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3 Steps To Follow Over The Holidays - Make 2020 Your Healthiest Year Ever!

Dec 03, 2019 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Most people feel it is a rule that we all need to gain weight over the holidays in order to enjoy ourselves. We overindulge in too many foods and too much drink.  We are too busy to stay active and exercise.  When we look around us everyone else is doing the same thing. We feel comfortable in our poor decisions as it is socially acceptable. Most of us enter into January feeling tired, depressed and a few pounds heavier.

Fertility Advice Your Grandma Would Give You

Sep 10, 2019 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Our Grandparents are filled with information, and we traditionally seek knowledge from them when we were looking for life's answers. Today we first search google for tidbits of information and rarely use our grandparent's experience. Unfortunately google often overwhelms us with information in contrast to our Grandparents as they would provide us with a few pieces of clear useful actions.

At What Age Does A Mans Fertility Decline?

Aug 15, 2019 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Most studies and data we have look at how age negatively affects a woman’s fertility. Unfortunately, there are few good studies showing how a man’s fertility changes as he ages? We are now seeing fewer men having children in their 20's while men having children in their 30's and 40's has increased. Basically, men are waiting longer to have children.

3 Simple Morning Routines To Improve Your Energy

Jul 30, 2019 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
One of the most common complaints I hear from patients is that they are so tired they struggle to get through the day. Besides getting more sleep there are things which can give you a boost to get through the day. A series of bad morning habits can suck your energy dry even before you leave your house. By changing these small areas of your morning routine, you can greatly increase your energy and emotional well being.

Top 6 Ways For Biohacking Your Fertility

May 28, 2019 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Biohacking is a new word being used all over the health industry which seems to have many mysterious definitions. I wanted to dig a little deeper and see what all the fuss is about while seeing how it can help fertility. At it's simplest explanation it is the way people are now using new and clever ways to positively impact our health at a cellular level.

IVF Success Story by Combining Acupuncture with Laser

Apr 23, 2019 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I was treating a patient since last fall who has an amazing story I wanted to share. She went through many lows during her 5 years trying to conceive before she had her successful pregnancy. I hope her story will bring hope to others who have been trying to conceive without success.

You Know You're Doing Something Right When A Patient Walks in With a Cane But Forgets It After Their Treatment

Apr 02, 2019 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
This happened to me recently and it brings so much joy to my practice knowing we can offer relief for those who are in pain.  

3 Home Remedies To Alleviate Painful Periods

Mar 25, 2019 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Painful periods can be one of the most life-disrupting part of a woman's cycle interfering with some of the simplest daily activities. Although commonly associated with endometriosis, women can have pain with their periods without having this condition. These pains can come in a variety of combinations. Some women experience sharp abdominal discomfort while others get constant low back ache.

3 ways to Improve Egg Quality

Mar 05, 2019 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
A common diagnosis given to patients trying to conceive is that of poor ovarian reserve, sometimes known as diminished ovarian reserve. This condition is diagnosed when a woman's egg count (ovarian reserve) is low or comparatively low for her age. A Women's egg reserve started when they were born and will not produce more eggs throughout their lifetime.

3 Foods Men Should Not Eat When Trying To Conceive

Jan 16, 2019 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Today, 1 in 6 couples are having trouble conceiving and studies are showing that male fertility is on a steep decline. The average man is producing less than half the amount of sperm compared to the men in the 1940's. The fact that sperm counts have had such a significant decline in a relatively short period of time points towards more lifestyle and environmental factors rather than genetic.

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