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Top 5 Tips for Boosting Fertility After 40

Jun 13, 2016
Since 1985 the average age of women trying to conceive their first child continually increases.

The Acubalance Ultimate PCOS Tea Latte (AKA. The Acubalance Craving-Crusher Tea)

Jun 09, 2016

The first thing you find out when you google ‘PCOS diet’, is that people with PCOS are often insulin resistant and need to help regulate their blood sugar levels by eating a low glycemic diet. What does that mean as far as your diet goes? No sugar, limited carbs, more protein, more greens and more good quality fat.

Easy right?

Pregnant with 1 Ovary and Diminished Ovarian Reserve - Endometriosis Case Study

Jun 09, 2016

I was reminded of a patient I had seen a while ago and I wanted to share her story to help encourage those who have endometriosis and are trying to get pregnant. Endometriosis is a stubborn problem and many of my patients come in extremely discouraged and frustrated. There is hope!

Female Ovarian Cancer Risk and the Microbiome

Jun 08, 2016

They’re everywhere!!
Bacteria, I mean. Inside our mouths, on our skin, in our guts, healthy commensal bacteria outnumber the human cells in the body. We have co-evolved with micro-organisms since the beginning, and they play a number of important roles in our overall health – from how the immune system functions, to what we weigh. Though research has identified vast microbial ecosystems in the epithelial membranes of the body (the orifices like the mouth and vagina, the GI tract, and the skin), we never thought that we’d find bacteria in the internal organs – and we hadn’t, until now.

IVF waitlist helps couple conceive naturally using acupuncture

May 31, 2016

I have been working with a couple, both the female and male partner (both age 38) as they prepare for another IVF.  I supported them through their last IVF attempt, which was successful, and she delivered twins in 2015.  Now they want to add more babies to their family of four.

Bike to Work Week

May 30, 2016

This sunny, breezy Monday is the perfect day to gear-up for bike-to-work-week!

High FSH Levels? What You Can Do to Lower Elevated Follicle Stimulating Hormone!

May 25, 2016
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (known as FSH) is a hormone that is commonly assessed to help predict a womans ovarian reserve or fertility. It can only be performed on day 3 of her menstrual cycle or the levels will not be accurate for this test.

Top 3 fertility foods to get sperm to the finish line

May 19, 2016

Well, since we are on the topic of sperm with Dr. Funk’s last blog on supplements to improve semen parameters….

 

 

Knock These Back To Knock Her Up! A list of Male Fertility Supplements

May 19, 2016
Alright guys, women have been taking prenatal vitamins for years and its about time that we do too. Studies have shown the benefit for women to take vitamins in pregnancy for almost 70 years yet the idea of vitamins for men and fertility is a relatively new idea.

3 Things To Avoid During Preconception To Help You Conceive A Healthy Baby

May 13, 2016

A lot of interesting literature is emerging in the field of fertility linking the health of the man and the woman prior to conception with the future health outcomes of future generations. Many traditional cultures in the world have understood this, and practice dietary and lifestyle changes in the 6 months leading up to marriage and pregnancy. What they inherently have known, science is just beginning to discover: that your health now, prior to conception, affects your future child’s health and your children’s children’s health.

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