• 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, […]

  • CoQ10 Improves Egg and Embryo Quality

      By Margaret Eich, MS, RDN An exciting new study shows promising results for CoQ10 supplementation in women with poor ovarian reserve doing IVF. In the study, 186 women under age 35 with poor ovarian reserve, defined as Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) < 1.2 ng/mL, and antral follicle count (AFC) < 5, were randomized to receive […]

  • Nutrients for Thyroid Support

    Nutrients for Thyroid Support By Margaret Eich, MS, RDN Did you know there a number of nutrients required for your thyroid to function properly? At Pulling Down the Moon, we’re interested in helping you ensure your thyroid is functioning optimally, because thyroid health is integral to fertility. Here are some of the key nutrients to […]

  • Tips to Help Stop Stress Eating

    By Margaret Eich, MS, RDN Imagine this scene. You worked late to finish a project at work. You ordered in some takeout while you were working, and now it’s finally time to go home. You’re exhausted and stressed. When you get home, you start raiding the fridge and cabinets for things to eat. You really […]

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