Alyssa Tait

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An Interview with Alyssa Tait – Adhesions, Chronic Pain, and the Nervous System

2019-07-10T12:38:34+00:00

It's not often someone gives me the floor for 45 minutes to talk about the web of connections linking adhesions, pain, visceral manipulation, the gut and the nervous system... Stephen Anderson's questions were so thought-provoking, I just kept talking! Here's the interview: Alyssa Tait on Pelvic Pain, Adhesions, and SIBO This interview will either [...]

An Interview with Alyssa Tait – Adhesions, Chronic Pain, and the Nervous System2019-07-10T12:38:34+00:00

Avoiding Muscle Soreness of Olympic Proportions

2019-07-10T15:37:42+00:00

Inspiring watching the best athletes in the world, isn’t it? It makes you participate in your chosen physical pursuit with just that bit more enthusiasm…until you wake up the next morning and every movement is agony, and you realise you overdid it. You’ve got DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). No way. Of course you [...]

Avoiding Muscle Soreness of Olympic Proportions2019-07-10T15:37:42+00:00

Hidden Infection: When Your UTI Isn’t A UTI

2019-07-10T12:06:37+00:00

When is a urinary tract infection (UTI) not a UTI and when is it? It’s harder to be sure when the tests for infection are fraught with such shortcomings. Make sure you've read my blog posts on why dipsticks are so unreliable and the difficulty with urine cultures. Mysterious urethral pain that feels like [...]

Hidden Infection: When Your UTI Isn’t A UTI2019-07-10T12:06:37+00:00

Gut Memories: A Cause of Pelvic Pain and IBS

2017-09-26T16:14:34+00:00

Chronic pain in the pelvis and abdomen is a huge mystery that may have a lot to do with gut memories. Depending on what specialist you see, and what tests are done, it might be given the name “chronic pelvic pain”, “irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)”, “painful bladder syndrome” or “functional abdominal pain”, to name [...]

Gut Memories: A Cause of Pelvic Pain and IBS2017-09-26T16:14:34+00:00

Calcium in the Vegan Diet: The Vegan Calci-culator

2019-06-14T14:02:38+00:00

Vegan and so you don’t eat dairy? Is this cause for calcium hysteria? Absolutely not. Eating a variety of plant foods that are a rich source of calcium is a perfectly acceptable way to meet your needs! You’ve probably seen lists of vegetable calcium sources before. While these lists are helpful, it can sometimes [...]

Calcium in the Vegan Diet: The Vegan Calci-culator2019-06-14T14:02:38+00:00

The Alien Concept of Vaginal Dilators Part 2

2017-09-26T16:19:31+00:00

How to Get Used to the Idea of Vaginal Dilators Last post I talked about the concept of vaginal dilators. Dilators are often a secret to success in resolving vaginismus and painful sex. (Not everyone, though - so check that your health professional knows what they're doing if they suggest it for you.) I [...]

The Alien Concept of Vaginal Dilators Part 22017-09-26T16:19:31+00:00

Best Ways to Help A Tampon Go In Step 7

2019-07-10T15:11:26+00:00

Use Your Finger The idea of putting your finger inside the vagina may not be very appealing. Maybe even worse than a tampon. But before you skip this blog post in disgust, just hear me out. You've been having trouble putting in a tampon, despite getting familiar with the landscape down there, trying different [...]

Best Ways to Help A Tampon Go In Step 72019-07-10T15:11:26+00:00

Unlucky Top 13: 13 Habits You Can Turn Around to Avoid Chemicals Affecting Your Family

2017-09-26T16:23:38+00:00

There’s been a lot written about the dangers of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) – that is, chemicals that mess up the finely-tuned orchestra that is our hormonal system. In short, they have been linked to infertility, endometriosis, thyroid dysfunction, obesity and much more. For the purpose of this post, I am assuming you know about [...]

Unlucky Top 13: 13 Habits You Can Turn Around to Avoid Chemicals Affecting Your Family2017-09-26T16:23:38+00:00