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Fight or Flight or Fertility

“Maybe you’re just stressed.” Time and time again, seemingly no matter what is going on with your health, professionals and friends alike all seem to lean on stress being the factor for everything from lack of sleep to colds; shoulder tension to fertility.

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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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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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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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Fertility Acupuncture for Couples

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in Asia to boost fertility and address the kinds of medical problems that prevent a couple from conceiving. Recently it has become a popular adjunctive treatment to IVF after studies have showed that it can increase the efficacy of IVF by 50%.

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Eating for your Fertility Type: Waterlogged

For our final piece in for the five part series, we spotlight the Waterlogged type. For this type, Jill recommends a diet this is 30% protein, 20% complex carbohydrate and 50% fruits and vegetables. 

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Eating for your Fertility Type: Dry

The characteristic qualities for the Dry type are lowered estrogen levels, dehydration, internal heat, hyperthyroidism and a need for follicle building. To build internal moisture, Jill suggests 40% fruits and vegetables, 40% complex carbohydrates, 10% legumes and vegetable protein and 10% animal protein.

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Eating for your Fertility Type: Stuck

The characteristic qualities of the Stuck type include physical stress manifested in sluggish digestion, hormonal shifts within the menstrual cycle and extra care in promoting healthy blood flow in menstruation.   For these women, Jill suggests a diet that creates internal balance which means sourcing and cooking fresh, whole foods with a daily profile of 60% […]

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Eating for your Fertility Type: Pale

This is the first of a five-part series of articles from our YinOva Nutritional Counselor Carlin Greenstein about eating for the fertility types used in Making Babies.

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Men Boost Fertility

Men make new sperm every day and those sperm come to fruition withing 72 days. This is good news for men who want to give their fertility a boost, because it means that within three months they can make a big difference to the reproductive health. For more detailed information it is worth checking out […]

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Unexplained Infertility

Patients who have been diagnosed with unexplained infertility often find it a great relief that their seemingly random collection of symptoms make sense from a Chinese medicine perspective. They have usually undertaken a battery of tests by the time they visit us at the YinOva Center and their first question is, “If nothing is wrong, […]

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