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Eating for Long-Term Health – Lowering Inflammation Is the Key!

Inflammation in the body causes or contributes to many debilitating, chronic illnesses.  These include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and cancer. Eating a diet focused on anti-inflammatory principles not only helps protect against certain diseases, but also slows the aging process by stabilizing blood sugar and increasing metabolism.  Many people find […]... Read More
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Optimal Fertility and the Gut Health and the Microbiome Connection

Digestion plays a role in the health of virtually every body system.  70% of your immune system cells reside in the gut wall.  Gut and digestive health are important for all couples trying to conceive.  Enhancing digestion can greatly aid men and women with fertility concerns.  An improvement in gut health may be the missing […]... Read More
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Low Down on Hormone Tests – Part 4!

MTHFR – What is it and why do you need to know about it? MTHFR: methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase – this is actually a genetic test for how well you absorb and process folate.  It possibly is an issue in early stage miscarriage. If you have this mutation, it could affect your ability to get and/or stay […]... Read More
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Low Down on Hormone Tests – Part 3!

Thyroid Hormones – TSH, fT3, tT4,rT3 Understanding the Physiology TSH is Thyroid Stimulating Hormone.  TSH is released in the pituitary to urge the thyroid gland to produce hormone.  The thyroid produces T4 (inactive thyroid hormone) which is then converted to T3 (active) and reverse T3. It looks like this: T4 and T3 also signal back […]... Read More

Low Down on Hormone Tests – Part 2!

So, if you are like most couples that have been struggling to conceive or even if you are just starting this journey, you probably have a binder full of tests!  Test after test has probably been done trying to figure out why you are not getting pregnant.  Possibly you have the diagnosis of – “your […]... Read More
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Confused About Hormone Testing!

If you are struggling with hormone imbalances, fertility issues or just would like a baseline understanding of how your hormones are doing, you are in the right place! There are three types of testing:  Blood Serum, Saliva and Dried Urine. Each serve a purpose and depending on what you are looking for, will determine what test to […]... Read More
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Sometimes We Have Tough Cycles-Time for Some Self-Care!

As women we sometimes have tough cycles.  Some are tougher than others while we are trying to conceive. If you are experiencing a rough cycle or just would like to soothe your heart and relieve stress, these two acupressure points are for you! When you are trying to get pregnant, each month can feel like […]... Read More
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So, Which Essential Oils are Helpful for Optimizing Fertility?

  What are essential oils? Derivatives of plants Concentrated form of phytonutrients Distillation allows to derivation of pure components Been used for thousands of years Very safe if used correctly Can be used on a regular basis Why are they so effective for women with hormone issues? They can be used every day They have […]... Read More
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Hormone Balance and Increasing Fertility Through Use of Essential Oils

Struggling to conceive can be very stressful.  An inability to  conceive can wreak havoc on your mental well-being.  Sooo, take a moment to picture this scenario – It’s been a very long week at work, even more so with yet another  negative pregnancy test.  You turn the lights on low in the bathroom, put on […]... Read More
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Looking to Use More Gluten Free Foods?

Gluten Free Food List If you are trying a Gluten Free diet, here are some foods that can be consumed.  Wherever possible, go organic and local with your whole-food choices; flash frozen is good too! Healthy fat: Extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil, coconut oil, grass fed tallow and organic or pasture-fed butter, ghee, almond […]... Read More