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What is a chemical pregnancy? Did I just have an early miscarriage or false positive?

Sep 20, 2016

Day 27: you see a faint positive on your home pregnancy test, but without warning your period comes 2 days later and you’re left wondering, “Was that a figment of my imagination? Was I even pregnant”.


Are you feeling bloated, fatigued, hormonal, anxious or stressed?

Sep 20, 2016

Are you feeling bloated, fatigued, hormonal, anxious or stressed?  You will be relieved to know that the solution is often quite straightforward.

Read on as I have good news for you on how you can resolve all of these bothersome symptoms.

My Favourite Change-of-Season Rituals

Sep 08, 2016

I can hardly believe I’m saying this, but I could not be more ready for the early arrival of autumn this year, and it has truly

What Is A 'Normal' Semen Analysis? Debunking the Numbers

Aug 24, 2016

Doing some research for a talk I have coming up, I came across an article from the ASRM (American Society For Reproductive Medicine, the association that sets the standards of care in conventional reproductive endocrinology) about male fertility that made me pause.

Menstrual Pain

Aug 19, 2016

If you’re anything like the vast majority of my patients, then you know first-hand the experience of crouching over on the couch and calculating the number of minutes it takes for the advil to kick-in versus how long before you have to leave for work, class, or - if you’re Fu Yuanhui - your olympic swim meet. And you’re not alone; from the first twinges in early adolescence (alerting you that your previously dormant, pear-sized uterus has come to life) to the monthly cycle of discomfort and pain, over 80% of menstruating women experience dysmenorrhea.

Endometriosis-friendly Breakfast

Aug 15, 2016


Endometriosis is one of the many conditions we treat regularly here at Acubalance as well as something I have suffered from myself.



Aug 09, 2016

Something surfaced repeatedly in the media this week that seemed odd, and perhaps worth mentioning. However fascinating, a shirtless, photo-bombing Justin Trudeau is certainly nothing we haven’t seen before. What shocked me, however, (and I doubt I’m the only one who noticed) was his conspicuous absence of cupping marks. Perhaps a visit to Acubalance is in order while he’s in town? All that to say, cupping has been in the media in recent days,so it may be time to outline some of the facts, uses, risks, and benefits of the ancient traditional art of cupping.

Ovulation Tracking

Jul 29, 2016

Ovulation tracking is the most common topic I cover during an initial intake with a new patient. If you’re trying to conceive, the timing of ovulation is of primary importance. Here are a few ways that you can track your cycle and use the signs in your body for information about your ovulation.

Can Your Phone Do a Semen Analysis

Jul 28, 2016
I wanted to write a quick update on some new technology that I read about brought to my attention from a member of the ABORM earlier today.

The 6 Keys of Losing Weight Safely to Improve Your Fertility

Jul 20, 2016

One summer, while visiting my family in France, I cut my foot on some coral while wading through the water at low tide.