Loss of structural support in the tissue of the vaginal canal from natural physiological changes like childbirth, menopause and ageing is referred to as Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome (VRS). This laxity in the vaginal walls causes the vagina to become wider and weakens the vaginal muscles which contribute to decreased sexual gratification and causes the development … Read more

Gluten Intolerance 101 Including Unlikely Causes, Common Symptoms and Gluten-Free Recipes

dealing with gluten intolerance

Gluten intolerance is not “just another food intolerance.” In fact, it is one of the most common genetically predisposed chronic inflammatory diseases driven by food. It is also frequently complicated by various metabolic disturbances and autoimmune processes. One of my patients, Mary, demonstrates the typical challenges people with this condition face. A 42-year-old woman dealing … Read more

Natural ways to prevent and cure Candida

If you’ve ever had a vaginal yeast infection, you’re all too familiar with the telltale symptoms that make it so miserable: itching, burning, swelling, painful urination, and an unpleasant white discharge. The majority of yeast infections result from an overgrowth of Candida albicans, a fungal organism that naturally inhabits the vagina, gastrointestinal tract, and skin … Read more