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Fertility Yoga

This article is written about two passions of mine fertility and yoga. The journey of trying to conceive is an emotional roller coaster. It brings with it, it’s own anxieties, stress,  confusion, questioning, doubt, frustration, anger, sadness, a sense of your body letting you down, isolation, regret, happiness. By the end of the journey you have [...]

Detox Day 1

Chakra Fruit Salad with Enlightened Tahini Sauce Serves 4 Fruit Salad: currants – red / root chakra oranges – orange / sacral chakra plums – yellow/ solar plexus chakra kiwi – green / heart chakra blueberries – blue / throat chakra blackberries – indigo / third eye chakra grapes – violet / crown chakra Enlightened [...]

September 2, 2012|Tags: |

A Beginners Guide to Natural Fertility

Getting to know your cycle is key to understanding your fertility. You need to appreciate what is happening to your body at each stage of the month so that you can interpret signs and work with your natural rhythms to enhance your fertility. Every aspect of your cycle is equally important. Your menstrual flow is [...]

July 30, 2012|Tags: , , , |

Chinese Medicine & Fertility. Life’s Balancing Act

Fertility is no longer a topic that is discussed behind closed doors. Today, more and more couples are being affected by the ability to non-conceive.  Being diagnosed as “infertile” literally feels like you’ve had the rug pulled from underneath your feet. The word “infertility” holds so much gravity, negativity and disappointment to it. That in [...]

Pineapple (Bromelain) & Implantation

Using Pineapple & pineapple core can help to assist implantation: Pineapple contains bromelain. Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme that breaks up proteins that inhibit embryo implantation. Consuming a whole pineapple (focusing on the core as it has the highest concentration of Bromelain) during a fertility cycle can be beneficial. For IVF [in vitro fertilization] cycle: [...]

June 12, 2012|Tags: , , , |

Is our biological clock ticking? Fertility in our later years.

There is a vast majority of women trying to conceive in there 40’s. A high percentage of women I see in my clinic are in the mid 40’s. While the statistics can be discouraging, it still doesn’t mean you can’t have a baby.  Did you know, we are born with around 1 to 2 million [...]

Brown Rice Congee with Apples and Dates. It’s a date!

It's that time of year again and all you want to do is snuggle up in front of an open fire.  During the colder months I can't even imagine beginning my day with a cold breakfast. It sends shivers down my spine just thinking about it.  This brown rice congee is delicious and warm and [...]

May 27, 2012|Tags: , , , , |

You are what your Eat. Improving your Fertility through your diet

Fertile Diet: Natural Fertility Management Eating Plan One of the easiest and simplest ways to influence our level of health and wellness and enhance our fertility is by changing both the way we eat and what we eat. We are more likely to obtain the benefits of the food we consume, if we have good [...]

May 16, 2012|

AMH Readings

What does a low AMH reading indicate? And how does it relate to your IVF Cycle? AMH is the Antimullerian hormone. This test correlates to the size of your residual follicular pool. Basically your egg reserve. When applying the results in clinical practice in IVF it will generally indicate that you will yield or produce [...]

May 9, 2012|

Part II: How to Read your Sperm Analysis. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

The truth is out about Men's infertility. Now we are faced with the cold hard facts. The results of your Semen Analysis stare you straight in the face. What information does this piece of paper hold. Is it good or is it just plain bad? A Semen Analysis considers many factors. However, it is the [...]