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New Year’s Day – A Time For Reflection

New Year’s Day – A Time For Reflection

Is it just me, or did winter and the holiday season sneak up on us this year? One moment I was blissfully enjoying fall and what seems to be the very next moment, I find myself in the middle of...

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Keeping Healthy and Calm through the Holidays with Chinese Nutritional Medicine

Keeping Healthy and Calm through the Holidays with Chinese Nutritional Medicine

I had my first holiday thought today. My first, hmm I wonder what I should get my daughter for Christmas? I wonder if a six year old would like a lava lamp? It was the first day where I actually thought,...

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How Much Acupuncture Do You Need With IVF?

How Much Acupuncture Do You Need With IVF?

Here is a link to a great article written by Lee Hullender Rubin, LAc, DAOM, from Portland, OR.  The article discusses how much acupuncture is appropriate in order to increase your chances of success when undergoing IVF.

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A Congee for all Seasons

A Congee for all Seasons

Congee is a traditional Chinese porridge.  Normally it is made of rice and is eaten with meat, vegetables and/or herbs.   It can be eaten for breakfast and is often given to ill people, as it is easily digestible.  ...

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Frozen donor eggs are coming into their own.

Frozen donor eggs are coming into their own.

A new study by Seattle Reproductive Medicine shows that frozen donor eggs as efficient as fresh!  See Article.

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Increase fertility by reducing BPA exposure

Increase fertility by reducing BPA exposure

There are studies showing BPA levels may decrease male fertility and increase risk of miscarriage.  BPA is a synthetic estrogen found in the lining of cans and hard plastics.  It is slowly being phased out but is still in most...

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Acupuncture Research!

Acupuncture Research!

Research suggests that acupuncture helps activate the parasympathetic nervous system’s “relaxation response,” as well as boosting the nervous system’s production of mood-improving endorphins and encephalins.  Here’s the link.

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Healthy Living is Good for Men’s DNA

Healthy Living is Good for Men’s DNA

This study is fascinating! Healthy lifestyle positively affected the DNA in men.  Here’s the link. (Thanks Dr. Lee Hullender Rubin)

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Are these eggs already fertilized??

Are these eggs already fertilized??

NWNAn interesting study has been released showing the adverse effects of BPAs on human eggs, with some of the eggs actually acting like they are already fertilized!  Here’s a link to the article.

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Exercise and Epigenetics

Exercise and Epigenetics

Recent research shows that exercise affects your epigenetics (changes in gene expression).  Here’s the article!

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