What Has Exercise Got To Do With Fertility?

3 Jul, 2018
By Rachel Steward, Acupuncturist. Are you trying to conceive or undergoing fertility treatment? Are you finding it stressful? You are not alone! In this article I will discuss some common experiences and how you can use exercise to build your…

A Problem Shared: Dealing With The Stress of Infertility

3 Jul, 2018
by Rachel Steward, Acupuncturist Are you undergoing fertility treatment and feeling the stress?  You are not alone! After working with women undergoing fertility treatment for over seventeen years I thought I was well aware of how stressful it can be. …

6 Causes Of Infertility Your Doctor Might Have Overlooked

4 Mar, 2015
Many people come into the clinic with unexplained infertility, and while the reasons may be complicated and numerous, here are six problems we see in infertility patients their doctors have overlooked.   1. MTHFR Gene Mutation This can get very technical,…

Treating Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Naturally

3 Mar, 2015
What is polycystic ovary syndrome? In a woman with polycystic ovaries, her ovaries develop more follicles than normal every month. At least twice as many follicles mature than normal, most of which enlarge and ripen but do not release an…
WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: Fertilty – Helping It Happen

5 Important Things To Avoid When Trying To Conceive

27 Aug, 2014
While there are many different, complex reasons people may be struggling to conceive, these five things should be avoided by all couples. 1. Heavy Metals Heavy metals are more commonplace than you might think, and their effect on fertility is…

If You Drink Coffee Make Sure It’s Organic

12 Mar, 2014
Most Coffee is Heavily Sprayed With Pesticides Most people are not aware that regular coffee consumption can be a significant source of pesticides. According to the CS Monitor, conventional farmers apply up to 250 pounds of chemical fertilizers per acre.…

RECIPE TO BOOST FERTILITY: Seed Pudding

27 Feb, 2014
This is a guilt-free sweet fix recipe. Very quick and simple to prepare and has the texture of chocolate mousse. Raw cocao is rich source of magnesium, iron and flavonoids. Flavonoids are a potent anti-oxidants that protect the cells against…

Healthier Diet, Stronger Sperm?

16 Oct, 2013
Two studies show diet can affect mobility of sperm and quality of semen. For years, nutritionists have rallied around the notion that “you are what you eat.” Now, new research suggests this adage might even extend to the strength and…
WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: Fertilty – Helping It Happen

What Your Baby Inherits: The Need For Pregnancy Preparation

25 Jul, 2013
by fertility expert Mary Melling. Traditionally in China, perspective parents would spend a year getting to their optimal health before becoming pregnant. This is a known concern in Chinese medicine that if both parents are in fantastic health both mentally…

The Scary Ways Stress Is Stopping You From Conceiving

24 Jul, 2013
Life can present us with many stressors weather it be in the form of work deadlines, mortgage repayments or even just juggling hectic schedules. Illness and sleep deprivation can also cause a physiological stress response within the body. Many stressors…