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March 14th Acubalance is open this week during Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

Mar 14, 2020

Remember, we are NOT equipped to screen or test for COVID-19 at our clinic. If you have any infectious symptoms (cough, cold, runny nose, sore throat, gastrointestinal symptoms, fever, chills) we would ask that you do NOT come into the clinic to reduce the risk of exposure to others.

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Functional Tests for Hormones

Mar 10, 2020

Hormone imbalances are common. I see this frequently in patients. Many times adjusting diet, addressing nutritional deficiencies, or acupuncture can do wonders for rebalancing the system. However, sometimes, we need to test hormones to figure out the root cause of what is going on. 

 

FUNCTIONAL VS STANDARD TESTS

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weight loss, improved fertility, better digestion and more energy - Change Your Life in 4 weeks

Mar 05, 2020
I wanted to pass along a story from one of my more recent patients, let's call her Alison. Alison first came into my office in the 3rd week of January looking for help with her health and improving her chances of having a child.  She was sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. Although all her tests with her doctor have come back normal she definitely was not feeling healthy.
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Immunity: 'Tis the Season

Mar 04, 2020

Immunity seems to be a common theme among my patients these days. Contagious infections are no laughing matter; viruses are tricky, super intelligent, adaptable and opportunistic creatures, but I am fascinated by the variation in how infections present in different people.

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BOOSTING YOUR IVF SUCCESS WITH LASER AND ACUPUNCTURE

Feb 18, 2020

I have many patients coming to me about to start an IVF cycle. And whether it’s their first or their fourth their main concern is doing everything they possibly can to make this their best (and last) cycle. When it comes to boosting IVF success I like to use all of our available tools, especially when we don’t have too much time to work with (at least 2-3 months before an IVF cycle is ideal).

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Why feeling seen, heard and respected matters so much in childbirth. A case study from Chiapas, Mexico.

Feb 09, 2020

I heard many different birth stories from the midwives while teaching the training in Chiapas. One story that deeply affected me was told by two of the traditional midwives and was about an indigenous 16 year old girl from a community outside of San Cristóbal de las Casas. I will call her Maria. 

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Dr. Emilie's recap from the Midwife training; supporting humanized birth practices in Chiapas, Mexico

Feb 02, 2020

In parts of Mexico, to have a humanize birth that respects the body and feelings of the birthing woman can be an act of rebellion.

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EXERCISE AND FERTILITY: How much is too much?

Jan 29, 2020

I get this question at least weekly in clinic and since it’s a pretty hot topic and we haven’t blogged about it in quite a few years, I thought I would shed some light and include some more up to date information and studies. The first thing we need to do is separate the facts for men and women. 

 

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Gut-Estrogen Connection: The Estrobolome

Jan 12, 2020
 
Our microbiome can influence a number of things, including inflammation and metabolism. Our microbiome also plays a role in our hormonal balance. That’s right! Our “estrobolome” consists of a group of our microbiota that play a role in estrogen metabolism – also known as Phase III detoxification.
 

Why is estrogen detoxification important?

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Quitter's Day

Jan 10, 2020

One week till quitter’s day! Are you counting down? 

 

Statistically speaking, most people quit their New Year's resolutions by Jan 17th, and yes, there’s a name for that: Quitter’s Day. Every year we make them, and every year we break them. Why are resolutions doomed to fail? And why do we keep setting them? Here’s a look at the why and the how of attaining your health goals for 2020.

 

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