Why is this gynecologist writing about the environment? Because if we aren’t careful, a healthy vagina will be the least of our worries
“I went to an Indian wedding…they smeared yellow paste on the bride…” The Health Benefits of Turmeric
One of my favorite traditions in a Hindu wedding is when we get to smear our betrothed family member with this yellow paste “haldi (turmeric)”. During a recent wedding, it was fun and lighthearted, and one of the few times my older male cousins and brother couldn’t retaliate. […]
This article is inspired by the age old question that I believe any patient waiting in their physician’s waiting room has asked before. “What the heck is taking so long? If I can show up on time, why can’t my doctor?” I hear you. It is very frustrating. […]
Vaccinations! This article is about vaccinations (I’m from Chicago so getting shot is a sensitive subject). We all get our Flu shots every year in my household. I was infected by the actual Flu virus once in college and I truly thought I was dying. I literally thought […]
See the list of ingredients you should avoid within beauty (and baby) products that are linked to cancer.
Many women are afraid of the idea of having an IUD, but it’s actually a great form of birth control. Here’s what you should actually know about IUD.
Parenthood is a gift. I have encountered enough infertility and devastating pregnancy outcomes to know that. I am so blessed and am grateful for my children every day, and I don’t take them for granted. But, I will “serious voice” them in a minute if they loose their […]
Let’s dissect our body (no pun intended), and more specifically our internal female reproductive organs. I always compare most women’s knowledge about their bodies to my knowledge about my car. People say “what kind of car do you drive?” and my response? “It’s a black one…..” Hopefully this […]
Vaginal odor and discomfort can be embarrassing. This can be caused by hormonal changes, diet, sex, antibiotic use, etc. Here are some tips to control it.
Anyone who knows me can vouch for the fact that I am not a political person. I have a healthy cynicism for all things Washington DC (except for this delicious miso glazed cod I had once in a restaurant near Chinatown—but I digress….). I usually identify myself as […]