Blog Posts in 2016

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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Increase the Nutrient Density of Your Diet with Fall Harvest Vegetables

Increase the Nutrient Density of Your Diet with Fall Harvest Vegetables by Margaret Eich, MS, RDN When we talk about a fertility friendly diet, we emphasize the importance of nutrient density - in ...
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Hands on Women's Wisdom: Just Breathe!

By Meredith Nathan, LMT One of the most profound self-care exercises I’ve seen to enrich the health of the abdominal and reproductive organs is also the simplest. We’ve all been doing it ...
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Understanding the Link Between Myoinositol and Fertility

What is myoinositol? Myoinositol (MI) is a form of inositol, which is a member of the B vitamin complex. MI is naturally found in foods including whole grains, beans, nuts and fruit. Myoinositol is ...
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Hands On Women's Wisdom: The Two Week Wait

Meredith Nathan, LMT ***BREAKING NEWS*** We are proud to announce that Pulling Down the Moon's FEM Protocol has been reviewed and approved by the NCBTMB (National Certification Board for ...
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Recent Study Shows Acupuncture Helps Women Conceive Faster

A recent study published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that women who used weekly acupuncture in addition lifestyle modification achieved pregnancy almost ...
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Simple Strategies for Optimal Hormone Health

by Beth Heller, MS Every other day a new food achieves “stardom” for its ability to clear toxins from the body. While there’s an element of hype to the detoxification craze, science ...
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Stress and Infertility: The Chicken or The Egg?

by Meredith Nathan, Pulling Down the Moon Massage Director 'Just relax and you’ll get pregnant…’ Well-meaning friends and family offer advice like this with the best of ...
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Mother's Day Yoga for Fertility

by Mollie Ewing, RYT "A mother is not defined by the number of children that you see, but the love that she holds in her heart." -Franchesca Cox Women struggling to have a child know that ...
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Self-Care Fertility Massage Techniques

In this video Pulling Down the Moon's Massage Director, Meredith Nathan, demonstrates 3 self-care exercises for building blood in preparation for conception. Meredith is the creator of the ...
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Seasonal and Local Snapshot: Rhubarb Rules for Fertility and Beyond

It’s May in the Midwest and that means rhubarb! This leafy vegetable (surprise - rhubarb is not a fruit!) explodes from early spring soil every year, making it one of the few perennial ...
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Infant Girls of Moms with PCOS Show Signs of Syndrome

A new study conducted at Northwestern University found that the infant daughters of women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) show markers of the disease. In this study, data revealed that baby ...
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Hands On Women's Wisdom: Hormone Imbalance

In my practice over the last 12 years, I’ve seen hormonal imbalance in many forms, time and time again. Whether manifested as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian ...
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A Yellow Tutu? Well Something About Endo Has to Make You Smile

by Meg Gibson, L.Ac. As March begins and the weather starts to change there’s a sense of hope in the air. Hope that spring and warmer weather will be here soon, flowers will start to bloom and ...
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Yoga for Sweeties

Why Yoga Makes Sense for Sweeties Back when Matt and I were in the midst of our fertility journey we started a very special tradition. Wednesday nights we would meet at Moksha yoga in Chicago after ...
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Yoga Pose for February

Heart-Opening Yoga for Valentine's Day by Mollie Ewing, RYT February is the perfect time to practice heart opening poses in honor of Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month. Heart opening ...
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Client Corner: Unexpected Miracle

My husband and I are like so many couples our age. We were married in our early thirties and knew we wanted to focus on our careers and travel as much as we could before trying to have children. We ...
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Fertility Friendly Menus

by Meghan McMillin MS, RD, LDN Meeting up with girlfriends for brunch after yoga class or planning a date night after acupuncture? Worried that you can't follow fertility-friendly diet ...
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Getting Started with a Clean Eating Program in 2016

by Meghan McMillin Feeling sluggish or bloated after the holidays? Feeling run-down and needing to recharge? Have you recently suffered a loss or failed ART cycle? If so, this may be the perfect time ...
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