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Calling all postpartum moms-time to kegel

20 Jan

Calling all Postpartum Moms…Time to Kegel There has been much more talk about the fitness of the pelvic floor in the last few years and how it relates to many issues from constipation to weak abdominal muscles. Most postpartum moms have been told that it is a good idea to do pelvic floor exercises–but the question is how many do them on a consistent basis? Everyday? Here are some tips when it comes to doing the ‘kegel’ for your pelvic floor: 1. When you breathe in, relax your pelvic floor 2. When you breathe out, that is when you do the ‘elevator lift up’ movement with the perineum (or pelvic floor) 3. Aim to do between 50-100/day What has been working for me is that…

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10 Jan

An Alternative to Road Roage

An alternative to road rage There is nothing worse than taking your regular route home and all of a sudden traffic comes to a standstill. Is there an accident? New construction? Is there a lane that has been closed? All of these questions will be answered eventually, but what happens…

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6 Jan

Breech baby? There is hope!

Breech baby? There is hope! Today I was very blessed to have all pregnant woman in my office! Some very newly pregnant (4 weeks!) and others nearing the end of their pregnancy. A couple of these women had babies who were in breech position. They both intuitively knew that there…

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2 Jan

Hearty laughs and great conversation

Growing up I can distinctly recall sitting in our kitchen, the afternoon sunlight streaming in through the window as I listened to my mom’s friend share the events of her day. I would watch my mom and her laugh and drink black tea so strong it was practically syrup. This…

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24 Dec

The most important mineral for sleep

The most important mineral for sleep One of the most deficient minerals in North Americans is found in these vegetables: kale, spinach, salmon, brown rice, raspberries, chlorella. Raise your hand if your kids like and regularly eat one of these foods…. If your hands are still resting by your side,…

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17 Dec

Kids and sleep-Part deux

Kids and sleep-Part deux In my recent blog about sleep I talked about the wonder of ‘hot laundry’. For those of you who tried it and it worked, Bravo! For those who need something a little fancier, I’m with you and following up! So about 1/2 hour before sleep, after the little ones…

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