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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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Help for Secondary Infertility with Acupuncture

Help for Secondary Infertility with Acupuncture by Christine Davis, L.Ac., MSOM You have your perfect baby or toddler or big kid! You are so happy! It was pretty easy getting pregnant the first time. ...
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Man in the Moon?

Man in the Moon? by Meredith Nathan, LMT A man and a woman walk into a fertility center (I know, this sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but please bear with me). Both get tested. Both check out ...
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Optimal Egg

Shawna Schwalb, MS, LDN, Fertility Nutrition Specialist Optimal Eggs I remember when I was in my 20s, hanging out with my friends, and one of my friends was excited about freezing her eggs. This was ...
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Summer Nutrition - Recipes

Summer Nutrition Webinar recipes Roasted Root Vegetables Gluten free/Dairy free Serves 6-8 ½ onion, chopped 2 medium-sized beets, peeled and chopped into ½-inch cubes 6 medium carrots, ...
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A Daily Dose of Gratitude

A Daily Dose of Gratitude by Melissa Hinshaw, LMT November is traditionally the time of the year when we gather with friends and family to share and show our gratitude for what we have and who we ...
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Acupuncture for Fertility, The Method Behind the Madness

Acupuncture for Fertility, The Method Behind the Madness By Meghan Gibson, MSOM, L.Ac. Close your eyes. Picture this, you’re lying on a soft table, there’s a warm feeling of heat above ...
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Does Food Packaging Affect Your Fertility?

Does Food Packaging Affect Your Fertility? by Margaret Eich, MS, RDN When we're talking about how nutrition affects fertility, we sometimes only think of how the food we eat affects our fertility. ...
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My Journey, A Personal Story

My Journey, A Personal Story by Anonymous I have been married to my 8 th grade sweetheart for 12 yrs. We talked about getting married and starting a family “one day”. He wanted 12 kids. I ...
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How Lateness Helped Me Find Greatness

How Lateness Helped Me Find Greatness by guest blogger, "Jugy" When it comes to being late, I am notorious for it. Late to parties, dinner reservations, weddings... you name it. I have had ...
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Grief and Infertility

Grief and Infertility by Meredith Nathan, LMT A colleague of mine heard this stat at a recent fertility conference: ‘One in ten people experiencing infertility is actively suicidal.’ Did ...
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Male Factor Infertility, The Needles Go Where?!

Male Factor Infertility, The Needles Go Where?! by Meghan Gibson, L.Ac., MSOM I recently had the privilege of speaking at one of the workshops during the Midwest Reproductive Symposium International ...
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Summer Produce

Summer Produce and Fertility by Margaret Eich, MS, RDN The farmer's markets are starting to be full of fresh fruits and vegetables. We all know that this produce is good for our overall health, ...
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Start Fertility Yoga Now and Shift Your Summer

Start Fertility Yoga Now and Shift Your Summer by Beth Heller, RYT There’s really no better time to start yoga than summertime in Chicago. We all know that the summer and fall are the pay-off ...
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PROBIOTICS AND PREBIOTICS

by Margaret Eich, MS, RDN In our quest to eat healthier to promote fertility, we often think strictly about the food that we put into your body, but sometimes we forget about the importance of the ...
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GET SOME SLEEP!

by Stacy Dunn, ND, LAc, FABNO My patients are well accustomed to inquiries about their sleep - What time are you going to bed? Do you fall asleep easily? Do you wake frequently? What time do you wake ...
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AN EGG'S LIFE

by Meredith Nathan, LMT Let's face it - fertility can be frustrating. Depending on whether you've just started to dip your toe in the waters of fertility treatments or you've already dove ...
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LET'S TALK GIRL TALK!

by Melissa Hinshaw, LMT Why is so hard for us to say it like it is? Why do we apologize for everything and feel like we need to dampen bad news, sad news, and even celebratory and exciting news? We ...
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Rice Protein Shakes and Phytonutrient Powder

By Shawna Schwalb, MS, Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist For the month of May, we wanted to give you a little more insight on two high quality supplements that might be helpful additions to your ...
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POSTPARTUM CARE

by Meg Gibson, LAc. Phew! Congratulations Mama, you’ve made it to the other side. From trying to conceive to becoming a new mom there are so many changes you’re facing both physically and ...
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SUPPLEMENT FEATURE: RICE PROTEIN SHAKES (CHOCOLATE AND VANILLA) AND PHYTONUTRIENT POWDER

By Shawna Schwalb, MS, Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist For the month of May, we wanted to give you a little more insight on two high quality supplements that might be helpful additions to your ...
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NEW STUDIES, ANCIENT WISDOM

by Meredith Nathan, LMT A recent NIH study used infrared thermography to compare the abdominal skin temperature of fertile women and those struggling with infertility. The results? Women struggling ...
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AGING WITHOUT LOSING PERSPECTIVE

by Kelly Lyons L.Ac., MSOM I hear often, in session, that vibrant women feel down about their age, due to their doctors and the internet telling them that they are approaching an “advanced ...
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10 EASY WAYS TO EAT MORE GREENS

Green vegetables, especially leafy green vegetables are rich sources of nutrients, not only for your overall health, but also for fertility. Leafy greens are rich in folate, calcium, magnesium, and ...
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