Reproductive Health


Women must empower themselves first so that they can help empower everyone around them, whether that is family, friends or work colleagues. I believe that reproductive health is the access point of strength, awareness and success. This is the core of our being, and ultimately the essence from which energy can flow through.


The actions and steps you take to improve your health now will greatly influence your body in the future. If you know that you want to eventually start a family, taking the time to learn about reproductive and prenatal health is truly beneficial. Whether you want to start a family or not, it’s good practice to take care of your body with clean eating, exercise and wellness practices.


Let’s learn a little bit about how to balance the reproductive system and gain stability and empowerment.


During my teen years when I was performing with the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center, I had great guidance to keep my reproductive health balanced well. As we were dancing and performing so often, to keep our bodies strong and powerful, smoothies and juices were always a must to keep our reproductive systems robust. Specifically, Ashwagandha was one of the main herbs that nutritionists recommended to include in our smoothies.


Ashwagandha is an Indian herb that may help assist female reproduction. Dr. Edward Group, a world-renowned natural health expert, states in his article The 7 Best Herbs for Women’s Health that, Ashwagandha specifically targets the endocrine system and encourages hormonal balance.”


As dancers and athletes, hormone balance is crucial in maintaining that strength and flexibility throughout the day. It also acts works to reduce mental and emotional stress.


Ashwagandha Root and Stress Response (both made by Gaia Herbs) are great supplements to use, as well as Pressed Juicery (my favorite one is the: almonds, dates, sea salt, vanilla one). Delicious!


My best friend Alicia from summer camp also participates in the health and wellness niche and incorporates high-vibrational living into her day-to-day lifestyle to improve her reproductive health. As a Pilate’s instructor, Alicia stays on top of her reproductive health by having monthly appointments with her doctor at a Holistic Gynecology Center. She got inspired from her own friend and her experience with a Holistic Gynecology Center and learning about Alternative Holistic Health Care.


She says that she truly appreciates the overall holistic approach with an emphasis of personalized female health care and adds that it encompasses integrative, functional gynecological care that serves to empower women through wellness.


Empowerment is how we reach ultimate reproductive health as women. Knowing and understanding your own reproductive self and cycles greatly benefit your unique journey.


Jennifer, a work colleague of mine, is getting ready to start a family with her husband. As newlyweds, they have committed to this journey of parenting and her husband encouraged her to download the Glow Nurture Pregnancy App as soon as she got pregnant so as to monitor her pregnancy journey in an advanced and comprehensive manner.  Jennifer told me, “This App makes this process so much easier, thanks to my husband for introducing this to me with so many pregnancy articles and tips on maternity so that we could both begin to nurture this new experience we are both on a ride for!”


For all the women and men who want to take back control of their health and well-being, it all comes back to reproductive health. Get in tune with your inner self and align to your journey of self-discovery and self-empowerment.


Through self-care, self-love and self-realization, you too can balance your internal self to achieve external victory. Of course, make sure to always consult with your medical professional before changing or adding anything to your diet. How do you take control of your own reproductive health?



Levita Galinsky is an avid lifestyle journalist, a professional ballet dancer (trained at the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center), and a Pre-med Psychology graduate. She aims to help people live a more authentically balanced life through positive mindset exercises centering around self-expression. To connect with Levita visit her website and Facebook