMS sufferers1. Water retention can affect the face, hands, lower legs, and abdomen. Some women even notice that [...]

How to Eliminate Water Retention before your Period2019-06-05T14:19:03-05:00

5 Proven ways to Promote a Smooth, Natural Labour

2019-06-05T14:20:24-05:00

Did you know that you can potentially influence the type of labor you experience? Many women are opting to try as many natural avenues as possible, to have a birth experience that they can actually enjoy, and look back on with fond memories. This doesn’t mean trying to control the experience; but rather preparing the [...]

5 Proven ways to Promote a Smooth, Natural Labour2019-06-05T14:20:24-05:00

Homeopathy for a Natural Pregnancy

2019-06-05T14:22:33-05:00

A GENTLE AND SUPPORTIVE OPTION DURING PREGNANCY Homeopathic remedies provide a gentle and supportive option to women during pregnancy, labor and postpartum. From heartburn to post-partum depression, having a home kit can be very helpful during these times. These are very common, inexpensive, and universal remedies to have on hand. PREGNANCY Heart burn and nausea [...]

Homeopathy for a Natural Pregnancy2019-06-05T14:22:33-05:00

5 Awesome Herbs to take During Pregnancy

2019-06-05T14:25:42-05:00

Herbs are a wonderful and nourishing addition throughout a woman’s pregnancy. On top of a clean and nutritious diet, herbs can be used to provide a therapeutic effect; they provide more absorbable vitamins, minerals and antioxidants than taking supplemental isolated vitamins and minerals.1Pregnant women not only need more vitamins and minerals during pregnancy due to [...]

5 Awesome Herbs to take During Pregnancy2019-06-05T14:25:42-05:00

Foundations of Fertility part 3: Hypothyroidism

2019-06-05T15:51:41-05:00

  The thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system, and is responsible for how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins, and responds to other hormones. Thyroid hormones affect how fast or slow your brain, heart, muscles, liver, and other organs work. It is very important this gland is working optimally for a timely [...]

Foundations of Fertility part 3: Hypothyroidism2019-06-05T15:51:41-05:00

Fertility for the Advancing Woman

2019-06-05T15:53:13-05:00

Check out my latest blog post on the NaturalPath website. "Many women are delaying having kids due to “career priorities, advanced education, control over fertility, financial concerns, late and second marriages, and infertility”.1 Often, women start to feel pressure from medical professionals, family, and friends, telling them that it’s all downhill for fertility from 35 and [...]

Fertility for the Advancing Woman2019-06-05T15:53:13-05:00

Foundations of Fertility Part 2: Blood Sugar Regulation

2019-06-05T15:57:19-05:00

Maintaining a tightly controlled insulin and blood sugar relationship is crucial for conception. This means ensuring the pancreas does not produce too much insulin in response to your meal. You may have a problem with blood sugar balance and insulin resistance if you have trouble with weight loss, have been diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovarian [...]

Foundations of Fertility Part 2: Blood Sugar Regulation2019-06-05T15:57:19-05:00

DIY Seed “Bread”

2019-06-05T15:58:20-05:00

Processed bread has so many ingredients in it these days. There are breads that are yeast free, gluten-free, sugar-free, you name it, but often they have 10 other ingredients to make up for it. The natural breads which contain only grain and yeast can be found at health food stores like the peanut mill, and [...]

DIY Seed “Bread”2019-06-05T15:58:20-05:00

Foundations of Fertility Part 1: Stress Management

2019-06-05T16:31:26-05:00

Dr. Donata Girolamo, N.D. explains in this 5-part series how to build a strong foundation to improve conception rates, labour experiences, and have a healthy baby. Stress is commonly overlooked and not considered as an obstacle to natural conception. I’ve chosen to write about it as part 1 of Foundations of Fertility, because stress is [...]

Foundations of Fertility Part 1: Stress Management2019-06-05T16:31:26-05:00

Endometriosis: “I love being a woman and I know where I belong”*

2019-06-05T16:32:50-05:00

March is Endometriosis month. Endometriosis is a condition resulting from the appearance of endometrial tissue outside the uterus which causes pelvic pain. Some causes may  be: Altered immune function Exposure to environmental chemicals that mimic estrogen, like dioxin Increased free radicals (oxidative stress) Retrograde bleeding Qi and blood stagnation (Chinese medicine) Risk Factors: Estrogen dominance [...]

Endometriosis: “I love being a woman and I know where I belong”*2019-06-05T16:32:50-05:00