Fertility

5 Tips To Stay Fit Over The Holidays

Most North Americans throw in the towel when it comes to their health over the holidays. It's often open season for eating cake, drinking too much, not getting enough sleep and saying we're too busy to hit the gym. It's no wonder why most of us create New Years resolutions like starting a cleanse or Junk Free January to help get us back on track. What if we didn't trash our health over the next few weeks? What if we wake up feeling awesome for the first day of 2018? It can be done if you go in with a good game plan!

Three Things Not To Do When Getting Acupuncture For Fertility

There are so many things that can benefit a person who is undergoing Acupuncture for their fertility. Acupuncture can be very effective in regulating hormones, improving blood flow and treating fertility. There are things that can both decrease or boost these benefits and when practiced consistently can increase your odds of success. Through the years I have found 3 things that greatly decrease the benefits of patients coming for Acupuncture. If you can side step these 3 pitfalls you can be way ahead in your health.

Thyroid Series Part 2: Testing Your Thyroid

If you’ve read Part 1 of my thyroid series, you’ll know that the thyroid hormone system is responsible for regulating a huge number of body processes, and that there is more to testing the intricate hormonal system of the thyroid than just getting a TSH and calling it a day. The more you start to dive into thyroid physiology – the triggers for thyroid hormone production and conversion, the receptivity of the tissues, and the dance between the brain, the thyroid gland, and the tissues – the more you realize it’s an incredible, intricate web.

5 Natural Ways to Increase IVF Success

 

Did you know that the most important time to optimize your fertility (and that of your male partner if you have one) is during the 100 days before conception occurs?

Your wait time for your IVF cycle is a great opportunity to get your mind and body in the best shape to conceive a baby whether TTC naturally or with IVF.

How Your Thyroid is Treated with Chinese Medicine and How It Effects Fertility

A huge percentage of the patients I see have been diagnosed with having a poorly functioning thyroid, primarily hypothyroid. Having a thyroid that is under performing causes all kinds of symptoms that can be life changing. Exhaustion, hair loss, weight gain, a generalized feeling of cold can all accompany an under functioning thyroid.  Unfortunately women who have this condition will also experience a greater chance of infertility as well as miscarriage rates.

Non-Striving

Most people believe that working hard, following through, organizing, and planning lead to success. We see evidence of this everywhere from our professional lives to personal endeavors. This idea is part of a “grit narrative” that we tell ourselves. Push through; work hard; persevere! So why does it seem like this doesn’t apply to fertility? You track ovulation, get focussed, change your diet, check cervical fluid, do blood work on days 3 and 21, attend endless appointments, get sperm analysis, yet somehow never get closer to your goal.

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