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A Sustainable Approach to Incontinence and Prolapse

Take the long view of your health because the “quick fix” often turns out not to be so quick and not to be a fix. Incontinence and prolapse surgery is a prime example of a “quick fix” that is neither. Pelvic reconstructive surgery is major surgery with high post-op recurrence rates (ranging from 5-60%), and [...]


There have been two approaches to incontinence: surgery and pessaries. Surgery is expensive and risky, while pessaries are affordable and work remarkably quickly. Which should you choose, and why?


How Exercise Impacts Stress Hormones and Blood Sugar Levels

My Twitter friend @LolaMcIntyre brought to my attention her blood  sugar goes up when she's stressed.  I tweeted her, it's "because cortisol (stress hormone) increases when stressed". She wanted to know more, the answers were too long to fit in 140 characters, so here's the post. Physical and emotional stress set off a cascade of [...]


Sustainable Weight Loss – Introduction

"Simple Math Program" Mindful Eating Long View One of the most effective ways to reduce your health care costs is to maintain a healthy weight throughout life. People who want to lose weight often try any and every "diet", lose weight, gain it back, and give up in frustration. You can become so intimidated by [...]


Sustainable Weight Loss – Part 3:
The Long View

Now you understand the "simple math" program and the three P's of mindful eating, how do we put the "sustained" into weight loss? What are the rewards for sustained weight loss? More energy Enhanced self esteem Significant health care cost savings Better wardrobe to choose from (you can stride right past that XXL rack in [...]


Sustainable Weight Loss – Part 2:
Mindful Eating

Planning Portion Control Possibilities and Parties Essential to sustainable weight loss is a sustainable eating program. This can be attained through the three P's of Mindful Eating Planning can consist of making a detailed meal plan that adheres to whichever diet you feel works for you; or you can create a list of food options [...]


Sustainable Weight Loss – Part 1:
Simple Math

"Simple Math Program" Mindful Eating Long View I realized in the post on reducing your health care costs I advised you under #4 to control your weight, but didn't give you any concrete tools to do so. So here they are in today's posts "Sustainable Weight Loss: Parts 1-4" You've tried "South Beach", the "Blood [...]


When I was a child I remember my school textbooks and public figures on television referring to the American "citizen". At some point in the 1970's or 80's I stopped hearing the word "citizen" and started hearing the American people referred to as "consumers". A "consumer" is defined* as "a person or thing that consumes"; [...]


Have you ever sneezed and felt a small amount of urine spurt out (or something worse?!) Beyond incontinence, you may be suffering from vaginal or pelvic organ prolapse. Find out what surgery can - and cannot - do.


Reduce Urine Leakage by 50% With an 8% Weight Loss

A study reported in the January 29, 2009 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) reported overweight women who reduced their body weight by 8% over a 6 month period cut the frequency of their incontinence episodes by at least half, compared to a control group who did not lose a significant amount [...]