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3 Foods Men Should Not Eat When Trying To Conceive

Jan 16, 2019 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Today, 1 in 6 couples are having trouble conceiving and studies are showing that male fertility is on a steep decline. The average man is producing less than half the amount of sperm compared to the men in the 1940's. The fact that sperm counts have had such a significant decline in a relatively short period of time points towards more lifestyle and environmental factors rather than genetic.

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

Jan 08, 2019 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
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. A healthy digestive system allows our cells to grow, create energy, optimizes our immune system and promote cell repair.

Diet Hack For The Holidays

Dec 14, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
One of the most difficult times of the year to stay healthy is over the holidays.  With so many gatherings and social events it's near impossible not to be surrounded by poor choices. To be honest, I really enjoy some of the poor choices as well. Some of these Rich foods have been a traditional part of my holidays ever since I can remember.  I am not willing to say no to them all nor do I want too.

1 Daily Habit Men Do That Increases Miscarriage Rates by 73%

Nov 27, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I'm a big believer that the little things we do on a daily basis can make a massive impact on our health. This is true in all aspects of our health including fertility.

5 Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds?

Oct 30, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
As I was carving jack o lanterns the other day, I made sure to put aside all the pumpkin seeds. Growing up, one of my fond memories was eating the freshly roasted seeds for the following week after Halloween. What many people are not aware of is the amazing nutritional impact these seeds have on our health.

Tired Sperm? Sleep More! How Sleep Influences Male Fertility

Oct 29, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
When it comes to fertility I believe there are a handful of things we do an a daily basis that greatly effect our chances of conceiving. One area that I like to focus on with all my patients is their sleep.

Stronger, Simpler, More Cost Effective - Keeping It Simple To Male Supplements for Fertility

Oct 05, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Your fertility journey has its challenges so when a natural approach that is simple & effective come across my desk I am eager to share it with you. Acubalance has a way to simplify the supplements to be taken to improve male fertility! Not only has it become easier but it's also now more potent! 

Complications In Pregnancy and Acupuncture, Can Complete Placenta Previa Be Treated Naturally?

Sep 24, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I have had the opportunity to treat a handful of patients over the years who have been diagnosed with placenta previa. This is a condition in pregnancy where the placenta forms too low in the uterus. This is a dangerous condition as the placenta covers the opening to the cervix and can detach early in labor. If the placenta doesn't move away from the cervix these pregnancies will end with a cesarean (C- Section).

Pregnant Naturally After Trying To Conceive For Over A Year. Acupuncture Case Study

Sep 18, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I wanted to share a case study of a patient who had been trying to conceive without success. She was young, healthy and proactive in her own health yet couldn't get pregnant. She was only 30 years old and was extremely frustrated. Lets call this patient Tanya.