Victoria Maizes MD- Mind and Body
Practicing yoga can be a wonderful, life- affirming way to prepare for pregnancy. Yoga helps us become comfortable with our bodies and what they are capable of.Victoria Maizes MD- Male Factors for Fertility
Fertility is a team effort, meaning the health of your partner is just as important as yours. Male sperm counts have been declining for decades. While the exact cause is unknown, it is likely to be multifactorial, including environmental exposures to pesticides, exogenous estrogens (estrogens from animals or estrogen mimics in pesticides, plastics etc.), and heavy metals.Victoria Maizes MD- Menopause
The “change of life” also provides an opportunity to reconsider and discuss your overall health with a focus on prevention. The goals of an integrative medicine consult for menopausal complaints are to provide relief from symptoms as well as to discuss overall health and satisfaction with life.Victoria Maizes MD- Practicing Gratitude
One simple way to feel happier (and healthier) is to begin a gratitude practice. I like to practice gratitude before I go to bed at night. Turning over the events of the day in my mind, I acknowledge three people or events or things that I am grateful.Victoria Maizes MD- Reduce your Chemical Exposure
There are over 85,000 industrial chemicals on the market today. Only about 200 of them have been tested to be sure that they are safe when it comes to influencing human health. Does that surprise you? It did me! In 1976 Congress passed the Toxic Chemicals Substance Act which most experts agree has no “teeth.” This has left the chemical industry in the US to be mostly self-regulated with regard to human safety.