Are You Vitamin D Deficient?

Michelle Chiafulio
October 1, 2014

Did you know that 40-60% of the U.S. population is vitamin D deficient? This is primarily due to the fact that there is only a short list of foods that contain vitamin D – including egg yolk, salmon and cod liver oil. While many people consume their Vitamin D through fortified foods like milk, this is not possible for 75% of the population that is lactose intolerant.Recent studies have discovered a connection between low vitamin D levels and an increased risk of certain types of cancers, autoimmune disease, neurologic disease, insulin resistance, …

The Little Leaks Your Mother Never Told You About: Pregnancy and the Pelvic Floor

Melissa Keras-Donaghy
January 2, 2014

By Choicesinchildbirth It’s the elephant in the room: pregnancy-induced stress incontinence (SI). Did you know that 1 in 3 new moms experience light bladder leaks for at least 5 years after giving birth? Stress incontinence refers to the accidental loss of urine during physical stress such as laughing, sneezing, or exercising. Many women experience stress incontinence during pregnancy, and the severity and duration can vary greatly. So will it happen to you? The incidence of SI is low in the …