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Tracking Your Fertile Days

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A guide to basal body temperatures, ovulation predictor test kits, and cervical fluid. I get asked a lot of questions in my practice when working with patients to optimize their fertility. For example: “How come my basal body temperature chart does not line up with my increase in cervical fluid and a positive ovulation predictor […]

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Thriving In the Postpartum Phase

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The first few months following the birth of your beautiful baby hold many new experiences and changes. You spend the whole length of your pregnancy taking great care of your body to prepare yourself for labor and delivery then once the baby comes, it seems as though there is little to no time to think […]

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Eat Your Way to a Better Menstrual Cycle

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We all know by now how much our diet and lifestyle impacts our physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being. This is especially true for women in terms of our hormonal body clocks. Just as we aren’t meant to eat the same food day after day, we are also not meant to exercise or live […]

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Dampness and Fluid Metabolism

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Is all this rain we’ve had lately making you feel a soggy mess? Just like the vegetation outside, our bodies can hold on to excess water and leave us feeling heavy and damp inside.  Dampness can cause a host of unwanted symptoms: fatigue and fog, worsened allergic rhinitis, digestive problems, increased joint pain, and edema […]

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Are your springtime allergies making you miserable?

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Are your springtime allergies making you miserable? Every year we welcome budding trees, flowers, longer days, and sunny afternoons in the park with open arms. Especially this year when it seemed winter would NEVER end. But for some of us this also means a trip to the pharmacy to pick up some Zyrtec and Allegra […]

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Healthy Sleep Hygiene

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When we hear the word hygiene, we rarely think of it in terms of our sleep, but in reality the two are closely linked. Healthy sleep hygiene can make an enormous difference in both the amount of sleep and the depth of sleep we experience. It will also encourage our bodies to fall asleep faster […]

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Chinese Medicine is More Than Just Acupuncture

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Do you have ‘needle phobia’ yet remain curious as to what all the buzz is around acupuncture? Do you fear your system is too sensitive or delicate to receive acupuncture.  Odds are you know someone who swears it cured their migraines, regulated their digestion, helped them get pregnant, alleviated their shoulder pain, and/or allowed them […]

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Year of the Yellow Dog – By: Lillian Pearl Bridges

Overview: February 16, 2018 is the start of the Chinese Year of the Yellow Dog. This is a Yang Earth Year, which will bring much more stability, with a few notable exceptions. The Elements are Yang Earth on top of Earth, which means that they harmonize with each other. So, overall, it is will be […]

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Acupuncture Magic – Why is it so good at treating pain?

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Have you ever wondered why acupuncture is so effective?  Especially at treating pain? If you have ever experienced long term chronic pain, you know how debilitating it can be, both emotionally and physically. It can take its toll on your day to day life, robbing joy from ordinary activities and impacting sleep. With all the […]

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Recipe Roundup – Pea Humus and Crackers

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Healthy snacks keep your metabolism humming along smoothly and your energy sustained throughout the day. By batch cooking and creating healthy meals and snacks you can help to support your blood sugar every day. This Sunday try pea hummus and homemade gluten free crackers. It’s full of healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, and protein to satiate your taste buds and […]

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