It takes two cells to make a healthy baby, an egg cell and a sperm cell. The health of your baby is dependent on the health of the egg and sperm the three months leading up to and at conception (fertilization in bedroom or IVF lab). Your fertility potential (egg and...
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In a sea of well meaning mother-in-laws, girlfriends and pregnancy forums, it can sometimes be overwhelming deciding what you need to do to prepare for the birth of your child. Having worked in the birth community for 10 years as a doula, an acupuncturist and a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, I have seen a lot of birth preparation fads come and go.
I received an email out of the blue from a client I have not seen for well over a year.
These emails really make my day and remind why I get up early in the morning and stay late into the evenings.
Pregnancy rates can be increased when men take a proactive approach to their fertility. So many men believe infertility to be primarily a woman's issue, not considering how important their role when trying to conceive. Recent studies are showing around 40% of infertile couples have some sort of male factor that needs to be addressed.
I took an entire weekend seminar about a year ago on the naturopathic management of cancer, with a very well-known integrative oncology ND from the US. Having treated a number of cancer patients on the oncology shift in naturopathic college, I eagerly awaited what I would learn about his approach to adjunctive cancer care. I was surprised (and relieved) to learn in the first 20 minutes about how easy it is for one to cut their cancer risk by 60%. It is the Acubalance lifestyle in a nutshell.
I received an interesting info graphic from a client. I am not sure of her intention, since it simply stated "I may find this interesting". Basically, it was illustrating how much evidence supports the use of different vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
For anyone who took high-school biology, the word ‘mitochondria’ might ring a distant bell. In grade 9 biology, I recall learning the names and functions of all the organelles located within our cells – the nucleus, the endoplasmic reticulum, the golgi body.. – and we were taught that the mitochondria is the “energy powerhouse” of every cell in the body. Its main function is to generate ATP, which is cellular energy. And that’s all I knew.
Hearing the news that you have a thin endometrial lining when you are going through an IVF cycle can be very stressful. You have done everything you can to help your body create a healthy number of eggs and now they need a great lining to snuggle in and implant.
We’re always coaching about dietary choices at Acubalance – because we know that your diet and lifestyle strongly affect the health of your egg (or sperm) cells and your likelihood of taking home a healthy baby.