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With Thanksgiving around the corner and the rest of the holiday season not too far behind, gratitude seems an obvious topic to come to mind. You may think of gratitude as a simple gesture of expressing thanks. But really, gratitude blossoms far beyond this gesture, starting within and extending out to connect us with other humans and the world around us.
“In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health cannot exist.” As the philosopher Cicero implies, your mind is inextricable from your body in your overall health and well-being. Your body and mind work together seamlessly; your physical health connecting to your mental health, and your mental health connecting to your physical health.
It’s time to get personal about a very important but little-talked-about area of your health: your pelvic floor. The pelvic floor is a part of the body that many women have heard of but aren’t sure where it is or how to find it — or why it’s critical to many bodily functions. If your pelvic floor isn’t functioning optimally (and for most women over 50 and some over 20, it’s not), it can lead to issues.
Most women have experienced how the menstrual cycle affects day-to-day functioning, from emotional and energy fluctuations to pesky PMS symptoms like cramps and cravings. While PMS is certainly a time where you may experience the most symptoms, it’s not the only point in your cycle where your body is experiencing changes. Your hormones fluctuate throughout your entire cycle in phases and influence how you feel from week to week as the month goes by.
What’s the secret to a happy, healthy pregnancy? Dr. Emily Guilfoy, chiropractor and acupuncturist at PALM Health, gives her top 10 tips to keep your body and baby in great shape throughout your pregnancy.