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Dr. Wendie Trubow
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Dr. Wendie Trubow, president and co-founder of Five Journeys, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology with more than 10 years of medical experience. At Five Journeys, Wendie is a practicing physician, specializing in functional medicine, gynecology and women’s health.

Five Journeys is an integrated wellness facility based in Newton, Massachusetts. It provides exceptional patient care by combining traditional primary care services with cutting-edge, evidence-based scientific tools. Five Journeys believes that personal health is made up of five critical journeys – physical, biochemical, emotional, energetic and spiritual -- and practitioners customize treatment plans to address individual needs.

In 2000, Wendie received joint degrees: an MD through Tufts Medical School, and an MBA through Tufts, Brandeis, and Northeastern Universities, where she was one of two women in the graduating class. Wendie trained at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her residency at Tufts affiliated New England Medical Center.

Entries by Dr. Wendie Trubow

Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on FIRST!

(2) Comments | Posted May 31, 2016 | 4:47 PM

Ever flown in an airplane? At the beginning of the flight, the flight attendants review what to do in an emergency, and they always stress that if the oxygen masks come down, you should put your own mask on before helping anyone else.

I always nod wisely when they say...

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'Should' Doesn't Feel Good!

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2016 | 10:24 AM

"IT SHOULDN'T BE THIS WAY!" was what my friend Matt exclaimed to the group during our coaching call. It was in reference to a situation with his brother in which he helped his brother start a business, his brother became a multi-millionaire, but then his brother did not share any...

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You're Not a Turkey, Stop Stuffing Yourself!

(1) Comments | Posted May 17, 2016 | 4:32 PM

Sometimes, the thing we most need to say can be the most difficult to speak out loud. Since many of us are conflict-reluctant, this can lead to having experiences in which we have something we feel strongly about, need to say and then... don't. Unfortunately, it's not like we forget...

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Does This Serve You?

(3) Comments | Posted May 9, 2016 | 6:24 PM

Whenever I'm with you (whether as your physician, friend, or acquaintance), I listen with the following questions as my filter:

1. What is in the way of feeling amazing?
2. What are you holding onto or incomplete with that's not serving you, and as a result, messing with your...

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(4) Comments | Posted April 18, 2016 | 5:03 PM

I'm constantly floored by the generosity of the women I work with, since it can be really intimidating to tell the truth about what is stopping each of us.

I've been working with a woman we'll call Margot, who wants to make a profound difference by contributing to others....

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I'm Actually Fine! You're Too Far Away, and I've Lost My Nerve!

(1) Comments | Posted March 29, 2016 | 9:20 AM

(Warning, contains explicit language)

Two weeks ago, we explored libido, and last week we explored response. So now we've arrived at the peak of this series! (sorry, couldn't resist). Let's explore orgasms: what's normal, what's concerning, and what needs a consult.

This is something most providers...

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I'm Just Not Feeling It

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2016 | 5:47 PM

I'll never forget my conversation with a woman I'll call "Pam." We were talking about her sexual response, which was impaired. Interestingly, her libido was intact, and she was able to orgasm on her own, but found it almost impossible to respond with her partner.

Pam was the perfect...

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I Want to Want You But...

(2) Comments | Posted March 16, 2016 | 9:41 PM

In this series of blogs, we're going to explore: sexual desire (otherwise known as libido), sexual response, and orgasms. In that order. I know it's more fun to start with orgasms, but desire and response challenges are first in line!

Occasionally, I'll have female patients who identify that their libido...

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One Small Improvement

(0) Comments | Posted February 29, 2016 | 11:12 AM

If you read my blogs for long enough, you'll find that most of my patients end up being my "favorite patients," since I think they're all great, and have a deep respect for how challenging the work they're doing is.

So, I was sitting with one...

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Enjoy Your Fantasy!

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2016 | 8:42 AM

I was recently chatting with someone in my tai chi class, and she made a reference to my perfect life. I actually laughed out loud. Don't get me wrong, I have a great life; our kids are healthy and get along more than they fight, and I still enjoy being...

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Renewing Your Vows

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2016 | 6:15 AM

OK. At the risk of sounding un-American, I've got a confession to make. There are a number of holidays and practices that I've always thought were silly. The ones that top my list are: New Year's resolutions (Why should we make inspirational new resolutions only once a year?), Valentine's Day...

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Phone a Friend

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2015 | 8:38 AM

Remember that moment in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? when the contestant would get stumped, and opt to "phone a friend?" I always waited with bated breath, praying that the friend would know the answer; rejoicing when they got it right, and slumping in disappointment when they got it...

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Raise Your Glass

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2015 | 6:23 PM

Last year, right before Christmas, we took our children up to Vermont to go skiing. On our last day, on my last run on a new trail, I came upon a six-foot defect in the trail. I had three choices. The first was to ski off the trail into a...

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'My Candida Was Hungry, So I Fed It Pizza and Beer'

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2015 | 9:26 AM

My friend said that to me recently, and I laughed out loud. She wasn't joking, either.

Ever had food cravings? Felt like you'd fight someone for the first and last piece of pizza? Felt like if you didn't eat that entire pint of ice cream you were going to lose...

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What's Your Upside

(1) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 9:54 AM

On July 23, my husband took me downtown for our first date night in many, many months. As you may know, I have celiac disease, and as a result, I find it challenging to eat in restaurants due to being excruciatingly sensitive to gluten cross-contamination.

But we went...

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Are You a Sugar Mama?

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 4:14 PM

I'll be honest, I generally like healthy eating, but 10 years ago, when our first child was born, I had not thought much about food, or how we'd feed this person for whom we were now responsible.

My husband, on the other hand, had very definite ideas about what...

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Conscious Completion

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 6:02 PM

As you may be aware, we have four kids. For a few months now, I have felt like it was time for me to wean our youngest. However, it was only last month that it felt like both of us were ready. It started out with missing a day or...

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Transformation or Evolution?

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 2:39 PM

Well, I think there's value in both, really. But let's drill down into this one.

I took a seminar when I was 19 and remember hearing the phrase, "Transformation occurs in an instant," which means that a belief or approach toward something can change immediately. This is also known as...

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What Are You Waiting For?

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 3:50 PM

Is it a promotion? A raise? A date with that person you've been flirting with for the past month?

Well, in my case, it was a stripe. Let me give you some background. I started Hung Gar Kung Fu in November. There are five belt colors, and within each...

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Can You Touch Your Thoughts?

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 9:39 AM

Recently, one of my kids got upset about something someone said to her during a play date at our house and went up into her room. Between my kids and the kids over, it took me a few minutes to realize she wasn't playing with everyone.

When I found her,...

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