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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.

Use IVF Clinic Waitlist Time to Your Advantage - Preparing for IVF

May 13, 2016

When patients book in to see me at the clinic, the initial appointment 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 fertility clinic, but they’re waiting to hear back. When they do finally get the phone call, their initial appointment is months away, leaving couples feeling helpless and frustrated, wanting to know what they can do to help themselves in the meantime. As painful as that 3 month wait is, it turns out it’s exactly what you need to prepare your body and increase your chances of success with assisted reproductive technologies.

Discounted IVF In Canada Using INVOcell Technology

May 12, 2016

A clinic in Calgary is looking for 100 founder patients to pay a discounted rate of $4,000 for this new low cost modified IVF cycle. Patient fee's will be raised to $6,500 once the clinic is up and running.

Fertility Tips on Vancouver's Breakfast TV

Apr 28, 2016

Jill Blakeway, author of Making Babies, was on Breakfast TV.  Jill is visiting Vancouver for the Integrative Fertility Symposium (IFS) from April 28th to May 1st where she is giving the keynote lecture. 

A special thank you to my clinic, Acubalance, for organizing the IFS.    

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