I feel the most in balance and at home when I am surrounded by Nature. There is no greater medicine than laying back in the earth with the trees above me, the ground below me and a stream running beside me. This deep...
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This morning, I was greeted in my inbox by an email from a patient that made me smile. I was reminded of the saying: “one small positive thought in the morning can change your entire day.” Today I am grateful to this patient for sharing her positive story with me. It is a true testament of the ability of dietary changes to greatly affect physical and emotional health.
It’s the classic marriage scene: He says “Honey, let’s make love so we can relax”. She says “Let’s relax so we can make love!” Either way, there’s no denying the message: stress has a profound impact on our relationships and our intimate lives. It’s a mood-killer. As it turn out, it’s also a fertility-killer.
One of the most common suggestions to couples trying to conceive is "just don't get stressed about it and it will happen". Such simple advice that is so difficult to implement !! Few things are more frustrating to hear when couples are trying everything to get pregnant.
It turns out that giving gratitude is actually more satisfying than receiving it, according to some recent research; in fact, connecting with others and cultivatin
A new article in the Vancouver Sun on Monday highlighted the growing concerns around our soaring induction rates and the dangers associated with doing unnecessary inductions.
A headline in today’s local Vancouver paper (The Vancouver Sun) stated physical exercise can now be prescribed by physicians. Exercise is the best medicine.
In a sea of well meaning mother-in-laws, girlfriends and pregnancy forums, it can sometimes be overwhelming deciding what you need to do to prepare for the birth of your child. Having worked in the birth community for 10 years as a doula, an acupuncturist and a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, I have seen a lot of birth preparation fads come and go.
I received an email out of the blue from a client I have not seen for well over a year.
These emails really make my day and remind why I get up early in the morning and stay late into the evenings.
Pregnancy rates can be increased when men take a proactive approach to their fertility. So many men believe infertility to be primarily a woman's issue, not considering how important their role when trying to conceive. Recent studies are showing around 40% of infertile couples have some sort of male factor that needs to be addressed.