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Stress and its Effect of Fertility

Nov 07, 2018

If you are trying to conceive, the last thing you want to hear from your friends is “Just relax, and it’ll happen!”. Facing infertility is stressful enough without Vague implications of fault. According to this Harvard study, the stress levels for these women matches that suffered by people in treatment for major life-threatening diseases such as Cancer and HIV. It’s tricky to find the balance between “this is not your fault” and “there are things you could do differently” when you’re trying to conceive, especially when it comes to stress.

Movember: Men’s Health Awareness

Nov 07, 2018

Hey guys, take your health more seriously will yea! Its Movember month and that means it is time to grow a sweet moustache and get your prostate in check. But the fun doesn’t stop there as Movember is also to raise awareness for men’s mental and physical health, suicide prevention and testicular/prostate cancer. Acupuncture is a non-invasive way to allow men to experience a natural way to heal the body. 

Male Fertility: Improve Sperm With One Daily Habit

Nov 05, 2018

If you’re a man, or have a male partner, and are trying to create a baby, this blog is for you. Often overlooked in light of a “normal” semen analysis is the possible role that sperm quality could be playing in a couple struggling with infertility. In fact, in 40% of couples having trouble conceiving, it’s a strictly male factor problem. In 20% of cases, it’s a mixed male/female problem. Which means that at least half of the time, the quality of the sperm is impacting your ability (or inability) to create a healthy baby.

This One Fruit Can Slow Breast Cancer

Oct 31, 2018

It’s October 31st which means it’s Halloween and also the last day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women, and represents 13% of all cancer deaths.

4 Steps to Increasing Egg Quality and the Mitochondria

Oct 31, 2018

Hey, do you feel that? That’s a nerve impulse! Have you ever wondered what fuels the energy to the nerve? It is fueled by mitochondria. These tiny powerhouses run the cellular functions of the body through ATP energy.  

5 Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds?

Oct 30, 2018

As I was carving jack o lanterns the other day, I made sure to put aside all the pumpkin seeds. Growing up, one of my fond memories was eating the freshly roasted seeds for the following week after Halloween. What many people are not aware of is the amazing nutritional impact these seeds have on our health.

Tired Sperm? Sleep More! How Sleep Influences Male Fertility

Oct 29, 2018
When it comes to fertility I believe there are a handful of things we do an a daily basis that greatly effect our chances of conceiving. One area that I like to focus on with all my patients is their sleep.

Tinnitus Case Study

Oct 25, 2018

In early 2018 a patient of mine who was a voice over actor, he would sit or stand in a studio for 10 hours or more a day with ear phones on one ear or sometimes over both. Eventually after prolonged acoustic exposure this gentleman, we can call him Ben, developed a high pitch disturbance in both ears, mostly noted at night time but began to hear the ringing during the day which was disrupting his work.

Caffeine, Stress and PCOS

Oct 24, 2018

If you’ve been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), then I’m sure you’re already aware of the importance of dietary changes to stabilize blood sugar for hormone balance. But what are you doing to reduce cortisol levels?

5 Myths About Miscarriages

Oct 23, 2018

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. If you are someone who is grieving the loss of an embryo, pregnancy, infant or child, my sincerest condolences go out to you. There is no wrong way to grieve this. Some people are able to bounce back and get back to feeling like themselves again shortly afterwards; others will take their time.