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Your Fertility Project Manager

Feb 17, 2016 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
You are like a project manager for my fertility! You have been able to help translate what my Doctors have been saying and explain all my treatment options. After my visits with you I have a clear understanding of what is going on and what I need to do to move forward with my fertility.  

Endometriosis Treatment Options To Boost Fertility You May Not Know About

Feb 05, 2016 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I see women struggling with endometriosis daily in my practice here in Vancouver. The symptoms vary from painful periods, excessively heavy bleeding, uncomfortable intercourse and a variety of other ailments. What most have in common is infertility. Endometriosis can cause infertility in up to 50% of those effected.  

The Fertility Stair Case - 1 Step At A Time

Jan 18, 2016 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
It's easy to be overwhelmed when looking at all the information about fertility. There is literally mountains of things which improve your fertility as well as mountains of things harming your fertility. Filtering and figuring out how to implement these changes is daunting to say the least.

Improving Your Chances During a Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) A Patients Story

Jan 13, 2016 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Frozen Embryo Transfers are becoming more and more common these days, even more so in many clinics than fresh embryo transfers. As mentioned in a previous blog by Dr.

Easy Ways To Boost Fertility - Look At Your Environment

Jan 07, 2016 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
We have heard everyone telling us what we need to do, New Years Resolutions, stop eating sugar, do more exercise, get more sleep... I wanted to pass along some easy ways to boost fertility that take minimal amounts of time. No Hassle, no time crunch! Change over the fertility damaging products in your house to healthier, less toxic ones.  

Your Fertility Garden, Pulling the Weeds for 2016

Dec 30, 2015 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I have written recently about making new years resolutions and what NOT to do.  I thought I would write a follow up blog with little more focus on fertility and what we can specifically do to make 2016 the year for a healthy baby.  

How to Create Successful New Years Resolutions, What NOT To Do !

Dec 24, 2015 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
It's that time of year again where we reflect back on the year past and ahead to what can be in 2016.  I love this time of year and find it empowering to make clear decisions of what I want for the coming year.

How To Loose 8 Pounds In 2 Weeks!

Dec 17, 2015 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
"I have been following the treatment plan we put together and have lost 8 pounds already, it's barely been 2 weeks! My energy is better, I don't need to nap and my sleep is great so I stopped taking Melatonin"

The Odds of Fertility, How To Put Them In Your Favor

Dec 12, 2015 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM

When we look at the chances of conceiving the real numbers are quite discouraging.  The average 20 year old couple trying to conceive naturally have a 25% chance per cycle of having a pregnancy.  In our 30's it has dropped to about 15% and significantly more again in our 40's.  Although these numbers are discouraging their are ways which improve the odds, no matter when you are trying to get pregnant.

Endometriosis - A Lifestyle Connection

Dec 03, 2015 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Endometriosis is a condition effecting millions of women giving rise to painful periods, irregular menstrual bleeding, infertility as well as many other debilitating symptoms.  Treatment options are generally limited to pain medications, birth control pill or surgery which generally are not good options when trying to conceive.