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Supplement Feature: Rice Protein Shakes (chocolate and vanilla) and Phytonutrient Powder

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 ...
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Postpartum Care

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 ...
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Let's Talk Girl Talk!

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 ...
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New Studies, Ancient Wisdom

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 ...
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Aging Without Losing Perspective

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 ...
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10 Easy Ways to Eat More Greens

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 ...
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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 Your Nest

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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My Rainbow Baby, Jack

My Rainbow Baby, Jack By Anna Pyne, LAc MSOM FABORM It is with such gratitude in my heart and soul that I can share with you, that I delivered Jack Fitzgerald Pyne on July 22nd 2016. He was born at 9 ...
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Massage for Two!

Massage for two! By Meredith Nathan, LMT, Director of Massage Let's be honest...massage reaches a whole new level of amazing when you're prego. The benefits for mama-to-be are far reaching, ...
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Remaining Hopeful

Remaining Hopeful By Christine Davis, LAc., MSOM The process of struggling to achieve something you really want can take a toll on you! If you have been trying to conceive for some time, maybe a lot ...
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Eating Seasonally: Benefits of Eating Root Vegetables

Eating Seasonally: Benefits of Eating Root Vegetables By Shawna Schwalb, MS, LDN The leaves are stunning. Red, gold, orange, maroon piles crunch under your feet as you walk in the fall in Chicago. ...
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Hands On Women's Wisdom: Thankful

Hands On Women’s Wisdom: Thankful By Meredith Nathan November is a month that draws our focus towards thankfulness. It is a time to reflect on what we are grateful for, and to pause and ...
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This Fertility Warrior's Best Weapon: Breath

This Fertility Warrior’s Best Weapon: Breath By Mollie Ewing An important mentor during my fertility journey once used the phrase “Fertility Rambo,” referring to the women who after ...
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L-arginine: A supplement for thin lining and low sperm count

L-arginine: A supplement for thin lining and low sperm count by Margaret Eich, MS, RDN L-arginine is a supplement that may be helpful for a few specific situations in female and male fertility. First, ...
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You never know how strong you are until strong is the only choice you have

You never know how strong you are until strong is the only choice you have By Michelle Johann, LPC Navigating the world of infertility, I never felt like more of a failure. It was such a frustrating ...
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Acupuncture: Our team approach

Acupuncture: Our team approach By Stacy Dunn, Acupuncture Director If you’ve seen multiple acupuncturists, you know that techniques among practitioners can vary greatly. But why is there so much ...
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