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..
Methylation is one of the key buzzwords floating around the functional health and naturopathic community. What is methylation and why does it matter in prenatal health? An easy way to think of it, is our genes are turned on and off by molecules that attach to our DNA. Each of the molecules that attach to the..
The time after a baby is born is often the most challenging in a person’s life. People expect it to be miraculous and exciting but often parents have difficulty bonding with the baby, feel overwhelmed by challenges such as breastfeeding and lack of sleep, or feel stressed in their relationships with their partners and other..
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..
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..
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..