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Less Really Is More

Jan 22, 2019

I had an enlightening discussion with a fellow naturopathic physician the other day that got me thinking about the phrase less is more. She and I were out for a friendly chat over a glass of wine and (of course) the discussion turned to our practices and patients.

3 Foods Men Should Not Eat When Trying To Conceive

Jan 16, 2019
Today, 1 in 6 couples are having trouble conceiving and studies are showing that male fertility is on a steep decline.

You Are Not Broken

Jan 10, 2019

As an acupuncturist who works in women’s health, I encounter a question almost daily: ”Am I broken? Is there something WRONG with me?” Sometimes it is spoken. Most of the time though, women suffer with this feeling of inadequacy and suffering silently. 

Laser Treatments Benefit Metabolism and Inflammation by Improving Gut Microbiome According to Studies

Jan 09, 2019

As if us practitioners at Acubalance needed another reason to sing the praises of laser therapy from the rooftops, a recent study shows that it can also hugely benefit the microbiome of the digestive system.

9 tips to get your Digestion On Track In The New Year

Jan 08, 2019
With the holidays behind us many of us (myself included) are entering the new year a few pounds heavier and generally speaking not feeling all that healthy.  One of the best ways to kick start our health for 2019 is to get our digestion back on track.

Back to Reality

Jan 07, 2019

A patient told me yesterday that she cried all the way home from her Christmas holiday this year, starting as her car drove up the ferry ramp, all the way back to Vancouver. Back to all of that. April may be the cruelest month, but January is certainly the bleakest, especially if you took the advice from my last blog and let your hair down. Everything that slid off the side of your desk last month reappears in your lap. It didn’t actually disappear; it only waited, and now there it is lighting up like a Christmas tree, begging for your attention. Fun’s over, kids, back to work. It’s no wonder everything feels just a little bit harder this month.

Infertility: What about my partner (contributor of sperm)?

Dec 28, 2018

I was asked recently what about my partner (contributor of sperm)? What can he do? I feel like it is all my responsibility. Does the guy not have any impact on us getting pregnant?

Fertility Chai tea latte, done 2 ways. (PCOS chai and Egg quality/anti-ageing chai)

Dec 19, 2018

A while back I created a tea recipe that helped with regulating blood sugar and improving egg quality. As it is now winter, meaning coziness and cravings are in full force, I thought I would update it with a festive feel. I have also modified it into two recipes: