What You Need to Know About Unexplained Infertility

Infertility is a confusing and painful process in and of itself. Dealing with a diagnosis of unexplained infertility can leave you with more questions than answers. Not to mention the angst and frustration that can accompany this particular medical diagnosis. Yet, there are many couples that face the unexplained infertility diagnosis as the reason preventing conception. Navigating this diagnosis and finding what next steps you should take can be tricky. There are some guidelines and options you can follow that you may lead to providing clarity. Continue reading “What You Need to Know About Unexplained Infertility”

Managing IBS Symptoms With Exercise

IBS And Exercise

It may be the absolute last thing that you want to do, but sticking to a regular exercise regimen can help you better manage your IBS symptoms. Not only does exercise help you manage your weight, decrease stress, and improve your mental outlook. It can also improve how the digestive system functions while simultaneously decreasing your IBS symptoms. Since there are different variations of IBS there is no one size fits all approach when it comes to fitness. There are specific guidelines that should be followed depending on your unique IBS symptoms. Continue reading “Managing IBS Symptoms With Exercise”

Is the Endo-Elimination Diet Right For You?

Endometriosis can be a painful condition that interferes with a person’s ability to perform their daily activities. If you have endometriosis you know exactly what I mean. From chronic pelvic pain, digestive issues, painful periods, low back pain, and inflammation. Managing endometriosis symptoms can be a struggle. Symptoms can range from mild, to moderate to severe and vary from person to person. Some prefer or need medication to help them achieve relief from their symptoms. While others seek natural, alternative methods for symptom management and pain relief. The endo-elimination diet is one of those methods that can help by focusing on the role that nutrition plays in symptom management. Let’s talk more about what the endo-elimination diet is and if this is something that is right for you to manage your endometriosis symptoms.  Continue reading “Is the Endo-Elimination Diet Right For You?”

The Effects of Endometriosis on Infertility

 


Endometriosis is a complicated condition that has a variety of side effects. In addition to the signs and symptoms that are experienced with endometriosis, many sufferers also find there are underlying conditions that they have to contend with. One such underlying condition is struggling with infertility. Today I want to share more about how endometriosis can affect fertility and what can be done to increase your fertility odds.  Continue reading “The Effects of Endometriosis on Infertility”

Exercise as Part of a Holistic Approach to Health

Holistic has become a buzz-worthy and trending word. Everything is holistic. From cosmetics, food, homes, cleaning products, facials, and now fitness. Before you roll your eyes and count me as another one of those people that hop on a trend because it’s cool or hip allow me an opportunity to redeem myself. I want to show you how and why creating a holistic approach to your fitness is integral to your overall health and well-being.

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What You Need to Know About Female Infertility

First things first, infertility can affect men and decrease their fertility odds. Infertility is not an issue that only women struggle with and face. That being said female infertility is often times an embarrassing, painful and exasperating burden that many women struggle with. From failure to conceive, miscarriages, expensive hormonal treatments, and failed insemination attempts. It can be a trying emotional and mental ordeal. When you and your spouse are actively working to conceive and are constantly facing negative pregnancy tests it’s time to enlist the help of a fertility expert. Before you schedule your first appointment there are some basic things that you should know in advance which can help you better prepare for your appointment while also helping your doctor determine the underlying cause of your infertility.  Continue reading “What You Need to Know About Female Infertility”

How to Make and Keep A New Year’s Resolution.

New Year, New You.

Nothing inspires change and turning over a new leaf the way that the beginning of a new year does. While I know there are many people that may roll their eyes and poke fun at those very much like myself that find joy in creating new year’s resolutions. I wholeheartedly believe in the power of the new year’s resolution. Many of the positive changes I’ve made in my life are courtesy of setting some pretty solid new year’s resolutions and sticking to them. Today I want to share with you my secret of how I can commit to and succeed at my new year goals and resolutions. Continue reading “How to Make and Keep A New Year’s Resolution.”

Coping with Infertility During the Holidays

Infertility and the Holidays.

I don’t have to explain how painful and embarrassing infertility is. It is estimated that approximately 10-15% of couples in the United States are affected by infertility. While in and of itself infertility is a complicated issue that leads to a mixture of emotions, financial decisions, and medical responsibilities. It is also a widely misunderstood condition. The lack of awareness and confusion surrounding what infertile couples truly go through on a daily basis also opens the door for misinformation and unsolicited advice from those that have no experience with infertility. Yet they have seemingly become infertility experts overnight and want to offer all the fertility advice or want to get up close and personal with your ovaries. Continue reading “Coping with Infertility During the Holidays”

Navigating Dietary Restrictions During the Holidays

Dietary Restrictions During the Holidays

Feelings of being isolated and left out during holiday meals. Having to explain to family members and friends why you have to be conscious of what you eat and consume. Being made to feel as though you are being excessive and overacting. Do any of these awkward situations sound familiar?  Adhering to dietary restrictions during the holiday season can be frustrating and upsetting. Unfortunately, chronic conditions and health complications do not take the holidays off. Yet despite these setbacks, you can still enjoy your favorite holiday season and feel like you are part of the festivities. Understanding how to respect your current health condition, make adjustments when needed and practicing intuitive eating principles are a few ways you can enjoy the season. Continue reading “Navigating Dietary Restrictions During the Holidays”

Tips for Holiday Travel with IBD

The Struggle

Traveling with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) can be intimidating.  Dealing with sudden urges or needing to make frequent stops to the bathroom due to irritations is the primary reason why many with IBD choose to avoid travel. Yet the holiday season has arrived and for many, that means taking trips to visit family and spread holiday cheer. I come to offer some simple solutions to your biggest traveling concerns and challenges. This way you can travel with confidence this holiday season. Continue reading “Tips for Holiday Travel with IBD”