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How does Nutrition affect your Period?

Sep 21, 2020

Our hormonal system, or “endocrine system” is a complex communication network between our brain and various organs. When it comes to the menstrual cycle, we often focus on hormones such as FSH, LH, estrogen, and progesterone. While these are definitely important factors for our balanced menstrual cycle, they are not the only hormonal factors at play. Today I want to talk about nutrition and how it relates to reproductive hormone balance.

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Stress eating- Managing COVID 19, infertility, menopause and everything else life has hit you with. (and a lemon blueberry muffin recipe)

Sep 17, 2020

I don't know about you, but when I am stressed, I bake....and then I eat the baking...and then I feel bad about the baking I ate...which causes more stress...which makes me want to bake some more. Sound familiar?

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Regulating Cycles and Getting Pregnant Naturally with PCOS

Sep 17, 2020

Since September is PCOS awareness month, I thought I would combine a success story with some information about one of my favourite supplements for people struggling with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome).

 

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How to optimize your Microbiome: Part 2

Sep 13, 2020

In my last post, I introduced the microbiome - what it is, it’s benefits, risk factors, and signs of an imbalanced microbiota. Check it out here. Today I want to talk about 3 things you can do at home to optimize your microbiome balance.

3 Daily Tips to Optimize your Gut Microbiome:

 

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Working From Home Hurting Your Back?

Sep 02, 2020

If you’re like the many thousands of people in Vancouver that transitioned to working from home due to the pandemic, you may have also struggled with setting up a decent home office space. Lack of proper desk space or office chairs resulting in poor posture for 8 hours a day can wreak havoc on your back, hips, neck, and/or shoulders. 

 

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How To Boost Your Chances of Pregnancy While Doing an IUI

Aug 27, 2020
If you are looking for ways to help improve your chances of success while undergoing western fertility treatments you're not alone. Most studies focus on how to improve IVF (in vitro fertilization) cycles but little is mentioned on how to improve IUI cycles. Although there may be a lack of available information there are things which you can do to help boost your chances of a healthy pregnancy during an IUI cycle.  
 
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How to optimize your Microbiome: Part 1

Aug 16, 2020

The area of microbiome and health is really beginning to blow up, and with good reason. Our bugs in our microbiome vastly outnumber our own cells, but roughly 10:1. Weighing roughly the same as your brain, science around the importance of our microbiome is growing each day. Here I introduce our microbiome and discuss signs and risk factors to microbiome imbalances.

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Manifestation 101: How to transform suffering and to consciously generate luck, love, health, abundance and freedom.

Aug 15, 2020

Many of us sabotage our desires because we run subconscious programs (often inherited from childhood) that block us from experiencing joy and achieving our goals of health, loving relationships, abundance and happiness.

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Acupuncture Benefits Patients With Anxiety During IVF

Aug 12, 2020

A recent study suggests acupuncture can be an important non-pharmacological therapy to support patients with anxiety during IVF.

 

Tips for a Smooth Embryo Transfer Day

Jul 21, 2020

For anyone undergoing IVF, embryo transfer day can be an anxious one - especially if you have never done it before and don’t quite know what to expect. I have had the honour of being part of hundreds of embryo transfers, performing acupuncture onsite at the fertility clinic around this procedure.

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