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Does Iodine Deficiency Reduce Fertility?

By Margaret Eich, MS, RDN A recent study, the first of its kind, investigated the impact of iodine deficiency on fertility. Iodine isn’t a nutrient that you hear very much about, but it’s ...
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Benefits of Mindfulness for Fertility

Our bodies are hard-wired to react to stress. Back in the day, face to face with a sabre-tooth tiger, our stress response provided a huge survival edge. We were able to fight, or flee, or even freeze ...
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8 Keys to Communicating & Staying Connected During Infertility

Infertility is a trauma that impacts 1 in 10 people. Since it’s so prevalent, then it must be easy for friends and family to understand your feelings, right? Well, as you may have experienced, ...
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Reducing Endo Pain Naturally with Diet

by Mia Zarlengo, MS, RD The pain and discomfort associated with endometriosis can at times be overwhelming and seem just unbearable. Fortunately, there are many areas we can address in our diet to ...
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Healthy Valentine's Dinner for Two

by Mia Zarlengo, MS, RDN Course 1 (Appetizer): Green Salad with Apples, Cranberries and Pepitas Recipe courtesy of Cookie and Kate‚Äč Ingredients Green salad 5 ounces (about 5 cups) spring greens salad ...
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A Touch of Romance

In honor of Valentine’s day, let’s talk about the language of love: touch. Everyone understands that physical touch is one of the cornerstones of romance. Who hasn’t swooned with a ...
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Feng Shui for Loving Relationships

With Valentine’s Day coming up, we are surrounded by hearts, lace, and thoughts of love and romance. However, when you are in a long-term relationship, and especially when you have struggled ...
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5 Tips for Strengthening your Relationship During Infertility

The infertility journey can strain even the healthiest of relationships, which is why it’s important to protect your partnership while navigating this process. The end goal of any fertility ...
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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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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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Fertility Friendly Nutrition for the Holidays

by Margaret Eich, MS, RDN It seems that the holidays start before Halloween and extend into the New Year. Once Halloween hits, it seems like the sweets and treats are everywhere, and it often ...
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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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Insights of Fifteen Years of Yoga Wisdom

Insights of Fifteen Years of Yoga Wisdom by Beth Heller, M.S. Fifteen years ago, Tami and I offered our first, six-week Yoga for Fertility class in Wilmette, a suburb of Chicago. Much to our surprise, ...
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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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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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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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PROBIOTICS AND PREBIOTICS

by Margaret Eich, MS, RDN In our quest to eat healthier to promote fertility, we often think strictly about the food that we put into your body, but sometimes we forget about the importance of the ...
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AN EGG'S LIFE

by Meredith Nathan, LMT Let's face it - fertility can be frustrating. Depending on whether you've just started to dip your toe in the waters of fertility treatments or you've already dove ...
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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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