Recent data from Sweden suggests that endometriosis will not affect meaningful IVF outcomes. A 2019 clinical trial, showed no differences in pregnancy and live birth rates after fresh and frozen IVF cycles (single embryo transfer). In this study, a total of 172 women with symptomatic and surgically confirmed endometriosis underwent IVF/ICSI. They were then compared […]
Canada has had it’s first COVID-19 death. Italy is in a national lockdown. Hand sanitizer is sold out. Stock markets continue to suffer (it’s been called an “economic pandemic”). Coronavirus is spreading quickly. The most at risk for complications and death from COVID-19 are the elderly and immunocompromised. That means, we need to be extra
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a GREAT way to encourage collagen regeneration, and that will: Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles Increase fullness (amongst other benefits). Collagen is a protein that provides structure to our body in places like our skin. It’s kinda like the scaffolding that keeps everything in place. Its production declines
A recent study has demonstrated that being kind to yourself (vs. activating the inner critic) has positive physical and mental benefits. Self-compassion activates a content and calm state of mind with a disposition for kindness, social connectedness and the ability to self-soothe when stressed. This is in contrast to negative self-talk (aka the voice of
Stop beating yourself up!! A recent study showed that those with elevated levels of the metabolite indole had stronger function and connectivity in areas of the brain that is associated with “hedonic eating,” or eating for pleasure rather than for hunger. Those with higher levels of indole also were more likely to have food addiction.
Paris in November was cold but still dreamy. It was my first time visiting and I really felt my type A personality shine through. Despite coming down with an awful cold and being freezing in not enough layers, I persevered through entire days and nights of sightseeing with many of those hours spent outdoors. I absolutely
Blood sugar spikes are BAD…they’re what cause us to feel hangry 30 mins later, lightheaded, or craving sugar. They may be especially bad first thing in the morning. You want to break-your-fast with a complete meal vs. one that is too high in sugar. Continued ups-and-downs in our blood sugar creates a craving in our body for high carbohydrate foods. This can lead to weight gain….and eventually Type II Diabetes.
Reach for the lavender if anxiety levels start rising over the holiday to-do lists. Apply 1-2 drops on your wrists and hold your wrists up to your face to take at least 5-10 deep inhalations or add approximately 5 drops to a hot bath. This can help calm your mood almost instantly.
Lavender has also been shown to significantly reduce pain from headaches or migraines. In this case you should be inhaling the lavender essential oil for about 15 minutes.
A few years ago, I did a really difficult thing when I “deleted” my oldest friend from my life. She had become such a toxic friend, that I finally realized I had to walk away. This was a valuable lesson for me, as I was someone who would twist herself into a pretzel to try to maintain a friendship. The cold truth is that when someone becomes toxic to your life, no matter who it is, the best thing you can do is, throw out the garbage.
You could be low in vitamin B12 if you’re experiencing fatigue, mood imbalances, nerve problems, if you’re elderly, have Celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, if you take antacid medication like Nexium, Prevacid, Zantac or Prilosec, or if you consume a vegetarian/vegan diet. If you consume large amounts of alcohol (binge drinking), you are greatly