Our hormonal system, or “endocrine system” is a complex communication network between our brain and various organs. When it comes to the menstrual cycle, we often focus on hormones such as FSH, LH, estrogen, and progesterone. While these are definitely important factors for our balanced...
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.
Dr. Emilie's recap from the Midwife training; supporting humanized birth practices in Chiapas, MexicoFeb 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.
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.
Why is estrogen detoxification important?
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.
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
2020 Health Check - What should you really be paying attention to in the New Year to benefit your health?Jan 08, 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.
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.
We often wish our friends and family good health over the holidays. Most of my patients are telling me right now that they want to be healthy in the new year, they are going to make better health choices once January comes.