Blog Posts in 2011

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Fully Fertile Holiday Package

Embrace and enhance your fertility journey with our Fully Fertile Holiday Package! This gift includes Pulling Down the Moon’s own book Fully Fertile, our new Fully Fertile Companion Yoga DVD, a ...
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Why Is Loss Such a Dirty Word?

In our book, The Infertility Cleanse, I wrote about a blog post on pullingdownthemoon.com that generated a small controversy. The blog was about strategies for coping with miscarriage and loss, and it ...
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Acupuncture Before and After Embryo Transfer

Karisa Grudi, one of our licensed acupuncturists at Pulling Down the Moon Shady Grove, sat down with us to discuss a little bit about the German Protocol and why it is so important for women who have ...
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“Nourishing Up” for Fertility

by Beth Heller, M.S. Nutrition was a big topic at this year’s American Society for Reproductive Medicine conference. Concepts under discussion included the potential role of inflammation in both ...
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Fat: Fertility Friend or Foe?

Margaret Wertheim M.S., R.D., L.D.N. by Margaret Wertheim, MS, RD, LDN There has been much debate about what the ideal diet is for weight loss, optimum health and of course, fertility. After listening ...
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Massage for Constipation

Cathleen McCauley L.M.T. by Cathy McCauley, LMT Discomfort, pain, bloating, gas. While broaching the topic of constipation may be embarrassing, it's a common side effect of many fertility medications. ...
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Strike a Pose

by Beth Heller, MS RYT Yoga poses are a mystery in my book. We go to yoga class, stand on a mat in our bare feet and proceed to bend and twist our bodies until we take on a completely different shape. ...
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Anna's News: Inflammation and Its Role with Infertility

Anna Pyne, LAc, MSOM, FABORM Inflammation is a common disorder which can be a contributing factor or sole cause of infertility. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has many treatment options that may ...
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Staying Positive – That Scary First Trimester

by Beth Heller MS, RYT No, this isn't another chirpy post about the power of positive thinking or the law of attraction. While there are potential fertility benefits to both of those things, the ...
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Contact Uranus: Mula Bandha and Fertility

by Beth Heller MS, RYT Jivamukti Yoga Co-Founder David Life tells a famous story about his first experience of mula bandha. Standing in a yoga class with a famous Indian yoga instructor, Life heard ...
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Reconnecting with Ourselves through Reiki Meditation

Lisa Espinosa, Reiki Master By: Lisa Espinosa, M.Ed., Reiki Master "I took this class to help me find peace and relaxation during my fertility," commented Martha*, a student in my meditation class. ...
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Thyroid Function and Fertility

by Breea Johnson, MS RD LDN When someone is dealing with infertility, they often scour the world for answers. For a lot of women, they never figure out why they have unexplained infertility or ...
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Should You Go Gluten-Free for Fertility?

by Beth Heller M.S. You may be surprised to think of your digestive system as part of your immune system, but our gut actually functions as our body's first line of defense - eliminating bacteria and ...
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Seasonal and Local Eating for Fertility

For optimal health and vitality, traditional medical teachings recommend eating seasonally and locally. In keeping with the ancient belief that we are healthier and happier when our bodies are in tune ...
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A New Understanding of Ovarian Reserve

By Beth Heller, M.S. “Under such a concept unrecruited oocytes in primordial follicles, however, cannot age, as current dogma holds. As long as unrecruited, they have to maintain their original ...
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Alleviating Menstrual Pain with Massage

Cathleen McCauley L.M.T. by Cathy McCauley, LMT If painful periods plague you, massage may reduce your discomfort, according to a recent study by the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Isfahan ...
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ART Recovery (or Prep) – Case Study

by Beth Heller M.S. and Laura Dubrule, R.D., L.D.N. At Pulling Down the Moon we will often recommend a “cleanse” diet following a miscarriage or failed ART cycle. While a cleanse can, at ...
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Fertility Intention Beads - When Fate, Beauty and Good Energy Meet

by Tami Quinn, Pulling Down the Moon Co-Founder Back in May, I attended a wonderful party at She Beads in Wilmette to celebrate the launch of a new jewelry line called, "Intention Beads." Sandy Rueve, ...
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Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Embryo Quality

by Beth Heller, M.S. To fully comprehend the latest research on omega-3 fatty acids and embryo quality it’s important to understand that the goal of medicated fertility cycles is not simply to ...
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Pamela Policastro LAc Expands Hours in River North

We are thrilled to announce that TCM fertility and women’s health specialist Pamela Policastro LAc has expanded her hours to see patients at our River North center. Pam will be working on ...
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The Right Exercise Program for Fertility

by Pam Policastro, L. Ac. Eastern medicine views the individual as a whole being with body, mind, and spirit interconnected and supported by an underlying energy system. Good health depends on a ...
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Gabrielle – Missing Georgia Eight Years Later

Beth Heller, MS, RYT I have two of the most amazing little boys on the planet. Every day they give me joy beyond words. But my first baby was a little girl, Georgia, who was stillborn at 38 weeks. I ...
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Supplements to Improve Egg Quality?

Beth Heller, MS, RYT At the Moon we are constantly striving to increase our E.Q.I.Q. (Egg Quality I.Q.) and for years we have believed that nutrition can play a role in eqq quality. However, until ...
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The Earth Element in Chinese Medicine

by Anna Pyne LAc FABORM One aspect of medical theory in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) includes the system of the five elements; wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. They can be used to ...
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Cleanse the Body: Lymph Drainage for Detoxification

Cathleen McCauley L.M.T. By Cathleen McCauley, LMT At Pulling Down the Moon, we often advise clients on ways to clear the body of toxicity. Detoxification helps eliminate harmful substances in your ...
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