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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 !

Are You In A Fertility Funk ?

Nov 26, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Experiencing infertility is a stressful, depressing, irritating and confusing time during a couples lives.  Most of my patients have been going through this difficult process for years before coming into my office.  They are depressed and in a definite "Fertility Funk !"

One Fish, Two Fish, Good Fish, Toxic Fish !

Nov 24, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I was looking around at different health blogs when I stumbled upon an informative site discussing which types of fish are becoming toxic.    In my practice I generally discuss the benefits of healthy fish in our diet. As disasters such as oil spills and nuclear waste catstophies continue it becomes increasingly difficult to find clean sources.  

Natural Approach to Your Fertility

Nov 21, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or with the help of IVF there are ways to naturally increase your chances of success. 

Infertility Causing Depression ? Another Reason to Add Acupuncture to a Successful Treatment Plan

Nov 08, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
The infertility journey is a struggle.  It wears you down month after month of negative results and a feeling of hopelessness.  Many if not all couples will go through bouts of frustration and depression.  

Men Need Fertility Treatment Too!

Nov 05, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Infertility and fertility treatments have historically been thought about as a women's problem. More and more research have been finding the opposite to be true. Now close to 50% of cases of infertility have a male factor involved. The actual statistics are some where close to 1/3 male factor, 1/3 female factor and 1/3 combined male and female factor.


4 Main Causes for IVF Failure and What You Can Do!

Oct 28, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Going through an IVF procedure and not having a successful healthy pregnancy is a devastating event in a woman and her partners life.