Clinic Blog

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Omega 3 Supplements and Prostate Cancer

Jul 25, 2013

For years I have been prescribing both men and women omega 3 to help optimize their health and fertility. I have had good success with my patients and have never had any concern about them receiving side effects by taking this supplement. That is until recently.

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Marinate Your Meat to Prevent Cancer

Jul 24, 2013

There's nothing better then having a barbecue with friends during these hot summer days. Overall it's a healthy meal of fresh grilled veggies, salad and some great cut of meat. The only downside is the carcinogens produced as the meat is cooked over the open flame.

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Foods to Boost Men's Fertility

Jul 16, 2013
Men can naturally boost their chances of pregnancy with only a few changes in diet. Studies have shown that just by eating foods high in antioxidants, men can greatly improve their sperm.
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Beat the Heat for Your Fertility -- Keep Your Man Cool!

Jul 02, 2013

I love the heat we have had over the past few days. I'm happy to know it's just the beginning of July with another two hot months ahead of us. Howwever, as much as I love the heat, it doesn't mix well for couples trying to concieve, especially the men.

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Celebrate the Seed

Jun 27, 2013

Here at Acubalance, we really like to celebrate the seed!

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Varicocele Surgery or Natural Treatment?

Jun 26, 2013

Male fertility can be affected by many different factors.  In some cases surgery is recommended but would a natural approach be more effective? 

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Are you full of crap? Not a good idea if you are trying to get pregnant!

Jun 24, 2013

Most of us who eat the North American diet may not be aware of how much crap we are eating. "Crap" is being defined here as junk food, processed foods, refined flours, trans fats, and added sugar. These foods can interfere with our fertility as well as increase our chances of certain cancers, Alzheimer, diabetes, depression and obesity.

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A Sperm's Epic Journey to Fertilization!

Jun 19, 2013
I find it amazing to look at all the specific and intricate processes which must take place for conception. I stumbled upon a five-minute video on YouTube which describes the sperm's journey from ejaculate to fertilization and then embryo to implantation. It is a great video showing that so many delicate things which need to take place before implantation can occur.
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A Strategic Plan for Your Fertility

Jun 12, 2013
If you are one of the thousands of couples having trouble conceiving, there are some simple things you can do to increase your chances of both natural and assisted pregnancies. I wanted to pass along some simple strategies that will help optimize your chances of a healthy pregnancy each month.
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Common cause between depression in children and infertility?

Jun 10, 2013

A BC study, led by Dr. Dina Panagiotopoulos, a pediatric endocrinologist, says antipsychotic drugs are being over-prescribed to children. Two recent articles in the Vancouver Sun on Dr. Panagiotopoulos' study (May 13th and June 10th, 2013) warn of emerging evidence showing that the drugs can cause: