New post about hysterectomy recovery symptoms

I just wanted to let you all know that The Hysterectomy Association recently published a post I wrote: Healing fully after a hysterectomy. For those of you who have been following along for a while, none of the symptoms I talk about will surprise you. But, of course, it can be nice to see the … Continue reading …

I’ve been interviewed . . .

abdominal health

In the last few weeks, I’ve been interviewed on a few different podcasts about abdominal issues. I had the chance to talk to the hosts about recovering from abdominal adhesions, cesarean scars, and more. Here they are in case you want to take a listen! Wise Health for Women Radio with Linda Kreter The Female … Continue reading …

Wow! Science is finally catching up!

belly massage

This is hands-down the best reportage on fascia I’ve ever read: “Everywhere in your body is tissue called fascia. Scientists are unlocking its secrets.“ For any of you who are part of one of my programs (or have been following me a while), you’ll know I talk quite a bit about the layers of the … Continue reading …

Learn about integrative pelvic care with Jen Owen, NP

holistic pelvic care with jen owen

Jen Owen is a Nurse Pracitioner in Portland, OR with over 26 years of unique knowledge in health care. She specializes in integrative/functional medicine, herbal medicine, pelvic care, and mind-body awareness. It was such a pleasure to get to get to interview her about internal pelvic care and more! We spent the first half of … Continue reading …

I feel like this has been 10 years in the making . . .

short video

I think it’s taken me most of the last decade to get good at talking about the power of the hands-on work to help with abdominal distress.  I’m feeling more clear than ever and wanted to make a little “outreach” video.  It’s very short and focuses on post-surgical adhesions since that what I see and hear … Continue reading …

Adhesions and Daily Life #3 – Bowel Obstructions and Pain Flares

Bowel Obstructions and Pain Flares

Transcript of Video: We are continuing our series on abdominal adhesions in daily life.  This is for those who are prone to bowel obstructions or flares of pain or discomfort in their belly.  We’re looking closely at when to use this technique, as well as what, exactly, the technique is. The simple technique I show … Continue reading …

Part 3: Digestive Changes and Why Constipation Happens

abdominal health

What causes constipation in the first place? There are a couple of ways of looking at this. There can be diet and gut balance problems that trigger constipation and turn it into a chronic problem.  By this I mean things like: Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Crohn’s Disease, Celiac Disease, IBS, etc. Other inflammatory bowel … Continue reading …

Resolving Abdominal Pain and Distress with Arvigo Techniques

arvigo abdominal techniques interview

I had the total pleasure of interviewing Diane MacDonald (in Antrim, NH) for the practitioner outreach project I’ve been doing.  In addition to Diane’s private practice and clinic that she runs with her husband, she is the director of all of the training workshops for the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy. As many of you know, the … Continue reading …

Feeling nauseus, weak, painful? It could be your Ileocecal Valve.

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Today we’re diving a bit deeper into the stomach, intestines, and the ileocecal valve.  So often “random” symptoms of nausea, weakness or pain are really the result of very common and very “fixable” malfunctions in the gut. In short, our digestive tracts have numerous valves that keep intestinal material moving in the correct direction.  That way, you … Continue reading …