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A Crucial Component in a Preconception Diet

Jul 30, 2018

in studies measuring the amounts of advanced glycosylation end products (proteins or lipids that become glycated through high blood sugar levels and are factors in the causation of aging and chronic disease) in women undergoing IVF. Those with higher levels of these products at the time of egg retrieval had a reduction in the number of eggs retrieved, fertilized, and good quality embryos. There was also an increase in miscarriage rates and increased rates of aneuploidy (abnormal) embryos.

The 5 Factors That Determine The Quality Of Your Eggs

Jul 30, 2018

Whether you’re trying to conceive naturally or with IVF, egg quality should be on your mind. Women are born with all the egg cells they’ll ever have – and we carry them with us throughout our entire reproductive lives! That’s a long time to be housed in a body, and a long time being exposed to every environmental toxin, nutrient, and hormone in the cellular environment.

Acubalance welcomes Jordan to the team!

Jul 27, 2018

A big welcome to Jordan who has joined Acubalance Wellness Centre team.

Should You Be Taking Antioxidants To Boost Your Fertility? Could They Harm Your Chances of Conceiving?

Jul 27, 2018

Antioxidants have been a hot topic in the world of fertility the past few years. Many believe antioxidants boost both egg and sperm health but do they really help?  could they actually cause harm to your fertility? Before answering this question we need to know what antioxidants do and how do they work.  

Guide to Sugar #3: Insulin Resistance and Inflammation

Jul 24, 2018

We live in an inflamed world. Inflammation has a crucial and naturally beneficial process in our bodies, as I’ve previously talked about here, but nonetheless can give rise to a host of issues when chronic and rampant. Uncontrolled inflammation can cause cellular damage, disrupt hormone levels, and cause premature aging.

Thanks to impermanence, everything is possible

Jul 23, 2018

Change is uncomfortable for me. I love adventure, but I am also a creature of habit - I like things to be just so and I get to love things the way I know them to be. It is with a mix of emotions that I will be making a move across the mountains to Edmonton next month with my family.

Happiness Pie

Jul 20, 2018

So, it’s summertime. The sun is out, birds are singing, the sky is blue; all the beaches in the city explode with people; music festivals appear everywhere you look. And you feel really, really, really, really, super happy, right?

Acubalance Helped Me Get Pregnant...Now What?!?

Jul 20, 2018

YOU DID IT!! You’ve been waiting and waiting….and waiting…. for that little blue line to show up on your pregnancy test and it finally happened! First things first, let’s do the Happy Dance. that we’ve had a chance to celebrate, it’s time to get organized. Many of my patients become so tunnel-visioned about getting pregnant, that they find themselves feeling lost once they finally become pregnant. This week’s blog post is a guide map for a healthy pregnancy.

What Are 4 Early Signs Of Pregnancy?

Jul 19, 2018

Have you been searching for the signs of early pregnancy? The magic symptom that will tell you for sure if your pregnant or not? Most if not all of my fertility patients are. The hard part is that there are no perfect, definitive symptoms which can 100% guarantee that you are pregnant. Besides doing a home pregnancy test or better yet a blood test with your doctor the symptoms of pregnancy are often similar to that of PMS.

Guide to Sugar #2: Sugar and your Hormones

Jul 17, 2018

It’s safe to say the docs here at Acubalance are pretty obsessed with hormones. The endocrine system (all of the glands in the body that produce hormones) is crucial for a plethora of functions in the body including metabolism, growth and development, fertility and sexual function, sleep, mood and emotions, respiration, digestion, and more.