Blog Archive

Supplements- The Bare Essentials for Women in their 50's Aug 15th, 2019

50’s   In General… As we age we have to work harder and harder to stay healthy and maintain our weight After 50 most women start experiencing Menopause Symptoms After 50 women lose 20% more bone density After 50 women produce more inflammatory chemicals and have accumulated more oxidative damage...

Postpartum Depression and Anxiety: May 29th, 2019

Postpartum Depression and Anxiety: Did you know that 1 in 5 women will suffer from postpartum depression and 1 in 10 women will suffer from postpartum anxiety? These things are not discussed enough in mainstream society and I want to shed light on them. I want women to know that...

Back Pain during Pregnancy May 23rd, 2019

Here's a message from Robin, our newest CNM! She shared some great info about back pain and pregnancy..... "I like this information, from www.midwife.org, about back pain in pregnancy because I suffer from back pain myself. A few years ago I was not taking good care of myself and I...

Sexually Transmitted Disease and Infection (STD's) - What Young Ladies Need to Know Apr 22nd, 2019

 Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are the same thing.  STDs are infections that are spread through sexual contact (genital, oral and anal) or skin-to-skin contact with the infected area.  ANYONE can get an STD.  Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases Chlamydia Genital Warts Genital Herpes HPV Gonorrhea Syphilis...

Measuring Baby’s Weight at your Third Trimester Ultrasound Mar 21st, 2019

Measuring Baby’s Weight at your Third Trimester Ultrasound Written by Katie Hoffman, Certified Sonographer at Center for True Harmony Wellness & Medicine Third trimester ultrasounds are used for evaluating things like amniotic fluid, the placenta, and some of Baby's anatomy, but one of the key pieces of information that these...

Cooling Pad DIY Recipe - PostPartum Mom Care Mar 15th, 2019

True Harmony Healing After a Vaginal Birth   Cooling Pad Recipe      Use these healing pads to promote healing of lacerations and tearing, to relieve swelling and discomfort after a vaginal birth. Change the pads every 2 hours or as needed. Items needed:   1 package of overnight pads 1...

The Science and Art of Midwifery at True Harmony Mar 7th, 2019

The Science and Art of Midwifery at True Harmony: The word midwife means “with woman.” We specialize in care of women throughout their lifespan, from the onset of woman-hood, through pregnancy and childbirth, and well-woman's care and pre- and post-menopausal stages of life. Midwifery is both an art and a...

Nucal Translucency ultrasound (NT scan) – Why is it? How to Prepare for it? Feb 26th, 2019

Nucal Translucency ultrasound (NT scan) – Why is it? How to Prepare for it?   What is the N.T ultrasound all about How to Prepare   What does N.T stand for? N.T. scan is the abbreviation for Nuchal Translucency ultrasound   What is the N.T ultrasound all about? There are...

In your 30's...diet, nutrition, exercise and supplements Feb 19th, 2019

30’s   In General…. After 30 Women typically start experiencing increasing PMS symptoms After 30 Stress is high due to career, relationship, and family   Integrate stress reduction – yoga, meditation, hobbies   Diet/Nutrition Stop smoking – Smoking cigarettes is associated with decreased bone density, not to mention, smoking increases...

PMS...Managing the Madness Feb 14th, 2019

  80% of women report experiencing premenstrual symptoms of some kind.  PMS symptoms can be emotional or physical and occur monthly, only1-2 weeks before period bleeding starts. 5 % of these women feel that their PMS symptoms adversely affect their lives.  There are over 150 different symptoms associated with PMS;...

In your 20's...diet, nutrition, exercise and supplements Feb 11th, 2019

20’s In General…. This is the time to create good habits and set the stage for healthy aging Bone density and muscle mass peak during your 20’s, so this is the time to build strong bones and healthy muscle mass  Increase use of condoms- decreases transmission of HPV and Gonorrhea...

Yoga helps relieve Depression Feb 5th, 2019

  According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 18.8 million of American adults suffer from depressive illness. Health care costs for this disease are measurably rising, yet the cost of human suffering cannot be calculated. Depression affects the sufferer and their loved ones greatly. It can devastate the depressed...

In your 40's...diet, nutrition, exercise and supplements Jan 30th, 2019

40’s   In General …. After 40 women start to lose muscle mass After 40 women decrease fat burning After 40 women experience a decrease in bone density Most disruption in sleeping patterns start   Diet/Nutrition Increase protein intake (that does not mean meat), decrease carbohydrates (that does mean bread...

Questions about Postpartum Sex and Libido? Jan 8th, 2019

 Are you unsure or anxious about what to expect in the bedroom after you have your baby?  Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!  First and most importantly, most obstetricians recommend that you abstain from intercourse until after you have your 6 week postpartum checkup.  There are a couple of reasons...

Candida - Dietary Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment Dec 27th, 2018

An overgrowth in the gastrointestinal tract of the usually benign yeast Candida albicans is believed to cause a wide variety of symptoms in virtually every system of the body with the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, endocrine, nervous, and immune systems being the most susceptible. Fatigue, allergies, immune system malfunction, depression, chemical sensitivities,...

A Natural Option for Treatment  of Cervical Dysplasia/Abnormal Pap Dec 12th, 2018

A Natural Option for Treatment  of Cervical Dysplasia/Abnormal Pap What is Cervical Dysplasia - Cervical dysplasia refers to abnormal changes in the cells on the surface of the cervix that are seen underneath a microscope. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that opens at the top of...

Cholesterol, Food and Supplementation Nov 26th, 2018

Cholesterol, Food and Supplementation When trying to lower your cholesterol initially consider your diet and increasing exercise.  Making changes to your diet can significantly improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels as well as improve the health of your heart and overall health. Focus on reducing saturated fats and trans fats first. ...

How to Have a Natural Birth in the Hospital. Nov 21st, 2018

How to Have a Natural Birth in the Hospital. Natural pregnancy and birthing is a strengthening trend within the pregnancy community. Pregnant moms are looking for natural options during their pregnancy, labor and delivery, including things like alternative pain management, birthing techniques and alternative birthing non-hospital birthing locations. It is...

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) - The details of what, why and how to treat. Nov 20th, 2018

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) - The details of what, why and how to treat.  Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is becoming increasingly prevalent.  In very basic terms, PCOS is due to an imbalance of hormones associated with weight gain, increased acne or hair growth, and irregular or absence of menstrual periods...

There’s an Herb for That – Treating the Common Cold Nov 19th, 2018

There’s an Herb for That – Treating the Common Cold Ugh.  We all know the feeling.  A little tickle in the back of the throat, followed by a sniffle or two, before you know it you’re wrapped in 5 blankets on the couch and calling into work. Stop a cold before...

There’s an Herb for That - Common Cold Prevention Nov 19th, 2018

There’s an Herb for That - Common Cold Prevention School is back in session.  Let’s face it, regardless if you have kids in school or not, there are plenty of germs to go around for everyone.  This season, let herbs be your ally in preventing that pesky cold.  For specific...

Controlling your life by Controlling your sugars Feb 17th, 2018

Controlling our lives by controlling our sugars. During the day, millions of Americans experience shakiness, lethargy, cravings and thirst. These can be signs of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) or hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). This is a growing epidemic within our Nation and is strongly linked to our fascination with junk food.  Good News! We can...

A Patient's Guide to Understanding Miscarriage Feb 15th, 2018

A Patients Guide to UNDERSTANDING MISCARRIAGE Pregnancy is a wonderful and exciting time.  Unfortunately, a good number of pregnancies end in miscarriage, so we feel it is important that you be well informed.What is a miscarriage?Miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy in the first 20 weeks.  Up to 15-25% of...

How to Take Birth Control Pills Feb 12th, 2018

How to Take Birth Control PillsBirth control pills come in packs. The most common type has 3 weeks of hormone pills. Some packs have sugar pills for the fourth week. During that fourth no-hormone week, you have your menstrual period. After the fourth week (28 days), you start a new...

How to Make an Herbal Infusion Feb 8th, 2018

How to Make an Herbal InfusionCreated by Rachel Anne Nemetz, Herbalist for the Center for True HarmonyHow to make an herbal infusion:Herbal infusions are stronger than teas because more of the herb is used per cup of water, thus producing a medicinal grade drink. Herbal teas are nice to enjoy,...

HPV and Cervical Cancer Facts from the CDC Feb 5th, 2018

HPV and Cervical CancerFact SheetProvided by the Center for Disease control and PreventionWhat is HPV? HPV is a common virus. There are about 40 types of HPV that affect the genitals or sex organs of men and women. Some HPV types can cause genital warts. Other types can infect a...

Castor Oil Packs - What, How and Why Feb 2nd, 2018

Castor Oil PacksUses* Menstrual irregularities, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids* Constipation, Congestion* Inflammation - arthritis, bursitis, cholecystitis* Bruising, sprains, strainsFunction* Improves lymph flow * Increases circulation* Stimulates liver function * Promotes elimination* Heals tissue and organsMaterials Needed* Three layers of undyed wool or cotton flannel large enough to cover the affected...

CHILL Meditation for Stress Relief Jan 31st, 2018

CHILL!…For TEN MinutesWe all know what stress does to our body, there is so much information that after awhile the very word ‘stress’ loses its true meaning.The definition of ‘stress’ that we are familiar with is : ‘specific response by the body to a stimulus that interferes with the normal...

Weightloss - Be Successful, things to consider Jan 27th, 2018

There are many different perspectives on weight loss. Starvation, crash or severe calorie restriction diets can actually cause weight gain by slowing metabolism, reducing calorie burning, and increasing fat storage.Starvation, crash or severe calorie restriction diets with rapid weight loss, can cause the following:Prolonged hungerDepressionReduced sex driveFatigueIrritabilityFaintingDecrease Muscle ToneGallbladder diseaseConstipation,...

What is Endometriosis and how do I know if I have it or not? Jan 26th, 2018

What is Endometriosis and how do I know if I have it or not?What is Endometriosis?Endometriosis is a pelvic disorder that occurs when the lining of the uterus travels to other parts of the pelvis and abdomen where it flourishes and grows.  This can cause pelvic pain, irregular bleeding and...