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The 100 Trillion-guest dinner party in your colon: An odyssey.

Oct 17, 2013

You’d have to be living under a rock to have not heard all the “buzz” populating the internet these da

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Weaning Your Baby - Tips

Oct 16, 2013

So you’ve decided it’s time to start weaning your baby from breastfeeding, and you’re thinking – “now what?” Each Mum, with each baby, will decide at one point that it’s time for her to discontinue breastfeeding her babe and will begin the process of decreasing the number of feeds per day over time. Whether it’s because you’re going back to work, taking medication that is contraindicated in breastfeeding, or another of the many reasons for weaning, here are a few things to help you through the process.

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A New Male Contraceptive, Bacon !

Oct 16, 2013

For years studies have been showing how male fertility is influenced by diet and lifestyle choices.

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Infant Loss Awareness

Oct 11, 2013

Working with infertility definitely has it's ups and downs.  Working with couples and helping them achieve a pregnancy and a healthy child is such a rewarding process.  Unfortunately not all end with this ending.  I often treat couples who have had tragic losses during their pregnancies.  The process of recovering from such traumatic events such as a still birth and neonatal death can often take years.

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A Delicate Balance: The Dance of Your Hormones

Oct 11, 2013

There is certainly no question in my mind that hormonal imbalances in the body are a major contributor to the majority of modern health concerns – including and certainly not limited to all of the reproductive conditions. It is the equilibrium, or balance, of all these hormones in relation to each other that allows our bodies to perform optimally.

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AMH: The Test and What It Tells You

Oct 07, 2013

When you’re first being screened by a fertility clinic, Ob-Gyn, or by your naturopathic doctor for any issues that may be present in regards to your fertility potential, one of the tests they’ll run is called AMH - short for Antimullarian Hormone. During the (often) overwhelming visit where your physician presents all of your test results, it’s a good idea request a copy so you can review them on your own time. You’ll see among them a test for AMH, and here I'll explain what it is and why it’s important.

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3 Types of Patients ! Which One Are You ?

Oct 04, 2013
In my practice treating infertility, women's health and pregnancy I have found that there are 3 types of people I treat.  In every case what my patient needs from me is different and evolves as we move forward towards a healthy pregnancy.  Here are 3 types of fertility patients I generally treat:
 
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The Thyroid And Fertility: What You Need To Know

Oct 03, 2013

One of the most frustrating things for a fertility patient to hear is that they are clinically sub-fertile, but there is nothing wrong with their blood work – in other words, you’re perfectly healthy! But you’re not getting pregnant and we don’t know why. At Acubalance, we’re always striving to figure out the “why” – and since thyroid problems are extremely common and difficult to diagnose based on lab results, it’s a topic that often comes up with our fertility patients.

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Want to Increase Pregnancy Rates when Undergoing an IUI? Try Using Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine.

Oct 01, 2013

 A study from 2012 completed by Dr Shahar Levi-Ari from Tel Aviv University compared successful  IUI cycles with the combination of Chinese medicine and acupuncture.

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Special treat for patients today Two sets of doctor eyes

Oct 01, 2013

Today, October 1st, 2013, I have Dr. Kali MacIsaac joining on my initial consults.  This is a special treat for our patients as they are getting two sets of eyes looking into some of the reasons why they are not conceiving and what action steps can be taken to increase their chances of conceiving and delivering a healthy baby.

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