Cranberry-Cinnamon Seed Loaf

This recipe is inspired by Sarah Britton’s “Life-Changing Loaf of Bread” from her fabulous blog, My New Roots. I’ve changed up and added a few ingredients and offer the method that works best for me. This is a dense, hearty bread with so many things going for it, starting with the fact that it is super easy, as far as baked goods go. It always turns out perfect (except the time I forgot to grease the pan…). Loaded with fiber, protein, healthy fats, complex carbs, and a wide spectrum of vitamins and minerals, it also happens to be gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and vegan!

Smoking and Pregnancy

The dangers of smoking before, during and after pregnancy are well known to all, but a new study out of England using 4D ultrasound imaging techniques sheds new light on the risks involved. If you had any doubts, please read this short article and then quit smoking!

"I am 1 in 6" Infertility Awareness Week 2015: May 19th - 28th

Next week kicks off infertility awareness week. It will be the third year that Yinstill has been a part of this great cause. This year’s national campaign is entitled: “I am 1 in 6” The Infertility Awareness Association of Canada (IAAC) has launched this campaign for this year to really highlight just how many couples struggle with fertility challenges. The goal of the campaign is to empower more people to speak out about their fertility challenges and the experiences they have endured during their journey.

Jani White at the Integrated Fertility Symposium

This past weekend a collection of experts, practitioners, students, and observers from around the world descended on SFU downtown for the inaugural Integrative Fertility Symposium. There were many excellent talks from Chinese doctors and acupuncturists, MDs and naturopathic doctors covering a range of topics including “Key Concepts in Embryo Implantation”, “ Chinese Medicine’s View of ImmunoIogical infertility” and much in between. The practitioners from Yinstill were there attending lectures to learn and share their newfound knowledge with each other.


この週末は4日間に渡るIntegrative Fertility Synposiumに参加し、トップクラスのドクターや中医師のレクチャーをみっちり受講してきました。そこで学んだこと、書きたいことは山盛りなのですが、実は帰り道にたまたま目撃したことが私のアテンションをつかんだまま離さないので、今日はそれを書きたいと思います。

Acupuncture can reduce Cholesterol

Keeping an eye on our cholesterol levels is essential for heart health and overall blood flow. While cholesterol is essential for bodily functions, too much of the wrong kind is bad. It comes in different forms in our body: low-density lipoproteins (LDL), which are sticky and clog our arteries, and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) which are not sticky and actually help to reduce cholesterol levels. For more information, you can explore this page.

Not Your Ordinary Vegetarian Burgers

Guest Post by Nikki Hurst

This burger recipe is loaded with antioxidants, particularly Vitamins E & A (beta-carotene). Both are skin-supporting nutrients and immune-system support. Packed with fibre and plant protein, these patties can be served on buns, in wraps, or with a salad. This recipe serves: 2

Nutrition to Support Conception and Pregnancy

Guest post by Sharon Pendlington, Registered Holistic Nutritionist

When I became pregnant with my first child, 12 years ago, I knew very little about nutrition. I really believed that I was ‘eating for two’ and that I had an excuse to eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. It wasn’t until almost a decade later that I understood that what I ate while pregnant affected the health of my child.

Creamy Tahini Veggie Sauté

The Harvard Nurses Health Study is the largest, most comprehensive, long-term study of diet and fertility ever conducted. It found that adding one serving per day of red meat, chicken, or turkey increased the risk of ovulatory infertility by nearly one-third.

Maple Walnut Granola

Guest post by Krista A. Parr, R.H.N.

Granola is such a great breakfast because it’s quick and convenient while also providing so much more nutrition than boxed cereal. Even many store-bought granolas can taste overly sweet and be loaded with sugar and fillers. Luckily, making your own granola is super simple! This Maple Walnut Granola is full of goodies to nourish fertility and start your day off right. In fact, every ingredient features some kind of benefit to your health and fertility. But let’s just discuss the headliners:


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