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One Thing That Can Decrease Your Chances of Conceiving by 29 Percent Every Month!

Mar 28, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
One of the most common suggestions to couples trying to conceive is "just don't get stressed about it and it will happen". Such simple advice that is so difficult to implement!! Few things are more frustrating to hear when couples are trying everything to get pregnant.

Men Have A Biological Clock!!

Mar 25, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
It's been shown that as men age the amount of DNA abnormalities increase. This can increase the time it takes to achieve a pregnancy as well as increase possible abnormalities such as autism or schizophrenia!

Male Factor Infertility Treatment - A Case Study!

Mar 21, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Pregnancy rates can be increased when men take a proactive approach to their fertility. So many men believe infertility to be primarily a woman's issue, not considering how important their role when trying to conceive. Recent studies are showing around 40% of infertile couples have some sort of male factor that needs to be addressed.  

Uterine Lining Support During IVF - Increasing a Thin Lining

Mar 12, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Hearing the news that you have a thin endometrial lining when you are going through an IVF cycle can be very stressful.  You have done everything you can to help your body create a healthy number of eggs and now they need a great lining to snuggle in and implant.

Why Should I Do Acupuncture During My IVF Cycle ?

Mar 04, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Acupuncture increases the IVF success rate of getting pregnant as well as having a healthy child.   It commonly takes multiple IVF cycles before achieving a healthy pregnancy during IVF treatments!  Anything that can help make this process shorter not only saves thousands of dollars, but adds emotional support and stress relief.

Male Factor Infertility - There is Hope !

Jan 17, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
If you have been told you have male factor infertility there is hope.  Even in some of the most difficult of cases you can make a change.  Male factor infertility is extremely common affecting 40-50% of couples going through fertility treatments.  

Fertility Basics - Super Simple Suggestions

Jan 14, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
For those who have just started a search about fertility this is a great blog for you !   If you have been going through a fertility journey for some time now and already know many of the in's and out's about infertility, stop now as this is not a post for you !
Fertility is often a confusing and frustrating topic to research.  I wanted to boil down some of the most simple things to do which optimize your fertility.  

Finding a Fertility Team

Jan 10, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much" Helen Keller
I really find the above quote inspiring !  It has such an impact on everything we do if we apply it properly.  

Making 2014 THE Year for You !

Jan 08, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM

What can you do differently to make 2014 THE Year where it all comes together ? 
I don't believe in New Years resolution's.  What I DO believe in is reflection ! 

Grab the Holidays by the Snow Balls ! Staying Healthy this Holiday Season !

Dec 10, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
If you are anything like me I find this time of year the most difficult to stick to my health plan.  Short days, wet cold weather and lots of holiday cheer (rum and eggnog !)  at get togethers offer numerous hiccups in a healthy lifestyle.  I love to indulge and really have to keep myself in check not over do it !