For my second ferments of kombucha, I use containers I’ve accumulated over the years. Mason jars, nut butter jars, and this bottle. I got it in Florida at a fun smoothie stop on 30A, but every time I drink from it, I feel so illicit.
If you read my blog much, you know I am bazonkers over pelvic floor health. Some really great journalism on the subject emerged this week from … wait for it … the Wall Street Journal!
Try this on for size:
But more women and health professionals are turning their attention to changes beyond weight. Pregnancy and labor cause significant strain on muscle and bone structures. Some research shows that stretched, weakened or torn muscles and misaligned bones may seem simply annoying at first, but can develop into debilitating disorders years or decades later.
“It’s a massive physical challenge” to have a baby, says Jessica McKinney, director of the Center for Pelvic and Women’s Health at Marathon Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine based in Boston. Abdominal muscles lengthen significantly during pregnancy, the spine moves into an exaggerated S curve, caesarean section can leave internal scar tissue, and the hammock of muscles in the pelvis that support organs and bones, called the pelvic floor, stretches or even tears, she says.
And I’m starting to see this a lot more, too, I think in paleo and ancestral literature, where they are starting to say that the tradeoff for performance is longevity.