Mary, now 40, is a patient of mine that finally got her first positive pregnancy test! Mary first came to us in 2020 after struggling to conceive naturally. She ended up needing fibroid surgery in the summer of 2020 and dove into her first IVF cycle shortly after that. She did weekly acupuncture and laser in addition to all of the diet, lifestyle, and supplement recommendations we had.
We’ve talked quite a bit about the endometrial microbiome. This is a new area of research that is emerging and exciting for its possible role in implantation, unexplained infertility, and improving pregnancy rates.
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I get asked all the time how much vitamin D you should be taking. If you’re not supplementing with vitamin D already, let me first convince you that you probably should be. But how to know how much to take? I’ll clear that up too. Let’s get stuck into it.
Are you curious what the Year of the Water Tiger holds for you in the terms of relationships, health, and wealth? I invited Feng Shui expert and 5 element expert, Marlyna Los, to share her 2022 forecast for the Chinese New year.
From the beginning of time, I feel that women have borne the burden and blame of miscarriages. New research, however, is finally shedding light on the important role of sperm in leading to a healthy pregnancy, and conversely, miscarriage.
When talking about hormonal imbalances we often gravitate to women's health but hormones play a just as an important role in men's lives as well. Hormone imbalance in men can negatively impact almost every aspect of your health.
The puslished random controlled trial, Effects of the Zishen Yutai Pill (Chinese herbal formula) Compared With Placebo on Live Births Among Women in a Fresh Embryo Transfer Cycle, concluded that "the Zishen Yutai Pill increased the rate of live birth after fresh embryo transfer compared with placebo."
Implantation is a pretty intricate process. It requires the perfect microenvironment, in need of the right balance of nutrients, electrolytes, “good inflammation”, oxygen, blood flow, and more. In this post, I discuss 5 things you should be considering when trying to support your implantation. This is suitable for those trying naturally as well as those preparing for an embryo transfer.
In this post, I will focus on the gut microbiome and how I think it may impact well-being and be beneficial to reproductive health. A big thank you to Acubalance’s naturopathic physicians, Dr. Kali MacIsaac and Dr. Ashley Damm, for contributing to this article on the gut microbiome and how we can assess it and treat it from a functional medicine approach and how it may play a role in reproductive health.