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Should You Be Taking Antioxidants To Boost Your Fertility? Could They Harm Your Chances of Conceiving?

Jul 27, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Antioxidants have been a hot topic in the world of fertility the past few years. Many believe antioxidants boost both egg and sperm health but do they really help?  could they actually cause harm to your fertility? Before answering this question we need to know what antioxidants do and how do they work.  

What Are 4 Early Signs Of Pregnancy?

Jul 19, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Have you been searching for the signs of early pregnancy? The magic symptom that will tell you for sure if your pregnant or not? Most if not all of my fertility patients are. The hard part is that there are no perfect, definitive symptoms which can 100% guarantee that you are pregnant. Besides doing a home pregnancy test or better yet a blood test with your doctor the symptoms of pregnancy are often similar to that of PMS.

This 1 Food Decreases A Couples Time To Pregnancy and Has An Added Benefit

Jul 06, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
It sounds obvious to some degree that couples who have more sex will also get pregnant more frequently. Unfortunately in my practice I see many couples who find it to be more like work than pleasure when it comes to the topic of sex. It's not uncommon for me to see couples only having sex during the short fertile window each month. Many different factors will effect both women and men's libido.

The Legalization of Marijuana in Canada, How Will This Effect Our Fertility?

Jun 25, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
With the Canadian government announcing this week the legalization of Marijuana I wanted to touch upon the health implications this could have. There are many incorrect assumptions which go along with something becoming legal and the idea of it now being healthy. Marijuana, although in the process of being no longer illegal is still not healthy.

3 Changes You Can Do To Improve Fertility Using Diet

Jun 07, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
For the majority of my patients' diet plays a big role in their success. What we eat on a day to day basis plays a massive role in our overall health. The old saying "we are what we eat" is one that I do believe. If we eat food low in nutrients, high in calories and toxins then our body isn't able to perform as it wants. If we are eating foods that support our bodies needs it will be able to function optimally.

Men Who Want A Smarter Child May Have To Do This One Thing!

May 24, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
We're always looking for the "magic bullet" when trying to find solutions. This is true with all health issues such as losing weight, gaining muscle, living without pain, and improving our intelligence. A recent study has just seen a correlation between this one habit that can improve their children's IQ!

Lumbar Degeneration Case Study - How Laser Acupuncture allowed me to pick up my Child again

May 09, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
In our practice here at Acubalance we treat a variety of different ailments that people are going through. We pride ourselves on helping create healthy families and in others helping to improve quality of life. In some cases we see these two goals come together. We are able to improving quality of life which and help improve the health of a family.  

Combining The Ancient Wisdom of Chinese Medicine with Laser Treatments - Follow Up Case Study

Mar 12, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
March is endometriosis awareness month which reminded me of a blog I had written a few months ago about a patient who had been struggling with infertility. 

3 Ways To Prepare Your Body For IVF

Jan 25, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
When preparing to go through the process of an IVF many couples over think the process making it more difficult than it has to be. Patients read about magic herbal cocktails or intense cleanses that can be hard to follow. It doesn't have to be mysterious or difficult to prepare your body for IVF. Keep it simple, understand WHY you are doing what your doing and stay focused.

Pain Killers Linked To Male Infertility, Are Laser Treatments A Better Option?

Jan 16, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I've had my share of injuries and pain growing up.With multiple shoulder dislocations along with a shoulder separation, I have learned how to deal with chronic pain. I"m not the only one either. Most of my friends and patients also have a chronic injury and deal with ongoing pain. What most people don't realize that both men and women using painkillers may actually decrease their chances of conceiving.