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Gearing Up For Family Gatherings When You Are Coping With Infertility

The days are shorter and darker. Store fronts slowly transform into sparkly and seemingly mocking displays of joy and good tidings. Emails and phones buzz as family gatherings are organized. The end of another calendar year begins to draw near. It is the holiday season. A time of year filled with emotion; for many those […]

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Diabetes and Sleep

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. In our country, Diabetes has reached epidemic levels. There are 20 million diabetics in the USA!

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Treating Constipation in Babies and Children Naturally

In Traditional Chinese medicine the Middle Jiao is the area generally below the heart to the pubic bone. All Middle Jiao issues revolve around the transformation and transportation of food and fluids. We can include the Stomach, the Intestines, the Spleen, the Liver, the Bladder and the Uterus in the Middle Jiao.

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Is your Immune System Preventing a Pregnancy?

I’ve been in practice for many years. Long enough to notice trends, and one of the things that I have noticed is a rise in autoimmune problems (allergies, lupus, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue and some kinds of thyroid disorders). What concerns me about this rise in immune system dysfunction is the effect it […]

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Sex Again? Move that Qi!

Lackluster bedroom experiences may ultimately be traced back to a few different sources, but for many people, and a good deal of my patients, the main blame for lack of sex and lack of desire for sex can be summed up in just one word: stress.

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Can Holding Back Tears Harm your Fertility?

Have you ever held back tears in the workplace in fear of being seen as an overemotional woman?  Or kept your opinion to yourself afraid others would think you’re too aggressive?  

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17 Exercises we’d be better off without for 2013

We are well on our way into 2013! Below are some helpful suggestions from the Spiritual Nutrition Council on the 17 exercises that have proven to be contrary to heart health. Extensive research has shown that they tend to block the flow. So, if you or anyone you know has been packing on the weight […]

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Holiday stress? Jill’s top 5 instant stressbusters

This is a fun time of year, but it’s stressful for most people. And here at the YinOva Center I’ve recently been treating a lot of insomnia and neck and shoulder tension. According to the CDC 85% of diseases have an emotional component, and a 20-year study, conducted by researchers at the University of London, […]

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Is stress lowering your sex drive?

My new book Sex Again: Recharging Your Libido comes out next year. I wrote the book because patients tell me they wish they were more interested in sex and when I ask them what they think lowers their libido they often mention stress. Stressed out people usually don’t feel like having sex, which is a […]

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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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