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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


Foods For Fertility In Vancouver, Options For The Always Too Busy Person

Mar 16, 2017
I was reading through some of the blogs here on the Acubalance site when I stumbled upon Dr Emilie Salomons blog on foods to eat during IVF.  This reminded me the importance of a healthy diet when trying to conceive.  The foods we eat have both a short term and a long term impact on our health.

Foods for IVF - how to increase your chances of success

Mar 09, 2017

I get asked at least weekly if there are certain foods someone should eat before, during and after IVF. So here is my list of foods and dietary suggestions to optimize your chances of a successful IVF cycle.


Foods to eat:

Top 5 Tips for Fertility Using Chinese Medicine

Mar 07, 2017

I love learning about simple and effective methods that couples can use to help improve their chances of conceiving.

Get Pregnant with this ONE WEIRD TRICK!

Mar 03, 2017

How many times have you heard that? The only thing missing is the shaky banana icon to highlight the most ubiquitous nonsense that flashes across your screen all day long. Just to be clear, there really is no “one weird trick” for getting pregnant or anything else, including losing belly fat, lowering cholesterol or completing a marathon. But labouring under the tower of “alternative facts”, how do we sift out the truth?

Going Green To Improve Sleep

Feb 24, 2017

Over the years we have blogged several times regarding the importance of sleep. A lack of sleep is detrimental on both your overall health as well as fertility. While we are sleeping our body is repairing itself. Sleep improves neurotransmitters, replenishes hormones and detoxifies and repairs cellular tissue. A very important time in our day. Unfortunately under sleeping is an Epidemic according to Dr.

3 Things Not To Do When Preparing For an IVF Cycle

Feb 16, 2017

In vitro Fertilization is a marathon and not a sprint! We need to think of this comparison closely as anyone enters into an IVF Cycle. Sperm takes approximately 90 days to be created and eggs have a maturation period of several months. Optimizing your fertility during this time before the IVF will lead to better results. There are many things that you shouldn't do when preparing to do an IVF cycle.

Guest blog by Dr Farah M Shroff PhD, MEd (Primary Health Care)

Feb 14, 2017

Do your Valentine's day plans include supporting the sexual and reproductive health of women here and abroad? Thanks to our Mayor's new Proclamation, we're hoping that from now on, they will.