Pelvic Health is not just about Kegels
There is a lifestyle component to it as well and what you eat can play a big role in pelvic floor wellness.
Incorporating healthy eating habits can help avoid serious health issues such as prolapse and incontinence. Your water intake is just as important to having a healthy pelvic floor. Not only does drinking plenty of water help hydrate our skin, but it also keeps things our body doesn’t need, flowing and moving properly, whether that is from peeing or pooping.
Since we are on the topic of pooping, let’s talk about constipation and prolapse. If you are suffering from pain during a bowel movement in the rectum, rectal bleeding, constipation, have difficulty urinating or have urges to go often, are experiencing pain during intercourse, or feel like something is bulging into the vagina, these are the signs of pelvic organ prolapse.
A rectocele is one type of pelvic organ prolapse that happens when the pelvic floor weakens. In a woman, the rectum bulges into the back wall of the vagina.
The problem often happens because of a low-fiber or high-fat diet, lack of exercise, and not drinking enough fluids. When you eat foods that are high in fiber such as plant foods, whole grains, and vegetables you are filing your body with high fiber and helping your poop to stay soft and speed up digestion so your system moves things along better.
Exercise, as well as keeping you fit, can also help keep you regular and move food more quickly through your colon.
Buff Muff App
The Buff Muff App is for women dealing with prolapse and incontinence and even for women with no symptoms looking to be proactive about their pelvic health. It includes essential education, an exercise library of the most effective movements, whole body workouts, access to my vagina village - progressive and passionate experts, a weekly LIVE coaching call with me, and healthy meal plans.
In the Meal Plans section of the Buff Muff App, you can find a collection of 7-day meal plans for different health and healing needs.
I started with my favourite one – The High Fiber Meal Plan. Getting adequate fibre and drinking enough water is essential to avoiding constipation and the chance of suffering from prolapse or to assist in the healing process if you have symptoms.
With each Meal Plan you can download a complete PDF that includes:
- each days menu,
- list of daily ingredients,
- nutrition list for the day and
- complete recipes with photos.
This is the Mango Chickpea Salad with Grilled Chicken Kabobs.
The goal with the High Fiber Diets is to aim for 30 – 35 grams of fibre per day and 3 litres of water.
The other meal plans in the Buff Muff App are based on other aspects of women’s and female health such as hormones and thyroid, menstruation, and menopause. Each month, a new plan opens up to add some deliciousness to your life.
Strenghten the Pelvic Floor
If you are concerned about symptoms of prolapse or incontinence and ready to discover how exercise can strengthen the pelvic floor and healthy eating encourages whole-body fitness, you can download the App on iPhone or Android.
Enjoy a 2-week free trial which gives you time to check everything out and start improving your pelvic health immediately!
Click below for the Android version
Click below for the iPhone Version
Our famous 28-day BUFF MUFF challenge is also housed in the APP and starts at the beginning of every month. I highly recommended the challenge as a starting point for all women, especially those with symptoms of incontinence, chronic back pain, and organ prolapse.
Come and join our community of women supporting each other toward a healthier, happier life!