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...
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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.
In part one I discussed how to recognize and identify the root cause(s) of feeling overwhelmed, including the 3 things that lead to feeling overwhelmed:
When something happens once it's called a "one off", if it happens twice maybe it's "lucky", but when it happens for a third time in a row it is now a successful pattern!
Something interesting happens at the clinic when one of our patients has a baby – more often than you’d think, we hear about babe’s arrival (yay!) and shortly after, life changes so drastically that we don’t often hear from them again for a little while. And for good reason! We helped them achieve their goal of ‘healthy baby,’ and now life revolves around caring for this beautiful little human. Often, the next time I’ll hear from a new Mum or Dad, is when it comes time to consider introducing solid food – and how to do so properly to prevent reactions and maximize current and future health.
It’s autumn, and with change of season comes a change in the foods we crave. It is not only natural to seek warming foods as we transition to the colder months, it’s also incredibly beneficial for supporting our digestive fire.
The days are getting shorter, the clouds are covering the sun and we bundle up as the weather gets colder. The ability for us to naturally get vitamin D from the sun is extremely difficult. As we enter into these dark winter months how much vitamin D do we need and how do we get it?