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Amazing New Pictures of the Moment of Ovulation

This morning I have been exchanging emails with a patient who is newly pregnant. She and her husband have been trying to conceive for several years and they are thrilled to have finally achieved their goal. I am so happy for them and feel very privileged to have played a small part in their journey. […]

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Rice Congee – Nourishing Food for Convalescence

I’ve been hearing from my patients about a vicious bout of viral gastroenteritis going around. Some people have thought they had food poisoning and one patient even rang to see if her herbs could be causing violent diarrhea and vomiting. I was able to assure her they weren’t. Last week it was my turn. My […]

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Uterine Fibroids – How you can help yourself.

Jan was a 35 year old woman who came to see me because her periods were so heavy that she had been diagnosed with anemia. Carla was a 45 year old woman whose abdomen protruded so much that her friend had mistakenly thought she was pregnant. Lauren was a 39 year old woman who was […]

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Natural Ways to Reduce the Gas you Pass

When my daughter was small she loved the book The Gas We Pass: The Story of Farts. She even wrote a book report about it in 1st grade and was devastated when her teacher told her off for writing about something inappropriate and offensive. Personally I was with my daughter, rather than the teacher, on […]

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How Acupuncture Enhances Fertility – A Look at Current Research

“Can acupuncture really help make me more fertile and, if so, how does it work?” This is a question patients ask me all the time and I understand why. It seems so improbable that tiny hair-like needles could have such a profound effect. At The Yinova Center most of our patients find out about us […]

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New Scientific Study Sheds Light on Acupuncture

“Why are you sticking needles in my feet if my problem is a headache” It’s a common question and one of the things that mystifies patients about acupuncture. Up until now I’ve always answered, “because that is what I was taught to do”. The Meridians that run through the head run to the feet and […]

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Fertility and fats

Fertility and Fats: Fats to eat and fats to avoid when you’re trying to conceive. You’ve probably read recent news reports about fats and fertility. I know my patients have and many of them are asking me for help in deciding which fats to eat and what to cut out. One recent study said that […]

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Herbal Supplements for Children

Parents often ask me to suggest some basic herbal formulas that they can safely give to their children to address minor ailments. All the formulas and supplements below can be kept in your medical chest and dispensed by you at your discretion. None of them are a replacement for the advice of your pediatrician and […]

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The early signs of pregnancy

Patient’s often ask me what the early signs of pregnancy are. It is useful to look out for them even though they can be a little confusing. Realistically, the only conclusive way of knowing that you are pregnant is a positive pregnancy test however the signs outlined below may give you a hint. These are […]

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10 things you should avoid during pregnancy

1. Smoking Most people know that it’s important to give up smoking when you are pregnant. If you don’t you run the risk of your baby having a lower birth weight, and learning disabilities. You also increase your risk of miscarriage. At The Yinova Center we recognize that cigarettes can be a hard habit to […]

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Foods to eat and foods to avoid during pregnancy

When I was expecting my daughter I vividly remember bursting into tears in the middle of a supermarket. Partly this mild hysteria was due to my pregnancy hormones but I also felt overwhelmed by all the conflicting advice and seemingly dire warnings given to pregnant women about food. It seemed as if the advice kept […]

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Stress and infertility: What message are you giving your body?

In the USA it is estimated that 20% of couples are suffering from infertility at any given time. This number has increased steadily over the last 50 years, which has lead researchers to blame everything from increased maternal age to toxic overload. However 10% of all infertile couples will not be able to find out […]

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