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First Line Therapy for Fertility

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Torch Brothers Beware! Why Grilling May Not Be Great for the “Boys”

Beth Heller, MS At our house we've even got a name for the team of carnivorous males that gather around the grill with cold beers and tongs while the meat cooks - the Torch Brothers. The tie that ...
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Mindfulness and Fertility: Finding the Present Moment

When we begin a yoga or meditation program we want to jump straight to the “meat:” how and when will this practice create peace of mind? If after two sessions we have not achieved at least ...
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W3 – A Week Without Wheat. Insights for Fertility, Weight Loss and Beyond

by Beth Heller, MS First off, I am not one for giving things up, especially when it comes to food. Thankfully I do not have the digestive issues, weight issues or other symptoms of allergy that are ...
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Anna's News: Appropriate Exercise According to Chinese Medicine

Anna Pyne LAc, MSOM, FABORM Patients often ask me is exercise safe to do when trying to conceive and how much is too much. Traditional Chinese Medicine's (TCM) standpoint is that light to moderate ...
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Chronic Negative Energy Balance and Fertility: Is Your Exercise Program Affecting Your Ability to Conceive?

by Beth Heller, MS, RYT Research published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology reports that women who exercised 4 hours or more times per week for 1-9 years were 40% less likely to have a live ...
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Fertility Friendly Eating on Budget

Margaret Wertheim M.S., R.D., L.D.N. by Margaret Wertheim, MS RD Sometimes it can feel like following a fertility friendly diet is expensive, especially when you may have extra costs for fertility ...
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Fabulous Fertility Smoothie Recipes!

If you have been reading our blog regularly, you know that a fertility-friendly diet is nutrient dense. Put another way, good fertility nutrition means eschewing empty calories and choosing foods that ...
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Nutrition Is Key for Fertility – A Tale of Two Diets

By Beth Heller, M.S. So, you think you eat healthy? Read on and you might be surprised. The low-fat dietary pattern that is generally touted as healthy is actually low in nutrients that have been ...
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Fully Fertile Holiday Package

Embrace and enhance your fertility journey with our Fully Fertile Holiday Package! This gift includes Pulling Down the Moon’s own book Fully Fertile, our new Fully Fertile Companion Yoga DVD, a ...
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Why Is Loss Such a Dirty Word?

In our book, The Infertility Cleanse, I wrote about a blog post on pullingdownthemoon.com that generated a small controversy. The blog was about strategies for coping with miscarriage and loss, and it ...
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Acupuncture Before and After Embryo Transfer

Karisa Grudi, one of our licensed acupuncturists at Pulling Down the Moon Shady Grove, sat down with us to discuss a little bit about the German Protocol and why it is so important for women who have ...
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“Nourishing Up” for Fertility

by Beth Heller, M.S. Nutrition was a big topic at this year’s American Society for Reproductive Medicine conference. Concepts under discussion included the potential role of inflammation in both ...
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Fat: Fertility Friend or Foe?

Margaret Wertheim M.S., R.D., L.D.N. by Margaret Wertheim, MS, RD, LDN There has been much debate about what the ideal diet is for weight loss, optimum health and of course, fertility. After listening ...
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Massage for Constipation

Cathleen McCauley L.M.T. by Cathy McCauley, LMT Discomfort, pain, bloating, gas. While broaching the topic of constipation may be embarrassing, it's a common side effect of many fertility medications. ...
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Strike a Pose

by Beth Heller, MS RYT Yoga poses are a mystery in my book. We go to yoga class, stand on a mat in our bare feet and proceed to bend and twist our bodies until we take on a completely different shape. ...
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Anna's News: Inflammation and Its Role with Infertility

Anna Pyne, LAc, MSOM, FABORM Inflammation is a common disorder which can be a contributing factor or sole cause of infertility. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has many treatment options that may ...
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Staying Positive – That Scary First Trimester

by Beth Heller MS, RYT No, this isn't another chirpy post about the power of positive thinking or the law of attraction. While there are potential fertility benefits to both of those things, the ...
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Contact Uranus: Mula Bandha and Fertility

by Beth Heller MS, RYT Jivamukti Yoga Co-Founder David Life tells a famous story about his first experience of mula bandha. Standing in a yoga class with a famous Indian yoga instructor, Life heard ...
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Reconnecting with Ourselves through Reiki Meditation

Lisa Espinosa, Reiki Master By: Lisa Espinosa, M.Ed., Reiki Master "I took this class to help me find peace and relaxation during my fertility," commented Martha*, a student in my meditation class. ...
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Thyroid Function and Fertility

by Breea Johnson, MS RD LDN When someone is dealing with infertility, they often scour the world for answers. For a lot of women, they never figure out why they have unexplained infertility or ...
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Should You Go Gluten-Free for Fertility?

by Beth Heller M.S. 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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Seasonal and Local Eating for Fertility

For optimal health and vitality, traditional medical teachings recommend eating seasonally and locally. In keeping with the ancient belief that we are healthier and happier when our bodies are in tune ...
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A New Understanding of Ovarian Reserve

By Beth Heller, M.S. “Under such a concept unrecruited oocytes in primordial follicles, however, cannot age, as current dogma holds. As long as unrecruited, they have to maintain their original ...
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