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Should You Really Eat Pineapple Core and McDonald’s French Fries After Your Embryo Transfer?

Jun 06, 2022 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
If you’ve searched anything related to fertility treatment online, you may have run across the pineapple theory.

Your Endometriosis Treatment Plan

May 03, 2022 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
Whether for symptom/pain management or fertility, we see quite a few patients with endometriosis at Acubalance Wellness Centre. Endometriosis, the growth of tissue similar to that of the uterine lining on areas outside of the uterus, varies quite a bit in its presentation.

Top Mistakes I See People Make in their Fertility Journey

Apr 05, 2022 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
Here are the top 6 mistakes I see among those trying to improve their fertility.


Mar 08, 2022 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
Endometriosis is a gynecological disease characterized by the presence and growth of tissue

Success with IVF at Age 40 - A Case Study

Feb 08, 2022 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
Mary, now 40, is a patient of mine that finally got her first positive pregnancy test! Mary first came to us in 2020 after struggling to conceive naturally. She ended up needing fibroid surgery in the summer of 2020 and dove into her first IVF cycle shortly after that. She did weekly acupuncture and laser in addition to all of the diet, lifestyle, and supplement recommendations we had.

How to Make Better Habits for Improving Overall Health and Fertility

Jan 16, 2022 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
It’s the time of year where people are making or editing their new year’s resolutions. However studies show that about 80% of new year's resolutions fail. If one of your goals this year is to get healthier or have a healthy baby, the following tips can help keep you on track and solidify those healthy habits we know can make a difference.

How to Prepare for an Embryo Transfer

Dec 07, 2021 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
It’s finally that time. You went through the retrieval (or retrievals), and you now have a precious, little embryo to transfer. Now what? What can you do to ensure the best success for your upcoming transfer? 

It’s that time of year again for this one specific nutrient supplementation!

Nov 09, 2021 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
It’s that time of year to get your parents, children, friends, family, coworkers and enemies all on vitamin D. We say this every year but it is definitely one that deserves the repetition, especially since every year I see my patients not supplementing adequately. 

Should you go Organic for Fertility?

Oct 25, 2021 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
There are so many things to consider with diet and fertility, and whether to make an effort to go organic is definitely another one deserving attention.

5 Things You Might Be Missing When Trying to Conceive with PCOS

Sep 20, 2021 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
PCOS is one of the most common gynecological and metabolic disorders that has an impact on fertility. It is characterized by long, irregular cycles, insulin resistance, cysts/immature follicles on the ovaries, or high androgen levels.