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What is Yoga for Fertility all about?

Did you ever wonder what Yoga for Fertility is all about? Learn about Brittany's firsthand experience at: "Bottles & Banter" today! Here feature "Does Yoga for Fertility Really ...
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Can Holiday Cheer Hinder Your Fertility?

By Diana Zic As I write this, it’s the start of the holiday season. Some would say it’s the most wonderful time of the year and I would agree, except for the encouragement to do everything ...
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Baby It's Cold Outside

Burrrrrr! It’s officially cold in Chicago, dry in our homes, and time to get down to the business of hydrating our way into a new year! Whatever your goals are, make sure you hydrate. If you are ...
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Unwind Your Mind...Either with Us, Or in Your Own Way

by Melissa Hinshaw, LMT Whether you are going through IVF, an expecting mother, a current mom, or any typical person, you worry. Let’s face it, we all have things to worry about in our lives and ...
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Qigong for Fertility

Qigong (pron. “chee gawng”) is a 5,000 year old tradition of self-healing exercises that is used achieve wellness within the body, mind, and spirit. The word qigong means “energy ...
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30 Nutrition Tips for PCOS Awareness Month

Margaret Eich, MS, RDN Pulling Down the Moon, Nutritionist 1. Have your vitamin D tested. Women with PCOS are often vitamin D deficient, and correcting the deficiency can help restore more frequent ...
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Help for Secondary Infertility with Acupuncture

Help for Secondary Infertility with Acupuncture by Christine Davis, L.Ac., MSOM You have your perfect baby or toddler or big kid! You are so happy! It was pretty easy getting pregnant the first time. ...
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Man in the Moon?

Man in the Moon? by Meredith Nathan, LMT A man and a woman walk into a fertility center (I know, this sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but please bear with me). Both get tested. Both check out ...
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Acupuncture for Fertility, The Method Behind the Madness

Acupuncture for Fertility, The Method Behind the Madness By Meghan Gibson, MSOM, L.Ac. Close your eyes. Picture this, you’re lying on a soft table, there’s a warm feeling of heat above ...
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Does Food Packaging Affect Your Fertility?

Does Food Packaging Affect Your Fertility? by Margaret Eich, MS, RDN When we're talking about how nutrition affects fertility, we sometimes only think of how the food we eat affects our fertility. ...
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My Journey, A Personal Story

My Journey, A Personal Story by Anonymous I have been married to my 8 th grade sweetheart for 12 yrs. We talked about getting married and starting a family “one day”. He wanted 12 kids. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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