Heal Your Belly: Interview with Isabel Spradlin

February 22, 2016

Isabel Spradlin is a massage therapist who specializes in massage for abdominal pain, distress and adhesions.  She lives and works in Portland, Oregon and she offers her skills and expertise online at www.healmybelly.com.  She has a few programs to purchase, as well as a free abdominal self care series.  

You can find her on Facebook at Isabel Spradlin, Abdominal Maven.



Diastasis Recti | Getting Closure with Dani Hemmat

November 4, 2015

Dani Hemmat is a Restorative Exercise Specialist™ and host of the popular "KatySays" Podcast. She is the owner of Move Your Body Better, a business dedicated to helping people feel strong, balanced and healthy.

In this interview, Dani shares her experience with diastasis recti. "Five years after having my second child, my belly looked 7 months pregnant. I did Pilates, crunches—nothing worked, but it all hurt my back. A chronic chiropractor junkie, I spent hours and hours every month in their offices, wondering why I was cursed with debilitating back pain. Add in constant anti-inflammatory medication and pain killers, and I was heading down the wrong path for my long-term health.

I tried a popular diastasis-healing method, which brought on a whole new host of body pain and problems. Unhappy with popular fitness solutions and determined to end my pain and feel better, I explored many wellness modalities. All paths to learning true lasting wellness led me to find Katy Bowman’s work in biomechanics and alignment, and Sue Hitzmann’s work with myofascial release self-treatments."

Listen in to discover how she transformed her diastasis from 11 finger widths to 3!

You can find more information about Dani and her services:

www.moveyourbodybetter.com or her facebook page

For more information about Susan McLaughlin, physical therapist go to:

www.alignforhealth.com or her facebook page


Postpartum Recovery: Interview with Meredith Nelson

October 6, 2015

In this interview, Meredith Nelson, Doula, talks about her postpartum recovery. Listen in to hear how Meredith recovered from:

  • Pain in the lower abdomen
  • Continued bleeding
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pain with a bowel movement
  • Pressure in the pelvic floor

You can find more information about Meredith and her amazing doula services:

www.meredithdoula.com or her facebook page

For more information about Susan McLaughlin, PT: www.alignforhealth.com 

Search How to Release Your Psoas on Susan's site, and you will find the exercise that both Susan and Meredith LOVE!


Aligned For Life: Interview with Vanessa Gengler “How to restore diastasis recti, prolapse and pelvic floor disorder”

August 25, 2015

In this episode, Vanessa Gengler, Restorative Exercise Specialist™, shares her healing journey. Vanessa's symptoms began in college. Despite being very fit and active she began to have ankle tendonitis, foot pain, knee pain, then once she transitioned to a desk job, pain migrated to her shoulders, wrists and neck!

During pregnancy she started to experience a heaviness in her pelvic floor as well as the "normal" aches and pains associated with pregnancy.  Vanessa describes her daughter's birth as traumatic, and postpartum she experienced pelvic floor disorder, prolapse, as well as diastasis recti (abdominal separation).

Listen in to find out how Vanessa began the healing process to restore her diastasis recti, prolapse and pelvic floor.


Higher Purpose Healing: Interview with LaShanda Greene

July 29, 2015

“After being diagnosed with a chronic illness for almost 10 years, I spent two years anxiously going from doctor to doctor, trying to get them to explain to me why my symptoms were spiraling out of control, why my body was forming a tumor, and why I was suffering from everything from chronic fatigue to itching all over my body. I felt powerless, overwhelmed, and angry that they couldn’t fix me.

But all of that changed when I discovered the powerful combination of living foods, herbal botanticals, and a daily mindfulness practice – which I collectively refer to as Holistic Detox. I was able to address the true root causes of my health issues, and allow my body to heal itself in record time, instead of waiting for someone else to fix me.” -LaShanda Greene





Books: The China Study and The Detox Miracle Sourcebook, Robert Morse, ND