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Quarantined with an Abuser: 6 Ways to Stay Safe

This guest post on how to stay safe in quarantine with an abuser is by Sarita Hartz, who worked as a Victim Advocate Counselor at Tu Casa Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center. She and I are both currently in quarantine in one of the only places in the US to currently have a legal mandate, which is why we are …

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Is My Vaginal Discharge Normal? The Truth About Discharge and Odor

Can we talk about vaginal discharge for a minute? It’s a fact: many people are still uncomfortable talking about basic female anatomy, including the vagina. And perhaps even more taboo is the topic of vaginal discharge or heaven forbid odor.  While we’ve come a long way from the days of using Lysol or Coca-Cola as a douche, reliable, accurate information …

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Why Does Sex Hurt? 14 Causes of Pain with Sex

In a perfect world, all sex would be consensual and enjoyable, all parties involved would be in the mood at the same time, and everyone would have a great experience. As a naturopathic physician working in women’s health, I am no stranger to the question, “why does sex hurt?” And neither are a large percentage of women. Research indicates, for …

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What are the health benefits of Maca powder?

Maca is an herb that has long been used in women’s health to increase energy, boost libido, and eliminate uncomfortable symptoms like hot flashes. Adaptogens are gaining steam in the health and wellness realm, as more and more people are learning how these herbs (many of which have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years) can bring balance …

Bacterial Vaginosis Symptoms & 5 Natural Treatments

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common vaginal infection that affects women in their reproductive years. It is caused by the overgrowth of normal bacteria found in the vagina. While many women don’t have symptoms, others can experience unpleasant symptoms as well, such as unusual discharge, itching and a fishy odor.  In this article, I’ll break down exactly what BV is, …

Ashwagandha Benefits and Uses

Ashwagandha Benefits and Uses

Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that has become increasingly popular as more people learn about how herbal medicine can support their health. It has myriad possible benefits, from reducing inflammation to promoting a healthy brain. In this article we’re going to break down Ashwagandha benefits and uses. What is Ashwagandha? According to WebMD, “Ashwagandha is a plant. The root and …

Yeast Infection Natural Remedies

A vaginal yeast infection is one of the most common reasons women have abnormal discharge, burning and itching of their lady parts. In this article I’m going to help you understand what causes yeast infections, how to prevent them, and some of the best yeast infection natural remedies to bring you relief. What is a vaginal yeast infection? A vaginal …

How to Naturally Increase Your Sex Drive in 13 Ways!

Sex drive gone missing? You’re not alone. In fact, as much as 40% of women experience a low libido and disinterest in sex.  Wondering how to naturally increase your sex drive? You’re not alone there either! This blog is all about reclaiming your libido and finding balance. Your lack of desire can be rooted in low testosterone, dietary imbalance, elevated …

Human Papillomavirus & Cervical Health – 5 Tips to Heal Naturally

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection—but it can also be one of the more dangerous. In fact, we have now identified at least 13 strains of the virus that are known to cause cervical cancer. Yes, the HPV virus is seriously disrupting cervical health. Let’s talk about what is HPV, how it can affect your health, …