• Keeping Your Fertility Friendly Eating Going During the Summer Months

    By Margaret Eich, MS, RDN It’s both easier and harder to eat healthy during the summer. Local fruits and vegetables are abundant, especially leafy and greens and berries, which are nutritional powerhouses. On the other hand, there are also lots of opportunities for less healthy options due to eating more meals out on vacations and […]

  • Tips for Managing the Emotional Rollercoaster of IVF

    Anyone who has struggled with infertility can attest to the physical and emotional strain that accompanies this path to parenthood. The rollercoaster of hormones, hope and disappointment, comments made by others, and grueling medical schedule makes anxiety nearly universal to the treatment process.  As a result of this increase in anxiety I would encourage you to […]

  • ‘Letting Go’ Through Yoga to Find a Deeper Peace

    by Alison Lautz, LCSW, RYT Over dinner a few weeks ago, a friend and I chatted about her attendance at the Wanderlust Yoga Festival in Chicago. I unfortunately had not been able to make it which was a big bummer. My girlfriend had recently been through some big, not so great, life changes and had […]

  • Fast Food, Fruit, and Your Fertility

    By Margaret Eich, MS, RDN A recent study looked at women’s diets while they were trying to conceive and found that certain aspects of their diet impacted their fertility. 5628 women with no previous pregnancies recalled their intake of certain foods leading up to conception when they were 14-16 weeks pregnant. The two factors that […]

  • 3 Tips for Staying Together While Navigating Infertility

    By Amanda Hofbauer MA, AMFT Infertility can wreak havoc on a relationship. Trying to get pregnant may begin as an exciting journey to bring a new life into the world together, but it can quickly become a steep climb filled with painful procedures, blame, shame, difficult decisions, and financial burdens. At some point you may […]

  • Is it Hot in Here?!

    By Dr Helena Para LAc, DACM, MSTOM With the quickly approaching summer, and Chicago’s humid tendencies already underway, some people may be getting concerned about staying cool. One such population would be women with a tendency towards hot flashes. While we most often associate hot flashes with menopause and ladies over 45, there are other […]

  • Choosing the right kind of fats to support fertility

    By Mia Zarlengo, MS RD Do you know the different types of healthy fats that support a diet that fights off inflammation in the body ? Since science has begun to debunk the myth that a “low-fat diet” is the healthiest diet, we can look to focus more on which fats are actually healthy that […]

  • Castor Oil: Your Fertility Friend

    By Meredith Nathan, Massage Director LMT Castor oil, derived from the Palma Christi plant, has been heralded for its medicinal properties for thousands of years.  Ancient civilizations such as early Chinese, Persians, & Egyptians used this oil in balms and ointments. During the Middle Ages, it was used throughout Europe for treating skin ailments.  And […]

  • Summer Lovin’

    by Diana Zic RYT, RPYT June marks the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. All things nature are in full swing of growth and the heat of summer starts blessing us for the first time since September last year.  Frankly, it’s my favorite time of the year! For most the agendas at work start […]

  • Stay Cool While TTC

      Kelly Lyons, L.Ac., MSOM Summer is here, in Chicago! It is time to get out, play, and stay cool. While trying to conceive in the heat, there are a few things to remember, and they are not new ideas. Cotton is queen! Organic cotton is even better, especially down there. For guys and girls, […]

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