There's a fair amount of research that looks at how an "obese" gut microbiota is different from a "lean" one. We are trying to understand what a lean microbiome is, and how to create it, other than through fecal implants – which do seem to work. But ... Read More
Fertility & Pregnancy
Learn about getting healthy for conception, natural fertility, assisted reproduction like IVF (in-vitro fertilization) and IUI (insemination), pregnancy nutrition and important labs, birth preparation, and postpartum care.
If you are considering IVF, chances are good that you've heard acupuncture can help. So, the million-dollar question is: does acupuncture really help IVF success rates? As an acupuncturist working with women undergoing IVF for the past 15 years, I ... Read More
Let's talk about your vaginal microbiome! While the gastrointestinal (gut) microbiome has become a wildly trendy topic in recent years, the vaginal microbiota needs some catch-up. There's lots to discuss about vaginal bacteria, and we will. Right now ... Read More
Read the sister post to this, Detox Phases 1, 2, and 3. Want to do a "cleanse" but not sure how? The ritual of a cleanse, purification, or fast, has been around a long time, spanning many cultures, and is now making a comeback. There are lots ... Read More
This is part of a series on fertility. Start with the first post Functional Fertility Basics. What can acupuncture do for natural fertility? Natural fertility refers to unassisted fertility. This means getting pregnant the old-fashioned way, ... Read More