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.
Aug 27, 2020 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Jun 11, 2020 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
If we were to do one thing to improve our health it would be to improve our health at a cellular level. We can do this by supporting our Mitochondria. Most people don't know anything about these rice looking parts of our cells but they are extremely important. Things like muscle growth, energy, vision and hearing are dependent on healthy mitochondria. If they are not functioning as they should it can even lead to organ failure.
Jun 04, 2020 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Sleep is one of the most vital body functions needed to support good health. If we are not getting enough sleep it can lead to emotional unbalance, mental burnout and physical weakness. Lack of sleep throws off our ability to make decisions and even increases the amount of calories we eat during the day.
May 05, 2020 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I have seen a common phenomenon not only in myself but in the people around me and my patients. I have seen healthy, energetic people go through periods where they lose all motivation and fail to move forward on a clear path. They have no energy, their get up and go, has gotten up and gone! It's not laziness or depression. No matter how hard you push or dig deep into your will power it just feels like too much.
Apr 22, 2020 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I wanted to pass along a handful of things we all can be doing which not only will supports our immune function but also our fertility. A healthy body is one that is strong in both these areas. What makes supporting these systems easier is that there is a massive overlap. Often doing 1 thing will improve both fertility and immunity. Here are a few of my favorite ways you can do both at the same time with only 1 change.
Apr 02, 2020 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
A few years ago I wrote a blog describing 5 fantastic ways to treat endometriosis. I wanted to take some time to revisit this blog post and create 4 Natural Ways To Treat Endometriosis. I will update this blog with more information and a few clinical experiences that I have gained since first writing that blog post.
Mar 26, 2020 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
In the past few months we have faced something few of us would have ever imagined possible. It's straight out of a hollywood film like Contagion or Outbreak. When talking to patients I can hear the fear in their voices. I can see the feeling of unease when waving to my neighbors. We have a feeling of fear around our health, our finances, a general sense of lack of control, even a fear of running out of toilet paper!
Mar 05, 2020 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I wanted to pass along a story from one of my more recent patients, let's call her Alison. Alison first came into my office in the 3rd week of January looking for help with her health and improving her chances of having a child. She was sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. Although all her tests with her doctor have come back normal she definitely was not feeling healthy.
Dec 24, 2019 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
We often wish our friends and family good health over the holidays. Most of my patients are telling me right now that they want to be healthy in the new year, they are going to make better health choices once January comes.
Dec 13, 2019 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Sometimes it's easier to add than to take away! What I mean by this is many of my patients openly say that they are not holding back this holiday. They will enjoy the holidays to the fullest. Lots of processed foods, speciality coffee's, alcohol and little to no vegetables. If this is the case, instead of trying to take some of these foods out maybe we can add something in to decrease the negative impact on your health.