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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Beyond Fish Oil: Fertility Benefits of Ghee

by Beth Heller Ghee is a form of clarified butter used in Indian cooking. Butter is slow cooked until all of the water has evaporated and then the milk solids are skimmed off, leaving rich oil (ghee) ...
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My Journey through Natural Conception

by Tracy Lingwai I was put on birth control when I was 17 years old, though not for the implied purpose- because years after all my friends had started their period, I still had not. My doctor said ...
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Marjoram and Fertility: A New Study

by Meghan McMillin MS, RD, LDN Long toted in traditional Chinese medicine for its ability to fight against infection and aid in digestion, the herb marjoram can now add fertility aid to its ...
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The Male Fertility Diet

The Male Fertility Diet If you've been having difficulty trying to conceive, it's important that both partners be evaluated. Did you know that male factor infertility can account for up to 50% ...
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Research Round-Up: Lifestyle Intervention for Enhanced Fertility

Fertility Research Review April 2015 By Meghan McMillan, R.D. We are always reading up on the latest research regarding lifestyle factors and fertility to make sure that our clinical approach is up to ...
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Nourish Sea of Blood: Using Aromatherapy for Fertility

You may have experienced lavender oil during one of your sessions with a Pulling Down the Moon acupuncturist. We regularly use aromatherapy during our fertility acupuncture sessions because the sense ...
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The Importance of Proper Protein

The Importance of Proper Protein By: Maria Bournas, MS, RD, LDN In today's world, just walking down the aisle of any supermarket is enough to make your head spin. The amount of options we have for ...
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Anna's News: New Research Supports Acupuncture for Postpartum Depression

Anna's News: New Research Supports Acupuncture for Postpartum Depression Now that your miracle baby has arrived you might surprisingly find yourself feeling less than thrilled. The postpartum ...
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Anna's News: New Research Supports Acupuncture Point Stimulation & FET Cycle Success

Anna's News: New Research Supports Acupuncture Point Stimulation & FET Cycle Success Current research regarding transcutaneous electrical acupuncture point stimulation (TEAS) improves outcomes ...
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Fertility Acupuncture 101: Treatment Plans

Acupuncture Treatments for IVF cycle Here's a disclaimer. Everyone is unique and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based upon the tenet of uniqueness. That said, the most common question we ...
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New 5th Fertility Enhancing Massage Session: Unwind the Mind™

Here's a Quick Q&A with Meredith Nathan: Director of Massage, Massage Advisor about our New FEM Session: Unwind the Mind ™ What is the Fertility Enhancing Massage (FEM) Protocol ™? ...
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Fertility Acupuncture 101: "What is going to happen at my first appointment?"

As we mentioned in our previous post, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) works to determine the underlying patterns of disharmony in the body and based on your unique pattern your practitioner will ...
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Fertility Acupuncture 101: Part 1 When to Get Started?

Over the next few posts we will be providing an overview of how acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help support your fertility and help you achieve your goal of becoming pregnant. ...
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Anna's News: Acupuncture for Labor Prep

Anna's News: Acupuncture for Labor Prep Labor and delivery is one of the most intense beautiful life altering events that a woman can experience. One that I have been s o fortunat e to experience ...
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