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Chew on This: Diet and Your Pelvic Floor

In Female Pelvic Pain, Low-Tone Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Male Pelvic Pain by pelv_admin2 Comments

When I was younger, the phrase “You are what you eat,” totally confused me. Doughnuts are so delicious and sweet, therefore if I eat a half dozen of glazed old fashioned doesn’t that mean that I would also be sweet and highly desirable? Obviously, I now know that my logic as a kid was inaccurate, otherwise I would still be …

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Dairy and Pelvic Pain

In Female Pelvic Pain, Male Pelvic Pain by Stephanie Prendergast1 Comment

By guest blogger Jordan Hoffman  Stephanie here: In the late summer and early fall of last year I began experiencing increasingly painful periods. I was bleeding very heavily, taking up to 12 Advil per day without relief, and was very concerned about what was happening in my reproductive tract. Our LA clinic opened in May and therefore I didn’t have a …

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Pelvic Floor-Friendly Exercise, Diet Advice for the New Year

In Female Pelvic Pain, Male Pelvic Pain by Stephanie Prendergast14 Comments

Like so many of you, my new year’s resolutions include exercising more and eating healthy. As I embarked on my plan for doing both, I got to wondering where my pelvic floor health fell into the mix. “Shouldn’t my exercise plan take my pelvic floor issues into consideration?” I wondered. I certainly didn’t want to start a fitness routine that would …

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Should I go Gluten Free?

In Female Pelvic Pain, Male Pelvic Pain by Stephanie PrendergastLeave a Comment

By Guest Blogger Marie Feldman The gluten-free (GF) diet is a hot topic these days. Some embrace it as one of the hot new fad diets to lose weight or to follow in the footsteps of popular celebrities. But for others, namely those with Celiac disease (a condition that affects about 1% of Americans), it’s an absolute medical necessity and …

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Pelvic Pain in the News

In Female Pelvic Pain, Male Pelvic Pain by Stephanie and Liz Prendergast and Rummer1 Comment

Every couple of months, we plan to bring you a roundup of the coverage of pelvic pain in the news. Today’s post, our first roundup, contains a slew of interesting topics from the need for a greater understanding of the clitoris/brain connection to surprising news about male pelvic pain and IC to research-backed advice on pelvic floor-friendly bike riding.   …