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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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Enhancing Fertility: What's Your Nutrient Status?

Jan 10, 2020

On my first visit with a patient, I run a series of in-office labs to assess for pH balance, adrenal function, microbiome status, and nutrient levels. It’s a simple set of labs that we use your urine, saliva and a drop of your blood to run, that tells us very valuable information about the status of your cellular environment

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2020 Health Check - What should you really be paying attention to in the New Year to benefit your health?

Jan 08, 2020
It’s that time of year where everyone is feeling pressured to start a new fad diet, an intense exercise regimen, or overhaul their entire morning routine. Although eating right and exercising are foundational pillars to good health, there are many other important factors to consider when checking where your health stands in the new year and revamping a healthy lifestyle.
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IV Nutrient Therapy - Frequently Asked Questions

Jan 04, 2020

What is IV Nutrient Therapy?

IV therapy is an “intra-venous, or into-the-vein” administration of nutrients. Each IV nutrient bag is customized to the patient’s needs, based on their specific health concerns. High-dose nutrients are infused into the blood, allowing for immediate use by your cells. 

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IVF Acupuncture increases odds of live birth by 30 percent

Dec 26, 2019

 

The takeaway message from this publication is acupuncture dosage matters when it comes to increasing your chances of a live birth when acupuncture is used in an IVF cycle. Acupuncture has a compounded effect, and just receiving acupuncture on transfer day may not provide the same benefit as a series of sessions leading up to transfer and including on transfer day.

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