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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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Let Acupuncture Put a Spring in Your Step!

Let Acupuncture Put a Spring in Your Step! By Anna Pyne LAc MSOM FABORM Acupuncture is a great remedy for alleviating depression due to any cause. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) every organ is ...
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Does your Nutritionist Specialize in Fertility and Pregnancy?

Does your Nutritionist Specialize in Fertility and Pregnancy? by Margaret Eich, MS, RDN Does your nutritionist specialize in fertility and pregnancy? At Pulling Down the Moon, our licensed dietitian ...
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Visualize the Perfect Nest Inside Your Body

Visualize Your Nest by Melissa Hinshaw, LMT I feel the need to start this article by saying that it is such an honor to work with, support, and touch such fabulous women. I consider every one of you ...
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Helpful Nutrition Apps for Your Fertility Journey

Helpful Nutrition Apps for Your Fertility Journey By Shawna Schwalb, MS, LDN In our google world, I frequently receive questions regarding what apps we recommend for fertility nutrition or tracking ...
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Four Surprising Reasons Yoga Is Great for Fertility

Four Surprising Reasons Yoga Is Great for Fertility At Pulling Down the Moon, we have offered our six-week Yoga for Fertility class form nearly 15 years and can speak with experience that yoga is ...
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Change the Message

Change the Message by Melissa Hinshaw, LMT A new year is rolling in and many of us will make a resolution or two: loose five pounds, give up dairy, hit the gym more, etc. Most of our resolutions have ...
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How To Stock Up on Qi For the New Year

How To Stock Up on Qi For the New Year by Lisa Meyerson, LAc, MSOM Happy New Year and welcome to 2017! 2016 was a very wild and unexpected ride for a lot of us with many twists and turns and now here ...
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Cozy Feet, Cozy Uterus

Cozy Feet, Cozy Uterus Anna’s News by Anna Pyne, LAc, MSOM, FABORM Needling the acupuncture points according to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is the most potent way to stimulate them for ...
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Mindful Eating

Eating Mindfully by Margaret Eich, MS, RDN As we ring in the New Year, many will be making New Year's resolutions about eating healthier, losing weight, and exercising more. These are all ...
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