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Healthy Valentine's Dinner for Two

by Mia Zarlengo, MS, RDN Course 1 (Appetizer): Green Salad with Apples, Cranberries and Pepitas Recipe courtesy of Cookie and Kate‚Äč Ingredients Green salad 5 ounces (about 5 cups) spring greens salad ...
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A Touch of Romance

In honor of Valentine’s day, let’s talk about the language of love: touch. Everyone understands that physical touch is one of the cornerstones of romance. Who hasn’t swooned with a ...
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Feng Shui for Loving Relationships

With Valentine’s Day coming up, we are surrounded by hearts, lace, and thoughts of love and romance. However, when you are in a long-term relationship, and especially when you have struggled ...
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5 Tips for Strengthening your Relationship During Infertility

The infertility journey can strain even the healthiest of relationships, which is why it’s important to protect your partnership while navigating this process. The end goal of any fertility ...
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What is Yoga for Fertility all about?

Did you ever wonder what Yoga for Fertility is all about? Learn about Brittany's firsthand experience at: "Bottles & Banter" today! Here feature "Does Yoga for Fertility Really ...
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10 Self-Care Strategies to Get You Through the Holidays--- That aren't Mani-Pedis

I think that mani-pedis are delightful, but often times the long and tough road of infertility requires deeper self-care. Even the term “self-care” may make you roll your eyes. (Sorry!?) ...
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Can Holiday Cheer Hinder Your Fertility?

By Diana Zic As I write this, it’s the start of the holiday season. Some would say it’s the most wonderful time of the year and I would agree, except for the encouragement to do everything ...
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Happy New Year: Rethinking New Year's Resolutions

by Margaret Eich, MS, RDN As we transition into 2018, it's so tempting to make New Year's resolutions that are sweeping and very non-specific, such as "I'm going to eat ...
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Start the Year with a Cleansing Ritual

Cathy McCauley, LMT As 2017 comes to a close, you may be writing and sharing resolutions for 2018 or imagining what’s in store for the new year. This passing of time may give you pause to ...
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Baby It's Cold Outside

Burrrrrr! It’s officially cold in Chicago, dry in our homes, and time to get down to the business of hydrating our way into a new year! Whatever your goals are, make sure you hydrate. If you are ...
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Meet Your Yoga Team and Learn More!

Meet Our Co-owner and Yoga Instructor, Beth Heller: Favorite Pose: "No Hands" Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose "This pose is deceptively simple looking and may not look like a fertility ...
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The Most Wonderful Time...

The most wonderful time of the year...so nostalgic...so many memories...so much celebration...and so much stress! Financial stress, shopping stress, calorie stress, and in some cases, emotional ...
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Pesticide Intake Associated with Fertility Treatment Outcome

We often discuss the importance of choosing organic fruits and vegetables when possible to minimize pesticide exposure with the idea that pesticide exposure may negatively impact fertility and a ...
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Winter Weather Exacerbating Your Aches and Pains?

Winter Weather Exacerbating Your Aches and Pains? We all have that relative who swears they can predict rain with their neck pain, but have you noticed that pain really does flare with temperature ...
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Acupuncture and Pregnancy Loss

Pregnancy Loss Journey invited our amazing Acupuncture Director, Christine Davis to participate in their podcast. Hear this feature at: " Episode 45: Acupuncture and Pregnancy Loss " and ...
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Is Prenatal Yoga Right for You?

by Kellie Greene, RYT I recently attended a presentation where the speaker said that “infertility treatments are a full-time job”. She went on to elaborate about the doctors appointments, ...
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Acupuncture & Herbs for Prenatal Care

by Anna Pyne, L.Ac., MSOM, FABORM Acupuncture and herbs can help mitigate or completely resolve many signs and symptoms associated with pregnancy during all trimesters. I have treated numerous ...
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Unwind Your Mind...Either with Us, Or in Your Own Way

by Melissa Hinshaw, LMT Whether you are going through IVF, an expecting mother, a current mom, or any typical person, you worry. Let’s face it, we all have things to worry about in our lives and ...
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Fertility Friendly Nutrition for the Holidays

by Margaret Eich, MS, RDN It seems that the holidays start before Halloween and extend into the New Year. Once Halloween hits, it seems like the sweets and treats are everywhere, and it often ...
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Lost that Lovin' Feeling?

Trying to make a baby? Sounds like fun! You start with the exciting decision that it’s time. You throw your previous precautions to the wind, pull the protection, and get down to business. First ...
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Qigong for Fertility

Qigong (pron. “chee gawng”) is a 5,000 year old tradition of self-healing exercises that is used achieve wellness within the body, mind, and spirit. The word qigong means “energy ...
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Nutrition for Fertility Is Not Just for Women

by Margaret Eich, MS, RDN Nutrition and lifestyle habits can have an important impact on male fertility. Did you know that carrying extra weight is associated with lower sperm quality? Diabetes also ...
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30 Nutrition Tips for PCOS Awareness Month

Margaret Eich, MS, RDN Pulling Down the Moon, Nutritionist 1. Have your vitamin D tested. Women with PCOS are often vitamin D deficient, and correcting the deficiency can help restore more frequent ...
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Insights of Fifteen Years of Yoga Wisdom

Insights of Fifteen Years of Yoga Wisdom by Beth Heller, M.S. Fifteen years ago, Tami and I offered our first, six-week Yoga for Fertility class in Wilmette, a suburb of Chicago. Much to our surprise, ...
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Seasonal Bucket List

Where has summer gone? Before winter is upon us, make sure to take time for yourself, with your partner, and with your family. Here are some great ideas to get started on your “bucket ...
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