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Author: Emma Thake

FertileGirl + Yinova: What not to say to someone who might be trying to conceive

Here at Yinova, many of our patients come to us to enhance their fertility. Whether we’re helping them conceive naturally or using acupuncture to accompany their IVF treatments, we know how difficult, stressful, and polarizing even, this experience can be.

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How to Perform a Breast Exam at Home

Survival rates for breast cancer patients have never been better, and early detection is one of the reasons for this. For that reason, we definitely recommend getting into the habit of looking at and feeling your breasts at least once a month. A particularly good time to do this is during the week after your […]

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Women Who Inspire Us

For the month of March, Women’s History Month, we will be celebrating women in health + healthcare. Every day, we will be sharing with you a female hero of ours: from doctors to activists, midwives to scientists. Whether they’ve changed the dialogue surrounding our bodies, pioneered their industry, or changed the way we practice medicine […]

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by Emma Thake

What You Need to Know About Lubricant if You’re Trying to Conceive

Sexual lubricants, especially scented varieties, can interfere with conception. In general, they are too acidic for the sperm to survive and/or swim well in. In addition, the concentration of salts in the lubricants can cause sperm to either shrink or swell beyond their capacity to perform normally. That being said, if you find that you need […]

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by Emma Thake

Top 5 Food Remedies for Morning Sickness

Morning sickness may unfortunately be inevitable for some during pregnancy. However, fertility specialist and registered dietitian, Tracy Lockwood Beckerman, shares some of her top remedies to alleviate symptoms of uneasiness and nausea.

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by Emma Thake

4 Things You’re Better Off Without in 2018

Raise your hand if you have ever made a New Year’s Resolution, genuinely wanted to commit to it, failed a few months later, and then felt super guilty afterwards…

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Eat Your Way to Happiness!

Washing down a bacon cheeseburger with a chocolate milkshake can be fun sometimes, don’t get us wrong. But what happens when you feed your body unhealthy things all the time? It responds, and we’re not just talking about a little weight gain here or there (some people are immune to that with their hollow thighs […]

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5 Facts That You Might Not Have Known About Chinese Medicine

Let’s start with some basics, shall we? Traditional Chinese medicine is a 3,500-year-old system of medicine. It’s used to address a huge variety of ailments from minor imbalances to chronic conditions and is based on the philosophy that the human body is in a dynamic state of balance- both internally and with the outside world. When […]

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by Emma Thake

Can you Compost in NYC?

Did you know that New York City has a whole system for recycling household food waste? Jill talks to Erycka de Jesus from The NYC Compost Project hosted by Big Reuse about how to compost in a city and why composting is important.

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by Emma Thake

So, You’ve Tried Almond Milk; What About Golden Milk?

Jill visits the Hudson-Chatham Winery to talk to Carlo DeVito about his journey from wine critic to winemaker. Jill and Carlo discuss how wine is made and some of the unexpected pitfalls of running a vineyard. Then Jill is in the kitchen with Chinese medicine practitioner Heidi Lovie who shares her recipe for Golden Milk, […]

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by Emma Thake

Supernatural Squad Goals

MaryAnn DiMarco is a psychic-medium who has been able to see the other side since she was child. She’s the author of a new book called Believe, Ask, Act where she explains how to tap into your “celestial team” to get advice. Jill asks her how we can all develop our intuition and open up […]

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