A couple of months ago I wrote the article 5 Reasons to see me for your Pap Test and planned to write this article answering your HPV questions as a follow-up but as time passed it kept being put on the backburner. …
Then an interesting follow-up article appeared! Don’t let the click-baity headline fool you, this second article went into more detail as to why you might opt to do this test with a Naturopathic Doctor when it is fully covered by public health care.…
Trying to get pregnant?
Or, looking for natural (non-hormonal) birth control?
Empower yourself with the Fertility Awareness Method!
What is the Fertility Awareness Method?
The Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) is a natural practice for determining when a woman is most fertile. …
Do you know BV?
Many women have heard of bacterial vaginosis (aka BV), which is a condition in which the Lactobacilli bacteria normally present in the vaginal canal are depleted and other bacteria overgrow, causing abnormal vaginal discharge.
But, did you know that there is another type of vaginosis that can cause abnormal discharge and other symptoms of vaginitis?…
Or had some “weird” discharge?
Most of us have had some of these symptoms at some point or another, right?
In my practice, I have a special interest in women’s health, including naturopathic gynecology, so I see A LOT of female patients who want help with symptoms like:
- Burning (oh the burning!)
- Chronic discharge
- “Funky” smelling discharge
Today I’m going to break down the most common reasons for vaginitis, aka vaginal discomfort and vaginal discharge.…
Cervical dysplasia resolved in less than 2 years
This is an updated version of a previous article describing a case of cervical dysplasia that was successfully treated with naturopathic medicine. I’ve made a few corrections and added the most recent information on this patient’s progress and outcome.…
Because I have a special interest in women’s health, including naturopathic gynecology, I see a lot of female patients looking for natural treatments for cervical dysplasia (which is most frequently caused by HPV infection).
In many cases conventional treatment can be invasive, ineffective, or can put patients at risk for future complications. …
Today’s guest post is from Crystal Chanderbhan, ND.
A Guide to Pelvic Floor Exercises
Pelvic floor exercises, sometimes known as “Kegels” can be performed to improve your overall health. These exercises strengthen the muscles of your pelvic floor and can be performed for childbirth preparation, control involuntary loss of urine and improve your sex life.…
Today’s guest post is from Shelly Reitkop, ND.
How many people think about the benefits of sex before they jump into the sack? Chances are, you don’t. Believe it or not, sex does more than just satisfy; it boosts your immune system, facilitates weight loss and even protects against cancer.
I just read a great blog called Effexor Babies by Tracy Malone, ND.
She shares her own experiences with patients and a link to this article on the CBC website that highlights the potential adverse effects of taking antidepressants during pregnancy.…