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Cupping Revisited

Apr 28, 2017

Once again, the traditional treatment modality of cupping has cycled its way back into vogue thanks to a recent sighting of Justin Trudeau’s forearms. The rest of his torso was suspiciously concealed, but since shirtsleeves are optional, we were hosted to a landscape of perfectly circular bruises. So now the media’s talking about cupping again, and it may be time to review its benefits, uses, and effects.

FERTILITY SUPERFOOD: Bone Broths and Harmony

Apr 24, 2017

WHY BONE BROTHS?

 

One of my patients recently asked me “Is there anything I can be eating to support my fertility?”

My first answer always is: Bone broths! Oh broth…how I love thee. Let me count the ways! (Also, as a bonus, I’ll share the no-fuss method behind how I make my own bone broths at home!)

 

Is Your Dad Bod Keeping You From Becoming A Dad? A Guys Guide to Fertility and Weight Loss

Apr 17, 2017
If you have been trying to conceive for a while and have a bit of a spare tire around your midsection, you may want to think about dropping some pounds!  Many studies have shown how a woman's weight can have a negative outcome for both fertility and pregnancy. Weight also effects mens fertility.

Cigarettes as self-care?

Apr 12, 2017

In my twenties, while studying full time, I worked nights as a homecare aid, weekends at MEC and lived in a slightly hectic apartment with two sweet, but messy guys and a dog. I was stressed and under-slept, and occasionally would fantasize about picking verbal fights with strangers on the street (repressed anger and frustration much?).

Acupuncture For Fertility, When to Get It?

Apr 06, 2017
When I first started my Acupuncture practice many years ago everyone had heard that Acupuncture was good for pain. Now, many years later it seems to be better known for fertility.  Between fertility clinics, internet and research articles it's getting a lot of media attention the past few years.

Acupuncture For Fertility Without IVF

Mar 23, 2017

A large number of couples seek the use of acupuncture when they are going through IVF. When performed for the weeks before IVF, acupuncture is able to improve the chances of a healthy pregnancy as well as decrease miscarriage rates. Acupuncture also improves pregnancy rates combined with other western medicated fertility treatments (like clomid) and not just IVF.

Three Ways To Better Quality Eggs

Mar 21, 2017

The environment in which egg cells are growing during the process of recruitment and development has a major impact on the quality of the egg cell that is ovulated every cycle. Whether you’re trying to conceive naturally, or with the help of an embryologist, optimizing the quality of eggs (oocytes) that are being produced is of paramount importance in increasing the likelihood of each cycle resulting in a healthy pregnancy.

No-Tortilla Soup

Mar 16, 2017

This recipe is paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, big batch, flavourful & easy

 

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