Blog Posts in October, 2012

New Study Finds Weight Loss Does Not Improve Fertility

by Margaret Wertheim, MS RD If anyone saw the headline in the past couple of days from Penn State that Weight Loss does not Improve Fertility, you may be wondering how this can be given we often tout ...
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Fertility Rambo – Pregnancy After Loss

Beth Heller, MS October 15 was Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. By coincidence (or not?) this past week I met four women who had found their way to Pulling Down the Moon after experiencing ...
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Faith, Hope and Detox

by Beth Heller, MS Eliminating environmental toxins may play a role in supporting our reproductive health. Here’s our short-list for minimizing exposure and maximizing defense against ...
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Pranayama & Meditation for Fertility – New Class at Pulling Down the Moon

Tapped out, exhausted, running on fumes. These are common phrases we hear from women who are struggling to become pregnant. Some have described the emotional and physical roller coaster of the ...
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Fertility Yoga Poses You Can Use Now!

By Beth Heller, MS RYT As you may imagine, we get a lot of questions regarding fertility yoga. It would be helpful to know what's on your mind regarding the topic. Do you have any specific questions ...
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Exercise and Fertility – How Much Is Too Much?

Some women have a less-than-healthy relationship with physical exercise. Some may hate it and struggle to fit it in to their day. Chronic under-exercise can make it hard to maintain a healthy body ...
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First Line Therapy for Fertility

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Fertile Fall Eating

For optimal health and vitality, traditional medical teachings like Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine recommend eating seasonally and locally. In keeping with the ancient belief that we are ...
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Acupuncture for PCOS – Points to Ponder

By Beth Heller, MS At Pulling Down the Moon, when we come across a tough problem we often turn to our acupuncturists and ask "isn't there a needle for that?" It seems like every day we read another ...
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Inflammation, Fertility and Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)

by Beth Heller, MS Inflammation is our body's immune response to damaged cells, infection or allergy. Acute inflammation is our body's immediate response to injury or infection and is characterized by ...
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Gut and Immunity

by Beth Heller, MS 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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Acupuncture for Fertility: What to Expect During Your Treatment

Hena Shomali, L.Ac. sat down with us to explain what to expect and how to make the most of your acupuncture sessions at Pulling Down the Moon: What can someone expect from their acupuncture ...
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