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Combining The Ancient Wisdom of Chinese Medicine with Laser Treatments - Follow Up Case Study

Mar 12, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
March is endometriosis awareness month which reminded me of a blog I had written a few months ago about a patient who had been struggling with infertility. 

3 Ways To Prepare Your Body For IVF

Jan 25, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
When preparing to go through the process of an IVF many couples over think the process making it more difficult than it has to be. Patients read about magic herbal cocktails or intense cleanses that can be hard to follow. It doesn't have to be mysterious or difficult to prepare your body for IVF. Keep it simple, understand WHY you are doing what your doing and stay focused.

Pain Killers Linked To Male Infertility, Are Laser Treatments A Better Option?

Jan 16, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I've had my share of injuries and pain growing up.With multiple shoulder dislocations along with a shoulder separation, I have learned how to deal with chronic pain. I"m not the only one either. Most of my friends and patients also have a chronic injury and deal with ongoing pain. What most people don't realize that both men and women using painkillers may actually decrease their chances of conceiving.

Repairing Your Health Or Preparing Your Health? The Fastest Way To Feeling Great!

Dec 27, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
It's human nature to push the limits of abusing our health. We walk on the edge of dis-ease in so many aspects of our lives. We can "get away" with only 5 hours of sleep or we know that if I have one more glass of wine I should still wake up feeling not "that bad". We are always looking at toeing the line of not feeling sick or unwell which keeps us in a state of repair. What if we begin to toe the line of feeling great?

How Early Can I Do A Home Pregnancy Test After IVF?

Dec 18, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
One of the most difficult aspects of an IVF cycle is the Two Week Wait. It's commonly referred to as TWW on message boards and blogs all over the internet. It can be a very stressful and anxiety provoking time where couples go stir crazy micro managing every slight twinge or twang. The temptation of doing a home pregnancy test can be extremely strong! If done too early you will get a false result.

1 Festive Holiday Food To Boost Fertility

Dec 13, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
The holidays are known for a diet that tanks our health and swells our midsections. The good news is one of the common foods served can boost our fertility. The mini cabbage takes the cake for couples trying to conceive. Both men and women will see improvements to their chances of conception by eating brussel sprouts and here's why!
Rich in Folic Acid

What Do You Give Up When You Want To Move Up?

Dec 07, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I was listening to John Maxwell today and he mentioned that for us to improve ourselves, to move ourselves up in any area of our lives we need to leave something else behind.

5 Tips To Stay Fit Over The Holidays

Nov 30, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Most North Americans throw in the towel when it comes to their health over the holidays. It's often open season for eating cake, drinking too much, not getting enough sleep and saying we're too busy to hit the gym. It's no wonder why most of us create New Years resolutions like starting a cleanse or Junk Free January to help get us back on track. What if we didn't trash our health over the next few weeks?

Can a Man's Weight Affect Fertility?

Nov 16, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
In my practice I encounter many men seeking to shed a few pounds. This isn't just for vanity but for the benefits that go along with guys who have a healthy weight. The excess weight around the midsection is a common thing for us here in North America.

4 Do's For Dudes Wanting To Become Dads

Nov 03, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
November is here and MOvember is in full swing, so this feels like a great time to take a look at the relationship between men's health and fertility.