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Category: Fertility
22 Oct

What to look for in a Prenatal Vitamin

Thinking about your child’s health from the point of conception is one of the best things you can do for your unborn child. In utero, they spend time depleting the mother’s body of the vitamins and nutrients they need to grow. As long at the mother has the nutrients available to support the growing fetus, everything goes..

22 Jun

Acupuncture for Fertility

How does acupuncture help with fertility? Acupuncture works by balancing the body to help it function optimally. Western research studies have shown that acupuncture has an effect on the nervous system and can therefore help to reduce stress, regulate endocrine and therefore hormonal functioning, and improve blood circulation in the local area. Treatments can be..

19 Feb

Cooking Times for Grains and Beans

COOKING TIMES for GRAINS and BEANS I am often asked how to cook different grains (always good to have variety) and beans (they are full of protein and fibre). Here are some guidelines below. Cooking fresh beans (rather than from a can) is preferable but takes some planning and preparation. Soaking beans overnight may help..

05 Feb

How to Dress for Your Acupuncture Visit

Traditional theory behind acupuncture believes that there is a distribution network for the fundamental substances of Qi (pronounced chee, meaning energy), Blood throughout the body. (These fundamental substances are different from the common western understandings of these terms, and their concepts are important for maintaining health). This distribution network is called meridians (like channels) that look like a giant web or..

05 Jul

Are You Low in Iron?

Iron deficiency is the single most common nutrient deficiency and a leading cause of anemia. Signs and symptoms of iron deficiency Signs and symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia depend on its severity and can range from mild to severe. Many of the signs and symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia apply to all types anemia. The most common symptom..

03 Jan

Endocrine Disruptors (Hormone Alteration): Dirty Dozen List

Dirty Dozen List of Endocrine Disruptors 12 Hormone-Altering Chemicals and How to Avoid Them (by Keep A Breast and the Environmental Working Group) There is no end to the tricks that endocrine disruptors can play on our bodies: increasing production of certain hormones; decreasing production of others; imitating hormones; turning one hormone into another; interfering..

29 Jul

Food Sensitivities

Food allergies are a common condition in which the immune system reacts to certain foods as it would normally react to harmful bacteria and viruses. There are two types of food allergies – immediate and delayed. For those with an immediate allergic response to food, it can be life threatening, as with anaphylactic shock. However,..

27 Jul

Acupuncture for Induction

For women who are approaching their due date and would like to avoid chemical induction, Acupuncture is a good option! The term “induction” when used to refer to the process through which acupuncture will encourage the natural onset of labour is misleading. This is because Acupuncture does not actually “induce” labour, as would a medication..

28 May

Acupuncture for IVF

Acupuncture has been used to improve fertility for over 2000 years. It has been scientifically shown to have a direct effect on the nervous system and can therefore help to reduce stress, regulate endocrine hormonal functioning, and improve blood circulation. Recent clinical studies show that combining acupuncture with your IVF can: Improve your chances of..