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The Power of Sriracha

It’s Thai. It’s trendy. It gives your food a tangy kick in the taste buds. And you’ve probably heard about it and seen it on the tables of many New York eateries far and wide these days. Sriracha sauce is indeed all that and a bag of…peppers. But there’s more to this sauce than something […]

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Supporting IVF with Dietary Therapy

Many patients pair IVF treatments with Traditional Chinese Medicine. For those people, it is important to know some general traditional principles to help facilitate the process and make things easier and clearer. If you are one of these patients, in addition to your regular acupuncture regimen I would also suggest dietary therapy. Dietary therapy, which […]

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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: Tired

Three key ways to optimize diet for the Tired type is to maintain balanced blood sugar levels, consume foods for hormonal balance and support thermal digestion using Chinese balancing therapeutic principles. In Making Babies, Jill recommends a breakdown of 50% complex carbohydrates, 30% vegetables and fruits and 20% high quality protein for the Tired woman.

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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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Chinese Medicine and nutrition: Your marathon prep guide

Unfortunately, I will not be joining the 47,000 runners this year in the New York City Marathon, but all the marathon excitement has made me think about what Chinese medicine has to offer all the lucky runners who are “in” this year. There are certain key organs and substances that when strengthened, can benefit a […]

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What Does Your Acupuncturist Eat? A Look Inside Amanda’s Refrigerator

Amanda Silver is nicknamed The YinOva “Rock Star” for a reason. Her ability to develop personal relationships with her patients, co-workers, family and self is a true testament to the “Ying-Yang” balance of her being. Her holistic approach to life translates to her diet, and is visually seen through her refrigerator.

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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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