Take control of your pelvic health!

Take control of your pelvic health!

What are you doing this year to ensure you look after your pelvic floor and help prevent future problems?  The pelvic floor muscles are in an awkward place – you can’t see them and they often get forgotten about! But they are a very important group of muscles and when...
How to strengthen the pelvic floor

How to strengthen the pelvic floor

Good pelvic floor muscle function is important – but how do you use these muscles? And how do you know if you are doing it correctly? How to contract the pelvic floor: You can do the exercises lying, sitting or standing. When you first start it’s easier to do...
Prostate cancer – signs, symptoms, risk factors

Prostate cancer – signs, symptoms, risk factors

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Globally more than 1.3 million men are diagnosed every year, including around 3,400 in New Zealand. Many men start to have problems with their prostate as they get older, and bladder problems are common. This is mostly...
Pelvic floor injuries during childbirth

Pelvic floor injuries during childbirth

For many women, childbirth is a wonderful experience. Everything goes well, and there are no issues. However there are number of women who experience trauma to the pelvic floor muscles, sustained during vaginal delivery. How many does this affect? We know that around...
Period Repair Manual – Lara Briden

Period Repair Manual – Lara Briden

Book review, by Stephanie Jones. I really enjoyed this informative book by experienced Naturopathic Doctor, Lara Briden. Lara runs a clinic in Sydney, Australia. She treats women with PCOS, PMS and endometriosis, women suffering from pelvic pain, and women with a...