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. …
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5 Reasons to see me for your Pap Test
As a Naturopathic Doctor who does Paps and with a major focus on Gynecological Concerns, I was so excited to read this article about Naturopathic Doctors offering pap tests!
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.…
Fertility Awareness Method
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. …
The other vaginosis: Cytolytic vaginosis case study
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?…
Vaginitis: What’s going on “down there”?
Ever felt itchy “down there”?
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!)
Updated: Cervical dysplasia case study
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.…
Cervical dysplasia case study
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. …
Kegel exercises for women
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.…
Sex as medicine
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.
Reconsider the birth control pill
I just read this great blog called Birth Control Pill Misconceptions by Shawna Darou, ND that highlights the importance of addressing the root cause behind some of the reasons women use birth control pills.
Fooled by the pill
In my practice I see a lot of women on the pill and many women who want to conceive after using the pill.…