Find Out Why ‘DR. JACKIE’ is On a Mission to Impact the Lives of Millions of Women
As a trusted health and lifestyle expert, Dr. Jacqueline Walters, affectionately known as ‘Dr. Jackie’ on Bravo’s MARRIED TO MEDICINE, has garnered the respect of her peers, patients, and the public with her blend of passion-driven clinical knowledge and compassion. She has a passion for prevention, especially when it comes to women’s health.
Dr. Jackie will explain why National Women’s Health Week (May 10-16) this year will provide special challenges with the stress of quarantines, a pandemic and sheltering in place. This year, more than any in recent history, it’s important to remind women to take a moment and access their overall physical and mental health. The US Department of Health and Human Services points out that heart disease, breast cancer, osteoporosis, depression and autoimmune diseases are the top five health issues facing women. Dr. Jackie has this special interview to remind women to take care of themselves.
THE TOP THINGS WOMEN CAN TO DO TO IMPROVE THEIR HEALTH
In my practice and on Married to Medicine, I often deal with issues pertaining to women’s health. I put a lot of that advice into my book: THE QUEEN V: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SEX, INTIMACY, AND DOWN THERE HEALTH CARE, because women are natural caregivers who spend plenty of time taking care of others but often fail to take care of themselves. The current situation magnifies this, so women are not focused on their own health—because they’re worried about their families.
SOME HEALTHIER CHOICES WOMEN CAN MAKE
There are some excellent medicines to help women, but I love recommending medicines that offer plant-based relief. For instance, unlike many other over-the-counter pain relief gels, Boiron ARNICARE Gel not only relieves muscle pain and stiffness, but it also reduces swelling bruising. The active ingredient is Arnica montana, a type of mountain daisy. I love working out and keeping fit so I use it at the first sign of muscle pain and stiffness so it won’t slow me down. I also recommend it to my patients to relieve any swelling and bruising after cosmetic or surgical procedures. For more information, visit www.arnicare.com
A PROBLEM THAT YOU SEE THAT AFFECTS MANY WOMEN BUT IS SOMETHING YOU CAN FIX
Many women are apprehensive about using tampons and I found this is because they don’t have the right information. Tampax Radiant is committed to breaking down stigmas by educating women about their periods and the facts about tampons. When used correctly, tampons are safe and should be painless. Tampax Radiant tampons are up to 100% leak and odor free so women can wear and do what they want every day of the month with confidence! They also feature a CleanSeal Wrapper for quick and easy disposal, a LeakGuard braid that gives you that sense of security, similar to wearing a back-up liner, and a Textured Grip for easy, comfortable placement. For more information, visit tampax.com
ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS FOR PROMOTING WOMEN’S HEALTH
A good way to boost your immune system any time of year is with a vitamin. Objective’s Immune and Wellness includes some of the top immune enhancers, Elderberry, Vitamin C, Propolis, and Echinacea, all in a gummy, for daily support to stay healthy. Sleep is also crucial to women’s health but quality sleep doesn’t always come easy. I love Objective’s Fast Asleep sleep chocolates made with calming GABA to help relax your mind and lull you to sleep, while Saffron promotes undisturbed, better quality sleep. Objective is a wellness brand perfect for staying at home as they provide delivery-to-your-door and free shipping. Go to www.objectivewellness.com, they are also offering 25% off with the code HEALTH25.
THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES FACING WOMEN?
A lot of my patients tell me about issues pertaining to dry skin. My recommendation is Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion, which is made with prebiotic oat and rich emollients. It soothes and moisturizes dry skin for a full 24 hours, and the prebiotic oat helps restore skin’s pH and replenish the moisture barrier. It’s clinically proven to improve the health of dry skin in just one day, with significant improvement in two weeks. It’s hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic and you can get it for under $10 on Walmart.com.