RM, age 44 had been running through the fertility journey ringer by the time she came to me at Acubalance for acupuncture. She already had three unsuccessful medicated (Clomid) IUI cycles before she and her husband then...
We’re all aware of the expression “glowing with health” – and it’s often attached to women during pregnancy (“you’re glowing!”). Radiant skin and hair are universally recognized as indications of good health and optimal fertility; after all, what you put in your body and how your body processes it ultimately determine the quality and appearance of your skin, hair and nails.
Experiencing infertility is a stressful, depressing, irritating and confusing time during a couples lives. Most of my patients have been going through this difficult process for years before coming into my office. They are depressed and in a definite "Fertility Funk !"
I was looking around at different health blogs when I stumbled upon an informative site discussing which types of fish are becoming toxic. In my practice I generally discuss the benefits of healthy fish in our diet. As disasters such as oil spills and nuclear waste catstophies continue it becomes increasingly difficult to find clean sources.
We are all familiar with “that feeling” – that sinking feeling, that lifting feeling, that hard feeling, that sweet feeling. We use our feelings often as the barometer of our lives, as a clue to how we’re doing on a daily basis. But what are feelings, really? And must they have such a strong impact on how we experience of our lives?
When we talk about optimizing fertility, one of the key topics we address is that of exposures – to pesticides, herbicides, and chemicals in the food we eat, the water we drink and the products we use. Of course it’s impossible to completely avoid all toxic exposures in the world around us, but it is important (and possible!) to reduce your exposure by making more conscious choices.
The infertility journey is a struggle. It wears you down month after month of negative results and a feeling of hopelessness. Many if not all couples will go through bouts of frustration and depression.
Lately, I’ve had a lot of patients with questions about salivary hormone testing. Usually, when a medical doctor measures hormones it always involves a blood draw. So why am I asking all of my patients to spit?
This week, the pharmacy retailer Boots in Britain stocked its shelves with a revolutionary fertility product – fertility testing kits for men!