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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With the holidays fast approaching, it seems only natural to post about some sweet treats that won’t put a kink in your healthy fertility friendly diet. This is actually a recipe my mother found in a book years ago (but unfortunately can’t remember what book it was).
Acubalance Menstrual Pad Drive- Be someone’s hero!
With the holiday season upon us, (whether you celebrate a holiday this time of year or not), it’s always nice to take some time to help those in need. After last year’s amazing success, Acubalance will be collecting Menstrual Pads and Tampons again this year.
For Many couples struggling with infertility they feel IVF is their last chance at getting pregnant. If the IVF isn't successful they feel they have exhausted all their options and will never have a child of their own. Fortunately in many cases this doesn't have to be the end.
Often enough, when I ask my patients what their diet is like, they respond with “Not bad. I try to eat healthy”, as if that was the beginning and the end of the conversation, and the intention to eat well can somehow sub in for the actual eating of healthful foods. Alas, the conversation has only just begun, and the key element, in my opinion, is inflammation.
We are always finding the balance in life between not enough and too much! I need more sleep but probably ate too much over the weekend. I need to exercise more and spend less time on my computer! With Acupuncture, studies are finding more IS better for your fertility!
Food-borne illnesses can be unpleasant at the best of times, but especially dangerous to the developing baby during pregnancy. Going on-line to figure out what foods you can and cannot eat during pregnancy can often be confusing and anxiety inducing.
We have staff lunches fairly often at Acubalance, at least once a month, to discuss the goings-on of the clinic – we talk about what’s working, what’s not, specific patient cases, directions for the practice, and we often also celebrate achievements and birthdays. Yesterday was one such lunch, and we were all treated to a healthy spread of salads, hummus, and roasted cauliflower. I absolutely love to roast veggies in the fall and winter.
Many of us working in the fertility field see it time and time again. Most men are not optimizing their chances of achieving a healthy pregnancy with their partners. It's generally not their lack of willingness, it's lack of knowledge of what can improve male fertility.
When supporting my patients through their fertility journey, I tend to prioritize the major health pillars of diet, exercise, treatment and medicines (such as herbs and supplements). However, there is one last oft-neglected area to consider, namely, the use of household and cosmetic products.