When patients see me at Acubalance fertility acupuncture clinic, their initial appointment always takes a little extra time. We go over labs results, talk about symptoms, and draw up a treatment plan together. Often I find that their doctors have referred them to a fertility clinic, but they’re...
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If you’re anything like me, even the word “cleanse” can make you run for the hills. The idea of going through the minutiae of my diet with a fine-toothed comb instantly makes me want cake. The new year inspires a certain extremism; sign up for tough-mudder; join a masters swim team; juice fasting; cross-fit; running group... the list goes on, driving a massive economy of physiotherapy as, one by one, all your friends injure themselves in the first week of January. So when I tell my patients “I think you should consider doing a cleanse”, I’m aware of the slow, rising anxiety and sugar cravings that instantly appear. However, when I say “cleanse”, I don’t mean fasting; I don’t mean swim the Burrard Inlet and stop eating; I mean a gentle, slow, gradual transition to whole foods.
I don’t know about you, but 2016 was a whoozy of a year for me. Of course, there were many beautiful things that happened too, but it stands out that we had a couple of very sad and unexpected losses in the family, and I think like many, I found myself startled by world events.
This soup is thanksgiving in a bowl. It brings me so much joy that I should probably revisit my relationship with food.
January can be a depressing time as the craziness of the holidays comes to an end. The cold and dark rainy days seem to be endless and it's hard to get motivated to move forward. I wanted to talk about a few ways which can help you achieve your goals and get you closer to a healthy pregnancy.
With the holidays here many of us are looking forward to hunkering down and getting some extra relaxation time and time visiting friends and family. Many of us come back to our normal routines in the New Year a few pounds heavier feeling a little sluggish and possibly depressed. Sound Familiar?
Couples going through IVF understand that embryo quality plays a big part in a healthy pregnancies. Much of the research is on egg quality and how a womans eggs can be a determining factor for embryo quality. Little is mentioned about sperm quality relating to embryo quality.