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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. Roughly 12 percent of all infertility cases can be traced to weight problems in women— split pretty much evenly between weighing too little and weighing too much, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). This […]
If You Can’t Beet ‘Em, Join ‘Em!
Whether they’re roasted, pickled, or blended in your juices: beets are just the best! They’re delicious, nutritious, and let’s take a moment to appreciate that they’re just the most gorgeous color! I, along with so many others, have a love for beets and so I decided to dig a little deeper. What exactly is it about beets […]
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 shown that it can increase the efficacy of IVF by 50%. At Yinova we use Chinese medicine […]
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! The crazy thing is that diabetes develops from such seemingly innocuous lifestyle habits. All it takes is eating a little too much fat and sugar, not exercising […]
Women Who Inspire Us
For the month of March, Women’s History Month, we will be celebrating women in health & healthcare. Every day, we will be sharing with you a female hero of ours: from doctors to activists, midwives to scientists. Whether they’ve changed the dialogue surrounding our bodies, pioneered their industry, or changed the way we practice medicine […]
The Complex Concept of Body Image
As a clinical psychologist, with expertise in health and illness, I am frequently asked to shed light on the concept of body image. I often begin by pointing out that body image is a multidimensional concept that consists of self-perceptions, cognitions, emotions, and behaviors related to one’s physical characteristics. By and large, the research contains […]
Is Stress Lowering Your Sex Drive?
I wrote Sex Again: Recharging Your Libido 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 shame really because sex is a great stress reliever. The relationship […]
What is Fragile X Syndrome?
I recently wrote a blog entry that was all about influencing the sex of your baby. All that talk about X and Y chromosomes prompted one of my patients to ask me about Fragile X syndrome. They had just been diagnosed as a carrier for this disorder and wanted me to help her sort through […]
Eat to Beat Urinary Tract Infections
Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are most commonly seen as an infection of the urethra and bladder but if left untreated can develop into a more serious infection of the kidneys. They are caused by germs, usually, the bacteria E. Coli from the digestive system, entering the urinary tract through the urethra, and spreading to […]