New moms rejoice… This program is incredible!
If exercise isn’t touching your “mommy tummy” and your stomach domes as you work your abs, STOP! You probably have diastasis recti (DR), and you need to heal it with a specialized fitness program.
I have bits of DR info in my book and a DR self-check on YouTube… However, if you want a program that was specifically created to treat DR (and personally vetted and recommended by me), then you need to check out MuTu System.
MuTu System (and/or a consultation with your local women’s health physiotherapist) is a great way to begin your DR healing journey before diving into my 18-day Ab Camp. YES, my Ab Camp is core and pelvic floor friendly, meaning that it’s generally safe for mild to moderate DR and prolapse, but if your DR is more severe — or if you are newly diagnosed and only JUST NOW starting your core-healing journey — then you would benefit from a foundational program such as MuTu System.
MuTu System isn’t a cure for “the gap” (DR) in isolation. Rather, it’s an approach that conditions the entire mid-section to get the pelvis properly aligned and the core in good working order. It helps you to:
-Adjust your alignment, so your body can use your core muscles naturally and effectively
-Identify and properly engage your core + pelvic floor
-Strengthen your core + pelvic floor with the right exercises
-Flatten your abs with exercises tailored for your postpartum body
-Lose the fat on top through intensive workouts + good nutrition
When you do all of this, the gap will narrow. Side effects include a trim waist, flatter tummy, functioning pelvic floor, and — most important of all — body confidence that comes with feeling strong, secure, and sexy. Learn more about MuTu System by clicking here! MuTu is all online and full of so much great information… Heck, just go straight to the store. You’ll want to order straightaway!
I am so pleased to finally be able to offer a quality resource for women with DR, because it’s something I’m often asked about. Even though I didn’t create MuTu myself, I feel like I could have… It aligns with my philosophy and I can wholeheartedly recommend it. I’ve been through the entire 12 week course and it’s fantastic. Shop now.
Elvie is a personal biofeedback device that helps you LEARN MORE about your body and CONNECT WITH your pelvic floor. Not only does Elvie help you REMEMBER to strengthen (and relax!) your pelvic floor, it’s also FUN and super easy to use!
Fun sidenote: Elvie was a part of the 2017 Oscars gift bag… I’m assuming it was just for the female attendees, but you never know!
Elvie is definitely getting fantastic press these days, and it’s well-deserved. I really enjoy using it myself (which you can read about here); it’s been a great way to get to know my body better than ever before.
Rejuvenate your delicate feminine areas!
Dr. Anna Cabeca blows my mind. She’s the forward-thinking ObGyn & Women’s Restorative Health Expert behind Mighty Maca Greens (which you can read more about if you scroll down), and her newest development is awesome… And so needed! It’s called Julva, a gynecologist-formulated cream for the delicate, vital tissue of the vulva. It helps decrease vaginal dryness, plump up the vulvar tissues… It can even help with incontinence!
Julva is a non-prescription DHEA restorative cream that’s all-natural and free of toxins. Using Julva naturally restores moisture & strength to your delicate feminine parts. It addresses the underlying causes of vaginal dryness and incontinence…instead of just lessening the symptoms. Click here to learn more about Julva and how you can try it now, RISK-FREE, for 60 days!
A great item to use in conjunction with Julva (above) is Chiavare All Natural Lube. It’s got only 6 ingredients, and it’s specially formulated to be pH balanced and safe for sensitive skin. Grab a bottle of Chiavare today… Keep it on hand for your next romantic encounter!
I’ve been using my Squatty Potty for years, and I feel grateful for it every day. Seriously! Squatting to defecate helps you eliminate more quickly and easily, with less strain. Why care about strain? Because repetitive straining can lead to hemorrhoids and issues such as pelvic organ prolapse over time.
Feel-Good Fitness and Yoga Starter Kit
If you’re just getting started on the feel-good fitness journey, you’re going to need a few tools. In addition to a sturdy pair of walking shoes (since walking every day is my favorite way to get the blood pumping and the body moving!), you’ll need a quality yoga mat. In many of my YouTube videos, I also use yoga blocks, which can be used to add resistance and can also help ease into stretches. If you’re on the stiff side, a yoga strap can also be helpful for stretching.
I love yogaoutlet.com. It’s a one-stop shopping experience with EVERYTHING you could ever need for your home fitness + yoga practice, and with their low-price guarantee you know you’re getting the best possible deal. It’s like going to a shopping mall dedicated to yoga and fitness, WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOUSE. Click here to go to Yoga Outlet’s main page and explore on your own, or click here for the FemFusion Fitness shop. In my shop, I’ve hand-picked my favorite options for your “starter kit” as well as fun extras for self-massage and more. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in my shop, no worries! You’re still on the Yoga Outlet site; simply click any of the links in the black bar at the top and keep shopping on your own.
Carry your oils with you all day long!
If you follow me on YouTube or online, you might have noticed a necklace that I wear EVERY SINGLE DAY… I wear it more than my beloved Tiffany necklace my husband got me for Valentine’s Day a few years ago (sorry, honey)! It’s an essential oil diffusing necklace from Diffusing Mamas, and I adore it. I particularly like the silver “om” pendant pictured at left, which you’ll find when you scroll through their necklace section.
All Diffusing Mamas necklaces are made of 100% surgical grade (316L) stainless steel with heavy locking magnets and a solid back. These lockets are built to last for everyday use without staining your skin or clothes! And if you prefer other types of jewelry, they have bracelets and earrings too. Shop the entire Diffusing Mamas collection here. If you’re an essential oils lover, these “personal diffusers” are a must!
Speaking of essential oils…
Essential oils have become a small part of my business and a HUGE PART of my personal life. I use essential oils every single day to detoxify my home and personal care products, and to support my health NATURALLY. If you’d like to know about the brand I love and personally use, click here. I can help you get the best prices on these life-changing products!
If you have pelvic health concerns and want to know more about how essential oils can help, click here. I’m passionate about sharing OIL the love, and educating and empowering all of my team members with personal attention and communication.
I love this green drink:
Mighty Maca Greens is my favorite way to support my adrenals and get some SERIOUS nutrients and antioxidants into my body, fast. Just a tiny scoop is all you need! Formulated by Dr. Anna Cabeca, who’s board-certified in gynecology and anti-aging/regenerative medicine, Mighty Maca Greens is a blend of nature’s most potent superfoods all in one delicious drink. It blends into any smoothie, or even just tea or water. Easy peasy. And of course, since I promote it, it’s CERTIFIED gluten-free. Cabeca (literally!) traveled the world to formulate this product… And I can attest, it rocks. Learn more here.
Gelatin – a surprising “superfood!” Here’s where I get mine:
I can’t say enough about Vital Proteins brand pasture-raised gelatin and collagen. Just like Mighty Maca Greens (above), Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides are a great addition to smoothies and shakes, and Vital Proteins Pasture-Raised Beef Gelatin gels perfectly to make “detox jello” and satisfying mocha superfood squares. Gelatin is an excellent protein supplement and helps promote bone, joint, and skin health. Click here to explore!
I love the coconut products made by Tropical Traditions! From coconut flour (perfect for gluten and grain-free baking), to unsweetened shredded coconut, to coconut oil, to natural cleaning products, Tropical Traditions has it all.
Don’t know where to start? Their organic expeller pressed coconut oil is economical with a very neutral, clean taste (not too coconutty). It’s great for baking, sautéing, roasting vegetables… Really, you can use coconut oil anytime you would use butter, shortening, or other cooking oils. Their Gold Label virgin coconut oil is what I use for all of my skincare — face, hands, and body. I also love their coconut chips… A great addition to trail mix! Click here to see everything Tropical Traditions has to offer.
Where it pays to shop:
Have you heard about Ebates? It’s an awesome cash-back rewards program that seems too good to be true… But it’s legit! I’ve received several rebate checks from Ebates and I’m happy to report that there’s no catch. As someone who shops at Vitacost regularly, I was thrilled to learn that Vitacost is part of their rewards program as well as MANY MORE of my favorite stores:
Simply enter your favorite online shopping sites through the Ebates portal, then shop as you normally would, watch your cash-back accrue, and wait for your rewards check! To-date (early 2017) I’ve earned more than $750 just by doing my regular online shopping via Ebates.
Pieces of Flair (T-shirts and more!)
Remember “pieces of flair” from the 1999 cult classic “Office Space?” Now you can have your own flair! Proudly display your love for healthy living and pelvic health via custom designed apparel and accessories.
Orders are processed and fulfilled via spreadshirt.com, which offers a 30 day money back guarantee. I receive a small commission on each item purchased. Just another way to support my work so that I can further support YOU! Click here (or below) to view my shop:
Attention wellness professionals:
Interested in becoming a health coach? I am a graduate of the Integrative Women’s Health Institute and trained under my esteemed colleague, Jessica Drummond, a fellow physical therapist and truly one of the most intelligent women I know. If you’re in the health and wellness industry and want to learn more about women’s health and nutrition, check out the IWHI’s certification program to become a Certified Women’s Health and Nutrition Coach. Upon completion of the program I felt fully prepared to serve my clients on their personal health journeys.
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