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Author: Dr. Jill Blakeway, DACM, L.Ac

An Immune Boosting Soup

In Asia the line between food and medicine is more blurred than we in the west are used to. Chinese medicine is full of recipes that combine food and herbs to make meals that both nourish and cure. With cold and flu season still in full swing I thought I’d share a healing recipe for […]

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Why Controlling Your Weight Can Help You To Conceive

Are you trying to get pregnant and struggling to conceive? The answer may be easier than you think.

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Why Regular Exercise Can Improve Your Fertility (and how to know if you’re doing too much).

Here at the YinOva Center, we see many patients who are hesitant to exercise whilst they are trying to get pregnant. Some doctors don’t want to recommend exercise to patients who are planning to conceive and some even warn against it. In reality, exercise, if done in moderation, can actually benefit your fertility. The only thing to be mindful […]

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Could Insomnia Be Affecting Your Fertility?

You may already know that sleep is important to your health, and surely you’ve experienced how vital it is to your state of mind. As it turns out, it is also valuable for fertility; lack of sleep can play a role in infertility.

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How To Use An Ovulation Predictor Kit

Here at the YinOva Center we’re experts when it comes to fertility counseling. We teach our patients how to know when they’re ovulating and the best times to have sex if they’re trying to conceive.

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How To Know When You Are Most Fertile (by Monitoring Your Fertile Cervical Mucus)

“How can I pinpoint when I’m ovulating?” Something that patients ask us all the time here at the YinOva Center.  And this is what we tell them….

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How to Have Sex (if you’re trying to conceive).

I’m going to presume you pretty much have a handle on how to have sex. If you’re looking for inspiration, however, I did write a book on this subject. It’s called Sex Again: Recharging Your Libido and you can buy it here or pick up a copy in our center.

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Chinese Medicine is Energy Medicine

Did you know that acupuncture is one of the most ancient forms of energy medicine?

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Cook For Your Life

Jill has dedicated the entirety of this episode of GCH to looking at how cancer patients can get the best support alongside their treatment. She spoke with Anne Ogden, a two-time cancer survivor and creator Cook For Your Life, a non-profit organization that teaches people how to cook healthy and nourishing meals for those who […]

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Should We Be Eating More Dirt?

On this week’s show episode of CBS’ Grow Cook Heal, Jill pays a visit to Dogwood Farm in upstate New York, where she talks to farmers (and partners) Hilary Corsun and Sarah Quebers, she gets in the kitchen with Sunita Kumar Nair to cook a vegetarian side dish that her grandma used to cook and finally, she talks to […]

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After Paris, is waging love naive?

I think the world has changed after the attacks in Paris. And as a health-care practitioner with cancer patients in my practice, I take a medical view of this assault on our world and how it might be healed.

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It’s all About Balance! The Yin and Yang of Beauty

Taoism is one of the many ancient philosophies of Asia – it’s sometimes called a religion, but really it’s more of a philosophy – and one thread of Taoist thought for 2,000 years has concentrated on the idea that the happiest and best way to live is in harmony with the natural flow of energy […]

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